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The Indianapolis Propylaeum

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These prices are available for the months of Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Dec.
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$750 starting price
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$750 starting price

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The Indianapolis Propylaeum is a unique historic wedding venue in Indianapolis’ Old Northside neighborhood. Standing in its North Delaware Street location for nearly a century, The Propylaeum was formed as a civic organization for women in the city and named for the Greek word for “gateway” to allude to the opportunities it would usher to its members.

Facilities and Capacity
The experienced, professional Indianapolis Propylaeum staff is there to work with you to make your wedding a dream come true; they’ll work hard to ensure all details are just right, such as which of the three spaces would be best for your event; both indoor and outdoor spots are available. The maximum guest capacity is 125 people.

Accommodations
With The Indianapolis Propylaeum, your guests can party until they’re tired and then head to an on-site room to rest up for the night. The second and third floors of the mansion hold 6 overnight rooms, sleeping 14 guests. Additionally, there’s an on-site bridal suite and grooms parlor, which will certainly be useful come the big day.

Services & Amenities Offered
The Indianapolis Propylaeum provides a number of event items, including tables with linens and chairs with covers; they’ll take care of setup and teardown, too, which should be music to your ears. Services and offerings include:

  • Outside vendors
  • Audio equipment
  • Dance floor
  • Event tables
  • Event Chairs
  • Private parking lot with 45 spots
  • Bar Area
  • Baby Grand Piano

Location
The wheelchair-accessible venue is tied to all sorts of love-centric affairs, from elopements, ceremonies and receptions to engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers. Listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks, The Propylaeum also maintains both a Victorian house and a carriage house on the grounds as well. This venue is just five minutes from all of the hubbub in downtown Indianapolis, and they offer tours of the mansion as well as on-site parking. The Indianapolis Propylaeum has hosted many kinds of other events since 1924, such as classes, fundraisers, and corporate dinners.

History
The idea for a building in Indianapolis that would support and cultivate women’s interests in art, science and education was put forth in the summer of 1888. Famed suffragist May Wright Sewell was named president and the name, Greek for “gateway” was chosen. By the winter, a lot was purchased at 17 East North Street, which is now the site of the World War Memorial Plaza. This first building was dedicated in 1891, while the current building was occupied by The Propylaeum in 1923.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Stations

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
December
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Linda Married on 06/03/2017
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    My review is from the perspective of the wedding day (6/3/2017) itself from the mother of the bride. Everything looked lovely, the dining room, the grounds, the entire house. Everything went so smoothly, largely because of Elizabeth who was everywhere helping with all the little details, including several things which weren't really her responsibility. Thank you so much Elizabeth for making it a very special day, memorable for all the right reasons.
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    Natalie Married on 10/08/2016
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    The Propylaeum is a hidden gem in Indianapolis. The old Victorian mansion is gorgeous! I was searching for a vintage venue, and a friend recommended The Propylaeum. After our first visit we were in love! We had our ceremony on the front porch on a beautiful fall day. All my centerpieces and flowers were focused around the vintage feel of the house. On the big day everything looked stunning! My dream wedding had come true, without any hiccups! Elizabeth and her staff were fantastic! MBP was the caterer and the food was delicious!! My family stayed the night at house because it was so beautiful and affordable. They rented out all the rooms as a family reunion and had a blast staying there! The venue in general is so affordable for downtown Indianapolis. The Propylaeum will always hold a special place in my heart for giving me the most perfect day of my life. Thank you!!!
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    Ginny Married on 04/09/2016
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    event was wonderful it seemed well attended and food was lovely thank you so much for all your help.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

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This is a venue we love to work at often! Elizabeth and her team are top notch!

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The Indianapolis Propylaeum frequently asked questions

The Indianapolis Propylaeum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Indianapolis Propylaeum includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
The space offered by The Indianapolis Propylaeum for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion
The Indianapolis Propylaeum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Indianapolis Propylaeum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Indianapolis Propylaeum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
The Indianapolis Propylaeum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Indianapolis Propylaeum is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time and 4.7 in flexibility.

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