The Barrel House is a family owned and
operated company bringing over 40 years of combined experience in
the food, beverage and entertainment industry.
You deserve to
have a strong comfort level with the professionalism of those
handling your special event. The Barrel House and Bluegrass Catering
trains & retains a staff that you can rely upon us to execute
flawlessly when hosting your special event.
The Barrel House
offers gourmet catering for your special event. Our catering
operations are directed by the highly regarded Judith and Jill
Bakehorn of Bluegrass Catering. We offer a broad range of creative
menu choices whether for a luncheon, elegant sit-down dinner, dinner
buffet or classic cocktail reception. We take extreme pride in what
we serve you. All menu items are prepared from scratch and recipes
have been chosen exclusively for your event. We will match our food
against any in the industry. Any of your desires can be satisfied by
The Barrel House is meticulously
maintained. You should have a reasonable expectation as to how the
banquet room will look six months or a year from when you book it.
The investment in facility maintenance & renovation speaks for
itself. Decorated in an early 1900's Art Deco theme, the Barrel
House is painted with chic colors and trimmed in copper and stacked
stone, accented with a touch of Kentucky Distillery history.
Large open space, holding up to 400 guests
Spacious dance floor
Premium EV sound system
HUGE Dance Floor
3 XL plasma TVs
100" Projection Screen TV
stocked on-site bar for your event (Alcohol is removed for
Why should you have your
reception at a stuffy hall? Why not have your event at a full
service elegant venue with fabulous food, professional service &
affordable prices? We are a unique alternative for event spaces. We
will make for a memorable occasion, off-site meeting or gathering
spot. Our venue has been restored and remodeled to fit today's urban
landscape, while retaining the character and styling of the original
architecture making it an ideal venue to meet, greet, play and party
in downtown Lexington.
From the moment you
sit down with our planners, you'll feel at ease. In addition to
expert planning assistance & impeccable service focused solely
on your needs & desires, we offer a host of other exceptional
amenities. Our experts will handle all of the details creating a
beautiful, stress free environment for you & your guests. An
incredible menu and a beautiful venue combined with sincere,
excellent service will ensure everything you hoped for.
plenty of parking?
Ample complimentary parking is
available in each one of our community parking lots (all marked with
street signs) in the first block of Manchester Street. Distillery
District parking is available beside Buster's Bar, on each side of
Pine Street and if you turn right at the Barrel House's entrance,
you will find a large parking lot in the
Are there any Service Charges,
Corkage Fees or Gratuities added to my bill?
Catering Service Charge is 10% for food charges.
Charge is 10% of rental charge.
Bar Gratuity is 20% - There are
No Corkage Fees.
Do you offer special rates at
different times of the week or year?
Yes, we offers
special rates during the months of January and February. Days with
discounts are Monday through Thursday and Sunday afternoons. Ask
your planner for details.
Where is The Grand
Reserve Events Center located?
We are conveniently
located in the Historic Downtown Distillery District in Lexington,
KY, with easy access from I-75, I-64 and downtown Lexington.
How many people can you cater to?
Grand Reserve can accommodate up to 900 guests. We specialize in
events ranging from more intimate parties to large corporate affairs
and wedding events.
Do you require a
Yes. The full rental price plus tax is the non
refundable deposit that will secure our services and your date. This
deposit will be applied to your final
Do you allow outside
No. Our exclusive caterer is Bluegrass
Catering. Although outside bakeries for wedding cakes are
Do you allow us to bring our own
alcohol in for my event?
No, we do not allow for this