Kentucky is home to the horse capital of the world, so it’s no surprise that the state has numerous amazing barn wedding venues in Louisville and Lexington, KY. Whether you’re looking for a large farm or a space for a more intimate event, there are lots of Lexington and Louisville wedding venues with rustic flair to choose from for your special day. Our recommendation? Tour a few of these barn wedding venues in person before making your final decision—looking at photos online is great, but doesn’t tell the whole story.
Check out these 11 barn wedding venues in Louisville and Lexington, KY and find the spot for your big day.
Red River Gorge Retreats
Located in Slade, this rustic venue features several spots for country weddings and celebrations. You can host your ceremony in the open fields, wooden barn, or the big house with panoramic views. Larger events of up to 175 guests may be hosted in the reception barn, while smaller events of up to 75 guests may be hosted in the Big House, with ceremonies held in the woods. This is an all-inclusive venue, so catering, rentals, parking, and more are included—plus there’s on-site lodging so you can stay with your nearest and dearest during your wedding weekend.
The Barn at Cedar Grove
If you’re looking for a historic barn wedding venue in the Louisville or Lexington, KY area, this is the place. The 100-year-old barn is set on 200 acres of property in Greensburg, located 90 minutes south of Louisville. The barn can host events of up to 230 guests, and there are several scenic spots for outdoor ceremonies. The Barn at Cedar Grove can not only provide basic rentals like tables and chairs, but also has décor items such as vintage church pews, crystal chandeliers, antique sofas, and more to make your wedding day uniquely your own. There’s also a bride’s cottage and groom’s room for all of your pre-wedding activities.
Sunset Ridge Farm Weddings & Events
This barn wedding venue located east of Lexington features one of our favorite ceremony spots—a totally romantic open-air wedding chapel. You can also host your ceremony near the pristine pond, in a forest, beside a babbling brook, or in the barn. Receptions are typically held inside the barn (complete with crystal chandeliers and a cedar staircase), outdoors, or in a tent on the property. This venue also boasts the rustic-chic Wilderness Lodge which has room for 18 guests to stay overnight—and there’s a pool for a unique after-party setting. Sunset Ridge Farm can accommodate weddings of up to 250 guests, and you may choose your own caterer for your event.
You’ll totally swoon over this rustic barn wedding venue located just 30 minutes south of Lexington, KY. This 172-acre farm features a beautiful patio with panoramic views, plus a variety of scenic photo ops on the property, especially the sunsets seen from the tree-lined road. The former agricultural barn can host weddings of up to 300 guests, and you’ll have access to the space from Friday through Sunday of your wedding weekend, allowing ample time for setup and breakdown—and to host your rehearsal dinner on premises, if desired.
Bluegrass Wedding Barn
Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State, so it’s clear to see why this barn wedding venue near Lexington is the ultimate Kentucky wedding venue. The 76-acre horse farm features panoramic views of the scenic countryside as well as several spaces for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. With space for up to 300 guests, this Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue includes a truly magical outdoor ceremony spot, as well as the climate-controlled reception barn featuring crystal chandeliers, a covered porch, and more. This venue offers full event planning and design, rentals, lighting, and more to make your planning process easy and stress-free.
The Round Barn Stable of Memories
Want to get married in one of Lexington’s most treasured landmarks? Look no further than this four-story barn, which was first built for the Red Mile Racetrack but is now a beloved museum and events venue. You’ll love the barn’s unique circular design, as well as the indoor balcony, drapery, chandelier, and more. This venue can accommodate about 300 guests for a seated dinner, and more for a cocktail-style reception. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue is all-inclusive, and rentals such as tables, chairs, and dinnerware can be provided. Your guests will love the convenient location, especially if they’re visiting Lexington for the first time!
The Polo Barn at Saxony
We love how this Lexington barn wedding venue combines rustic charm with classic elegance. The scenic outdoor ceremony space is bordered by mature trees and offers views of the rolling hills and grazing horses (yes, there are horses here!). Receptions may be held in the 38-stall polo barn, which features impressive 60-foot vaulted ceilings and can accommodate up to 250 guests for a reception. You can also host your wedding in a tent on the property if desired. There’s also a cottage and “man cave” for all of your getting-ready fun—and a new guest house for those who want to stay on premises for the weekend.
Talon Winery & Vineyards
Can’t decide between a vineyard and a barn wedding venue in the Louisville and Lexington, KY area? Well, at Talon Winery & Vineyards in Lexington, you can have both! This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue has two main event spaces, the Ca’Barn’et Barn and the Monarch Pavilion. The 4,800 square foot barn is climate controlled, overlooks a serene pond, and can host up to 250 guests. There’s also a stunning arbor for outdoor ceremonies. The Monarch Pavilion is almost entirely outdoors, with a small covered area, and can host up to 250 guests, as well. The vineyard itself is truly breathtaking and offers some spectacular backdrops for wedding portraits.
This barn wedding venue located a few hours from both Louisville and Lexington is rustic with a boho-chic twist. The Columbia venue was first built in 1952 and has two event spaces to choose from, both outdoor and indoor, and can host events of up to 200 guests. You can choose your own caterer for your event, and the venue offers space for rehearsal dinners, as well.
This Danville venue effortlessly combines the elegance of a historic home with the rustic vibes of a barn wedding venue. Warrenwood Manor is ideal for smaller events of up to 180 guests. The historic home is ideal for smaller events, while the recently-renovated barn can host larger events. You can hold your ceremony outdoors in a variety of settings, and will love taking portraits around the 100-acre property with its abundant Southern charm.
AshWood on Antioch Barn
Located just 10 minutes from Downtown Lexington, this affordable barn wedding venue is set on 460 acres of property and can accommodate both wedding ceremonies and receptions. There’s room for up to 200 guests here, and the venue is pet-friendly. You can host your ceremony outdoors, with a reception following inside the barn, which comes complete with elegant light fixtures, tall ceilings, and exposed beams. Along with the usual rentals like tables and chairs, this venue can also provide rentals and details such as vintage church pews for your ceremony, hay bales, and fire pits.