Christmas to Valentines.  It is the season for love and notably the season for engagements. Next is planning for your dream day.

From cozy to causal to lavish, the Kentucky Lake area has riverside, lakefront, and outdoor options for your big day.  If you love the outdoors then say I do to one of these idyllic outdoor wedding venues.

1 Torrey Pines, Ledbetter, KY

Say I do beside the picturesque Ohio River. A Drake Creek afternoon wedding is the perfect nature inspired waterfront setting. Drake Creek event spaces also include the Patio Grill with two dining areas and a 1200 square foot covered patio.

The indoor reception facility offers almost 4000 square feet of space with panoramic views of the golf course and river. This versatile space includes a commercial kitchen, and both indoor and outdoor seating space.

Green Turtle Bay Resort on Lake Barkley

263 Green Turtle Bay Drive, Grand Rivers

Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina offers a waterfront outdoor wedding pavilion overlooking a bay of Lake Barkley.  Beside the pavilion, is the Burruss Conference Center with one full wall of floor to ceiling windows and views of the bay.

The facilities can accommodate up to 120 people for a reception set-up.

Grand Rivers Jetty on Kentucky Lake

Grand Rivers, KY

The Jetty on Kentucky Lake in Grand Rivers, presents a romantic outdoor backdrop for any wedding. The jetty is public space and overlooks Kentucky Lake.

Both Cosmopolitan Magazine and Southern Livings readers have recognized the beauty and romance of a Jetty Sunset in Grand Rivers.

270 362-8201
320 W Commerce Ave, Grand Rivers

Lighthouse Landing Resort features a cozy banquet room with views of Kentucky Lake.  The indoor space seats up to 25 people and the space opens to an additional deck area that seats up to 40. The space also features a small kitchen and charcoal grill.

You can also rent a lakefront cottages for the perfect space to get ready for your big day, your out of town guests, or honeymoon spot.

1793 J H O’Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY

The wedding chapel and gazebo, located at Patti’s 1880s Settlement offer brides a selection of unique venues to host weddings, and receptions.

Patti’s gazebo is a popular location for outdoor weddings.  The gazebo seats up to 125 people and is located in the middle of Patti’s picturesque garden area.  Patti’s also has a small romantic wedding chapel. It can hold up to 8 seated and 1-3 more standing. Patti’s also offers additional décor services and catering.

Rose of the Lake Bed and Breakfast

293 Lawson Ave., Grand Rivers

If you love the idea of a cozy garden party theme then you will adore the Rose of the Lake Bed and Breakfast. The outdoor pool area coupled with the garden area is the perfect oasis for a garden inspired wedding.

The Bed and Breakfast features five rooms with private baths and a two-bedroom poolside cottage. Rent the entire facility for the weekend and you have the perfect private facilities for your wedding party or family.


The Kentucky Lake area offers your perfect backdrop for a destination wedding. Make sure you also visit our Lodging page to find overnight accommodations options for your guests.