Special Occasions: Weddings, Reunions & Group Gatherings
For those special gatherings of like-minded folks, team-builders or those looking to hold a family reunion, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley is a fantastic option.
And for those planning to get hitched, weddings held at venues along Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley fit the bill for almost any occasion, from wedding rehearsal dinners to ceremonies and receptions, both large and small.
Here are a few destinations you'll want to explore before selecting the site for your special gathering!
Kenlake State Resort Park
If you're looking for one of the most elegant venues in which to host an outdoor wedding, reception, or reunion, then look no further than Kenlake State Resort Park located near Hardin, Kentucky. This lakefront resort is situated on the glistening waters of Kentucky Lake. Guests of Kenlake can almost always find wildlife within view, creating a serene backdrop to any wedding.
The park is home to six outdoor wedding venues, each offering a unique experience filled with natural beauty. The Kenlake Hotel is conveniently located onsite, which makes it easy to host bridal parties and out of town guests.
If you're looking for something entertaining for your guests to do before or after the ceremony and wedding festivities have ended, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is just moments away. LBL is loaded with hiking and bike trails, and provides a multitude of memorable outdoor experiences for visitors. Find more information online.
Grand Rivers Community Center
The Grand Rivers Community Center is a great place for any receptions and gatherings. This multipurpose space accommodates up to 250 people. The floorplan includes a large dance floor, stage, and a kitchen well-suited for catering an event. There is also a recreation area located in the building.
The Community Center rental fee includes tables and chairs. Find more information and photos on their Facebook page or call 270-362-8272 to reserve the facility.
The Jetty and Gazebo on Kentucky Lake
The Jetty located in Grand Rivers creates an elegant backdrop to any wedding. The jetty overlooks Kentucky Lake, creating a gorgeous panorama of sites to accompany any wedding ceremony. The gazebo is the perfect place to host small events and ceremonies. You can call 270-362-8272 for more information or to reserve this lovely, outdoor space.
Getting Married at Land Between The Lakes
For those wanting a truly rustic and outdoor wedding experience, the vast, uninhabited wilderness of Land Between The Lakes may just be what you're looking for. LBL, managed by the US Forest Service, allows wedding ceremonies to be performed in this national recreation area. However, depending on what you plan to do during your wedding ceremony, you may need to obtain a Special Use Permit.
For instance, weddings of more than 75 guests, or those ceremonies which include live or recorded music or a catered meal, will require a permit. Folks are allowed to host a ceremony almost anywhere in the park, except for the Homeplace, Nature Station, and St. Stephen's Church.
Piney, Wranglers, Hillman Ferry and Energy Lake campgrounds are all available for wedding ceremonies. For more information or to obtain a permit, call 270-924-2044.
Resorts Are Great Options for Large Gatherings
Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley is a great location to host an event for a small group or a large gathering, such as a family reunion. Your guests and attendants will enjoy the many amenities and recreational opportunities the region has to offer. Resorts will also appreciate the top quality overnight accommodations located nearby.
No matter where you plan to host your event, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley offer the best setting for anyone seeking something unique and special for their gathering!
Large Convention Facilities in the Kentucky Lakes Area:
Roy Stewart Stadium - Murray, Ky. - outdoor football stadium, seats 16,800 - 270-809-6800
CFSB Center - Murray, Ky. - indoor arena, seats up to 9,700 - 270-809-6800
Lovett Auditorium - Murray, Ky. - concert hall, seats up to 2,200 - 270-809-3011