Lanier Mansion Block

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Host in the center of historic elegance

From the expansive South Lawn to the intimate South Portico, our outdoor spaces meet a variety of event needs. The opulence of the mansion and stunning view of the Ohio River creates a memorable setting for your event.

Lanier Mansion Block Details

  • Pricing

    3 hr minimum

    South Lawn

    • Before 5 p.m. – $100/hr
    • After 5 p.m. – $150/hr

    North Lawn

    • Before 5 p.m. – $100/hr
    • After 5 p.m. – $150/hr

    Gazebo

    • Before 5 p.m. – $80/hr
    • After 5 p.m. – $100/hr

    South Portico

    • Before 5 p.m. – $80/hr
    • After 5 p.m. – $100/hr

    Site Buyout

    • Before 5 p.m. – not available
    • After 5 p.m. – $500/hr

    Ceremony Only $100/hr

    • Includes 1 hr rehearsal and 2 hrs for day of wedding (includes set-up)
    • Only available during hrs the site is open
    • No site personnel
  • Capacity

    500 people – South Lawn
    300 people – North Lawn
    100 people – Gazebo
    40 people maximum – South Portico
    (10 rows of 4 chairs on each side)

  • Details

    • To book your event, a deposit of 50% of rental space is required along with a signed agreement. A check, American Express, MasterCard or Visa are accepted forms of payment. Please note: Indiana sales tax of 7% applies to all rental fees.
    • There is a three hour minimum for each event. This includes one hour for set-up, one hour for your event and one hour for tear-down and clean-up. Extra hours for set-up, tear-down or the event may be added for an additional fee and must conclude by midnight.
    • A site buyout is an option. Please contact the site manager for details.
    • There is a parking lot available for guest parking on-site. Additional parking is available on surrounding streets.
    • Restrooms are available for an additional fee of $35/hr after 5 pm.
    • Alcohol and catering services may be hired by the client. The client must provide a copy of the catering contract to the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site manager at the time that the contract is signed. Caterers must show proof of all appropriate state licensing, including a valid liquor license.
    • A certificate of insurance is required for all rental events at Lanier Mansion State Historic Site.
    • Lanier Mansion State Historic Site at times could be considered under structural or cosmetic construction. Structural and/or cosmetic changes to the facility and its grounds includes but is not limited to gallery closures, improvements to the landscape, installation of art, etc. In the best efforts of the facility, plans will be communicated as early as possible to the client.
  • Preferred Vendors

    BAKERIES

    Horst’s Little Bakery Haus
    812.265.1295
    moehlmann1@msn.com

    Nancy’s Tasteful Cakes
    812.701.9330
    nancystastefulcakes@yahoo.com

    Royal Delights
    812.274.0323
    Website

    BAND/MUSIC

    The Juice Box Heroes
    502.751.3561
    thejuiceboxheroes.com

    My Yellow Rickshaw
    317.443.8111
    myyellowrickshaw.com

    Usual Suspects
    502.822.4550
    usualsuspects.us

    Wax Factory
    502.804.2230
    waxfactoryband.com

    CATERING

    Paradise Cove Catering, LLC
    812.701.4289
    relaxbeourguest.com

    Rolling Pin Catering
    812.689.5776
    rollingpincatering.com

    The Red Pepper Deli Café & Catering
    812.265.3354
    theredpepperdeli.com

    DISC JOCKEYS

    Audio Magic! Entertainment
    812.342.0022
    audiomagicentertainment.com

    V&M Entertainment
    812.672.4786
    Vm-entertainment.com

    EVENT PLANNERS

    Forget Me Knot
    812.621.0487
    FMKevents.com

    Just Breathe
    812.274.2500
    Justbreatheevent.com

    FLORAL

    Colonial Flower Shop
    812.265.4127
    colonialflowers11@frontier.com

    Ivy Vine Florist
    812.866.4433
    barry_hebner@yahoo.com

    INVITATIONS

    Jan Hurst Calligraphy
    502.383.4828
    Louisvillecalligraphy.com

    Jupiter and Juno
    317.718.8385
    jupiterandjunoshop.com

    OFFICIANTS

    Kentuckiana Wedding Officiants
    502.822.5913
    kyianawedding.com

    Indy Wedding Pastors
    765.631.0320
    indyweddingpastors.com

    PHOTOGRAPHERS

    Jasmine Norris Photo
    574.850.6481
    jasminenorris.com

    Laura J. Gardner Photography
    812.801.9237
    laurajgardner.com

    One Fine Day
    618.841.2150
    onefinedaysalonand-photography.com

    The Roxy Studio
    info@theroxystudio.com
    theroxystudio.com

    RENTALS

    Rent A Tent
    812.948.1911
    rentatentonline.com

    Party Central Rentals
    812.282.1055
    partycentralrental.com

    Seward Party Rentals
    812.988.8369
    sewardtents.com

    TNT Rentals
    812.265.9022
    TNTtoolrentals.com

    Big Top Tent
    502.744.4375
    bigtoptent.us

    VIDEOGRAPHERS

    C.Lyon Productions
    317.431.8557
    clyonproductions.com

    Toast Wedding Films
    317.627.3628
    Toastweddingfilms.com

Wedding Photos at Lanier Mansion

What sets us apart

  • Beautiful location on the Ohio River
  • Elegant Lanier Mansion serves as a backdrop for your event
  • Conveniently located in downtown Madison
  • Complimentary parking available for event guests
  • Additional rooms available for bridal party to use for additional fees
  • Several different event spaces to meet your needs
  • Many photo opportunities available on the mansion grounds

Masterful architecture

Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Lanier Mansion State Historic Site is considered the “Crown Jewel” of Madison’s historic district. It’s one of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in the country, with its beautiful façade and surrounding gardens.

Wedding Ceremony at Lanier Mansion

Designed by Madison architect Francis Costigan, this remarkable home built for James Franklin Doughty Lanier – one of the most important and influential figures in 19th-century Madison – was completed in 1844. The mansion exhibits many original Greek Revival features including its square plan, full façade porch on the south elevation, Corinthian columns on the south portico, Doric pilasters that appear on several locations on the exterior and more. Your guests will surely enjoy this one-of-a-kind setting!

LET OUR SPACE INSPIRE YOUR OWN HISTORY.

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