Sunwatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park

2301 W. River Road, Dayton, OH 45417 Map · Phone number
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About Sunwatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park

Sunwatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park is a historic museum wedding venue in Dayton, Ohio. This historical and archaeological site offers a completely unique space to host your wedding. The rolling hills, historic architecture, and elegant event space combine to make the Sunwatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park a one of a kind venue that suits all styles of events. The museum celebrates Native American culture and invites guests to learn about the native heritage of Dayton. The event space has been recently renovated to accommodate larger groups with modern amenities. If you want a novel event space to host your wedding, consider Sunwatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park.

Facilities and Capacity
Sunwatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park provides indoor-outdoor venue space for weddings of all kinds. You’ll have access to the entire facility or a sectioned-off area to ensure privacy for your wedding reception. The newly constructed second floor of the main building offers space for up to 120 guests. As well as several smaller meeting rooms, all offering lovely views of the village and meadows below. The main venue space can be sectioned into three separate rooms or combined to accommodate a large group. The indoor event space can be customized to suit your wedding theme. A small get-ready room is also available to the wedding party.

Services Offered
Sunwatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park provides full-service wedding packages to meet your every need for the big day. They will help you plan your event, prepare the venue with the decor and a custom floor plan, and coordinate with your vendors for a seamless experience throughout.

History
The archaeological site at SunWatch was first discovered by amateur archaeologists John Allman and Charles Smith in the early 1960s. At the time, the City of Dayton was planning to use the land to expand a nearby sewage treatment plant. Allman and Smith contacted the curator at the Dayton Museum of Natural History to ensure the historical artifacts could be recovered before the site was impacted. In 1971, the museum began excavating the site and discovered remnants of a three-acre Native American village. Instead of expanding the sewage plant, The City of Dayton added SunWatch to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. By 1988, SunWatch opened to the public and became a National Historic Landmark in 1990.

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Sunwatch village from overlook
Sunwatch village from overlook
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The big house
Beautiful scenery
Beautiful scenery
Processing from the museum
Processing from the museum
Dancing on the second floor
Dancing on the second floor
Overlook
Overlook
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Open space
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Ceremony under the dance arbor
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Sunwatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park
Sunwatch village from overlook
Sunwatch village from overlook

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Sunwatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park 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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • 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, Clean Up, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Museum, Park
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower
  • What event services do you offer? Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season? September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, May

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  • 2301 W. River Road Dayton, OH, 45417 See on map
    9372757431 (Phone number)

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