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16 Wedding Venues In Kentucky That Are A Southern Dream

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Imagine this: You walk down the aisle to cascading fields making up the horizon. Or perhaps you make your way down the staircase of an antebellum mansion. You might even throw out the Southern charm and go straight for an urban art museum. No matter the day dream, Kentucky’s venues can embellish your rustic, vintage, elegant or modern wedding dreams. 

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Terrapin Hill Farm learn more

For country charm, Terrapin Hill Farm sets the fairytale stage. Explore this 400-acre farm to find the perfect setting for your nuptials in the midst of nature. The options get even more magical with a farmhouse, teepee and bonfire. Don’t forget their farm-to-table cuisine for your reception!
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Warrenwood Manor learn more

The 100-acres of sprawling farmland on this historic plantation aren’t the only charm Warrenwood Manor provides. Get married in their brick cottage or their early 1900s barn and your romantic vision will be swooped away into reality. 
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Apiary learn more

Dignified brick structures with floor to ceiling windows will be the supporting cast in your grand entrance as spouses at Apiary. If you consider yourself a food enthusiast, your mouth is probably already watering just thinking about your wedding tasting at this urban-meets-Southern space.
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21C Museum Hotel Lexington learn more

If you prefer the classical touches of Lexington over the Southern metropolis of Louisville, 21c Museum lives on in downtown Lexington! Welcome your guests to this art-filled space with custom gifts curated by the 21c Museum shop.
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The Barn at Cedar Grove learn more

Hello bridal barn dreams! Say “I Do” in an old tobacco barn located on 200 acres of meadows, woodland and streams. Did we mention they have a bridal cottage and groom’s cabin? Charm on charm on charm.
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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Harrodsburg, Kentucky
If you are looking to tie the knot surrounded by the beauty of nature, Shaker Village fits the bill quite romantically. With nine different venue options, you can go as grand or as serene as your heart desires. We can’t help but dig The Dixie Belle Riverboat as a venue because who doesn’t want to get married on the rooftop of a vintage ferry? 
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Hermitage Farm

Goshen, Kentucky
While the Hermitage was originally purchased as a working farm in the 1800s, Hermitage’s Main House and surrounding grounds are now an idyllic setting for an outdoor wedding. We can’t help but romanticize grazing horses in the background as you reveal your first look. 
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Long Ridge Farm

Shelbyville, Kentucky
We can’t think of anything more picturesque than standing at the alter with these expansive fields serving as your backdrop. Let nature bless your marriage and let a barn get the celebration going!
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$305 avg. room rate
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21C Museum Hotel Louisville learn more

Calling all art enthusiasts! 21c Museum Hotel Louisville is an art museum that doubles as a hotel. Adorned with photography, paintings and even sculptures around every corner, the plethora of bespoke space options will have your wedding talked about for ages.
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Blackacre State Nature Reserve learn more

Celebrate your love with a classic Louisville landscape on a historic homestead. With four venue options, take your pick from their 200-year-old barn, the Tyler Farmhouse, their Memorial Pond and their Nature Center and Grounds. 
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The Mansion at Griffin Gate learn more

Built over 150 years ago, The Mansion at Griffin Gate is filled with beauty and grace. The property’s twelve crystal chandeliers will compliment the bridal party and take the guests back to a classic antebellum setting.
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The Bodley-Bullock House

Lexington, Kentucky
Gallivanting down Bodley-Bullock’s three-story circular stairway is a whimsical way to come together for your first look. We’re envisioning it now: your veil moving behind you as you enter your intimate garden party.
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Bluegrass Wedding Barn

Danville, Kentucky
If you’re a fan of rolling hills, this Kentucky horse farm will steal your heart (even though your fiancé already has!). With a barn as your blank slate, decorate with an eclectic vintage eye or reign it in with an minimalist and elegant decor.
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Waveland Historic Park

Lexington, Kentucky
Saying your vows surrounded by trees and greenery - does it get any more enchanting than that? Kick off your shoes with a garden or tent reception or take advantage of the brick mansion on site. Either way, you're in the midst of a historic park. The inspiration is endless!
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A Barn Affair learn more

Dance your first dance in the middle of a rustic barn while you spend your wedding weekend lodging in a spread of cabins. A Barn Affair includes your own wedding planner upon booking the venue, meaning all you have to do is enjoy the rolling hills of rural Kentucky. 
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The Barn at Southern Grace learn more

Need we say more?! The antique wedding chapel’s crystal chandeliers and vaulted ceilings add dramatic effect for when you walk down the aisle. Talk about Southern elegance!
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