Re-Imagine Your Events

Creative, innovative, and inspiring is what we do.

In early 2012, Mark and Carrie Ortwein stumbled upon a historic church in Fountain Square, dating back to 1927. Since the purchase of the church, the Ortweins chose to celebrate the rich German history and fun urban location of the building, thus introducing the Grove Haus to Indygoers.



We are located in the North Square/Fountain Square Cultural District, just a 1/2 block off the Cultural Trail at Virginia Ave and Grove Ave. Born out of farm land in 1835, Fountain Square is one of Indiana’s first urban Main Street programs and one of the six Indianapolis Cultural Districts.



Grove Haus is a historic church that has been revitalized into Unique Urban Space for all to re-imagine. From the beautiful hardwood floors and stained glass windows, to the stage, and rebuilt loft, this is truly the most unique space in town. Not to mention a dedicated parking lot for events and parties!



This is a great space for weddings, private parties, corporate events, trainings & seminars, dance, art exhibits, yoga & exercise classes, fundraisers, & more.

Meet The Owners

Carrie Ortwein

Carrie Ortwein is a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with IU Health Physicians. She has worked the last 18 years with the GRACE program in seeking new models of care to improve the lives of the elderly. Carrie has traveled and lived all over the US, but returned to her family’s Indiana home base in 2001. She has two children who call Grove Haus home as well.

Mark Ortwein

Mark Ortwein is the Assistant Principal Bassoon with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and is a member of The Icarus Ensemble, a jazz quintet. He is a Yamaha Saxophone Artist and is the owner of Ortwein Woodwinds, selling his bassoon product line. Mark is a Las Vegas native and has lived many places in the US. He has two grown children who are involved in music and art.

What our community says

Learn about Grove Haus from the people who have been here.

No request is too big or too small for the Haus. If it matters to you, it matters to us. Let us make your event perfect.