7 Fun and Unique Reception Ideas | Lexington Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

7 Fun and Unique Reception Ideas | Lexington Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

Wedding receptions are always so much fun. It’s the part of the day when everyone can finally relax and the bride and groom can just enjoy each other and all of their friends and family. We’re going to give you some ideas for your reception that can make it a little more fun and a little more unique!

Best Historic and Estate Wedding Venues in Lexington, KY | Kentucky Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

Best Historic and Estate Wedding Venues in Lexington, KY | Kentucky Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

Lexington has many stunning venues that fall into a category that we consider “historic” or “estate”. These venues often feature a large home that may or may not still be a residence. Many still have a farm setting, some also have barns and some can be found right in the middle of town. We invite you to view this list that we have compiled and let us know if you’ve had the pleasure of visiting any of these venues.

Best Barn & Outdoor Wedding Venues in Lexington, KY | Kentucky Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

Best Barn & Outdoor Wedding Venues in Lexington, KY | Kentucky Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

Kentucky is full of beautiful wedding venues and if you’re searching for a barn or field to say your vows in, you’re in luck! Lexington is definitely not lacking in barn and outdoor wedding venues!

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!