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Price range: $800 - $6,000 Price range: $800 - $6,000
Reception
$800 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$7 per person
Reception
$800 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$7 per person

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Steeped in History and Elegance, The Gillespie Beckons

Step into a world of timeless beauty and sophistication at The Gillespie. With its grandeur dating back to 1929, this architectural masterpiece was meticulously designed in the Art Deco style, a hallmark of that era. Originally known as the Lincoln Bank and Trust Company, this historic gem later found its place within the National City Bank until 2005.

Today, we're proud to open our doors to your dreams. The Gillespie stands as a beacon of elegance, ready to host the most stylish weddings, intimate social gatherings, memorable charitable galas, and dynamic corporate events. Your vision, combined with our history, creates a backdrop that's nothing short of extraordinary.

Nestled at 421 West Market Street in the heart of Downtown Louisville, we offer a unique blend of convenience and charm. A leisurely stroll takes you to the Kentucky International Convention Center, Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant, and Z Fusion, while a quick taxi ride leads you to The Galt House, The Louisville Marriott Downtown, 21C Hotel, The Hyatt Regency, and an array of other downtown restaurants and attractions.

The Gillespie is not just an event venue; it's a captivating experience that we can't wait to share with you. Your next remarkable event begins here.

Grand Ballroom

Corinthian columns, gold accents, crystal chandeliers. Complete with a catering kitchen, bars, mezzanine, cocktail area, and a golden elevator, this unique 1920s space is perfect for unforgettable events.

What is Included?

  • 12 Hour Rental
  • Gold Chivari Chairs with Ivory Cushions
  • 40” Round Tables
  • Hightop Cocktail Tables
  • Bridal Suite - 2 Rooms & Restroom Adorned with Beautiful Antique Furniture
  • Grooms Suite - Includes Restroom, Antique Furniture, & Foosball Table
  • Customized Layout
  • Set up & Break Down by The Gillespie
  • Linens Optional (Black, White, Ivory, Navy, & Cranberry)
  • Centerpieces Optional (Lanterns, LED Branches, LED Candles)

Extras

  • Ceremony Flip
  • Coat Check
  • Liquor Packages
  • Champagne Toast
  • Photo Booth
  • Stage (16x12)

Monday-Thursday $2250

Friday - $4500

Saturday - $6000

Sunday - $4500



The Loft:

Exposed brick, lantern chandeliers, wooden floors, and a stylish cocktail area for a unique event ambiance.

What is Included?

  • 12 Hour Rental
  • Silver Chivari Chairs with Black Cushions
  • 40” Round Tables
  • Hightop Cocktail Tables
  • Bridal Suite - Adorned with Beautiful Antique Furniture & Natural Lighting
  • Grooms Suite - Adorned with Beautiful Antique Furniture
  • Customized Layout
  • Set up & Break Down by The Gillespie Staff Members
  • Linens Optional (Black, White, Ivory, Navy, & Cranberry)
  • Centerpieces Optional (Lanterns, LED Branches, LED Candles)

Extras

  • Ceremony Flip
  • Coat Check
  • Liquor Packages
  • Champagne Toast
  • Photo Booth
  • Stage (16x12)

Monday-Thursday $1750

Friday - $3500

Saturday - $4000

Sunday - $3500

Passalino's

Timeless Art Deco elegance with original architecture, catering kitchen, mezzanine, plush chesterfield couches, and sparkling crystal chandeliers.

What is Included?

  • 12 Hour Rental
  • Silver Chivari Chairs with Black Cushions
  • 40” Round Tables
  • Hightop Cocktail Tables
  • Bridal Suite - Adorned with Beautiful Antique Furniture & Natural Lighting
  • Grooms Suite - Adorned with Beautiful Antique Furniture & Natural Lighting
  • Customized Layout
  • Set up & Break Down by Staff Members
  • Linens Optional (Black, White, Ivory, Navy, & Cranberry)
  • Centerpieces Optional (Lanterns, LED Branches, LED Candles)
  • Stage

Extras

  • Ceremony Flip
  • Liquor Packages
  • Champagne Toast
  • Photo Booth

Monday-Thursday $1750

Friday - $3500

Saturday - $4000

Sunday - $3500

425

Exposed brick, classy original molding—ideal for small gatherings like baby showers, birthday parties, and corporate events.

What is Included?

  • 12 Hour Rental
  • Silver Chivari Chairs with Black Cushions
  • 40” Round Tables
  • Hightop Cocktail Tables
  • Customized Layout
  • Set up & Break Down by Staff Members
  • Linens Optional (Black, White, Ivory, Navy, & Cranberry)
  • Centerpieces Optional (Lanterns, LED Branches, LED Candles)

Extras

  • Ceremony Flip
  • Liquor Packages
  • Champagne Toast
  • Photo Booth



$200/Hour

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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?

$800

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

$800

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

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$7

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Loft

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Reviews of The Gillespie

4.3 out of 5 rating
4.3 out of 5 rating
27 Reviews
86% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.4 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.2 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.2 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.4 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.2 out of 5 rating
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The Gillespie is highly praised as a gorgeous and breathtaking wedding venue. Reviewers especially loved the main ballroom, which resembles Gringotts or the bank from Mary Poppins. The staff, including Jennifer, Christine, and Tijen, received high praise for their organization, responsiveness, and attentiveness. Guests appreciated the efficient setup of the space, which allowed for smooth transitions between different parts of the event. Overall, reviewers highly recommend The Gillespie for its elegance, beauty, and exceptional service.

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The Gillespie is highly praised as a gorgeous and breathtaking wedding venue. Reviewers especially loved the main ballroom, which resembles Gringotts or the bank from Mary Poppins. The staff, including Jennifer, Christine, and Tijen, received high praise for their organization, responsiveness, and attentiveness. Guests appreciated the efficient setup of the space, which allowed for smooth transitions between different parts of the event. Overall, reviewers highly recommend The Gillespie for its elegance, beauty, and exceptional service.

Mary
Mary S. Sent on 01/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely gorgeous!

The Gillespie is an absolutely gorgeous venue! We held our ceremony and reception in The Loft, which is a beautiful space. The main ballroom is incredible. It used to be a bank, so the ballroom looks like Gringotts or the bank from Mary Poppins! Jennifer was great to work with and was really quick to answer any and all of our questions.
Ann
Ann W. Sent on 12/15/2022
5 out of 5 rating

GORGEOUS venue made for the wedding of our dreams!

Our wedding in the main ballroom of the Gillespie was seriously more beautiful than I had ever dreamed of!! I'm SO thrilled that we found this venue—it was absolutely perfect for us. The interior is breathtaking and it fits the style of my husband and me so well. The setup of the space is also so smart and it made our day run SO smoothly!! My bridal party and I were able to get ready, including hair and makeup, in the gorgeous bridal suite (formerly the bank president's office!), we had the ceremony on the main floor, moved upstairs for cocktail hour while they set up for our reception, and then moved back downstairs for dinner and dancing! It was all so efficient and everything flowed perfectly. Jenn helped us from the beginning and Christine helped us on the day of, and they both did phenomenal jobs, along with the rest of the staff! Everyone was so kind and helpful. They worked incredibly hard to make sure that my husband and I and all of our guests felt taken care of. I'm SO happy to have had our wedding at the Gillespie, I cannot recommend them enough!!
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Bonnie R. Sent on 06/19/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A great venue!

We loved having our wedding at the Gillespie and the service we received helped everything to run smoothly. Jen and her staff were organized and helpful in ensuring that all the vendors had what they needed and were set up on time. Our wedding at the Gillespie was exactly what we wanted in large part because of Jen and her staff. We’d definitely recommend the Gillespie for an elegant and beautiful venue and an organized staff who will help make your event go off without a hitch!
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Molly Sue Gray
Molly Sue Gray
Venue Manager

Hello there, I'm Molly Sue, and I'm thrilled to be the new Venue Manager at The Gillespie (starting October 2023). With extensive experience in the event and wedding industry, I'm truly passionate about creating exceptional moments for you at our incredible venue. Louisville has been my home for a little over four years now, and I've fallen in love with its historical architecture, rich history, and the incredible stories that make this city incredible.

When I'm not busy making your events come to life, you'll find me indulging in my interests, which include true crime, hiking adventures, and exploring every corner of this beautiful city. Plus, I'm a cat lover through and through! (Shoutout to my kitties, Horizon & Eros!)

My commitment to you goes beyond just venue management. I'm known for my keen attention to detail, ensuring that every aspect of your special day is perfect. One of the things I love most about my job is helping you find the perfect caterers, event coordinators, florists, DJs, and more to make your event truly special.

With me as your partner, your event at our venue will be a seamless and personalized experience that reflects your unique vision. I can't wait to join you on this extraordinary journey, turning your dreams into beautiful memories.

Let's get started!

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Patricia Longmire Photography Patricia Longmire Photography Wedding Photographers

Beautiful venue to have a large or small wedding. It truly is not only romantic but also great service is given at the Gillespie.

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The Gillespie frequently asked questions

The Gillespie includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Gillespie includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
The bar service starting price at The Gillespie includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
The space offered by The Gillespie for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Loft
The Gillespie offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
The Gillespie offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Gillespie offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
The Gillespie offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
The Gillespie is recommended by 86% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in quality of service, 4.4 in value, 4.2 in average response time, 4.2 in flexibility and 4.2 in professionalism.
The Gillespie currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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