Every Louisvillian knows that this city just can't get enough of brunch places! From outdoor patios to make-your-own mimosa bars, there is something so charming about this tradition that has us declaring brunch as the most important meal of your wedding days.
LW loves the idea of a brunch restaurant that can be accommodating to larger groups for a bridal bruncheon the week or even morning of the wedding. Such a lovely way to come together with the important ladies in your life and get the week/weekend started. This can also a great time to show some appreciation to the women in your life who have supported you through your relationship with your fiancé. Just imagine laughing and telling stories of playing "Here Come the Bride" as a child or the night you called your bestie up after your first date with the person you are soon to marry over mimosas and without the stress of gifts or bridal shower games.
Here are some of our favorite Louisville locations for a bridal bruncheon (in no particular order):
The Village Anchor
Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern
LouVino Restaurant & Wine Bar
211 Clover Lane
8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen
Proof on Main
Your out of town guests and close friends/wedding party will love you forever if you organize a morning after brunch event. Delay leaving for your honeymoon a day or until the evening after your wedding so you can sit around and share favorite moments and pictures from the wedding day. You won't believe what you hear happened while you were distracted by your newlywed marital bliss! Keep it casual and comfortable...think travel attire and comfort food to cure the effects of "too much fun" the night before. Pick somewhere close to the hotel at which most guests are staying or downtown so they can sleep in. Allow guests to come and go as they please to accommodate check out times and travel arrangements. Just make sure you are there the entire time to greet everyone who attends.
These are some of our favorite locations for a group brunch the morning after the wedding (in no particular order):
The Silver Dollar
Garage Bar on Market
The Bristol Bar & Grille
J. Graham's Cafe at The Brown Hotel
The Porch Kitchen & Bar at Louisville Marriott Downtown
Rivue Restaurant Lounge at The Galt House Hotel
Gatsby's on Fourth at The Seelbach Hilton
Toast on Market
Don't rule out the possibility of having the whole wedding as a brunch affair! A daytime event can save you money and make you stand out from the rest of your friends getting married. Lawn games and a small 4 piece jazz or bluegrass band can accompany a fun, lighthearted menu that may not have been appropriate for a dinner reception. A doughnut or macaron wedding cake, an ice cream bar or popsicle stand, food trucks, chef attended omelet or waffle stations, and mini versions of brunch favorites butler passed to your guests will leave people talking about your brunch wedding abounding with southern charm.
Many local caterers can bring this vision to life at one of our favorite venues to host a brunch wedding (in no particular order):
Whitehall House & Gardens
Farmington Historic Home
Yew Dell Gardens
Gardens at Ray Eden
Old Blue Ribbon Farm