Make it an Event to Remember

From our Great Hall and Tea Room to lakeside retreats and formal gardens in full bloom, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has the perfect venue for any event.

  • Ball Family Terrace

    Ball Family Terrace

    The Ball Family Terrace is a beautiful setting for an outdoor ceremony on the canal. The stunning views of Military Park and the Indianapolis skyline will excite your guests and create lasting memories.

    Suitable for:
    60 - 300 Guests
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  • Canal Overlook Bridge

    Canal Overlook Bridge

    A contemporary space that spans the canal and offers beautiful views of White River State Park.

    Suitable for:
    60 - 200 Guests
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  • Farmers Market Terrace

    Farmers Market Café and Terrace

    For a private location with beautiful views of downtown Indianapolis, the canal and Military Park, the Farmers Market Café and Terrace is the perfect location.

    Suitable for:
    100 - 200 Guests
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  • Wedding at T.C. Steele Grounds

    T.C. Steele Outdoor Grounds

    From a garden wedding to a special reception in the spruce grove, our grounds are a versatile event space.

    Suitable for:
    50 - 300 Guests
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  • T.C. Steele Large Studio Interior

    T.C. Steele Large Studio

    T.C. Steele designed this studio to display his work in an atmosphere consistent with the surrounding landscape. The result was a beautiful space with a large window looking out into Brown County. It’s a great option for an indoor event with up to 50 guests.

    Suitable for:
    50 Guests
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  • T.C. Steele Classroom Interior

    T.C. Steele Classroom 1

    Our classroom is the perfect space for a small meeting nestled in beautiful Brown County. Including a variety of appliances, you will have everything necessary to ensure a successful day.

    Suitable for:
    15 Guests
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  • T.C. Steele Visitor Center

    T.C. Steele Singing Winds Visitor Center

    Opened in 2019, the Singing Winds Visitor Center offers tranquility and comfort with views of the woods and historic buildings. Inside has space for special events and parties, and the use of a catering kitchen.

    Suitable for:
    25 - 70 Guests
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  • Tea Room

    L.S. Ayres Tea Room™

    Nostalgic elegance and delicious food make the L.S. Ayres Tea Room® a lovely venue for a range of events from luncheons to reunions, showers to holiday gatherings.

    Suitable for:
    15 - 64 Guests
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  • Wedding Reception in the Great Hall

    Governor Frank & Judy O'Bannon Great Hall

    Whether you’re looking to host an elegant gala or a fun-filled holiday party, allow us to host your event in our one-of-a-kind venue.

    Suitable for:
    250-500 Guests
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  • Wedding at Rapp Reception Hall

    Rapp Reception Hall

    With striking views of downtown Indianapolis, the Rapp Reception Hall’s location in the heart of the museum makes it a beautiful setting for an event.

    Suitable for:
    80 - 250 Guests
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  • Auditorium

    Dean and Barbara White Auditorium

    When you need to communicate with a live audience, the Dean and Barbara White Auditorium provides a beautiful setting.

    Suitable for:
    240 Guests
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  • Event in the East Wing

    East Wing

    The East Wing of the Great Hall is a versatile, semi-private space for daytime meetings and events.

    Suitable for:
    100 - 200 Guests
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  • Board Room

    Board Room

    With its breathtaking view of the canal, the Board Room is equipped with all the conveniences necessary to host a successful meeting, small conference or other business-related event.

    Suitable for:
    20 Guests
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  • Conference Room

    Museum Conference Room

    For larger meetings, the Museum Conference Room offers room to think, views that inspire and the necessary tools to get the job done.

    Suitable for:
    60 Guests
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  • Foundation Conference Room

    Foundation Conference Room

    The Foundation Conference Room is the perfect space for a small gathering.

    Suitable for:
    15 Guests
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  • Administration Conference Room

    Administration Conference Room

    For an intimate meeting with a stunning view of the Indianapolis skyline, the Administration Conference Room is for you.

    Suitable for:
    6 Guests
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  • West Canal Terrace

    Located on a private terrace, the West Canal Terrace offers views of the canal and White River State Park.

    Suitable for:
    40 - 50 Guests
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  • Redbud Grove

    Located near the museum’s front entrance, this is a truly Hoosier setting – The Redbud Grove is a beautiful space for an intimate, outdoor ceremony or reception.

    Suitable for:
    100 - 120 Guests
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  • Legacy Theater

    Legacy Theater a unique space for your intimate ceremony.

    Suitable for:
    30 Guests
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  • Angel Mounds Overlook Hall

    With expansive views over the ancient mounds, your guests will feel like they are outside while in the comfort of a climate controlled space.

    Suitable for:
    100 - 150 Guests
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  • Angel Mounds Exterior Spaces

    Angel Mounds has a variety of outdoor spaces for your event needs.

    Suitable for:
    Any amount of guests
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  • Angel Mounds Glenn A. Black Laboratory

    This reconstructed space is perfect for small meetings and other events.

    Suitable for:
    15 - 20 Guests
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  • Corydon Building

    Corydon Capitol First State Office Building

    The First State Office Building is a historic space with all the modern conveniences needed to ensure a successful event.

    Suitable for:
    45 - 80 Guests
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  • Wedding at Corydon

    Corydon Capitol Square

    The historic Capitol building, as well as the downtown square, were recently renovated and feature beautiful, new landscaping.

    Suitable for:
    50 - 1,000 Guests
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  • Culbertson Mansion Interior

    Culbertson Mansion Formal Parlor

    Originally used as the Culbertson’s entertaining space, the formal parlor boasts a heavily decorated ceiling full of color with gold, silver, copper and bronze leaf throughout.

    Suitable for:
    40 - 75 Guests
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  • Cabin at Gene Stratton Porter

    Gene Stratton-Porter Carriage House

    The Carriage House provides an indoor space for meetings, showers and small celebrations.

    Suitable for:
    50 Guests
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  • Gene Stratton-Porter Cabin

    Gene Stratton-Porter Gardens

    The gardens provide a beautiful, natural setting for those looking to host an intimate wedding.

    Suitable for:
    50 Guests
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  • Gene Stratton-Porter Picnic and Lawn Pavillion

    Our rustic picnic pavilion provides a great space for family reunions and group picnics.

    Suitable for:
    100 Guests
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  • Cabin at Gene Stratton Porter

    Gene Stratton-Porter Cabin Front Porch and Lawn

    Enjoy a small, personal ceremony with Sylvan Lawn and Boy Scout Island as your backdrop on the front porch of Gene’s Cabin at Wildflower Woods.

    Suitable for:
    10 - 50 Guests
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  • Gene Stratton-Porter Hemingway Wetland Gazebo & Sylvan Dock

    Enjoy a small personal ceremony nestled in the Hemingway Wetlands.

    Suitable for:
    10 Guests
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  • Event at Lanier Mansion

    Lanier Mansion Block

    From the expansive South Lawn to the intimate South Portico, our outdoor spaces meet a variety of event needs.

    Suitable for:
    40 - 500 Guests
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  • Lanier Mansion Visitor Center

    The Visitors Center can accommodate many types of events, from board meetings to baby showers.

    Suitable for:
    20 - 50 Guests
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  • Event at Lanier Mansion

    Lanier Mansion Kendall Lot

    If your event requires significant outdoor space, the Kendall Lot is perfect for you.

    Suitable for:
    Any number of guests
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  • The Levi & Catharine Coffin Interpretive Center

    From open house events to intimate meetings, the Levi and Catharine Coffin Interpretive Center can be made available as a whole or just by the room.

    Suitable for:
    10 - 50 Guests
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  • Levi & Catharine Coffin Preview

    The Levi & Catharine Coffin House

    The Coffin House can be made available for guided tours by site staff and volunteers when available.

    Suitable for:
    2 - 20 Guests
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  • Limberlost Bird Woman Meeting Room

    The Bird Woman Meeting Room in the visitor center includes a digital projector, DVD player, screen and internet access.

    Suitable for:
    24 - 50 Guests
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  • Limberlost Molly-Cotton Meeting Room

    The Molly-Cotton Meeting Room inside the carriage house has a nature/historical motif.

    Suitable for:
    16 - 30 Guests
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  • Limberlost

    Limberlost Cabin Gounds

    The rental of the grounds include the area surrounding the Limberlost Cabin and the front porch, plus access to the restrooms in the visitor center.

    Suitable for:
    Any number of guests
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  • New Harmony Thrall's Opera House

    Beautifully restored to its Victorian elegance, its ideal for weddings, receptions, reunions, concerts, meetings and conferences.

    Suitable for:
    Up to 160 Guests
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  • New Harmony Community House No. 2

    Community House No. 2 provides a perfect setting for corporate or social gatherings.

    Suitable for:
    50 Guests
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  • New Harmony Fauntleroy Garden

    The lovely outdoor grounds to a New Harmony landmark – the Fauntleroy Home – provide a picturesque setting for weddings and events.

    Suitable for:
    75 - 150 Guests
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  • New Harmony

    New Harmony Harmonist Labrynth

    Planted in concentric circles of manicured privet hedge, this reconstructed Harmonist labyrinth evokes the serenity and peacefulness the utopians were seeking.

    Suitable for:
    50 Guests
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  • Vincennes Old State Bank

    The Old State Bank was constructed in 1838 as part of the Second State Bank system in Indiana. The main room of the building features six columns and a skylight through the cupola.

    Suitable for:
    30 - 50 Guests
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  • Vincennes Fort Knox II

    Fort Knox II sits three mile north of Vincennes on a bluff overlooking the Wabash River.

    Suitable for:
    200 - 300 Guests
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  • Vincennes Territory Capitol Site

    The Territory Capitol site is a collection of structures that help tell the story of Indiana during its time as a territory prior to statehood in 1816.

    Suitable for:
    200 Guests
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  • Whitewater Canal Gazebo

    The perfect place for a quaint outdoor wedding or a company picnic! The gazebo is located on the north side of the canal in the park by the mill with a unique view of the Grist Mill and tumble falls.

    Suitable for:
    250 Guests
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