Weddings

The Henry Clay

Louisville, KY View map Visit website
Rating 4.3 out of 5
   27 reviews
$2k - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$2k - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Listed on the Top Ten Wedding Venues in the US by Martha Stewart in 2010, The Henry Clay offers two beautiful and unique 1920’s style ballrooms that exude timeless elegance, creating the perfect romantic backdrop for your wedding day! If availability allows, you can pick your favorite ballroom or use one ballroom for the ceremony and the other for the reception. Become a part of our history!

Grand Ballroom:- 2nd Floor Package
The Grand Ballroom is the largest ballroom in Louisville with a stationary stage. The room features time period box seating and 27-foot-tall ceilings lined with the original 1924 chandeliers. The Grand Ballroom is located on the second floor of the Henry Clay and includes the South Room which features mirrored columns, gorgeous hand carved crown molding, decorative wood features and luscious red carpeted floors. Another elegant feature of the 2nd floor is the Atrium overlooking the baby grand piano in the Grand Lobby.

The Atrium showcases original 1924 stained-glass ceiling tiles, wrought iron handrails, original granite floors and is outlined in beautifully ornamented columns. The 2nd floor offers two sets of restrooms and can host intimate weddings and receptions while hosting large parties of 500 plus guests. The Grand Ballroom has featured artists such as Aretha Franklin, Hall & Oats, Allison Kraus, Heuy Lewis and the News, and even notable people like Muhammad Ali and President Obama!

Grand Ballroom- Photo Link

South Room- Photo Link

Beaux Arts Ballroom: 4th Floor Package
The Beaux Arts Ballroom is our second Ballroom located on the 4th Floor. Slightly smaller than the Grand Ballroom, The Beaux Arts (“Bow Arts”) evokes timeless elegance in its grand size and architectural character. Brocade style panels, decorative trim, original stained-glass windows and ceiling tiles, two colossal white columns and sweeping corners all embody romance and intimate stately elegance. 4th floor rentals include the Billiards Room, the Tavern Room and the outdoor Courtyard exclusive to your party. These rooms can serve as areas for a cocktail hour, a small ceremony, or space for bars, food stations and even photo booths.

Exclusive to the Beaux Arts and 4th Floor Rentals is access to our Bridal Suite. Available 10am morning of the wedding, our Bridal Suite includes: a full kitchen, laundry machines, a bathroom with Hollywood beauty lighting, lounging and preparation areas! These amenities are housed in a private area across the hall from the Ballroom for all bride and bridal party preparations. The room is lined in large windows overlooking downtown Louisville, filling the space with ample natural light.

Beaux Arts Ballroom- Photo Link

Courtyard- Photo Link

Bridal Suite- Photo Link

Billiards Room- Photo Link

Tavern Room- Photo Link

Meeting Rooms and Salons- Photo Link

Additional Photo Gallery Links

Front of the Building

Grand Lobby

Atrium

Social Events

Historical Photographs

All Rentals include:

  • Gold Chiavari chairs with ivory cushions
  • 60” round tables

Lodging- The Henry Clay is conveniently connected to Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Louisville.

Onsite Restaurant & Catering- The Henry Clay is connected to 8UP Rooftop Restaurant and Catering.

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?

$3500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

27 Reviews

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Recommended by 86% of couples
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    Caroline Married on 11/14/2020
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    Bride And customer

    Beautiful venue!!! We loved it.
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    Andrea P. Married on 08/29/2020
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    Ally is THE ABSOLUTE BEST! We are currently working with her for our wedding next year. Not only is she very knowledgeable about her work, she is compassionate and friendly. The venue is breathtaking!
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    Elizabeth Married on 11/02/2019
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    Loved this venue

    I knew going into wedding planning I wanted a space with a vintage vibe. I got so much more the just that when I held my wedding at The Henry Clay. Not only is the Beaux Arts Ballroom absolutely gorgeous and well-maintained, we got access to the entire fourth floor for the wedding. This included 2 other large rooms (one of which we used for cocktail hour and one we used to store items for the room flip) and a getting ready suite for the bridal party. The suite includes a mini kitchen, full bathroom (which I used all night) tons of seating, and great natural light for hair and makeup. The bones of the ballroom are historical and beautiful and you can do so much to transform it into your dream!

Awards

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Real Weddings

  • Andrea & Jai
    16 photos · 08/29/2020

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.

Map

604 S. Third Street Louisville, KY, 40202
502-804-5485
502-415-6034
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The Henry Clay frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Henry Clay?

The Henry Clay includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Henry Clay in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Henry Clay for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Henry Clay for wedding events?

The Henry Clay offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Henry Clay offer?

The Henry Clay offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Henry Clay offer for wedding events?

The Henry Clay offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Henry Clay have available for wedding events?

The Henry Clay offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Henry Clay and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Henry Clay is recommended by 88% 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, 4.3 in professionalism, 4.2 in average response time and 4.2 in flexibility.

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