GOVERNOR FRANK & JUDY O’BANNON GREAT HALL

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As memorable as you dreamed it would be

The iconic INDIANA obelisk graces the center of the Great Hall, lending elegance and unmistakable Hoosier presence to your event. With the canal flowing outside and the breathtaking architecture indoors, this is the ideal space for a memorable event. The adjacent Ball Family Terrace is included in rental of the Great Hall and provides guests with spectacular views of the canal, Military Park, and the downtown Indianapolis skyline.

Wedding Reception at the Rapp Reception Hall

One-of-a-kind

Host your event in the dramatic Governor Frank and Judy O’Bannon Great Hall with its soaring 100-foot ceiling and spectacular views of the Canal and Military Park. Our professional event planners will provide you with the expertise and customer service you need to ensure that your event runs smoothly. Additionally, culinary experts from Kahn’s Catering, the museum’s exclusive caterer, provide menu planning for all types of events.

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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GOVERNOR FRANK & JUDY O’BANNON GREAT HALL Details

  • Pricing

    Evening Event

    Standard Rates

    Sunday – Thursday: $2,000
    Friday: $2,500
    Saturday: $3,000

    Holiday Rates

    Sunday – Thursday: $3,000
    Friday: $3,500
    Saturday: $3,500

    Food & Beverage Minimum

    Saturday – Thursday: $5,000
    Friday: $7,500
    Saturday: $10,000

    Meetings and Daytime Event

    Standard Rates

    1-3 hrs. (min. of 2 hrs.): $500/hr
    4-5 hrs.: $2,000

    Food & Beverage Minimum

    1-3 hrs. (min. of 2 hrs.): $3,500
    4-5 hrs.: $5,000

    Additional Hours

    $500/hr

    Rehearsal Dinner

    Standard Rates

    Sunday – Thursday: $2,800
    Friday: $3,300
    Saturday: $3,800

    Holiday Rates

    Sunday – Saturday: $4,000

    Food & Beverage Minimum

    Sunday – Thursday: $5,000
    Friday: $7,500
    Saturday: $10,000

    Ceremony or Reception

    Standard Rates

    Sunday – Thursday: $2,800
    Friday: $3,300
    Saturday: $3,800

    Holiday Rates

    Sunday – Saturday: $4,000

    Food & Beverage Minimum

    Sunday – Thursday: $5,000
    Friday: $7,500
    Saturday: $10,000

  • Capacity

    • Evening Event – 250 guests for a seated dinner with dancing, 300 for a seated dinner without dancing, 500 for cocktail reception
    • Meetings and Daytime Event – 300 guests
    • Rehearsal Dinner – 250 guests for seated dinner and dancing 500 for dancing only
    • Ceremony or Reception – 300 guests for a seated dinner with dancing
  • Details

    Meetings and Daytime Event
    • In-house tables & chairs included.
    • A/V equipment and special lighting available for additional fee.
    • Semi-private event space; the museum is open during the day.
    Rehearsal Dinner
    • In-house tables & chairs included.
    • Laptop, sound system and projector available for additional fee.
    Ceremony or Reception
    • In-house tables & chairs included.
    • A/V equipment and special lighting available for additional fee.
    • Scrim provides a dramatic entrance for couples as they enter down our grand staircase.
    • 51/2 hours for cocktail hour and reception.
    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.
    • 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. Parking spots are NOT guaranteed.
    • A certificate of insurance is required for all rental events that include alcoholic beverages.
    • The museum 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.
    • Discounts may be available. Check with your event manager for details.
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