Facilities Rental

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.

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, teleconferencing capabilities, 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.

The following process details the necessary steps required to secure authorization for use of KHS rental spaces:

  • Complete and submit the inquiry form below.
  • The KHS Facilities Rental Coordinator will follow up with rental policies and an application for KHS Facilities and Grounds.
  • Complete and submit the application.
  • The KHS Facilities Rental Coordinator will provide an estimate of fees and the KHS rental agreement. Please note – your reservation is not secured or guaranteed until KHS receives the rental deposit, proof of insurance, and a signed rental agreement.

Make it Memorable.

The Brown-Forman Corporation Kentucky Room

A multi-purpose space 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 into two. It is easily accessible, attractive, functional, and private.

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.

Take It Outside!

Cralle-Day Garden

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.

Old State Capitol Grounds and Public Square

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

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