5 Unique Indy Venues to Host the Perfect Friendsgiving

Thanksgiving is a traditional holiday full of multi-generational recipes and family rituals, but even without much room for change, many people are seeking creativity with the latest Thanksgiving trend – Friendsgiving.

This trendy gathering is the perfect opportunity to begin new traditions with best friends. Whether you have tried throwing a Friendsgiving evening at someone’s house or are finally considering organizing one this year, keep these local Indy hot spots at top of mind for this special event.

Founder's Suite at Ironworks Hotel

Full of rustic and industrial charm, Ironworks Hotel Indy’s premier space, the Founder’s Suite, might be the perfect place to host your upcoming Friendsgiving dinner. This private, 982 square-foot suite features a large walk-out veranda with a firepit, cozy patio seating and an outdoor Bluetooth system. Not to mention, the attached living space includes a large, family-style table ideal for friends to gather around.

The suite’s location at the top of the hotel allows for spectacular views of Indianapolis’ north side and the downtown skyline, great for photos with friends. You can reserve your stay at the Founder’s Suite online or by calling (463) 221-2200.


Indy’s new fine dining experience, Provision, offers a one-of-a-kind menu that will leave your friends wanting to come back every year for Friendsgiving (if not every week!). Located within Ironworks Hotel Indy, Provision features an original menu packed with locally-sourced produce for the freshest flavors possible.

With private and semi-private options available, large parties are welcome. While the cold might deter some from dining on the outdoor patio, seasonal heat lamps help to warm the outdoor space and make for a great option for post-dinner drinks. You can book your private dining experience with Provision online or by calling (317) 843-6105.

New Day Craft Mead & Cider

Located in one of Indy’s trendiest neighborhoods, New Day Craft Mead & Cider in Fountain Square knows how to host an event. With a wide variety of private event packages, guests can choose from delicious food options like barbeque or a taco bars, as well as a list of bold and modern craft meads and hard ciders.

Additionally, New Day’s current holiday package promotions include guest selections such as carved turkey breast, brown sugar glazed ham, charcuterie boards and more. Learn more by viewing New Day’s private event space information online.

Woody's Library Restaurant

This cozy American pub, located in the Carmel Arts District, will create a Friendsgiving celebration like none other. Woody’s Library Restaurant has transformed this 1913 building, originally used as Carmel’s Public Library, into an inimitable eatery.

The extensive menu features anything from spicy shrimp tacos to mouthwatering bison meatballs, and even a wine list granted “Indy’s Top 10 Wine List Award.” Find out more about the private event options or request your event online.

The Hatch

From 9 to 5 p.m., The Hatch may be a shared office space in the Broad Ripple neighborhood; but this open, energetic space is available 24 hours a day and plays host to a variety of events.

This venue is ideal for a group of friends looking for a place away from home, but where they will be able to bring their own dishes and beverages. Whether a small, intimate gathering, or a large group of friends, consider hosting your event at this new age venue. You can learn more about how to create a special Friendsgiving event at The Hatch online.

With so many great venue options, there is no limit to where you can bring your friends together to celebrate this Friendsgiving.