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Butterfield Family Pavilion
Event Facilities
Location: Evans Avenue and Calumet Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cost: Resident rate: $325
Standard rate: $350
Stage rental: $60
Outside of Butterfield Family Pavilion

Pavilion Features
The enclosed, 5,000-square-foot Butterfield Family Pavilion at Old Fairgrounds Park offers plenty of space for wedding receptions, graduation parties, group meetings, and entertainment needs. Features include handicap-accessible restrooms, a kitchen equipped with sink, refrigerator, and stove, and a seating capacity of 250. 

The pavilion is a seasonal building that is open from April 15 to October 15 (approximately). Please note, the pavilion is not heated or air-conditioned.
Guests are advised to dress appropriately for the weather. 

Reservation Information
The pavilion may be reserved up to two years in advance. Prices include table and chair set-up for up to 250 and includes use of the kitchen. A non-refundable full payment for pavilion reservations is due when making the reservation.  Reservations are one day beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 12 midnight.  Fees are $325 for residents and $350 plus tax for non-residents.  Appointments to view the pavilion must be made in advance by calling 219-462-5144.  Appointments may be available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. only.

Want to set up the day before your reservation? We now offer a discounted early set-up fee on Monday through Friday only. You may have access to the pavilion at 4:00 pm CT the day before your reservation for only $125 plus tax. This fee only applies with a fully paid primary reservation.

All rental fees are subject to Indiana sales tax. For reservation information, call the parks office at 219.462.5144, or register online.

Current and Upcoming Events For This Facility

Date Event Title
4:30 to 6:30 PM, with a short program starting at 5:30 PM.
Friends & Legends Reception
Please join the Valpo Parks Foundation at the business-casual "Celebrating Friends & Legends" reception as it honors those who support the mission of the Foundation.

Most especially after the October 2104 ValPLAYso - Next Generation community build, we encourage those involved to come and celebrate their success in building both a playground and GREAT community spirit.

The "Art & Irene Malasto Legends Award" will be presented as the Foundation's highest honor to give recognition and appreciation to a person or business that has supported the Valpo Parks in a significant way through volunteer service, leadership, and/or gifts of financial support. Gus Olympidis, Founder and CEO of Family Express Corporation, is this year's recipient.

The Legendary Friends Award is being awarded doubly this year. Kaye Frataccia and Rob Thorgren receive the award this year after the outstanding commitment to ValPLAYso.

Their commitments to the Parks have inspired others to follow in their e