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The Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens

Fishers, IN View map Visit website
Rating 4.0 out of 5
14 reviews
$2k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$2k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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.

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?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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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    Jessica C. Married on 08/21/2021
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    The best outdoor venue!

    This venue is stunning! It brings the best of all worlds when considering an outdoor venue. The garden ceremony seems so intimate for you and your guest. The work they have done to make the tented reception area perfect for a celebration does not go unnoticed. No sinking into the grass! The staff/coordinators make sure you feel prepared and supported from the time you make an inquiry to the time you say I do!

    The Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens's reply:

    Thank you, Jessica! We've enjoyed working with you from the very beginning! We wish you and Justin all the best as you start your new journey together!
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    Stephanie A. Married on 07/31/2021
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    Simply beautiful

    My Husband and I are so happy we chose to have our wedding and reception at the Ambassador House and Historic Gardens! The house and grounds are immaculate and beautiful. We felt like we were in a huge room with just the perfect breeze, sunset, and not to mention the gardens themselves. Having the ceremony and reception in the same location was wonderful too. Kristen Henley and her staff at the house were very helpful and professional. We highly recommend this location for your wedding, reception, or any event!

    The Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens's reply:

    Hi Stephanie! Thank you for sharing such wonderful things about our venue and staff. Your photos are beautiful! We wish you both the very best. Please come back and visit us when you're in town! (The sunsets are one of our favorite things about the venue as well!)

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  • Katelyn & Jason Chesky
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10598 Eller Rd Fishers, IN, 46038
3178454265
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