Making preparations for your wedding day can have you scratch your head in worry – especially if you are the only one taking care of everything; every choice you make somehow adds to your day in more ways than you can think. The dress you choose and the décor you want for the reception, even the tiniest of the details, have a significant role to play. But when it comes to selecting the venue for the reception, the struggle literally gets real!
Your event’s success depends on the kind of venue you choose. However, before you select one, you should tap deep into your vision and ask yourself about the kind of event you want for yourself. What exactly are you looking for? What theme and vibe are you trying to carry out? The number of people you’d be inviting and the kind of a space you want – jot these points down and then start your search for your venue.
Once you are done with your research, don’t forget to check our list for the top wedding reception venues. For your ease, we at Petersen Photography have listed some of the top wedding venues that we have worked with closely. All of these offers unique feel to them and are exactly aware of how to make your dream wedding turn into a reality.
Located in the heart of downtown Shelbyville is the Gatsby on Main. It is surrounded by a bridal boutique, coffee shops, and small businesses. What you can’t see from the outside is the historic hardwood flooring, golden inlays surrounding the hall, and a dance floor with beautiful chandeliers above.
Every inch of the Gatsby has been brightly restored and modernized while keeping its rich history and romantic charm.
The Gatsby is versatile so it allows brides to be creative and use the space how they have always dreamed of. It has a balcony that can be used for guests to enjoy the view or for the bride and groom to sneak away for a few minutes to celebrate their love. The elegance of the Gatsby is unmatched and sure to take your breath away.
This perfect place is located at 142 Outer Loop, Louisville, Kentucky, and has a beautiful space and fantastic location. What more can you ask for in a wedding venue? With a curved staircase and a separate dance floor, Country Barn is well laid out and exquisitely designed and provides you with picturesque décor for your wedding photography.
Once you enter the venue, you’ll see Wagon Wheel Chandeliers and Whiskey Barrels. Drapery and Tulle are nicely placed all throughout the course of the venue. The barn has a separate patio designed specifically as the ceremony area. There’s a spacious Paddock – and the Backside can easily entertain 150-170 guests in total. If you want, you can even rent the two separately and enjoy your day with your closest friends and family.
This new venue has it all and truly is one you won’t want to miss.
Country Barn has a rustic atmosphere – so if you are someone who enjoys the décor’s rustic vibe, don’t forget to check this one out!
Contact Maureen Koppel to schedule your tour today!
Located at 10300 Lower River Road, Louisville, Kentucky – The Venue has a perfect rustic themed chapel décor to host your ceremony. It features gold Chiavari Chairs, a huge bridal suite, and a groom’s room for a day. In case you have a long list of guests showing to your wedding, be sure to choose The Venue as your ultimate wedding ceremony venue. The place is spacious and can host up to 250 people. It further features lodging onsite, where you can entertain at least 16 guests in total. With a pool table, a ping pong table, and a wide-open floor – your guests are sure to get the most relaxation in the lodging where you can host the rehearsal dinner. All in all, it is a fabulous space where you can host a bridal party, and families can all be together in a relaxed yet accommodating space.
The Venue follows an open vendor policy – that means you’re at the discretion to choose your own vendor!
The Gallery at Gatewood, with its uber-luxurious and historical touch to its design, features a unique theme of its own. The Gallery at Gatewood boasts rich history merged with modern and glamorous touches combined. At the Gallery, you get to experience a wedding unlike anywhere else. When you take a step inside, you realize the place has more to it than just being a space you can host your wedding day at.
The Gallery at Gatewood commemorates your special day with its incredible art and design décor; It features aesthetics, dreams, and memories all ingrained in its walls.
Here, they believe in making your day truly special. With the place focusing on art and architecture in its design, the décor features exposed brick walls and an original Fleur-de-lis – the symbol on the ceiling that’d take you by surprise once you enter the place.
If that’s not all, The Gallery is quite spacious and provides you with separate areas to cater to your guests and their needs. The upstairs has quite an elegant area that can entertain at least fifty guests in total. They are providing you with seating arrangements for around 70 guests. There’s also a cocktail area where you can entertain almost a hundred guests.
On the other hand, the downstairs can remind you of the European Gallery where you can have around up to 120 guests.
If you are looking for something in the LaGrange, Kentucky area, this unique space located directly on Main Street offers the awesome downtown feel with a truly exquisite, beautiful, and historical space you can ask for.
Built in 1908 and on the National Register of Historic Places, let this fabulous space be the start of your family’s history.
Contact The Gallery at Gatewood to schedule your tour.
Located in Shelbyville, Kentucky Walnut Grove Farm & Lodge is an Event Venue and Exclusive Rental. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills, with a network of trails, ponds, open fields and wooded habitat. Perfect for stunning pictures in both outdoor and indoor farm settings.
Walnut Grove Farm and Lodge is a popular wedding venue that offers several spaces for outdoor ceremonies and a converted tobacco barn for receptions.
There is plenty of parking, and the Lodge graciously accommodates you for weddings, family reunions, business meetings, health and wellness retreats. The venue is in close proximity to the bourbon trail and several golf courses as well as the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.
Located between two major cities, Louisville and Lexington.
Contact Walnut Grove Farm and Lodge to schedule a tour.
These top wedding venues offering a unique and a different feel, are all listed for your ease. Don’t forget to check them all out!
Did you find just the right wedding reception venue you wanted? Call today to schedule a tour for the perfect place to host your dream wedding.
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