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.
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!
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!
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.
Ruthmere Museum Campus Price Rates
We know that you are being safe and careful during this difficult time. Ruthmere has created a special promotion for a Small Elopement Wedding with a $240 Bronze Membership required, $400 will cover the cost of bride and groom, individual who officiating and one other guest. Choose from a Romantic Parlor Wedding at Havilah Beardsley House, or the Ruthmere Vintage Wedding Garden (weather permitting), the Majestic Game Room or the Colorful Ruthmere Greenhouse. Add $100 for each additional guest. These romantic sites are the perfect place to begin your life together. In years to come return to celebrate your special day!
Team of Ruthmere Museum Campus
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.