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.

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Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse

Built in 1935 from authentic Kentucky log cabins dating back more than 200 years, the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse can easily accommodate 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 countertops
  • Covered porch
  • Elevator
  • Full catering kitchen
  • Stage, projector, screen and sound system
  • Complimentary wireless internet

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: 202 seated, 350 standing
Bar: 25 seated
Downstairs: 130 seated

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 16 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
  • Wooden cathedral ceiling
  • Ambient lighting
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Easy access to bar, restrooms and kitchen
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Projector, screen and sound system
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Private entrance

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.

George T. Stagg Gallery

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 inside 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, concrete floors and studio lighting give an avant-garde feeling to this historic building. The Gallery 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: 100 seated, 150 standing

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. In addition, Buffalo Trace Distillery can provide essential contacts for florists, musicians, disc jockeys, and limousines upon request.

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.

You must be at least 18 years of age to reserve the clubhouse.  Click below to download information for corporate or leisure rentals, including room rates and specifications.

You can check available dates and submit requests for reservations by clicking here for the Availability Calendar.

For corporate events, you may also contact the Events Manager at 502-696-5996 or email

For weddings and all other leisure events, you may also contact the Events Associate at 502-696-5929 or email

Times of the Event
*Clubhouse closes at midnight (12:00 a.m.)