Event Spaces

Event Spaces

Given our open vendor policy, easily customizable event venues, and proximity to downtown Louisville, the Mellwood Art Center is the perfect place to host the event of your dreams. With five different event venues, Mellwood can accommodate any size event. Additionally, we have the longest rental period in the city, which alleviates the pressure of time constraints, giving you as much time as you need to set up and tear down. As a result, we have been named “Best Place to Hold an Event/Party” by Leo Weekly Readers every year since 2012.

While we offer a great deal of flexibility with our customers and their guests, there are some non-negotiable terms for booking one of our venues. Firstly, all day rentals begin at 8:00 AM and end at 2:00 AM the following morning. All set-up and takedown should take place during this time period, and we cannot allow items to be left before or after your event without an additional fee. Secondly, floor plans must be supplied two (2) weeks prior to your event and will be set-up before your rental period by our staff. Thirdly, you must purchase a limited-liability insurance policy. Please contact us if you need help finding an insurance provider. Lastly, we require a rental deposit of 50% of the fee at the time of booking, and the remaining 50% is due no later than 90 days prior to your event.

If interested, our leasing office offers tours Monday – Saturday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday from 9:30 AM – 4 PM. Please note, tours are appointment only. We do not accept walk-ins.

What Sets Us Apart from Other Event Venues?

  • Plenty of FREE parking
  • No site fees or surcharges
  • 18-hour rental period
  • Set-up and takedown of tables and chairs included
  • Bring in and serve your own alcohol
  • Mellwood facilitator on duty at all events
  • We offer a 10% discount to non-profit organizations for Friday and Sunday events
  • For lessees only, we offer a 10% military discount with credentials present

Other Important Notes

  • Rooms come with tables and chairs only
    • High-top cocktail tables can be rented for $12 each
    • Additional bar rentals range from $45 to $85
  • Rooms do not come with linens or decorations
Event Venue - Pigment Gallery Reception Setup (Navy & White)

Pigment Gallery

  • 60 – 80 seated guests or 125 standing
  • 2,500 square feet with a small outdoor patio
Event Venue: Monet Room: Tables Set Up

Monet Room

  • 60 – 180 seated guests or up to 225 standing
  • 4,000 square feet

Picasso Room

  • 175 – 350 seated guests or up to 700 standing
  • 10,000 square feet with a 1,500 square foot balcony
Event Venue: Van Gogh Room: Two Flower Girls, Father, & Ring Bearer

Van Gogh Ballroom

  • 175 – 650 seated guests or up to 1,200 standing
  • 12,500 square feet with a 3,900 square foot courtyard
Black and white photo of Da Vinci Room reception setup

Da Vinci Room

  • 200 – 1,000 seated guest or up to 1,600 standing
  • 19,000 square feet with a 4,000 square foot partially covered patio