‘The Feels’ are Back at the Tower

Wedding at Louisville Water Tower“That’s my favorite part,” said Event Operations Supervisor Megan Jones after she opened the door for the bride to enter the main room in Pumping Station #1 (the building next to the iconic Louisville Water Tower) and then silently closed the door behind her.

“My favorite part of a wedding is that grand entrance for the bride into the ceremony,” Jones explained later. “I’m not sure why it’s my favorite, but it gives me all the feels. Maybe it’s because when I got married, that was the moment that everything hit me about the day and what was about to happen.”

Jones has overseen dozens of weddings at the Tower, but because a major renovation began in 2022 that prevented booking events at the facility, “the feels” had been on hold. The couple who brought them back with an early January wedding this year were Jennifer Hasch and Rashid Harrison.

They met in 2004 at Champs Sports in Jefferson Mall. Hasch was an employee, and when Rashid walked in the store, “Jennifer looked at her co-worker and called dibs,” according to the couple’s wedding website.

The Tower renovation wasn’t quite complete for their nuptials, but “our wedding day was perfect,” Hasch said. “It felt like a dream honestly. There were so many moving parts, and Megan did an amazing job of executing my vision. She took care of all the logistics leading up to the event so that our day could flow seamlessly. We did still have some construction going on outside, but we worked around it and captured some beautiful moments.”

Louisville Water Tower wedding“We wanted to hold the wedding at the Tower for several reasons,” she added. “I remember attending a reception there as a little girl and it stuck with me as a dream venue. The views of the river and the architecture of the buildings are so picturesque. Additionally, as a dental hygienist who worked closely with SmileKentucky for years, I have some ties with Louisville Water. We have worked together on several initiatives, and Louisville Water is a constant and steady partner for oral health and community water fluoridation.”

Hasch said her favorite part of the event was the reception: “Seeing all our loved ones together in the Grand Hall celebrating our wedding day brought us so much joy. We had a party for sure and truly enjoyed ourselves.”

Jones pointed out that Louisville Water Tower is a great venue because there is nowhere else like it in Louisville.

Wedding at the Louisville Water Tower“The history and uniqueness of the building, the architecture and the location on the river, plus the amenities we offer – it all equals the perfect backdrop for a memorable experience,” she said — and also pointed out a new amenity thanks to the renovation: a completely refurbished bridal suite with new furniture, carpeting, and large lighted mirrors.

“We would definitely recommend the Tower to others for any event,” Hasch said. “It’s such a breathtaking space, and the staff is amazing to work with. Definitely use Megan as your coordinator for weddings as well. She was full of great recommendations, very detail oriented and organized, and took so much of the stress off our plate. Overall, we feel very grateful that we made the decision to move forward with Louisville Water Tower as our wedding venue. Our ceremony and reception were absolutely perfect.”

Recently selected as one of Kentucky’s top 15 wedding venues, the Tower plans to fully reopen for events and tours in a few months. Learn more about booking your event.