Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky

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About Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky

Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky is a premier wedding venue in Lexington, Kentucky, surrounded by Bluegrass. The Boone Center is located in the heart of the campus, providing you with beautiful scenery that will fit any style wedding. Their expert staff pay careful attention to every detail (large or small) are focused on ensuring you have the exceptional service and high quality food needed to create a memorable event.

Facilities and Capacity

The Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky has 10 event spaces for you to choose from, each with their own individual maximum capacities. The Bar and Library can seat 40 guests in a round table set up or 75 guests in a reception arrangement. The Conference Room can fit four round tables of 10 guests each, seating a total of 40. The Courtyard/Terrace can accommodate up to 150 guests for receptions (though couples can rent additional seating). The Fireside Room has seating for up to 16 guests (perfect for small bridal showers or engagement parties). The First Lady’s Room has banquet style seating for up to 16 guests, but can be combined with the Conference Room to create a space that fits 72. There’s also:

  • The Hunt Room, which can fit five round tables with 8 guests each for a total of 40 (or theatre style seating for a total of 50).
  • The Lobby Reception Area, which is only available as an addition when you book another room.
  • The Rose and Columbia Dining Rooms (two separate spaces that can be combined), which both have a variety of seating options available for up to 230 guests.
  • The President’s Room, which has 44 available seats in a U-shape or 22 for boardroom style seating.

Services Offered

The Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky has ample parking, is wheelchair acccessible, and is able to provide couples with space for bridal showers, ceremonies, elopements, engagement parties, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. They offer clean-up and set-up for events, have a bridal suite for the wedding party to prepare in, and allow outside vendors alongside their in-house catering. Couple can also include cake, event planning, event rentals, in-house bar, lighting/sound, and wireless internet. Chairs and tables are available for rent, as well as:

  • Audio equipment
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting

Catering

Barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens are available for couples to use. Dinners can be buffets style, plated, or in stations, and The Boone Center has servers to accommodate your event. They allow outside cake and offer cocktail receptions, dessert, hors d’oeuvres, and tastings. The in-house bar has bartenders and a liquor license, and couples can choose to have the bar be cash, open, or limited. The Boone Center serves house beers, liquors, and wines, as well as:

  • Champagne toast
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drinks
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine
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Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky | Courtesy of: Conrhod Zonio Photography
Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky | Courtesy of: Conrhod Zonio Photography
Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky | Courtesy of: Conrhod Zonio Photography
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Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky | Courtesy of: Conrhod Zonio Photography
Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky | Courtesy of: Conrhod Zonio Photography
Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky | Courtesy of: Conrhod Zonio Photography
Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky | Courtesy of: Conrhod Zonio Photography
Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky | Courtesy of: Conrhod Zonio Photography
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Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky | Courtesy of: Conrhod Zonio Photography
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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Kelly · Married on 11/10/2018

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    Wildcat Reception

    Austin and I loved having our reception at the Boone Center!!! Linda Russel truly went above and beyond to make sure everything was planned to perfection. We had 250 guests and I was concerned about the seating/table arrangements. Linda spent hours helping us with a floor plan and ensuring that everyone had a comfortable seat. Also, the food was amazing! There are so many options that you can customize to your preference. We even had a “late-night snack” where they brought out cookies and popcorn for our guests. Linda and the staff did a fabulous job of working with our vendors (florist, DJ, cake-baker, photographer), being flexible and accommodating to their requests/access to the building. It was extra special to have our reception on the University of Kentucky’s campus since we are both Wildcat Alumni. Thank you, Hilary J. Boone Center for making our wedding day exceptional!

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    Katherine · Married on 10/05/2018

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    Big Blue Wedding

    We were so pleased with this venue and all their staff! Anything I could have dreamt up, they were determined to make it work for our big day. The food was absolutely out of this world. So many options for guests that have diet restrictions as well. I cannot day enough how wonderful the staff was. The Boone center will always hold a special place in our hearts!

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Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky FAQ

  • 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? $ 7,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 5,009.00
  • 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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, 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? $ 15.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Wine
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Country/Golf Club
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, 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? Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • 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? April, June, July, October, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, May, August, September, November

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