The Refinery: a Versatile, Modern, Refined Venue

 Just across the Ohio River from Louisville, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, lies “The Refinery,” a venue offering a range of amenities including rentals and florals. We have to agree with the fact that The refinery describes themselves as “versatile, modern, and refined”. With its cathedral-height ceilings, two-story brick walls, and arched pane-windows, each event space is bright yet warm. This inviting atmosphere sets the perfect tone for weddings, ensuring guests feel comfortable and at home. The venue’s intentional details guarantee a stunning backdrop for your photographer and your guests!

Reception space at the Refinery Events Center

Why Green Apple Loves The Refinery

Being near the Ohio River at The Refinery in Jefferson, Indiana, evokes a sense of nostalgia, reminding us of the beauty of Michigan’s waterside charm. (In case you didn’t know we used to call Michigan home). This is just one of the many aspects that endear us to The Refinery.

Besides the surrounding landscape and scenery, The Refinery offers a seamless experience. The layout of the venue ensures that your day flows effortlessly, thanks to the attentive support of their team. Unlike other venues where photographers often find themselves juggling multiple roles, such as coordinating, The Refinery allows us to focus solely on capturing beautiful moments. Their dedicated team ensures that stress is minimized for you, your partner, and your vendors, making your wedding day a truly memorable and stress-free experience.

Their on-site design team can handle florals and event decor, and there are no restrictions on vendors. You can choose how to arrange things, and with a plethora of items available to rent, The Refinery simplifies your wedding planning. From bouquets and centerpieces to linens and lighting, they have everything you need to make your day truly memorable. You can learn more about the Refinery on their website here.

The History of The Refinery

Originally built in the early 1900s, The Refinery has a rich history that adds to its allure. Once a bustling hub for the local oil industry, the building has been lovingly restored to its former glory, showcasing its industrial roots while incorporating modern design elements for any and all types of events.

Event Spaces

Now let’s get into the specifics that will really seal the deal on this wedding venue for you!

Refinery North

This gorgeous space has ample space and features a second floor mezzanine. The second floor mezzanine can operate as an indoor and outdoor space. The rental of Refinery North includes access to North Lounge which can serve as a Green Room for your band or as a dressing/getting ready room. This space can also be divided into two smaller event spaces which can be utilized as a medium-sized ceremony and a reception.

Location: 500 Missouri Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Size: 6,000 Square feet

Max capacity: 350 guests for a seated dinner with ample room for a dance floor, buffet, and bar

Inclusions: Up to (35) 60” round tables, 85” x 85” linens (available in black, white, or ivory), up to (20) 6; rectangular tables, (1) 48” round table, 350 mahogany chiavari chairs (with ivory cushions), set up/break down of Refinery provided equipment, and on-site venue staff

Refinery South

Refinery South, is the Refinery North’s older sibling. With a similar design, the Refinery South has an additional 1,000 square feet. This larger floor plan makes it even more adaptable for your wedding! 

Location: 450 Missouri Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Size: 7,000 Square feet

Max Capacity: 410 guests for a seated dinner with room for a dance floor, buffet, and bar

Inclusions: Up to (35) 60” round tables, 85” x 85” linens (available in black, white, or ivory), up to (20) 6; rectangular tables, (1) 48” round table, 350 mahogany chiavari chairs (with ivory cushions), set up/break down of Refinery provided equipment, and on-site venue staff

Refinery Courtyard

The Refinery Courtyard is a perfect space to have an outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour. This space can accommodate a tent up to 50’ x 70’. The Courtyard cannot be rented independently, it must be an addition to your rental of the North or South space.

Location: In between the Refinery North and Refinery South

Size: 7,100 square feet

Max Capacity: 350 seated guests

Inclusions: 350 mahogany folding chairs, and set up/break down services of refinery provided equipment

The Foundry

The Foundry is the newest space added to The Refinery. The Foundry is two semi-separated areas, which can be wonderful if you’re looking for an indoor ceremony, and indoor reception within the same place. If you choose, the lawn may also be added only to the rental of The Foundry or The Reserve. Rental of The Lawn includes 120 folding mahogany chairs.

Location: 200 Missouri Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Size: 10,500 square feet

Max Capacity: 450-600 guests

Inclusions: Up to (45) 60” round tables, 85” x 85” linens (available in black, white, or ivory), up to (30) 6; rectangular tables, (1) 48” round table, 900 diamond wooden chairs, set up/break down of Refinery provided equipment, and on-site venue staff

The Reserve

The Reserve is the smallest of the spaces at the Refinery and can host up to 120 people. We love this option because there’s a huge picturesque window that faces the Louisville skyline. Again, The Lawn may also be added only to the rental of The Foundry or The Reserve. Rental of The Lawn includes 120 folding mahogany chairs.

Location: 380 Missouri Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Size: 2,400 square feet

Max Capacity: 120 guests for a seated dinner

Inclusions: Up to (12) 60” round tables, 85” x 85” linens (available in black, white, or ivory), up to (8) 6; rectangular tables, (1) 48” round table, 120 mahogany chiavari chairs with ivory cushions, set up/break down of Refinery provided equipment, and on-site venue staff

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Wedding Day Details

Pricing

Refinery North

Saturday (5 hour rental): $4,500

Friday (5 hour rental): $4,000

Sunday (5 hour rental): $3,750

Monday – Thursday (4 hour rental): $2,500

If interested in upgrading to an all-day rental, you can pay an additional $500 to have access to the space from 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM on the day of your event.

Refinery South

Saturday (5 hour rental): $4,500

Friday (5 hour rental): $4,000

Sunday (5 hour rental): $3,750

Monday – Thursday (4 hour rental): $2,500

If interested in upgrading to an all-day rental, you can pay an additional $500 to have access to the space from 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM on the day of your event.

Refinery Courtyard

Please note that The Refinery Courtyard may only be booked in addition to the Refinery North or Refinery South rather than being rented independently.

Added to any date: $1,000

The Entire Refinery Facility

There is a package if you’re interested in renting The Refinery North, Refinery South, and the Courtyard. 

Saturday (6 hour rental): $8,500

Friday (6 hour rental): $8,000

Sunday (6 hour rental): 7,500

Monday – Thursday (4 hour rental): $5,000

If interested in upgrading this package to an all-day rental, you can pay an additional $500 to have access to the space from 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM on the day of your event.

The Foundry

Saturday (6 hour rental): $8,000

Friday (6 hour rental): $7,500

Sunday (6 hour rental): 7,000

Monday – Thursday (4 hour rental): $5,000

If interested in upgrading to an all-day rental, you can pay an additional $1,000 to have access to the space from 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM on the day of your event.

If you would like to add the lawn space, it will be an additional $1,000. Access to the lawn will be the same rental time frame as The Foundry.  *Note that the Lawn can only be added to the rental of The Foundry or The Reserve and cannot be rented independently.*

The Reserve

Saturdays & Fridays: $2,500

Sunday – Thursday: $150 per hour (minimum of 4 rental hours)

If interested in upgrading to an all-day rental, you can pay an additional $500 to have access to the space from 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM on the day of your event.

If you would like to add the lawn space, it will be an additional $1,000. Access to the lawn will be the same rental time frame as The Foundry.  *Note that the Lawn can only be added to the rental of The Foundry or The Reserve and cannot be rented independently.*

To see the entire pricing guide, click here.

*Please note that all pricing is subject to the Indiana State Sales tax of 7%*

Florals/Decor/Rentals

The Refinery has an extensive rental list, ensuring you have to bring in as few additional vendors as possible. The refinery can also provide all of your decor and florals for the sake of simplicity! Check out this link to read about the arrangements, decor, and rentals they can provide for you.

Wedding Day Details

FAQ’s

Another thing worth noting is the extensive Frequently Asked Question page on the venue’s website which answers probably almost any question you can think to ask! We absolutely love when a venue is up front with all of their guidelines and can provide support to prospective clients before they even need to reach out. Click the link here to get all of your pressing questions answered!

The Refinery Wedding Photos

Is The Refinery not exactly what you’re looking for? Don’t fret, there are tons of other beautiful Louisville Wedding Venue options out there. Click here to go back to our main Louisville Wedding Venue Page to learn about some other options!

Remember, at the end of the day you’ll look back and remember your amazing memories, and friends and family, so don’t stress about your venue too much. If you’re still feeling overwhelmed, contact us today, we are pro’s!

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