I bet you’re going to love The Refinery! If you haven’t had a chance to check out this great wedding venue, let us help fill you in!

The Refinery, Jefferson, Indiana

Just across the Ohio River from Louisville, you’ll find Jefferson, home to the Refinery formerly known as Kye’s.

For anyone who has ever had to travel for a wedding before, you know that the ease of location increases the flexibility for visiting from out of town. If you find yourself with a lot of guests from outside the area, the many places to stay in in Jefferson or Louisville, just across the river, is a great incentive to ensure your loved ones are easily able to attend your wedding.

But of course, there’s way more to the Refinery than simply its location.

For starters, if you haven’t taken a peek at interior of the Refinery yet, you must!

There are four different event spaces, and we’ll share all about them, but here’s what you can expect from the Refinery.

Imagine standing indoors looking up at the cathedral height ceilings that stretch two stories laid in brick that travels up the walls. Envision each event space you see dressed with arched pane-windows that delivers a brightness to balance the warmth of the brick walls. The floors you are standing and dancing on are modern wood plank throughout. Oh and did we mention yet that there are exposed wood beams?! An absolute dream!

However the real stunner of the event spaces are the options to have crystal chandeliers, market lights or hanging floral decor to add that charming shimmer in a way that makes the space feel like home.

The ambiance will set the tone of the day and love will shine throughout as the guests find an easy comfort that many wedding venues lack. And when it comes to celebrating your everlasting love with your friends and family, the vibe totally can change a moment.

And of course we have to mention that these intentional details to the event space guarantees your photographer will have all the elements present to create a wedding album of your dreams. The picture-perfect backdrop is all you could hope for when it comes to the small details that will shine when you look back on your wedding day.

So let’s settle into some of the more specific details, the ones that really seal the deal on this wedding venue for you!

The Refinery Event Spaces:

At a remarkable 6,000 square feet, Refinery North is two floors and can hold up to 300 guests.

The second floor mezzanine can operate as an indoor and outdoor space. Refinery North has direct access to North Lounge and the Band Green Room for dressing and getting ready options.

Greater still, Refinery South comes in at 7,000 square feet and can hold up to 410 loved ones in one space. This larger floor plan makes it even more adaptable for your wedding. This space has direct access to South Lounge if you need a getting ready space.

The Refinery Courtyard is a perfect space to have an outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour. This space can accommodate a tent if needed and can seat up to 350 guests.

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. There’s even a small lawn space that can be used for outdoor space, so it’s a perfect spot if you have a more intimate wedding.

We also want to note that the Refinery even has a new event space coming in Spring of 2023, and while we haven’t had the opportunity to see it in person yet, we know that it will maintain the same level of excellence that the Refinery is known for.

Noteworthy Features

The Refinery has their own on-site design team that handles florals as well as event decor for the ceremony and reception sites.

We also love that they don’t have any restrictions on vendors, meaning you can pull in the best of the best for all your outside support needs!

Each room is open for your imagination, there are no set floor plans so you get to choose exactly how you want to arrange things.

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.

Pricing & Collections

Since we’re on the agenda of talking about noteworthy features of the Refinery, let’s talk about the pricing structure.

What is really great about the Refinery is you can get straight up front pricing ahead of time, again, before you even need to fill out a form and talk to a human.

The Refinery prides themselves on being clear with their pricing and having an open vendor policy. There are no catering fees, no bar fees, no service fees of any kind.


Available to Rent

With a plethora of items available to rent, The Refinery takes the overwhelm out of wedding planning.

For your ceremony you can rent bouquets, boutonnieres, tossing petals, easels, arches and more!

How about for your reception? They have you covered there, too.

Rent centerpieces, chandeliers and floral hangings, linens, chairs, tables, bar-fronts, lighting, sound, candles and so much more.

You can learn more about the Refinery on their website here.

And if you’re curious how beautiful your wedding day could be at the Refinery, then you have to check out this blog post and this blog post of a previous wedding Green Apple Photography captured there.

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