Locust Grove is conveniently located minutes from Downtown Louisville and offers elegant indoor and outdoor spaces capable of accommodating receptions, ceremonies and events of all sizes. In addition to free on-site parking, chairs, and tables, many of our event packages include access to our brand-new caterers’ kitchen.
Whether you're planning a wedding, family reunion, corporate retreat or something else, we would be delighted to be a part of your special day and add your story to the histories of Locust Grove.
We invite you to view images from past events and learn more about our spaces below.
About Locust Grove
Historic Locust Grove is a National Historic Landmark and an accredited museum. While we enjoy making the site available for special occasions, our primary purpose is to share the history of early Kentucky while preserving it for future generations. Learn more about the mission of Locust Grove here.
The Pavilion: Locust Grove’s newest event space. Picture your event in the +4,000 square feet space covered with broad beams arranged to mimic the distinctive bark of the Honey Locust trees Locust Grove is named for. Limestone chevrons on the western wall echo the angles in the trees and reference the importance of limestone in the area’s history. The Pavilion is 60’ x 80’ and includes ample electrical outlets, lighting and fans - great for events of up to 250 guests.
The Visitors’ Center: A modern building with modern amenities. Windows in broad ash frames give the 20’ x 30’ lobby an airy, outdoorsy feel as you travel through, providing a passage from the modern world to Louisville’s past. Just off the Visitors’ Center lobby, the brick patio alcove is the perfect spot for a dinner party or small wedding ceremony.
Audubon Room: Locust Grove’s indoor event space named after one of the site’s most memorable visitors. The Audubon Room has a working fireplace flanked by two sets of French doors that lead to The Quadrant Gardens. Spacious enough to seat up to 150 for dinner, 130 for a reception or more than 200 for a cocktail party.
The Quadrant Gardens Want an open-air space with the privacy of a room? With walls of shrubs and bushes, each garden has about 75’ x 75’ of lawn inside and dappled shade for ceremonies or receptions. The two quadrants nearest the Visitors’ Center will accommodate 60’ x 40’ tents with about 150 people for a seated dinner. Without a tent, up to 250 can be seated.
Allée At the center of the quadrant gardens, the allée is a popular wedding ceremony location. A walkway of viburnum and Sweet Bay Magnolia line the path to the aisle, the perfect frame for photos of guests and the bride alike. The 200’ dogwood-lined allée provides a broad expanse of grass with a view of Locust Grove’s historic house museum. Ceremony space is about 30’ x 60’ for around 250 people seated theater-style. Reception space is about 30’ x 200’ and comfortably seats anywhere from 25-500 people for dinner.
Whether your dream wedding is an intimate ceremony or an elaborate fairytale, let us dream with you and help make your special day picture perfect.
We offer a variety of wedding packages to fit all budgets. Our premium package is $6200 and includes access to the pavilion, Visitors' Center, Audubon Room, grounds, all restrooms and caterers' kitchen. Looking for something more intimate? Contact us to learn more about building your own package.