Red Orchard Barn

Louisville

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Description

In March 2007, Clarence Miller, officially donated his 131 acre gorgeous farm, now known as Red Orchard Park, to Shelby County's Parks Department. It had been his family's home since 1925. Red Orchard Park got its name from the orchard which was planted around 1792 by Aquilla Whitaker, who settled in what is now Shelby County, Kentucky at Whitaker Station, an important refuge for early settlers in the region. She and her husband John helped to establish the town of Shelbyville. The orchard was said to turn a brilliant red in the fall; thus the name "Red Orchard". The park consists of 131 acres of beautiful rolling land with lush pasture and gorgeous mature trees such a walnut, blue ash, and sycamore. With the Nature Play Pod Fitness Trail, multiple hiking & horseback riding trails, the Miller Outdoor Education Center, barn themed playground, romantic gazebo for wildlife viewing, and horse ring, guests of any age and tastes can enjoy a lovely celebration at this barn. Start by taking pictures with your bridal party on the paved pathway lined on either side with tall, grand, arching trees. Decorate the barn for the reception with string lights and voile hanging from the ceiling beams for the ultimate rustic chic wedding. Post-ceremony, you and your guests will love looking at the clear night sky and drink champagne under the stars.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor

Services

Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception

Capacity

Max Indoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at noon. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $1000 for a ceremony and reception for a weekend rental. This rental begins noon Friday and ends noon Sunday. Please inquire for guest counts >250 people, are allowed, for no additional fee. The venue is only available from April to October for wedding bookings.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Red Orchard Barn is estimated at between $3,645 and $5,925 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Catering

BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amenities Included

Outdoor lighting
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Electricity available
Restrooms available
White Draping included in the barn
Picnic tables included

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:30PM
Main office contact, not available on location day of the event