Say 'I Do' in our Venue

Historic Charm

Our stunning 1890s Victorian mansion makes the perfect backdrop for any elegant affair. From the hand-carved dark wood grand staircase in the foyer to the alluring ceiling murals, our 16,000 square foot home offers delicate details inside and out. Our to the wrought-iron fence surrounding the property and our iconic front doors are a wedding-day picture must. Complete with unique, antique furnishings, the Propylaeum is perfect for couples looking for a timeless, elegant estate just minutes from Downtown Indianapolis. 

Intimate Spaces

The Propylaeum has varied spaces for ceremonies and receptions to accommodate everything from an elopement to a 150-person gathering. The front parlors of the mansion are perfect for small ceremonies, while the carriage house can hold large indoor weddings and a dance floor. Our elevated porch overlooks an expansive lawn, ideal for outdoor soirees with room for tented parties.  With flexible access, couples can customize where they would like each wedding element, allowing each wedding to be unlike the last. 

Amenities

Our wedding package includes the following, but can be customized to fully suit your needs:

  • Exclusive Access to the Mansion and Carriage House the day of your wedding (time in space flexible)

  • Access to Two Ready Rooms

  • Reception and Ceremony Set-up and Tear-down

  • 5' Round Banquet tables or 6' Rectangular Tables with Floor-length Tablecloths and Covered Chairs

  • Bar Area

  • In-House Sound system with Microphone

  • 20' by 20' Dance Floor space in the Carriage House

  • Collaboration with our on-site Venue Coordinator, before and during event

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What people are saying about us

Romantically Perfect

Carol

October 2020

The Propylaeum was an amazingly romantic place to experience our daughter’s wedding. Our daughter chose this place because of its historical history and the fabulously grand house. The ceremony could be held outside on the lawn, the dinner inside the house, in the cozy and classy dinning room, and the reception in the carriage house...The team at the Propylaeum was professional and extremely helpful with all plans and understandingly patient with any needed changes. I cannot say enough nice things about LaurieAnne, the on-site wedding coordinator. She is amazing! She was so helpful and upbeat. She was calm and ready to help with absolutely everything. She is hands-down the best kept secret in the wedding industry. I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding for my daughter and my new son in-law. I highly recommend the Propylaeum for a wedding celebration. 

Rare Gem

Trenton

May 2019

 "For our wedding at the Propylaeum, my wife, Samantha, and I found that the atmosphere, buildup, and day-of experience that the staff provided and the venue offered were top-notch. The Propylaeum will forever hold a special place in our hearts, and we appreciated the smoothness with which our wedding proceeded. In the paragraphs below, I’ll throw around words like unique and historic, but I don’t use those words lightly. At the Propylaeum, Ella Fitzgerald can play across the same rooms—her smooth sound echoing off the classically decorated walls, floor, and ceiling—where soiree-attendees in the 30s and 40s might have downed cocktails and listened to those same songs stream from a Victrola phonograph. Venues like the Propylaeum are rare gems."

See the rest of the review here.

Micro-wedding Approved

Josh

January 2021

We rented out the Propylaeum as our wedding venue recently, and let me tell you it was FANTASTIC. It is such a beautiful place to get married. LaurieAnne makes all of the planning for the event easy. If you are getting married, this place is definitely worth checking out.

We stayed at the Propylaeum after the wedding as well and it's a great place to stay. Plenty of space and in a great area around Indy. Janice was fantastic helping with anything we needed during our stay!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the catering situation at the Propylaeum for weddings?

The Propylaeum is happy to partner with Jacquie's Gourmet Catering and Catering by Jonathan Byrd's for all weddings. Both of these caterers work directly with couples on menu options and pricing. The Propylaeum allows beer, wine, and liquor, and we can accommodate plated meals, buffet-style, cocktail receptions, and family style options. The Propylaeum handles all alcoholic beverage packages, including the staffing of bartenders, and we have options for beer, wine, and liquor bars. While our preferred caterers are the required caterer for all food and beverage needs, dessert can be provided by a 3rd party vendor.  

Will my wedding be the only event at the Propylaeum on the day-of?

Yes! We only allow one wedding per day at the Propylaeum in an effort to not only provide you with our full attention, but to allow full access of the property to each wedding. We want you and your guests to feel as if the mansion is your own home while you're with us, and allowing weddings to have exclusive use of our property during their special day is one way we can ensure that. 

Can I stay overnight before or after my wedding?

Absolutely, and we encourage wedding parties to consider staying the night before to allow enough time to get settled into the space and feel more comfortable.  Our overnight package includes all six bedrooms, early access to begin decorating, and breakfast the next morning. For an overview of the rooms, click here.  

Where can my guests park?

We have an on-site parking lot available to guests, as well as free street parking along Delaware and 14th streets.

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