Indiana State Museum is a spacious and versatile event venue located within the White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. This venue offers stunning architecture, sweeping views, and ample wedding photography opportunities. The experienced event team here is dedicated to working with couples to make their dream day come to life.
Facilities and Capacity
Indiana State Museum boasts 10 event spaces, including both indoor and outdoor options, for couples to host their wedding celebration. Those wishing to host a cozy rehearsal dinner here will adore the L.S. Ayres Tea Room, which features traditional decor and space for up to 60 seated guests. Set upon the canal, the Ball Family Terrace can accommodate up to 350 guests in theater-style seating for an outdoor ceremony. The Canal Overlook Bridge provides a breathtaking indoor ceremony option. This space boasts floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides which gives guests delightful views across White River State Park and can accommodate up to 250 seated attendees. The Farmers Market Cafe and Terrace exudes a contemporary aesthetic and offers sweeping views of downtown Indianapolis from the spacious terrace. Here, up to 100 guests can gather for a sophisticated cocktail hour. The crown jewel of this property is Governor Frank & Judy O’Bannon Great Hall which adjoins the Ball Family Terrace. The magnificent Indiana Obelisk sits at the center of this space, creating a unique centerpiece for wedding events. Soaring 100-foot ceilings add to the grandeur of this room, while a floor-to-ceiling window wall allows the natural landscape to enhance events held here. The Great Hall can easily accommodate up to 350 guests for a seated reception, with room for dancing. The direct connection to the Family Terrace provides the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor space to facilitate successful occasions.
Couples wishing to wed at the Indiana State Museum can utilize the dedicated event planners on-site to assist with the preparation and execution of their special day. The venue provides get-ready rooms for couples to prepare in comfort and style. Catering and beverage services can be arranged, along with setup and cleanup of events held here. Outside vendors are welcome to serve occasions held here, and the venue also allows pets to be part of special celebrations.
21 Reviews for Indiana State Museum
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Elizabeth A. · Married on 06/20/2020
Excellent place to hold a wedding ceremony! They were SO HELPFUL! They really work hard to make sure everything is in place and flowing smoothly. I can't thank them enough for being so flexible during the pandemic. They made sure everything was safe, clean and efficient.Sent on 07/06/2020
Darlene T. · 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
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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.