Kentucky is a beautiful state to host a wedding. The rolling hills and inviting countryside offers an abundance of romantic and scenic settings that are simply perfect for celebrating love.
Some of the most popular venue types in the area are barns, stables and farms — but not just your typical rustic event space, either.
If you dream of having an elegant wedding ceremony and reception, but still want a warm and welcoming vibe, then you're in luck! Check out the list below for our favorite barn wedding venues in Kentucky to have a celebration that is both timeless and fun.
It's not too often that a farm can be described as luxurious, but it's definitely fitting for a place like Ashbourne Farms.
These wedding experts pay close attention to every detail of their event space: from the "pristine landscaping" to the elegant decor inside the barn, and everything in between.
Although located in the bluegrass countryside with panoramic views, Ashbourne is also a short drive away from Louisville, making it a great place for those who want an outdoor setting near a major city.
To top it off, you'll have access to over 15,000 square feet of indoor reception space, the Bridal House and Groom's Loft for getting ready, and a culinary team making farm-to-table food your guests will love!
If you're looking for a great barn wedding venue centrally located between Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN, then you'll definitely want to consider Highland Stables.
This 165-acre family farm isn't just cozy, it's extremely spacious — even on the inside. With over 25,000 square feet, you have room to invite up to 650 guests for a covered indoor event!
You'll also have the chance to utilize several of their top perks: private bridal and groom's lounges, a fire pit and patio, an outdoor pergola, on-site venue coordinator and a whole lot more.
For a location closer to Lexington, head on over to Polo Barn at Saxony Farm, a family-owned thoroughbred horse farm! One of the best characteristics of this wedding venue is the abundance of trees, providing ample shade even for a mid-summer outdoor ceremony.
But you'll also have the option to choose from a handful of indoor event spaces to match the style and aesthetic you dream of. Polo Barn is quaint, intimate, and charming!
While your at it, be sure to check out Emily & John's Lexington Kentucky Wedding at the Polo Barn at Saxony Farm!
If you love a place with a lot of history, the Round Barn Stable of Memories should definitely be on your list of wedding venue options. Built in 1882, the barn has gone from being a place to house race horses to a restored museum and event space.
Although a historic four-story barn, the structure has been renovated to accommodate elegant weddings with up to 320 seated guests. And in the center of it all hangs a stunning chandelier that makes the place feel luxurious and warm!
Another top barn wedding venue in Kentucky is located at the historic Warrenwood Manor. Perfect for covered ceremonies and receptions, the barn overlooks beautiful green pastures, giving a nice indoor/outdoor ambiance for your big day.
And you'll also have access to the grounds, where you can walk by the brick cottage, ponds and open fields. Just imagine how elegant your photos will look!
Old Blue Ribbon Farm
Last (but definitely not least!) is the Old Blue Ribbon Farm, which is an elegant estate that dates back to 1835.
The venue includes a tobacco barn in fantastic condition —with the ability to slide all of its panels open! Between the open fields, the charming tree-lined drive up to the farmhouse, and easy access to Louisville and Lexington, you'll love the authentic Kentucky vibe of this place for your wedding day.
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