The Merou Grotto

1860 N River Rd West Lafayette, IN
Max Capacity: 300 people
The Merou Grotto is one of the landmark dance halls with nearly 2700 square feet of hardwood dance floor. Operating primarily as a Venue Location of Choice, we regularly host Wedding Receptions, Birthday and Anniversary Parties as well as Quinceañeras. Merou Grotto has served as a respite for many organizations and peoples to have a local getaway from the stresses of daily life.  Over the decades we have played host to collegiate rowing teams, multi-cultural events, fraternal charities, as well as a vast history in the Birthdays, Quinceañera, Anniversaries and of course Weddings and Vows thereof for countless newlyweds.  We are more than just an event venue ... our property is located immediately adjacent to the Wabash River north of the Downtown Core.  The several acres of forest on the hillside serve as homes for Brown Tail Hawks, Brown and Common Owls, while our river front is host to fishing bars for Heron and Cranes.  In the past the Fraternity was able to be a joy-filled organization that did many great works.  It is now headed towards it again.
Package Pricing
Event Spaces
Merou Grotto Dance Floor
Merou Grotto Dining Hall
The Cave Room
The Prophets Lounge
  • Air Conditioned
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Credit Cards Accepted: via Paypal for all Credit Card Transactions.
  • Facility Location Setting: Located on the Wabash River just one mile from the Wabash Levee Entertainment Area and the Purdue University Campus. With easy access to Interstate-65 and State Highway 43.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 300
  • Nearest Airport: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 1-5 miles
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 2
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 0
  • Parking: Complimentary Parking
  • Proximity of Nearest Ski Area: Greater than 50 miles
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: 1-5 miles
  • Special Features: Hardwood Dance Floor, Renovated Stage
  • Total Exhibit Space (Square Feet): 3,000
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 4,000
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Year Renovated: 2009
Veedersburg, IN  
Capacity: 300
$800-$3,700 per event
Thomas “Crazy Man” Scottwalked onto this land with one vision in mind and that was to provide a place where family, friends, nature, and excitement could all come together. Within a few years, he formed one of the most spacious and unique venues located in Indiana. Found just 1 hour away from Indianapolis, Terre Haute and Lafayette, IN, this beautiful,secluded venue brings the term “country wedding” to a whole new term. With over 400 acres of private land, these grounds can offer more than one night of wedding, retreat, or family celebrations, but a whole week of natural and relaxing fun. We pride our selves in going beyond the expectations of any client that visits Crazy Man’s Hideaway, and provide a level of service that we believe is hard to find at any other banquet site.
Idaville, IN  
Capacity: 350
Wedding venue on a 200 acre Christmas Tree farm 15 minutes NE of Monticello, IN. Rustic outdoor ceremony chapel with seating capacity of 250+. Vintage barn reception hall with two vintage crystal chandeliers from the 1940's, and muslin curtain drapes at the barn door openings. Tables and chairs to seat 350 guests; included in the reception package. Amenities: early access for decorating, access to catering kitchen, bathroom, tables and chairs, trash removal, golf cart transport, bridal prep room, on-site event staff, alcohol services.
Crawfordsville, IN  
Capacity: 280
Come relax and be the talk of all of your friends at this gorgeous facility. This brand new lodge opened in May of 2016. It sits on a 50 foot cliff that overlooks Offield creek and a meadow of wild flowers and a pond. The back wall of windows will draw the beauty of the view in and the 30 foot ceilings with large timbers will make for a stunning inside view. You can wander over to two pools that are connected by a rock waterfall and stadium setting facing the pools making it optimal for small reception or ceremonies. Stunning views everywhere you look! Come check us out!