frequently asked questions
From concerts and music rehearsals to banquets and award ceremonies, weddings, garden parties, dance classes, mediation meetings, conferences, corporate gatherings, anniversaries, and more, the diverse space accompanied by the availability of comprehensive amenities allows our guests a remarkable range of opportunities.
For this reason, we often field a wide range of questions about what’s possible. The following represents the most common enquiries and we encourage you to read through them to see if they address your particular situation. If not, we’re always delighted to communicate with you personally by phone or email, or, better yet, to meet you in person to show you the building itself. For general questions please email us. If you’d prefer to contact our Event Director directly, please call her at 502 494.6565 or email her at email@example.com.
At any point, if you need immediate or specific information, please refer to our Terms and Guidelines.
Can the Marcus Lindsey be used for both weddings and receptions?
The facility can host both weddings and receptions in any of its spaces . . . or a combination thereof. Please check our Pricing section for special rates on combined-space rates.
What are the maximum capacities of the spaces?
Per fire code, the maximum capacity of the Sanctuary is 226; the Sacristy, 50. The Gardens comfortably accommodate 300 for a standing reception, 250 for a seated ceremony, and 150 for a seated banquet.
When can I tour the venue?
The Marcus Lindsey holds a weekly open house. Please inquire. All other tours are by appointment. Please contact our Event Director at 502 494.6565 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit.
Can I bring in an outside caterer?
The Marcus Lindsey works with several of Louisville’s top catering companies, but, yes, you may bring in your own caterer. Approval of the caterer must be made by the Marcus Lindsey Event Director. The caterer must sign the Outside Caterers Agreement and provide liability insurance with Marcus Lindsey, LLC and its sister entities named as additional insured.
Is liquor permitted?
Yes, with proper liability coverage provided by you or your caterer / bar service provider.
Who is responsible for clean up?
You and your catering staff. Please see our Terms and Guidelines page for further details.
What is included in the rental fee?
Your rental fee includes use (by you and / or your caterer) of the facility during your contract hours; our inventory of tables and chairs; the Roland Digital Grand Piano; and Marcus Lindsey staff to oversee your event. Your menu, bar, linens, flatware, and other equipment must be arranged through your caterer. There are 200 wooden folding chairs; 25 60″ round tables (seating 8–10 each); nine cocktail / bistro tables; and 4 48″x72″ banquet tables available for use. Sanctuary weddings include use of the Sacristy for the day at no additional charge.
Can I get in early to set up?
Event setup must begin at your contract start time. Special arrangements for early setup can be made with the Event Director two weeks before your event, but depend on availability and may include a charge to cover staff.
Can I purchase additional hours for my event?
Yes. Additional time may be purchased at the rate of $150.00 per hour, paid in advance, and additional blocks of time may be purchased at their standard rates.
What about decorations?
Decorations not affixed to any structural portion of the properties are permitted. Due to the historical nature of the property, open flames are not permitted indoors. Clean-up and removal are the sole responsibility of the client. Please see Terms and Guidelines for further details.
How far in advance can I book an event?
24 months. We will honor the rates published at the time of booking.
How do I initiate a contract?
To open a contract, please contact the Marjorie Dunn, our Event Director, at 502 494.6565 or email@example.com.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Checks, cash, and credit card payments via Paypal are accepted.
Do I need a Paypal account to pay by credit card?
No. You do, however, need computer access and a valid email address for invoicing and payment.
Do you have audiovisual equipment?
No, but we do have audiovisual specialists who are familiar with our facilities and whom we recommend to our clients. In addition to to being played manually, the Roland Digital Grand Piano is capable of accommodating a flash drive, iPod, or wired-microphone hookups, and can play any music of your choice.