Lunch and Catering Options

Café on the Common

NEW! Order anywhere on the grounds and receive a text when it’s ready.

Choose from fresh-made deli sandwiches, pizza flats and our famous Mrs. Conner’s Chicken Salad Sandwich! Don’t miss out on our soft serve ice cream and slushies. Kids menu available.

Café on the Common

Catered Private Events

Looking for a wedding venue? A place for your next company picnic or meeting space? A unique spot for your family celebration? Conner Prairie will help you make it a day to remember.​ For more information contact or call 317-776-6000 extension 381.)

Catered Group Lunches

Pre-order a box lunch that is ready when you are! Group lunches are set up at the Café on the Common or Small Picnic Shelter based on your group size. Please note: lunch orders must be placed 14 days prior to your visit, with guaranteed numbers five business days prior. Prices do not include the 8% tax; please let us know if your group is tax-exempt. Call us with your order at 317-776-6000 or fill out the Lunch Order Form.

Appetizers and Snacks

If you are looking for simple appetizers and snacks, choose from our snack menu. Orders must be placed 14 days prior to your visit, with guaranteed numbers five business days prior. Prices do not include the 8% tax; please let us know if your group is tax-exempt.

Bring your own Picnic Lunch

Bring a sack lunch and eat at the Designated Picnic Area near the Welcome Center entrance. This is a public space and is open to all groups and visitors during normal operating hours. Please remember to leave lunches on the bus or in a vehicle as there is no indoor storage available. You may easily re-enter the museum from this area.

Catered Buffet Options

Looking for a more complete meal option for 40 or more? Catered functions can also be arranged to meet the needs and tastes of your group. These options include room/shelter rentals and options for picnics, buffets, and seated meals.  For more information contact or call 317-776-6000 extension 381.

Introducing Conner Prairie's 2020 Catering Partners

We are excited to announce that the following caterers will be working directly with our clients to provide delicious food and top-notch service to our private event clients. Please contact them for menus and pricing information.

Jonathan Byrd's

For nearly 30 years, Jonathan Byrd's has had the pleasure of hosting and catering thousands of events throughout the Central Indiana Area. With creative event specialists, customizable menus, talented culinary artists, and courteous staff, Jonathan Byrd's will ensure your event is exactly as you've envisioned.

Contact Lauralee Bates: 317-590-7066  ~  Email:

A Cut Above

A Cut Above combines YOUR vision and YOUR style along with OUR expertise in creating extraordinary weddings, social gatherings, and corporate events by serving customized culinary experiences that exceed expectations.

Contact Lauren Johnston: 317-575-9514  ~  Email:

Simply Served

Simply Served Catering, the casual catering division of Ritz Charles, delivers simple ingredients that are simply prepared and simply delicious. The menu is casual and affordable but the service and quality are what one would expect from a Ritz Charles Company. Our staff is here to guide you through the entire process for a Simply perfect event.

Contact Colin Daly: 317-575-2244  ~  Email:

City Barbeque

At City Barbeque, we cater incredible events. Your guests will love our slow-smoked meats, made-from-scratch sides, and indulgent desserts. You'll love our eye-catching cast-iron buffets, customizable menu options, and friendly one-on-one service! Our catering specialists provide a stress-free planning process and the perfect personalized event. Give us a call to talk about our award-winning barbeque (and don't forget to ask about our live carving stations, lemonade stands, and vegetarian options)! We can't wait to serve you.

For social & corporate events call Temple Rice: 317-403-3941  ~  Email:
For wedding events call Ashlee Silva: 317-473-5850  ~  Email: