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RL Wilson House

Noblesville, IN View map

About

Create a storybook romantic wedding with a touch of vintage chic at the R.L. Wilson House in Noblesville, Indiana. This elegant Victorian home is surrounded by arborvitaes and gardens in shades of blush and white and adds authentic character to a garden or classic wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

The R.L. Wilson House—adorned with antique furnishings, timeless woodwork, and glittering chandeliers—is wonderful for an intimate indoor ceremony and reception for 60. On the grounds, there are three areas for an outdoor wedding:

- Front Veranda: The front porch is framed by an intricately wrought iron fence, and has an adjoining space for a romantic tented reception for up to 175 people.
- Courtyard: Surrounded by tall hedges, hydrangeas, and rose bushes, the paved courtyard accommodates an open or tented reception for up to 175 guests.
- Secret Garden Oasis: Enter the lush garden beneath an ancient pine tree and twinkling lights. This secluded retreat can accommodate an open or tented garden wedding for parties up to 150 people.

Services Offered

A new wedding venue in Noblesville, R.L. Wilson House offers a unique mansion-style setting and attentive, flexible service from the friendly owners. Some such services include:

-Catering
-Outside vendors
-Outside alcohol

Cuisine

In-house chefs at the R.L. Wilson House offer artisanal dishes, and partner with Heavenly Sweets Cakes for all wedding and special occasion treats. Wine, champagne, and beer are available upon request.

History

The R.L. Wilson House was built in 1864 and is on the National Registry of Historic Houses. After a detailed, seven-year restoration process, the property received the Josiah Durfee Award from the Noblesville Preservation Alliance.

Location

A quaint city with immense charm, Noblesville was nominated as one of the “Best Small Towns” in America. The R.L Wilson House is located in the Historic District of Noblesville and is within walking distance to the town square.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,300

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,300

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Cake

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Limited Bar
Outside Alcohol

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Rated
4.7
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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Jourdan Married on 03/19/2016
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    We had a post-wedding brunch with extended family the day after our wedding, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the R.L. Wilson House. The food was delicious and the service was great. They were willing to be flexible with the menu when we asked about various options, and the prices were reasonable. They also offered us a great discount on the venue since we ordered our wedding cake through them. I would definitely recommend them to others!
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    Michele Married on 06/20/2015
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    I couldn’t be happier with my choice to go with Heavenly Sweets and the R.L. Wilson House for venue and catering. Planning a wedding from out of state (North Carolina) was stressful, but because I only had to deal with one vendor for all of the above, my stress was minimized considerably.
    The house is gorgeous and its inherent character added volumes to the look and feel of the reception. We wanted something small, intimate, and personal, but still elegant; the R.L. Wilson House embodies all those things. The reception itself exceeded my wildest expectations, in part because the staff was professional, courteous, and attentive to all the guests, allowing me to enjoy myself and not worry about details once the day arrived. Because of this, I remember my wedding day in terms of laughter and smiles, family and friends, and not last minute scrambles to find extra seating for surprise guests.
    Because the staff is small, they add personal touches you would find with every venue. For example, they catered to a very tiny guest by bringing him out his own slice of cake (he was very much enjoying his mother’s) and, because our server heard me gush about how excited I was for cake, I got an extra piece (it is good to be the bride!). And the cake! Literally the best cake I’ve had in my entire life, and a sentiment I’ve heard echoed from other guests. Considering our cake was very traditional white buttercream/white cake, this is an impressive feat. The dinner was exceptional, too, but I still can’t stop thinking about the cake.
    Throughout planning, Tanya listened to the elements of the day that were important to me, and was able to bring everything together as I imagined. Tanya has an eye for detail, a gift with food, and a breathtaking space to which she has devoted tremendous care. I would recommend Heavenly Sweets as a caterer, the RL Wilson House as a venue, and the combination, especially to someone looking to minimize the stress that comes with wedding planning.
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    I am so proud to be one of the first brides at the R.L. Wilson House! Such a gorgeous venue for an intimate and romantic wedding. The house is absolutely beautiful inside and out, and the grounds are well maintained and covered with beautiful plants and flowers. I had my wedding outside in the front, we got married on the second step of the porch with our guests in nice white chairs on the lawn! The chairs were provided by the RL Wilson (for cost) which made that part of the planning much easier for me. I didn't have to have ANY decorations because the house and grounds were so beautiful! It doesn't get much easier than that. Everyone commented how gorgeous and romantic the ceremony was. I had a cello player and pianist set up on the porch for our music and it was perfect. Tanya, the owner, was very easy to work with and answered any and all questions I had. She would let me pop over any time I wanted to come look.

    I loved this beautiful, unique venue and would absolutely recommend to anyone.

    I did not have my reception here (though would have LOVED to, the back area for an outdoor reception is perfect!).

    If I could give them 6 out of 5 stars, I would! :) You won't be disappointed. Definitely a gem. Whats even better is it new to weddings, so you can be a one of a kind bride!

Awards

  • 4

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Heavenly Sweets Cakes Heavenly Sweets Cakes Wedding Cakes

Beautiful venue and stunning grounds! The outside expansions expected for Spring 2015 will be a fabulous addition - can't wait to provide the wedding cakes!

Map

273 S 8th St Noblesville, IN, 46060
3177709435
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RL Wilson House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at RL Wilson House?

RL Wilson House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of RL Wilson House in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by RL Wilson House for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at RL Wilson House for wedding events?

RL Wilson House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does RL Wilson House offer?

RL Wilson House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does RL Wilson House offer for wedding events?

RL Wilson House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Cake

What percentage of users recommend RL Wilson House and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

RL Wilson House is recommended by 75% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in value, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.6 in professionalism.

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