Frequently Asked Questions

Do you allow outside vendors?

We believe that Hemlock Springs couples should have the freedom to create the exact event they’ve always dreamed of right down to the very last detail. While we have plenty of local vendors we can recommend, you are free to choose all of your own vendors as long as they comply with our terms and conditions and can provide us with their certificate of insurance.

Vendors without insurance, will need to be added to your event insurance policy as additional insured.

Bride and Bridesmaids getting ready in the Hemlock Springs Bridal Suite

Gorgeous custom harvest table at Events At Hemlock Springs wedding & event venue.

do you allow alcohol?

Hemlock Springs does permit alcohol so long as it is served by a licensed caterer or bartender with proof of certification and insurance and following the alcohol regulations and laws of Kentucky. We do observe and encourage cut off at least one hour before the scheduled end time of events in order to promote responsible drinking practices.

do you require event insurance?

We do require that all events have proof of special event insurance that names Events At Hemlock Springs, LLC as additional insured. These policies are typically easy to obtain and if you need referrals, we would be happy to help you out.

Stunning Twilight inspired forest wedding at Events At Hemlock Springs.

do you allow smoking?

Hemlock Springs is a non-smoking facility. We understand that some people are very sensitive to the chemicals and smoke and strive to keep our facility clean and in pristine condition. We do provide an outdoor designated smoking area and ask that guests use the ash trays and receptacles provided.

Beautiful bridal bouquets with Bride and Bridesmaids at Events At Hemlock Springs.

do you provide tables and chairs?

We provide 13 custom 8′ harvest tables, 7 folding 8′ tables, 5 folding 6′ tables, 1 antique library table, and vintage oak chairs for up to 150 guests.

Our Passion Shows.


How many events do you host per day?

We only book one event per day (weekends) on a limited basis. You will never have to share your day with anyone else and your event is our number one priority.


Beautiful wedding ring set and bridal details.

  • Do you allow sparklers?
  • Because we are a Red River Gorge wedding venue, located so near a national forest and a state park, we cannot allow open flames which includes: sparklers, fireworks, bonfires etc.

Groom with suspenders and his boutonnières at Events At Hemlock Springs.

  • Do you allow pets?
  • We are happy to welcome your domestic pets to be a part of your wedding day, so long as our pet policy is adhered to and the pet fee is paid in advance.

Beautiful bridal gown hanging in the Bridal Suite at Events at Hemlock Springs.

  • Do you provide parking?
  • We provide up to 75 parking space free of charge. We advise couples to have guests carpool. The bridal party can also be driven to the ceremony site, and we encourage you to select a vehicle or vehicles and driver/s ahead of time. That vehicle/s, will have a designated parking space in front of the building just for the bridal party.

Frequently asked questions

How much time will we have?

            This depends on the package you purchase, but typically, our most popular package (The Hemlock) allows for up to 10 hours of time total with one hour complimentary the day before for rehearsal at the ceremony site. You will have access to the dressing rooms before your ceremony, unless additional getting ready time is agreed upon. Additional day-of time can be purchased should you need more time for set up.

Stunning geode cake in the reception room at Events At Hemlock Springs.

Gorgeous spring flowers and place settings on harvest tables at Events At Hemlock Springs.

Can I set up the day before my wedding?

With the exception of our Unbridled Luxury Package, all other packages are booked by the hour/day. If you feel you need additional time the day before your event to set up, you can contact us 60 days prior to your wedding to purchase additional time. If we have not scheduled another event the day before your wedding, you can purchase additional hours at that time. We cannot guarantee hours will be available for purchase until 60 days prior to your event.

What should I do with my things after getting ready?


If you would rather not store makeup, clothes, tux bags, etc. in your car after changing, we provide a conditioned space for these items to be stored. The space will remain locked during your event.

Do I need to provide trash bags, hand soap or toilet paper?

Absolutely not. We will take care of those items AND we will have staff on site to remove trash, refresh the restrooms and clean up any messes throughout your event so the only thing you and your guests need to do is enjoy the moment.

What clean up am I required to do at the end of the night?

You’ve had a long day, and we want to make things easy for you without having you sweep and mop floors before you leave. All you need to do before you go, is make sure any items you borrowed from the decor and pops closet are returned there, and all items you or your vendors brought are taken. Leave the rest up to us and our staff. We will bag up trash, tear down tables and chairs, dust, sweep and mop all at no additional charge.


What should I bring with me?

Other than the space, furniture, and depending on your package-some decor items, you are responsible for bringing all flowers, food, serving items, marriage license to be signed, clothing, personal items, rings, etc. HEMLOCK SPRINGS DOES NOT PROVIDE YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE. You must obtain this from your local County Clerk’s office prior to your wedding day, but no more than 30 days in advance.