Family gatherings, corporate celebrations, social events with friends – the Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens is the ideal location for the special moments in your life! Give us a call today to start exploring your event needs and how our facility can be transformed into the ideal venue. Please continue reading for a list of frequently asked questions that provide additional information about our venue and rental policies.
What is the maximum capacity at the Ambassador House?
We can accommodate up to 250 guests comfortably inside the 100 foot by 40 foot tent located on the permanent concrete slab. This space includes room for guest tables/chairs, bridal party tables, a dessert display, buffet tables, bar and space for dancing.
How long do I have the venue on the day of my wedding?
Our standard wedding package includes a 12 hour, exclusive time frame. Please note, per the City ordinance music needs to end by 10:30 p.m.
Can I hire my own caterer?
Our venue works with recommended caterers that can serve buffet style, family style, food stations or even plated meals. Each caterer and their staff are hands-on throughout the planning process and can assist with menus, tastings and consultations. Additionally, any caterers used must be full service, licensed caterers with appropriate documentation from the state to serve food. Non-recommended caterers must be approved by the City of Fishers before they can be contracted for your event.
Can I bring my own alcohol, beer, wine and/or bartenders?
Guests are not able to bring their own alcohol, beer or wine. The only way to serve alcohol, beer or wine is through a caterers alcohol license or hiring a bar service company with the appropriate license.
Can I hire my own DJ?
Guests are welcome to hire their own DJ or band. We do suggest that DJs/bands can accommodate your event from ceremony through cocktail hour and into your reception to ensure the best experience for you and your guests.
What is required to book and hold your date?
We require 25% of the base venue fee, a $500 damage deposit plus a signed agreement to book and hold your date. Dates cannot be held until the agreement is signed and the full deposit has been made. You can expect to receive a copy of the agreement via email once you have experienced the full tour. The remaining balance of the venue is due 90 days prior to the event.
Can I bring my own decorations?
Guests are welcome to bring their own decorations and/or work with our vendors to rent rustic decorations and vintage furniture. We do not allow certain items, so please check with our events coordinator on permissions at the venue.
What happens if it rains on my wedding day?
Our inclement weather plan includes moving the wedding ceremony and/or reception under the main tent (100 feet by 40 feet). You can also add sides to the tent and heaters if needed. Those items are available for an additional cost.
How do I schedule a tour of the venue?
All tours are by appointment only. Please contact our facility via phone at (317) 845-4265 or email to take a tour. Please note, per our event schedule weekends are difficult times to tour the facility. Guests must pre-schedule tours as private events have exclusive access to the grounds.