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Special Event Facilities at a Glance

From historic homes to beautiful farms, you can find a venue that will make your event unforgettable.  Browse the special event facilities below for some unique places for meetings, parties and weddings. If you just need a private dining room in a restaurant, check out our list of "group friendly" restaurants.

  • Apiary Catering & Events

    This spectacular downtown venue transports guests into a hidden world that blends Southern hospitality with old-world craftsmanship. A distinctly urban space, the Apiary is simultaneously grand and intimate. An elegant location for your special event, they also do off-site catering. Accommodates groups up to 300 people.
  • ArtsPlace

    • 161 North Mill Street
    • Lexington, KY 40507
    • (859) 255-2951
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    Housed in a Beaux Art classical style building dating to 1904, ArtsPlace is a multi-purpose arts center. ArtsPlace is an elegant location for meetings, receptions or parties. The Performance Hall, Board Room and Art Gallery are available for rental, with a combined standing capacity of 250 people.
  • Bell House

    The architect of the Bell House borrowed the best from the Greek, Queen Anne and Romantic styles to design this beautiful home. The open atmosphere of the first floor makes it conducive to receptions and parties of up to 115 people standing. Room for 75 seated theater style. Outside catering is allowed, as is alcohol (with a special fee).
  • Bella Notte

    Full-service, private events in beautiful dining areas. Off-site catering with excellence service. Rustic Italian menu that is always fresh, local & seasonal.
  • Blue Grass Regional Marketplace

  • Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

    This State Park has spaces available for rental for special events, meetings and banquets.
  • Bodley-Bullock House

    Built in 1814, this three story Kentucky Federal style home is perfect for professional receptions and cocktail parties for up to 200 people. The perennial garden area behind the home may also be used for outdoor parties.
  • The Bryan House

    An exceptional location for special events, weddings, family gatherings, seasonal attractions, group meetings and corporate functions. From the moment one drives onto the almost 12-acre grounds, or steps foot inside of the meticulously restored historical home, guests will feel the warmth and comfort of days gone by. The Bryan House offers multiple event location areas (inside and out) that can accommodate up to 350. Outside catering is allowed.
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery

    America's oldest continuously operating distillery. The Elmer T. Lee Club House, a log structure, is available for meetings and events. The Master Distiller’s Room is suitable for small functions. The Single Oak Room on the upper level of the Visitor Center is available for evening events. These spaces accommodate anywhere from 10 to 350 guests.
  • The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning

    Formerly the downtown Lexington Public Library, this beautiful building in the center of Gratz Park has four rooms available for rental. The largest room has a capacity of 100 people.
  • The Carrick House

    The cornerstone of the Constitution Historic District, Carrick House is a Greek Revival home designed by architect Gideon Shyrock. Construction began in 1809. This beautiful Southern mansion makes a unique venue for corporate meetings, banquets, receptions and holiday events. The original house can accommodate up to 150 guests cocktail style, 50 guests for a seated function and 80 guests banquet style. The Grand Ballroom addition can accommodate 500 guests cocktail style and 400 for a banquet style event. Within walking distance of downtown hotels.
  • Castle & Key Distillery

    • 4445 McCracken Pike
    • Frankfort, KY 40601
    • (859) 873-2481
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    Standing on the grounds of the Old Taylor Distillery built in 1887. Features a limestone castle, elaborate gazebos, and sunken gardens. Castle & Key’s on-site limestone-rich water bubbles up from the ground and fills a key hole-shaped pool under a restored 19th century springhouse. Several outbuildings and garden spaces have been transformed into event spaces for cocktail parties, weddings and private events.
  • Central Bank Center and Rupp Arena

    • 430 West Vine Street
    • Lexington, KY 40507
    • (859) 233-4567
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    A variety of flexible meeting spaces are available at this state-of-the-art convention center accommodating up to 6,500 people for a general session or 4,000 people for a seated dinner. For even larger events, famous Rupp Arena can accommodate 23,000 total, 8,000 in chair-back seats.
  • Champions Trace Golf Club

    This beautiful private golf facility only 15 minutes from downtown Lexington has excellent facilities for private functions. Audio visual services and on site catering are available. The Arthur Hills Banquet Hall seats 250, the Champion Clubhouse Dinning room seats 100 and the Heritage Room can accommodate 40.
  • Chrisman Mill Vineyards and Winery

    This winery has the old world feel of the Tuscan valley. The beautiful tasting room overlooking the vineyards is available for private events for up to 225 people (not currently doing weddings).
  • The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall

    Hold your special event at historic Spindletop, a classic mansion completed in 1937 that is on the National Register of Historic Places. With a $75 associate membership, the Club becomes a great option for social or business events. Eight beautiful rooms inside and multiple spaces on the grounds allow for events from 5 to 500 people. A great culinary team, top of the line meeting equipment, and a personal event coordinator on site.
  • Comedy Off Broadway

    One of the top comedy clubs in the U.S. The fun atmosphere at this popular Lexington comedy club makes the large room and stage ideal for corporate celebrations, fundraisers, and seasonal parties. Entertainment and drinks are available. Tables and seating will accommodate up to 248 people.
  • Copper Roux

    This event hall is inspired by all things Kentucky with a Bourbon and Equestrian theme that is perfect for a meeting, reception or cocktail party in Lexington. Equipped with full audio visual capabilities. Open floor plan. Accommodates 180 seated or more than 200 cocktail style. Full service caterer on site.
  • Crank and Boom

    The Vault Room at C&B Ice Cream Lounge is the perfect place for baby showers, bridal showers, corporate meetings and birthday parties! Crank and Boom staff will provide ice cream service, ice cream & toppings service, sundae service or bar service. Accommodates up to 65 guests.
  • Dudley's on Short

    • 259 West Short
    • Lexington, KY 40507
    • (859) 252-1010
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    Two private rooms upstairs are suitable for small meetings.
  • Equus Run Vineyards

    This scenic winery on the banks of the Elkhorn has a variety of creative options for small or large events. Two tent sites on the Promenade (a landscaped area with a gazebo, croquet lawns and bocce courts), a deck overlooking gardens and a large amphitheatre are all available for special functions for up to 1,000 people.
  • Fairyhouse Hall

    Fairyhouse Hall's historic charm provides an old world elegant setting for celebrations and events of any scale. Available for curated intimate dinners, company retreats, weddings and grand outdoor soirees, and more. Accommodates up to 60 indoor for a banquet or 100 for a cocktail party, more if guests utilize outdoor spaces. Luxury accommodations in the Georgian main house are included in weekend event packages.
  • Fasig-Tipton

    • 2400 Newtown Pike
    • Lexington, KY 40511
    • (859) 255-1555
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    Primarily a horse sales entity, historic Fasig-Tipton is unexpectedly elegant. Complete with a tree-lined drive, marble floored entry way, domed ceiling and parquet floors, the facilities are ideal for receptions, business dinners, and annual meetings. High-tech training seminars are possible via built-in video and sound systems. On-site catering is provided. Capacity: Dining Room: 500 standing, 350 rounds; Outside Walking Ring: 400 standing, Bar 100 seated; Sales Pavilion: 1000 theater-style, Bar 100 seated.
  • GlenLary Estate

    GlenLary Estate, in the heart of the Bluegrass, was built in 1840. This magnificent 80 acre estate is available for weddings, corporate events, charity galas and more. The home will accommodate 50 people inside; up to 350 for tented events.
  • Good Foods Market and Cafe

    • 455 Southland Drive
    • Lexington, KY 40503
    • (859) 278-1813
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    DVD player, mounted projector, 108" pull-down screen and speaking podium all available for use in their 13 X 22 foot meeting room. Full kitchen. Accommodates up to 38 people. $10 per hour. Non-profit organizations are free.
  • Headley-Whitney Museum of Art

    This museum showcases art objects made from precious and semi-precious stones designed and collected by George Headley from the early 1930s to the late 1970s. A variety of spaces can be rented for special events. Rotating art exhibits add to the ambiance of this unique venue. Great for sit down dinners, meetings and lectures, the Headley-Whitney Museum can accommodate 40-200 people.
  • Hilary J. Boone Center

    • 500 Rose Street
    • Lexington, KY 40506
    • (859) 257-1133
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    The University of Kentucky is home to the popular Hilary J. Boone Center, a stone’s throw from Singletary Center for the Arts and W.T. Young Library. Among Lexington's premier choices for weddings, business meetings, cocktail parties and dining, the club features beautifully appointed space and staffs a special events and wedding coordinator. Members may rent any of the eight private rooms, bar, courtyard, or gated terrace. 20,000 square feet of meeting spaces can accommodate 16 to 200 guests.
  • Hopemont, The Hunt-Morgan House

    In the midst of Lexington’s historic antebellum Gratz Park, the Hunt-Morgan House stands as a reminder of early 19th century life. The property includes a period garden with a gazebo. The Morgan room accommodates up to 75 people. The garden is suitable for up to 150 people.
  • Indiana Wesleyan University Lexington Education Center

    • 2530 Sir Barton Way
    • Lexington, KY 40509
    • (859) 519-3000
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    The IWU Lexington Education Center has meeting spaces for conferences or business meetings. There are six classrooms that convert to conference rooms with a capacity of 40 to 120 people. Clients can bring in their own food and beverage. Catering is available.
  • Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Lexington

    • City Center
    • Lexington, KY 40507
    • (859) 554-7000
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    • Contact: Meghan Reames
    Hold a party in one of the private rooms that exude style, southern sophistication, and charm, catered by Jeff Ruby's of course! Perfect for intimate gatherings, the Breeder's Room seats 10 guests while the Bourbon Room seats 18. For bigger celebrations, reserve the Gatsby Room for up to 36 guests or Wildcat Room for up to 48.
  • Joseph-Beth Booksellers

    • 161 Lexington Green Circle
    • Lexington, KY 40503
    • (859) 273-2911
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    Hold a banquet for up to 35 people or a meeting for up to 75. Catering on site.
  • Keene Trace Golf Club

    This golf club only 15 minutes from downtown Lexington has private dining and meeting facilities available for rent in two clubhouses . Audio visual and catering on site. The Dining rooms, breakout rooms and a bar accommodate up to 300 people.
  • Keeneland Racecourse

    With its tranquil setting and lovely stone fences and buildings, this national historic landmark is one of the most beautiful racetracks in the world. On the grounds, ten unique spaces can be used separately or together for events of all kinds. Historic Keene Place mansion accommodates up to 56 seated. The Entertainment Center accommodates up to 450. For smaller events, there are many rooms in the grandstand with stunning views of the track. The Sales Arena, where millions of dollars’ worth of horses are sold every year, is suitable for conferences up to 600. On-site catering available.
  • The Kentucky Castle

    • 230 Pisgah Pike
    • Versailles, KY 40383
    • (859) 256-0322
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    Nestled in spectacular horse farm country, The Kentucky Castle offers a unique luxury experience for your next corporate event, private party or wedding. The castle features a ballroom, billiard room, tennis court, basketball court, swimming pool and an executive chef to make your experience one of a kind. The Grand Ballroom has a capacity of 80. The formal dining room's capacity is 20.
  • Kentucky Horse Park

    • 4089 Iron Works Parkway
    • Lexington, KY 40511
    • (859) 233-4303
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    This 1,200 acre state park is dedicated to all breeds of horse. A variety of facilities can be rented for events. The Club Lounge, carpeted and tastefully decorated, includes a built in bar and accommodates 100 seated guests. Steeplechase Barn accommodates 450 people and is excellent for barbecues and casual parties. The Indoor Arena can seat 1,200 on permanent seating with an additional 1,800 on portable bleachers. Group tour leaders: ask about the Kentucky Sundown program.
  • Kentucky Theater

    This Romanesque-style theater built in 1922 was restored to its original grandeur in 1992. As a special event facility the Kentucky Theater can accommodate up to 800. The adjacent State Theater, under the same management, has a capacity of 350 and is equipped for video teleconferencing.
  • Kroger Field

    • 1540 University Drive
    • Lexington, KY 40502
    • (859) 257-1757
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    Imagine your event at the University of Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium. This newly renovated facility has a variety of options for meeting spaces, large and small. The Recruiting Room, a state-of-the art space and patio can accommodate 150 for a banquet, and 300 for a reception. The Woodford Reserve Club and The Field Club can each accommodate 300 for a banquet and 500 for a reception.
  • L'escalade

    • 916 North Broadway
    • Lexington, KY 40505
    • (859) 523-0518
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    At this extraordinary climbing facility, the climbing area is broken up into three sections with some of the most impressive features you will ever see in an indoor climbing gym. The staff can arrange custom tailored parties or other special events, including single or multi-day all inclusive team building sessions.
  • Lexington Central Public Library

    • 140 East Main Street
    • Lexington, KY 40507
    • (859) 231-5500
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    The Lexington Public Library is a short walk from downtown hotels and adjacent to covered parking and restaurants. The library can host a variety of meetings and programs. Conference Room A has a capacity of 100 people, classroom, theater-style or standing. Conference Room B and C hold 25. The Board Room holds 50 people conference style. The Will Farrish Theatre has a capacity of 140.
  • Lexington Children's Theatre

    Founded in 1938, this is one of the oldest, continuously operating theatres for young people in the country. The brightly painted facade serves as an introduction for this charming facility that brings joy to young people year after year. The main stage, learning stage, board room, and studios are available for rent on a case by case basis, accommodating from 8 to 300 people.
  • Lexington Opera House

    • 401 West Short Street
    • Lexington, KY 40507
    • (859) 233-4567
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  • Life Adventure Center

    Spaces for corporate training, group meetings, banquets, small group retreats, and more with seating for 100. Assembly building, rustic cabins, a pavilion and even an indoor equine arena are all available for rental on a 575 acre working farm and woods. Challenge course on site.
  • Limestone Hall

    • 215 West Main Street
    • Lexington, KY 40507
    • (859) 230-5365
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    Located in the heart of downtown in Lexington's newly renovated historic courthouse. A stunning view of the interior of the courthouse dome, multiple event rooms, a neutral color palette, an on-site catering kitchen, soundproof doors and premier location make this the perfect space for your next meeting or special event. Accommodates from 20 to 750 guests. Outside catering allowed. Can accommodate up to 230 for a seated banquet in one room and 200 in a second room.
  • Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery

    Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery is a stunning setting for a wedding or special event. A new, fully enclosed 4,000 square foot pavilion serves as the main event facility, and can accommodate up to 250 people. Outside caterers are welcome.
  • Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center

    • 300 East Third Street
    • Lexington, KY 40508
    • (859) 280-2201
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    Originally built in 1948, the Lyric hosted big names like Ray Charles, Count Basie and BB King. The newly renovated facility boasts a 540 seat proscenium theater, museum, gallery, courtyard and multi-purpose room, all available for rental. The multi-purpose room seats 325 (250 banquet style).
  • Malone's Prime

    With a variety of room and décor options, lighting, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and a plethora of delicious menu options, each client can create a personal and memorable event for their guests. Suitable for informal business meetings, corporate events, wedding receptions and parties large and small.
  • Manchester Music Hall

    • 899 Manchester Street
    • Lexington, KY 40508
    • (859) 537-7321
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    Manchester Music Hall is available for wedding reception, corporate functions, celebrations, and more! The space can accommodate 1,100 people cocktail style, and 400 people for a seated affair. There is a permanent stage. Rental of the space includes two parking lots.
  • The Mane on Main

    • 201 East Main Street
    • Lexington, KY 40507
    • (859) 338-0696
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    Located on the 15th floor of the Chase Bank Building downtown. with a unique panoramic view of the city. The Mane can host small meetings, fundraisers, holiday parties, conferences, seminars, birthday/anniversary celebrations, weddings and more! Maximum capacity is 600 cocktail style or 350 for a banquet. Exclusive caterer: Dupree Catering.
  • The Mansion at Griffin Gate

    • 1800 Newtown Pike
    • Lexington, KY 40508
    • (859) 231-5100
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    Set in an elegant "Old South" manor home (1854) adjacent to Marriott's Griffin Gate Resort. This beautiful building with its stately white columns, original white oak floors, chandeliers and trompe l'oeil wallpaper makes an elegant setting for group events from 20 to 200 people. Expert event staff are on hand to assist with every aspect of your corporate event, holiday party or wedding. Two floors of indoor space and a patio.
  • McConnell Springs

    The original campsite for the first settlers in the Bluegrass, this 26 acre park features an array of historical and environmental features. The Kentucky-American Water Company Education Center provides an attractive modern setting meetings or receptions of up to 75 guests. Large windows provide a picturesque view of the flower garden, fountain and bird sanctuary. Outside catering is allowed. No alcohol.
  • Movie Tavern By Marcus

    Think outside of the board room for your next event. This theatre can accommodate groups as small as 20 and as large as 110 in a single theatre, or book multiple theatres for larger groups. This space offers full catering and bar for events, in-house AV, and comfortable reclining seats. The bar area is also available for networking events.
  • Mustard Seed Hill Events

    Historic, stunningly renovated event venue in Millersburg KY, formerly home to Millersburg Military Institute. An idyllic location for weddings, corporate retreats, anniversary parties, reunions, showers or rehearsal dinners. Large event lawns and an impressive back porch provide the perfect backdrop. Bride and grooms quarters, a fully restored gymnasium and modern work out facility provide additional options. Can accommodate up to 75 or up to 400 for a tented event. Outside catering permitted.
  • Oleika Shriners Temple

    • 326 Southland Drive
    • Lexington, KY 40503
    • (859) 277-6869
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    This unique building with its distinctive facade and tower is a Lexington landmark. To support their charitable missions, the rent a variety of spaces. A total of 10,744 square feet of meeting space includes a ballroom (500 person capacity) with stage, a meeting room that can accommodate 100, and a dining room (150) with full kitchen: all available for special events. There is also a one acre lot with a 828 sq. ft. wooden covered stage and electrical boxes every 25 feet.
  • Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center

    • 141 East Main Street
    • Lexington, KY 40507
    • (859) 425-2550
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    This building encompasses a cafe, an art gallery and offices as well as performance and rehearsal space. There is a 250 seat contemporary "Black Box" theater with flexible seating and state-of-the-art lighting and sound.
  • The Polo Barn at Saxony Farm

    Hold your tented special event on a working thoroughbred horse farm. Two polo barns border a large grassy area lined with mature burr oak, pecan and sycamore trees. Accommodations for up to 200 guests.
  • Red Mile Gaming and Racing

    • 1200 Red Mile Road
    • Lexington, KY 40504
    • (859) 255-0752
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    Named for the native red soil that covers the one mile harness track, the Red Mile dates back to 1875. Indoor areas that are available for events include the Clubhouse and Tattersalls Arena. The Paddock Park lends itself to large corporate gatherings and weddings.
  • The Round Barn Stable of Memories

    • 1200 Red Mile Road
    • Lexington, KY 40504
    • (859) 523-7915
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    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 Bayou Bluegrass Catering.
  • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

    • 3501 Lexington Road
    • Harrodsburg, KY 40330
    • (859) 734-5411
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    Superb service complements the tranquil setting at this National Historic Landmark. Meals are served in the Trustee's Office Dining Room or may be catered in the meeting spaces. Three historic buildings can accommodate meetings. Three historic buildings can accommodate meetings and weddings, ranging from 30-200 guests.
  • The Signature Club

    The Grand Ballroom is 10,000 square feet with a large marble dance floor, wall-to-wall windows, and French doors opening onto an elegant 2,000 square foot terrace. Can accommodate 250 seated guests or 500 standing when incorporating the Terrace.
  • Squirrel Hall

  • Talon Winery & Vineyards

    • 7086 Tates Creek Road
    • Lexington, KY 40515
    • (859) 971-3214
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    Talon Winery sits on 300 acres of rolling Bluegrass farmland with an original 18th century farmhouse. Take advantage of an intimate tasting room or the whole 300 acres. Talon Winery is a versatile setting for special events from 20 people and up. Utilize the 2nd floor or the whole farmhouse, the covered pavilion (seats 60), the grounds or the barn (seats up to 200).
  • Tates Creek Ballroom

    This traditional country club style building is operated by Parks and Recreation. It's ideal for receptions and parties. The Tates Creek Ballroom has the capacity for 180 seated and 200 standing. Alcohol is permitted (with a special fee) and outside catering is allowed.
  • Taylor Made Event Spaces

    Hold your event on the legendary grounds of Taylor Made Farm, where Thoroughbred celebrities are breed and born. A variety of packages and event spaces can accommodate from 25 to 450 and provide a spectacular experience combining history, heritage and natural beauty. Indoor and outdoor venues, plus great spaces for tented events, all overlooking the lush rolling paddocks of Taylor Made Farm.
  • The Thoroughbred Center

    Surrounding by beautiful horse farms, this Thoroughbred training facility is a popular special event facility. The Lounge, decorated in classic equestrian style, holds up to 200 people seated. The Pavilion, where Thoroughbred auctions once took place, has amphitheater seating for 920 and is ideal for awards ceremonies, and seminars. The 8,000 square foot Holding Area accommodates 1000 standing (500 seated) for parties and informal barbecues. The beautifully landscaped Paddock space is perfect for a tented event.
  • Transylvania University

    Opening Fall of 2020, Transylvania's new, $29.6 million campus center will offer bright, welcoming areas for student services, fitness, dining and outreach to the community. Flexible event space can be reserved for outside meetings of 75 people, or be combined in 2, 3 or 4 sections to accommodate up to 300 people.
  • UK Singletary Center for the Arts

    This handsome brick and glass structure serves as a bridge between the University and the community and hosts a variety of arts performances and is home to the Unversity of Kentucky Art Museum. The Concert Hall holds 1,500 while the Recital Hall has a capacity for up to 386 people. The President's Room has a standing capacity of 125, 100 for lecture seating, and 50 classroom style. (Not available for weddings.)
  • Venues of The Grand Reserve

    Located in Lexington's Historic Distillery District featuring original elements from the Old Tarr Distillery. A variety of spaces include The Speakeasy, The Grand Reserve, Distillery Square, Barrel House and Garden Branch. Can host up to 1600 guests, with private changing areas, full bars, drink stations, dance floors, tables, chairs, linens, DJ and patio.
  • West Sixth Brewing Company

    The Barrel Room is a private space at West Sixth Brewing located between the beer garden and the active brewing facility. The room is finished with clay floor tiles, subway tiles from the original Rainbo Bread Factory, reclaimed wood accents, floor to ceiling barrels with a clear view of the original brew system. The space seats 50-60 and lends a warm, relaxed feel and is great for parties and business meetings alike.
  • The West Sixth Greenroom

    West Sixth's satellite taproom located in downtown Lexington on Main Street has a cozy bar, ten beer taps, a three barrel capacity production system, an outdoor seating area, and beautiful reclaimed wood tables and picnic-style tables. This welcoming space seating 30-40 for events, parties, and meetings at a location with a vibrant downtown feel.
  • Whitaker Bank Ballpark

    • 207 Legends Way
    • Lexington, KY 40505
    • (859) 422-7867
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    This state-of-the-art stadium is home to Lexington's minor league professional baseball team, the Lexington Legends, and is a premier outdoor concert venue in Central Kentucky. The season runs from April to September. The facility is available for birthday parties, fantasy baseball parties and off-season special events that can accommodate groups of 22-300.
  • Woodford Reserve Distillery

    The Woodford Reserve Distillery is available as a rental facility for business meetings of 10 to 200 people. Options include the Conference Center's 2,000 square foot Creekside Room or the intimate Scale House for smaller retreats. Weather permitting, the terrace is perfect for business receptions, dinners or informal gatherings. (Not available for weddings or social events.)
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