Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead Est. 1979

3200 Tucker Station Road, Louisville, KY, United States

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Feast your eyes upon this vibrant farmland and community garden.
A historic homestead offering a unique wedding venue, this nature preserve and manor is surrounded by verdant landscaping that the Louisville area is known for.
The Lowdown
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Field / Forest / Orchard
Historic Building
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

For a truly unique wedding, reception, party, or business meeting – indoors and outdoors– choose Blackacre for your next event!

Nestled in a lush 270-acre nature preserve near Jeffersontown, the historic homestead, barn, and gardens of Blackacre offer a slice of country charm. And yet we are just 25 minutes from downtown Louisville!

Historic Double Crib Barn & Grounds
$900.00 - day rate
$180.00 - hourly rate
To help create an unforgettable event our 200 year old barn is a wonderful and customizable option for ceremonies, parties and cocktail receptions of up to 60. When used along with the surrounding grounds it is also a fun option for dance floor space and photo booth and bar set-up. Whether open-air or tented, our grounds provide a scenic space for both ceremonies and receptions of up to 300 guest.  

Presley Tyler 1844 Farmhouse
$300.00 - day rate
$75.00 - hourly rate
The Tyler house is a popular option for the bridal suite and serves as a stunning backdrop for first-look photos! Its front lawn is a great option for intimate ceremonies of up to 100 guests, while the interior of the home can accommodate up to 50 guests for sit-down parties or up to 75 for cocktail style receptions.

Memorial Pond
$300.00 - day rate
$75.00 - hourly rate
The Memorial Pond is a beautiful and classic option for outdoor ceremonies of up to 100 and when paired with the Barn & Grounds flows seamlessly from the Ceremony to the Reception. 

Nature Center and Grounds
$400.00 - day rate
$80.00 - hourly rate
Our Schick Nature Center is the perfect fit for sit-down parties of up to 40 guests or standing receptions of up to 60. The Nature Center's grounds, surrounded by beautiful trees and pastures, is another great option for gatherings of up to 100 guests.

What's Included: Included in our rate Blackacre offers the event space of your choosing, an on-site venue coordinator, trash bags and cans, our open-vendor policy, free parking and flexible set-up times. Additional items including tents, tables and chairs, port o lets, etc. are the responsibility of the renter.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $25 to $150


Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Indoors & Outdoors
Non-smoking Venue
Eco/Green Events
Kid Friendly Events
Handicap Accessible
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Blackacre is a State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead surrounded by nearly three hundred acres filled with rolling fields, forests, and streams. A long driveway leads from Tucker Station Road to the Presley Tyler House, which was built in 1844. The sound of a trickling stream, the Emmy Smith Memorial Pond, greets visitors as they make their way from the parking area to the historic homestead. The historic 1790s Appalachian barn is surrounded by a large barnyard and sits against the backdrop of our west facing pasture which captures the evening sunset. 
Our nearly two hundred year-old farmhouse, the historic Presley Tyler House, offers guests a view of life in the pre-Civil war era. The giant hand hewn boards which make up our historic double-crib Appalachian log barn are visible, offering guests a glimpse of late 18th century craftsmanship.
Standout Venue Features:
Blackacre is a state nature preserve and historic homestead which offers nearly 300 acres of natural and historic beauty. A photo exhibit adorns the walls of the pre-Civil War farmhouse and documents the lives and labors of previous farmers of the homestead. The 1790s Appalachian style barn also features a display of old farm tools.
Celebration Locations
Emmy Smith Memorial Pond:
The Emmy Smith Memorial Pond area is a large grassy area featuring a memorial pond and swing. Tents are only allowed along the fence line near the pasture.
- View: Park, Historic Homestead, Pond, Field
- Max Capacity: 100
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Presley Tyler Farmhouse:
The Presley Tyler Farmhouse is a historic homestead and the only indoor rental available with heat/air/indoor plumbing. The farmhouse offers changing rooms for the bridal party.
- View: Park, Field
- Max Capacity: 50
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The 1790s Appalachian double-crib barn offers a view of the west-facing horse pasture (perfect for a sunset wedding!) and barnyard.
- View: Field, Park
- Max Capacity: 300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Schick Nature Center:
The Schick Nature Center is nestled along one of the trails in the woods of Blackacre State Nature Preserve. The Nature Center features one large room with bench seating as well as a yard with picnic tables.
- View: Park
- Max Capacity: 50-100
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing


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