Indiana State Museum

650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Map · Phone number
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About Indiana State Museum

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.

Our Spaces:

-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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Recommended by 91% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.5

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  • Darlene

    Darlene M Trusty · Married on 05/19/2018

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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Enchanting

    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

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    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

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    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

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Indiana State Museum FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    2500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    10
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    Government Building
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Indiana State Museum 1
    Jan - Mar 2020

    If you book your wedding for January - March 2020, before Thanksgiving 2019, we will offer you 20% off the rental cost.

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • Hillary Gordon
    Hillary Gordon Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • Any Style
    Any Style Wedding Officiants

    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!

  • Ashley and The Cosmos
    Ashley and The Cosmos Wedding Bands

    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.

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  • 650 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, 46204 See on map
    3172321637 (Phone number)

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