We know it can be such a hassle tracking down each venue and searching for the information on their websites. We’ve gathered all the need-to-know and want-to-know details and are putting them all here for you.
We’d love to introduce you to a Louisville favorite wedding and event venue. Without further adieu…
The Olmsted, Louisville Kentucky
The Olmsted, named after Frederick Law Olmsted, is a historic venue that was constructed between 1925 and 1927, setting the scene for your grand wedding day. Located in Southeast Louisville and maintaining the essence of historical beauty, The Olmsted has an air of regalness about it that extends from its very first days to present-day galas, weddings, and more.
With a gorgeous ballroom that is both classy and grand with floor-to-ceiling windows and enough space for you to really make it your own, The Olmsted makes it easy to feel special on your wedding day. Everything from the floor beneath your feet to the ceiling above your head was carefully chosen, with the details elevating the whole scene.
When you think of a place that can feel elegant yet lived in, think of The Olmsted. Its Old World design is comfortable, yet overstated, lived-in but regal. A favorite detail among wedding photographers and couples is the currently trendy but always beautiful bright arch windows that tower to the ceiling.
Crystal chandeliers and brick walls round out the design element bringing in more elements to make your wedding day feel like something right out of a fairytale. It’s hard not to be transported to another time when you are surrounded by the beautiful details of the venue itself.
The Olmsted has been recognized time and time again as the “Best of Louisville Event Facility.” It’s no surprise, either.
To add to the luxuriousness of the venue itself, it is situated in an urban area with a park-like setting. The way this venue was developed was intentional to honor the work of Frederick Law Olmsted who was a master landscaper, with well-known and sought-after works such as Central Park.
Because of the meticulous planning, this outdoor space is as much of a selling point as the interior. Couples looking for stunning outdoor wedding photos will love the large luscious trees and expansive grassy areas that are spread out across 80 acres. There will be no shortage of various photo opportunities for your bridal party, family portraits, and couple photos with your new spouse!
While finding the right spot for your wedding photography is one aspect of the day, the other is ensuring an amazing experience for your guests.
It can be hard to find a venue that can handle larger guest lists — we’re talking up to 600 guests! — without sacrificing on other features, but the beautiful thing is that you don’t have to compromise at the Olmsted.
Enjoy an indoor or outdoor ceremony under the sweeping shade of the tree-lined paths, starting the day with fresh air and open space. Guests can enjoy a fun cocktail hour with custom wedding day signature drinks that you’ve helped dream up.
Later you and your guests will be delighted over the well-renown dinner, that has acquired countless 5-star reviews across the board. We’re not kidding, give a quick search and you will find endless reviews all saying the same thing “The food, the food, the food!”
Dance under the glow of the shimmering crystal chandeliers of this historic venue, where you can bring a touch of modernity to the historical event space by adding your choice of lighting to accentuate your colors and aesthetics.
From one family to another, The Olmsted has been family owned and operated since 1938, so you can trust that you are getting decades’ worth of service and experience. This, aside from the rave reviews of the cuisine, is the next top-tier feedback.
We can’t imagine two things you’d want to rate higher on your wedding venue wish list than service and food and knowing you can get both in one beautiful setting kind of takes the cake, doesn’t it?!
Oh, and did we mention that this venue offers all-inclusive options? We love the ease at which you can agree to a package price and then have options within that to pick and choose what works best for you.
Many consider this a one-stop shop, with the ability to choose food, dance floor elements, staging and sound, table clothes, and more. With hands-on planning direct from the venue you can be sure that you won’t have a single detail overlooked.
What’s more, because hosting weddings is a regular occurrence for The Olmsted, you can rest assured that everything will run smoothly and on your timeline so that nothing important is missed.
Now that we’ve told you all about The Olmsted if you’re excited to hear more, we want to provide other quick facts to help you with your venue search.
The Olmsted Pricing & Collections
Friday Evening $2400.00
Monday through Thursday Evenings $600.00
Full payment must be made at least 7 days ahead of your event.
With catering on site, the Olmsted also offers delicious menus to choose from along with an all-inclusive option upon consultation.
The Olmsted Available to rent:
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