Yvonne Todd - Catering and Banquet Sales Manager
Do you know about the Café on the Common
? Or have you experienced the wafting aromas from the Prairie Grill?
As the Catering & Banquet Sales manager here at Conner Prairie, I am a person that can tell you all about our wonderful food options. My department colleagues and I are ready and willing to service almost any food and beverage need that you may have as you plan a day at Conner Prairie – enjoying your membership or coming to gaze at the night sky as you listen to an Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performance on the prairie, or prepare for a special day in your families’ lives such as a wedding, memorial or just for fun.
Café on the Common is a casual dining experience open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. during park hours. From salads and sandwiches to cool beverages and sweet tooth satisfiers, you’ll walk away fulfilled and ready to take on the rest of your experience, be it a balloon voyage
or a stroll through Prairietown
The Overlook is what used to be commonly known as Persimmons and/or the Eatery. As the outward growth of the community continues, there are now many more options from which the casual diner has to choose; alas the Persimmons and the Eatery are no more. However, that is good news for me! I now have an additional great venue in which I can assist a bride and groom in dreaming up their Conner Prairie wedding. We can also incorporate the use of the Featherston Barn, the Hilltop overlooking the prairie in full bloom or even the unique Chinese House for a very intimate event. Our rentable venues accommodate groups from as few as 10 to as many as 250.
On a summer night, if you haven’t yet experienced a Symphony on the Prairie
(SOP), you do not know what you are missing! If you have, but not yet this year, you’ll want to note our newest improvements to the SOP experience. Guests have always enjoyed the casualness of being able to cart their own “imbibement” and food into SOP events. We now can make that experience a little more enjoyable as we offer beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks throughout all of the SOP events via the Prairie Grill and/our independent service tents around the Symphony grounds. Also, we have an alliance with a private caterer that has a tasty menu for box lunches to a family-style served meal.
If you haven’t thought about dining at Conner Prairie in a while, you might want to add this to your weekly bucket list. Hope to see you soon!