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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.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1927
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
600
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1200
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1927
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1200
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Wedding:
Recently Married
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:
1+ year 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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Melanie
Wedding:
7/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Working with Brenda Bush at the Olmsted was an absolute breeze. She was so wonderful, and very helpful. It was like booking a reception location and a wedding planner all in one!
Working with Brenda Bush at the Olmsted was an absolute breeze. She was so wonderful, and very helpful. It was like Read more...
Working with Brenda Bush at the Olmsted was an absolute breeze. She was so wonderful, and very helpful. It was like booking a reception location and a wedding planner all in one! 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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Angie
Wedding:
9/12/2009
4.9/5.0
The Olmsted provided a very equisite service. The staff was excellent--we didn't have to do anything. The food was great and everyone had a great time at the reception. We also had our wedding there, on the outside grounds and that was great also. The only issue was that there were sometimes errors in the payments, which I caught, but it happened several times. However, I wouldn't change this location for anything!
The Olmsted provided a very equisite service. The staff was excellent--we didn't have to do anything. The food was great Read more...
The Olmsted provided a very equisite service. The staff was excellent--we didn't have to do anything. The food was great and everyone had a great time at the reception. We also had our wedding there, on the outside grounds and that was great also. The only issue was that there were sometimes errors in the payments, which I caught, but it happened several times. However, I wouldn't change this location for anything! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Andrea
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.9/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Olmsted. We had a morning ceremony and brunch reception at this venue. All of our expectations were exceeded, and we were so pleased with the level of service we received. I would recommend The Olmsted to anyone without hesitation.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Olmsted. We had a morning ceremony and brunch reception at this venue. All Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Olmsted. We had a morning ceremony and brunch reception at this venue. All of our expectations were exceeded, and we were so pleased with the level of service we received. I would recommend The Olmsted to anyone without hesitation. Read less
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Rose
Wedding:
2/14/2014
4.9/5.0
Got married in Vegas on 2/14 and had my wedding reception here on 3/22/14. Place is gorgeous. The staff was wonderful. When we went in to look at the place and discuss what we wanted Jeri really helped us out and everything went as planned. The food OMG was so so good everyone commented on it. Masterson's catering is so good and I would use them for any other party that I have. The Olmsted is very clean and a great place for a wedding and/or reception. I will recommend The Olmsted to anyone needing a venue for a party.
Got married in Vegas on 2/14 and had my wedding reception here on 3/22/14. Place is gorgeous. The staff was wonderful. Read more...
Got married in Vegas on 2/14 and had my wedding reception here on 3/22/14. Place is gorgeous. The staff was wonderful. When we went in to look at the place and discuss what we wanted Jeri really helped us out and everything went as planned. The food OMG was so so good everyone commented on it. Masterson's catering is so good and I would use them for any other party that I have. The Olmsted is very clean and a great place for a wedding and/or reception. I will recommend The Olmsted to anyone needing a venue for a party. Read less
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jlmarc02
Wedding:
5/26/2008
4.8/5.0
I cannot say enough nice things about the staff at The Olmsted. Planning was a breeze and Brenda was a wonderful coordinator. The day of our wedding we were waited on hand and foot. The elegance of the Olmsted is a major draw, but the staff is what sealed the deal. Our guests were knocked out.
I cannot say enough nice things about the staff at The Olmsted. Planning was a breeze and Brenda was a wonderful Read more...
I cannot say enough nice things about the staff at The Olmsted. Planning was a breeze and Brenda was a wonderful coordinator. The day of our wedding we were waited on hand and foot. The elegance of the Olmsted is a major draw, but the staff is what sealed the deal. Our guests were knocked out. Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
6/10/2011
4.6/5.0
Brenda is amazing! We had a fantastic time! The food was wonderful. We didn't have to worry about renting chairs, tables, table cloths, etc. IT was all provided. Now, we did have to book a year in advance and get married on a Friday because those were the only days left in that particular month. The Olmsted books up fast, so if you want a magical gorgeous setting without having to worry that it will look fantastic and all come together and can't afford your own wedding planner, than this is the way to go! It is kinda expensive, but it's cheaper than say the Brown, Henry Clay, Garden Court, Seelbach, etc. When you have to rent your place setting, table cloths, chairs, tables, and so on, it gets pricey..
Brenda is amazing! We had a fantastic time! The food was wonderful. We didn't have to worry about renting chairs, tables, Read more...
Brenda is amazing! We had a fantastic time! The food was wonderful. We didn't have to worry about renting chairs, tables, table cloths, etc. IT was all provided. Now, we did have to book a year in advance and get married on a Friday because those were the only days left in that particular month. The Olmsted books up fast, so if you want a magical gorgeous setting without having to worry that it will look fantastic and all come together and can't afford your own wedding planner, than this is the way to go! It is kinda expensive, but it's cheaper than say the Brown, Henry Clay, Garden Court, Seelbach, etc. When you have to rent your place setting, table cloths, chairs, tables, and so on, it gets pricey.. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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