fbpx

LOUISVILLE WEDDING VENUES

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 Louisville wedding venues we think are amazing options for your big day:

The Olmsted
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
The Brown
Hazelnut Farm
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

Best-Louisville-Wedding-Venues

The Olmsted 
3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207

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.

Best-Louisville-Wedding-venue

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd Crestwood, KY 40014

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

The Brown boasts rights to the infamous Hot Brown Sandwich but that’s not all they offer.  With a two story reception room, the ceiling of the hotel meets the ballroom reception hall and creates a magical feel for all who enter.  The Grand Ballroom has archways and historic aspects throughout and the rooftop offers stunning sunset views of downtown Louisville.  This is definitely one of our favorite Louisville wedding venues.

 

 

Hailey-Dalton-Family-Farm-Wedding-Louisville-KY

Hazelnut Farms
816 Eastwood Fisherville Rd, Wilsonville, KY 40023

With a signature blue door, you walk into the vision that is Hazelnut.  A large two story reception hall leads into a smaller cocktail room, with a floor to ceiling fireplace separating the two.  Large acreage belongs to the property as well, and they boast a pond, bridges, and stunning farm land where we’ll capture the most beautiful memories.

 

 

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

When the Omni opened, we were so excited just to see what architecture had been employed.  We were not disappointed.  This is a wonderful Louisville wedding venue for their hallways, the speakeasy bowling alley and their library.  Besides the ballroom they also have a pool that overlooks much of downtown Louisville, creating a plethora of photography opportunities.

 

 

The Galt House
140 N Fourth St, Louisville, KY 40202

With one of the largest ballrooms in Louisville (holding nearly 400 guests)  this venue is simply amazing.  From their suite style rooms for getting ready to the proximity to the Belvedere and Ohio River, they offer everything you could possibly need for your big day.  They also have on site catering.

 

 

The Refinery
500 Missouri Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

We cannot say enough about this beautiful Louisville wedding venue.  Located just across the river, The Refinery has two different rental properties available with a connecting garden court where many choose to have their ceremonies.  Whether you want a space to get ready or a different location for cocktails, this venue delivers.

 

 

The Seelbach
500 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202

The biggest draw to making our best of venue list for the Seelbach is 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

We are so fortunate to be in a city that values outdoor space.  The concept for the Louisville Waterfront Botanical Gardens was to create a space where the people could come, near the river, and really experience the beauty of nature.  With flowers blooming nearly all year long and a man made waterfall that allows peeps of the city, this venue is an excellent choice for your Louisville wedding.

 

 

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

Views of Beckley Creek greet your guests as you walk into this beauty.  With a lawn made for ceremonies, and a well-laid out reception hall, this is a must view if you want to feel like you’re surrounding by nature.  Wood accents meet the black paneling in a mash-up made for beautiful imagery.

 

 

louisville wedding venues

Whitehall
3110 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40206

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

Historic rooms.  Fountains.  Gardens for days.  This Louisville wedding venue has all of these and more.  The old home offers a different personality in each room, giving your wedding a flowy feeling and allowing each guest to feel special.  The ceremony site outside is surrounded by sweeping ivy.  The romance is enough to make anyone swoon.

 

The Ice House
226 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202

A rooftop ceremony site awaits you allowing for views of the Ohio River.  Inside, the double decker reception hall gives you tons of options for how to create the best experience for you and your guests.  Industrial and elegant, this is a Louisville wedding venue not to be missed.

 

Hurstbourne Country Club
9000 Hurstbourne Club Ln, Louisville, KY 40222

A hidden gem in the Louisville wedding venue scene, Hurstbourne Country Club offers a stunning setup for your ceremony site along with a classic, indoor ballroom to host your reception.  Indoors also boasts a stunning spiral staircase to create those epic photographs you’ll hold on to forever.

 

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

With two ballrooms to choose from, this classic Louisville venue has it all.  The history behind the building is something you should ask about on your tour.  From staircases, to lighting, the beauty of this place is fit for a king.  We love this spot.

 

 

Gardens at Ray Eden
13104 Cain Ln, Louisville, KY 40245

 

Looking for a wedding photographer as well?  Let’s chat!