608 FIFTH STREET

COLUMBUS, INDIANA 47201

1-812-376-3663

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Pricing

Any of the first floor rooms—the dining room, library, tea room, or front parlor are available for event rentals, as well as the terrace or the gardens. Events are booked in 4-hour blocks. Discounts are available for not-for-profit organizations. 

  • $250 for one room 

  • $350 for two rooms

  • $450 for three rooms

  • $550 for a complete first floor rental (indoors only)

  • $550 for the terrace only 

  • $1000 for an outdoor event only; includes main garden and terrace space, only six hours of access, no rental equipment.

Number of Guests

Indoors, we can comfortably accommodate up to 50 guests for a sit-down dinner and up to 70 guests for an open-house style event (requires a full first floor rental). For an outdoor sit-down dinner, we can comfortably seat 50 guests on the terrace or 100 guests on both the terrace and upper lawn. Up to 150 guests can be comfortably accommodated for an outdoor open-house style event. 

Seating Capacities by Room: 
Dining Room — Seats up to 24 People

Front Parlor — Seats up to 16 People

Tea Room — Seats up to 12 People

Terrace Only — Seats up to 50 people

Terrace and Upper Lawn — Seats up to 100 People

Policies and Restrictions

The Inn can provide tables, folding chairs and white tablecloths for up to 50 people for no additional charge, as well as tables for a buffet, drinks or gifts. Equipment provided by the Inn will be set up by our staff before your event rental period begins. Additional equipment can be rented for a fee. Our event coordinator will be happy to provide a quote. Email is inn@irwingardens.com or call 812-376-3663.

We currently do not provide decorations or centerpieces.

Event rentals cannot begin earlier than 12:30pm due to breakfast and checkout of the overnight guests. All events must conclude no later than 9:00pm.

No loose glitter or confetti is permitted in your decorating scheme. 

 

Any setup and teardown not provided by the Inn must occur within your rental period. This includes any decorating you are planning on doing.  No tours of the upstairs rooms will be available during the event. 

Please be aware that the house/gardens have limited handicap accessibility. Please check with the Innkeeper if you have guests who need special assistance. 

You may not cook or prepare food on the property. You are more than welcome to bring in your own food or have a licensed caterer of your choice. 

All alcohol must be provided and served by the Inn. >> Download bar pricing and our wine/beer list. 

Please note that weddings, no matter their size cannot be booked under a private party rental. Download our Wedding Packages and Wedding Rental Contract for details about wedding prices and policies. 

A Note About Small Children... 

Although we do not have age restrictions regarding guests attending events, please be aware that small children are expected to be monitored by their parents at all times. We are a historic property filled with antiques and breakables, and the gardens have ledges, stairs and sunken fountain areas that could be hazardous to small children. Trampled flower beds and damaged antiques are a serious concern for us and will not be tolerated. Unattended or misbehaved children may be asked to leave an event with their parents.