Facilities Rental

Thank you for your inquiry!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, use of KHS facilities for rentals and special events is currently suspended.  These facilities include rental spaces within the Thomas D Clark History Center, the Kentucky Military History Museum, the Old State Capitol Grounds & Public Square, and the Cralle Day Garden.  In the meantime, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate new rental policies that ensure compliance with all current health and safety guidelines.  Please understand this directly impacts capacity numbers, food & beverage service, and fee structure.  KHS is unable to commit dates, services, or other contractual obligations at this time, but we are happy to gather as much information regarding your event as possible and will consider the request once new policies have been implemented.

Throwing an event? We’ve got a place for you.

The classically inspired Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History can accommodate in style and grandeur groups both small and large – from business meetings to birthday parties, weddings to family reunions.

The Brown-Forman Corporation Kentucky Room & Cralle-Day Garden

Your ideal venue for a meeting, lecture, workshop, seminar, reception, wedding, luncheon or dinner.
The Brown-Forman Corporation Kentucky Room, our premier event space, is located on the first floor of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. This spacious room can be divided in two. It is easily accessible, attractive, functional and private.

Take it outside!

The Brown-Forman Kentucky Room opens onto Cralle-Day Garden, a lovely, walled green space bordered by Clinton and Ann Streets and the Old Governor’s Mansion. On warm days or evenings, it’s perfect for an open outdoor gathering or wedding, but also has space for tenting. Rent just the garden or add it onto a Brown-Forman Kentucky Room rental.

Hilary J. Boone Commonwealth Hall

A majestic space worthy of your reception or gala event.

The Hilary J. Boone Commonwealth Hall greets visitors as they enter the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Commonwealth Hall truly is soaring, majestic space with open space and vaulted ceiling centered by a graceful, sweeping staircase. A green terrazzo stone map of Kentucky (each county is outlined in brass) embellishes its floor and lends significance to its name.

James C. & Freda C. Klotter Classroom

The James C. and Freda C. Klotter Classroom is a perfect size for small meetings and seminars. The space is located on the first floor of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and can be divided in two.

Elizabeth Lloyd Jones Boardroom

The Jones Boardroom is an ideal venue for small meetings and conference calls. Located on the second level of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the room has a 20-foot boardroom-style table, ample table and perimeter seating, and a sideboard to accommodate refreshments.

Make it memorable.

Old State Capitol Building

Picture your event or wedding with a backdrop of a stately Greek Revival building, Ionic columns, mature trees and lush green grass. The Kentucky Historical Society makes the Old State Capitol lawn available for public use. Built in 1830 the Old State Capitol retains its historic elegance, inviting people to slow their pace and step back in time. Call for information.

Use of the Old State Capitol lawn must meet National Historic Landmark guidelines and regulations.

General Information on Facilities Rentals

KHS can accommodate rental groups of up to 200 people (depending on the space that suits your needs best). Room amenities vary but include Wi-Fi, Ethernet, AV, Skype and teleconferencing capabilities, Smart TV, and dry erase boards. KHS expects all events to harmonize with the society’s character and mission. The Kentucky Historical Society reserves the right to decide whether an event is appropriate for our sites.

Planning a wedding? Request wedding package information. If your event will be in the evening, ask about our pricing to open an exhibit.

To learn more about our rentals, please fill out the following information and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your inquiry!

Facility Rental Inquiry