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!
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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
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Front of the Building
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.
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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.
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- Bridal Suite
- Set Up
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- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
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- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does The Henry Clay offer for wedding events?
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Liability Insurance
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
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