Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Parties
Youth Retreat/Camps

Unique Venue Feature

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.”


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.

To inquire about your event, please contact [email protected].

Food & Beverage Options

Chatham Tap

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!
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  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1200
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 1200
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Free
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Television
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi

Irvington House

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). 
600 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Fairview House

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).
600 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Hospitality House: South Campus

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!
11 Rooms | 11 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

49th St Duplex

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.
2 Rooms | 2 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Fitness Center
In-House Catering
Near Public Transit
Outdoor Space
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Running Trails
Sports Facilities
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


4600 Sunset Avenue,

Indianapolis Indianapolis, 46208



Nearby Airport

Indianapolis International Airport - 25 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Indianapolis International Airport - 25 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

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

Things to Know


In-house catering available

Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Can Bring In Own Food: No

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No

Cannabis Consumption: No

ADA Accessible: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes


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.

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen
  • Laptops
  • Microphones
  • Sound System