Weddings & Special Events

From its inception, Maple Hill Manor has been a love story, beginning as a wedding gift to a bride. Today it carries on the tradition of romance providing the perfect setting for Weddings, Receptions, and Honeymoons.

PLEASE NOTE: Only Simple Elopements OR Vow Renewals are being entertained until FALL 2015.

No Large Wedding Events are being contracted until that time.

Maple Hill Manor offers an elegant place for a truly memorable event – whether inside the Manor or the beautiful grounds with its Flower Gardens, Wedding Gazebo, Tent Areas, Event Barn, Horse and Carriage Rides, not to mention the picturesque country landscape which surrounds this gracious plantation home.

Your Wedding Guests will enjoy the romantic setting and exquisite catering services. You will be assured of having Professional Event Planning related to overall coordination and preparation. Our dedicated staff will provide a reception or rehearsal dinner that will be nothing less than spectacular!

If you have dreamed of a having a magnificent garden wedding at a historic setting, there’s no better place than Maple Hill Manor. Together, we will create a wonderful memory that will last a lifetime.

Wedding Testimonials

  • “Beautiful Setting, Outstanding Support, and Fairy Tale Event!” Amber and James – Lexington, KY
  • “Perfect place for an outdoor event, Wedding Coordination was excellent, extremely flexible in set-up and tear-down, terrific Wedding Resources!” Amy and Ben – Lexington, KY
  • “An extraordinary and welcoming place!” Shawn and Nicole – Owensboro, KY
  • “Todd and Tyler both worked with us to make all of the arrangements and were very resourceful in getting everything pulled together. Most importantly, they had great ideas and resources.”  Shaun and Renee – Bardstown, KY
  • “Maple Hill Manor’s Wedding Packages are ideal for a couple with little spare time for planning and coordinating…and the pricing is extremely competitive, especially compared to Metro Areas.”  Ann Marie and John – Louisville, KY

Available for Indoor and Outdoor Events …

Elegant Parlor & Grand Spiral Staircase Weddings or Gracious Grounds, Gazebo, and Garden Weddings. Event Barn available for year-round events as well! Voted “Best B&B in the South” in 2009  by BedandBreakfast.com.

A wedding is more than a union between two people. It’s the festive event celebrating the joining of two families. And we strive to make your wedding the best wedding possible and to make it as joyful and stress free as possible. You are not restricted to unrealistically short time schedules or mandated to use particular vendors. We are one of the last wedding venues in Kentucky to offer one-a-day weddings. If you so choose, our Wedding Planner (Member Association of Bridal Consultants) can help orchestrate your wedding day so you don’t have to worry about the details.

It is, after all, YOUR wedding day!

Wedding planning can also be time consuming and stressful, and many busy couples want to take advantage of our Wedding Packages to simplify the process. Our wedding packages include the services of a Wedding Planner to help plan and execute your dream wedding.

Maple Hill Manor is an excellent wedding venue for destination weddings within easy day trip driving distance of Louisville and Lexington . We have planned and hosted weddings for couples as far away as California . Florida , New York , and abroad, and guest lists in excess of 500 people. The Manor provides a memorable opportunity for the newly extended family to get acquainted and visit in a luxurious, yet comfortable environment after the festivities.

PLEASE NOTE: Any wedding involving 50+ Guests requires a 2-night minimum Full House Rental of the Bed & Breakfast.

Facility Only Rental

Maple Hill Manor is pleased to offer the option of “a la carte” weddings to those Brides who wish to just rent the facility and pick and choose every detail of their wedding item by item, contracting with their vendors directly – there is no surcharge for not using Maple Hill Manor provided vendors. When a bride reserves Maple Hill Manor’s facility for her wedding, she can have the best wedding possible because she need not rush her event due to partial day time limits, nor does she have to compete with another bride for use of the reception hall and grounds. The “a la carte” wedding facility rental includes the following on the day of the event:

  • Grand Front Lawn, Wedding Gazebo, White “Moon” Garden, Small Grape Vineyard, or Orchard where weddings and rehearsals are performed.
  • Flower Gardens, Tree-Draped Patio, and Croquet Field are where wedding receptions are held.
  • The Changing Area/Restroom Facilities are located in the Manor or rented facilities within the Barn.

Special Wedding Services and Options

Each wedding at Maple Hill Manor is unique and special, tailored to the vision of our brides. If you chose to rent the Facility only, you are invited to consider incorporating some of our optional services and features into your wedding (Not available for Elopement Wedding Packages or Intimate Wedding Package). Please note that some of our wedding packages incorporate selected options below at no extra cost.

  • White Dove Release
  • Horse & Carriage
  • Custom Decorations
  • Wedding Photography
  • Wedding Videography
  • Set-up and Clean-up Service
  • Simple and Elegant Hors d’ouvres Catering Packages
  • Attendants for third-party catered receptions
  • Parking Attendants
  • Musicians for ceremony
  • Engraved Napkins
  • Disc Jockey or Live Music
  • Officiant
  • Floral and/or Wedding Accent Rentals
  • Tent, Tables, and Chair Rentals
  • Custom Pottery Gifts for Guests
  • Floral Preservation
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Hair & Cosmetic Professionals
  • Linen Rental
  • Limosine Service

Receptions

Maple Hill Manor wishes to make your wedding reception a memorable occasion that complements your wedding.  We know that a reception consisting of delicious food, beautiful table presentations and outstanding service provided to your family and friends after the wedding ceremony is essential to make this event truly memorable.  We also know that planning a wedding reception can be complex and stressful.  Therefore we offer three catering packages to complement your beautiful wedding at Maple Hill Manor:

  • Simple Reception Package
  • Optional Hors d’oeuvre Package
  • Custom Catering Package

Select the simple reception package alone, or choose the simple reception package combined with the optional hors d’oeuvre package.  Or, go completely “out of the box” and design your unique reception catering package with our exclusive wedding coordinator. Let us do the leg work with area caterers to find your delicious delicacies at the best price possible.

Facility Rental Fees

Perhaps you are a “take charge” person – the kind who would like to plan and coordinate every detail of their special wedding day. If this is you, a pre-designed Wedding Package may not be your cup of tea. In this case, just renting our facility may be the right option. Also, renting the facility only can be very cost effective for those who are local and have family and friends nearby who want to help with items or services for your event such as flowers, music, photography, catering, set-up, clean-up, etc.

Maple Hill Manor’s Bed and Breakfast facilities are specifically excluded from the facility rental fee, but are often booked separately for wedding party guests. The facility rental fee covers use of the Manor and its grounds. Facility rental fees depend on the day of the week and seasonal demand. Our unique Event Barn is available for an optional rental fee, equivalent to a tent set-up. Equipment rentals such as tents, tables and chairs, and special services such as catering and post-event clean up are not included in the facility rental fee. However, these items and others are available to you for rent/purchase if you wish.

A non-refundable deposit and signed contract are required at time of booking to hold a date. Once we book your event, this becomes your date – we turn away all other brides and events who may also want your date.   Cancellation and date change penalties apply. 

  • Friday OR Saturday Facility rental fee:  $1,995.
  • Sunday-only Facility rental fee:  $1,495.
  • Monday through Thursday Facility rental fee:  $995

PLEASE NOTE: Maple Hill Manor’s All-Inclusive Wedding Packages include applicable facility rental fees.

All-Inclusive Wedding Packages

Historic Maple Hill Manor, an award-winning Bed & Breakfast and Wedding Venue near Bardstown, Kentucky, is pleased to offer a variety of wedding packages starting with our very special Elopement Package to meet every bride’s unique needs. Most packages include the services of our Director of Events, Todd Allen. He works closely with excellent third party professionals to provide luxurious convenience for those brides whose lives are too busy to be concerned with the myriad details of planning a wedding. Our wedding packages are designed to provide the best wedding solutions for a memorable destination wedding.

Design a custom wedding package. If you’re an “out of the box” couple, you may wish to design a custom wedding package to reflect your combined styles. Yes, you may still need all the basic components of a package, but you have ideas that will make your special day uniquely YOU!  Visit with our certified wedding coordinator and tell her your ideas.  Todd will capture your vision, visit with our professional vendors and come back with a custom quote for you.

In addition to the wedding packages described below, Maple Hill Manor continues to offer the option of a la carte weddings to those Brides who wish to just rent the facility and pick and choose every detail of their wedding item by item and contract with their vendors directly. 

Maple Hill Manor has facilities and grounds that may accommodate events for up to 250 guests.

Simple Elopement OR Vow Renewal Package

(For the Bride and Groom, 2 guests), Package Price: Only $299

Created for a couple that wants a quiet and private ceremony with a small reception and toast. A Wedding For Two is an intimate experience without a lot of fanfare. You may bring two guests to celebrate your union.

  • Use of our magnificent Manor for sixty minutes
  • Choice of setting
    • Exquisite parlor features candlelight and grand staircase for bride’s entrance
    • Serene outdoor Wedding Gazebo (weather permitting)
    • Any outdoor location of your choosing
  • Choice of Civil or Christian Service  – Officiant to be arranged
  • Wedding Cake designed for two
  • Wedding Music
  • Copy of wedding vows
  • Toasting champagne or sparkling juice

 

Elegant Elopement Package

Enjoy a sweet, memorable, and elegant wedding ceremony in our Wedding Gazebo or Flower Gardens followed by a lovely reception in the parlor and dining room of our luxurious Bed & Breakfast.  Stay 2 nights night in our McElroy Honeymoon Hideaway Suite and receive $20 off your room rate.

Offer includes all the components of a wedding:

  • Use of our beautiful wedding gazebo and flower gardens
    • Minister or officiant
    • Pre-recorded Wedding Music (of your choice)
  • Fresh cut flower bouquet for the Bride and boutonniere for the Groom
  • Cake and punch reception for up to twelve people (including children) in the beautiful Maple Hill Manor parlor and exquisite main dining room with service on silver, crystal, and/or china to include:
    • Cake on silver cake stand
    • Punch served from our crystal punch bowl and ladle set
    • Coffee in silver service with condiments
    • Mints and mixed nuts
    • Wedding style napkins
    • Flower arrangement in dining room centerpiece
    • A bottle of sparkling non-alcoholic wine for Bride and Groom toast in crystal toasting glasses
  • Wedding coordinator to plan the wedding
  • One attendant for ceremony and reception
  • Set up and clean up service
  • Honeymoon night stay for the Bride and Groom (same room Bride uses for changing room). Includes a Full Country “Gourmet” Breakfast the next morning.

Package Price $1,250 plus tax.

Service and reception not to exceed 2 hours. Bride, Groom and Officiant are not included in the twelve person limit.

 

Effortless Elopement Package

A wedding without the worries. Let us take care of all the arrangements. All you have to do is show up. Our beautiful white gazebo or white garden for the ceremony, an officiate, a traditional bouquet of seasonal flowers and matching boutonniere, an accomplished wedding photographer to capture your perfect day in a disc of digital photos, a stunning and sumptuous wedding cake for two, a silver service champagne tray to toast your union, and 2 night accommodations in one of our premium guest rooms.

Package Price: $1,275 All-Inclusive. For details, please contact us at 1-800-886-7546 or email stay@maplehillmanor.com.

Intimate Wedding Package

Perhaps you are both mature and maybe have even been married before. You want a holy, spiritual wedding with just your children, closest of relatives and a few life-long friends.

Or, perhaps you are both young and he is being deployed soon and you want a memorable, small wedding in a chapel in front of a minister before he has to go.

The reasons to want a spiritual, intimate wedding, with just the closest of friends and family, are as varied as the threads of a majestic tapestry or the flowers in a beautiful garden.

The Intimate Wedding Package provides for a moving and memorable intimate wedding in our Wedding Gazebo and Flower Gardens followed by an exquisite wedding reception in the parlor and dining room of our luxurious B & B.

Offer includes all the components of a wedding:

  • Ceremony in the Wedding Gazebo and Flower Gardens, including
    • Minister or Officiant
    • Pre-recorded music (of your choice)
    • Wedding decorations (Pair of antique baskets on stands with silk flower arrangement and greenery).
  • Fresh cut flower bouquet and boutonniere for the Bride and Groom
  • Single rose for the Maid of Honor
  • Boutonnière for the Best Man
  • Cake, punch, and finger sandwich reception for up to twenty-four people (including children) in the exquisite Dining Room with service on silver, crystal, and/or china to include:
    • Cake on silver cake stand
    • Punch served from our crystal punch bowl and ladle set
    • Coffee in silver service with condiments
    • Mints and mixed nuts
    • Assorted finger sandwiches
    • Wedding style napkins
    • Flower arrangement in the dining room table centerpiece
    • A bottle of sparkling non-alcoholic wine for Bride and Groom toast in crystal toasting glasses
  • Certified wedding coordinator to plan and coordinate the wedding
  • One attendant for ceremony and reception
  • 2 Changing rooms for the Bride and Groom
  • Honeymoon night stay for the Bride and Groom (same room Bride uses for changing room). Includes a Full Country “Gourmet” Breakfast the next morning.

Package Price $2,995 plus tax.

Service and reception not to exceed 3 hours. Bride, Groom and Minister/Officiant are not included in the twenty-four person count. 6% state sales tax must be added to above price.

Simple Wedding Package

The Simple Wedding Packages provide for complete wedding and receptions in and of themselves and are perfect “as is”, or they can be used as a foundation for more elaborate events embellished with additional flowers, photographer, video photography, caterer and more! Simple Wedding Packages are sized according to number of guests and include the following:

  • Ceremony on the grounds
    • Minister or Officiant
    • Live musician (harpist or pianist)
  • Fresh wedding flowers
    • Bridal bouquet
    • Tossing bouquet
    • Mini bouquets for Maid of Honor and Bride’s maids (quantity depends on wedding size)
    • Groom’s boutonniere
    • Boutonnieres for Best Man and Groom’s men (quantity depends on wedding size)
  • Cake and punch reception in the formal dining room, garden patio, or tent with service on silver, crystal and/or china to include
    • Bride’s cake table dressed in lace with satin trim, including
      • Decorated cake knife service set
      • Flower centerpiece
    • Groom’s cake table, dressed in lace with satin trim, including
      • Cake knife service set
      • Flower centerpiece
    • Gift table, dressed in lace with satin trim
    • Guest tables with solid white tablecloths and chairs (quantity depends on number of guests)
    • Bride’s and Groom’s cakes (sized according to number of guests)
    • Punch served from our crystal punch bowl and ladle set
    • Coffee in silver service with condiments
    • Mints and mixed nuts
    • Engraved wedding napkins
    • A bottle of sparkling non-alcoholic wine for Bride and Groom toast in decorated crystal toasting glasses
  • Wedding planning and wedding coordination by Certified Wedding Planner to organize the event and coordinate the ceremony and reception
  • Exclusive use of the grounds
  • Complimentary changing room for the Bride and her attendants
  • Set up and clean up service
  • For weddings with 100 or more guests, the following are also included:
    • Tent sized according to number of guests
      • Leg drapes / pole covers
      • Lights
      • Dance floor
    • DJ for reception (4 hours total)

Package Price Based on Headcount and Final Selections. Price Range: $8,000-$12,000. 

Deluxe Wedding Package

Our popular Deluxe packages take the pressure off you! These complete wedding packages have it all! We will plan and coordinate your wedding for you so you and your family don’t have to worry the myriad details. Thus you and your family will be free to enjoy your very special day without unnecessary logistical distractions.

Deluxe Wedding Packages are sized according to number of guests and include the following:

  • Ceremony on the grounds, including
    • Minister or Officiant
    • Live musician (harpist or pianist)
    • Wedding decorations
      • Pair of candelabras with greenery and flowers
      • Chair Row bows (quantity depends on wedding size)
  • Fresh wedding flowers
    • Bridal bouquet
    • Tossing bouquet
    • Mini bouquets for Maid of Honor and Bride’s maids (quantity depends on wedding size)
    • Groom’s boutonniere
    • Boutonnieres for Best Man and Groom’s men (quantity depends on wedding size)
    • Corsages for the mother of the Bride and mother of the Groom
    • Boutonnieres for the father of the Bride and father of the Groom
  • Hors d’oeuvres reception silver, crystal and/or china to include
    • Bride’s cake table dressed in lace with satin trim, including
      • Decorated cake knife service set
      • Flower centerpiece
    • Groom’s cake table, dressed in lace with satin trim, including
      • Cake knife service set
      • Flower centerpiece
    • Gift table, dressed in lace with satin trim
    • Bride and Groom’s dining table dressed in lace and trimmed in satin, with centerpiece
    • Bride’s Maids and Groom’s men dining table dressed in lace and trimmed in satin, with centerpiece
    • Guest tables with solid white tablecloths and chairs (quantity depends on number of guests)
      • Centerpiece for each guest table
    • Bride’s and Groom’s cakes (sized according to number of guests)
    • Punch served from our crystal punch bowl and ladle set
    • Coffee in silver service with condiments
    • Mints and mixed nuts
    • Engraved wedding napkins
    • Choice of four of hors d’oeuvres options (sized to number of guests)
    • A bottle of sparkling non-alcoholic wine for Bride and Groom toast in crystal toasting glasses
  • Wedding planning and wedding coordination by Certified Wedding Planner to organize the event and coordinate the ceremony and reception
  • Exclusive use of the grounds
  • Complimentary changing room for the Bride and her attendants
  • Complimentary changing room for the Groom and Groom’s men
  • Professional photographer
  • Set up and clean up service
  • For weddings with 100 or more guests, the following are also included:
    • Tent sized according to number of guests
      • Leg drapes / pole covers
      • Lights
      • Dance floor
    • DJ for reception (4 hours total)
  • For weddings with 150 or more guests, one of the following options is also included:
    • Dove Release during Ceremony
    • Horse and carriage for Bride & Groom

Package Priced based on headcount and final selections, Price Range $12,000+. Please contact us for complete description and prices of Deluxe Wedding Package to match the size of your wedding: 1.800.886.7546

Wedding Coordination

Wedding Consultants

A good wedding consultant is worth his/her weight in gold. They have valuable information on reliable wedding vendors such as florists, caterers, photographers, videographers and more. They can save you miles of travel and hours of phone calls by virtue of their contacts alone. A wedding consultant can be involved and help you with your event as much or as little as you want. The consultant can help you plan your whole event from beginning to end; or just help you coordinate the rehearsal and wedding day events.

When considering a wedding consultant, we recommend you seek out one that is a current member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC). All ABC members agree to uphold a Code of Ethics and Standards of Membership.
Maple Hill Manor’s Staff can provide wedding planning and coordination support to meet your special needs. A consultation meeting will be scheduled after a bride has booked her date at Maple Hill Manor and a package will be individually tailored to her desires.
Contact our Director of Events, Todd Allen, to schedule a visit and planning session: 859.336.3075. Also, please feel free to email your questions for a customized quote:  weddings@maplehillmanor.com
PLEASE, NO UNSCHEDULED VISITS OR DROP-INS – WHICH MAY BE DISRUPTIVE TO OTHER EVENTS AND B&B GUESTS. ANY UNEXPECTED VISITS WILL BE TURNED AWAY AND RUN THE RISK OF THE ENTRY GATE BEING CLOSED.