Gardencourt is proud to be Louisville's premiere wedding venue offering unique, one of a kind meeting facilities, wedding and reception sites, and selections of catering cuisine to meet both the professional and social entertaining needs of our community.
Built in 1906, today this classic three-story Beaux Arts home is owned by the Louisville Seminary and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The first floor contains more than 4,000 square feet of space available for rental by members of the Seminary community or general public for weddings, conferences, retreats, and social gatherings. From small meetings to full-scale wedding ceremonies and receptions, your event expectations will be met with complete satisfaction.
The rich woodwork and marble fireplaces lend warmth to breakfast, luncheon, and dinner meetings. The high ceilings and carved grand staircase provide a perfect backdrop for weddings, receptions, and special occasions.
Outdoors, at the heart of the fourteen-acre estate, which overlooks Cherokee Park, are the formal rose gardens, colonnade, pool and arbors created by the Olmsted Brothers, son and stepson of Fredrick Law Olmsted. Spring, summer, and fall, this idyllic setting is available to hosts who wish to welcome their guest alfresco.
Rental Information & Fees
The terms and conditions listed here reflect the Administration's desire to make the Seminary's facilities available to persons within the Seminary as well as outside community members and businesses.
Seminary academic classes and programming have first priority on the scheduling of space prior to May 31, each calendar year. On the first business day of June each calendar year, reservations for use of Seminary facilities will be opened to the outside community for the following calendar year.
Lessees of Gardencourt and Caldwell Chapel are strongly encouraged to have all unvaccinated/vaccinated guests wear a facial mask. It is ultimately the Lessee’s responsibility for determining who of their guests are vaccinated or not and to effectively communicate and enforce safety information regarding Covid-19 precautions. It is suggested that the Lessee retain a list of each guest’s vaccination status for tracking purposes. Louisville Seminary will provide a hand sanitizer station at the entrances of each building and will be continuing to take the appropriate Covid-19 cleaning precautions. This is subject to change.
Click on the link below to view Gardencourt's Lease Terms & Conditions, building floor plan, seating capacities, and rental fees.
Gardencourt Rental Information
Your On-Campus Dining Options
No matter your taste and preference, the Seminary’s preferred caterers can create delightfully inspired menus tailored to your desires in one of our many private dining facilities located in Gardencourt.
The preffered caterer list below consists of the following vendors who have been approved to provide catering services on the campus of Louisville Seminary:
Bristol Catering - Ms. Emilie Pfeiffer
(502) 584-3663 / www.bristolcatering.com
Divinity Fine Catering - Danni Waldridge
(502) 893-7069 / LetsEat@DivinityFineCatering.com
Kingsley Meats & Catering - Janet Williams
(502) 459-7585 / kingsleymeatsandcatering.com
Ladyfinger’s Catering - Ms. Lea Rhea
(502) 245-7734 / www.ladyfingersinc.com
Mirabelle Gourmet Catering - Mr. Greg Guiot
(502) 533-5264 / www.mirabellecatering.org
Morris Deli Catering - Ms. Cindy Lewis
(502) 458-1668 / www.morrisdelicatering.com
Wiltshire Panty - Ms. Susan Hershberg
(502) 581-8560 / www.wiltshirepantry.com
We encourage you to contact one of our preferred caterers at your earliest convenience to discuss menu options and pricing for your upcoming event.
Please Note: One of our four preferred caterers must supply all food and beverages required for events being held in Gardencourt. Event Host(s) and their guests are prohibited from bringing food and/or beverages of any kind into Gardencourt.
Once you have visited Gardencourt we think you will agree that it's a beautiful location, secluded, yet near downtown Louisville, and will meet your standards. Please contact the Marketing & Special Events Department to learn more about Gardencourt and arrange for an introductory tour.
(502) 992-9350 Fax