15 of the Best Louisville Wedding Venues: Find Your Dream KY Location

If you are looking for the best Louisville wedding venues, then you already know it’s a cool city filled with both style and charm. From ballrooms to museums and gardens, choosing can get overwhelming. As Louisville wedding photographers, we’ve experienced the elegance and style of most of the venues around. So, to make it easy, these venues are the top places that we would recommend hosting your weddings in Louisville based on their distinctiveness.  

Our Favorite Louisville Wedding Venues

A traditional draping is done for the stage of a Muslim wedding at the Olmsted

Louisville Ballrooms Venues

The Olmsted

For wide open spaces and historical charm brought to Louisville, The Olmsted is a premium wedding venue option. This location sits on 80 acres of architectural history with both indoor and outdoor spaces. With a gorgeous ballroom, wide open fields, and hospitable staff the Olmstead aims to create a seamless experience for all couples.

  • Address: 3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, Kentucky 40206
  • Pricing: Up to $4000
  • Capacity: Up to 500 Guests
  • Website: https://www.theolmsted.com/
  • Phone Number: 502.899.7670

The Seelbach

The Seelbach Hotel is a historic, luxury hotel in Louisville offering elegance and unique style. This wedding venue offers three different ballroom options, and a room called the Rathskeller made of pottery. Amenities to make your wedding experience unlike any other include guest accommodations, catering options, a preferred vendor list, as well as options to choose from for your on-site rehearsal dinner. 

  • Address: 500 South Fourth St, Louisville, KY 40202-2518
  • Pricing: Starting at $4000
  • Capacity: Up to 500 Guests
  • Website: https://www.seelbachhilton.com/
  • Phone Number: 502. 585. 3200

The Henry Clay Hotel 

Central to downtown Louisville, KY, The Henry Clay is a staple landmark hotel that also serves as a top ballroom event venue. This hotel features two ballroom options that can be either rented together or separately. Both ballrooms have ornate 1920’s decor including a 1924 chandelier, granite flooring, and box seating.

The Refinery is decorated for a Mexican American wedding celebration.

The RefineryRead More about the Refinery Here

On the border between southern Illinois and Kentucky, the Refinery is a unique Louisville ballroom wedding venue that is unlike any other on this list. This location has a variety of four completely different venue spaces to choose from. They also have a design team to help with florals and centerpieces to bring your premier wedding vision to life.

  • Address: 500 Missouri Ave, Jefferson, IN 47130
  • Pricing: Starting at $2500
  • Capacity: Up to 450 Guests
  • Website: https://www.therefineryevents.com/
  • Phone Number: 812. 850. 0034

The Brown

The Brown is another great luxury hotel on our list of Louisville wedding venues that blends southern charm with modern style. In classic, Georgian style, the Crystal Ballroom features large chandeliers that complement modern tastes. The Brown is also adept at hosting multicultural weddings by showing deference to traditions and indulging individual style effortlessly.

Hazelnut FarmRead More About Hazelnut Here

Hazelnut Farm is a ballroom event venue in the city of Louisville that also provides a multitude of outdoor wedding ceremony options. Walking into the space feels understated, with a welcoming ambiance of cozy and welcoming warmth. Inside, this country ballroom teems with beautifully designed arched wood ceilings, a centerpiece of three hanging chandeliers, and a mirror-adorned fireplace. 

  • Address: 816 Eastwood Fisherville Road, Wilsonville, KY 40023
  • Pricing: Starting at $4500
  • Capacity: Up to 350 guests
  • Website:  https://www.hazelnutfarmevents.com/
  • Phone Number: 502. 751. 6079

The Galt House Hotel

Galt House is the only hotel and ballroom wedding venue that is waterfront in Louisville. If you are looking for less historic charm, this location takes a more modern approach to their ballrooms, than others on this list. Their Grand Ballroom seats up to 1,600 guests, while the Archibald Cochran Ballroom has an outdoor balcony with a view of the city park. 

  • Address: 140 N. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40202
  • Pricing: Starting at $5000
  • Capacity: 1000 Guests
  • Website: https://galthouse.com/weddings/
  • Phone Number: 502. 589. 5200
bride and groom snuggle on the steps of the Speed Art Museum

Speed Art Museum

If you are looking for a unique wedding venue in Louisville, Kentucky that doubles as an unconventional ballroom, then the Speed Art Museum is the place. With the ability to host modern and traditional weddings, this wedding offers indoor and outdoor ceremony locations such as the Atrium and the Grand Lawn. There is also a reflecting pool, an art walk, and an open design to elevate your wedding celebration. 

  • Address: 2035 South Third St, Louisville, KY 40208
  • Pricing: Starting at $2500
  • Capacity: Up to 450 Guests
  • Website: https://www.speedmuseum.org/
  • Phone Number: 502. 634. 2700

Hurstbourne Country Club

Sitting on 211 acres of pristine and scenic land, the Hurstbourne Country Club is a dream for our clients who are looking at Louisville wedding venues. Transformed from an 1800s farmhouse into a 30,000-square-foot mansion, this Louisville country club boasts a luxurious and classic ballroom sure to elevate your wedding day. Complete with an executive chef and event planning staff, Hurstbourne Country Club is another perfect choice for your wedding. 

  • Address: 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane, Louisville, KY 40222
  • Pricing: Contact for Info
  • Capacity: Up to 300 Guests
  • Website: https://www.hurstbournecc.com/

Phone Number: 502. 425. 0094

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Louisville Garden Wedding Venues

Whitehall MansionRead More about Whitehall Here

Steeped in 19th century Antebellum style, Whitehall Mansion is a Louisville wedding venue that can’t be missed. The home itself transports you back to the early 1900s with antiquated and distinct decor surrounding you in romance. The gardens, also styled, are the epitome of wedding day romance as you exchange vows under colorful and precisely placed flowers. 

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens Read More About Yew Dell Here

With topiary gardens and a pollinator meadow, the Yew Dell Gardens is one of the most beautiful Louisville wedding venues. It is truly like no other. With a rich history in botanics and cultivation, Yew Dell Gardens provides a romantic backdrop for extravagant affairs, as well as intimately designed spaces for all wedding ceremonies. You have the option to choose from six different sites including the Gheens Barn, Walled Garden, and the Yew Dell Castle to make your big day everything you could imagine it to be. 

Bride and groom take a moment to themselves on the porch of Gardencourt on Presbyterian Campus in Louisville Kentucky

GardenCourt at Presbyterian Campus  read More about GardenCourt Here

With expansive gardens, fountains, and rich details at every turn, GardenCourt is an infallible and breathtaking Louisville wedding venue. Sweeping ivy, romantic fountains, and formal rose gardens are a stunning outdoor ceremony backdrop. For a timeless and sophisticated indoor setting, the marble fireplaces, and detailed grand staircase bring out every classic overtone you could imagine. 

The Gardens of Ray Eden Read More About the Gardens Here

Another beautiful garden wedding venue near Louisville is The Gardens of Ray Eden. Elegant and romantic, these gardens can host an array of backdrops including lake settings and various gardens to give you an unforgettable wedding day. Complete with a covered pavilion, The Gardens of Ray Eden are the perfect outdoor venue in the heart of Louisville

  • Address: 13104 Cain Lane, Louisville, KY 40245
  • Pricing: Starting at $5,995
  • Capacity: Up to 230 Guests
  • Website: http://www.gardensatrayeden.com/
  • Phone Number: 502. 241. 9111
The exterior of the Woods at Cedar Springs Speaks for Itself

The Woods at Cedar Springs Read More About The Woods at Cedar Springs Here

An idyllic and exceptional ten-acre outdoor wedding venue in Louisville, Kentucky, The Woods at Cedar Springs is a dream location for couples. With two outdoor ceremony sites, a waterfall, and intentional landscaping, this venue is perfect for a cathedral-style wedding. There is also a Great Hall and a Loft, complete with a Full-Service Catering Kitchen to make everything you need for an eye-catching and wonderful outdoor wedding experience.

  • Address: 383 Cedar Creek Road, Louisville, KY 40229
  • Pricing: Starting at $5500
  • Capacity: Up to 350 guests
  • Website:  https://www.woodsatcedarsprings.com/
  • Phone Number: 502. 702. 3195

3rd Turn Oldham Gardens 

3rd Turn Oldham Gardens is a brewery wedding venue just outside of Louisville, that nods back to its roots as a nursery and greenhouse. With dazzling, rustic romanticism as their cornerstone, their large wisteria-covered canopy adds just the right amount of softness to the space. Also neutrally designed, this unconventional, yet breathtaking wedding venue is intentionally designed for most other wedding styles as well. 

  • Address: 6300 Old Lagrange Road, Louisville, KY 40014
  • Pricing: Starting at $2000
  • Capacity: Up to 200 guests
  • Website:  https://3rdturnbrewing.com/
  • Phone Number: 502. 482. 3373

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Related and Frequently Asked Questions

What should I look for when choosing a wedding venue in Louisville?

Each wedding couple has their own needs and desires in Louisville wedding venues, but some common factors include cost, availability, scenery backdrops, and amenities provided.

What percentage of your wedding budget should go to a venue?

According to www.investopedia.com the average percentage of your wedding budget for a venue should be 40%.

What do most wedding venues include?

Most Louisville wedding venues include ceremony and reception space, as well as a designated location for catering. They also generally include a getting-ready space for the bridal party.  Some venues allow tables and chairs as part of their accommodations.

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