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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

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$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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,250

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$175

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Mansion
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
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
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

February
March
April
November
December

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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!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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Team

Jerry Houck
Jerry Houck
Manager

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!!

Map

1720 Highway 2141 Stanford, KY, 40484
8595832094
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