Life is blooming here at Finley Creek!

The grounds of Finley Creek Vineyards is every bit as glorious and charming as the interior of our Wedding Barn. That is especially wonderful to consider if you are looking for a place to hold your late spring or summer wedding reception.

Because Finley Creek Vineyards is  just outside of Northwest Indy in lovely Zionsville, our property is private and lush, well away from the hubbub of suburban and city life.

We are always looking for new ways to add to the ambience of our beautiful grounds. Last year, we added two beehives way in the back – away from our buildings – to help keep our planned flower and vegetable gardens fertilized, healthy and thriving.

This spring, we are planting hosta, astilbe, anemone, hellebores, foam flower, coral bell, and stargazer lilies around our stately oak trees.

Not only will the flowers smell amazing during outdoor events and receptions, but they will look stunning, too. We chose flower varieties with flower timing in mind, so there will always be something in bloom no matter what early spring or late summer month you choose for your gathering.

Finley Creek Vineyards will have a grape arbor, too. Those plantings will go in soon, as will new vegetable gardens. The bees will be happy …and busy. Soon, we’ll be harvesting honey from the flowers’ nectar as well!

Also new this year at Finley Creek – a lovely outdoor stone fireplace – perfect for intimate gatherings around evening bonfires.

There’s a lot to like at Finley Creek, both inside and outside. We invite you to come visit this exclusive Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering venue. Whether you plan your event for inside or out -- or both -- we know you are going to have a delicious and memorable time!



Spring & summer wedding reception ideas

At Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering, we love to plan spring and summer wedding receptions. The world is in bloom, warm and in love… such a lavish and bountiful time to get married!

There are also so many, many different ideas and themes to choose from when you are planning a wedding reception in the warm months. We enjoy working with the bride and groom to create the right feel, theme and the vibe for the event – and the ideal food and drink, too.

Here are Jacquie’s spring and summer wedding reception tips on how to bring the lovely color and warmth of the season into your big day:

No matter what you choose for your spring/summer wedding reception, let’s meet to get things booked and begin getting a feel for your ideas early. Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering can bring your wedding ideas to life in all kinds of ways, keeping foods fresh and organic, sustainably and locally raised, and always… delicious.






     Jacquie’s Strawberry Whiskey Lemonade

Now's the time to get creative with what’s in season, especially lush flavorful berries and fruits. Mix your fruits with red or white wine for a lovely sangria, or add rum, gin, vodka, or even whiskey.

Here is one of Jacquie’s favorites – frequently served here at Finely Creek Vineyards. It's especially great at an evening gathering outdoors, under the stars. This one is so delicious, you may not need to serve a dessert.

Jacquie's Strawberry Whiskey Lemonade


1 cup sliced strawberries

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup water


1/3 cup strawberry syrup (see above)

2/3 cup whiskey

2/3 cup lemon juice

(optional) fresh strawberries and lemon slices, for garnish


Add this summer refresher to your next gathering at Finley Creek Vineyard, or at your next summer backyard barbecue. Enjoy, from the folks at Finley Creek and Jacquie's Gourmet Catering!

Barn weddings & outdoor receptions are here to stay

There’s something breathtakingly romantic about timeworn wooden planks and high vaulted ceilings strung with electric lights and crystal chandeliers hanging between the rafters…

The popularity of barn weddings continues to gain momentum with couples looking for a memorable casual-rustic experience. Barn wedding parties can be as casual and country, or as lavish and extravagant as a couple wants it to be. They are no longer limited to DIY chalkboard signs, mason jars and garden flowers.

Today, barn weddings are a blank canvas where couples can get creative and set a tone based on individual preferences. The diamond-in-the-rough characteristics that come with a care-worn barn allows brides a perfect backdrop to design a wedding that is an authentic reflection of the couple.

Finley Creek Vineyard is the perfect country chic setting for a lovely barn wedding and/or reception. When Finley Creek gets all dressed up for a wedding party, something magical happens. The setting sun peeks through the rustic barn wood here and there. The serenity of the Zionsville countryside is palpable through soft breezes, birdsong, and the sweet smell of wild flowers from across the fields…

and Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering artfully prepares sustainable, farm-to-table gourmet foods, from appetizers to desserts… the aromas pulling all comers in for seconds and thirds.

Finley Creek Vineyards - Indianapolis wedding and event venue

We fully embrace couples making a statement with their individual styles. You’ll find no cookie-cutter weddings here. Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering creates a culinary experience for their guests, and our brides and grooms love it! They really want their friends and family to have fun. And that comes naturally within the barn setting with fire pits, outdoor spaces for yard games, lovely wild flowers growing on nearby hills, and newly planted grape vineyards on the horizon.

There is just something about attending a Finley Creek Vineyard barn wedding that tells guests they are going to have a good time! We hope you will come join us for a tour and see what we mean.

~ The Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering team, Exclusive          caterers for Finley Creek Vineyards