Red River Gorge Hospitality At It’s Finest

Red River Gorge Wedding & Event Venue


As life-long outdoor enthusiasts, we have chosen to make the Red River Gorge our home. Because of this, we are committed to sharing the beauty of this place with our guests. Furthermore, it is our mission to provide an enchantingly beautiful event space and some Southern hospitality you won’t soon forget.

Bride getting ready in the bridal suite with her mom

Hemlock Springs allows guests the exclusivity and VIP status and service they demand. Additionally, there are no “run of the mill” events. Because a limited number of events are booked each year, there is an element of prestige associated with a Hemlock Springs event. There are no cookie cutter banquet halls, or tired and overdone outdoor scenery. Events at Hemlock Springs is exclusive, grand and inviting at the same time.

We Care. Here’s How.


Groom and groomsmen in the man cave

Beyond a beautiful space, we understand you’re looking for responsible businesses where you feel comfortable spending your resources. Hemlock Springs has been built from the ground up in such a way that we minimize our impact on our surroundings. To do this, we have incorporated green building design in our facility in everything from the direction the windows face, to the exact depth of concrete poured for the floors was taken into careful consideration. We have recycled, re-used and re-purposed as much building material as we could to make our facility eco-friendly.

Guests dancing outside on the patio under cafe lights.

You can also feel confident in doing business with us because we are a socially responsible business. We believe that giving back to our community is an honor and we practice this often. It’s our honor to donate supplies, time, energy and talents to various projects. We support local businesses and do our best to encourage local entrepreneurship.

Stellar staff


We take great pride in attracting quality staff that go the extra mile to make your day absolutely perfect by providing you with stellar service. Additionally, we believe in paying our employees well above the Kentucky minimum wage of $7.25/hr because as employers, we are responsible for creating quality jobs that pay a livable wage. This is a point of great pride for us, and should you choose, a gratuity can be added to your invoice if you believe our staff has treated you exceptionally well.

We believe that who we choose to do business with says something about who we are, and so we strive to build partnerships with like-minded entrepreneurs and small businesses because we care. We care about you. We care about quality. We care about the environment. We care about our staff and we choose to lead by example. We invite you to come see how much we care for yourself. Call today to schedule your tour.

Hemlock Springs owners in the forest wedding site

Our Founders


Founded in 2016 by Skip and Liz. Wishing to start a new journey in the place they loved, Events at Hemlock Springs is the realization of a lifelong dream. With a firm commitment to preserving the Hemlock Springs Estate and a passion for sharing their piece of the Gorge with others, they began their journey as entrepreneurs. Through very careful planning and research, they created a space they hope will host many happy memories and become part of endless special moments for years to come. Come for a visit and allow them to introduce you to Hemlock Springs.

Forest wedding with dried lavender to toss.

Our Goals


We believe that a successful business puts customers first, which is why we pride ourselves on welcoming guests with Southern hospitality. To provide the level of professionalism and care that our guests expect, we encourage our employees to reach their full potential as guest services representatives and provide training and support to help them realize their potential. We also understand that sometimes, when you follow your dream, it opens the door for others to be able to follow theirs, which is why our business strives to contribute to our local community, empowering our business, employees and guests. 

Gravel road in the fall in the Red River Gorge

Our Future


The future is bright for our company! We continue to grow and develop, and clients’ reactions always affirm to us we’ve done something right as they gaze in pure awestruck wonder. We are expanding to offer more value and more options, which will give you even more reasons to come see us and appreciate all we have to offer. If you haven’t been to the Red River Gorge lately or this is your first time visiting with us, welcome! Come tour the facility, look around, and take this journey with us as we move into the future.