Farmers Market Cafe & Terrace

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The perfect backdrop for your event

Host your rehearsal dinner at our one-of-a-kind venue. Located in White River State Park, the museum offers a unique venue with incredible architecture and beautiful views.

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Best view in the city

The Farmers Market Café and Terrace is a wonderful contemporary space for an intimate wedding reception, dinner or outdoor celebration. With stunning views of Military Park and the Indianapolis skyline, you’re sure to excite guests and create lasting memories. The adjacent terrace offers a beautiful view of downtown Indianapolis, and is the perfect location for cocktail hour before moving indoors for dinner and dancing.

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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Farmers Market Cafe and Terrace Details

  • Pricing

    Evening Event

    Sunday – Thursday

    Standard Rates: $ 1,400
    Food & Beverage Minimum: $1,650

    Friday

    Standard Rates: $2,000
    Food & Beverage Minimum: $3,000

    Saturday

    Standard Rates: $2,500
    Food & Beverage Minimum: $4,000

    *Holiday Rates Sunday – Saturday is $2,700

     

    Rehearsal Dinner

    Sunday – Thursday

    Standard Rates: $1,600
    Food & Beverage Minimum: $1,650

    Friday

    Standard Rates: $2,200
    Food & Beverage Minimum: $3,000

    Saturday

    Standard Rates: $2,700
    Food & Beverage Minimum: $4,000

    *Holiday Rates Sunday – Saturday is $3,000

     

    Evening Ceremony and Cocktail Hour

    Standard Rate: $1,400
    Food & Beverage Minimum: $2,500

    *Ceremony fees are in addition to reception pricing.

     

    Ceremony

    $1,250 plus tax

     

    Reception

    Sunday – Thursday

    Standard Rates: $1,600
    Food & Beverage Minimum: $1,650

    Friday

    Standard Rates: $2,200
    Food & Beverage Minimum: $3,000

    Saturday

    Standard Rates: $2,700
    Food & Beverage Minimum: $4,000

    *Holiday Rate Sunday – Saturday is $3,000

  • Capacity

    • Evening Event – 100 guests for a seated dinner and dancing, 150 guests for cocktail reception
    • Rehearsal Dinner or Reception – 100 guests with room for dancing
    • Ceremony – Accommodates 200 guests
  • Details

    Wedding Reception or Rehearsal Dinner
    • In-house tables & silver chairs included.
    • Indoor/outdoor location.
    Evening Ceremony or Cocktail Hour
    • Your rehearsal the day before at 4:00 p.m. (subject to availability).
    • White garden chairs included.
    • Two rooms for preparation on the day of starting at 7 a.m., depending on availability.
    • Ceremony location and cocktail hour locations included. Indoor/outdoor options available.
    • 30 minutes for your wedding ceremony to start at 5:30 pm.
    Additionally
    • 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 both signed agreements and deposits for the Indiana State Museum and Kahn’s Catering.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • A certificate of insurance is required for all rental events at the Indiana State Museum.
    • 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.
    • Housekeeping and security are included.
    • $200 decor allowance included with rental.

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