The Henry Clay

604 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40202 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Henry Clay

The Henry Clay is a historic wedding venue located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. This elegant early 20th century building exudes romance and luxury, making it an ideal space to start your journey with your new spouse. With classic ballrooms and vintage-inspired decor, memories made here are bound to last a lifetime.

Facilities and Capacity

Event rentals are available for rooms on the building’s second and fourth floors. Its Grand Ballroom, the most magnificent space, features brocaded walls and decorative molding. Its dark hardwood floors make a beautiful dance floor for up to 450 guests. Across the hall, the South Room is an equally stunning function room that can accommodate 200 guests. The fourth floor has three additional spaces, each with their own allure. With a capacity of 250, the Beaux Arts Ballroom has the grandeur of a much larger space while maintaining an intimate air. Boasting a beautiful stained glass ceiling, the gently filtered light creates a romantic ambiance. Alternatively, smaller weddings can be held in the Tavern Room, which offers sweeping views of Louisville. The Hospitality Suite on the fourth floor is available for the wedding party to use as a get-ready room.

Services Offered

To ensure that couples and their guests are taken care of on the wedding day, a professional event manager is provided by the venue or the caterer. They can aid in the organization of the event so that couples can enjoy themselves. This venue has partnered with four local catering companies that provide all meals and bar services for events here. There are a number of catering and rental plans available for weddings, often with additional options to customize your personal package.

History

Located just outside Old Louisville, the city’s historic district, The Henry Clay fits in seamlessly with its surroundings. The building dates back to 1924, when it was established as an extravagant Elks Lodge. It served as a hotel for decades throughout the middle of the century and subsequently accommodated the Young Women’s Christian Association before falling into disrepair. In 2005, the building was purchased and restored to its former splendor.

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Grand Ballroom reception
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Intricate table settings
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Floral centerpieces
Accent lighting
Accent lighting
Elegant place settings
Elegant place settings
Courtyard embrace
Courtyard embrace
Ballroom ceremony
Ballroom ceremony
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Whimsical details
Stained glass ceiling
Stained glass ceiling
White accents
White accents
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Wedding cake
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Table setup with centerpiece
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Simple and chic
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Reciting vows
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Elegant second floor atrium
Reception area
Reception area
Romantic ambiance
Romantic ambiance
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Long table set-up
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Entrance
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Reception area
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Reception area
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Table setup with centerpiece
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Reception area
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Reception area
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Table setup with centerpiece
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Just off the 4th floor near the Beaux Arts Ballroom is a lovely outdoor courtyard that is perfect...
Just off the 4th floor near the Beaux Arts Ballroom is a lovely outdoor courtyard that is perfect...
The Italian lights will brighten the courtyard up as the sun sets to still give you great...
The Italian lights will brighten the courtyard up as the sun sets to still give you great...
Since The Henry Clay is an inner city location, photo opportunities lie within the back alley...
Since The Henry Clay is an inner city location, photo opportunities lie within the back alley...
The lobby of the Henry Clay boasts original stained glass and classic 1920's architecture. Whether...
The lobby of the Henry Clay boasts original stained glass and classic 1920's architecture. Whether...
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The Hospitality Suite
Our exclusive caterer, The Silver Spoon, does an amazing job with table settings. Your guests are...
Our exclusive caterer, The Silver Spoon, does an amazing job with table settings. Your guests are...
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25 Reviews for The Henry Clay

Recommended by 85% of couples


4.3 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.4
  • Professionalism 4.3
  • Flexibility 4.1
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.2
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    Krystia Dodge · Married on 04/27/2019

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    Outstanding

    As a wedding planner you always want the day to go off on point. The Henry Clay provided just that. Ally was fabulous and cooperative. Our day of person was Kim. She was there to handle any issue or question we had. She pitched in to help where and when needed. I would highly recommend Ally and her staff of the Henry Clay for your event needs!!! They were the best!

    Sent on 08/05/2019
  • User4258335 · 2+ years ago

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    The Ballroom and South Room are 2 of the prettiest rooms in Louisville! Everything was perfect and we couldn't thank Leigh at The Henry Clay and everyone at The Silver Spoon enough for making our daughter's Wedding "the best day of our lives!"

    Sent on 07/16/2015

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The Henry Clay 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? $ 3,550.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Set Up, Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 12
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Hotel
  • 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? Accommodations, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Furniture, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • Highland Chamber Players String Quartet
    Highland Chamber Players String Quartet Wedding Musicians

    The Henry Clay epitomizes elegance and grandeur. The combination of so many different rooms of varying sizes allows events and weddings of any size to fit into an appropriate space. We love the great acoustics available in the Fourth floor wedding venue!

  • The Company Band
    The Company Band Wedding Bands

    We absolutely LOVE the stage at the Henry Clay! If you are considering a live band at your wedding reception, this is the place! The wooden floors, high ceilings, and HUGE stage make for a great party!

  • Events 4 U
    Events 4 U Wedding Planners

    Such an elegant venue. Love the space. Staff is wonderful and their preferred caterers are awesome.

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  • 604 S. Third Street Louisville, KY, 40202 See on map
    502-804-5485 (Phone number)
    5024156034 (Other Phone Number)
    5025849414 (Fax Number)

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