On behalf of The Henry Clay and Silver Spoon, welcome to our historic boutique event space! The Henry Clay was originally conceived as an Elks Lodge in 1924. Throughout the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s, the building was a premier hotel in the center of downtown Louisville. Home to the YWCA for many years, the building began to fall into disrepair after they left, predating nearly 20 years of total abandonment and neglect. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, renovations began in 2005 to bring the grande dame back to sparkling life. The result is unbelievable, as every possible architectural detail and treasure was revived by a fabulous team of craftsmen and funded with innovative tax-credit strategies. With the look of a classic grand-old Kentucky hotel, The Henry Clay is still a relatively new event venue in town, opening in November 2006 with a Breeders’ Cup dinner featuring Alison Krauss on stage in the Grand Ballroom. Don’t let us be Louisville’s best-kept secret!


Ceremony on site
Garden, patio, or outdoor area
Kosher menu available (to some degree)
Valet parking
Handicap accessible


Grand Ballroom: 500 guests seated
South Room: 250 guests seated
Beaux Arts Ballroom: 275 guests seated
Billiards Room: 85 guests seated
Tavern Room: 65 guests seated
Rooftop Garden
Hospitality Suite
Green Room
Tasting Room