Event Venues for Every Occasion

Whether it’s an important corporate meeting or a day as significant as your wedding, Conner Prairie will make your event an unforgettable experience.

Choose from a room with a spectacular view of the open prairie or a private retreat house nestled in the woods. How about an outdoor picnic pavilion or a rustic-chic barn? 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 touches that make Conner Prairie unique.


Welcome Center

The Welcome Center features room for groups large and small, offering banquet and meeting rooms and a theater with a stage and sound system. 


Overlook Room

A room with a spectacular view.

Panoramic windows, a large fireplace and an outdoor deck make this a spacious, yet intimate venue with a view, for wedding receptions, holiday parties and business meetings.

Venue Details

Dimensions: 63 x 38 x 12

Area: 2,394 sq. ft

Banquet (round tables of 8): 120
Standing Reception: 250

Lilly Theater and Meeting Rooms

Presentation-style and the space you need.

The Welcome Center features a theater with a capacity of 100 for business meetings and classes. Breakout rooms nearby provide plenty of room for conferences and classes.

Lilly Theater Details

Dimensions: 25 x 35 x 15

Area: 875 sq. ft

Capactiy: 100

Delaware Room Details

Dimensions: 30 x 16 x 10

Area: 480 sq. ft

Classroom: 33
Conference: 23

Wapihani Room Details

Dimensions: 29 x 23 10

Area: 667 sq. ft

Classroom: 33
Conference: 30

Delaware/Wapihani Room Details

Dimensions: 53 x 16 10

Area: 848 sq. ft

Classroom: 50
Conference: 30

Woodland Hall

Spacious meeting and eating areas for any gathering.

We have the ideal rooms suited to corporate meetings, receptions, classes and banquets. Both Woodland North and Woodland South can be used as one large space or sub-divided into two rooms. North-facing windows provide light and a nice view, looking over the lawn and beyond.

Woodland Hall Details

Dimensions: 90 x 36 x 12

Area: 3,240 sq. ft

Banquet (round tables of 8): 200
Standing Reception: 300

Facility Fees
Daytime - Ending at 5:00 p.m.: $800.00
Evenings - Starting at 6:30 p.m.: $1,100

Woodland Hall North Details

Dimensions: 56 x 36 x 12

Area: 2,016 sq. ft

Banquet (round tables of 8): 144
Standing Reception: 200

Woodland South Details

Dimensions: 34 x 26 x 12

Area: 1,224 sq. ft

Banquet (round tables of 8): 64
Standing Reception: 125

Outdoor Shelters

Choose from three different-sized outdoor shelters that offer outdoor fun with a respite from the elements.


Bayt Pavilion

Gather your larger groups here.

The Bayt Pavilion seats 315 at classic wooden picnic tables with plenty of room for food and drink. This three-sided pavilion provides shelter from the elements and a fireplace for colder days and nights.

General admission is required during public hours.

Venue Details

Dimensions: 93 x 38 x 10

Area: 3,534 sq. ft

Capacity: 315

Hilltop Shelter

Picnic with a view.

Our mid-sized picnic shelter is set away from the hustle and bustle with a scenic view of grassy fields and the 1859 Balloon Voyage. Enjoy the adjacent volleyball court, too.

General admission is required during public hours.

Venue Details

Dimensions: 56 x 32 x 10

Area: 1,792 sq. ft

Capactiy: 125

Picnic Shelter

Picnic steps from the experiences at Conner Prairie.

The Picnic Shelter is ideal for small gatherings and birthday parties. Children can climb and slide on the nearby playground and guests have room to relax in the shade. Enjoy the view of Featherston Barn, the 1859 Balloon Voyage and the scenic beauty of the open areas around this picnic space.

General admission is required during public hours.

Venue Details

Dimensions: 38 x 17 x 10

Area: 646 sq. ft

Capacity: 64

1859 Balloon Voyage

Picnic at the balloon

Welcome to our 1859 Balloon Voyage, and your chance to take flight! The exhibit surrounding the balloon is an immersive experience with interactive activities, fun photo backdrops and realistic town square stores.

The culmination of this experience is the ability to step into the gondola of our tethered balloon, and be lifted 350 feet over Conner Prairie.

Historic Areas

The iconic red Featherston barn provides a picturesque venue for weddings, parties and other gatherings.


Featherston Barn

It's the real thing.

Roughly hewn posts with solid wood flooring and oversized doors that open up onto a grassy area sets the stage for the most picturesque wedding or rustic-chic event. Best accommodating 112 (8 guests per round table) allowing for a buffet, dance area, cake table display, gift/registry table and bar. The adjacent grassy area serves as the perfect intimate location for the ceremony or additional seating under a lighted tent or the stars.

General admission is required during public hours.

Venue Details

Dimensions: 59 x 25 x 15

Area: 1,475 sq. ft

Banquet (round tables of 8): 112
Standing Reception: 90


Choose from two different houses in the non-public areas of Conner Prairie featuring kitchens and plenty of indoor space for a corporate retreat, family party and other events.


Prairie House

A rustic retreat

The Prairie House, tucked away among the trees and rolling hills of Conner Prairie's grounds, offers the rustic ambience of a cabin with ample parking and a deck overlooking scenic woodland areas. The indoor open space is ideal for wedding receptions, corporate retreats and other large gatherings.

General admission is required during public hours.

Venue Details

Dimensions: 35 x 26 x15

Area: 1,260 sq. ft

Banquet (round tables of 8): 64
Standing Reception: 125

Chinese House

A House with an Eli Lilly Connection

One of Conner Prairie's crown jewels is tucked away in the woods and not open to the public. But this historic home is available for corporate retreats, weddings, and parties year round. Eli Lilly purchased this 1910s house in 1949 and refurbished it using Chinese art and architectural touches. Today, guests can see the intricately painted ceilings and Asian-architectural elements in this unique space and enjoy the long screened in porch that overlooks the White River. The house features a main seating area and four breakout rooms.

General admission is required during public hours.

Learn More

For more information please contact Catering & Banquet Sales

317-776-6000 ext. 381 catering@connerprairie.org

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