21c Museum Hotel wedding

Want to have a downtown feel to your wedding venue? A 21c Museum Hotel wedding is for you then! This venue is for those who want to have an unforgettable experience. This unique high-rise hotel offers a contemporary art museum, fine dining restaurant, and rooftop bar perfect for weddings. The hotel has many art exhibits to browse as your guests are waiting, OR to get some great couples photos! They actually encourage posing in front of the artwork and want to make sure you have wonderful photos inside their venue.

Venue Details:

Their large Main Gallery can seat up to 112 for ceremonies and 250 people in the reception area. There are also smaller rooms to rent out if you are having a more intimate wedding. The hotel offers room blocks for your out of town guests, and also offer parking/valet.  This is a great venue for couples who have many family and friends who live out of town.  Being so centrally located they would be able to walk to many restaurants, bars and stores throughout their stay.

21C also has their own online shop to purchase wedding gifts for your bridal party. They pride themselves on offering local and thoughtful gifts.

In addition, they have event tables & linens, napkins and china. They can provide custom-printed menus, a personalized logo, monogram and/or getting cards if you ask them!  It is a great option for couples who want all of those details without finding a invitation maker or calligrapher.


The location of having your 21c Museum Hotel wedding is perfect for those who love photos of walking downtown, or those who want the classic white and clean courthouse steps backdrop. It is centrally located and in a nice area of downtown Lexington.  It is also very close to Gratz park or Ashland the henry clay estate to get some photos with some greenery!  The downtown location makes it perfect for couples who want a city feel, in a smaller city such as Lexington.


One significant aspect of this indoor wedding venue is their on-site catering and restaurant, the Lockbox. The lockbox gets its name because there is a huge vault that is the original vault when 21C was a bank many years ago. If you allow Lockbox’s culinary team to customize your dream menu for your wedding guests, it will be a meal everyone will remember!

21c does require that you use their catering, but other than that you can use the vendors that you choose!


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