The Olmsted

3701 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 Map · Phone number
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About The Olmsted

The Olmstead is a historic wedding venue in Louisville, Kentucky, located on an 81-acre site that was once home to the Masonic Homes of Kentucky. Constructed from 1925 to 1927, this venue was designed by Joseph and Joseph, an architectural firm, who arranged the plan so the building was located on the outer edge of the property. The dining hall is located at the center of the property since, way back then, it was the hub for the activities of every occupant. The plan for The Olmstead was later developed by the Olmstead Brothers firm, who specialized in preserving natural areas.

Facilities and Capacity
The Olmstead has three event spaces (ranging from indoor to uncovered outdoor) than can accommodate a maximum of 600 guests. Johnson Hall (the dining hall) sat nearly vacant from the 80s to the late 90s, but has now hosted over 1000 families in addition to the rest of The Olmstead’s facilities. Enjoy your wedding in this beautiful, historic location, complete with tree-lined driveways and two large, open, grassy areas.

Services Offered
The Olmstead provides couples with space for ceremonies and receptions, and has ample parking and wheelchair access for you and your guests. Services include clean-up, event planning, in-house bar, in-house catering, lighting/sound, outside vendors, and set-up. In addition to a dance floor, couples can choose from a variety of event rentals to add to their day:

  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

Cuisine
While dinners are available for couples at The Olmstead, you can also choose to have breakfast/brunch in the dining hall. Servers are able to cater meals that come in buffet, plated, and station styles, and hors d’oeuvres and dessert are available to complement your dishes. Cake cutting services can be provided and outside cakes are permitted. Cocktail receptions and tastings are also available. The in-house bar at The Olmstead can be limited or open and comes complete with bartenders who can serve:

  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
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24 Reviews for The Olmsted

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Tiffany Miller · Married on 06/15/2019

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    Beautiful!

    We had our reception at the Olmsted a few weeks ago and it did not disappoint! It was beautiful and gave a very classy feel to the reception. I worked mostly with the event coordinator, Jeri, and she was able to capture everything that I ever wanted! She was flexible, quick to respond, and willing to meet whenever I wanted. If you're looking for a wonderful and beautiful venue with amazing food, you've found it!

    Sent on 07/01/2019
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    Ami · Married on 03/03/2019

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    Perfect...even from half a country away!

    Jeri, Claire, Sherlon and the rest of the staff at The Olmsted are amazing! We planned our wedding from Colorado and we are so grateful for how flexible and helpful everyone at the Olmsted was in the process. Even from 2000 miles away Jeri and Claire could see my vision and helped me put it into action. And, as would be expected, the food was phenomenal. Trust me, you won’t find all these included services, at this reasonable a price, and delivered with such enthusiasm as you will at The Olmsted. Each staff member we interacted with was friendly, helpful, and provided a personal level of service you don’t regularly enjoy. Thank you, all of you, for a wonderfully perfect wedding experience!

    Sent on 04/16/2019
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    Elizabeth · Married on 02/10/2017

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    Awesome venue. Absolutely beautiful!

    Sent on 02/28/2017

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The Olmsted 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? $ 1,200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,200.00
  • 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? $ 700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 700.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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3 Endorsements

  • Classical Choice
    Classical Choice Wedding Musicians

    The Olmsted is a beautiful historic and premier location for weddings and events. Classical Choice has enjoyed playing for weddings at this wonderful venue.

  • Clagett Photography
    Clagett Photography Wedding Photographers

    We love shooting at the Olmsted! The staff is always accommodating and welcoming; they bend over backwards to help us do our jobs. We're excited every time we hear that we'll be working with them again!

  • The Bridal Suite of Louisville
    The Bridal Suite of Louisville Wedding Dresses

    One of Louisville's historic, and beautiful wedding locations!

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  • 3701 Frankfort Avenue Louisville, Kentucky, 40206 See on map
    5028997670 (Phone number)

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