Canal Overlook Bridge

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Host your event over the Indianapolis Canal Walk

The Canal Overlook Bridge is a contemporary space that spans the canal and offers beautiful views of White River State Park. With all is natural light, the bridge is a beautiful location for wedding ceremonies or intimate receptions.

Wedding on the Canal Overlook Bridge

Surrounded by spectacular views

With its contemporary design and views of White River State Park, the Canal Overlook Bridge is a spectacular location for an event. Your guests will enjoy visiting the Lincoln Financial Foundation gallery (pending exhibit availability) during your event.

What sets us apart

  • WiFi ready (all spaces).
  • Convenient location on downtown Canal; walking distance to hotels and conventions.
  • Parking in the White River State Park garage with discount pricing.
  • Unique experiences available for additional fees, including historical characters and special programs.
  • Elegant space regardless of your colors or décor.
  • Museum galleries can be included in your event for an additional fee.
  • Many photo opportunities available in and outside of the museum.
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Canal Overlook Bridge Details

  • Pricing

    Evening Event

    Sunday – Thursday

    Standard Pricing: $1,000
    Food and Beverage Minimum: $1,000

    Friday

    Standard Pricing: $1,250
    Food and Beverage Minimum: $1,500

    Saturday

    Standard Pricing: $1,500
    Food and Beverage Minimum: $2,000

     

    *Holiday Pricing is $1,500

     

    Rehearsal Dinner

    Sunday – Thursday

    Standard Pricing: $1,100
    Food and Beverage Minimum: $1,250

    Friday

    Standard Pricing: $1,300
    Food and Beverage Minimum: $1,500

    Saturday

    Standard Pricing: $1,600
    Food and Beverage Minimum: $2,000

     

    *Holiday Pricing is $1,700

     

    Ceremony

    $1,250 plus tax

     

    Reception

    Sunday – Thursday

    Standard Pricing: $1,100
    Food and Beverage Minimum: $1,250

    Friday

    Standard Pricing: $1,300
    Food and Beverage Minimum: $1,500

    Saturday

    Standard Pricing: $1,600
    Food and Beverage Minimum: $2,000

     

    *Holiday Pricing is $1,700

  • Capacity

    • Evening Event – 60 guests for a seated dinner, 200 for a cocktail reception
    • Rehearsal Dinner – 120 guests with room for dancing. 250 cocktail reception
    • Ceremony – 250 guests
    • Reception – 120 guests with room for dancing. 250 cocktail reception
  • Details

    Wedding Reception or Rehearsal Dinner
    • In-house tables & chairs included
    • A/V equipment and special lighting available for an additional fee.
    Additionally
    • Your rehearsal the day before at 3 p.m. (subject to availability).
    • Two rooms for preparation the day of your wedding beginning two hours prior to the start of the ceremony.
    • White garden chairs.
    • One hour for the ceremony (including seating, the ceremony & receiving lines).
    • Rental times for a semi-private space are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum will be open to the public.
    • To book your event, a 50% facility rental deposit is required along with a signed contract. A check, American Express, MasterCard or Visa are accepted forms of payment.
    • Your booking is confirmed upon receiving signed agreements and deposits for the Indiana State Museum.
    • Parking is available in the White River State Park Garage. Day of the event parking is a discounted rate if your guests pay on their own with a voucher. If you wish to cover your guests’ parking, you must guarantee a number of passes and purchase ahead of time.
    • The ISMHS at times could be considered under structural or cosmetic construction. Structural and/or cosmetic changes to the Facility and its grounds include but are not limited to gallery closures, improvements to landscape, installation of art, etc. In the best efforts of the Facility, plans will be communicated as early as possible to the Client.
    • We offer 6 hour rentals beginning at 5:30 p.m.
    • To extend the time at the end of your event, the fee is $400 per hour.
    • A certificate of insurance is required for all rental events at the Indiana State Museum.
    • Housekeeping and security are included.
    • $200 decor allowance included with rental.

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