The Story of Mustard Seed Hill
Like a tiny mustard seed, Millersburg will grow once more.
The recorded history of the property dates to 1852 when William Nunn established his impressive, Greek Revival home, commonly referred to as the Allen House.
The Millersburg Military Institute
In 1920, the citizens of Millersburg purchased the dwelling so Millersburg Military Institute (MMI) could return to the town. They added a number of buildings, including Moffett Hall, Rankin Hall and a gymnasium. MMI was an icon of Kentucky private education for 113 years, graduating generations of young men, many of whom still hold it in their hearts as a special part of their personal growth and education.
In 2016, Community Ventures purchased the property, which was abandoned and in rapid decline. A Kentucky-based non-profit, our mission is to improve the state’s quality of life. We create opportunities where needed most through affordable financing, education, and neighborhood revitalization. With the property’s gymnasium, dorms, sports fields, and stately manor, not to mention its proud history, we saw its potential. Extensive restoration has prepared the grounds for a new life and unbounded growth. By bringing our collective expertise and resources together, we will transform Mustard Seed Hill into a promising future to benefit all who grace our gates or reside in our region.
The Faith of a Mustard Seed
Mustard Seed Hill is now home to Mustard Seed Hill Events, Bourbon Christian Academy, American Senior Benefits, Kentucky Wool Works, Miracles Bakery, Our Journey Westward, and one of Community Ventures’ six offices. We are excited for what the future holds and welcome you to be part of making the next 166 years as historic as the past. We truly believe that the faith needed to do great things is very small indeed and that at Mustard Seed Hill even the smallest of moments will become treasured memories.
Mustard Seed Hill is a historic southern estate wedding venue in Kentucky, restored to its original glory and upgraded to provide modern amenities for every type of event.
The Allen House
This 11-room National Historic Landmark makes an immediate statement standing tall at the center of Mustard Seed Hill. The first floor of the house features an event room, billiards room, groom’s quarters and a historic bar. The historic bar area is a stand-alone room that is accessible through the groom’s quarters and billiards room. The second floor of the Allen House features the bridal suite, honeymoon suite and two guest bedrooms.
PERFECTION! That is the word that best describes what Mustard Seed Hill has to offer and provides. The grounds are absolutely stunning, the house is any photographers dream, the bridal suite is gorgeous and I couldn’t imagine a more perfect place for a bride to get ready, and the staff is absolutely amazing. They went above and beyond what was required and helped out ALL day as well as the day before for rehearsal. They will truly do everything in their power to make your day as stress free and happy as possible.
Jaclyn & Aaron Sierp