Kentucky Wedding Venue: Historic Shelby Manor at Arcadia Farms

Kentucky Wedding Venue: Historic Shelby Manor at Arcadia Farms

Kentucky has such a diverse collection of beautiful wedding venues and we were so happy to have the opportunity to check out the Historic Shelby Manor at Arcadia Farms in Stanford, KY, near Danville.  This charming historic venue is also a bed and breakfast and sits on a working farm. 

The Kentucky Castle | Versailles, Kentucky Wedding Venue | Keith & Melissa Photography

The Kentucky Castle  |  Versailles, Kentucky Wedding Venue  |  Keith & Melissa Photography

Recently we were blessed to have the opportunity to take my (Melissa's) granny to the Kentucky Castle for dinner and a tour.  We had so much fun looking around at all the new renovations that the new owners have done.  The castle in Versailles has never looked better and they are still working on it! 

The Mane on Main | New Lexington, Kentucky Wedding Venue | Keith & Melissa Photography

The Mane on Main  |  New Lexington, Kentucky Wedding Venue  |  Keith & Melissa Photography

One of the newest local venues, The Mane on Main, is being called, "Lexington's Venue with a View".  This name could not be more accurate!  We went up to the location of this new event and wedding venue up on the 15th floor of the Chase Bank building on East Main Street.  What a magnificent view it was with snow falling outside of the huge windows!  We toured the 12,500 square-foot space that houses Dupree Catering, their exclusive caterer, and enjoyed talking with the coordinator, Heather.  The beautiful space can accommodate weddings and events for up to 500 people total.  The largest room can hold about 200 and would make a lovely ceremony site.  The smallest room holds up to 60 but would be perfect for a bridal suite.  The 360 degree view of the city from the big windows provides plenty of natural light and we hear that the view is even more breathtaking at night with the miles of lights in site.  We can't wait to shoot a wedding here!  Contact them today for a tour!  

Kentucky Wedding Venue, Starlit Heights in Lancaster, KY

Kentucky Wedding Venue, Starlit Heights in Lancaster, KY

We had the pleasure of going out to Lancaster last week to visit a new Kentucky wedding venue, Starlit Heights.  The coordinator, Amber, was so kind to give us a tour of the location and let us know more about what they offer.  The venue has an open air pavilion that would be perfect for wedding receptions as well as other events.  The setting overlooks miles of gorgeous Kentucky farmland and a cute little pond is one of the focal points.  There are several options for your ceremony location and portrait possibilities are endless on the 9+ acres!  There are wooded areas that would be so pretty in photos!  We can definitely envision beautiful engagement photos being shot here!  One of the highlights is Burdette Knob, an amazing overlook that would be a super romantic place for a proposal or an elopement and Amber would be happy to help you set that up!  

New Harrodsburg, KY Wedding Venue, The Barn at McCall Springs | Kentucky Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

New Harrodsburg, KY Wedding Venue, The Barn at McCall Springs  |  Kentucky Wedding Photographers  |  Keith & Melissa Photography

A few weeks ago when it had snowed about 4 inches here in the Lawrenceburg area, we got pretty tired of sitting at home and decided to take a drive.  There's a lot of pretty country around here and it's even more impressive blanketed in white snow.

Top Ten Engagement Session Locations in Lexington, Kentucky | Lexington Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

Top Ten Engagement Session Locations in Lexington, Kentucky  |  Lexington Wedding Photographers  |  Keith & Melissa Photography

Kentucky is one of the most beautiful places in the world and Central Kentucky offers some very picturesque locations for your engagement session.  Although not all these locations are found directly inside of Lexington, they’re not a long drive from the heart of the Bluegrass.  We encourage our couples to choose locations that are special and meaningful to them.  This list is truly only the beginning of gorgeous places that we can shoot your engagement session but hopefully it will serve to get your mind going in the right direction. 

25 Winter Date Ideas | Lexington, KY Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

25 Winter Date Ideas  |  Lexington, KY Wedding Photographers  |  Keith & Melissa Photography

Whether you’re still dating, engaged or married, it can be challenging to come up with fun, new date ideas.  Dinner and a movie are great but it’s always nice to try something different.  Here are a few ideas of things couples in the Lexington area can do on a wintery day or evening that are a little unique!  Some of these options are especially for winter while others can be done anytime.  Some keep you at home (perfect for when you’re snowed in) and some require you to get out and go somewhere!  If you have more ideas that you would like to add, comment below! Keith's favorite is #4, and Melissa's favorite is #13!