Host A Historic Occasion

Whether you’re looking to host a small, intimate event or large gathering, our event sites provide a charming and distinguished setting for you and your guests. Surrounded by the Distillery’s distinct architecture and beautiful landscape, your event will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

Buffalo Trace's facilities can accommodate anywhere from 15 to 350 guests and can adapt to your specific needs. From corporate events to weddings to private dinners, the Distillery is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Incorporate your event into the Distillery’s already rich history.

For information on the availability of our venues, please contact the Buffalo Trace Distillery Events Team at


Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse

Built in 1935 from authentic Kentucky log cabins dating back more than 200 years, the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse can accommodate up to 350 of your guests. Enjoy warm summer nights out on the veranda overlooking our beautifully landscaped bridges and streams. In the winter months, let the crackling fire in the beautiful stone fireplace keep your guests cozy.





  • Hardwood floors
  • Cathedral ceiling more than 20 feet at its peak
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Bar with original copper sinks
  • Covered porch
  • ADA accessible
  • Full catering kitchen
  • Complimentary audio visual equipment including wireless internet, wireless projector, built in screen and sound system

Square Footage
Upstairs main hall: 1,950 square feet
Bar: 770 square feet
Downstairs: 2,450 square feet
Total: 5,170 

Seating Capacity
Upstairs main hall: 150 seated, 350 standing
Bar: 25 seated
Downstairs: 130 seated

*Weddings held only in the Clubhouse.

George T. Stagg Gallery and Single Oak Room

Built in 1881, the George T. Stagg Gallery was originally constructed as Whiskey Warehouse A and housed barrels of aging whiskey for several decades. As the Distillery grew, the building served as a warehouse for bottling supplies and a shipping warehouse. Today, it serves as our Visitor's Center, gallery and gift shop.

The George T. Stagg Gallery, located on the upper level of the Visitor Center's/Gift Shop, invites your guests to explore the history of the company and the history of Kentucky. Archival photos document the company’s milestones and events. Built-in display cases house unique historical artifacts. The exposed brick walls, beamed ceiling, original hardwood floors and studio lighting give an avant-garde feeling to this historic building. Both the George T. Stagg Gallery and The Single Oak Room, located at the rear of the Gallery, are available for corporate and leisure rentals.  The space is perfect for your cocktail reception or seated dinner and ideal for small- to medium-sized groups. Your guests will have plenty to look at as they enjoy this one-of-a-kind space.



Capacity: 80 seated, 150 standing

Master Distiller's Room

(Located inside the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse)
The Master Distiller’s Room is the perfect setting for more intimate gatherings. The room seats up to 14 and is ideal for either smaller meeting needs or exclusive private dinners when you want to impress. The stone fireplace, ambient lighting and unique décor of the room make any private function one to remember.



  • Hardwood floors
  • Cathedral ceiling
  • Ambient lighting
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • ADA accessible
  • Private entrance
  • Complimentary audio visual equipment including wireless internet, wireless projector, built in screen and sound system

Square footage: 250 square feet

Seating Capacity: 16

The room is dedicated to the famous people of the Distillery’s past such as Col. Albert B. Blanton, E.H. Taylor, Jr. and George T. Stagg.

The Distillery has relationships with many different caterers. Accordingly, there is an array of caterers in the region to match your event size and budget.

We invite you to add your own personal touches for your reception, party or business meeting. The Clubhouse can be available to you for decorating and setup the day of the event.


As part of your meeting at Buffalo Trace Distillery, a personalized tour can be arranged for you. You and your guests can learn how fine Kentucky bourbon whiskey is made as they visit the oldest continuously operating distillery in the United States.

For out-of-town guests or business associates, overnight accommodations are available at several nearby hotels. Click here for local maps and information for Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville.

For corporate meetings and events, you may also contact Sarah Newnam at 502-696-5929 or email

For weddings and all other leisure events, you may also contact Rebecca Hobbs at 502-696-5983 or email

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