Gardencourt

Gardencourt is proud to be Louisville's premiere wedding avenue 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.

The first floor contains more than 40,000 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 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.

Event Planners are available to facilitate your event planning needs and offer personalized service, flexibility and total committment to ensure the success of each event.

Rental Fees

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First Floor/Garden (9 hours)
Includes: 3 hours setup, 5 hours Event, 1 hour takedown
Rooms: Norton Room, Anderson Room, Brown Room, Hundley Hall, Great Hall, South Lawn, Rose Gardens
Cost: $2,600.00

First Floor (6 hours)
Includes: 2 hours setup, 3 hours Event, 1 hour takedown
Rooms: Norton Room, Anderson Room, Brown Room, Hundley Hall, Great Hall
Cost: $2,200.00

Gardens/Great Hall (6 hours)
Includes: 2 hours setup, 3 hours Event, 1 hour takedown
Rooms: Great Hall, South Lawn, Rose Gardens
Cost: $2,200.00

Individual Room Rentals (6 hours)
Includes: 2 hours setup, 3 hours Event, 1 hour takedown
Hundley Hall: $900.00
Anderson Room: $700.00
Brown Room: $500.00
Norton Room: $500.00

Please note:
Any room rental allows your guests’ access to the South Lawn and Rose Gardens but does not allow you exclusive use (e.g. setting up tables and chairs or actually holding your event outdoors). To use the South Lawn or Rose Gardens exclusively you would be required to rent them.

Maximum Capacity - Gardencourt First Floor

RoomRoom SizeSeated Dinner (Tables of 10)Seated Dinner (Tables of 8)Chairs OnlyStanding
Hundley Hall48'9" x 42'*140*112200225
Norton27'10" x 23'9"50405075
Anderson37'10" x 19'8"604870100
Brown23'9" x 27'10"50405075
Great Hall12' x 84'n/an/a10125

*Seating capacities listed do not include the use of a dance floor in Hundley Hall.

Maximum Capacity - Exterior Grounds

AreaLawn SizeWedding Ceremony (Chairs Only)Seated Dinner (Tables of 8)Seated Dinner (Tables of 10)Tent Option
Rose Garden26' x 48'600 (150 per quadrant)384 (48) 60” Tables (12 per quadrant)480 (48) 60” Tables (12 per quadrant)(2) 40' x 60 or (2) 20' x 100'
South Lawn29' x 141'200-250 (Centered w/ porch)320 (40) 60” Tables400 (40) 60” Tables(1) 30' x 90' or (1) 30' x 140'

Catering

No matter what your taste and preference the Louisville Seminary’s preferred caterers can create delightfully inspired menus tailored to your desires in one of our many private dining facilities at Gardencourt. The experience and imagination of our professional caterers ensure that you and your guests will have a memorable and enjoyable event.

Gardencourt’s preferred caterer list 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
• Ladyfinger’s Catering - Ms. Donna Brown | (502) 245.7734 | www.ladyfingerinc.com
• Masterson’s Catering - Mr. Brian Masterson | (502) 636.2511 | www.mastersons.com
• Wiltshire Pantry - Ms. Susan Hershberg | (502) 581.8560 | www.wiltshirepantry.com

Please note:
An approved “LPTS” preferred caterer must supply and serve all food and beverages required for events being held in Gardencourt. Event Host(s) and/or their guests are prohibited from bringing food and/or beverages of any kind into Gardencourt.

Contact Us

Once you have visited Gardencourt we think you will agree that its beautiful location, secluded, yet nearby east Louisville's Cherokee Park district, will compliment any social occasion. Our Event Planners are available to facilitate your event planning needs and offer personalized service, flexibility and total commitment to ensure the success of each event.

Please contact the Marketing & Special Events Department to learn more about Gardencourt and arrange for an introductory tour.

Gardencourt
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
1044 Alta Vista Road
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 992-0220
Email: Gardencourt@lpts.edu