It's impossible not to have a beautiful wedding at Keeneland. We had the greatest experience ever!
Kate Mclean was our contact at Keeneland. She made every aspect of our wedding absolutely perfect. We met many times in the months leading up to our wedding. Every aspect was given the utmost detail. Even when weather looked to play a factor in our wedding she remained positive and our entire wedding surpassed our wildest expectations.
She was very hands on and made planning a wedding easy. She had answers for everything.
Both our ceremony and reception was held onsite at Keeneland. We could never thank her enough!
Excellent venue. Michelle Rapier was wonderful to work with as well as the rest of the Turf Catering staff. They were very attentive, the food and presentation was excellent. Couldn't ask for a better place for photographs!
We had our August 2010 wedding/reception at the Keeneland clubhouse. We knew we wanted to be married at the race track, so it was just a matter of working out the details. Libby was there to help with everything, from the beginning. Also, all the staff we dealt with the day of the wedding were great. Our bartender was Jay, and he was fantastic.
Here are some helpful hints for future brides. You have to, of course, use Turf Catering for your food. We found it much cheaper to have a buffet dinner than heavy appetizers. The appetizer list is priced per piece. So basically, $2.50 per chicken tender, not for two pieces. Needless to say, it added up very quickly. We had the Bluegrass buffet, which was very tasty. It has two meats, which requires two carvers (they won't let you have just 1). Another expense to consisder is the extra rentals that are required. You have to rent chairs for the outside ceremony and the chairs neededfor inside. They only have 80 chairs to use inside and won't allow you to bring the ceremony chairs in. The natural colored chairs at Keeneland cannot be matched exactly. I used the folding ones from Purdon's, which were much better quality than Byrant's. I wasn't crazy about the chairs not matching for my reception, but they seemed to blend in.
The most painful part of the bill is the 20% service charge plus 6% KY sales tax. Make sure you account for the extra money when you get the bill.
We had a great wedding day at Keeneland and wouldn't have changed a thing. You and your guest will enjoy the atomsphere and the reasonable price tag that comes with it.
Libby and all of Turf Catering's staff were amazing to work with. They made planning my wedding easy and stress free. Libby was great about helping me plan to fit within my budget and offered many suggestions that were helpful and showed how well she knows her business. I am very lucky to have worked with Libby.
I had thought of my wedding day every single day from the time I was a little girl. When we got engaged, Keeneland was our first thought for our reception site and it did not disappoint. Libby was great to work with. She was very professional and you could tell she took her job very seriously. When I walked into the Keene Barn for our reception, I was taken aback by how beautiful it all was. Everything was just perfect, she had done her best to make sure it was all just as I had wanted. The food was absolutely amazing. To this day, people still comment about how great the food was. The bartenders and wait staff were very friendly and played around with us all night...even when my drunk Uncle decided he needed to try and get all of the bartenders to dance at their work stations!
I cannot thank everyone at Keeneland and Turf Catering enough for all that was done to make our day perfect.
Libby was great and very responsive to our numerous questions. We loved our wedding reception. The venue is beautiful on its own, the food was great, and the service was fantastic
The food was amazing by Turf Catering. All my guests said that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding and I agree!
Libby was wonderful, top notch, I would reccomend her highly to anyone for any event. Chef was outstanding also
Libby was really wonderful, so accomodating, took care of everything, really a joy to work with, didn't need a wedding planner! Wonderful venue. Chef was so kind, really flexible, great suggestions, food for over 300 was delicious and HOT, amazing.
The food was amazing and Libby was so easy to work with. She took care of all of the rentals and was very flexible on the menu and how the evening would run. It was expensive but worth every penny!
Turf Catering is a full-service catering company that specializes in producing superior events at Keeneland with care, quality and style. Whether you are planning a banquet, wedding, family reunion or picnic, we are ready to assist you in developing an event that exceeds your expectations.
All of our facilities are non-smoking and handicap accessible.