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Mustard Seed History

Mustard Seed History

Mustard Seed Gardens is a unique setting, rich in heritage with roots dating back to the 1800s. Originally, President Andrew Jackson deeded the property to George Metsker, in exchange for his military service during the War of 1812. For decades, the property served as a farmstead & home to the Metsker family.

In 2008, husband & wife team Mark and Teresa Skipper toured the old property, which needed an enormous amount of love and restoration. A year later, they bought it. Now an established venue, Mustard Seed Gardens will host its 500th event this year.



Meet the owners

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They never expected to own a wedding venue, but their visionary personalities & hearts to serve others made them the perfect fit for the job. With the guidance of their daughter Megan, they’ve worked tirelessly to make Mustard Seed what it is today. Mark & Teresa love nothing more than celebrating with families who choose to host their special events at Mustard Seed, and together, they’ve fostered a team of creatives who work diligently to help accomplish their vision every day.


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Meet the team


bethany / event director

Bethany is the event director at Mustard Seed Gardens. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Event Management, before beginning her career at Mustard Seed. For four years, she has worked with 100+ brides & families and couldn’t imagine a more fulfilling position. Unless Justin Timberlake ever needs an event coordinator.


colleen / event coordinator

Colleen is an event coordinator at Mustard Seed. She graduated from IUPUI with a degree in Event Management and has loved collaborating with brides & clients for the past three years. At home, you can find her planning her own wedding — coming up in the spring of 2020!


emma / event coordinator

Emma is an event coordinator at Mustard Seed. She earned an event management degree from IUPUI and has spent three years serving brides & clients in the downtown Indy area. After hours, she spends time decorating her new apartment and shopping for a puppy.