Welcome to Circa 1856. Slow down.... take all the time you need. Wander over the 8-acres farmstead... meandor through the manicured gardens. Sit on the dock at the pond... watch the windmill spin in the breeze. Circa 1856 is so much more than "just" an event venue. We are the destination of country ambience and pure natural bliss.
Circa 1856 operates on one of the earliest farmsteads of La Porte, Indiana. The Replogle family established this farm in 1856. The farm has seen different families and many changes over the years, including the construction of the Machine Shed in 1880, the addition of the Big Red Barn in 1910 and The Pavillion in 2010. New owners, Tom and Dana Kutz are proud to continue the tradition of caring for this farmstead and enhancing the legacy of one of La Porte's founding families by showcasing the attention to detail in each structure and the lavishly manicured landscaping found throughout the property.
Event & Wedding Packages
Circa 1856 provides chairs & tables and parking attendants for every event. Weddings also include use of our Groom's Grotto as a bridal party lounge.
The brand new Bridal Cottage is an option for any bride and her bridesmaids to stay overnight on the property and have the full day of the wedding to get ready on site.
Our professional event planners will assit you with all your planning needs--from customizing wedding ceremony and reception spaces, to helping clients find the right vendors and entertainers.
Ask us about catering!
Circa 1856 has taken out the guess work about catering by partnering with Dane's Dishes-the area's award-winning provider of the best and freshest homemade food. Dane's Dishes will work with you to customize your menu, meet all dietary needs, and respect your budget.
Our 1856 farmstead features three distinct options for hosting special events:
Circa 1856 provides endless possibilities to customize your event.
Distinct wedding ceremony sites: the formal garden with grecian columns, the natural wood arbor at the pond's edge and the open air stage at in the shade of the big red barn.
Open spaces for specialty features, such as inflatable attractions, dunk tanks for parties, staging for live bands, yard games, or even to display classic cars or antique tractors.
Circa 1856 is truly a destination event experience that is limited only by the imagination of our clients.