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The Thoroughbred Center

Lexington, KY View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
69 reviews
$3k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$3k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Nestled in the heart of the Bluegrass, The Thoroughbred Center offers three unique wedding venues as well as a 920 seat theater.

Stableview Hall - Seats 300 - Indoors

Stableview Hall is an indoor ceremony and reception space. It seats 300 people and features: exposed rafters, whitewashed brick walls, an 8'x8' chalkboard wall, concrete floors, industrial garage doors, ceiling accent lights, reclaimed barn wood, bridal suites on-site, heating, prep kitchen, and an open catering policy.

The Horseman's Lounge - Seats 125 - Indoors

The Horseman's Lounge is an indoor ceremony and reception space. It seats 125 people and features: hardwood floors, accent chandelier, 10' grand fireplace, heat and A/C, prep kitchen, and an open catering policy.

The Paddock - Accommodates 200 - Outdoors

The Paddock is an outdoor ceremony and reception space. It accommodates up to 200 people and features: whimsical archway entrance, 19th century inspired street lamps, wishing well, scenic view of rolling pastures, bridal suites on-site, prep kitchen, and an open catering policy.

The Pavilion - Accommodates 920 - Indoors

The Pavilion, our 920 seat theater, was originally built as a home for Thoroughbred auctions. It is now the perfect spot for charity galas and auctions, concerts, seminars, and holiday events.

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?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,500

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?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Historic Building
Loft
Mansion

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?

Bar Services
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
July
August
November
December

69 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

16 User photos

  • Nikole
    Nikole W. Married on 11/01/2019
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    Wedding day

    This experience was so amazing because of emily. She helped me through all my questions and was more than accommodating. I loved the Thoroughbred center. It was beautiful the day of the wedding. Emily made decorating the venue so easy and helped with anything we needed.
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    Katherine S. Married on 09/21/2019
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    Emily and Megan were the best

    I cannot say enough great things about these two and the venue in general. From day one they answered all of my questions in a quick manner. They walked me through the entire process and were with us all weekend through decorating the main event and clean up. Emily even stood in the bridal suite with me and helped calm my nerves right before I walked down the aisle. They went above and beyond in every aspect. The venue if beautiful and made for great pictures.
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    Pauline Married on 06/21/2019
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    Caring staff

    Working with Emily and Megan and their team has been a super experience. They work very hard to ensure that you have nothing short of a wonderful day and do so with a smile on their faces. It is obvious they love doing what they do and the fun they have doing it!

Awards

  • 69
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Heather & Austin
    32 photos · 08/22/2020

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Bayou Bluegrass Catering Bayou Bluegrass Catering Wedding Caterers

Classic Lexington venue with great spaces!

Blessed Events by Mel Blessed Events by Mel Wedding Planners

I love this place!! I have had a couple different events at this venue and I have never been treated so well. They are very attentive and the location is perfect for all events. Love having events here- Amy is the best!

WandaWerks Entertainment WandaWerks Entertainment Wedding DJs

This is a wonderful venue for any event!!

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Map

3380 Paris Pike Lexington, KY, 40511
859-293-1853

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
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The Thoroughbred Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Thoroughbred Center?

The Thoroughbred Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Thoroughbred Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Thoroughbred Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At The Thoroughbred Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Thoroughbred Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

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

The space offered by The Thoroughbred Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Historic Building
  • Loft
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Thoroughbred Center for wedding events?

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

What kind of wedding events does The Thoroughbred Center offer?

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

What services does The Thoroughbred Center offer for wedding events?

The Thoroughbred Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Thoroughbred Center have available for wedding events?

The Thoroughbred Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

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

The Thoroughbred Center is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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