Conferences & Special Events

Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions

We are pleased you are considering Butler University for your event. We have indoor and outdoor locations available to accommodate up to 240 guests. Below are space specifications and pricing for you to review. You will also find a list of approved caterers.  

Summer weddings (May 15 to August 15) may be booked one year in advance. Events to be held while classes are in session can be scheduled after May 3 for the current or following academic year (August-May).

For additional information and pictures, please refer to our Wedding Brochure.

Room Specifications and Rental

Norris Plaza*

  • Outdoor location
  • Dimension 40' x 60'
  • Capacity for ceremony is 240 guests
  • Capacity for reception is 120 guests
  • Rental price for ceremony is $1,800
  • Rental price for reception is $4,700, includes tent
  • Butler owned chairs included

Norris Plaza Wedding

                  Norrs Plaza Ceremony

 Holcomb Gardens*

  • Outdoor location
  • Capacity 240
  • Rental price for ceremony is $2,000
  • Pricing for rental items available based on consultation
  • Butler owned chairs included

Holcomb Gardens Ceremony                 Holcomb Ceremony

Reflecting Pond Patio*

  • Outdoor location
  • Dimension 20' x 20'
  • Capacity for ceremony is 50 guests
  • Rental price for ceremony is $500
  • Butler owned chairs included

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Carillon Patio*

  • Outdoor location
  • Dimension 15' x 15'
  • Capacity for ceremony is 32 guests
  • Rental price for ceremony $500
  • Butler owned chairs included

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Reilly Room

  • Indoor location in Atherton Union
  • Dimension 55' x 101'
  • Capacity for ceremony is 350 guests
  • Capacity for reception is 240 guests
  • Rental price for ceremony or reception is $3,000
  • Butler owned tables and chairs included

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Johnson Room

  • Indoor location in Robertson Hall
  • Dimension 32' x 54'
  • Capacity for ceremony is 150 guests
  • Capacity for reception is 72 guests
  • Rental price for ceremony or reception is $2,000
  • Butler owned tables and chairs included

Johnson Board Room                  Johnson Board Room in Rounds

Ford Salon

  • Indoor location in Robertson Hall
  • Dimension 32' x 58'
  • Capacity for ceremony is 120 guests
  • Capacity for reception is 72 guests
  • Rental price for ceremony or reception is $2,000
  • Butler owned tables and chairs included

 Ford Salon

* In the event that inclement weather affects the rental of an outdoor location, an appropriate indoor space will be provided at no additional charge.

Additional Details

  • 50% discount on ceremony location, when renting reception location.
  • 25% Discount on published room rental rates for Butler alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Prices are subject to change without notification. Prices do not include 7% sales tax which will be added to the rental agreement

*Only the greater of the two discounts may be applied.

                                                                     Approved Caterers

             Butler Catering

Great Cooks & Company

                      (317) 940-9764          (317) 290-7042
www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSMW/Butler/Catering       www.greatcooks.biz

             Hoaglin Fine Catering

        Kahn's Catering

                       (317) 924-3389         (317) 817-9473
              www.hoaglinfinecatering.com     www.kahnskatering.com

            M B P Distinctive Catering

           Mills Catering

                       (317) 636-4444           (317) 254-0705
                  www.mbpcatering.com     www.millscatering.com

          Thomas Caterers of Distinction

                       (317) 542-8333
                   www.thomascaterers.com