The Wabash and Erie Canal - Quinceañera Venue | Delphi, IN

Quinceañera

A Right of Passage

A part of Latin and Hispanic culture, a Quinceañera is a celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday. In fact, the Spanish word, Quinceañera, means 15-year-old, with the feminine form indicating that it’s a girl. This is an important celebration in a girl’s life, functioning as a transition period between girlhood and womanhood.

We’ve celebrated quite a few of these festive occasions with families all over the area. Our beautiful and historic setting is a perfect place to usher your little girl into the wider world of maturity.

host your quinceanera with the wabash and erie canal
have a magical backdrop for your daughters quinceanera

A Magical Setting

Have your celebration by the scenic Canal for an event and pictures that are truly magical.

have a family day with our sheltered picnic benches

Amenity Options

Depending on the time of year, we have outdoor and indoor options for celebrating this important milestone.

take a 40 minute ride on our smooth canal boat

Family Education

Learn as you celebrate! The whole family can get together and learn about the Canal and life in the past!

have an outdoor family reunion with our picnic shelters

Picnic Shelters

This is a popular option for outdoor Quinceañera celebrations. You can enjoy your non-alcoholic refreshments under one of the shelters with plenty of picnic tables for your feast. There’s also plenty of lawn area for children to spread out and play.

use our conference room for large formal gatherings

Conference Center

If you’d like a portion of your festivities indoors, or perhaps have the meal and cake inside, our Conference Center is set up for just this kind of occasion. We have a sound system with capacity to play music, tables and chairs for up to 300 celebrators to help make your day a special one.

get a narrated tour on the delphi canal boat

Canal Boat

The goal of every Quinceañera is to celebrate in grand style! What better way than to have your princess join the party on a Canal Boat? You can also have rides for family members to enjoy the day on the water together.

let your family play on our life size play boat

Playboat

Your little girl may be a grownup now, but the smaller children will certainly enjoy having many an imaginary adventure on the play boat.

view our stunning canal era gardens

Canal Era Gardens

All the beautiful flowers, plants, and herbs set the stage for a lovely day, and your Quinceañera celebration is no exception. Take a stroll around the grounds of our peaceful park and take it all in.

see how things were done in the past in our pioneer village

Pioneer Village

Our authentic Pioneer Village is the perfect backdrop for a fun-filled day and a great way to get some memorable, picturesque photos.

we have six historic bridges for you to walk on

Historic Bridges

We have plenty of Historic Bridges that lend you great photo opportunities for your little girl in her Quinceañera finery.

talk a walk on the picturesque trails at the wabash and erie canal

Historic Trails

As the day goes on, you’ll find many of your guests will enjoy peaceful walks and letting the children run free along the trails weaving all throughout the park.

Reserve for Your Event

There are multiple options for reserving.

immerse yourself in history at the wabash and erie canal

See the Interactive Map!

Get a closer look at Canal Park with our Interactive Map!

Group Tours

Group Tours

Reserve a time to bring your group, friends, or family down to the canal for learning and fun!
School Tours

School Tours

Make a reservation to bring your class to the canal for a fun and enriching experience.

COVID Announcement

COVID Announcement

Please read the announcement from the Canal Association’s Board.

Trails

Trails

Our beautiful and historic trails are OPEN! Learn more about the trails and get some fresh air.

Education

Education

It’s as important as it is a pleasure to learn about those who have come before us and all the brave and impressive things they did which led up to the modern world we live in today. Learn more from the Learning Center on our site, starting with Canal History.

Things to Do

Things to Do

Come one, come all! Whether you have a school group, an event that needs hosting, or you plan on making a day trip, there’s no shortage of fun activities, period architecture, and educational displays to keep you engaged and inspired during your time here.

Weddings & Events

Weddings & Events

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and magical days of your life. Bring your family and your friends, and we’ll supply the atmosphere to make your big day one to remember with memories and photos full of old-world charm. Contact us to reserve the Chapel and Canal Boat.

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