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Office of University Events

Weddings and Special Events

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.

Summer weddings and events (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 15 for the current or following academic year (August–May).

Room Specifications and Rental Rates

Norris Plaza*

  • Norris Plaza WeddingNorris Plaza WeddingOutdoor 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

 

Holcomb Gardens*

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

 

Reflecting Pond Patio*

  • Reflecting Pond PatioReflecting Pond PatioOutdoor location
  • Dimension 20' x 20'
  • Capacity for ceremony is 50 guests
  • Rental price for ceremony is $500
  • Butler-owned chairs included

 

Carillon Patio*

  • Reflecting Pond PatioCarillon PatioOutdoor location
  • Dimension 15' x 15'
  • Capacity for ceremony is 32 guests
  • Rental price for ceremony $500
  • Butler-owned chairs included

 

Reilly Room

  • Reilly RoomReilly Room eventsIndoor 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

 

Johnson Board Room

  • Johnson Board RoomJohnson Board RoomIndoor 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

Ford Salon

  • Ford SalonIndoor 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

* 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.
  • Please note that facility rental agreement and Certificate of Liability Insurance are required. Prices are subjected to change without notification. Prices do not include 7% sales tax which will be added to the rental contract. 

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

Butler University Catering

Butler CateringButler University Catering is the best choice for all of your wedding reception needs. Butler Catering is ready to make your event an outstanding and memorable occasion. Butler Catering understands that every client has a different view on how an event should be designed and looks forward to working with you to help create that special vision.

Butler Catering goes above and beyond to deliver you and your guests the best catering Indiana has to offer!

Butler University CateringFor more information, visit butler.campusdish.com/catering or contact Stephanie Haggard, Director of Catering, directly at shaggard@butler.edu or 317-940-9764.