Outdoor Kentucky Wedding Venues

Getting married in Kentucky? We have some fantastic outdoor Kentucky wedding venues surrounding the Lexington area.

Castle & Key Distillery | Frankfort, KY

One of the best parts about living in Kentucky is that there is a variety of places with rich history that have been turned into modern event spaces — and Castle & Key Distillery Wedding Venue is by far one of the best. Originally founded in the 1800s, the authentic limestone castle at this venue is a stunning piece of architecture that can make any couple feel like royalty on their wedding day. We love the updates they have done to the place but that they still kept the medieval vibe.

Also on site are gardens and gazebos, which are all top-notch choices for an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception. The grounds are absolutely stunning and they are prefect for portraits or family photos. And one of the best parts about this place? It’s only a half an hour’s drive from Lexington!

The Glenlary Estate

With over 80 acres of bluegrass, grazing horses, and and view, this serene outdoor wedding venue option is sure to please. Located in Paris, Kentucky you’ll be “just far enough” away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This venue is a favorite of mine in Kentucky. I love the all white manor surrounding by forever greens of grass and tress!

If you’d like to stay the night, accommodations for up to 19 are available, perfect after a long day of celebrating!

The Glenlary Estate is perfect for small, intimate weddings, but if you have  large guest count you can also do tented weddings. Can you imagine an all white tent covered in lights on that property? Dreamy!

For more info, visit The Glenlary Estate Website.

The Kentucky Castle | Versailles, KY

Previously known as CastlePost, this gorgeous outdoor Kentucky wedding venue is by far one of the most elegant and upscale wedding venues in the state, and another great indoor/outdoor option. The Kentucky Castle Wedding Venue looks like it’s straight out of a European castle magazine, complete with tall, stone-covered walls outside and luxurious decor in every room. Picture yourself dancing with the love of your life underneath vaulted ceilings during your reception, right after a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the roof (one of their most popular ceremony spots)! It’s not a favorite of mine, but if a castle wedding is your dream, this is the place!

Walnut Way Farm | Shelbyville, KY

Another outdoor Kentucky wedding venue worth considering just outside of Lexington is the Walnut Way Farm. It’s the perfect mix of Southern elegance, rustic style and an organic setting. For ceremony and reception options, couples have the choice of a barn, lakeside lawn or garden — all of which offer tons of natural light and beautiful backdrops for an upscale country wedding. My favorite reception option they offer is lakeside and garden!


Getting married in Kentucky? Reach out to Roots Floral Design!

Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a truly romantic wedding! Roots Floral Design also provides flowers for newly engaged couples in Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

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