Marcus Lindsey exteriorThank you for three years of business! As of June 28, 2015, the Marcus Lindsey is no longer booking events. For further information, please see our homepage.

The Marcus Lindsey is a beautifully re-purposed Victorian-era church, which was built in two phases; the first in 1888, the second in 1898. In January of 2009, after sitting vacant for a number of years, it was purchased and restoration began in February 2009. It was completed in February 2012. The property now includes three luxury residential units, a four-car garage, the breathtaking Sanctuary, and an elegant 1/4-acre professionally designed garden with pond and pavilion on the east side of the Marcus Lindsey property. The Marcus Lindsey is now a National Historic Landmark.

In 1898 the cornerstone was laid for the “modern” sanctuary. It now stands as one of the coolest properties in the Nulu District of Louisville — the latest, perhaps greatest, and certainly the most unique special event venue space in the city. The Marcus Lindsey is available for functions, large and small.

The Sanctuary — Expansive yet intimate, the former sanctuary boasts massive and original stained-glass windows; an original handcrafted-wood cathedral ceiling; and 3,640-square-feet of space, including the main floor and balcony mezzanine. It has the capacity to house over 220 guests (please see FAQs for further details on capacity).

The Sacristy — at 1,610 square feet, the Sacristy is directly connected to the Sanctuary, which is perfect for making a grand entrance to the ceremony, and it also has an additional private entrance off Shelby Street. This two-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bath condominium is available for bridal parties, caterers, overnight stays, and corporate meetings. It’s the perfect place for the bridal party, with two furnished rooms, each with a full bath: one for the bride and her bridesmaids, and one for groom and his groomsmen. The space accommodates 50 for special events. It is available for overnight accommodation rental during the week for up to four guests.

The Gardens — a quarter-acre, elegant, professionally designed and landscaped garden with beautiful water feature. The estimated seated capacity is 200.


The Marcus Lindsey brochure.— Weddings
— Receptions
— Anniversaries
— Parties
— Fundraisers
— The Arts
— Meetings
— Corporate
— Special Interest Groups
— Special occasion photo shoots


If you’d like to review or print out a copy of our brochure, please download it by clicking Marcus Lindsey Brochure (PDF 1.3 MB).

The Marcus Lindsey is pleased to offer its clients complimentary use of:
— A state-of-the-art, baby grand piano with fully automated playlists;
— 200 folding wood chairs;
— 25 x 60″ high-quality round tables;
— 4 x 48″x72″ rectangular banquet tables; and
— 8 x 30″ round cocktail tables with a choice of a 30″ or 42″ bases.

You won’t find a more unique, adaptable, or breathtaking special event venue in the city.