Where can I find a bourbon experience location to have a company meeting and reception?
The Bourbon District is a great place to hold your next event. Here are just a few of the fantastic options you have available in Downtown Louisville.
Repurposed Downtown Event Space
Approximately 20,000 square feet of temporary, pop-up, or short-term activation space to revitalize an underutilized vacant lot under a historic facade.
As with many cities comparable to the size of Louisville surface parking and underutilized vacant lots offer a unique opportunity to provide great walkable environments for Downtown and surrounding areas. Through the Repurposed initiative, we are exploring creative ways to re-vitalize these vacant and underutilized spaces by creating low-cost investments that activate the space instantly and simply.
The idea focuses on the city as the ultimate user interface, where the community can not only enjoy unique spaces but experiment with the city. This invites us to begin a dialog about how our community can re-bolster the current locations as well as the multitude of surface lots and underutilized spaces in Louisville.
Each project will be a temporary, pop-up, or short-term initiative to illustrate the economic potential and benefit of incrementally activating current unproductive spaces while creating a more vibrant Downtown that can more quickly realize the City’s latent potential.
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company is located on 120 North 10th Street in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky, at the center of one of Louisville’s newest emerging scenes bursting with culture and liveliness. The Peerless Distillery is a renovated 130-year old building full of character, southern charm, and modern amenities. The distillery offers a unique private event space with the perfect atmosphere for both formal and casual affairs. We welcome you to host your next business meeting, networking event, wedding reception, or unique experience in our private space. Enjoy the added history and passion behind the finest Kentucky bourbon.
The Finishing Room at Angel’s Envy
We’re incredibly proud to open our new distillery up to the world, and we want you to share it for all of your special events and occasions. You and your guests can tour the first fully operational distillery on Main Street Louisville and enjoy an exclusive whiskey experience unlike any other.
The Finishing Room offers beautiful Louisville views and a unique atmosphere for gatherings and cocktail receptions. Our bar was designed by our Whiskey Guardians (an expert group of bartenders and mixologists), and our one-of-a-kind tasting log is so massive that the floor underneath was specially reinforced to accommodate its weight. Not to mention, our whiskeys are exceptional as well. The individual elements come together to create a distinct and memorable space for any special event.
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
Whether you’re planning a dinner for 10 or a cocktail reception for 100, our spaces are flexible.
THE SPEAKEASY ROOM
Enter through a safe door and step back in time to the Age of Prohibition. This “hidden” venue isn’t very secret—but it will have everyone talking. No password is required.
Our urban-chic loft space is open and airy, with exposed brick and floor-to-ceiling windows. You’ll find barrel staves and bottle chandeliers at the bar, and plenty of space to sit or mingle. It’s the perfect location for a cocktail reception, happy hour, networking event, and more.
BLACK LABEL CONFERENCE ROOM
Looking for something polished and professional? Our executive suite exudes modern style, with leather furnishings, black walnut paneling, and a view of Main Street.
As a guest at George’s Bar, you’ll take a step back in time. Not only because you’re in the same building where George himself worked and Brown-Forman began, but because this is where our family tells its story. From the photographs that line the walls, each picture tells its own chapter. Experience craft cocktails created especially for the expression represented, or sit back with a flight and explore the family of Old Forester whiskey.
The Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®
Located on downtown Louisville’s historic West Main Street, we offer one of the most unique venues in the area for private special events and meetings. Our beautiful Rooftop Garden features seasonal blooming flowers and boasts picturesque views of the Ohio River, while our Fourth Floor Loft accommodates an impressive 360 people (seated) in a unique loft-style space.
Groups throw parties in our magnificent Great Hall, while businesses often conduct meetings in our Fourth Floor Board Room. The Speakeasy is a perfect option for smaller gatherings and cocktail hours. These spaces are rented out seven days a week for daytime and evening functions, including wedding ceremonies and receptions, charity fundraisers, cocktail parties, high school proms, holiday events, and business lunches.
In addition to introducing thousands of new people to the Frazier Museum, a non-profit organization, Facility Rentals revenue helps support other museum programs by contributing to our annual operating budget.
The Mint on Mellwood
Our newly renovated Louisville event venue has a unique modern industrial feel complete with a three-sided bar/serving area, bourbon barrel bar, spacious windows, and authentic Kentucky art and decor including original betting windows from historic Churchill Downs. The Mint on Mellwood is the perfect Louisville-themed atmosphere for any event.
Conveniently located in Butchertown, one of downtown Louisville’s eccentric, local districts. The Mint on Mellwood is the perfect spot to rent for your next Louisville event!
KFC Yum! Center
Impress your guests with meeting accommodations in Louisville’s state-of-the-art arena when you host your next event at the KFC Yum! Center! With seven lounges and many other flexible spaces that accommodate 20-500+, the KFC Yum! Center has the right space to meet the needs of various meetings including but not limited to:
Corporate gatherings, Breakfast/lunch meetings, Professional Organization Meetings, Mini-Conferences, Job Fairs
Product Showcases, Holiday parties, Fundraisers
Whether you’re hosting a plated banquet, a tasting event with various stations or a simple lunch buffet, our in-house food and beverage partner, Centerplate, will collaborate with you to craft a catering menu that is sure to wow your guests.
Whiskey Row Lofts Events
Whiskey Row Lofts Events offers 3 unique urban chic special event spaces and amenities for events ranging from business seminars to small weddings.
Recent renovation of these grand buildings preserved 14′-16′ high ceilings, 11′ tall windows, exposed brick, and many other unique architectural marvels and amenities. Host your theatrical presentation, your stylish cocktail party, or your intimate gathering in an updated historic gem. Have a private soiree before or after games or concerts at the KFC Yum! Center.
Two of the spaces, The Georgian and The Gallery, have been restored with detailed molding, original wood floors, tall doors, oversized windows, and a beautiful corridor in between, featuring original tile floors and the building’s signature element, the Grand Stair. Both are great rooms for receptions, cocktail parties or rehearsal dinners, among many functions.
Baron’s Theater is an impressive setting for performances, presentations, lectures, or small wedding ceremonies. Set up as a theater, the tiered seating, stage, and backstage area provide a great layout for any type of performance or production.
O’Sheas on Whiskey Row
Patrick O’Shea’s in downtown Louisville has three Private and one Semi-Private Event Spaces located on historic Whiskey Row. We can accommodate events ranging in size from 10 to 800 guests. Our unique and beautiful spaces can be customized for use for a variety of event types and themes. We take great pride in offering both you and your guests a truly special experience. And best of all, our dedicated, knowledgeable Events Staff will gladly take care of all of your needs with kind smiles and enthusiastic effort, allowing you to relax and enjoy your event with your guests. You will feel like one of the O’Shea’s Family from the moment you walk through our doors!
A gorgeous series of 5 rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, beautiful wood flooring, elegantly high ceilings and views of the KFC Yum! Center and Plaza and the Second Street bridge. Perfect for fundraising events, small wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, or corporate trainings. Can be divided into 2 spaces for smaller events.
The Barrel Room
Our signature private dining experience. The Barrel Room offers a stunning backdrop for VIP tastings, dinners, exclusive events and special occasions.
Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen
Host your next event at Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen! Treat your guests to a one of a kind experience with an award-winning menu and over 200 Kentucky Bourbons. Our private space can accommodate up to 44 people comfortably. You may also rent out half or the entire venue for up to 250 people! Great for Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, weddings and your professional business meeting. See y’all soon!
Doc’s Bourbon Room
As an upscale extension of Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar, we invite you to elevate your eventing with a bourbon experience at Doc’s Bourbon Room. Our bourbon room and lounge features a selection of more than 2,000 bourbon and whiskey varieties that rotate often to ensure guests have the opportunity to taste some of the most coveted bottles in the world. Also, serving southern style breakfast.