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
Indoor Event Space
Outdoor Event Space
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
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9 Reviews for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Manor
Recommended by 96% of couples
User3716561 · 2+ years ago
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!Sent on 03/15/2015
Sara · Married on 04/12/2014
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!Sent on 04/19/2014
Rebecca · Married on 07/13/2013
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.Sent on 07/25/2013
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