- Sarah Deye & Morgan Whitney
With rolling Bluegrass landscape and breathtaking views, few venues offer the timeless beauty and elegance of Keeneland. Whether you are planning an intimate rehearsal dinner for 40 guests or a large reception for 450 guests, we have several unique venues that can fit every need! You and your guests will experience Southern hospitality in a venue that is unlike anywhere else.
Name(s): Sarah Deye & Morgan Whitney
Where you call home: Lexington, Kentucky
Location/Coverage: Keeneland is located in Lexington, Kentucky, and we have been pleased to work with brides from many other southern states.
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: Keeneland has been a part of the Central Kentucky community since we opened our doors in 1936. True to its original mission to be a model race track, Keeneland today is an industry leader in developing and promoting innovations to advance Thoroughbred racing, while preserving the sport’s history, integrity, and tradition. Although Thoroughbreds are the heart of Keeneland, tradition and hospitality is what makes our National Historic Landmark so unique and a big reason why brides select Keeneland for their special day. We are proud of this tradition. Our brides have been featured in Kentucky Bride magazine and Wedding Row Kentucky.
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? The traditions! We love seeing how each bride brings her own family traditions to her reception. It makes each wedding unique and personal.
Favorite part of a wedding day? There is a calm right before guests arrive and right after you have finished all of the final “checks.” Our favorite part is the excitement and anticipation during this moment. No matter how many weddings we do, seeing the bride come into the reception, glowing with her new husband is the best!
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? During the planning and on the big day, always remember what this is all about- marrying the love of your life. Be thankful for the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, and be thankful for all your friends and family who came to celebrate with you.
Early bird or night owl? Early bird, except for those summer Saturdays when we are celebrating with our Keeneland brides!
Pie bar or red velvet cake? Pie Bar!
Pottery Barn or Anthropologie? Anthropologie
Succulents or peonies? Peonies
Photos by Adam Padgett, Hilly Photography, Honey Heart, Kortnee Kate, Melanie Mauer, Nina & Wes, and The Renauds