At Keeneland the rolling hills of the Bluegrass meet stunning, manicured grounds at this legendary racetrack, where each of the nine different on-site wedding venues are filled with historic, rustic ambiance. A national landmark in the “Horse Capital of the World,” (there are more than 450 horse farms in the area!), guests will experience the unrivaled hospitality the South is known for and the splendor of a locale in the heart of the Bluegrass—with lush, aesthetic backdrops seemingly made for the occasion.

Welcome your wedding guests in for a drink on the exquisite Clubhouse Lawn, dripping with Southern charm and elegance. Overflowing with Kentucky sunshine, wedding parties can get the rare chance to capture photos bathed in natural light right alongside the historic track. With many of the venues offering indoor + outdoor space along with surreal panoramic views of the grounds, you can’t go wrong in choosing a ceremony spot. Keene Place Mansion, an opulent structure originally built in 1805, is one of the oldest buildings on the property and a hidden gem, radiating a warmth that makes guests feel instantly welcomed and at home. Take photos in front of the Georgian-style white columns for a distinctive look, exuding timeless sophistication. For those looking for authentic country charm in their venue, the Show Barn is a stunning, open-air space that provides a one-of-a-kind feel that will not soon be forgotten by guests. Couples can lean into the quintessentially Kentucky-feel of the space or change up the table settings and décor to completely transform it into their something totally their own.

For Instagram-worthy wedding menus, couples can work hand-in-hand with Executive Chef Marc Therrien, who creates custom wedding menus for each individual couple and experiments with novel ingredients, always incorporating locally-sourced produce. With 25 years of experience in the industry, couples can rest assured they are in the best hands for this monumental occasion. Some of his mouthwatering creations—including southern-comfort-style favorites prepared with his signature cutting-edge gourmet flair—include bourbon-brined grilled chicken, caramel apple cheesecake and vanilla and cinnamon bread pudding. Couples can expect perfectly plated entrees and decadent desserts, crafted impeccably to their specific tastes. Working hand-in-hand with the hospitality team that expertly pulls of large-scale events year after year—every detail is planned out for a seamless execution that will put you completely at ease when the special day finally arrives.

Images provided by (from top to bottom, left to right): Bobbi and Mike Photography, The Malicotes, Lesle Mitchell Photography, Sarah Jane Photography

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