Recently engaged? Congratulations! Planning your dream wedding can be a really exciting time, and one of the first decisions you’ll make is where you say “I do.” The venue sets the tone for your entire wedding and impacts details from dress to decor to guest list. Do you dream of an elegant ceremony in a mansion? Or maybe a rustic barn wedding is more your speed? No matter your style, there’s a venue for you right here in Richmond. Here are just a few Richmond wedding venues where you can plan your dream Kentucky wedding.
Everyone wants to feel like royalty on their wedding day. For some couples, visions of ball gowns and chandeliers dance in their heads as they plan. Make those dreams come true at one of Richmond’s more elegant venues. Walk down the aisle at one of our historic mansions, or share your first dance in an actual ballroom. Explore below all the elegant venues where you can say “I do.”
1615 Lexington Road
Make your wedding a luxury event at Lynwood Estate. Built in 1880, the Queen Anne mansion is full of rich, historic character, yet timelessly elegant. The home even began with a love story– it was a gift from Pattie A. Field Clay to her husband, Brutus J. Clay II.
At Lynwood, you can choose from multiple ceremony and reception locations, so your day will be as unique as you are. And, you can relax and enjoy the weekend with a multi-day rental that includes overnight accommodations. You and your vendors will have access to the property Thursday through Monday, and your reservation includes a two-night stay in the historic cottage. Contact the team for a showing of the grounds, or browse the wedding photo gallery for inspiration.
2284 Barnes Mill Rd
Is there anything more romantic than a vineyard at sunset? At Chenault Vineyards, you can choose from one of five gorgeous venues. For a memorable outdoor ceremony, say your vows at The Point, the vineyard’s plein-air centerpiece seating up to 300 guests. Then, take your guests over to Paige Hill Reception Hall and enjoy elegant two-story vaulted ceilings, indoor and outdoor waterfalls, and the cozy fire pits on the Big Valley Patio. Or, dine at the Welcome Center, which boasts both indoor and outdoor seating and an immaculate view of the vineyards. Tables, chairs, and other decor are available for rent. Contact Chenault Vineyards for questions or booking, or browse the wedding gallery for inspiration.
Keen Johnson Building
521 Lancaster Ave.
The Keen Johnson building is a perfect venue for sophisticated couples who bleed maroon. Located in the heart of Eastern Kentucky University’s campus, the venue offers both large, opulent gathering halls and smaller spaces for your wedding party preparation. Walk down the aisle and then dance the night away in the Main Ballroom upstairs. Or, get an intimate, art deco feel in the Walnut Hall. For photos and more information, visit the EKU Conferencing and Events site, or contact Dani Gift for packages and reservations.
White Hall Historic Site
500 White Hall Shrine Rd
Make your wedding day historic! Built in 1791 by the Clay family, White Hall Historic Site is a stately 10,000 square foot mansion in scenic northern Madison County. Host your ceremony on the mansion steps or in the field with the rolling hills as your backdrop. This magical venue can host up to 250 guests. Browse the photo gallery for inspiration, or contact White Hall parks coordinator Dani Gift for rates, packages, and reservation information.
Looking to throw a sleek, 21st-century party? Richmond has options for modern couples too! Plan your ceremony and reception to reflect your 21st-century sensibilities at one of the venues below. And, with any of these options, you won’t have to limit your guest list!
Copper Fox Event Center
616 University Shopping Center
Looking for a venue in town with tons of options and a modern feel? The Copper Fox might be the one for you! Make your big day as big or small as you want– the Copper Fox can accommodate 20 to 200 guests. The space’s neutral color palette presents a blank canvas for you and your partner to customize to your style. Also, take advantage of the onsite kitchen and large parking lot. Contact the Copper Fox team for rates and availability or browse the photo gallery for inspiration.
EKU Center for the Arts
822 Hall Drive
Make your wedding the show of the year at EKU Center for the Arts. With over 12,000 square feet of floor space and a 2,000 seat theatre, there’s plenty of room for the couple with a large guest list. If you dream of getting married on the stage, call (859) 622-7294 or visit the website for more information.
Bring your country roots into your wedding day! If a barn wedding suits your fancy, Richmond has you covered. Browse some venues with a rustic feel below.
I Do at the Barn
921 Charlie Norris Rd.
Give your nuptials an organic, down-home feel. At I Do at the Barn, you can host your ceremony outdoors under the beautiful brick covered pavilion, or under the cover of the newly renovated, 5,000 square-foot barn. But just because you’re in a barn doesn’t mean you and your guests won’t be comfortable– this venue offers indoor restrooms and changing rooms, as well as central air and heating. Contact the team via their website, or view photos for inspiration on the venue’s Facebook page.
SMK Agricultural Venue
401 Brookstown Rd
SMK Agricultural Venue is an indoor-outdoor space with stellar amenities and rustic boho vibes. Take advantage of beautiful backdrops, bridal and groom suites, and other fabulous amenities. View the photo gallery for inspiration, read testimonials from happy couples, or contact SMK to schedule your tour.
The Mule Barn at The University Club at Arlington
The University Club at Arlington
Arlington makes the list again with the Mule Barn! This charming venue is set apart by a 16-foot fireplace, open banquet space, a built in bar, and a beautiful brick patio for an indoor/outdoor option. With 2,000 square feet of space to work with, you and your partner can invite up to 150 guests. Exposed wood and concrete floors create a rustic feel, but varied lighting options allow for a shot of grandeur. The barn offers two ceremony sites– one adjacent to and one behind the building. Set against vibrant trees and wildflowers, these sites are the perfect casual outdoor setting. Request more information through the website or reach out through the information above.
Silver Creek Barn at Chenault Vineyards
2284 Barnes Mill Rd
Chenault Vineyards makes the list again for its versatile options. Silver Creek Barn at Chenault Vineyards is a low-maintenance venue with lots of rustic charm. The unique floor plan and exposed beams make it ideal for a country ceremony or reception. And, pre-hung decorative chandeliers and cafe lights add just a touch of elegance. The barn comes with built-in furnishings and seats up to 150 guests.
Sometimes, a couple just wants to celebrate their union with those they love most. Small ceremonies can often be less fuss– not to mention easier on your budget. Richmond’s smaller venues allow for an intimate setting where you and your guests can enjoy the day together. Besides an intimate feel, you’ll get a gorgeous setting for your big day. Explore your options below.
Bennett House Bed and Breakfast
419 W Main St.
Built in 1889, the Bennett House Bed and Breakfast is an intimate venue with a fascinating history. Have your ceremony inside this charming home with up to 25 of your loved ones. Or, say your vows in front of the backyard gazebo. The Bennett House is also an ideal location for your wedding shower or bachelorette party! Browse the photo gallery for inspiration, or visit the website for more information.
Jordan Hill Farm
722 Walker Parke Rd.
After the stress of wedding planning (not to mention a stressful year), an intimate farmhouse wedding might be the breath of fresh air you and your partner need. At Jordan Hill Farm, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking, panoramic views of rolling hills and lush landscaping. The Point of View Barn Venue can comfortably accommodate 100 guests. Or, enjoy a ceremony on the lawn for an idyllic outdoor event. Browse photos or learn more on the venue’s website, or reach out via the contact information above for a quote.
Arlington Mansion at the University Club at Arlington
The University Club at Arlington
Make your intimate wedding the pinnacle or elegance in a stunning 19th-century mansion. Arlington Mansion boasts an immaculate outdoor ceremony space and a stately presence that’s been preserved for generations. The Great Lawn, which overlooks the 18-hole golf course and adjacent pond, is a perfect spot for ceremonies, receptions, and even first looks. Not to mention, you and your wedding party will have a blast getting ready (and get gorgeous photos) in our newly renovated bridal suite. The main dining room seats 90 guests, while the downstairs Rathskeller bar seats 50. Reach out for more information through the website, or reach Stacie Settle at the contact information above.
Kirksville Saloon at Chenault Vineyards
2284 Barnes Mill Rd
Another breathtaking option from Chenault Vineyards, Kirksville Saloon is the vineyard’s take on an old-fashioned saloon. The rustic barn venue overlooks the scenic vineyards and seats 16 guests at converted barrel tables (or 80 guests cocktail). Contact Chenault Vineyards for more information or booking, or browse the wedding gallery for inspiration.
So many details go into planning your dream wedding, and choosing the right venue may be the most important decision of all. Lucky for you (and us!) your options here in Richmond offer something for every style, and a dose of Kentucky hospitality on your big day. Book one of these breathtaking venues today. Happy wedding planning!