The Venue

Where else can your guests be wowed by historic architecture, dance by the light of the sunset on the Ohio River or enjoy a gourmet meal with the oldest standing Water Tower in the nation as the backdrop? Louisville Water Tower Park is the ideal venue for weddings, receptions, rehearsals, corporate meetings and more! 

The historic site offers a 2,200 square-foot Grand Hall with elaborate, original architectural features throughout, including a ceiling rising nearly 50 feet above the floor and a brass spiral staircase. The space is accentuated by large, ornate windows that give way to dramatic views overlooking the River Side Terrace and Ohio River. Guests may also enjoy spending time on the Water Tower Plaza.  The East Wing adjacent to the Grand Hall features a reception area, restrooms and warming kitchen, creating the perfect venue to host your special event. 


Louisville Water executes rental agreements on a first come, first serve basis. Rental spaces may be put on a 14-day hold without first payment. If signed contract and deposit are not received within 14 days, Louisville Water reserves the right to release the hold, after 14 days with or without notice. Please fill out and submit a Rental Application to begin the 14-day hold process.

What Your Indoor Rental Includes: 

Indoor rental fees cover the use of the Grand Hall and the immediate grounds for a mutually-agreed upon period of approximately 8 hours. This includes the Water Tower Plaza surrounding the Water Tower and the Riverside Terrace that faces the Ohio River. The fee also includes access to the Water Works Museum and the option for a separate, discounted rehearsal event at the site. View the site layout.

Event Capacity 

Seating capacity is estimated* as the following: the Grand Hall can comfortably seat up to 120 guests, Water Tower Plaza up to 300 people (chairs only), and the Riverside Terrace up to 100 guests. For capacity estimates click here and for sample indoor event configurations, please click here. *Noted capacities are estimates only and may vary depending upon client's preferred set-up


Michaelis Events is the exclusive caterer for all events at Louisville Water Tower Park. Their high standards of excellence include providing high quality choices across a wide range of budgets, tastes, and preferences, while consistently delivering superior food and beverage service. Renters are required to contract with Michaelis Events for all food and beverage needs. View their menu selections

For more information on rentals or to schedule a site visit, please contact us at 502.897.1481 or complete and submit a contact form