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Reception
$3,300 starting price
Ceremony
$3,300 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
Reception
$3,300 starting price
Ceremony
$3,300 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person

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On WeddingWire since 2024

Walt's Hitching Post is a popular restaurant and private venue space in Ft. Wright, KY, minutes from downtown Cincinnati and CVG Airport. Walt’s sets the stage for couples to host an unforgettable celebration. The building was initially used as a hunting lodge for Western & Southern executives in the early 1900s. In 1942, it was restored and renovated by Walt Ballanger and his wife, who made their mark in the community by serving delicious smokehouse ribs. In 1958, Bill Melton purchased the property and successfully ran the business for 50 years. Today, Walt’s, under new ownership since 2012, continues to welcome people with a unique equestrian theme by preserving Walt's rich history and traditions.

Guests will be in awe at the design of Walt's Hitching Post as it showcases original exposed log walls and a cozy stone fireplace in the main dining room. Outside, the property includes colorful landscaping, Walt’s Rib Smokehouse and stunning entry doors covered with metal overlays. For decades, Walt’s has been adorned with pictures of thoroughbreds, the prized possessions of the late Melton, who also owned a horse farm and raced champion breeds

The renovation in 2012 expanded on the horse theme in an innovative way, paying tribute to the sport that the nation has grown to fondly identify with Kentucky.

Walt’s has four private dining areas for celebrations of any type. Our highlighted private dining area, The Derby Room is the perfect space for an affordable wedding, ideal for an intimate dinner or cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception that can accommodate up to 100+ guests. The room features copper ceiling tiles, a mural of the original Latonia Race Track, Northern Kentucky’s premier racetrack that opened in the 1800s and was open until the Great Depression; luxurious rustic décor; a dance floor; dressing spaces; and a private Jockey Bar with a large screen television and a restored 1940s Bevador cooler that stores the coldest beer in town.

With no site fees, Walt’s offers dinner, buffet or hors d’oeuvres packages with a food and beverage minimum. This includes linens, sound system, WIFI, a full staff and private dining coordinator to assist with every detail. Other additions are audio visual rental and additional décor services.

Whatever you have planned for your big day, you can be sure you will be in good hands at Walts Hitching Post!

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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

$3,300

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

$3,300

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

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

$3,300

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

$3,300

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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?

Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

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

Bartender(s)
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Reviews of Walts Hitching Post

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100% recommend it
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4.4/5 1852 reviews
Amy
Amy C. Sent on 02/29/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Waltz Hitching Post.

Staff was amazing. Venue was beautiful. Everyone went above and beyond to make it a perfect event. The food was INCREDIBLE.
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Jennifer
Jennifer
Event Manager

With more than 30 years experience in the restaurant industry from service standpoint to planning events, I am committed to ensure every detail is covered and every expectation is met for couples celebrating their special day.

I am proud to be a part of the Walt's team since 2017. Like many others, I have celebrated my own milestones here for decades. Being able to help others make lasting memories here is something I am very passionate about.

Walts Hitching Post frequently asked questions

Walts Hitching Post includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Walts Hitching Post includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Walts Hitching Post includes:
  • Bartender(s)
Walts Hitching Post is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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