Finding the perfect wedding venue is harder than you’d expect. The location you choose doesn’t only reflect your personal taste, but it also reflects your values. It showcases the tone of your marriage—how seriously you take your future, your spouse, and your guest’s enjoyment.
If this intimidates you, take heart: Louisville offers hundreds of incredible venues, ranging from intimate barns to bourbon-themed hotels to historic mansions. If anything, you have too many good options in the possibility city!
As a company that has many years of experience providing luxury bathroom trailer rentals for weddings all over the region, we’ve been privy to many exceptional locales. Keep reading to learn our insider knowledge on 8 pristine outdoor spaces to get married around Louisville.
8 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Louisville, Kentucky
1. Hermitage Farm
Just north of Louisville along the scenic US-42 lies Hermitage, a historic homestead and farm featuring sprawling gardens and an award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, Barn8. The beautiful Hermitage manor offers indoor and outdoor private event venues, featuring views of classic Kentucky rolling fields. Wedding packages include lodging, custom gourmet catering, opt-in bourbon tastings, and seating for up to 200 guests.
2. Waterfront Botanical Gardens
Featuring traditional Japanese gardens, waterfalls, patios and state-of-the-art conservatories/event buildings, the Gardens offer a peaceful and beautiful retreat in the heart of the city. Say “I do” in the shadow of the Louisville skyline or take pictures in front of the incredible Water Wall.
3. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Yew Dell is very popular, and it’s no wonder why. This dreamy, romantic setting features a little stone castle (yes, castle!), sprawling flower gardens, a greenhouse, and peaceful views of meadows and woodland. Whatever your wedding aesthetic may be, it will likely fit nicely into this refined yet natural space.
4. Blackacre Nature Preserve
Despite being on the outskirts of Louisville, Blackacre feels very pastoral. This historic homestead features a restored 1844 manor, a large barn, horses and other animals, and over 280 acres of meadows and forests. And the bridal package allows you to get this space entirely to yourself!
The Parklands is a Louisville treasure: nearly 4,000 acres of woodlands, meadows, and hiking and biking trails along Floyds Fork. The Parklands has multiple rental venues, like the rustic Pignic Barn, outdoor pavilions, tobacco barns, and historic Ben Stout house, but you can also DIY and plant your crew anywhere along the miles of green-space by purchasing a large group use permit.
A local secret, this 14-acre estate and premiere wedding venue overlooks Cherokee Park, featuring rose gardens, a magical colonnade, arbors, and a pool. Designed by the Olmsted Brothers in the early 1900s, the spacious grounds and romantic ballrooms of this elegant space evoke a classic European charm.
7. Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
With a beautiful view of the Ohio River, this special venue includes many different options depending on your unique needs. Choose from several outdoor settings (ideal for wedding ceremonies), including the Jeanne Montgomery Garden, an open air pavilion (with capacity for 200 guests), the front lawn of the historic Farnsley-Moremen House or the lawn on the riverside of the Visitors Center. You may also want to include the recently-renovated Moremen family chapel for your event.
8. Frazier Museum Rooftop Garden
If you enjoy the bustle of downtown Louisville but want a private, outdoor event, look no further than the Frazier History Museum’s rooftop garden. Featuring breathtaking views of the Ohio River and downtown Louisville, this intimate space features 250 seats, a manicured gardens, a shaded terrace, and elevator access.
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