Central Kentucky has no shortage of incredible places to get married. But a few stand out for their history, their beauty, and their ties to Lexington. So if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind venue that could only be here in the Bluegrass, consider this list a good place to get started.

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  1. Keeneland: With a variety of locations to choose from on Keeneland’s historic grounds, you’ll be able to find the perfect space for your day. Looking to get married in a historic mansion, a gorgeous barn, or with a view of the track? Keeneland has a space for you. No matter what you choose, you’ll have an iconic setting, gorgeous views of this National Historic Landmark, and Keeneland’s experienced Hospitality staff to help your day go perfectly.

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  1. The Kentucky Castle: One of the region’s most unusual structures, this is one location that your guests won’t have any problems finding. This eight-turreted castle with 70-foot-high towers was built as a private residence in 1969, but today it’s one of the region’s most celebrated wedding and event venues. If you’re looking for the perfect fairytale wedding, it’s hard to beat this location. 

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  1. Round Barn: On the grounds of the historic Red Mile harness track, the Round Barn is one of Lexington's treasured landmarks. An elegant and unique event space, facility rental ranges from $1,000 to $3,000 for a 4-6 hour rental period. Capacity is 500 for a party using both levels, or a banquet for 250 to 300. Managed by exclusive caterer, Bayou Bluegrass Catering.

Saxony Farm

  1. The Polo Barn at Saxony Farm: Nestled in the serene natural beauty of Kentucky’s rolling Bluegrass countryside, Saxony Farm offers a range of entertaining spaces to suit any wedding for up to 200 guests. With two polo barns that border a large grassy area lined with mature burr oak, pecan and sycamore trees it delivers stunning rural views to create a distinctive setting for making memories.

21c Wedding Event Space

  1. 21c Museum Hotel: Whatever your needs, the 21c Lexington team is ready to create lasting memories for you and your guests! Celebrate, meet and revel in beautiful light-filled event spaces that feature contemporary art from the 21c collection. The Lexington event spaces include 1 large main gallery for seated groups up to 112 and receptions as large as 250, 5 private galleries to accommodate meeting or events for groups of 10 to 100, and for a truly unique Lexington experience, a private dining room is located in the restored safe from the original bank.


  1. Buffalo Trace Distillery: What’s more Kentucky than a wedding at a distillery? Located less than an hour from Lexington, Buffalo Trace Distillery offers a variety of event spaces for weddings of all sizes, surrounded by the Distillery’s historic architecture and the sights, sounds, and smells you only find at a working bourbon distillery. 


  1. Limestone Hall: Located in the heart of downtown in Lexington's newly-renovated historic courthouse, Limestone Hall’s showpiece is a stunning view of the courthouse’s restored dome, studded with twinkling lights. The venue offers multiple event rooms that can accommodate up to 750 guests. With an on-site catering kitchen, soundproof doors and a location that can’t be beaten (it’s just upstairs from the Lexington Visitor Center--perfect for out-of-town guests) it combines Lexington’s rich history with plenty of modern touches. 

Manchester Music Hall

  1. Manchester Music Hall: Located in one of the original Ashland Distillery bourbon warehouses--the first registered distillery in Lexington--this live music venue is also a one-of-a-kind event space. The large space can accommodate up to 400 guests for a seated affair and up to 1,100 cocktail-style, making it perfect for large guests lists. And for the afterparty, the Distillery District restaurants, bars, distilleries and breweries are just down the road.

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  1. Kentucky Horse Park: For a venue that’s equal part Kentucky landscape and Kentucky horses, it’s hard to beat the Kentucky Horse Park. The Horse Park features indoor and outdoor venue options including barns, historic homes, and iconic Horse Park views (you can get married in front of the Man o’ War statue!) and extra touches like horse-drawn carriage rides. 


  1. Castle & Key Distillery: Can’t decide between a castle and a distillery? Get both at Castle & Key, located in the historic Old Taylor Distillery just outside Frankfort. With beautifully-landscaped grounds and sunken gardens surrounding a building that looks like a limestone castle, this working distillery offers a truly unique venue for your Central Kentucky wedding.