Red River Gorge Retreats is a rustic and elegant wedding venue located in Slade, Kentucky ideal for country-themed and Southern weddings. The venue is nestled on top of a private cliff complete with open fields, a beautiful rustic barn, and surrounded by scenic views of the woods. Red River Gorge Retreats provides an expert wedding coordinator to assist with everything from vendor selection to on-site coverage. Couples get a serene, secluded and romantic feel with the option of having their ceremony outdoor in the open fields, in the wooden barn with string lights, or in the big house overlooking nature’s beauty. With so many spaces to celebrate the big day, and gorgeous views year-round, couples can feel confident in receiving a memorable experience.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue’s main facilities are the scenic farm and the big house. The scenic farm, ideal for larger parties, can hold up to 175 wedding guests. This area boasts a reception barn, a concrete slab for a ceremony, reception, and dance floor, and several spots overlooking Bald Rock Gorge. The Big House, which can also be used for accommodations, is ideal for more intimate gatherings and can hold up to 75 wedding guests. There are several ceremony locations to choose from, including the outdoor ceremony space in the woods. Whether you want an indoor space, a covered outdoor setting, or an outdoor location with scenic views, this venue will have exactly what you’re looking for.
The Gorge offers a variety of services, including all-inclusive packages. Their services include lodging, wedding coordination, tables, chairs, catering, parking, and more. They also offer a variety of add-ons with partnered vendors, including homemade cakes, ceremonial music, a firework show, florals, photography, wall and tent rentals, setup, cleanup, officiants, and more.
While Red River Gorge Retreats is located close to a variety of different hotels and rentals, it can accommodate up to 30 guests in the Big House. The Big House comes complete with linens, towels, nine spacious bedrooms, two kitchens, three floors, a hot tub, propane grills, a fire pit, decks, and more.
Recommended by 98% of couples
Jessica · Married on 08/15/2015
Our wedding was simply perfect because of this venue. We had everything we could have ever wanted for spending the weekend in the house with our family and friends that traveled all over for the big day. Checking in and out was a breeze and the views were breath taking. We had our ceremony outside in the shade and went inside the house for the reception. We rented the whole house to accomadate all our guests and we had plenty of room to make food and not be stressed out. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Just be aware that it is hard to park so I would encourage your guests to carpool from Miguel's. There's also many stairs in case you have family members who have a hard time getting around. My grandmothers did just fine, but it's definitely something to keep in mind. Otherwise this venue is affordable and a wonderful place to have a simple wedding of 50-75 guests.Sent on 08/27/2015
Kristina · Married on 07/18/2015
The Big House was perfect for our small wedding of 55 guests. There was plenty of room and with the table, chairs, sound system, decor, etc provided, not much else was needed. The wedding party stayed in the Big House and we also rented the Cozy Cabin for ourselves to have a more private room. Having the extra time with just our closest friends and family was invaluable and perfect.Sent on 08/23/2015
Andrea · Married on 06/21/2014
The Big House was absolutely beautiful! So much so that we barely had to add any decorations. Our guests were all wowed by it, as well. The kitchen in the penthouse was perfect for my chef husband and his best man to cook in while still being a part of the party.Sent on 07/04/2014