When searching for a wedding venue, it’s important to get clarity on what the venue’s rental fee includes. There’s a reason that some venues charge only a few hundred dollars while others charge thousands: what each venue includes in that fee varies greatly.

Some venues include staff, setup, tear-down and a huge selection of amenities. Others simply offer the space, leaving couples responsible for everything else.

This list of the top ten wedding venues in Louisville, Kentucky includes venues with a huge variety of offerings.

Also located in downtown Louisville, the Ice House offers a beautiful rooftop garden and a spacious main hall with a distinct industrial warehouse style. The Ice House can accommodate up to 350 guests. Both spaces can accommodate a ceremony or reception, and couples have access to two on-site hospitality suites. Couples also get to enjoy a dedicated event specialist and exclusive partner discounts.

Venue Style: Industrial

Price: Starting from $4000

Location: 226 East Washington street, Louisville, Kentucky

Phone: 502-589-4700

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With floor to ceiling marble, Swarovski crystal chandeliers and painted ceilings, The Gillespie is an elegant venue that’s bound to leave your guests with impressions of grandeur. If that’s not enough, this wedding venue also features a rustic loft space with exposed beams and brick walls. For couples looking to celebrate in style, The Gillespie will not disappoint!

Venue Style: Ballroom

Price: Starting from $1500

Location: 421 W Market St

Phone: 502-584-8080

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This recently-restored 19th century building features exposed timber and steel trusses, and classy white brick walls that offer an updated twist on a stunning historic building. The Pointe’s event spaces offer a blank slate where you can bring your wedding vision to life. With high ceilings, huge windows and hardwood floors, The Pointe will be sure to leave an impression on your wedding guests.

Venue Style: Historic

Price: Contact for pricing

Location: 1205 E. Washington St. Louisville, KY 40206

Phone: 502-589-1820

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For a truly unique wedding venue, get married on the water! The Belle of Louisville Riverboat has a stately ballroom and an open deck where you can watch the Louisville city skyline as you celebrate. You can even have your wedding ceremony performed by the boat’s captain! Sail away into the sunset with a “Just Married” banner draped from the back of the riverboat.

Venue Style: Riverboat

Price: Contact for pricing

Location: 401 West River Road, Louisville, KY

Phone: 866-832-0011

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The stunning Yew Dell Botanical Gardens provides a stunning collection of plants and flowers to act as a backdrop for your dream wedding. The garden offers both indoor and outdoor wedding locations, including covered open-air pavilions, where your guests will be sheltered from sun or rain, but still get to enjoy the outdoor ambiance of a garden wedding. There’s even a castle to serve as the perfect backdrop for fairytale wedding photos, or even to host an intimate reception. The garden’s wedding venues have options for weddings of between 50 and 400 guests.

Venue Style: Garden

Price: Contact for pricing

Location: 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014

Phone: (502) 241-4788

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Built in 1869, this Louisville wedding venue includes acres of landscaped grounds and a gorgeous historic mansion featuring an elegant spiral staircase and 14 foot ceilings. Ceremony and reception locations include a garden, on the expansive porch or in a tent on the grounds, and couples have access to dressing rooms and indoor spaces to host the bridal party as they get ready for the wedding.

Venue Style: Historic Mansion & Garden

Price: Starting from $250

Location: 301 S Peterson Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Phone: 502-895-7975

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Passalino’s is a classic and timeless venue centrally located in downtown Louisville that can host up to 400 people. The breathtaking grand ballroom features a dramatic mezzanine and huge windows to let in natural light, which we know your wedding photographer will be grateful for! Stylish chiavari chairs are included in each wedding rental, as well as a selection of table centerpiece options.

Venue Style: Ballroom

Price: Starting from $1500

Location: 207 W Market St, Louisville

Phone: 502-584-8080

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For a unique and dramatic wedding venue, look no further than the Louisville Palace theatre, a historic venue built in 1928. The theatre’s ornate Spanish-Baroque architecture is truly breathtaking – you won’t need a big decor budget when your wedding venue looks like this! With a capacity from 25 to up to 2500 people, no dream wedding is too big for this grand wedding venue.

Venue Style: Historic

Price: Contact for pricing

Location: 625 South Fourth Street, Louisville KY

Phone: 502-883-5772

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The Regency is a modern 24,000 square foot mansion surrounded by beautiful landscaped grounds, with a capacity of 250 for weddings located in East Louisville, adjacent to Oxmoor Golf and Country Club. Weddings can take place inside the mansion’s ballroom or outdoors on the meticulously cared-for grounds. Rentals include chiavari chairs, custom lighting and an in-house event manager.

Venue Style: Mansion & Garden

Price: Starting from $2500

Location: 8900 Limehouse Ln, Louisville, KY  40220

Phone: 502-744-7000

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This unique venue is a modern contemporary art museum and a stylish hotel, all in one. For weddings, 21C offers in-house catering options that include buffet, family style and brunch menus, with event spaces that have a capacity of up to 450 guests and a dedicated events team so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day without worrying about logistics. You can book a block of rooms at the hotel to accommodate your out-of-town wedding guests and for yourself, there’s a stunning rooftop apartment where you can finish the day and start your ‘happily ever after.’

Venue Style: Museum & Hotel

Price: Contact for pricing

Location: 700 West Main Street Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Phone: 502-217-6300

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Whether you are hoping for a peaceful garden ceremony, a contemporary art gallery wedding, or an elegant soiree, these Louisville wedding venues have a little something for everyone. We hope this list helped get your wedding planning journey started!