10 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Kentucky

Are you planning an outdoor spring or summer wedding in Kentucky? If you have yet to find the perfect wedding venue for your big day, there are some drop-dead gorgeous options to choose from.

Take a look at the following list of the best outdoor wedding venues in Kentucky for great ideas to get you inspired!

1. Richwood on the River | Milton, Kentucky

The Richwood on the River is a gorgeous venue located on 117 acres of beautiful scenery. One of the best perks of this location is that you can have up to 40 of your wedding guests stay on the property overnight in the mansion, cottage houses or luxury carriage house apartments!

2. The Round Barn Stable of Memories | Lexington, Kentucky

For a simpler, classic country look and feel, the Round Barn is an adorable wedding venue! The barn itself was built in the late 1880s, and is a beautiful landmark to have as a ceremony backdrop. The barn houses a chandelier and a second floor overlook for wedding receptions.

3. Bluegrass Wedding Barn | Danville, Kentucky

Looking for a beautiful barn to have an elegant, country style wedding? The Bluegrass Wedding Barn at the Spring Clover Farm is less than an hour from Lexington and overs a beautiful, natural setting to say your “I dos.”

4. Cave Hill Vineyard & Winery | Eubank, Kentucky

Whether you’re a big fan of wine or you simply love the romantic look of vineyards, this is a great venue option for you! The location also offers an outdoor gazebo for ceremonies and a 3200 square foot pavilion for receptions.

5. The GlenLary Estate | Paris, Kentucky

For the ultimate experience in southern elegance, the GlenLary Estate is the perfect wedding venue. From a classic mansion and barn, to over 80 acres of rolling hills, there are countless backdrops and settings for a truly romantic outdoor wedding!

6. The Inn at Oneonta | Melbourne, Kentucky

Another beautiful option for an outdoor wedding is the Inn at Oneonta. Most couples have a ceremony by the lake, which is a lovely backdrop during your vows and for great photographs!

7. Blackacre State Nature Preserve | Louisville, Kentucky

Blackacre is not only a stunning venue, but also provides couples a truly unique outdoor experience for a country wedding. It includes over 270-acres and is only a half hour away from downtown Louisville with a few distinct options for ceremonies and receptions.

8. The Kentucky Castle | Versailles, Kentucky

Want to feel like nothing less than royalty on your big day? This venue is for you! The Kentucky Castle was inspired by some of the most gorgeous castles in Europe and has become a luxurious bed and breakfast like no other in Kentucky.

9. Lost River Cave | Bowling Green, Kentucky

I’m sure you’ve always dreamed of getting married at a…cave? If you’re hoping to find something truly out of the ordinary, the Lost River Cave is a great outdoor option in Kentucky. The reception location is one of the largest cave entrances in the US and includes a beautiful chandelier — combining elegance with natural beauty!

10. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens | Crestwood, Kentucky

Last but definitely not least is one of my favorite venues in Kentucky: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens! This place is a florist’s dream — unique and rare plants combined with beautiful architecture offers a truly romantic ambiance that’s hard to find!

Add Stunning Flowers to a Beautiful Outdoor Wedding

The perfect combination of color and foliage can make your special day stand out in a unique way everyone will remember for years to come. Hire a premier florist in Kentucky to create your dream outdoor wedding! Reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant and romantic bouquets, centerpieces and more!

  1. Sariah says:

    My cousin is finally engaged and I am to be her wedding planner. She dreams of a country wedding and good thing your article mentions the best wedding venues. Now, I can carefully select which venue will best suit her taste. Thanks!

  2. Mike says:

    Thanks for putting together this great list! The venues sound lovely. Your descriptions are helpful, thank you.

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