Weddings and Celebrations

To meet the “towering expectations” of the future, Louisville Water Tower Park is currently undergoing major renovations. Contact Us for information about rental options.

Learn more about renovations and facility updates.

Create an unforgettable memory in the shadows of history, celebrating with family and friends, and dancing by the light of the Ohio River.

Wherever you turn, you’ll find enchanting architectural backdrops for that perfect photo.

This National Historic Landmark offers:

  • 2,200 square-foot Grand Hall with a brass, spiral staircase
  • 50-foot high ceiling
  • Large, ornate windows with dramatic views of the Riverside Terrace and Ohio River
  • Two easily accessible outdoor patios: Riverside Terrace and Water Tower Plaza
  • Spacious River Side Lawn for tented receptions and parties
  • Warming kitchen
  • First floor restrooms
  • Free access to the WaterWorks Museum, located in the West Wing
  • Two private dressing areas for wedding parties

 

Spaces and Capacity

The following details are estimated maximum capacities, per designated locations. Many variables, such as layout, and food and beverage service-style may alter these estimates, therefore capacities listed are approximate values.

Please speak with staff about additional capacity.

Grand Hall
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This space may accommodate

Reception Style: 150-200
Chairs Only: 225

Water Tower Plaza
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This space may accommodate:

Reception Style: 250 – 300
Chairs Only: 300

Riverside Terrace
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This space may accommodate:

Reception Style: 150
Chairs Only: 200

 

 

Additional Event Information

Venue Rental Rates

Peak-Season [April – November]

  • Monday – Thursday Daytime: $600
  • Monday – Thursday Evening: $800
  • Friday – Sunday (12 Hours): $4,000
  • Holiday Rate: +50% premium

Off-Season [December – March]

  • Monday – Thursday Daytime: $450
  • Monday – Thursday Evening: $650
  • Friday – Sunday (12 Hours): $3,500
  • Holiday Rate: +50% premium

Amenities

Venue Rental Rates include the rental fee and the following amenities:

  • 12 hours of rental time
  • 20 – 8 foot tables (indoor only)
  • 10 – 60 inch round tables (indoor only)
  • 4 – 6 foot tables (indoor only)
  • 200 white chairs (indoor only)
  • 8 cocktail tables
  • Two private dressing areas
  • An onsite staff person for the duration of your event.
  • For events held Friday – Sunday, additional amenities include basic linens (gray, navy, or white), 8 indoor up lights, timeline, and floorplan creation.

Add-On Amenities

  • Linens (Gray, Navy, White): $10/each
  • Indoor Up Lights: $25/each
  • Outdoor Market Lights: $500
  • Day of Wedding Coordinator: $1750
  • Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal: $150

Vendor Requirements

Catering

Bristol Catering and Ladyfingers Catering are our two exclusive caterers for all event food and beverages at Louisville Water Tower Park.

These caterers are recognized for their high standards of excellence across a wide range of budgets, tastes, and preferences.

Bristol Catering

Ladyfingers Catering:

Other Vendor Services

There are no restrictions in choosing all other vendors for music, parking services, security, flowers, photography, etc.

Equipment Rental

The renter is responsible for contracting all additional event equipment including tables, chairs, and tents through a licensed and insured Event Equipment Rental Company.

Rental Process

Rental applications are processed on a first-received basis and available dates may be held for 14 days. A signed contract and deposit of $500 is required by the end of the 14-day period to secure your date. Spring and fall are popular wedding seasons, so we encourage you to book your date as early as possible.

For more information or to schedule a site visit, please call (502) 897-1481 or
complete and submit our contact form.

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