Kentucky is one of those lucky states that is beautiful during all seasons, so couples can have a summer wedding on rolling meadows or a frosty wedding in an enchanting barn. The Bluegrass State is filled with scenic pastures, mystic woodlands, and other natural settings that create the perfect backdrop for couples to exchange their vows. There are many wedding venues that offer indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions; Wiedemann Hill Mansion lets couples celebrate with panoramic views of the Cincinnati skyline, while the manicured gardens of the historic Olmsted make for a stunning setting as well.
1.Wiedemann Hill Mansion
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Combining classic tastes with modern elegance, the Wiedemann Hill Mansion is one of the premier wedding venues in Newport, Kentucky. The historic estate lets couples and their guests have a unique wedding celebration surrounded by the panoramic views of the Cincinnati skyline. Each room in the mansion is fitted with exquisite wood floors, ornate hand painted plaster ceilings, and hand carved mantels. The setting is perfect for an intimate wedding party and can accommodate up to sixty people. All-inclusive services include detailed planning meetings, coordination on the wedding day, pre-wedding prep, dedicated rehearsal space, and designated dressing suites for the bride and groom.
1102 Park Ave, Newport, KY 41071, Phone: 859-655-9018
2.Bluegrass Wedding Barn
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Located in Danville, Kentucky, the Bluegrass Wedding Barn is a unique and naturally beautiful celebration space found at Spring Clover Farm. The working farm is surrounded with amazing views, and the 76-acre private grounds have numerous locations that are perfect for exchanging vows or dancing the night away. The expert at Bluegrass can accommodate every need and want of the bride and groom, whether it has to do with decor or the caterer. After all is said and done, the lucky couple will get to keep some stunning photographs of their big day, whether they decide to have an intimate, rustic-style celebration or a more luxurious and elegant wedding.
3050 Mitchellsburg Rd, Danville, KY 40422, Phone: 859-324-1424
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Couples can have the wedding of their dreams at the elegant and intimate setting created at Cason’s Cove. The rolling pastures, acres of calm farmland, and the European-style structures all contribute to the venue’s fairytale-like atmosphere. The cove was created and is now owned and managed by Gabrielle Bush and her five children, all of whom played an integral part in putting together Cason’s Cove in 2013. The 10,000 square foot space includes a 2,000-foot bridal suite for the bride and her bridesmaids to prepare for the big day, ceremony spaces range from the Cove, a magical space surrounded by woodlands, or the Meadow, which embodies old world Italy and has a stunning pre-decorated arch.
4130 Dye Ford Rd, Alvaton, KY 42122, Phone: 270-202-0303
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Cliffview Resort is a beautiful 7,000 square foot reception hall wher visitors can celebrate the start of their new life together. Amenities include space for up to 225 of the couple’s friends and family, an equipped commercial grade kitchen, and a designated space for a stage or wedding chapel. Couples who want an outdoor ceremony site can use Cliffview Resort’s gorgeous Overlook Point. The indoor reception space can be decorated and laid out in any way the bride and groom choose. During the reception, couples can head to the beautiful wrap-around veranda to take beautiful pictures with Kentucky’s beautiful natural landscapes in the background.
900 Cliffview Rd, Campton, KY 41301
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Louisville’s Gardencourt Estate features a beautiful three-story Beaux Arts home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue was built in 1906 and is now a gorgeous wedding venue boasting not only the stately home but also lush formal rose gardens and extensive grounds built with attention details and old-world craftsmanship. Wedding ceremonies and receptions of all scale and size are given a touch of grandeur with the rich woodwork, marble fireplaces, high ceilings, and carved grand staircase. The idyllic setting can accommodate anywhere from 50 to 140 people for an indoor seated dinner, depending on the space chosen; sites include the Great Hall, Brown, Anderson, Norton, and Hundley Hall.
1044 Alta Vista Rd, Louisville, KY 40205, Phone: 800-264-1839
6.Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
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The Marriott brand is known for its greatness, so it’s no wonder that the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa is a great choice for a wedding celebration filled with Kentucky-style charm. The hotel is nestled in Lexington’s Bluegrass Country hills and offers optimal Southern hospitality to couples and their guests. There are six unique venues for the bride and groom to choose from, all of which are surrounded by 220 acres of beautifully manicured grounds. Events can be catered to any particular taste, and menus can be personalized to your culinary needs by the hotel’s award-winning catering staff.
1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, Phone: 859-231-5100
7.Historic Potter Farm
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Historic Potter Farm has the perfect blend of Southern comfort and historic elegance. The beautiful 5,000 square foot cottage house and barn can be found settled within the enchanting 20 acres of Kentucky woodlands. The scenic location has an extensive history that dates to 1868 when John W. Potter built the home, which has been excellently preserved since then. The stunning natural facades and backdrops offer great locations for wedding ceremonies while the barn and guest house make for a memorable reception space that can be decorated in any way imaginable.
1100 Rich Pond Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104, Phone: 270-782-2309
8.Jordan Hill Farm
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Jordan Hill Farm is a countryside venue that is ideal for intimate weddings and receptions in a rustic space. The space is perfect for an authentic Kentucky-style wedding and can accommodate up to 48 people for an intimate seated dinner. The setting here is scenic and peaceful, allowing couples to have their ceremony and exchange their vows in any location of their choice. The farm’s dedicated wedding coordinator will discuss all the details and help couples plan their big day from the very first step. The in-house catering company, JHF Catering, is renowned and will create a delicious personalized menu that will wow the lucky couple and their guests.
722 Walker Parke Rd, Richmond, KY 40475, Phone: 859-623-0807
9.Moonlight Fields Wedding Farm
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Moonlight Fields Wedding Farm creates magical atmospheres for couples to celebrate their big day in. The farm is one of the most intimate and private venues in Kentucky and offers stunning views since it’s located right in the heart of the bluegrass. The bride and groom can choose from the farm’s many romantic spots for their ceremony; spaces and amenities found on the farm include the rustic barn, gorgeous black paddock, the food building Love Shack, a casual patio, pond, indoor bridal suite, and much more. Brides can make use of the rustic decor available at the farm, from wooden centerpieces and mason jars to barrels and wooden signs.
5028 Ashgrove Rd, Nicholasville, KY 40356, Phone: 859-544-0311
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Minutes away from Downtown Cincinnati, the Newport Syndicate is a wonderful wedding venue found in Newport, Kentucky. Couples will be guided every step of the way and can depend on Newport Syndicate for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Wedding packages have five hours dedicated to a wedding reception and include services and amenities such as cake cutting and plating, the use of linens, fine china, and glassware, room setup, and an elegant ceremony setting, as well as a dedicated wedding planner all the way to the big day. The Newport Syndicate is one of the few wedding venues that allow for late night weddings until 2:00 a.m.
18 E 5th St, Newport, KY 41071, Phone: 859-491-8000
11.Talon Winery & Vineyards
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Talon Winery and Vineyards is located on historic Fair View Farm, which is nestled amongst some of Kentucky’s best equestrian farms. The picturesque countryside available at the vineyard makes it a great location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. There are many spaces to choose from within the vineyar.; the Ca“barn”et Barrel Barn is a 4,800 square foot rustic barn that looks out onto the pond, while the unique, open-air Monarch Pavilion branches out onto the spacious front yard. For a more intimate celebration, couples can choose the Equestrian Room, which can seat up to 20 guests on the second floor of the Homestead Tasting Room.
7086 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40515, Phone: 859-971-3214
12.Terrapin Hill Farm
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Terrapin Hill Farm is a family-owned wedding venue that is nestled in the rolling hills of the Bluegrass region of central Kentucky. The farm has been owned and operated by the Cashel family since 1985 and has been dedicated to sharing its natural beauty with couples and their guests for many years. They offer the perfect setting for a country wedding, and couples can celebrate their big day with country charm and rustic beauty. Brides can choose from several picturesque ceremony sites such as the Chapel Stage, which is surrounded by majestic trees, or the hilltop, which has a panoramic view of the countryside. The full-service wedding destination offers many services and amenities in their wedding packages, and they even have a wedding weekend package that can go on overnight or throughout the weekend.
3696 Mackville Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330, Phone: 859-612-9670
13.The Barn at Cedar Grove
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The Barn at Cedar Grove was established in 1911 and is just the right place for all your wedding dreams to come true. This wedding destination is located deep in the heart of the Bluegrass and is a perfect combination of rustic beauty and country charm. All weddings at the Barn at Cedar Grove include use of the property the entire day of the event, rehearsal space prior to the wedding, access to the Bride’s Cottage and Groom’s Cabin, and extensive parking along with an attendant and a golf cart shuttle from the parking area to the barn throughout the event. Brides can choose from an array of decor available such as string lights, whiskey barrels, wire spool tables, assorted chalkboards and signage, and anything else they find in the shed full of decorations.
1000 Brockman Rd, Greensburg, KY 42743, Phone: 270-378-1915
14.The Barrel House
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The Barrel House is the first of five venues owned by Grand Reserve Events. The unique wedding space, which is shaped like the letter L, is a favored choice for brides and grooms and can hold anywhere from 150 to 250 guests depending on the event style. Little things like the rubbed bronze custom chandeliers, earth-colored brick walls, and faux fireplace add a unique touch to a couple’s big day. Other aspects of the 4,000 square foot space are the high ceilings and lovely copper and stone bar, as well as the “mini” bourbon stave wall. The genuine hospitality offered by the expert Barrel House staff will ensure that couples get a stress-free day that they and their guests will tremendously enjoy.
903 Manchester St #150, Lexington, KY 40508, Phone: 859-608-6221
15.The Brown Hotel
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The Brown Hotel is renowned for its legendary luxury since 1923. It is a reputed landmark in Kentucky and has a history that is inextricably woven with the city that surrounds it. Couples can say their “I do’s” surrounded by old world elegance and modern comfort. The hotel is known for hosting unique wedding events that honestly reflect the dreams of the bride and groom. Wedding coordinators, banquet staff, and the culinary team all come together to execute everything without a hitch. The Brown Hotel’s Rooftop Garden is filled with grandeur and is ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, Phone: 502-209-7346
16.The Grand Lodge on Fifth
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The Grand Lodge on Fifth is a beautiful historic Paducah event venue with intricate architectural details that create an elegant setting for a wedding ceremony or reception. Everything from beautiful chandeliers and hardwood floors work together to create the perfect backdrop for a memorable celebration. The experts at the Grand Lodge will guide couples who are planning their wedding through all the details, from creating a signature drink to personalizing a delicious menu that everyone in attendance will love. Whether it’s the bridal shower and the rehearsal dinner or the ceremony and reception, couples who choose the Grand Lodge on Fifth will not regret it.
121 North 5th Street, Paducah, KY 40202, Phone: 270-450-0749
17.The Hidden Homestead
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The Hidden Homestead is a collection of four varying wedding venues that are unique, beautiful, and incomparable to other similar spaces in Kentucky. The exquisite grounds and barn, as well as the sparking lakeside, all contribute to an amazing setting that offer breathtaking opportunities for the ceremony and reception. The Wooded Ceremony is a popular option and allows couples to exchange their vows inside the woods as it is lit with rope and string lighting in a gorgeous natural setting. Afterwards, couples can continue to celebrate there or move over to the 4,000 square feet barn that bring to life all the wedding dreams of the bride and groom.
56 Chapel Center Ln, Smiths Grove, KY 42171, Phone: 270-597-2598
18.The Josephina Event Venue
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Centrally located between Lexington and Cincinnati, the Josephina Event Venue is an exquisitely renovated barn that makes for a gorgeous place to have your wedding ceremony and reception. The barn is 4,000 square feet of customizable space and can hold up to 280 of the couple’s family and friends. The large main floor can be laid out in any way imaginable by the bride. Guests will also be able to head to the upper mezzanine with its stunning chandeliers and wrought iron railing. The site can accommodate up to 70 parked vehicles, and all wedding packages include the use of linens, tables, and chairs at no additional cost.
100 Hogans Mill, Dry Ridge, KY 41035, Phone: 859-823-0066
19.The Lancaster at St. Clair
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The Lancaster at St. Clair was originally built in 1849 and is a historic landmark in the community. Couples come from all over to celebrate their big day in the scenic gardens or the event hall, which is fitted with little touches that add charm and elegance. With open catering and amenities such as chairs, tables, and linen included with packages, the Lancaster can make all your wedding dreams come true. The event hall can hold anywhere from 200 people for a seated dinner to 450 for cocktail-style events. Additional seating can be arranged in the garden space, with or without tents.
306 Wapping St, Frankfort, KY 40601, Phone: 502-202-9229
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Constructed in the 1920s, the Olmsted is perfect for wedding celebrations, big or small. The historic building has a nicely appointed event space and is surrounded by lush greenery. The space combines old world glory with impeccable standards that aren’t often provided in similar venues. Couples are provided with a team of people who work hand in hand to put all the details together and execute the big day perfectly. Dedicated coordinators will assist you in getting in touch with vendors while renowned Chef Oscar Hernandez will put together a sumptuous menu that you and your guests will love.
3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207, Phone: 502-899-7670
21.The Prickel Barn
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The Prickel Barn is the perfect wedding venue for couples who want a combination of contemporary design with rustic and rural elements. The newly renovated pole barn has some amazing features, some of which are the stunning vaulted ceilings, stained concrete floors, and exposed wood walls. There are more than 7,000 square feet of event space which can hold over 450 guests. The barn provides tables, chairs, and linen for all events and can personalize spaces for the ceremony and reception based on what the couple wants. The outdoor ceremony locations are absolutely stunning, as is the wrap around balcony that provides gorgeous views of the surroundings.
14112 Walton-Verona Rd, Verona, KY 41092, Phone: 859-442-7776
22.The Silo Event Center
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With the perfect balance of modern elegance and rustic charm, the Silo Event Center is Western Kentucky’s premier wedding venue. The dairy barn inspired venue has a unique silo entrance, traditional gambrel roof, and various fixtures and decorations that come together to create an authentic bluegrass wedding. The Silo can accommodate up to 500 guests and is an open canvas so couples can put together their dream wedding with any layout or decor they want. The space truly is versatile and is only made better with the majestic barn fixtures, manicured gardens, and indoor/outdoor balconies.
110 John Rives Rd, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, Phone: 270-632-6230
23.The Thoroughbred Center
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The Thoroughbred Center is an exceptional wedding venue filled with beautiful spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Experienced staff from the center will help couples plan every detail and walk them through all the different stages of putting together their dream wedding. Spaces to choose from include The Paddock, which is an outdoor space that allows couples to dance under the stars, and Stableview Hall, which can seat up to 500 people in a rustic barn setting. Horseman’s Lodge is a popular option for more intimate celebrations and includes an adjoining bar and kitchen for caterers to use.
3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, Phone: 859-293-1853
24.Walnut Grove Farm
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Walnut Grove Farm and Lodge provides a rural farm setting for brides and grooms to celebrate their big day with their loved ones. The lodge, which is a beautifully renovated dairy barn, is an ideal space for couples and their guests to celebrate an authentic bluegrass wedding. The wedding reception package offers to accommodate up to 120 guests with separate reception/bar area, a lodge deck, and lodge accommodations for up to twelve guests. Other perks are that couples can choose a caterer of their choice and decorate the space based on what they want their big day to look like.
5970 Mount Eden Road, Shelbyville, KY 40065, Phone: 502-909-4545
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Nestled in the heart of Kentucky, the historic Warrenwood Manor is a gorgeous old-world space that is wonderful for wedding ceremonies and receptions. There are multiple indoor and outdoor spaces across the 100-acres estate, all of which are filled with rustic elegance and Southern charm. The unique setting is ideal for couples who want an unforgettable experience on their big day. The picturesque wedding venue offers many amenities for those who choose the weekend wedding package including exclusive use of the entire estate, designated time for an engagement photography session, customized floor plans, and the choice of multiple ceremony and reception sites.
3044 U.S. 127 South, Danville, KY 40422, Phone: 859-583-3953
25 Best Wedding Venues in Kentucky
- Wiedemann Hill Mansion, Photo: Courtesy of Chris - Fotolia.com
- Bluegrass Wedding Barn, Photo: Courtesy of Georgi - Fotolia.com
- Cason's Cove, Photo: Courtesy of Georgi - Fotolia.com
- Cliffview Resort, Photo: Courtesy of deineka - Fotolia.com
- Gardencourt, Photo: Courtesy of ruslan_shramko - Fotolia.com
- Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, Photo: Courtesy of ruslan_iefremov - Fotolia.com
- Historic Potter Farm, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- Jordan Hill Farm, Photo: Courtesy of lobodaphoto - Fotolia.com
- Moonlight Fields Wedding Farm, Photo: Courtesy of Arthur Braunstein - Fotolia.com
- Newport Syndicate, Photo: Courtesy of oleksajewicz - Fotolia.com
- Talon Winery & Vineyards, Photo: Courtesy of Georgi - Fotolia.com
- Terrapin Hill Farm, Photo: Courtesy of Jason - Fotolia.com
- The Barn at Cedar Grove, Photo: Courtesy of chrisroosfotografie - Fotolia.com
- The Barrel House, Photo: Courtesy of Boggy - Fotolia.com
- The Brown Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of olegparylyak - Fotolia.com
- The Grand Lodge on Fifth, Photo: Courtesy of sebasnoo - Fotolia.com
- The Hidden Homestead, Photo: Courtesy of yakimenkoanton - Fotolia.com
- The Josephina Event Venue, Photo: Courtesy of Georgi - Fotolia.com
- The Lancaster at St. Clair, Photo: Courtesy of AS Photo Project - Fotolia.com
- The Olmsted, Photo: Courtesy of fotofrol - Fotolia.com
- The Prickel Barn, Photo: Courtesy of farmuty - Fotolia.com
- The Silo Event Center, Photo: Courtesy of Olga - Fotolia.com
- The Thoroughbred Center, Photo: Courtesy of Georgi - Fotolia.com
- Walnut Grove Farm, Photo: Courtesy of adilcelebiyev - Fotolia.com
- Warrenwood Manor, Photo: Courtesy of Olga - Fotolia.com
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