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 balance is due no later than 90 days prior to your event.
If interested, our leasing office offers tours Monday — Saturday from 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM. Please note, tours are appointment only. As such, 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 $20 each
- Additional bar rentals range from $45 to $85
- Rooms do not come with linens or decorations
Picasso Room (E1)
Our Picasso Room features exposed brick, a large bridal room, plentiful natural lighting, and access to a balcony. You will have shared access to a warming/cooling kitchen and restrooms. Lastly, you may rent the outdoor lawn at an additional rate.
Visit our Picasso Room (E1) page for more details.
Monet Room (E2)
The Monet Room features three large mirrors, as well as shared access to a warming/cooling kitchen and restrooms. Additionally, it offers direct access to a lawn that can be rented for an additional fee.
Visit our Monet Room (E2) page for more details.
Van Gogh Ballroom (E3)
The Van Gogh Room includes a large courtyard, built-in bar, dance floor, stage, kitchen, private bridal suite, private restrooms, and a large decorative mirror. Additionally, for very large events, the Van Gogh Room and the Da Vinci Room can be connected.
Visit our Van Gogh Ballroom (E3) page for more details.
Da Vinci Room (E4)
Our Da Vinci Room includes a VIP area, stage, front-facing patio, and indoor/outdoor bar. Additionally, for very large events, the Da Vinci Room and the Van Gogh Room can be connected.
Visit our Da Vinci Room (E4) page for more details.
Pigment Gallery (E5)
The Pigment Gallery is perfect for smaller events, from intimate weddings to fashion shows; it is the our smallest and least expensive event venue. The gallery rotates exhibitions from local artists.
Visit our Pigment Gallery (E5) page for more details.