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. Rental and staff fees due 30 days prior to event. 

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. See rental application for more details. 
  • $200 damage deposit
  • Monday-Thursday: $150 for 3 hours, $50 per hour for each additional hour
  • Monday-Thursday: $325 for full day 
  • Friday-Sunday: $225 for 3 hours, $75 per hour for each additional hour
  • Friday-Sunday: $400 for full day
  • $200 Elliott House side-yard use may be added on to full-day rentals for tent set-up
The Seiberling Mansion
Includes use of foyer and main staircase, mansion porches and chairs for up to 25 people. Maximum capacity 25 people. Not available Tuesday-Sunday 1-4pm or during some special events. See rental application for more details. 
  • $250 damage deposit
  • $400 for 2 hours 
  • $200 per hour for each additional hour 
  • $50-100 supervisory staff fee

Grounds
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. Mansion porch and grounds are not available Tuesday-Sunday 1-4pm or during some special events. See rental application for more details. 
  • $200 damage deposit
  • $250 for 2 hours
  • $100 per hour for each additional hour 

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