Host your event at the Indiana State Museum! Make a STATEment!
Treat your guests to a visually stimulating experience by hosting your event at the Indiana State Museum. Located in White River State Park, the museum offers a unique venue with incredible architecture and beautiful views. We have a variety of spaces, ranging from the re-created L.S. Ayres Tea Room to the dramatic Governor Frank O'Bannon Great Hall with its soaring 100-foot ceiling and spectacular views of the Canal and Military Park.
Because we have multiple event spaces, we can accommodate a variety of events, from intimate gatherings to museum-wide buffet receptions for more than 2,000.
Our professional event planners will provide you with the expertise and customer service you need to ensure that your event runs smoothly. Additionally, culinary experts from Kahn's Catering, the museum’s exclusive caterer, provide menu planning for all types of functions from formal breakfasts to buffets, light lunches and extravagant galas. From the planning stages to execution, our goal is to make your event special! What you dream, we do.
-The Governon Frank and Judy O'Bannon Great Hall and Terrace (first floor)
-Rapp Reception Hall (third floor)
-Canal Cafe and Terrace (second floor)
-Canal Overlook Bridge (third floor)
-L.S. Ayres Tea Room (second floor)
-Redbud Grove (outside - first floor)
-West Canal Terrace (outside - third floor)
-Legacy Theater (Ceremony only - first floor)
-Dean and Barbara White Auditorium (first floor)
To speak directly to an ISM planner, please call 317.233.9983 or 317.233.8249
For a virtual tour, please visit our website: http://www.indianamuseum.org/host-an-event
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20 Reviews for Indiana State Museum
Recommended by 91% of couples
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Darlene M Trusty · Married on 05/19/2018
The museum was a wonderful place to have my daughter's wedding. The view and the ballroom was elegant and grand. I will always remember that wonderful day.Sent on 11/07/2018
User4612239 · 2+ years ago
The Indiana State Museum provides an incredible space for a reception, and my husband and I could not be more thrilled with the way our reception went! The space itself is beautiful and does not need much work, but the event planning stuff, catering staff (Kahns), and all others involved in the setup, execution, and tear down of the event were incredible. All individuals we worked with were incredibly helpful and nice and truly made our day special. We also took advantage of the museum for pictures before the ceremony, and all the volunteers and staff at the museum during the day were exceptional when we were walking around taking pictures! Highly recommend this space to anyone thinking about having a wedding or reception downtown Indianapolis!Sent on 12/15/2014
User3352742 · 2+ years ago
Absolutely Wonderful! Erica was amazing, always on top of things. The evening was beautiful the venue was amazing! I would recommend the State Museum to EVERYONE!Sent on 11/06/2014
Indiana State Museum Price Rates
If you book your wedding for January - March 2020, before Thanksgiving 2019, we will offer you 20% off the rental cost.
The Indiana State Museum is an incredible venue and a dream for both photographers and the wedding couple. The staff is extremely kind and helpful. The venue is lovely and offers plenty of options for beautiful photography.
Such a Unique Place to have your Wedding! Guests are able to see the heart of the City and the Staff and the Venue are Excellent!
The Indiana State Museum is one of our favorite venues. Everything is seamless and perfect from beginning to end. The staff is fantastic and we love working with the.