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Lost River Cave

Bowling Green, KY View map Visit website
Rating 4.5 out of 5
18 reviews
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests


$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Lost River Cave is a naturally romantic wedding venue located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. If you've ever imagined exchanging your vows underneath a canopy of trees while surrounded by nature, then Lost River Cave is the wedding venue of your dreams. On your special day, you can unite your love with nature in one of the largest cave entrances in the United States at Lost River Cave.

Facilities and Capacity

Lost River Cave can accommodate up to 300 wedding guests in its outdoor event space where intimate and grand wedding celebrations can become legendary at the rustically unique wedding venue. The Historic Cavern Nite Club is the perfect space to host an unforgettable ceremony and reception. It features the original bandstand and bar from the 1930s and a glimmering crystal chandelier that hangs above the underground club space. In addition, eight panels of white drapery and lights extend out from the chandelier and fall to the floor from the columns of the Historic Cavern Nite Club pavilion. Lost River Cave’s River Birch Room is the ideal space to host your bridal or engagement party. The room is able to accommodate up to 60 people and includes private restrooms, a kitchenette, tables and chairs, and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment.

Services Offered

Lost River Cave is available for hosting bridal showers, engagement parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions. The venue offers a wide-range of event services to couples planning their wedding day in the heart of southern Kentucky. Those services include event rentals, early access to set up the venue for your wedding celebration, the ability to bring in outside vendors like caterers, photographers, videographers, florists, and wedding planners to assist you in making all of your wedding dreams come true, and decor, such as white drapery and lighting. Lost River Cave event staff will take care of cleanup following your celebration. They are also available to help transport you and your guests to your celebration locations on the property in limo golf carts. Lost River Cave offers ample parking for couples and their guests on the day of their wedding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What event items are available?

Dance Floor

What transportation and access is available?


18 Reviews

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    Kacey C. Married on 09/19/2021
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    The most romantic cave!

    We had a fantastic experience using Lost River Cave as our wedding venue. Be prepared to book very far in advance if you want to use this stunning venue. We booked our wedding date last summer and only had 2 dates to choose from this year, but if a venue is great it will fill up quickly. Our contact Maegan, was very helpful and answered any and all questions that we had regarding planning. Due to the inclimate weather we did have to move the ceremony into the cave, where we had only planned to have the reception. That did create up some hiccups, but it all worked out in the end. If I had to do it all over I would pick Lost River Cave again and again.
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    Rachel V. Married on 07/07/2021
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    Simply the best venue ever!

    The team at Lost River Cave, especially Maegan, were so incredible and helpful to work with (particularly during these crazy times of COVID19)!!

    I had stumbled across the cave online while looking for a venue and it caught my eye, it was so beautiful and unique. So we planned a tour, my husband and I fell in love with the cave as soon as we saw it. This was the place we wanted to get married, no doubt about it.

    From beginning to end Maegan was the absolute best to work with- from giving us a list of vendors in the area she recommended to keeping us up to date on the latest guidelines/guest limit/etc due to COVID. The entire team helped ensure the evening was a fun celebration while still remaining safe. I can't thank them enough for helping to make our dream wedding come to life!!!

    Lost River Cave's reply:

    Thanks so much for allowing us to celebrate with you and for your kind words. We are so happy to hear that you all had your dream wedding (even in the middle of a global pandemic)! We are BIG fans of you and Mike!


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Real Weddings

  • Sara & Landon
    105 photos · 09/07/2019
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Krista Lee Photography Krista Lee Photography Wedding Photographers

Lost River Cave is such an AMAZING and unique venue!!! Your guests will never forget this experience!

Sublime Wedding Films Sublime Wedding Films Wedding Videographers

Such a great venue. Beautiful. Elegant. We love shooting weddings at Lost River Cave!

Werner Rose Events Werner Rose Events Wedding Planners

A beautiful venue for any affair!!!

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