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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor

Indianapolis, IN View map

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Two Extraordinary Venues!

A special message to couples wedding planning during COVID-19

Safety of family and friends is always the most important and we want to assure you of a healthy and happy environment for your wedding. The Children’s Museum Indianapolis follows mandatory safety and health standards, with strict cleaning and disinfection practices. Whether you are just starting the planning process or re-planning due to the coronavirus, we’re here to help. You have our commitment to work each step of the way, creating an extraordinary experience with each of our venues.

Enjoy a wedding as unique as you at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Say 'I do' under fireworks of glass, take photos and a spin with your guests on a carousel that's over 100 years old, and dance the night away under the world's largest water clock.

Or enjoy the romance of The Manor at the Children's Museum. Originally built in 1904, The historic Manor offers indoor and outdoor options including a breath-taking ballroom, a grand staircase and a veranda ideal for photos and ceremonies. The Manor is perfect for your intimate celebration.

Send us an inquiry for more information and to set up a tour. We are also pleased to offer Live Virtual Tours of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor at the museum! These hour-long, complimentary guided tours allow you to explore all the extraordinary event possibilities without needing to leave your home.

By choosing us, you are contributing to our mission to create extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families.

Amenities + Details

Ceremony Area

Dressing Room

Handicap Accessible

Indoor Event Space

Outdoor Event Space

Reception Area

Wireless Internet

Liability Insurance

On-Site Accommodations

Outdoor - Covered

Guest Capacity: 300+

Settings: Ballroom, Estate, Historic Venue, Museum

Venue Service Offerings: Bar & Drinks, Cakes & Desserts, Food & Catering, Planning, Rentals & Equipment, Service Staff

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

15

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Mansion
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
Rated
4.8
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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  • User2066873 2+ years ago
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    The Children's Museum was a perfect location for our wedding reception. The whole team at the Children's Museum was responsive and helpful throughout the whole planning process, the value of everything included in their rental package is worth much more than they charge for it, and all our guests had a wonderful time at the reception. Don't get sticker shock at their rental fee--it looks higher than other similar downtown Indy venues because it's truly all-inclusive. Once we did the math with all the rentals that would be necessary at the other venues we considered, we found that the Children's Museum was actually the best value...even BEFORE taking into account that the rental fee also includes two open exhibits! One of our favorite things about the Children's Museum reception was that there were so many things for our guests to do. There were areas where people could dance, where they could explore the exhibits, and quieter areas where people who just wanted to catch up with friends could sit and talk. Our all-ages crowd had an amazing time. I'd recommend the Children's Museum to anyone!
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    Sara Married on 04/12/2014
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    We got married at The Manor on the Children's Museum property after our original venue closed. And, honestly, I am now so happy our first place fell. Amie and Amanda with the Children's Museum were AMAZING! We contacted them about 5 months before our date, and they worked with us and made sure everything was perfect. I feel so lucky that we had Amanda with us on our wedding day. She made sure everything was ready and that the day ran smoothly. You can really tell that she loves her job and weddings! She even lent us her cake cutting set from her wedding when we realized we didn't have one. They were great. And, The Manor is an amazing venue itself. The ballroom was perfect for our smaller wedding, and it felt like we were just throwing a part in someone's wonderful old house. I really can't say enough great things about The Manor and the staff; they were great!
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    Rebecca Married on 07/13/2013
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    Having our ceremony and reception at the Children's museum was, without a doubt, the best decision we made in the planning process. Amie, Kevin, Todd, and the rest of their staff went above and beyond at every step of the way. There was nothing they couldn't or wouldn't help make happen for us. They all brought such joy and enthusiasm into the process--it was FUN working with them! We've heard from several guests that the food was the best they had ever eaten at a wedding, and all the service staff were fun and helpful. Janet, our server, made sure I was never without a drink in my hand from the moment the ceremony ended. She was a life saver! Kevin, our coordinator, was full of ideas and went out of his way to make sure the entire event went off without a hitch. Plus, it was the CHILDREN'S MUSEUM! How much more fun could that be?? I guarantee you won't regret choosing this venue.

Awards

  • 9
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Deals

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Pricing

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3000 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN, 46208
3173343314
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor?

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting

What are the most important characteristics of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor for wedding events?

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor offer?

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor offer for wedding events?

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor have available for wedding events?

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor offer?

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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