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Historic Shelby Manor at Arcadia Farm

Stanford, KY View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
17 reviews
$2k - $4k For 100 Guests


$2k - $4k For 100 Guests

Arcadia Event is a unique, historic wedding venue in Stanford, Kentucky. A mansion with an elegant estate 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 in our octagon shaped wedding pavilion with ceremony sites available outside the historic Shelby Manor and throughout the Arcadia Farm. The tranquil, intimate environment is created by the surrounding scenery:

  • Beautiful flowers and landscaping
  • Large shade trees and green lawns
  • Lush green vista and whimsical meadows
  • An Historic Mansion with a picturesque drive
  • Vast farmland scenery and miles of black fencing
  • Private gates opening to a beautiful location

Services Offered

Whether it’s your wedding, a bridal shower, a ceremony, an elopement, an engagement party, a reception, or a rehearsal dinner, Arcadia Events is happy to provide you space. When reserved, 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. The staff at Arcadia is also willing to work with approved outside vendors as needed.

Within our Arcadia offerings, we do have on-site catering available as well as coordinating services, but these are not required services. While we supply you with tables and chairs, including ceremony chairs, we can also offer rental items such as arches/backdrops, linens, serviceware, and overnight accommodations.

Overnight Accommodations

We have a gift of hospitality at Arcadia. Before booking your block of rooms in the area, consider housing some of your guests, wedding party and family with us. The historic mansion has guest rooms available as well as a fun bunkhouse over one of the barns. Coming soon will be additional guest cottages for your convenience and comfort.

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Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

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Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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    Prefect wedding

    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.
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    Ryan Married on 06/01/2019
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    Dream Wedding

    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!


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Jerry Houck
Jerry Houck

I look forward to assisting you with your dream day.

I have been in the wedding and event business for over 30 years and am so glad to be part of the Arcadia family.

I have been part of Arcadia since the beginning. I helped design and construct the octagonal pavilion as well as the surrounding gardens.

I am so happy that you have considered or have chosen us to be part of your special day!!


1720 Highway 2141 Stanford, KY, 40484
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