Thursday, November 24, 2011

{Louisville Wedding Venues} Garden Wedding Venues in Louisville

Like almost every state and country, Louisville has its own set of beautiful garden wedding venues for stunning outdoor ceremonies, and even if they don’t advertise themselves as a venue. However, if you are looking for the ultimate in garden weddings, here are a few Louisville wedding venues that will blow your mind with their glorious natural beauty.

The Gardens of Ray Eden is a 15-acre venue situated in Eastern Jefferson County in Louisville Kentucky. This outdoor wedding venue hosts ceremonies and receptions in a forested surrounding and features a beautiful lake area and a wide variety of garden areas. The venue can accommodate up to 475 guests. They have a 40-foot-by-80-foot pergola, or a lattice structure, which is used if it rains during the reception (at an extra charge). You may need to provide your own table, chairs, table cloths, dance floor (if needed), florists and caterer. They will gladly provide you a list of rental facilities and caterers upon request. The Gardens at Ray Eden offer a nice large dressing room for the bride and bridesmaids, as well as an indoor kitchenette and restroom facilities for wedding guests.
13104 Cain Ln
Louisville, KY 40245-2136, United States
(502) 241-9111

Yew Dell Gardens, in the heart of horse country, is a beautiful 33-acre public botanical garden wedding venue in Crestwood, Kentucky. This is a wonderful setting for weddings and other important events. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens can accommodate up to 400 guests. Its artistic, eco-friendly horticultural center has multiple settings for different size weddings and can accommodate both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies.
6220 Old LaGrange Road
Crestwood, Kentucky 40014
(502) 241-4788

The Whitehall Mansion is a beautifully restored, 19th century antebellum house and garden wedding venue in Louisville. This mansion offers grandeur, grace and style, making it a perfect setting for your ceremony and reception. The spacious grounds and gardens may be rented for an elegant garden wedding. The Formal Garden is a romantic setting for a garden wedding and can seat approximately 200 guests for an outdoor wedding ceremony. The Garden Terrace, adjacent to the Formal Garden, is both a beautiful and convenient surface for receptions, whether open-air or tented, and can even be the setting for a wedding ceremony. It can seat approximately 350 wedding guests for an open-air or tented reception. Convenient outdoor restroom facilities, fully air-conditioned and heated, are available to guests as part of the rental of the grounds and gardens. As for catering, there is a list of approved caterers for you to choose from. Bands and DJs are permitted outside the Whitehall mansion but must be approved in writing by Whitehall.
3110 Lexington Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40206.
(502) 897-2944

Considered a Historic Landmark on 55-acre grounds of gardens, historic stone walls, fields and woods, Locust Grove is a great venue for a Louisville outdoor Wedding. It welcomes guests to plan outdoor weddings on its grounds but there are some restrictions that do apply. The mansion and other restored buildings are never rented out but weddings may take place on the porch steps. Receptions are limited to the garden areas, the field, and the Visitor Center as long as care is taken not to damage the area. There are also some limitations on decorating, music, food, event timing. etc. The Audubon Room in the Visitors' Center holds approximately 200 people standing; seating depends on how tables and chairs are arranged and how much space is allotted for food service and dance floors. They have tables and chairs that you are welcome to use. There are currently 100 chairs and a number of tables, including two 36" squares; fourteen 8', and four 6' rectangles. The wedding may use any caterer they like.
561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 897-9845

DuPont Mansion is a beautifully restored mansion. It features carved Italian marble fireplaces, hardwood floors, antique furnishings, crystal chandeliers and charm galore. It has a banquet style dining room, spacious rooms and common areas. This location is able to offer rentals for bridal luncheons, showers, and weddings. You can host your wedding party for up to 50 guests in the outdoor formal gardens or the opulent parlor of the 125 year old mansion. All tables, chairs, linens, crystal, china & silver are provided.  You'll have use of the common areas and the gardens of the Mansion for the entire wedding. If you plan to have your wedding ceremony here, a professional harpist will perform during your ceremony and they will provide a string or jazz trio that can provide a variety of vocals, classical, popular/modern music for light dancing. 
1317 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

Situated on a 300-acre historic site in Louisville and overlooking the Ohio River, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing is a wonderful venue for both outdoor and indoor weddings. You can host your wedding in three areas of the venue, the Riverside Visitors Center, the open-air pavilion and the grounds. The Visitors Center has a capacity for 200 people in its large carpeted auditorium. Rental of the Visitors Center includes use of a catering kitchen, cloakroom, restrooms, 120 chairs, 20 rectangular tables and/or 12 round tables.  Riverside's open-air pavilion offers you to enjoy the beautiful outdoor setting at Riverside while under shelter. The pavilion has a capacity for 200 people standing and features an outdoor fireplace and additional restrooms. For an additional rental fee, Riverside also makes its grounds available to parties renting its Visitors Center.  For catering, you may use one from their list of approved caterers.
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
7410 Moorman Road
Louisville, KY 40272
Phone: 502.935.6809

The Olmsted is a definite popular spot for a wedding reception in Louisville. It’s park-like grounds of the Masonic Homes in the Saint Matthews/Crescent Hill neighborhoods is a multiple Best of Louisville award winning site. The wedding facility offers both indoor and outdoor space, catering, and even has a dance floor. This historic building offers magnificent architectural details. There are several park-like areas within the facility which are great for pre-nuptial and nuptial photos. Trees line the paved driveways and there are two large open grass areas in the center of the complex. If you plan to have the your wedding in the Olmstead, you have the permission to use the entire facility. Other than the dining and reception area in the building, there is approximately 5 acres of flat landscaped grounds for an outdoor reception and ceremony for your use.
3701 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40207,
(502) 899-7670

Garden Court is a seminary in Louisville, located in the old part of St. Matthews. Situated on a fourteen-acre estate, it overlooks Cherokee Park and features formal gardens, colonnade, pool and arbores created by The Olmstead Brothers, son and stepson of Frederick Law Olmstead. This is a great wedding venue on spring, summer and fall seasons. The exterior grounds can accommodate up to 400 grounds seated.
Louisville Seminary
1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 992-0220

Pinecrest Gardens offers a beautiful garden backdrop to those who wish to marry outdoors. The Sculpture Garden is like an ‘outdoor cathedral’, wherein you can be wed under towering 200 year old trees. This is a favorite location for a tent, or, higher on the hill, where tables can be set up inside the tent for your reception. If you choose this venue, the wedding package includes exclusive use of the grounds the day of your wedding and the use of Pinecrest Cottage for your wedding night. You may also have your reception at Pinecrest for no additional charge.
2806 Newburg Road Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 454-3800
The Louisville Zoological Garden is a 135-acre zoo in Louisville, situated in the city's Poplar Level neighborhood. It currently exhibits over 1,300 animals in naturalistic and mixed animal settings representing both geographical areas and biomes or habitats. The zoo has several facilities that will be able to accommodate events and festivities. The Oasis Festival Tent that overlooks the lush scenery of the adjacent Waterfowl Lake can accommodate 500 seated guests for a private picnic. The Gheens Room in the Islands Pavilion accommodates up to 150 guests and features a private view of our tropical forest aviary. The African Outpost accommodates up to 200 guests and features lush landscaping, authentic African art, tiki torches on the wrap-around deck. The open-air Hillside Gazebo provides a gorgeous view overlooking Waterfowl Lake and The Islands Exhibit that can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213
Phone: (502)459-2181

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