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$20,000 starting price
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$40 per person
$18,000 starting price
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$40 per person
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The Brown Hotel is an elegant hotel wedding venue in Louisville, Kentucky. Admired as one of the finest hotels in downtown Louisville, the historic hotel exudes Georgian-revival elegance and timeless southern charm. As a AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel, the Brown Hotel features a breathtaking setting, excellent services, and elegant style.

Facilities and Capacity
The Brown Hotel can host up to 300 guests. With crystal chandeliers and awe-inspiring architecture, the Crystal Ballroom is a flexible event space that can be customized into different multicultural setups. For wedding ceremonies, the beautifully renovated Rooftop Garden with a skyline view of Louisville offers a romantic setting.

Services Offered
The Brown Hotel provides an experienced wedding planner to assist couples in preparing for their special day. The hotel also offers the following:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar
  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Lighting system
  • Sound system

The Brown Hotel offers menus that incorporate American, Mediterranean, Asian, Italian, French, Mexican, and Louisville’s local culinary traditions. They can also accommodate their guests' dietary needs such as vegan, gluten-free, no pork, nut-free, vegetarian, organic, kosher, and lactose-free.

The Brown Hotel offers luxurious and sophisticated accommodations. It has 293 guestrooms, club rooms, and specialty suites that deliver an old-world ambiance

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Bridal Suite
Clean Up
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Cake Cutting

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Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

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Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chair Covers
Dance Floor

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Reviews of The Brown Hotel

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
16 Reviews
96% recommend it
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4.8/5 16 reviews
4.6/5 3091 reviews
Emily Sent on 12/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue, top notch service

My husband and I were married at the Brown Hotel on October 19, 2018. We wanted an upscale and special venue where we could have our ceremony and reception in the same location, and that would have fantastic food and drinks. Our vision was luxe, elegant, and intimate. With a guest list of 60 people, we weren't sure we would find this at the Brown, having mainly seen photos of the very large Crystal Ballroom online.

Thankfully, we went to tour the space anyway and met with Meghan McNeill, who showed us other options within the hotel. We knew the Bluegrass Ballroom was exactly what we were looking for when we saw it. Our ceremony and reception were both in that room, with cocktail hour in the South Lobby while the room was flipped. While the venue was gorgeous, it was Meghan who really helped the Brown shine for us. Throughout the planning process, Meghan was a complete joy to work with. She was attentive, thorough, professional, and responsive. As gorgeous of a venue as it is, the experience was elevated and made so easy by Meghan. She is a breath of fresh air when dealing with such a stressful life event!

The day of the wedding, everything went even better than expected. Meghan and the event staff were top notch. We received so many compliments on the food and drinks ("you win for best wedding entree ever" said one guest.) If you couldn't tell already, I highly recommend the Brown Hotel. Thank you to Meghan for being instrumental in helping us achieve the wedding of our dreams!
Rebecca Sent on 02/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating
The Brown Hotel was magical and the perfect setting for a picture perfect wedding. The hotel is gorgeous - like something out of a book or movie. I have nothing but great things to say about the staff - Chef KT Thompson, Events Manager Meghan McNeill, Events Coordinator Jennifer Mitchell and Concierge Pat Sloaman were beyond compare. They elevate customer service to the next level. Pat recommended local masseuse Kristi King for an in room massage and it was perfect. From the moment we checked in the staff were always checking for ways to make sure everything was to our liking and to better our stay even more. The wedding itself was perfect in every way. The Crystal Ballroom is beautiful and the perfect backdrop for a wedding. Our Banquet Captain Shari and her team of servers and cooks did an amazing job with dinner. Meghan and KT made our tasting experience wonderful and the food was amazing. The lobby bar was a special and pretty space to congregate with our guests for an evening cocktail. The bell staff was professional and a pleasure to work with. I could go on and on. Whether you are looking for weekend trip with someone special, a cocktail before a concert event downtown or a wedding or special event venue - you will be in the best hands with the Brown Hotel.
Nessa Sent on 05/31/2015
5 out of 5 rating
Beautiful venue. Amazing staff. Had a wonderful experience with this venue. Highly recommend.
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ESB (Endless Summer Band) ESB (Endless Summer Band) Wedding Bands

All pro staff and facility that can host both ceremony and reception. Countless events with them and always a great experience!

The Company Band The Company Band Wedding Bands

The Brown is one of our favorite Louisville venues to play. It's classic decor, helpful staff, and Hot Browns make performing there a delight!

BEAUTY by Bethany BEAUTY by Bethany Wedding Hair & Makeup

At The Brown Jeri Stewart is the glue that holds all the weddings together! She is there to help her brides and vendors in any way possible! She is a lovely lady working in a beautiful venue!!


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