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Morris-Butler House
1204 N Park Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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venue type: Historic Home / Building
venue style: Historic
catering: Offsite Catering (Multiple Vendor Selection)
max venue capacity: 75
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Adjacent to Indiana Landmarks Center, the Victorian-era Morris-Butler House offers a rich, historic ambiance for small gatherings.

Built in 1865 in the Second Empire style, Morris-Butler House is an ideal rental venue for smaller weddings, receptions, dinners, and other special events, educational programs, and small meetings. Rental spaces on the first floor—all furnished with antiques—include the formal parlor, dining room, and library. The rooms have rich color schemes, decorative painting, and the high ceilings and nearly floor-to-ceiling windows typical of high Victorian interiors. These areas are handicapped accessible through the use of an elevette from a private parking court. The house has a lower-level catering kitchen and on-site parking.
 
Parlor
Ideal for wedding ceremonies, luncheons, teas, dinners, lectures, meetings, seminars
Capacity: 40 seated ceremony, 32 seated dinner, 40 standing reception
The Victorian parlor features high ceilings, plaster moldings, a crystal chandelier, and a fireplace mantle topped by an immense gilt-framed mirror. For small weddings, the room’s bay window provides a lovely niche for minister and couple. The entry hall, furnished with Victorian antiques, can function as a check-in/welcome area.
 
Dining Room and Library
Ideal for receptions, luncheons, teas, dinners, meetings, lectures, seminars
Capacity: 40 seated at tables; 40 seated for a lecture; 40 standing reception
The dining room and adjoining library provide an elegant setting for a formal reception or meal, or an informal gathering. Both rooms feature Victorian furnishings, original fireplace mantles, and chandeliers. The entry hall can be used as a check-in/welcome area.
 
Lawn
Ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions, picturesque location for wedding party photos
Capacity: 125 seated, 250 standing reception
Morris-Butler House’s sizable front and side lawns have been used for outdoor weddings and receptions, beautiful settings with the Victorian home as backdrop. 

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