T.C. Steele Large Studio

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Host an inspiring event

Host your event among the rolling hills, scenic vistas, majestic trees and landscape that inspired noted Hoosier painter T.C. Steele and his wife Selma to build their home and cultivate beauty and art in Brown County.

T.C. Steele designed this studio to display his work in an atmosphere consistent with the surrounding landscape. The result was a beautiful space with a large window looking out into Brown County. It’s a great option for an indoor event with up to 50 guests.

T.C. Steele Large Studio Interior

Surround yourself with creativity

The Large Studio, built in 1916 and used primarily to display Steele’s work, is a striking indoor space, as well as a backdrop for outdoor events. The new visitor center offers classroom space, restrooms, a gift shop and other amenities. Inspired by picturesque Brown County, T.C. Steele was a celebrated member of the Hoosier Group of American regional impressionist painters and remains one of Indiana’s most honored artists. Guests are sure to be impressed by the beauty of this historic site.

What sets us apart

  • Art, history and nature on 211 acres
  • Conveniently located halfway between Bloomington and Nashville, Indiana
  • Easy on-site parking
  • Historically-significant restored gardens serve as a backdrop for your event
  • Scenic woodland setting for a variety of outdoor activities
  • Many photo opportunities available on the grounds
Bride and bridesmaids posing with blue bouquets
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T.C. Steele Large Studio Details

  • Pricing

    3 hour minimum.

    • Studio 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. only $200/hr
    • Ceremony Only $150/hr
      • Includes 1 hour for rehearsal and 2 hours for day of wedding (includes set up)
      • Only available during hours the site is open
      • No personnel
  • Capacity

    50 people

  • Details

    • Planned use of space must be approved
    • Not available before 5 pm
    • To book your event, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of rental space is required along with a signature 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.
    • Alcohol and catering services may be hired by the client. The client must provide a copy of the catering contract to the T.C. Steele 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.
    • 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 certificate of insurance is required for all rental events at T.C. Steele State Historic Site.
    • T.C. Steele 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

    Ashlynn Leigh Cakes
    812.603.2140
    [email protected]

    Underground Cupcake & Café
    812.935.5253
    [email protected]

    Cakes In Bloom
    812.876.2680
    [email protected]

    Two Sticks Bakery
    812.668.2125

    BAND/MUSIC

    Blonde Entertainment
    317.407.3468
    [email protected]

    The Bishops
    317.902.0555
    [email protected]hoo.com

    CATERING

    Hotel Nashville
    812.988.8400
    [email protected]

    KRC Banquets & Catering
    812.333.3431
    [email protected]

    Terry’s Catering
    812.333.0999
    [email protected]

    Sugar Daddy’s Cakes & Catering
    812.824.2253
    [email protected]

    Johnny’s Grub to Go
    812.606.8369

    DISC JOCKEYS

    Distinct Sound Entertainment
    317.983.3536
    [email protected]

    Maddox Entertainment Professional DJ Service
    812.343.7085
    [email protected]

    EVENT PLANNING

    Social Butterfly Planning Weddings & Events
    812.269.8917
    [email protected]

    Ashley Wedding and Events
    812.322.3952
    [email protected]

    Magical Moments Event Planning
    317.850.3052
    [email protected]

    Sincerely Yours
    812.785.1570
    [email protected]

    FLORAL

    Michael’s Flowers, Inc.
    812.988.7758
    www.michaelsflowersandantiques.com

    Village Florist
    812.988.7045
    [email protected]

    Cathy Teeters Beautiful Weddings & Design Studio
    812.327.9794
    [email protected]

    INVITATIONS

    Eye Thee Wed
    317.260.1825
    [email protected]

    Jupiter and Juno
    [email protected]

    OFFICIANTS

    Weddings by Keith Maddox, Officiant
    812.343.7085
    [email protected]

    Indy Wedding Officiants
    317.835.9026
    [email protected]

    Indy Wedding Pastors
    765.631.0320
    [email protected]

    PORTABLE TOILETS

    Buck Valley Portable Toilets
    812.988.6469
    www.buckvalleyseptic.com

    Hoosier Portable Restrooms
    317.844.6919
    www.hoosierportables.com

    Monroe Tuff Jon
    812.333.7187

    PHOTOGRAPHERS

    Chad Franz
    317.833.4833
    [email protected]

    In Bloom Photography
    812.606.4799
    [email protected]

    Lisa Berry Photography
    812.331.7889
    [email protected]

    Southern Touch Design
    706.604.2313
    [email protected]

    Chadon Photography
    812.339.2060
    www.chadon.com

    RENTALS

    Nashville Party Rentals
    812.269.8802
    [email protected]

    Perfect Parties Tents and Events
    812.334.2219
    [email protected]

    Vintage Farmhouse Tables
    317.646.6034
    [email protected]

    VIDEOGRAPHERS

    Cybil and Brandon Studios
    317.270.4496
    [email protected]

    Green Hat Media
    812.340.4451
    [email protected]

    Visuals by AJ
    574.220.1848
    [email protected]

LET OUR SPACE INSPIRE YOUR OWN HISTORY.

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