The Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens

10598 Eller Rd, Fishers, IN 46038 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens

Located in Fishers, Indiana, is The Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens. This property is full of history and can be ideal for weddings and other events. Named after its most notorious resident, Addison Clay Harris, this abode has stood the test of time for generations. Addison resided here from 1880 and served as the United States’ ambassador to Austria-Hungary from the years 1899 to 1901. In its new location, the house’s surrounding gardens offer visitors a pleasant mix of both heritage and native plants. Pops of colorful flora are included in the form of annual species, rounding out a lush landscape.

Facilities and Capacity

Upon arrival, couples and their wedding guests will encounter daffodils in the springtime or lilies in the late summer. A brick path will guide groups to a pergola arbor, adorned with roses of the New Dawn variety. The garden beyond is dotted with carefully curated flowering plants, contributing to an enchanting atmosphere that permeates the entire property. Coming up on The Ambassador House, a manicured lawn presents well with artful installations, such as renowned horticulture professional Pearl Fryer’s topiary. A Greek Revival style dominates the house, and wedding hosts will have access to it alongside the surrounding grounds. Celebrations taking place at this historic landmark can accommodate up to 250 guests with the provided tent facilities.

Services Offered

There are various event packages available to couples booking an occasion at this property. Each of these includes 100 resin chairs, a 100-by-40-foot tent, and a venue facilitator. Additional services are provided in more extensive packages, including access to the main house during rehearsal. Caterers can be recommended by the venue and couples are free to hire their preferential music entertainment. To schedule a tour, potential clients may call or email the on-site event specialists.

History

Originally, The Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens began as a log cabin. It was built by pioneer settlers, the West family, in the middle of the 1820s. A change of hands came about in 1871 when William Britton Hartman purchased the lot. After Addison's residency in 1880, he passed it on to his kin, India Harris, who died in 1948. Following this, the house fell under Indiana University’s jurisdiction before being transferred to India’s lawyer. The year 1996 saw threats of demolition, so, in great thanks to the property acquisition by the Town of Fishers and the actions of Fishers Historic Preservation Committee, it was saved. The Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens moved to its new home on 106th Street and Eller Road in November of that year. After 13 years of restoration, the house was opened to the public as a community center for everyone’s enjoyment.

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Heritage Park Trail
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Seating Chart at Sunken Patio
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Heritage Park
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Groom's Room
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Reception Tent
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Heritage Park
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Additional Ceremony Site
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Head Table
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Stone Shelter
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Decorated Pergola
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Front Gates
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Dress Hanging in Groom's Room
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Sunken Patio Cocktail Hour
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Ceremony at The Pergola
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Historic Home Detail Image
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11 Reviews for The Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens

Recommended by 75% of couples


3.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 3.8
  • Professionalism 3.8
  • Flexibility 3.9
  • Value 4.1
  • Average response time 3.1

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  • holly · Married on 10/12/2018

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I think most, if not all, of these reviews were made before Fishers took over the grounds. Sheryl is the main coordinator now that Fishers owns the grounds and she is amazing! She worked with us to make sure we had everything accounted for and to be sure we were on track with plans. She reminded us of payments to ensure we didn't accrue late fees and was very open and honest about the whole process. The grounds are maintained weekly to ensue the grass and plants look their best. The venue is a whole was absolutely beautiful for our October 2017 wedding and I know it's beautiful all year around (I drove by frequently to show friends)! I would plan my wedding here over and over again!

    Sent on 10/15/2017
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    Janis · Married on 10/14/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    The Historic Ambassador House was absolutely wonderful for my daughters wedding two weeks ago. The views are breathtaking throughout the venues many gardens. I heard from family members and guests all stating this was truly a hidden gem that more people should really know about and support. The manager of this venue is an absolute delight to work with in the preparations before the wedding, and completely throughout the entire event. Love, Love, Love this venue and staff!

    Sent on 11/01/2017

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The Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 2000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Park
  • 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?
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tents
  • 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
    March
    November
    December

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