Event Facilities

Elliott House set-up 2The Howard County Historical Society has beautiful facilities that can be rented for special occasions such as weddings, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, graduation parties, birthday and anniversary celebrations and workshops.

What do people say about their experiences at the Seiberling Mansion and Elliott House?

  • "Wonderful! - the staff makes it easy."
  • "Excellent! Best experience from the places I've rented in town"
  • "Really loved the Pinterest page with the photos of ideas. It really helped with planning and seating."
  • "A '10' - Absolutely wonderful! Everyone that I spoke with and helped me through the office was exceptionally nice and helpful. The wedding shower was absolutely beautiful and the house was so accommodating for our needs!" 
  • "Our experience in renting the Elliott House could not have been better! It actually exceeded our expectations. You are absolutely wonderful to work with!"
  • "Everything was wonderful....The house was just beautiful and made the perfect setting for our wedding. Thanks for everything! Our wedding was unforgettable."  
  • "It was great! This was the third time we rented it [Elliott House] and would do it again. Always tell everyone about renting it out. It's a great place to have parties! (very roomy/clean)"

Please call 765-452-4314 for availability or to make a reservation. The required Rental Application may be e-mailed to: heather.fouts@howardcountymuseum.org or submitted in person at museum office. Payment accepted via phone or in person at museum office. Rental date not guaranteed until completed rental application and payment of damage deposit are received. 

Elliott House set-up 2
The Elliott House
Includes use of first floor, full catering kitchen, 2nd floor dressing room, two bathrooms, house porches, tables and chairs for up to 50 people. Maximum capacity 50 people.
  • $200 damage deposit
  • Monday-Thursday: $50 per hour rental fee for a minimum of 3 hours
  • Monday-Thursday: $325 rental fee for the whole day (7 hours)
  • Friday-Sunday: $75 per hour rental fee for a minimum of 3 hours
  • Friday-Sunday: $400 rental fee for the whole day (7 hours)
The Seiberling Mansion
Includes use of first floor (no kitchen), mansion porches and chairs for up to 25 people. Maximum capacity 25 people.
  • $250 damage deposit
  • $200 per hour rental fee for a minimum of 2 hours 
  • $50-100 supervisory staff fee

Includes use of east garden, lawn in front of mansion, mansion porch and lawn between the mansion and Elliott House.
No access to interiors or restrooms. 
  • $200 damage deposit
  • $125 per hour rental fee for a minimum of 2 hours
  • $100 per hour rental fee for each additional hour 
Mansion, mansion porch and lawn in front of mansion not available during public visiting hours Tuesday-Sunday 1-4 PM.

See more photos for ideas, suggestions, and set-ups on Pinterest.