Facility Rentals

Make your next event an unforgettable experience by hosting it at a Ruthmere Campus facility.    Attractive indoor and outdoor locations with room for up to 200.

Creek House Center

Havilah Beardsley House


Creek House Center

Creek House Center, located near downton Elkhart, is available for rental as a day or overnight retreat. Sleeps up to ten comfortably with five bedrooms, two and one-half baths, full kitchen, living room, library, dining room and large screened in porch. WiFi with Smart HDTV, sports cable package and Blu-ray player. Sitting on 2 acres of picturesque land nestled along historic Christiana Creek, this urban retreat facility will accommodate up to fifty people for an indoor event. Outside functions may also be planned with Creek House as the centerpiece.

Daytime Meetings
on Monday-Thursday: $175 for first 3 hours. Discount for subsequent events.* Fee includes: required membership, use of all main floor rooms, screened porch, full kitchen, rest rooms, tables and chairs for fifty people and use of Creek House Grounds. 

Overnight Lodging and Friday-Sunday events: $400.00 for first day/night, plus refundable damage deposit. Discount for multiple night stays (check in for overnight lodging begins at noon on arrival date through 6:00 p.m the following day).* Fee includes: Required membership, use of all main floor rooms and bedrooms, screened porch, full kitchen, rest rooms, and use of Creek House Grounds. 

Creek House Center for Notre Dame Home Games

  • Creek House Center is located in Elkhart, Indiana, 30 minutes from Notre Dame. 
  • Just 3 miles from the Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90),  Creek House has an easy route to and from the Notre Dame Campus.
  • Notre Dame Football Weekend Fee: $1,400 for weekend (no single night rentals on Notre Dame weekends). 
  • Parking: Onsite parking for up to 10 cars with special event parking for additional 20 cars.
  • For information or reservations for Creek House Center contact Campus Coordinator Carla Riley at 574-264-0330 ext. 113.

Ruthmere Game Room

The Game Room is located on the lower level of Ruthmere Museum.  It is a one-of-a-kind setting for your dinner parties, anniversaries, recitals, wedding receptions, seminars or other special events. Seventy-five cushioned chairs and up to six eight-top tables are available for your use.

Cost: $825 for 3 hour evening event, plus deposit. Discount for subsequent events.*

Ruthmere Garden, Piazza, and Greenhouse

Ruthmere Gardens, Greenhouse and Piazza is a private courtyard containing a traditional French "blue and white" formal garden as the focal point that is offers the perfect setting for a summer reception or social event. Included in the Gardens rental is access to the recently restored iconic greenhouse and a place to dodge raindrops under Ruthmere's covered piazza and loggia.

Cost: $825 for 3 hour evening event, plus deposit. Discount for subsequent events.*

Havilah Beardsley House

Havilah Beardsley House is available as a wonderful reception site for a private cocktail party or fundraiser event. The history of Elkhart comes alive in the oldest brick residence in Elkhart. Events may be held indoors or outside in the Plaza Garden. Catering kitchen on site. ADA accessible except for second floor exhibits.

Cost: $450 for 3 hour evening event, plus deposit. Discount for subsequent events.*

The Robert B. Beardsley Arts Reference Library

Ruthmere's Robert B. Beardsley Arts Reference Library is a wonderful location for your next social club meeting. Adorned in the Arts and Crafts mission style, the Arts Reference Library offers and quiet and elegant setting for groups of up to 20 people. Located on second floor with stair access only, not ADA accessible. Library is available for rental only during daytime business hours.

Cost: $325 for first 3 hour daytime meeting. Discount for subsequent events.*

For information or reservations for renting Ruthmere Game Room or Gardens, Havilah Beardsley House or the Robert B. Beardsley Arts Reference Library contact Collections Manager/Wedding Coordinator Joy Olsen at 574-264-0330 ext. 103.

*All Ruthmere rentals include a Ruthmere membership, and a portion of the rental fee is applied to the historic preservation fund. Ruthmere Foundation, Inc is a federally recognized 501c(3) not for profit organization, the fees applied to these benefits may be tax deductible.  For wedding bookings and rates, visit our Weddings at Ruthmere page.



302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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