The Henry Clay is an historic wedding venue in Louisville, Kentucky. Established in 1924, this elegant venue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Formerly known as the Elks Lodge, The Henry Clay became a leading hotel in the center downtown from 1930s to1950s. Today, couples looking for a large, stunning venue with a rich history can find it here.
Facilities and Capacity
The Henry Clay can host up to 1,000 people in its various event spaces. Its Grand Ballroom features brocade paneled walls, neoclassical friezes, and sparkling chandeliers. The venue also has a full-sized stage, a hardwood dance floor, and an adjacent South Room with a 1920s glamour mirror, red carpet, and moldings. Boasting twin columns, stained glass windows and ceiling, and peach brocade paneling, the Beaux Arts Ballroom is an impressive room that provides an intimate setting.
The historic venue offers a variety of wedding-related services, as well as event customization for couples with unique preferences. The services they offer include:
Recommended by 84% of couples
Erin · Married on 03/29/2014
The Henry Clay was amazing! I loved the historic details and the food provided by the Silver Spoon was fantastic! The staff and coordination team were very easy to work with and helped my day go smoothly.Sent on 11/24/2015
User4258335 · 2+ years ago
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
Kyle · Married on 08/31/2013
My only complaint was that the bar staff really needs to do a better job of ensuring that underage drinkers dont have access to the alcohol. I understand that someone else could get it for them, but there were times where I saw people underage approach the bar and get served.Sent on 09/20/2013
Otherwise everything else was excellent!
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!
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!
Such an elegant venue. Love the space. Staff is wonderful and their preferred caterers are awesome.