Picnics on the Prairie

Spread out over 800 acres of scenic land, this is the perfect setting for your next big event. You won’t find another staff more dedicated to making your event flawless. Large or small, casual or elegant, we can handle your catered event and add the special, detailed touches that make Conner Prairie unique.

For venue-specific capacity, dimensions and package details, download Picnics on the Prairie.


Picnic Pavilions

Three sizes of pavilions suit groups of 40—200 people. Each with their own unique amenity of a nearby playground, fire pit, sand volleyball courts or fireplaces. Facility fees and food and beverage minimum expenditure applies. Great for a corporate outing or family picnic. General admission is required during public hours.

Featherston Barn

It’s the real thing. Roughly hewn posts with solid wood flooring and oversized doors that open up to a grassy area that sets the stage for the most picturesque barn dance or elegantly rugged dinner. Best accommodating 110 people. Additional outdoor space behind the barn allows for more seating or activity area for corn-hole games, etc. Facility fees and food and beverage minimum expenditure applies. General admission is required during public hours.

Woodland Hall and/or The Overlook Room

These venues provide you with indoor comfort that is still within easy reach of any outdoor activities. Facility fees and food and beverage minimum expenditure applies.


We have a preferred vendor relationship for food service through MBP Distinctive Caterers, Inc. Conner Prairie provides all beverage services.


General Admission to the Park

Should your event occur during normal business hours when the park is open to the public, we can make arrangements to allow your event participants to enjoy what the historic park has on tap for the day. We offer general admission group discount pricing for 15 or more guests.

1859 Balloon Voyage

This exciting feature of Conner Prairie has its own ticket fee. For groups it is a bit difficult to preplan due to the weather dependent nature of the balloon flights. Because of this, we can offer two different group options. We can provide discounted vouchers that can be redeemed during your visit for a balloon flight where each voucher holder pays at the time of their flight. Or, an invoice can be sent afterwards reflecting the amount of the redeemed vouchers.

Historic Entertainment

Ask your Sales Contact about the inclusion of events such as a 19th-Century Survivor Game or a Scavenger Hunt or perhaps a quiz of What Is It? Many of the public components to the daily offerings of Conner Prairie can be packaged into a private event just for your group.

Present Times Entertainment

Through our partnership with various rental and entertainment companies, everything from a caricaturist to a magician to a bingo game can be arranged so your entertainment experience is full circle.

For more information, contact Catering and Banquet Sales at 317.776.6000 or