The Bluffs at Conner Prairie

Ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions, galas and corporate retreats.

Ritz Charles has partnered with Conner Prairie to renovate and expand Eli Lilly’s historic Chinese House on the grounds of Conner Prairie. The restored Chinese house and new pavilion – The Bluffs at Conner Prairie – opened in the spring of 2019.  This stunning venue perched on the bluffs of the White River, surrounded by a stately forest and with beautiful views of the river, is available for ceremonies, receptions, galas and corporate retreats.

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Seating Capacities/Types

The bluffs at conner prairie

Just driving through the private forested lane, you will know you have stumbled onto something unique. Enclosed with glass on three sides allowing for amazing views of the White River and old growth wooded grounds, this indoor venue seems to bring the outside in. Enjoy cocktails on the patio, outdoor ceremonies and year round comfort in the beautiful pavilion.

Seats 350 or 250 with dance floor and 500 for stand up reception

Forest ceremonies

What is more enchanting than a wedding in the woods? Sunlight streaming through the treetops, birds chirping overhead and the smell of trees make for a beautiful, secluded ceremony throughout spring, summer and fall. Steps away from the indoor reception space and outdoor patio, The Bluffs at Conner Prairie’s ceremony space allows for the beauty of outdoor ceremonies with all of the convenience of an indoor reception.

eli lilly chinese house

Built in 1907 as a family home, the property was later acquired by Eli Lilly to be used as a family retreat. The venue remains reflective of Lilly’s love for Chinese culture through its architectural elements and décor. Attached to the main reception space, the Chinese House is perfect for cocktail hours, silent auctions, VIP spaces or intimate gatherings.


As a full-service Ritz Charles venue, your individual Event Specialist will assist in coordinating all food, beverage and rentals. Contact us today for a complete list of package inclusions.


The Bluffs at Conner Prairie is adjacent to the grounds of Conner Prairie and has its own private, gated entrance.

13080 Allisonville Road
Fishers, Indiana 46038

Conveniently located within two miles of several hotels. Free, onsite parking included.

The Bluffs at Conner Prairie

13400 Allisonville Road
Fishers, IN 46038