Treat your guests to a visually stimulating experience by hosting your event at the Indiana State Museum.  Located in White River State Park, the museum is a special event venue with incredible architecture and beautiful downtown views.  In addition to the nostalgia of Indiana heritage, the museum offers a variety of unique event spaces including: the historic L.S. Ayres Tea Room, the majestic Governor Frank O’Bannon Great Hall with its soaring 100-foot ceiling, the Rapp Reception Hall with amazing views of the downtown skyline, and the notable Canal Overlook Bridge that will surely impress your guests. Event planning with Kahn’s Catering makes the difference. Now… host your next event at the Indiana State Museum and you are sure to make a STATEment! View Indiana State Museum rental guide.

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We had a wonderful, wonderful evening. Overall, Kahn’s (everyone) was very organized, friendly, and accommodating. Erika and I both really appreciate all of your hard work, as well as, all of the teams involved.

The servers were all excellent!  Thanks again – for everything!

Kim and Erika Wolters Kluwer Health, Indiana State Museum December 10, 2014

Just a note to say thank you for the amazing assistance, guidance and attention to detail you provided for Marc and Carrie’s wedding weekend. You guys are the leaders in our industry!

Jeanne Wedding Planner, ISM November 24, 2014

Your servers were incredible, the food was delicious, and the love you and your team shared with us that night will never be forgotten.

Fran & Ralph Mother & Father of the Bride, ISM November 19, 2014

I have to say it was the best party anyone has thrown for me. I didn’t have a worry once I got to the state museum! I can’t thank you enough! The food was A-MA-ZING!!!!

Anne, Bride Indiana State Museum September 25, 2014

Thanks so much for doing the catering at our wedding in October at the ISM. The food was great and we all had a great time!

Suzanne, Bride Indiana State Museum September 23, 2014

I’ve received numerous compliments about the event, but especially the food!  I know without a shadow of a doubt we wouldn’t have had the success we did without your expertise!  I know when Kahn’s Catering is involved, things will go well.  Thank you to the servers, the bartenders and set up/clean up crew for a professional job very well done!

Delores, Roche Diagostics Indiana State Museum September 23, 2014

I have had HUNDREDS of emails & phone calls saying that the FOOD was AMAZING!!! Especially the lamb chops & tuna!!!! BEST TUNA EVER!!! I have heard it ALL DAY. You really went out of your way to above and beyond accommodate me.  I had 6 people ( I counted) tell me that YOU ARE THE BEST CATERER IN TOWN!!!!

Dori, Mother of the Bride Indiana State Museum September 23, 2014

We received nothing but praise about the food and your staff. The food was delicious (I wish I got to eat more), the presentation was beautiful,  and the service was fantastic. You were a pleasure to work with.

Brandon, Groom Indiana State Museum September 23, 2014

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Rapp Reception Hall

Located on level 3, this gallery foyer provides dramatic views of the Capital Dome and the downtown skyline while adjacent NiSource and featured exhibit galleries are available for guests to enjoy.

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Capacity: 80-250 (80 Seated Dinner)

Price: $$$

Canal Overlook Bridge

With its contemporary design and views of White River State Park this space is ideal for smaller more intimate ceremonies and receptions.

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Capacity: 60-250 (60 Seated Dinner)

Price: $$

Governor Frank and Judy O’Bannon Great Hall & Ball Family Terrace

Celebrate in an open and stunning space featuring a 100-ft ceiling and the locally inspired Indiana obelisk. Guests can peruse the canal and enjoy the spectacular views of Military Park.

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Capacity: 250-500 (250 Seated Dinner)

Price: $$$$

Museum Package

Includes Governor Frank and Judy O’Bannon Great Hall & Ball Family Terrace, Farmers Market Café & Terrace, Rapp Reception Hall, Canal Overlook Bridge and all permanent galleries. Excludes IMAX.

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Capacity: 2500

Price: $$$$