10 of the Best Lexington Wedding Venues
So you’re engaged! Congrats 🙂
But now what? Finding the best Lexington wedding venue should be the first step toward your happily ever after. Home to numerous horse barns and pastures, the city also boasts historic homes and sweeping gardens, along with a proximity 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?
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.
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 Lexington wedding photographers, is our list of the best wedding venues in Lexington:
- The Kentucky Castle
- Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
- Talon Winery
- Buffalo Trace Distillery
- Signature Club of Landsdowne
- The Club at UK’s Spindeltop Hall
- Carrick House
- Apiary Fine Catering & Events
- Clerestory at Greyline
- The Main on Mane
Read on for more information about each of our best Lexington wedding venue choices and why.
The Kentucky Castle
230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383
Even though the Kentucky Castle isn’t in Lexington proper, this gem of a property is definitely considered one of the best Lexington wedding venues around. The romantic, epic draw of the property brings in locals and celebrities alike to celebrate their nuptials.
With a ballroom option available, many opt to get married on the grass just outside of the main entrance, creating a stunning backdrop for your guests and party alike.
Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
Throughout COVID this Marriott property underwent extensive updates, redoing everything from their main ballrooms to their foyer, but their outdoor setting is where they really shine. With gardens and fountains galore they allow you to customize the look and feel of your day to a T.
7086 Tates Creek Road 40515
The views, the vines, the romance. This barn venue gives you access to the vineyard all day long and even provides an outdoor ceremony location. With fairy lights already hung for you inside the barn, you hardly need to decorate.
And, the barn faces due west, so we can capture all of those epic sunset images you want like the one above.
Buffalo Trace Distillery
113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601
Another of our favorite Lexington wedding venues lies about 15 minutes from downtown in Frankfort, Kentucky. Buffalo Trace has become near and dear to our hearts because of the way they treat their couples. Taking the utmost care to ensure their visions come to life, this is another indoor outdoor venue option.
**Bonus: We know of a hidden garden not many visit on the property to snag those epic photos.
Signature Club of Lansdowne
3256 Lansdowne Dr, Lexington, KY 40502
A country club by nature, this stunning ballroom is ideal for your classic, elegant affair. We love the way the grand patio overlooks the gardens and pool. For sunny days, they have a stunning white brick staircase for your ceremony.
The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall
3414 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
We love so many of these Lexington wedding venues because they allow you to choose an indoor outdoor option. The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall is no different. With epic archways, and a historic, moody indoor feel, this location really creates a classic feel for your big day.
312 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508
What can we say about this stunning historic home? Gorgeous, epic, the perfect backdrop. Inside, the lighting is just as stunning, with those large windows allowing the sun to peep through regardless of the time of day. A perfect choice.
Apiary Fine Catering & Events
218 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508
Brick and greenery are the theme of this gorgeous venue. Besides their gardens and numerous photography locations, one huge draw is their farm to table in house catering. This Lexington wedding venue provides you with stunning options for not only your decor, but also for the experiences of you and your guests via their culinary perfection.
Clerestory at Greyline
101 W Loudon Ave, Lexington, KY 40508
Over 6,000 square feet of empty space gives you the freedom to truly create what you want from this Lexington wedding venue. We love the modern feel, from the industrial touches to the exposed brick to the large windows. This has to be one of the best venues if you have a true vision for your day and want a blank slate to build from.
The Mane on Main
201 E Main St #1500, Lexington, KY 40507
For the best view of downtown Lexington, this is the spot. Dupree Catering created this space with your guests in mind, offering an epic reception space where their food is prepared on site. Industrial, yet classic, this space offers everything you could need to dance the night away.
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