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Weddings at Asbury

Wilmore , KY

LOCATION

204 N. Lexington Ave.
Wilmore, KY US 40390 (map)

PHONE

859-858-2129

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Join the hundreds of couples who have taken their "walk" down Estes Chapel's stately center aisle! After the ceremony your guests will appreciate the casual stroll to our banquet hall,... Read more
Join the hundreds of couples who have taken their "walk" down Estes Chapel's stately center aisle! After the ceremony your guests will appreciate the casual stroll to our banquet hall, featuring a wide variety of catering options. After the party, your out-of-town guests will appreciate the short walk to the AAA approved Asbury Inn. We are located just 15 miles south of Lexington, KY on the campus of Asbury Seminary. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1953
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Inn / Bed & Breakfast, Place of Worship
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
600
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
50
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
30
Number of suites
3
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
80
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
20
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1953
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Inn / Bed & Breakfast, Place of Worship
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
50
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
30
Number of suites
3
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
80
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
20
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Laura
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The folks at Asbury were wonderful to work with in planning and coordinating our wedding ceremony and reception. We have heard a number of comments from our guests about how beautiful the chapel was, how much they enjoyed the food and how great the meal service was at the reception. Several members of our bridal party also mentioned how attentive the wedding coordinator was to every detail on the day of the event. Christine, Morgan and Doug were easy to work with and made sure everything went smoothly from start to finish. I am very glad we chose Asbury for our wedding.
The folks at Asbury were wonderful to work with in planning and coordinating our wedding ceremony and reception. We have Read more...
The folks at Asbury were wonderful to work with in planning and coordinating our wedding ceremony and reception. We have heard a number of comments from our guests about how beautiful the chapel was, how much they enjoyed the food and how great the meal service was at the reception. Several members of our bridal party also mentioned how attentive the wedding coordinator was to every detail on the day of the event. Christine, Morgan and Doug were easy to work with and made sure everything went smoothly from start to finish. I am very glad we chose Asbury for our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Asbury was so sweet in working to provide what we needed and helped to make our wedding day so special. Each time we met, all of our questions were answered and the coordinator we had was so quick to do whatever we needed, keeping each aspect on time and moving. Estes Chapel is absolutely beautiful and a "simple" wedding like ours looked so much more opulent. Thanks, Asbury!
Asbury was so sweet in working to provide what we needed and helped to make our wedding day so special. Each time we met, Read more...
Asbury was so sweet in working to provide what we needed and helped to make our wedding day so special. Each time we met, all of our questions were answered and the coordinator we had was so quick to do whatever we needed, keeping each aspect on time and moving. Estes Chapel is absolutely beautiful and a "simple" wedding like ours looked so much more opulent. Thanks, Asbury! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Wedding coordinator was awesome. The church looked exactly the way I expected. The sound guy was perfect. The only thing I would suggest is better air conditioning in the chapel. But I couldn't be happier with our decision to get married at Estes Chapel.
Wedding coordinator was awesome. The church looked exactly the way I expected. The sound guy was perfect. The only thing I Read more...
Wedding coordinator was awesome. The church looked exactly the way I expected. The sound guy was perfect. The only thing I would suggest is better air conditioning in the chapel. But I couldn't be happier with our decision to get married at Estes Chapel. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
My experience with Asbury was wonderful. The church was gorgeous, everything was ready as promised, and the wedding coordinator at the church, Morgan, was a pleasure to work with. Everything ran smoothly and I have had many guests compliment me on the gorgeous venue and ceremony.
My experience with Asbury was wonderful. The church was gorgeous, everything was ready as promised, and the wedding Read more...
My experience with Asbury was wonderful. The church was gorgeous, everything was ready as promised, and the wedding coordinator at the church, Morgan, was a pleasure to work with. Everything ran smoothly and I have had many guests compliment me on the gorgeous venue and ceremony. Read less
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Callie
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our wedding in Estes Chapel! The chapel was so beautiful that we needed very few decorations, the audio CD was an added bonus, and our wedding coordinator Keturah was fantastic! We seriously could not have done it without her. She made my wedding day virtually stress-free and the most perfect day of my life.
We absolutely loved our wedding in Estes Chapel! The chapel was so beautiful that we needed very few decorations, the Read more...
We absolutely loved our wedding in Estes Chapel! The chapel was so beautiful that we needed very few decorations, the audio CD was an added bonus, and our wedding coordinator Keturah was fantastic! We seriously could not have done it without her. She made my wedding day virtually stress-free and the most perfect day of my life. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Wow - where to begin! Our January wedding and reception at Asbury was beyond anything we could have ever hoped or dreamed! We owe a lot of the success of our day to Asbury's phenomenal staff! They were easy to work with throughout the entire planning process but they were especially helpful the day before and the day-of our wedding. First off, the wedding coordinator took care of decorating the entire reception hall, modeling it after one table we set up as a prototype. Everything looked spectacular after she worked her magic! Second, our wedding day went off without a hitch thanks to our day-of wedding director. She was truly a life savor - she took a lot of stress off of me as the bride! Lastly, our reception food was delicious - and surprisingly inexpensive compared to other vendors! Our guests had lots of compliments on the food. All and all - we would definitely recommend Weddings at Asbury. Great price. Great service. Great people.
Wow - where to begin! Our January wedding and reception at Asbury was beyond anything we could have ever hoped or dreamed! Read more...
Wow - where to begin! Our January wedding and reception at Asbury was beyond anything we could have ever hoped or dreamed! We owe a lot of the success of our day to Asbury's phenomenal staff! They were easy to work with throughout the entire planning process but they were especially helpful the day before and the day-of our wedding. First off, the wedding coordinator took care of decorating the entire reception hall, modeling it after one table we set up as a prototype. Everything looked spectacular after she worked her magic! Second, our wedding day went off without a hitch thanks to our day-of wedding director. She was truly a life savor - she took a lot of stress off of me as the bride! Lastly, our reception food was delicious - and surprisingly inexpensive compared to other vendors! Our guests had lots of compliments on the food. All and all - we would definitely recommend Weddings at Asbury. Great price. Great service. Great people. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was a huge success. Everyone at Asbury was very professional and they had great ideas and suggestions. They even thought to ask questions that we had never even thought about. It made our day run so smoothly. Estes chapel is such a beautiful historic chapel and all of my guests loved the church. Our wedding coordinator that was given to us through Estes was amazing. She was so helpful and stayed in touch with me the last month before our wedding. I was able to get in touch with the ones I needed to speak with right away and had questions answered very quickly. Estes was very affordable and had several things that we were able to use for our ceremony. My husband and I originally wanted an outdoor wedding but we couldn't of been more happier with our choice at Estes. The grounds were still very green even after our drought this summer. For my bridesmaids and family we were treated with the upmost respect and had all the admenities to keep a hungry group eating throughout the day. The bridal suite was large and spacious for all of our "stuff" we were able to sit on couches and relax to take in the moments that meant so much to us. Thanks to everyone at Asbury for your commitment and everything you provided us on such a special occasion. It has truly was everything I imagined and more.
Sincerely
Jessica and Thomas
Our wedding was a huge success. Everyone at Asbury was very professional and they had great ideas and suggestions. They Read more...
Our wedding was a huge success. Everyone at Asbury was very professional and they had great ideas and suggestions. They even thought to ask questions that we had never even thought about. It made our day run so smoothly. Estes chapel is such a beautiful historic chapel and all of my guests loved the church. Our wedding coordinator that was given to us through Estes was amazing. She was so helpful and stayed in touch with me the last month before our wedding. I was able to get in touch with the ones I needed to speak with right away and had questions answered very quickly. Estes was very affordable and had several things that we were able to use for our ceremony. My husband and I originally wanted an outdoor wedding but we couldn't of been more happier with our choice at Estes. The grounds were still very green even after our drought this summer. For my bridesmaids and family we were treated with the upmost respect and had all the admenities to keep a hungry group eating throughout the day. The bridal suite was large and spacious for all of our "stuff" we were able to sit on couches and relax to take in the moments that meant so much to us. Thanks to everyone at Asbury for your commitment and everything you provided us on such a special occasion. It has truly was everything I imagined and more.
Sincerely
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding went very smoothly in large part due to the planning and assistance on the part of the Asbury staff! Everyone in our families and wedding party were able to relax and enjoy the day because Asbury took care of all the details!
Our wedding went very smoothly in large part due to the planning and assistance on the part of the Asbury staff! Everyone Read more...
Our wedding went very smoothly in large part due to the planning and assistance on the part of the Asbury staff! Everyone in our families and wedding party were able to relax and enjoy the day because Asbury took care of all the details! Read less
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mistytolle75
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
The Asbury Seminary was just OUTSTANDING! We couldn't be happier with how beautiful it is there, how helpful the staff was, how relaxed the atmosphere was, and how yummy the food was. They made the process so easy even for a bride planning from far away. I can't tell you enough good things about our experience.
The Asbury Seminary was just OUTSTANDING! We couldn't be happier with how beautiful it is there, how helpful the staff Read more...
The Asbury Seminary was just OUTSTANDING! We couldn't be happier with how beautiful it is there, how helpful the staff was, how relaxed the atmosphere was, and how yummy the food was. They made the process so easy even for a bride planning from far away. I can't tell you enough good things about our experience. Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding and reception at Asbury were fabulous! The contact person at Asbury, Kari Watts, was extremely helpful and easy to work with. They also provided a wedding coordinator, Christine Endicott, to help with rehearsal and the day of the wedding. She was very professional and organized, and worked well with the other wedding coordinator I had hired. I would definitely recommend this venue for a wedding and reception!
My daughter's wedding and reception at Asbury were fabulous! The contact person at Asbury, Kari Watts, was extremely Read more...
My daughter's wedding and reception at Asbury were fabulous! The contact person at Asbury, Kari Watts, was extremely helpful and easy to work with. They also provided a wedding coordinator, Christine Endicott, to help with rehearsal and the day of the wedding. She was very professional and organized, and worked well with the other wedding coordinator I had hired. I would definitely recommend this venue for a wedding and reception! Read less
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Victor
Wedding:
7/26/2014
4.9/5.0
Everything was thought out thoroughly with wisdom. The day layout is put together by the wedding director provided by Asbury, it took off such a load. Every meeting was professional and down to the point. Tips and advice were wisely provided, it allowed us to enjoy every bit of the day. Couldn't say enough good things about this place, my only question is how they do it for such a reasonable price.
Everything was thought out thoroughly with wisdom. The day layout is put together by the wedding director provided by Read more...
Everything was thought out thoroughly with wisdom. The day layout is put together by the wedding director provided by Asbury, it took off such a load. Every meeting was professional and down to the point. Tips and advice were wisely provided, it allowed us to enjoy every bit of the day. Couldn't say enough good things about this place, my only question is how they do it for such a reasonable price. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Cari
Wedding:
7/6/2014
4.9/5.0
Everyone was so eager to make my day perfect. I loved that they also offered suggestions and tips. They really wanted to help. And everyone was so kind!
Everyone was so eager to make my day perfect. I loved that they also offered suggestions and tips. They really wanted to Read more...
Everyone was so eager to make my day perfect. I loved that they also offered suggestions and tips. They really wanted to help. And everyone was so kind! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Estes was a beautiful place to hold the wedding, and the Steve Pike dining room was a perfect venue for the reception. The service was wonderful; everyone who helped with the wedding was attentive and thoughtful. On the day of my wedding, I felt worry-free. I knew everything was taken care of.
Estes was a beautiful place to hold the wedding, and the Steve Pike dining room was a perfect venue for the reception. The Read more...
Estes was a beautiful place to hold the wedding, and the Steve Pike dining room was a perfect venue for the reception. The service was wonderful; everyone who helped with the wedding was attentive and thoughtful. On the day of my wedding, I felt worry-free. I knew everything was taken care of. Read less
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Emma
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.8/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner and ceremony at Asbury/Estes Chapel and can't say enough positive things about our wedding experience there. Not only is the church absolutely beautiful to begin with (which made it very easy to decorate), our wedding coordinator, Keturah was amazing and made our day so stress-free as well (even when stressful situations arose). From the very beginning Christine Endicott kept in contact with us throughout our entire wedding process, answering any and all questions we had and when it came to our wedding weekend, everything that needed to be handled on their part, was (although our sound tech never showed up, BUT all was figured out and show went on). The food was great, the set-up was great, and the staff were very professional and kind! The only thing we'd suggest is cooling down the church a little more and allowing brides to be able to set-up/decorate earlier (especially brides who are getting married earlier in the day). Other then that, we'd recommend Estes to any bride and groom :)
We had our rehearsal dinner and ceremony at Asbury/Estes Chapel and can't say enough positive things about our wedding Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner and ceremony at Asbury/Estes Chapel and can't say enough positive things about our wedding experience there. Not only is the church absolutely beautiful to begin with (which made it very easy to decorate), our wedding coordinator, Keturah was amazing and made our day so stress-free as well (even when stressful situations arose). From the very beginning Christine Endicott kept in contact with us throughout our entire wedding process, answering any and all questions we had and when it came to our wedding weekend, everything that needed to be handled on their part, was (although our sound tech never showed up, BUT all was figured out and show went on). The food was great, the set-up was great, and the staff were very professional and kind! The only thing we'd suggest is cooling down the church a little more and allowing brides to be able to set-up/decorate earlier (especially brides who are getting married earlier in the day). Other then that, we'd recommend Estes to any bride and groom :) Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
7/13/2012
4.8/5.0
They really helped bring down the stress level for my entire family, especially since we only had three and a half months to plan. Asbury were the only caterers who could give me the exact mix of food that I wanted, Turkish and Southern, to represent myself and my groom. Our guests loved the food. Asbury also loaned us linens and some of the table decorations which saved us hundreds of dollars.
They really helped bring down the stress level for my entire family, especially since we only had three and a half months Read more...
They really helped bring down the stress level for my entire family, especially since we only had three and a half months to plan. Asbury were the only caterers who could give me the exact mix of food that I wanted, Turkish and Southern, to represent myself and my groom. Our guests loved the food. Asbury also loaned us linens and some of the table decorations which saved us hundreds of dollars. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, , Wedding Venue
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Jessie
Wedding:
11/6/2010
4.7/5.0
Asbury Seminary is a wonderful place to get married AND celebrate. Estes Chapel is beautiful and requires very little decoration. The dining hall is also a wonderful choice for a large reception. They do almost EVERYTHING to setup for you AND they clean, which is HUGE. The staff are exremely friendly and helpful. The food was great and one of the best prices we found. I would definitely recommend to anyone.
Asbury Seminary is a wonderful place to get married AND celebrate. Estes Chapel is beautiful and requires very little Read more...
Asbury Seminary is a wonderful place to get married AND celebrate. Estes Chapel is beautiful and requires very little decoration. The dining hall is also a wonderful choice for a large reception. They do almost EVERYTHING to setup for you AND they clean, which is HUGE. The staff are exremely friendly and helpful. The food was great and one of the best prices we found. I would definitely recommend to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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JSJ101010
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.7/5.0
We had just the ceremony at Asbury, not the reception. Estes Chapel is a gorgeous chapel, with great acoustics for music. We received compliments from the musicians as well as the guests.
We had just the ceremony at Asbury, not the reception. Estes Chapel is a gorgeous chapel, with great acoustics for music. Read more...
We had just the ceremony at Asbury, not the reception. Estes Chapel is a gorgeous chapel, with great acoustics for music. We received compliments from the musicians as well as the guests. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.6/5.0
Overall very pleased. The sound tech did not do a good job with the music, it would have been nice if the same tech was there for rehersal and actual ceremony so there would not be problems. The coordinator was excellent and the location was beautiful.
Overall very pleased. The sound tech did not do a good job with the music, it would have been nice if the same tech was Read more...
Overall very pleased. The sound tech did not do a good job with the music, it would have been nice if the same tech was there for rehersal and actual ceremony so there would not be problems. The coordinator was excellent and the location was beautiful. Read less
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Weddings at Asbury responded with the following comments:

Amanda,
Thank you so much for your candid review. I am so sorry to hear about the sound tech. It is our policy to have one technician at the rehearsal and ceremony, but due to some extenuating circumstances we had to make a last minute adjustment. We enjoyed being able to share in your special day and greatly appreciate your feedback. Thanks again, Christine
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
I only had my ceremony at Asbury, but it was a wonderful location with very helpful, kind people to help!
I only had my ceremony at Asbury, but it was a wonderful location with very helpful, kind people to help!
I only had my ceremony at Asbury, but it was a wonderful location with very helpful, kind people to help! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
We had our ceremony at Estes Chapel, which is a beautiful venue for a traditional wedding. Perfect for couples who want to keep it simple yet elegant. We were incredibly pleased with the service offered by our wedding-day coordinator, Keturah! She was well organized and knew exactly what needed to be done without even asking.

The only issues we found had to do with the time blocks offered and the bridal suite. In terms of the time blocks, couples who choose this venue are offered either the afternoon block or the evening block. We had to pay an extra $100 to come in an hour earlier, because we needed more time to take pictures before our 5:30 wedding. This would not have been possible if another couple had blocked the afternoon slot. In a nutshell, we just found that the times offered were not good for couples who want to get married in the early evening. You will end up feeling rushed and, if the time is available, will have to pay extra for it, even though you will be vacating the venue hours before your allotted time ends.

In terms of the bridal suite, many of the outlets weren't working on the day I got married, there is no bathroom in or near the suite and the curtain did not shut all the way. None of these bothered me too much, since I did my hair and makeup at the salon beforehand, but I know they would other women.

The good far outweighed the bad, though. I definitely recommend Weddings at Asbury for your ceremony venue!
We had our ceremony at Estes Chapel, which is a beautiful venue for a traditional wedding. Perfect for couples who want to Read more...
We had our ceremony at Estes Chapel, which is a beautiful venue for a traditional wedding. Perfect for couples who want to keep it simple yet elegant. We were incredibly pleased with the service offered by our wedding-day coordinator, Keturah! She was well organized and knew exactly what needed to be done without even asking.

The only issues we found had to do with the time blocks offered and the bridal suite. In terms of the time blocks, couples who choose this venue are offered either the afternoon block or the evening block. We had to pay an extra $100 to come in an hour earlier, because we needed more time to take pictures before our 5:30 wedding. This would not have been possible if another couple had blocked the afternoon slot. In a nutshell, we just found that the times offered were not good for couples who want to get married in the early evening. You will end up feeling rushed and, if the time is available, will have to pay extra for it, even though you will be vacating the venue hours before your allotted time ends.

In terms of the bridal suite, many of the outlets weren't working on the day I got married, there is no bathroom in or near the suite and the curtain did not shut all the way. None of these bothered me too much, since I did my hair and makeup at the salon beforehand, but I know they would other women.

The good far outweighed the bad, though. I definitely recommend Weddings at Asbury for your ceremony venue! Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.3/5.0
Our wedding coordinator we were provided with, Morgan, was awesome. So helpful.
Our wedding coordinator we were provided with, Morgan, was awesome. So helpful.
Our wedding coordinator we were provided with, Morgan, was awesome. So helpful. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Becca
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.3/5.0
Our day went off very well although I was expecting more help for ceremony set up by the way things were presented when we contracted with Asbury. As it turned out, there was no "we" will help with those pew hooks, only one very hard working wedding planner by herself.

During the reception, we asked for the overhead lights to be dimmed and for the lights on the trees to be lit. That didn't happen and the reception coordinator was no where around. We also asked that the bride and groom be annouced when the entered the room. That also didn't happen. The wedding planner stepped in and assisted with the cake cutting.
Our day went off very well although I was expecting more help for ceremony set up by the way things were presented when we Read more...
Our day went off very well although I was expecting more help for ceremony set up by the way things were presented when we contracted with Asbury. As it turned out, there was no "we" will help with those pew hooks, only one very hard working wedding planner by herself.

During the reception, we asked for the overhead lights to be dimmed and for the lights on the trees to be lit. That didn't happen and the reception coordinator was no where around. We also asked that the bride and groom be annouced when the entered the room. That also didn't happen. The wedding planner stepped in and assisted with the cake cutting. Read less
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kristen11
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.3/5.0
Overall we are happy we chose Weddings at Asbury. They provide a ton of extras that most other venues do not. They provided a wedding director, who I can't imagine going without. They provide napkins, tablecloths, plateware and utensils. They take care of the cleanup as well, which is awesome. I don't remember seeing any other vendor that was so inclusive. It was a huge blessing for my family to have less to worry about after the wedding. One big reason we chose Asbury was because the ceremony and reception location are walking distance; guests do not have to worry about directions or getting lost or waiting forever for the bride and groom. As a whole, definitely a memorable day!

My advice would be to be very thorough and detailed in explaining what you want. We were told we would have a guest book table at the ceremony, and that day a guest book podium was what was given to us to use...which didn't lend well for the book we had chosen, and by that point was too late to change. I would also be very clear in dealing with timelines. The staff was usually very friendly and organized, but we felt rushed alot. When pre-ceremony pictures ran late, we were rushed out because "guests were arriving," and we didn't get all of the shots we wanted. A good solution would have been to move to an outdoor or other location to finish getting family photos... but again we were rushed to our dressing rooms. Always have a backup plan and plan things way earlier than you think you need; even earlier than you are advised. Extra time is better than not enough.
We were told that rehearsal would take 45 min but we were given a 1.5 hr time slot. It took the whole 1.5 hrs. We were told we wouldn't need signs to direct guests to each location or parking. I thought the campus was kind of confusing for most people but trusted the director that we wouldn't need any signs. In actuality, we had a multitude of friends and family calling us on our wedding day asking where to park, where the building was, and where the specific chapel was; and had people going to the wrong chapel, parking far away, and getting lost.
Another big thing is be aware of things going on. On your wedding day, things are moving very quickly and it can be a stressful time. When our friends toasted to us, we were never told where our complimentary sparkling juice was...there was so much going on that we didn't see it and never raised our glasses to toast...as soon as our last toast speech was made, our director guided us to the cake to cut it (no one ever raised their glasses for the 'cheers' part). It was fine, it flowed, but when we got our wedding photos back, there was a picture of the champagne bottle in a cute bucket; that was when we realized we never even used that...didn't even know where it was. They would not allow my mom to take it with her after it was over, when she realized we hadn't even used it.
Also, there weren't many drink refills. There was a ton of dancing, which means thirsty guests, but we had several people tell us they could never get a drink. Several times I went to get a drink and there wasn't even any water. Our cheese and cracker tray was never made or set out, BUT they did refund us for that.

I know that things happen, and the director can't be superwoman. Just be thorough with any detail you want, no matter how small. And be generous with allowing time for things.
I wouldn't change our venue at all...we had a wonderful wedding. We are grateful for everything that everyone at Asbury did for us. They went above and beyond every other place I had seen. I'm sure way more things would have gone wrong without the help of all the staff at Asbury. And I know that there was a lot of work done for us behind the scenes that we can never know the extent of it. AND very affordable with all they include.
Overall we are happy we chose Weddings at Asbury. They provide a ton of extras that most other venues do not. They Read more...
Overall we are happy we chose Weddings at Asbury. They provide a ton of extras that most other venues do not. They provided a wedding director, who I can't imagine going without. They provide napkins, tablecloths, plateware and utensils. They take care of the cleanup as well, which is awesome. I don't remember seeing any other vendor that was so inclusive. It was a huge blessing for my family to have less to worry about after the wedding. One big reason we chose Asbury was because the ceremony and reception location are walking distance; guests do not have to worry about directions or getting lost or waiting forever for the bride and groom. As a whole, definitely a memorable day!

My advice would be to be very thorough and detailed in explaining what you want. We were told we would have a guest book table at the ceremony, and that day a guest book podium was what was given to us to use...which didn't lend well for the book we had chosen, and by that point was too late to change. I would also be very clear in dealing with timelines. The staff was usually very friendly and organized, but we felt rushed alot. When pre-ceremony pictures ran late, we were rushed out because "guests were arriving," and we didn't get all of the shots we wanted. A good solution would have been to move to an outdoor or other location to finish getting family photos... but again we were rushed to our dressing rooms. Always have a backup plan and plan things way earlier than you think you need; even earlier than you are advised. Extra time is better than not enough.
We were told that rehearsal would take 45 min but we were given a 1.5 hr time slot. It took the whole 1.5 hrs. We were told we wouldn't need signs to direct guests to each location or parking. I thought the campus was kind of confusing for most people but trusted the director that we wouldn't need any signs. In actuality, we had a multitude of friends and family calling us on our wedding day asking where to park, where the building was, and where the specific chapel was; and had people going to the wrong chapel, parking far away, and getting lost.
Another big thing is be aware of things going on. On your wedding day, things are moving very quickly and it can be a stressful time. When our friends toasted to us, we were never told where our complimentary sparkling juice was...there was so much going on that we didn't see it and never raised our glasses to toast...as soon as our last toast speech was made, our director guided us to the cake to cut it (no one ever raised their glasses for the 'cheers' part). It was fine, it flowed, but when we got our wedding photos back, there was a picture of the champagne bottle in a cute bucket; that was when we realized we never even used that...didn't even know where it was. They would not allow my mom to take it with her after it was over, when she realized we hadn't even used it.
Also, there weren't many drink refills. There was a ton of dancing, which means thirsty guests, but we had several people tell us they could never get a drink. Several times I went to get a drink and there wasn't even any water. Our cheese and cracker tray was never made or set out, BUT they did refund us for that.

I know that things happen, and the director can't be superwoman. Just be thorough with any detail you want, no matter how small. And be generous with allowing time for things.
I wouldn't change our venue at all...we had a wonderful wedding. We are grateful for everything that everyone at Asbury did for us. They went above and beyond every other place I had seen. I'm sure way more things would have gone wrong without the help of all the staff at Asbury. And I know that there was a lot of work done for us behind the scenes that we can never know the extent of it. AND very affordable with all they include. Read less
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Weddings at Asbury responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review. We were disappointed to hear you felt rushed for pictures, and other details were not as you expected.
We actually have several signs designed to be used for our wedding guests, which we offer to be used for free. I am sorry that was not communicated to you. We wanted to let you know that the wedding director you worked with is no longer with us.
I have addressed the issues with the reception, refills on drinks, etc. This should not be an issue in the future. Thanks again for informing us, and for your review with WeddingWire.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
Lovely venue, classic and well lit!
Lovely venue, classic and well lit!
Lovely venue, classic and well lit! Read less
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Wanda
Wedding:
3/17/2012
4.0/5.0
The room was set up beautifully. We were disappointed in that one of the items that we had selected for the buffet was not furnished because the reception was having the same item. We don't understand why that was an issue but the rest of the food was good.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the rehearsal dinner.
The room was set up beautifully. We were disappointed in that one of the items that we had selected for the buffet was not Read more...
The room was set up beautifully. We were disappointed in that one of the items that we had selected for the buffet was not furnished because the reception was having the same item. We don't understand why that was an issue but the rest of the food was good.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the rehearsal dinner. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.9/5.0
It was the cheapest place we found that can deal with big groups in Lexington! The event staff were amazing and very well coordinated. We did a breakfast buffet and it was the hit of the wedding. Only down side what some of the provided supplies were old and we had a few miscommunications during the planning process, but nothing major.
It was the cheapest place we found that can deal with big groups in Lexington! The event staff were amazing and very well Read more...
It was the cheapest place we found that can deal with big groups in Lexington! The event staff were amazing and very well coordinated. We did a breakfast buffet and it was the hit of the wedding. Only down side what some of the provided supplies were old and we had a few miscommunications during the planning process, but nothing major. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, , Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.8/5.0
The price is a bit steep for the venue, and there are few other options for building rentals.
The price is a bit steep for the venue, and there are few other options for building rentals.
The price is a bit steep for the venue, and there are few other options for building rentals. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.8/5.0
Beautiful chapel, campus makes for great pictures. Difficult parking if expecting lots of people
Beautiful chapel, campus makes for great pictures. Difficult parking if expecting lots of people
Beautiful chapel, campus makes for great pictures. Difficult parking if expecting lots of people Read less
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Tabitha
Wedding:
5/20/2012
2.9/5.0
The reception hall was beautiful and tables were set up as wanted but nothing was on time, workers were difficult, we were not guided in events at all, we were rushed and we did not get the full time that we payed for. The workers and event staff were not pleasant and we were not able to enjoy the reception as we were continuously rushed to end it and leave before it was suppose to be over.
The reception hall was beautiful and tables were set up as wanted but nothing was on time, workers were difficult, we were Read more...
The reception hall was beautiful and tables were set up as wanted but nothing was on time, workers were difficult, we were not guided in events at all, we were rushed and we did not get the full time that we payed for. The workers and event staff were not pleasant and we were not able to enjoy the reception as we were continuously rushed to end it and leave before it was suppose to be over. Read less
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Weddings at Asbury responded with the following comments:

Tabitha,
I am very disappointed to hear you were displeased with some things at your reception. I have contacted all people involved to understand what happened, and make sure it does not happen again.
As guests were walking in, I'm told you wanted them to sign a book before being seated. This took some extra time, and as a result, dinner was started late. However, our director and dining supervisor communicated with your DJ to help move things back into the time frame you wanted, and let him lead the way with the flow. They said guests did not dance much, and were beginning to leave. This is why they asked if you wanted to go ahead and toss the bouquet and garter.
I'm sorry things ended before you were ready. We would have been happy to have you stay, but knew you indicated that you wanted to through the bouquet and garter while many guests were still present. My apologies that the communication was not as strong as it should have been, and the personnel have been reprimanded for any poor attitude they passed on to you or your guests.
I hope you and Jim can remember the beauty of the day and enjoy many happy years together.

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