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Butler University

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4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Party | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:350
Meeting
Rooms:60
Maximum
Overnight:1200
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  • East Mall, Butler UniversityEast Mall, Butler University
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  • Reilly Room, Atherton Union, Butler UniversityReilly Room, Atherton Union, Butler University
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  • The Chain S. Sandhu Rooftop Garden, picture by @katherine.mei.studioThe Chain S. Sandhu Rooftop Garden, picture by @katherine.mei.studio

About

About Butler University

Located in the heart of Indianapolis, Indiana, Butler University provides a welcoming and flexible urban setting for conferences and camps with summertime accommodations on our campus. We are extremely proud of our long tradition of academic excellence, and trust you will enjoy our beautiful campus and facilities.

Butler University offers residential hall housing to both on- and off-campus groups for summer conferences and camps from Memorial Day Weekend through the last full weekend in July.

University facilities are available for rent when not in use for academic activities. Space options range from small conference rooms to large auditoriums, most with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. Local and national organizations have found Butler to be a pleasant, productive, and convenient location for seminars, conferences, and meetings.
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Butler University is located just 15 minutes north of the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Lousiville KY- 120 mi Chicago IL- 180 mi Columbus OH- 180 mi

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Indianapolis International Airport - 25 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Fee

CATERING
Catering is available for events through Butler University's dining services. We provide a wide variety of options from formal banquets to boxed lunches. Our chefs pride themselves on using organic, locally sourced ingredients and offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Whether you’re ordering lunch for a meeting, planning a reception for 200, or stressing out about a five-course dinner for a visiting VIP, we offer the complete range of services to ensure your event is a stellar success. Our chefs are culinary all-stars, and they love making custom menus, as well as classic comforts, that are not just healthy and delicious, they’re locally and humanely sourced. Our experienced staff can execute your vision with unparalleled service and taste. Dive into our sustainability standards and diverse menu offerings to discover what makes us uniquely Bon Appétit.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Television
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Hiking
Running
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Laptops
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Wi-Fi
Team Building
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

350 Attendees


60 Spaces

:
Seated Reception 240

TECHNOLOGY
Butler University's campus is equipped with free high-speed internet for all guests. Many spaces include projectors, screens, or computers and other AV equipment may be available upon request.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


LaptopsMicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyNO
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

1200 Overnight Guests

Yes
Free YES


Handicap accessible and gender inclusive restrooms available

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Accommodations

Accommodations

1200
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 600 beds | floorplan
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Exterior of Irvington House at Butler University

Opened in 2018, Irvington house is a suite-style residence hall which includes on-site fitness center, game room, TV lounges, full kitchen and laundry facilities. (AVAILABLE ONLY DURING SUMMER CONFERENCE SEASON). 
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | 600 beds | floorplan
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Exterior of Fairview House at Butler University

Opened in 2016, Fairview house offers 8-person and 6-person pod style living. Each pod includes double bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchenette and living room. Fairview house also has on-site fitness center, game lounge, TV lounges and laundry facilities. (AVAILABLE ONLY DURING SUMMER CONFERENCE SEASON).
A/C This accommodation has A/C
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Exterior of the Hospitality House on South Campus at Butler University

This Magnificent English Colonial home, built in the year 1929, is nestled on the banks of the White River and Indianapolis Central Canal in a town that was known as Shooters Hill until 1951. Acquired by Butler University in 2018, the house is host to guests of Butler, Christian Theological Seminary (CTS), and the Indianapolis community. It is the focal point of University Event's newly developing guest housing options at Butler University, and host to a variety of events. These events have included departmental retreats and alumni wine and dessert tasting gatherings. With new life and daily upgrades, the Hospitality House will serve the community of Butler University families, visitors, and guests for years to come!

The Hospitality House consists of private and shared hall bathrooms. The first floor of the house is open to all guests to use and includes and fully equipped kitchen, dinning room, library, and living room. Laundry facilities for guests are located in the basement of the Hospitality House and are free for all guests. The room accommodations include XL twin bed, desk and chair, dresser, closet, and full bed and bath linen bundle. Over the past year, we have upgraded two rooms into deluxe suites. These rooms include a queen bed, desk and chair, private bathroom, hospitality cabinet unit with mini-fridge and microwave, smart TV, and full bed and bath linen bundle. As we continue to make upgrades, we look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Butler University!
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 2 rooms | 2 beds
Located across the street from Historic Hinkle Fieldhouse This duplex has two separate yet identical sides. Each side has two bedrooms, one bath, full kitchen, living room and laundry facilities.
A/C This accommodation has A/C

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Television
Television
Washer/Dryer
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Biking
Hiking
Hiking
Running
Running
Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Sound System
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Team Building
Team Building


Unique Experiences
Hinkle Fieldhouse has reigned as one of the nation’s great sports arenas for more than eight decades. The classic facility was constructed in 1928 and it has stood up to the test of time, maintaining the splendor, character and atmosphere that made it one of the nation’s most famous basketball arenas for nearly a century. And during the summer of 2014, the Fieldhouse underwent a major $36 million renovation that provided significant upgrades and improvements to make a great facility even better! In addition to being the home of Butler basketball, the Fieldhouse has been host to a Nobel laureate, six U. S. presidents (Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush), the Billy Graham Crusade, the Sonja Henie Ice Show, four professional basketball teams, the U.S. Olympic basketball trials, the first USA-USSR basketball game, all-star basketball games for the NBA and ABA as well as the East-West College All-Stars, the nationally-prominent Butler Relays in track, tennis matches of both Bill Tilden and Jack Kramer, the 1982 World Goal Ball Championships, a three-ring circus, several equestrian events, the Roller Derby, and a six-day bicycle race. The building also housed the U. S. military as a barracks during World War II. And Butler’s homecourt was in the spotlight world-wide as the site of the championship game in the popular movie “Hoosiers.”

Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
350
Overall
240
Seated
Catered Event


Meeting + Event Spaces
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Sweeney Chapel, Exterior

A traditional chapel setting including pipe organ or piano with seating for 260 guests on the main floor or 284 including choral seats
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Holcomb Observatory
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Holcomb Observatory

A unique event space inside the observatory, rental includes a planetarium show and ability to look through the telescope (weather permitted)
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Holcomb Gardens
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Holcomb Gardens

A large, open outdoor venue in a beatiful garden along the canal 
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Reflecting Patio

An intimate outdoor setting alongside a reflecting pool featuring fountain and belltower
| 15' x 15' SQ FT | image
Carillon Patio

Outdoor venue nestled at the foot on the Carillon belltower alongside the reflecting pool with fountain
| 40' x 60' SQ FT | image

An outdoor patio featuring fountain and ability for outdoor seating
| 55' x 101' SQ FT | image
Reilly Room, Atherton Union
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Reilly Room, Atherton Union

Large meeting room with potential for multiple setup styles including banquet, open floor, or presentation
| 32' x 54' SQ FT | image
Johnson Board Room, Robertson Hall
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Johnson Board Room, Robertson Hall

Meeting room with ornately painted walls and AV capabilities 
| 32' x 58' SQ FT | image

Located in Robertson Hall, a room with many setup options including open floor, banquet or presentation
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Fairview Community Room, Fairview House
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The Chain S. Sandhu Rooftop Garden, Butler University
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The Chain S. Sandhu Rooftop Garden, Photo by: @katherine.mei.studio

Have your special event over looking the beautiful campus of Butler University on The Chain S. Sandhu Rooftop Garden. The Rooftop Garden was opened with the new building in 2019 and is a great location for a personal event, corporate retreat, or a dinner above Butler!

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES
NO


Catering
Catering is available for events through Butler University's dining services. We provide a wide variety of options from formal banquets to boxed lunches. Our chefs pride themselves on using organic, locally sourced ingredients and offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Whether you’re ordering lunch for a meeting, planning a reception for 200, or stressing out about a five-course dinner for a visiting VIP, we offer the complete range of services to ensure your event is a stellar success. Our chefs are culinary all-stars, and they love making custom menus, as well as classic comforts, that are not just healthy and delicious, they’re locally and humanely sourced. Our experienced staff can execute your vision with unparalleled service and taste. Dive into our sustainability standards and diverse menu offerings to discover what makes us uniquely Bon Appétit.
Dining Options
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Chatham Tap, Butler University

Everyone needs a neighborhood pub. At Chatham Tap, we bring the tradition of the English “local” to you. We offer an extensive beer list with taps featuring a mix of imports and local craft beer, an award-winning food menu, and plenty of HD TV’s so you can follow your favorite teams.
Chatham Tap is the place to be for the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, World Cup, and European Championships. You’ll find plenty of soccer enthusiasts ready to discuss last week’s results, next week’s matches, and everything happening in between.
So pull up a bar stool, order up a pint and a sarnie, and settle in.

At Chatham Tap, You’ll Never Drink Alone!

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Indianapolis International Airport - 25 minutes
Nearby Cities
Butler University is located just 15 minutes north of the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Lousiville KY- 120 mi Chicago IL- 180 mi Columbus OH- 180 mi
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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Formerly known as the Indianapolis Museum of art, Newfields is an internationally renowned art museum focusing on art and nature. Galleries are surrounded by gardens and interactive outdoor art installations. 
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The world’s largest children’s, museum, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is five floors of interactive exhibits for children of all ages. Featuring dinosaur habitats, a carousel, and a steam engine among others, the museum offers exciting educational experiences to entertain children and adults alike.
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The Indianapolis zoo features over 1400 animals as well as playgrounds, carousel and interactive stations to feed animals such as giraffes, flamingos and lorikeets 
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This 8-mile cultural trails connects all six of Indianapolis’ cultural districts. With both biking and walking paths, visitors can experience a wide range of Indianapolis’s food, cultural and entertainment amenities
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Lucas Oil Stadium is home to both the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts football team and the Indy Eleven soccer team as well as a popular venue for concerts and other events



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