the LaPorte civic auditorium

History and community brought together

Welcome to the Civic!

Standing tall within the Maple City of La Porte, Indiana, the Civic Auditorium is a monument to the a community. Given as a gift to the city in 1930, the Civic Auditorium offers a rich history of laughter, tears and celebrations.

Since its dedication in 1930, the Civic Auditorium has touched thousands of lives. The building has been the backdrop to larger community events such as the annual Healthcare Foundation of La Porte’s Holiday at the Pops Symphony Concert, the La Porte High School Prom and the La Pour Brew Fest. At the same time, couples have found the historic brick and limestone building to be the perfect setting for a charming, intimate wedding or reception.

Within the Civic, as it’s affectionately known in the community, the gymnasium boasts 45 foot high ceilings, a formal stage and more than 7,600 square feet of space that feature a magical atmosphere for weddings, dances, stage productions and more. An additional 10,500 square feet on the lower level offers individual meeting rooms and banquet space for smaller events. The versatility of the space can only be outmatched by the charm, elegance and richness of the building itself.


Event Coordinators
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Had our wedding reception here on April 30,2016. AMAZING VENUE! Loved the decor lights and hoop light, it just added that extra touch of glam we wanted. Very affordable and they now have their own liquor license! Next time you are looking for an event space, I highly recommend checking out the Civic!
LPHS Prom Event Coordinators
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“Yet again we delivered a great 2018 LPHS Prom. That could not happen without the excellent support, help and understanding of the La Porte Civic staff. Brett and his team are just ‘TOP NOTCH!’ It is truly appreciated that the La Porte Civic works to ensure success on behalf of the La Porte High School Students and staff. Onward to 2019 PROM!”
Facebook Review
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I have been to the Civic for my prom '82 and a couple Christmas parties, but this last time was beautiful. The added lights coming down from the ceiling was magical. Perfect place for my nephew and his new brides reception.
Facebook Review
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We had all three daughters have their receptions at the civic. All the staff are so helpful. ..especially Dawn , Brent and Brett. They have answers to every imaginable question. They are very accommodating. Had three great experiences.
Cherri Blair-Drayton
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“I just finished my second year chairing the Hoosier STAR Event. I wish to relay how incredibly awesome and affable Brett, Brent and Dawn are to work with all year long! Their attitudes are so easy to work with and when problems arise they were right in it for me. I really appreciate how hard the entire Civic staff work on the building and grounds as well. The facility is always clean and polished as well as the grounds and that takes incredible effort to maintain. I adore working with all of them and they make it easy to look forward to collaborating again.”
Event Coordinators, Carey Garwood & Pastor Dennis Meyer, Bethany Lutheran Church
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“A historical gem in the community, we have often described the La Porte Civic Auditorium as being like Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Classic, historic, and the perfect venue for some of Country Music’s greatest stars. It has been our pleasure to work with the accommodating staff at the La Porte Civic on major benefit concerts with amazing artists like Randy Travis, Clint Black, Dylan Scott, and Sara Evans. We look forward to many future events!”