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The Benton House is available to all as a beautiful place to hold private parties, meetings and receptions. It is an ideal setting for small weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, receptions or birthdays in a Victorian setting. Kitchen facilities are available and are included in fees. The grounds have been restored and would enhance any outdoor gathering.

The house can accommodate approximately 50 people. For outdoor events, small tents can be set up on the lawn.

Competitive pricing ranges from $150.00-$550.00.  For more information call 317-357-0318 or email Megan Krol Schultz at BentonHouseEvents@gmail.com

 


~TESTIMONIALS~

“The Illustrious Clients of Indianapolis have held a Victorian Dinner each January at the Benton House for the past 20 years, and plan to return for many more years. Members of the Clients come from a variety of walks of life, but all share an interest in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories (the name of the group is taken from the title of one of those stories), his other works, and British life and history, especially during the Victorian era. The Benton House is a superb venue for the dinner as it dates from that period, has been carefully restored to as close to its original appearance as possible, and is furnished with authentic pieces appropriate to the time. Necessary renovations to provide the structure with modern conveniences and space for group activities have intruded only minimally on its character. The Illustrious Clients are fortunate to have found such a wonderful, historic home in which to enjoy our gathering each year, and we support the Irvington Historic Landmarks Foundation in its efforts to maintain the house and make it available to the community. (As an added attraction for the Clients, both the long-time manager of the Benton House and the landlord of 221B Baker Street are named Mrs. Hudson. A most curious coincidence!)” David Zauner, Illustrious Clients

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“We loved our wedding at the Benton House. It was the perfect intimate setting for our small affair. We love the character that the venue brought to our event. The staff was very accommodating and easy to work with. Absolutely a very pleasurable experience all the way around!” Scott & Audra Wolfe

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“We were very pleased with the Benton House. Its decor and historical charm gave the dinner a real sense of comfort and an “at home” feeling. Being from out of town, I appreciated the ease of having everything set up for us, and your willingness to work out arrangements with the caterer. I also thought the price was very reasonable. Overall, I was very pleased with the dinner that we had at the Benton House, and so was everyone else that was there. I had many comments on what a wonderful place it was.” Jean Studabaker

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“Linda, On behalf of Tennessee State University, Indianapolis Alumni Chapter, we held our annual Roundup at the Benton House. The facility was clean, spacious, beautiful landscaped and it was inexpenses to rent the house for a day. We also had a lot of parking space which was important and the house was fully equipped with all the necessities to have a gathering for our organization. Yes! I would rent the Benton House again in the near future.” Peggy Wimberly, President of the TSUAA, Indianapolis Chapter.

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“The Benton House is one of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen. It is kept in clean and pristine condition. I produce numerous special events and host gatherings throughout the year. I have used the Benton House on more than one occasion and have found the house to be very versatile, no matter what my event is. A great plus of the home is that you can bring your own food and drink in and you do not need to use an expensive caterer. This saves tremendously on the cost of an event. I have not done a wedding here, but feel that having a wedding at the Benton House would be charming and different from the normal places most people host their weddings. You cannot go wrong with the Benton House.” Kendra McClain

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“My husband and I wanted to have our wedding in a historic area that was quiet, charming and affordable. The Benton House in Irvington was a perfect fit. We used the interior of the gorgeous home for coffee and snacks, mingling and presents. Because we had more guests than would fit inside (approx. 150), we also set up a tent outside for music, food and fun. The Benton House was very gracious in terms of letting us set up and even have our rehearsal dinner at the house the day/evening before the wedding. Everyone who attended the wedding was in awe of the Benton House’s historic charm and the pictures turned out beautifully, as well.” Wendy Rose Gould

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“We had such a FABULOUS time at The Benton House-it couldn’t have been any nicer. The house was a hit and it was so wonderful having the entire space to ourselves and of course Matt Mills Catering was phenominal!! We will gladly spread the word and refer people to The Benton House. The Benton House is truly a gem! And thank you Linda for being just so wonderful to work with-you are a gem as well. And if you ever wanted a customer referral to place on your website, we would gladly write one.”
Jason & Laura Schlafer (Schwarz)

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“We used the Benton House for our New Years’ Day wedding. It is such a gorgeous, yet cozy venue. We had a small intimate wedding with around 50 guests. The Christmas decorations were still up and it was absolutely beautiful. It was really the perfect day and I am so glad we chose the Benton House for just a fraction of the price of similar venues.” Claire Sorensen

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“I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our gathering at the Benton House for my son’s wedding reception. The setting was perfect. The grounds around the house made for lovely pictures. I’m including a picture of my son and his wife with the front door as the background. The etched glass made a lovely backdrop. The house itself set a cozy and elegant mood. I also loved the idea that we did not have to add many decorations. It was great the way it was!
Our families also made many positive comments on the location. It is easy to find and really brings attention to the Irvington area. Since our family has always lived in Irvington, it was especially meaningful for my son to have his reception here. We all fit comfortably without being crowded yet cozy enough for good conversation. And the house itself made for good conversation. One grandma even reminisced about her grandma’s house that looked so similar. So, thank you for making available such a great venue for our gathering. It made for wonderful memories for our special occasion.” Cathy McAtee

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“We loved having our wedding at the Benton House. Our family who had never been to the irvington area thought it was absolutely beautiful.” Laura & Chad Christensen

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“The Benton House offered unique spaces with a cozy atmosphere for my sister’s bridal shower. Thank you to Linda Hudson for showing us the house not only once, but twice so that the bride-to-be could see it herself on our second visit. We wanted a setting that was beautiful, comfortable, and affordable for our 35 ladies, and Benton House was perfect.
On the day of the event, many guests commented that they had never heard of the home before but loved the ornate interior and floor plan. We also took advantage of the home’s outdoor areas with the gorgeous April weather and garden providing a lovely backdrop for photos of family and friends. What a smooth process from our first contact with Linda to our cleanup after the shower!” Lisa Duncan

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“Everyone loved the house!!! It was a hit! Thanks for having it available to the public at such a reasonable price.” Connie Gardner

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“The Benton House is a gem nestled in Historic Irvington. This was the site of a recent corporate holiday party. The site is quant and makes you feel as if you have stepped back into Victorian times. At Christmas time there are beautiful Victorian themed decorations that add to the ambiance of the home…. you almost expect Bob Cratchit to walk through the door with Tiny Tim on his shoulder.

The caretaker was helpful and made sure that we were well prepared, and Linda Hudson (the coordinator for events) was a pleasure each and every time that we talked or emailed. I would not hesitate for a second to use the Benton House for any event including a wedding or non business affair. The price is unbelievable and the customer service surpassed any and all my expectations.

(By the way, if you need a caterer in the area for your event, don’t hesitate to call Chef Alan & his wife Betsy @ Alan’s Catering…. I think he and Linda are in competition for best customer experience and to be quite honest, I think it was a tie for 1st place!) I could not be happier with my entire experience!” Carolyn Maniford