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20 of the Best Louisville Wedding Venues

November 23, 2021

20 of the Best Louisville Wedding Venues

So you’re engaged! Congrats 🙂

But now what?  Finding the best Louisville wedding venue should be the first step toward your happily ever after.   The city is  filled with incredible options from historic homes to sweeping gardens, horse centric locales to bourbon distilleries – really anything your heart desires for a venue is within a thirty mile radius.

In order to narrow down your options you need to consider a few things.

Do you need to be close to hotels for your out of town guests?  Is a band the most important thing – if so you’ll need a giant dance floor for when everyone is grooving.  Does the scenery matter to you?  All of these questions will direct you toward the best venues.

While the excitement of visiting venues is amazing, you should definitely narrow down your search using Google.

But what should you be looking for?

  • REVIEWS

Read through and check out various places online to get an overall sense for a venue.  From TheKnot to Google, Facebook to WeddingWire it’s important to gather some feedback so you know what questions to ask during your venue tour.  Make sure to read thoroughly so you know if there are any red flags before your visit.

  • PHOTOS

Real weddings from your venue will demonstrate how a venue can be transformed.  I recommend finding blog posts from your local photographers since they show from the little details to the big picture.  Another great place to find photos from your venue is on Pinterest, and some venues are even utilizing TikTok now to show before and afters.

So, without further ado, here, as Louisville wedding photographers, is our list of the best wedding venues in Louisville:

The Olmsted
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
The Brown
Hazelnut Farms
Frazier History Museum
The Omni
The Galt House
The Refinery
The Seelbach
Churchill Downs
Waterfront Botanical Gardens
Driscoll Estate
Gheens Foundation Lodge
Whitehall
Garden Court
The Ice House
Gardens at Ray Eden
Hurstbourne Country Club
3rd Turn Oldham Gardens
The Henry Clay

The Olmsted 

3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207

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Why is the Olmsted one of the best wedding venues in Louisville Kentucky?  With three spaces enclosed in one large building this location offers ceremony sites, outdoor space, and large bay windows which add to the epic, yet romantic feel.  You’ll be well cared for in this venue with their on-site Masterson’s catering menu to the personalized service day of.

 

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

6220 Old LaGrange Rd Crestwood, KY 40014

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Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is just outside of the Louisville city limits, but that doesn’t mean you should sleep on this stunning venue.  With a castle for preparation and indoor outdoor ceremony and reception options, being a part of this magical garden is never a bad idea when searching for a wedding venue.

 

The Brown

335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

 

 

Hazelnut Farms

816 Eastwood Fisherville Rd, Wilsonville, KY 40023

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Frazier History Museum

29 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

We are so fortunate to get to photograph at the Frazier often.  No wonder it made its way onto our 20 of the Best Louisville Wedding Venues list.  From a rooftop ceremony site overlooking the Ohio, to a bourbon hall and speakeasy, to the atrium garden, this venue offers tons of photography options without ever leaving the Frazier.

 

The Omni

400 S 2nd St, Louisville, KY 40202

 

 

The Galt House

140 N Fourth St, Louisville, KY 40202

 

 

The Refinery

500 Missouri Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

 

 

The Seelbach

500 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202

The biggest draw to making our best of venue list for the Seelbach was the elegance of their grand ballroom and the intimacy of the Rathskellar.  With historic ties to the mafia and old-time Louisville, this staple has everything from grand sweeping staircases to a bar stocked to the brink with unique bourbon.  If you want to step back in time this venue has it all.

 

 

Churchill Downs

700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

Another staple of the Louisville scene, Churchill Downs offers historic elements along with gorgeous views, and, if you’re lucky, horse racing at the same time as your ceremony or reception.  With rooftop views ideal to capture stunning sunsets, if you want an unforgettable wedding venue this is it.

 

 

Waterfront Botanical Gardens

1435 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

 

 

Driscoll Estate

3301 Taylorsville Rd, Taylorsville, KY 40071

Southeast of Louisville in Taylorsville, Kentucky lies Driscoll Estates.  This family owned former farm houses bride and groom suites along with a man made lake, hidden woods, and stunning rock formations.  The owners are incredibly kind and will do anything they can to make your day flawless.  The reception hall is wooded from floor to ceiling and the dance floor is well located for all your get-down needs.

 

 

Gheens Foundation Lodge

1421 Beckley Creek Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40245

 

 

 

Whitehall

3110 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40206

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There are not enough good things we can say about this gem.  On the registry of historic homes, Whitehall maintains a luster rare to behold.  Original wallpaper decorates each getting ready room and three different styles of garden are available for photographs.  You can’t go wrong regardless of the time of year you want to get married.  They also offer tented options.

 

 

Garden Court

1044 Alta Vista Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

 

 

The Ice House

226 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202

 

 

Hurstbourne Country Club

9000 Hurstbourne Club Ln, Louisville, KY 40222

 

 

 

3rd Turn Oldham Gardens

6300 Old Lagrange Rd, Crestwood, KY 40014

With the brewery culture growing over the last ten years it’s no wonder one of our best Louisville wedding venues is a brewery; but it’s so much more than that.  Formally a greenhouse, 3rd Turn Oldham Gardens offers beautiful rustic settings unique to each and every turn.  Just outside of Louisville, this wonderland creates an ambiance of romanticism and whim.

 

The Henry Clay

604 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40202

Gardens at Ray Eden

13104 Cain Ln, Louisville, KY 40245

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