Breezedale, the stately Victorian mansion that has graced the IUP campus since the mid-1800s, is home to the IUP Alumni Association and the IUP Office of Alumni Relations.
Breezedale was constructed in the late 1860s by James Sutton and his wife, Sarah Stansbury Sutton (James was the brother of John Sutton, Indiana’s first board president). It was eventually sold to John Elkin, a Supreme Court justice and Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate, and his wife, Adda Prothero Elkin. The interior reflects the Victorian and Edwardian periods, with bold colors, rich woodwork, and ornate furniture.
For more information, take a tour of the Breezedale Alumni Center.
The mansion’s second and third floors are home to the Alumni Relations staff, but its first floor can be rented.
(As of June 26, 2015)
Breezedale is available for small-group functions, such as special meetings, university receptions, workshops, and other appropriate events. Two groups may be scheduled simultaneously, but consideration must be given to the availability of parking and food service.
Events in Breezedale are scheduled through the IUP Office of Alumni Relations. No private family events, such as wedding or baby showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, weddings, or receptions, are permitted.
The following provisions govern the scheduling of events:
Find more information about renting Breezedale.
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