Lexington KY Wedding Venues: Our Top 10

Wedding Venues

Throughout the past decade our team has had many opportunities to work at a number of Lexington KY wedding venues. As wedding planners, we know how important it is to find the perfect venue for your big day. We also know how intimidating and sometimes challenging this task can be. 

We have put all of our experience and curated a list of our top 10 wedding venues in the Lexington area to help make your search a little bit easier. All of these venues are gorgeous in their own right and have wonderful teams to help bring a wedding day to life! 

Let’s begin with one of our favorite things as wedding planners – a good list! Here is the overall list of our Top 10

Lexington KY wedding venues: 

Keeneland

Marriott Lexington City Center

The Apiary 

Castle & Key Distillery

The Mane on Main

Warrenwood Manor

Clerestory at Greyline

21C Museum

The Ashley Inn

Heartland of Versailles

Keep reading for more insider details about each venue!

Lexington KY Wedding Venues

Downtown Venues

Marriott Lexington City Center

The Apiary 

Mane on Main

21C Museum 

Outdoor Venues

Keeneland

Castle & Key Distillery

Heartland of Versailles

Rural Venues

Warrenwood Manor

The Ashley Inn 

Heartland of Versailles

Iconic / Unique Wedding Venues

Keeneland

Castle & Key Distillery

Hotel Wedding Venues

Marriott Lexington City Center

21C Museum 

Museum Wedding Venues

21C Museum 

Historic Wedding Venues

Castle & Key Distillery

Warrenwood Manor

Clerestory at Greyline 

The Ashley Inn 

Heartland of Versailles

Garden Wedding Venues

The Apiary 

Industrial Venues

Clerestory at Greyline

Keeneland

4201 Versailles Rd, Lexington, KY 40510

Keeneland is the world’s largest and most prominent Thoroughbred auction house and hosts world-class racing twice annually during its boutique Spring and Fall meetings. Owners, trainers, riders and fans from all over the world travel to Lexington each year to participate at Keeneland.

Keeneland provides a beautiful and iconic Lexington location for a wedding experience. 

Bride and groom embrace in front of Keeneland racing gate on the grounds of the Keeneland Wedding Venue
Captured by Katelyn V Photography

Things we love: 

  • Ceremony and reception spaces overlooking the racetrack 
  • The historic stone walls and wood beams in the Keeneland barn
  • The food and beverage service is top notch and you receive a custom menu created for you on your wedding day. 
  • Photo opportunities around the racetrack arena and grounds are endless.

Check out one of our Keeneland weddings here!

Property features like large trees and iconic iron gate at the Keeneland Lexington KY wedding venue
Captured by Katelyn V Photography
Outdoor ceremony location with white chairs, green trees and wooden cross at Keeneland wedding venue
Captured by Love the Renauds
Outdoor cocktail hour location with white tables and chairs and cocktail tables with blue linen on the Keeneland lawn next to the racetrack
Captured by Katelyn V Photography
Indoor reception spaces decorated with beautiful tables, lighting and draping inside the Lexington wedding venue: Keeneland
Captured by Sara A Photography and Katelyn V Photography


The Apiary 

218 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508

Nestled behind historic brick walls crawling with ivy, this distinctly urban space is simultaneously grand and intimate. The Apiary feels very european with the outdoor garden and may furniture pieces sourced form Europe. The Apiary provides an impeccable venue, catering and bar services that are some of the best in the area. 

The Apiary wedding venue iron sign on their brick building and their venue features like a wood garden door and glass atrium
Captured by Laura Bodnar Photography and Greg and Jess Photography
The Apiary wedding ceremony site in their outdoor garden with white canopy, wooden chairs and fresh greenery
Captured by Claire and Barrett Photography

Things we love: 

  • The hand forged wrought iron gates crafted by the metalworkers at Maynard Studios
  • Outdoor garden with lavish landscaping brought to life by garden designer Jon Carloftis
  • The 18 foot tall windows showcasing the gardens
  • The organic, local and seasonal menu offerings
  • The bar services are impeccable by crafting exquisite cocktails 
  • Wine cellar that can be used to get ready in – great space for guys to get ready 
Indoor and outdoor features such as brick walls, cigar lounge and water fountain at the Apiary in Lexington, KY
Captured by Created with Grace Photography, Laura Bodnar Photography, Greg and Jess Photography
The wedding reception space inside the hive at the Apiary in Lexington, KY
Captured by Laura Bodnar Photography
The wedding reception space with decorated tables at the Hive at the Apiary in Lexington
Captured by Greg and Jess Photography and Claire and Barrett Photography

Marriott Lexington City Center

121 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507

The brand-new Lexington Marriott City Center stands in the heart of downtown Lexington. With the ability to host a rehearsal dinner, bridal brunch, bridal suites, wedding reception, guest lodging accommodations, and post-festivities brunch, it’s an amazing place to host an entire wedding weekend in one very convenient location. 

Bride and groom in front of the Marriott Lexington City Center building in downtown Lexington
Captured by Love the Renauds
Bride and groom look out at downtown Lexington from rooftop bar at the Marriott Lexington City Center
Captured by Love the Renauds

Things we love: 

  • Downtown within walking distance, to restaurants, museums, other event spaces for a rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch, etc. 
  • The suites are spacious, beautiful, natural light, 
  • The rooftop overlooking downtown Lexington
  • Rentals included like like tables, chairs, linens, china and flatware, etc. 
Bridal gown hangs above a hotel bed inside the bridal suite at the Marriott Lexington City Center Wedding venue
Captured by Love the Renauds
Bride and groom kissing at the bar inside Marriott Lexington City Center and walking across the street in downtown Lexington
Captured by Love the Renauds

Castle & Key Distillery

4445 McCracken Pike, Frankfort, KY 40601 

Inspired by European architecture, the site featured a Castle, a classical Springhouse, and a Sunken Garden. Castle & Key Distillery was originally built in 1887 and is the birthplace of bourbon tourism. It is one of the only distilleries that was designed for entertainment. This venue has been full renovated and restored providing a stunning and historic backdrop.

Castle and Key distillery barrel, the brick distillery with smoke stack and outdoor waterfall on the property
Captured by Love Hunters
Bride and groom in front of the. main doors and inside the historic outdoor still at Castle and Key Distillery
Captured by Love Hunters

Things we love: 

  • Stunning ceremony and cocktail hour spaces
  • Open catering policy
  • The getting ready suites on site
  • Venue access all weekend from Friday afternoon to Sunday
  • The spirits are delicious, of course!
Outdoor features on the Castle and Key Distillery property like historic still with limestone columns, outdoor garden fountain and brick out buildings
Captured by Love Hunters
Outdoor wedding ceremony location on property, as well as the entrance through a brick building to get to the reception space
Captured by Love Hunters
Open air, historic still with water basin, limestone columns and stones walls with cocktail hour availability on the green lawn in front of it
Captured by Love Hunters
Wedding reception space inside the Castle and Key Distillery venue with brick walls, market lights, white draping and long wooden tables decorated and plated for dinner
Captured by Love Hunters

The Mane on Main

201 E Main St #1500, Lexington, KY 40507

The Mane on Main is located on the top floor of the Chase tower in downtown Lexington and provides the absolute best views of the city. 

Wooden bar with shelves that hold liquor bottles, glassware and candles with windows overlooking the Lexington city skyline
Captured by Conrhod Zonio Photography
Birds eye view of downtown Lexington KY and the inside reception space at Mane on Main with decorated tables and flowers
Captured by Conrhod Zonio Photography

Things we love: 

  • Downtown within walking distance, to restaurants, museums, other event spaces for a rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch, etc. 
  • The 180 views of downtown Lexington
  • The opportunity to customize the space to fit your vision 
  • Amazing catering 

Check out one of our Mane on Main weddings here!

Wooden table with four chairs and a wooden bar with cocktail tables at the Mane on Main wedding venue overlooking the Lexington city skyline
Captured by Conrhod Zonio Photography

Warrenwood Manor

3044 US HWY 127 S Danville, KY 40422

Warrenwood Manor offers a picturesque setting just five miles south of downtown Danville, KY, a short 1-hour drive from Lexington and 1.5-hours drive from Louisville. Warrenwood is a revival home with a gothic exterior dating all the way back to 1856. 

Brick house with white trim, large trees and green grass and two chimneys as the Warrenwood Manor house
Captured by Wildflower Photography

Things we love: 

  • Danville is a picturesque small town setting with shops, restaurants, and accommodations.
  • Many different location opportunities on the property for an outdoor ceremony or reception.
  • Stunning getting ready suites on site
  • Pretty rentals already included
Historic formal sitting room with light pink floral wall paper, white fireplace, wood tables and furniture and white sofas facing each other in the center of the room
Captured by Keith and Melissa Photography
Large, bright room with light blue wall paper, large windows and white wooden floors with wooden cross back chairs and two white chairs
Captured by Keith and Melissa Photography

Clerestory at Greyline 

101 W Loudon Ave, Lexington, KY 40508

Housed in a former bus depot & inspired by the original architecture of the space, Clerestory was created to meet a need for large events. With an open layout surrounded by walls of original windows, our vision was to keep a nod to the origins of the building while accommodating up to 350 people in a fresh, elevated, yet industrial space. 

Upward angle of a brick building with two windows and a black sign in the middle of them with white lettering titling the building as the Gremlin Station
Captured by Sur La Lune Photography
Wedding ceremony location inside the Clerestory with large industrial windows, black chairs, a ceremony arch and flowers lining the aisle
Captured by Sur La Lune Photography

Things we love: 

  • The abundance of natural light 
  • The opportunity to customize the space 
  • The space can be divided into two with a nice curtain already there
  • An outdoor space in front of the building
  • Onsite parking
  • Open catering policy

Check out one of our Clerestory weddings here!

The exterior of the Clerestory wedding venue with white cocktail tables on paved concrete, market lights and greenery lining the black building with large windows
Captured by Sur La Lune Photography

21c Museum

167 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507

21c Museum Hotel Lexington is a boutique hotel with 88 rooms, a contemporary art museum and cultural center in the heart of Lexington. The art exhibits are beautiful, intriguing and always changing. Because the exhibits are updated so frequently, it’s safe to say that each wedding held here will have their own unique art experience.

Tall 12 story building with black trim on the windows in downtown Lexington, KY
Captured by Greg and Jess Photography

Things we love: 

  • Five private galleries for event use
  • One large main gallery for seated groups up to 112 and receptions as large as 250
  • The downtown location and accessibility
  • Unique, bold and beautiful backdrops from funky furniture to the stunning art pieces
  • The private dining room located in the restored safe from the original bank

The Ashley Inn 

128 Ashley Inn Way Lancaster, KY 40444

The Ashley Inn at Meadow Lake Equestrian Center’s inception was in 2007 but its history dates back to 1840 when the antebellum home was built by a wealthy southern family, whose son-in-law later marched by the estate on his way to fight for the Union during the Civil War. The rolling hills and picturesque views throughout the property provide gorgeous backdrops.

Blue sky and green grass with trees that have pink flowers on both sides of a colonial styled house. The house was red brick with black shutters and white trim with four white columns on each side of the black front door.

Things we love: 

  • Open-air, fully enclosable Carriage House
  • The onsite bridal suite 
  • Overnight accommodations available
  • The tree canopy and weeping willows on property with a pond 
Outdoor reception table on green grass with a white tent and twinkle lights above. Dark wooden kings table with wooden cross back chairs tall candlesticks place settings at each seat and flowers down the center of the table.

Heartland of Versailles

1470 Clifton Rd Versailles, KY 40383

This 1886 Victorian rural estate radiates casual elegance and tranquil charm. With a historic home filled with character and style as well as the surrounding idyllic woodland lawns, weddings here are a genuine Kentucky experience.

Groom holds the bride in front of historic brick house on the heartland of versailles property: a Lexington KY wedding venue. They are on the front lawn as autumn leaves have fallen around them
Captured by Jennifer Chang Photography

Things we love: 

  • Beautiful, stunning property 
  • Creativity and vision to be able to visualize your wedding there 
  • Perfect for an estate wedding
  • The old carriage house and it’s stunning finishes
  • Getting ready spaces for both bride and groom 
  • All weekend access from Friday to Sunday
Bride holds the grooms face as they look at each other at the outdoor carriage house at the Heartland of Versailles Lexington KY wedding venue in the autumn season
Captured by Jennifer Chang Photography

No matter which of the Lexington KY wedding venues you choose, you cannot go wrong!

Our team here at Christina Burton Events are experienced wedding planners throughout the Lexington KY area. We are here to help you find your perfect wedding venue!

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