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The Olmsted

Louisville , KY
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LOCATION

3701 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 US (map)

PHONE

502-899-7670

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Olmsted, located on an 81 acre site which is the campus of the Masonic Homes of Kentucky at 3701 Frankfort Avenue in southeast Louisville, was constructed between 1925 and 1927.... Read more
The Olmsted, located on an 81 acre site which is the campus of the Masonic Homes of Kentucky at 3701 Frankfort Avenue in southeast Louisville, was constructed between 1925 and 1927. Designed by the architectural firm of Joseph and Joseph, the buildings were arranged around an elongated oval plan with the building located on the outer edge of the property. The dining hall, then the center of activities for all occupants of the Home, sits at the center of the complex.

The landscape plan for the campus was designed by the nationally recognized landscape architectural firm, Olmsted Brothers, headed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. The Olmsted Brothers were well recognized in Louisville, having designed numerous other projects here since the late nineteenth century. Olmsted, Jr. continued the legacy of his father in preserving natural park like areas, especially in urban areas.

Believing that natural environments provided healthier living conditions, he designed many of his park like areas for neighborhoods with a predominance of concrete. The plan designed for the Home included trees lining the paved driveways and two large open grass areas in the center of the complex. The setting provided the occupants of the Home an abundance of natural space for enjoyment.

For more information 502-899-7670 or jeri@mastersons.com. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
75
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
600
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
75
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Spanish
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We planned a wedding in Louisville while living in San Francisco. This could've been difficult, but Jeri and Donna at the Olmsted made it incredibly easy and stress-free. We had our ceremony & reception on site with photos beforehand. Jeri and Donna were phenomenal. Phenomenal. I cannot imagine planning from so far away without their help and professionalism. The day of, everything was in place and the night team was unbelievable. Food was delicious (some said best they've ever had at a wedding), staff was courteous, and the evening planner was on top of our every need. We couldn't imagine the evening going off more smoothly or successfully. Selecting the Olmsted was the first wedding decision we made as an engaged couple, and we think it might've also been the smartest. What a venue, what a staff, what a night!
We planned a wedding in Louisville while living in San Francisco. This could've been difficult, but Jeri and Donna at the Read more...
We planned a wedding in Louisville while living in San Francisco. This could've been difficult, but Jeri and Donna at the Olmsted made it incredibly easy and stress-free. We had our ceremony & reception on site with photos beforehand. Jeri and Donna were phenomenal. Phenomenal. I cannot imagine planning from so far away without their help and professionalism. The day of, everything was in place and the night team was unbelievable. Food was delicious (some said best they've ever had at a wedding), staff was courteous, and the evening planner was on top of our every need. We couldn't imagine the evening going off more smoothly or successfully. Selecting the Olmsted was the first wedding decision we made as an engaged couple, and we think it might've also been the smartest. What a venue, what a staff, what a night! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
10/31/2015
5.0/5.0
If you want to have a wedding at a venue that can do it all The Olmsted is your place. Jeri Payne and Donna Shaughnessy are the Special Event Directors and they are the best as well as their staff and chef. We had the ceremony, the cocktail party and the dinner at this beautiful venue. The bride lived in San Francisco and her parents in Birmingham, Alabama so planning was a key to pulling this off. With their own chef and kitchen at the facility everything was prepared onsite. Service was impeccable and the wedding for 150 was perfect. Jeri and Donna are so nice and professional it made the experience fun and not hectic. What they did not offer they had suggestions of excellent vendors to use. They were also excellent. The Olmsted is part of Mastersons Catering and boy do they know how to stage an event. The price was very fair compared to all the other venues we checked out. This venue is as good as they get.

Mike Reuter
Father of the Bride
If you want to have a wedding at a venue that can do it all The Olmsted is your place. Jeri Payne and Donna Shaughnessy Read more...
If you want to have a wedding at a venue that can do it all The Olmsted is your place. Jeri Payne and Donna Shaughnessy are the Special Event Directors and they are the best as well as their staff and chef. We had the ceremony, the cocktail party and the dinner at this beautiful venue. The bride lived in San Francisco and her parents in Birmingham, Alabama so planning was a key to pulling this off. With their own chef and kitchen at the facility everything was prepared onsite. Service was impeccable and the wedding for 150 was perfect. Jeri and Donna are so nice and professional it made the experience fun and not hectic. What they did not offer they had suggestions of excellent vendors to use. They were also excellent. The Olmsted is part of Mastersons Catering and boy do they know how to stage an event. The price was very fair compared to all the other venues we checked out. This venue is as good as they get.

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Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Bree Ann
Wedding:
7/26/2015
5.0/5.0
The Olmsted is a beautiful venue; family and guests loved it! The staff was a joy to work with; they made everything easy and catered to what we needed.
The Olmsted is a beautiful venue; family and guests loved it! The staff was a joy to work with; they made everything easy Read more...
The Olmsted is a beautiful venue; family and guests loved it! The staff was a joy to work with; they made everything easy and catered to what we needed. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/24/2015
5.0/5.0
The Olmsted is a phenomenal venue! It is beautiful, the food is great, and the staff is extremely friendly and accommodating! Jeri is amazing and went above and beyond to help me with planning all of the details of my reception. I recommend The Olmsted to anyone who is looking for a one stop shop - food, dance floor, stage/sound system, chiavari chairs, floor length table cloths...it makes everything so easy! The Olmsted helped to give me the wedding of my dreams and I could not be more thankful!
The Olmsted is a phenomenal venue! It is beautiful, the food is great, and the staff is extremely friendly and Read more...
The Olmsted is a phenomenal venue! It is beautiful, the food is great, and the staff is extremely friendly and accommodating! Jeri is amazing and went above and beyond to help me with planning all of the details of my reception. I recommend The Olmsted to anyone who is looking for a one stop shop - food, dance floor, stage/sound system, chiavari chairs, floor length table cloths...it makes everything so easy! The Olmsted helped to give me the wedding of my dreams and I could not be more thankful! Read less
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cheryl
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
This place is beautiful!!! Jeri and her staff are wonderful and fun to work with. Our daughter's reception was everything we could imagine and more. The food was delicious and there was plenty! We loved that everything (food, tables and chairs, linens) was all handled right there. Also, you give them your vendor phone numbers and Jeri's staff coordinates the set up. No need for a coordinator, they are it!! But the bottom line is...our guests were treated so well! We had 2 guests that we didn't know were gluten intolerant. They were immediately accommodated. Now that's service!
This place is beautiful!!! Jeri and her staff are wonderful and fun to work with. Our daughter's reception was everything Read more...
This place is beautiful!!! Jeri and her staff are wonderful and fun to work with. Our daughter's reception was everything we could imagine and more. The food was delicious and there was plenty! We loved that everything (food, tables and chairs, linens) was all handled right there. Also, you give them your vendor phone numbers and Jeri's staff coordinates the set up. No need for a coordinator, they are it!! But the bottom line is...our guests were treated so well! We had 2 guests that we didn't know were gluten intolerant. They were immediately accommodated. Now that's service! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Amber
Wedding:
12/26/2014
5.0/5.0
A wonderful place to get married! It is such a charming building and location. It is simple, yet classy. The staff is amazing. They really help you plan and think through things you might otherwise not think of. I highly recommend the Olmsted. The staff is beyond helpful and friendly. Thanks Olmsted, for making my wedding day so memorable!
A wonderful place to get married! It is such a charming building and location. It is simple, yet classy. The staff is Read more...
A wonderful place to get married! It is such a charming building and location. It is simple, yet classy. The staff is amazing. They really help you plan and think through things you might otherwise not think of. I highly recommend the Olmsted. The staff is beyond helpful and friendly. Thanks Olmsted, for making my wedding day so memorable! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I could not be happier with our decision to use the Olmsted. Jeri and Donna were so pleasant to work with, and made our day extremely stress-free. The food was incredible, and the atmosphere was so elegant. I highly recommend using The Olmsted. Worth every penny!!!
I could not be happier with our decision to use the Olmsted. Jeri and Donna were so pleasant to work with, and made our Read more...
I could not be happier with our decision to use the Olmsted. Jeri and Donna were so pleasant to work with, and made our day extremely stress-free. The food was incredible, and the atmosphere was so elegant. I highly recommend using The Olmsted. Worth every penny!!! Read less
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Tawn
Wedding:
2/8/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Olmsted was fantastic to work with. Always professional and helpful. They attended to our needs, and very welcoming. I loved the fact of being able to have our wedding in reception in the same facility, We will be back for our vow renewal..
The staff at the Olmsted was fantastic to work with. Always professional and helpful. They attended to our needs, and very Read more...
The staff at the Olmsted was fantastic to work with. Always professional and helpful. They attended to our needs, and very welcoming. I loved the fact of being able to have our wedding in reception in the same facility, We will be back for our vow renewal.. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Olmsted is the best venue in Louisville hands down. It is beautiful. The staff are incredible and a pleasure to work with. They went above and beyond for us. HIGHLY RECOMMEND having your wedding reception here!!
The Olmsted is the best venue in Louisville hands down. It is beautiful. The staff are incredible and a pleasure to work Read more...
The Olmsted is the best venue in Louisville hands down. It is beautiful. The staff are incredible and a pleasure to work with. They went above and beyond for us. HIGHLY RECOMMEND having your wedding reception here!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
You can't get any better than The Olmsted! They provide the chairs, tables, linens, china, silver and glassware, door butler and more. Brenda Bush, Director of Special Events, handles every little detail and makes everything seamless. She always answered my email promptly and was a joy to work with. The Olmsted is well worth the cost. Every detail is taken care of and you don't have to spend time running around town pricing linens or tables.
You can't get any better than The Olmsted! They provide the chairs, tables, linens, china, silver and glassware, door Read more...
You can't get any better than The Olmsted! They provide the chairs, tables, linens, china, silver and glassware, door butler and more. Brenda Bush, Director of Special Events, handles every little detail and makes everything seamless. She always answered my email promptly and was a joy to work with. The Olmsted is well worth the cost. Every detail is taken care of and you don't have to spend time running around town pricing linens or tables. Read less
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