Arcadia Event is a unique, historic wedding venue in Stanford, Kentucky. A mansion with a rustic/country vibe, it’s a beautifully romantic and elegant space for your event. In 1836, the Shelby Manor at Arcadia was built by Kentucky’s very first governor, mixing a dash of history into your event. They have been part of the local wedding industry since 2015.
Facilities and Capacity
Arcadia Events offers both covered and uncovered outdoor locations, as well as an indoor location and scenic views all around! Situated on 625 acres of bluegrass countryside, the venue can accommodate up to 200 guests either inside the historic Shelby Manor or outside on the Arcadia Farm. The tranquil, intimate environment is created by the surrounding scenery:
Whether it’s a bridal shower, a ceremony, an elopement, an engagement party, a reception, or a rehearsal dinner, Arcadia Events is happy to provide you space. Couples can have exclusive use of the grounds the day before their wedding in order to host the rehearsal dinner and prepare decorations. Arcadia aims to create a relaxed atmosphere for every couple and has all-inclusive packages available, as well as a bridal suite, cake, event planning, and in-house catering. The staff at Arcadia is also willing to work with outside vendors. They altars/arches, chairs, and tables available for rent, as well as:
Arcadia’s in-house catering can accommodate an outside cake from your favorite bakery and provides barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens for your event. They have servers available for a variety of dinner styles, including buffets, family-style, plated, and stations, as well as being able to cater cocktail receptions. Other food options include dessert and hors d'oeuvres.
Arcadia Events can accommodate guests near or far with available parking and shuttle services for your event. It’s also a wheelchair accessible location, perfect for all of your guests.
16 Reviews for Historic Shelby Manor at Arcadia Farm
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Erica Mckissack · Married on 07/13/2019
Our wedding was a dream come true. The venue was everything we could have asked for. The place is magnificent and Absolutely stunning. The staff was more then appreciated and helpful for the entire wedding. I would recommend this place to everyone. If I had more time and more money I still would have chosen this horse farm.Sent on 11/22/2019
Ryan · Married on 06/01/2019
This was the perfect location to have our rehearsal dinner and wedding. We checked in Friday afternoon, moved the girls upstairs, had a wonderful rehearsal and dinner, the wedding Saturday, and then collected our things Sunday – it’s rare to find a place so accommodating that allows you the whole weekend to really revel in your celebration. More than that, Marie and Debra went above and beyond to not only make Arcadia Farm feel like home, but also to decorate the entire property and create a magical atmosphere for us. Marie even brought out a couple of horses to “join us” for a rehearsal dinner and reception photo op. Even leading up to the big weekend, every time I emailed Debra with a question, she sent an almost-immediate response. These ladies are amazing, the property is stunning, the horses are majestic, and – largely because of them and their efforts – we had absolutely the most perfect wedding we could ever imagine. Thank you for giving us a wedding we will never forget!! (On a side note, do yourself a favor and walk around the property first thing in the morning – gorgeous!!) We are looking forward to revisiting Debra and Marie for an anniversary trip!Sent on 09/01/2019
Kathy Roe · Married on 10/13/2018
I can’t speak highly enough about this venue. It was beautiful, needed no additional decor, the owner and wedding planner (Marie and Debra) are lovely. We worked with The Caterer and Jerry Houck. It was a one-stop experience. My daughter told him what she wanted and he made it happen, making the arrangements with the florist & bakery. Set-up, breakdown, decor & all details were taken care of, making for a stress-free night. Just an awesome experience.Sent on 10/20/2018
Historic Shelby Manor at Arcadia Farm's reply:Kathy, Thank you so very much for your review, We especially appreciate your feedback on our On-Site Caterer, Jerry Houk. We were so honored to be a part of your daughter's special day!