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Getting Married: Weddings at Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, LBL

There are few moments more breathtaking than that first moment when a groom catches a glimpse of his bride walking down the aisle. That's why the venue and the backdrop for any wedding must be just right. 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 day.  

Weddings at Kenlake State Resort Park

If you're looking for one of the most elegant venues in which to host an outdoor wedding or reception, 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.

Wedding Venue Available at Grand Rivers Community Center

The Grand Rivers Community Center is a great place for any wedding reception. 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. T

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

If you are 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 HomeplaceNature Station, and St. Stephen's Church.

PineyWranglersHillman Ferry and Energy Lake campgrounds are all available for wedding ceremonies.  For more information or to obtain a permit, call 270.924.2044.

Book Overnight Accommodations for Your Wedding Day

Everyone wants their day to be the perfect day. Kentucky Lake is a great location to host an event for a small group or a large wedding. Your guests and attendants will enjoy the many amenities and recreational opportunities the region has to offer. They will also appreciate the top quality overnight accommodations located nearby.

No matter where you plan to host your ceremony, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley offer the best setting for anyone seeking something unique and special for their big day!