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Ruthmere Museum Campus

Elkhart, IN View map
Up to 150 guests

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Up to 150 guests

Facilities and Capacity

Ruthmere Museum Campus offers three unique opportunities for your wedding ceremony. This extensive estate offers several historic museum properties that can serve as settings for your special day. From intimate elopements to grand celebrations, your day here will be surrounded by history, art, and elegance.

Ruthmere Mansion - The Diamond!

The most precious jewel of all, the Diamond, Ruthmere Mansion offers an exquisite wedding experience. Ruthmere Mansion was built in 1908 and is in the Historic Beardsley District in Elkhart, Indiana. Your grand celebration will take place in a vintage setting surrounded by history, art, and elegance. The main courtyard is a traditional French “blue and white” formal garden and seats 150 guests at outdoor ceremonies during the warm summer months and into the early fall.

  • Round tables and chairs, linens, and an arch are provided
  • Venue will supply a list of preferred vendors for other needs
  • Covered piazza, marble fountain in the wedding garden
  • Expansive lawns can be set up for outdoor receptions
  • Dressing suite for bride and her maids

The Ruby!

You might have heard the term “MicroWedding” floating around recently—this type of wedding has become hugely popular during the COVID pandemic. You might think of a MicroWedding as a miniature version of a regular-sized wedding. Ruthmere Museum Campus offers several sites that are perfect for your special day. The MicroWedding costs $400 and is limited to 5 individuals (bridegroom, bride, officiate and 2 witnesses). Added guests will be charged an additional amount. If you want an intimate and personal wedding celebration our Ruby MicroWedding is the answer!

  • Wedding limited to 5 (bridegroom, bride, officiate and 2 witnesses) - $400
  • Added guests will be charged an additonal amount
  • 4 sites available for Ruby Microwedding

The Emerald!

Opting for a historic venue—we have a perfect place for you: The Emerald of Ruthmere Campus, The Havilah Beardsley House! This historic home was built in 1848 for Elkhart’s founder, Havilah Beardsley. On-site accommodations are available in the Havilah Beardsley House, which is elegantly furnished with chaise lounges, hardwood floors, and a marble fireplace. From the grand staircase to the classic Italian marble fireplace, your day will become an unforgettable event!

  • Ceremony space is limited to 25 people
  • Inquire regarding reception options
  • Dressing suite for bride and her maids

Services Offered

Rental of the Ruthmere Museum Campus comes with comprehensive services to facilitate ease and convenience on the big day. A wedding coordinator is available to help with all the couples’ planning needs and can help scout the best spots for the ceremony and reception. Tables and chairs, linens, and an arch are provided, and the venue will supply a list of preferred vendors for other needs. The staff is happy to work with couples to accommodate any request and ensure that each wedding is a day to remember.

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?

$1,250

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

$1,250

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

Yes

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

$1,250

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

$1,250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Linens
Parking
Set Up

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Decor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
November
December
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Team

Joy  Olsen
Joy Olsen
Collections Manager/Wedding Coordinator

Joy is warm, charming, flexible yet organized. She has a long history of working with brides and grooms and keeps up on what is trending for weddings. She will work closely with you to make your day special and memorable. She has answers to your questions and wants to meet with you and explore ideas for your dream wedding.

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302 East Beardsley Ave. Elkhart, IN, 46514
5742640330
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Ruthmere Museum Campus frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Ruthmere Museum Campus?

Ruthmere Museum Campus includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up

What are the most important characteristics of Ruthmere Museum Campus in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Ruthmere Museum Campus for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Ruthmere Museum Campus for wedding events?

Ruthmere Museum Campus offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Ruthmere Museum Campus offer?

Ruthmere Museum Campus offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Ruthmere Museum Campus offer for wedding events?

Ruthmere Museum Campus offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Ruthmere Museum Campus have available for wedding events?

Ruthmere Museum Campus offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Tables

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