The Carnegie Center is a wonderful, affordable event venue that I would recommend for anyone planning a DIY event in downtown Lexington. I had my wedding reception there and couldn't have been happier. 

Their rental coordinator was so helpful and easy to work with for our year of planning, even during a pandemic. They provided all the info we needed up front and stayed in touch as we planned from afar. They set up all the furniture perfectly and we're quick to send our security deposit back afterwards.

Thank you so much! It was all perfect and you made it a smooth experience!

Allison C.
May 2022

The combination of Gratz Park gave us a beautiful outdoor wedding and The Carnegie Center gave us an elegant reception and a possible rain location. 

We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to writers, lifelong learners, & the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

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251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507

(859) 254-4175

Monday – Thursday: 10:00AM – 7:30PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Monday – Friday: 10:00AM – 7:30PM

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED