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       Founders Lodge Event and Conference Center

Founders Lodge Event and Conference Center is located on beautifully wooded property that is home to Girl Scouts of Central Indiana's Camp Dellwood on the west side of Indianapolis. This magnificently unique, convenient, and affordable event and conference venue is now available for rent for those outside the Girl Scout organization.

The Founders Lodge Event and Conference Center is a 37,000 square foot facility that was designed to complement the existing physical setting of the 141 wooded campus and to reflect the most innovative environmental design practices while honoring the rustic landscape. Let us help you plan a perfect event in our beautiful setting.  

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Convenient and affordable venue rentals: 

Corporate Retreats 
Holiday gatherings 
Parties and celebrations 

  • ABC Full View Conference Set Up
  • Room A Side View Better Lighting
  • lobby
  • LLC Lobby
All packages include

·         Catering kitchen (refrigerator, microwave, sink, ice maker, prep area) 

·         Projector with screens (laptop not included, HDMI connection required) 

·         Wireless microphone 

·         Lectern 

·         Host for your event 

·         Ample free parking 

·         Banquet tables with linens for food 

·         Tables and chairs 

·         Set up and tear down

·         Wall sized screen for viewing


Additional fees may apply based on specialized event needs. 


*Additional fees may be assessed for security during evening rentals or other special circumstances..

*If you are a not-for-profit organization please inquire about discounted rates.

50% deposit due upon rental reservation; final payment due 30 days prior to event. 

Entire rental areas:  

 8-hours use of Daisy, Pearl, Juliette room and all conference rooms, $2,000 

 8-hours use of Daisy, Pearl, Juliette room, all conference rooms and lobby set up with cocktail tables $2,500. 



Preferred caterers
City BBQ

Bringing the BBQ, Straight to you!

We've been catering events for more than 20 years and bringing our best to every single one. No matter what you're planning, we've got the BBQ for you, with a friendly team focused on making your event flawless and fun. Contact us today at 317.473.5850 to cater your special event. 

Jugs Catering

The Biggest is the Best

Established in 1967 by Charles “Jug” Eckert, Jug's Catering Service Inc has become a staple throughout the state of Indiana. We prepare meals onsite to ensure that you and your guests are served meals cooked moments before serving time. Please contact our office at 317.842.5879 to schedule catering for your next event.
Don’t forget to ask about our famous Fried Chicken and Brown County Biscuits with Apple Butter!


Simply delicious catering with a first class reputation. 

We cater anything and everything from small corporate gatherings to large full-service events! Sahm's Catering provides complete food service with a wide variety of menu options, from box lunches to international buffets and even onsite action stations. We also offer beverage service beginning with the basics such as soda, iced tea, and lemonade moving all the way up to premium bars. Contact us today 317.536.1305 to start planning your meal. 

Indy Fresh

We've catered to over a million people = we know our stuff! 

When it comes to amazing, affordable cuisine and a local team that truly cares, Indy Fresh has the catering component for your next event covered. No matter the type of location –we take pride in the flexibility & versatility that we are able to offer…even when it comes to where we’ll go! Contact us today 317.605.1200 to help you plan a perfect meal.


The most vital element of Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering is our detail to cuisine. We depend on the finest ingredients and use them in unique and imaginative ways while still preserving an extraordinary flavor. Our philosophy carries through all our prepared food from a simple box lunch or family dinner to weddings and lavish corporate parties for 1,000 or more people. Contact us today 317.283.2776 to plan your next meal. 

Plate it Up

Allow us to Plate It Up! 

We know your event should be a great experience. Whether it's an intimate wedding reception, a large scale corporate event, or conferences, we offer 20 years of experience in catering. Plate It Up offers a menu that spans a simple boxed lunch to gourmet delights. Chef Felicia Grady loves to bring her vast experience to your table. Contact us today at 317.658.5927 to start planning your event. 


Additional opportunities during your event

Take your event outside, incorporate team building and/or mental health wellness activities that can only be found at our unique camp setting.  

Additional opportunities during your event include: 

·         Archery 
·         Sling shots 
·         Air riflery 
·         Pedal cars 
·         Explore camp fitness trails/property 

Ask for more information about how to book these activities.

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We are excited to help you plan your event at the Founders Lodge Event and Conference Center. Please contact Polly Harker, director of event operations, at 317. 924.6011 for all your planning needs.