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Catering, bar and entertainment options for corporate meetings, team-building events, family gatherings and more.

If you're looking for a memorable location to entertain clients, build team spirit among co-workers, or gather loved ones for family friendly fun, look no further. We offer a unique setting for groups of all sizes to come together and connect with history, nature and each other. And we can tailor a visit just for you! Whether you need a package that is affordable and all-inclusive or a custom event to suit your individual needs, we'll make the choices easy for you.
 

Meetings and Entertainment Catering

Conner Prairie has a preferred vendor relationship for food services through MBP Distinctive Caterers, Inc. Current menu options can be provided upon request. For quick reference only, below is a select list of options and check averages for each meal type.

Breaks

Event break service can include simple beverages and/or any combination of break foods. Check average for break service is $7.00 per person including a snack food and a beverage option.

Breakfast

Breakfast can be as simple as light continental, hot-plated or full buffet. Check averages for breakfast range from $9.50-$18.95 per person.

Lunch

Menus for lunch vary from boxed lunches to hot-served or buffet style. Seasonal picnic buffets are also available. Check averages for lunch range from $12.65-$22.75 per person.

Dinner

Dinner options include served or buffet style, combination plates. Seasonal picnic buffets are also available. Check averages for dinners range from $29.00-$45.00 per person.

Receptions

Pre-dinner hors d'ouevres or full reception menus that serve as a dinner option are available. Check averages for packaged receptions start at $26.95 per person.

Bar and Beverage Service

Bar services are only available in conjunction with planned meal service. Minimum number of guaranteed attendance for the meal will be used for the bar service minimum. Bartenders will serve responsibly at all bars, regardless of time remaining for the package purchased. All bar maximum service time is 3 hours. All bar service must end at or before 10:00 p.m. Bar options are full bar or beer, wine and soft drink bar. They can be host on consumption or cash on consumption.

Accompanying Bar Fees

Bar set up/teardown and three hour service of a bartender is $200. One bar per 100 people.

All food and beverage is subject to 20% charge and 8% sales tax. Prices subject to change.

Meetings and Entertainment Entertainment

Add a touch of history to your catered event with a Conner Prairie experience package. Prices do not include food, drink or facility rental fee. Ask your sales contact for pricing. Entertainment options include:

Historic Challenges

Do you have what it takes to survive life on the prairie? Gather your co-workers, friends or teammates and take part in a day of historic challenges. Put your frontier skills to the test, compete in 19th-century games, look for clues in a scavenger hunt, and much more.

Prairie Personalities

Exciting, humorous and unique residents of 1836 Prairietown or Lenape Indian Camp stop by and visit with your group based on the theme of your event or company particulars. Or let us tailor a program specific to your interests with additional personalities or topics. Personalities can even dine with your group or greet your guests when they arrive. 

Admission to Conner Prairie

Make your event complete with admission for all of your guests to Conner Prairie's indoor exhibits and outdoor historic areas.
Group Admission (15 guests or more): $11 adults, $7 youth 2-12 // Free for members and youth under 2

Entertainment Rentals

Make your event special and uniquely Conner Prairie with the inclusion of entertainment. Many of the below listed options are seasonal and based on allowability due to any conflicts of interest on your preferred date. Your sales contact will be glad to review the options that best meet your needs and fit within the restrictions of Conner Prairie's public offerings on the date of your event. 

Ask your sales contact for guidance in packaging and pricing your entire entertainment event through the services of a professional entertainment company. 

The following options are just a listing of the more popular entertainment choices made by previous clients:

Moonwalk // Rock Climbing Walls // Pony Rides // Magician // Clown // Airbrush Tattoo Artist // Caricaturist // Face Painting // Bingo/Casino Games

Options provided by Conner Prairie

Some of the following options are available directly through Conner Prairie resources. Some are supervised activities, some are equipment only and self-supervised. Ask your sales contact for more details. 

Sack Races
Includes 12 sacks

Tug-of-War
Includes 50' rope

Firepit (seasonal)
Includes firepit with one bundle of wood (two hours of fire). $100 each/$45 each additional bundle of wood. Firewood must be supplied by Conner Prairie. 

Volleyball
Sand volleyball court is available at Hilltop Pavilion only. Fees include use of court, net and balls.

Additional Options

Can't find what you're looking for? Just ask your sales contact for more options and pricing. We're delighted to develop the perfect entertainment package just for your group.

Meetings and Entertainment Meetings

Conner Prairie offers you something a little different than most places when it comes to meeting and event location options. We have traditional pillar-free conference space, divisible for smaller breakouts to one large space accomodating 200 guests, to a unique open-concept space with natural lighting and an outdoor deck. How about a house nestled in the woods, decorated with Asian-influenced art and architectural elements to accomodate as many as 56 guests. All areas are equipped with wireless WiFi. You may provide your own AV or we can supply the basics. Let our catering sales team help you find the most efficient meeting space for a memorable experience!

Meetings and Entertainment Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Can I bring in an outside caterer for my event?

    All food and beverage must be purchased through Conner Prairie and/or the preferred food vendor.

  • What kind of audiovisual support is available?

    For all indoor venues, Conner Prairie has available for rent the basics, e.g. screen, cart, electrical cords, projector, laptop computer, flipchart kits. Client may also provide their own.

    Some indoor venues have built-in sound systems, which include house speakers and, for rent, we can provide wireless and wired microphones.

    All indoor venues have access to Wi-Fi either with passcodes or via hot spot.

    More extensive AV support needs can be arranged through preferred partners.

  • What’s Conner Prairie’s weather policy?

    Conner Prairie will not be liable for weather or any other cause beyond the museum’s control. Refunds will not be given for weather related changes. The staff at Conner Prairie does have your best interest in mind and will do everything possible to ensure a successful event.

  • What’s Conner Prairie’s cancellation policy?

    All deposits are non-refundable and are not transferable to other dates. If your event is cancelled fewer than 30 days prior to the function date, a cancellation fee of up to 100 percent of the estimated charges on the event agreement may be assessed.

  • Is there a fee for parking?

    There is no fee for parking at any of the venues. For events held in or near the Welcome Center, or held the same day as a Conner Prairie special event, or on Symphony on the Prairie dates, parking for all guests is first come, first served. If arranged for during the contracting process, a limited number of parking passes will be provided for event attendees. The use of these passes does not guarantee preferred parking but will give a few designated guests the chance to park as close as possible to the main building. The passes merely direct the parking attendants to allow access to surface parking; it does not guarantee availability. Any party members who have personal license plates and/or placards for accessible/handicapped parking will be directed to a specific parking lot with proper display and documentation of their plates/placards.

Further questions about meetings and entertainment?

Call (317) 776-6000 ext. 381 or email catering@connerprairie.org.