There is nothing more flattering than having a couple travel to Warrenwood Manor for their wedding. We are honored to be chosen over all the other venues they passed to get here, whether they traveled 20 miles or 2,000 miles. We love connecting our couples and creating an experience that they and their guests will always remember as quintessentially Kentucky. In some cases, we are shaping first impressions of our entire state and we are proud to be that connector. Here are a few of the destination wedding stories from Warrenwood.
Lisa + David
Lisa and David got engaged while living in New York City. Originally from Kentucky, Lisa decided she’d like to head back to her home state to get married. After finding Warrenwood on Instagram she was sold. So on their wedding weekend, they flew to Kentucky with their 20 closest friends and of course their dog.
The entire wedding centered around all things Kentucky. The reception menu included southern favorites like hot browns, mashed potatoes, green beans, fried chicken and mac & cheese. Dinner ingredients were locally grown and soured. In true Kentucky styled, the bar was stocked with three locally-brewed craft beers from West 6th Brewery and three Kentucky bourbons. As a party favor, Lisa & David choose a variety of Ruth Hunt Candies for their guests.
The couple’s guests also got a unique feel for small-town Kentucky living by staying at the Wilderness Road Guest Houses & Rooms in Stanford, KY just a short drive from Warrenwood. These renovated historic houses are literally the cutest, coziest accommodations a destination wedding guest could ask for.
“As an out-of-towner planning a destination wedding in the state I grew up in, I initially chose Warrenwood for the beauty of the location. The photos ended up looking like a magazine spread – overwhelmingly pretty. All of my east coast guests will forever remember KY as one of the most beautiful places they’ve been.”
Kameko + Erik
Kameko and Erik traveled from Washington, DC to host their vow renewal at Warrenwood Manor. Their friends made their way from 12 different countries to witness the event. Together they explored many of Kentucky’s attractions. On Friday they enjoyed the day at Keeneland betting on the horse races before heading to Warrenwood for the rehearsal dinner. On Saturday, Kameko, Erik & their guests came back to Warrenwood for a relaxing day complete with food trucks, corn hole, frisbee, a magic show, and a standup comedy routine. They even had a local bluegrass band, The Sharecroppers, play on the patio.
That evening Kameko & Erik renewed their vows during a ceremony that truly embraced cultural diversity and inclusivity. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard so many heartfelt words in my entire life. Their cocktail hour and dinner reception were just as lively. Dupree Catering served a Kentucky-proud menu family-style while guests sipped on Kentucky bourbons, wines and beers. The most epic, eclectic dance party concluded their night at Warrenwood.
They finished the weekend with Sunday brunch and a tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery.
“We had such an amazing weekend at Warrenwood! The staff was amazing from the time we met them about 6 months ago to now. They made everything very easy for an out-of-town couple to plan remotely – from suggesting vendors to answering many questions. They were always so cheerful and calm. We had 80 people traveling from all over the US and the world and everyone really loved it. The space is so big and diverse. It was a perfect place to have a multi-day event so the guests could see different areas and not get too bored. The price was also great and worth every penny. We couldn’t have asked for any better!!”
Jillian + Colin
Jillian and Colin met at Centre College, here in Danville, Kentuck. So it seemed fitting for them to return to Danville to host their destination wedding at Warrenwood Manor. Family and friends from all over Kentucky as well as many from Florida and beyond traveled to attend the event.
Colin and the men started their weekend by spending Friday at Keeneland watching the spring horse races. Meanwhile, in Danville, the ladies enjoyed a bridesmaids luncheon at the Danville Country Club. That evening everyone came together at Warrenwood for a classy rehearsal dinner catered by DaRae & Friends Catering.
Saturday’s festivities started at the First Presbyterian Church of Danville. Jillian & Colin’s ceremony was filled with tradition and charm. Afterward, they partied the night away in the dressed-up barn at Warrenwood. White drapery and greenery hung from the rafters while a Prosecco tower and stunning cake took center stage. Over-the-top purple and white florals completed the look. The entire evening was not only beautiful, but also deeply heartfelt.
On Sunday, they wrapped up the celebration with a beautiful brunch at Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill.
“We loved absolutely every moment of working with the Warrenwood team! Their gorgeous venue was the perfect setting for our daughter’s rehearsal dinner and wedding reception! Look no further! Book your event today! Warrenwood will make your event everything you want it to be! They are the best!”
– Ashley, Mother of the Bride
To see more images from Jillian & Collin’s wedding visit their blog post. Photography by Love the Renauds Photography | Floral Design by Bruce Wayne Florals & Fields in Bloom | Wedding Coordination by Warrenwood Manor & Scripted Events
Each of these weddings is distinctly different and extremely memorable in it’s own way. It was an absolute pleasure working with each of these clients turned friends. I loved seeing how each couple chose to show off our home state. They created unforgettable experiences for each and every one of their guests and that is really really special.
A destination wedding in Kentucky may be the perfect fit for you. We would love to help make that dream a reality. To learn more about hosting a wedding at Warrenwood visit our website.