Brunch at the Historic Benton House

IRVINGTON — The public is cordially invited to attend a get-acquainted brunch Saturday, February 9th from 10 a.m. until noon honoring the Historic Benton House’s Sweetheart Volunteers. The Historic Benton House is located at 312 S. Downey Avenue (south off 5300 east Washington St.). It is casual attire and there is no charge. For more information call 356-8692. (Sponsored by the Benton House Association.)
The Benton House is a perfect place to hold private parties, meetings and receptions. It is an ideal setting for small weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers or birthdays in a Victorian setting for a modest fee. The home is beautifully maintained with room for up to 50 for a reception or buffet. It has a kitchen for the caterer and tables and chairs available. The grounds have been restored and would enhance any outdoor gathering. Attention brides-to-be: This is the time to check out this beautiful historic home.
Guests can tour the 1873 French Mansard style brick home built by Nicholas Ohmer. It was named after Dr. Benton who was President of Butler University (1880-1907), when Butler was located in Irvington. In 1973 the house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only house on the National Register on the Indianapolis east side that is available to the public to rent for events. Visit the website