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Planning Details

Parking

Parking is available on the seminary campus. Guests entering Wilmore from Lexington (U.S. 29) will turn left on East College Street/Jessamine Station Road. (This is the first traffic light in town. Look for a Marathon gas station on the left and the entrance to Asbury University on the right.) The available lots are located on either side of N. Walnut Street, on the right.

 

Accommodations

Just fifteen miles from Lexington and minutes from Nicholasville, the Rosa Foster Asbury Inn boasts comfortable accommodations in the heart of Wilmore, Kentucky. We’re proud to make the newly renovated Asbury Inn available to the public and would love for your out-of-town guests to be our guests as well.

 

Invitations

Weddings at Asbury’s Event Coordinator is available to review programs and invitations before printing. The address for Asbury Theological Seminary and both Estes and McKenna Chapels is 204 North Lexington Avenue, Wilmore, Kentucky, 40390.

 

Decorations

If you desire floral arrangements in the chapel, you will need to provide them. No decorations or temporary fixtures may be affixed to plants, trees, woodwork, furniture, windows, buildings or any architectural feature with nails, tacks, staples, or any application that will cause irreversible damage to structures or landscaping. Duct tape and white masking tape are not permitted on any building, furniture or lighting fixture. Neither lights nor decorations may be placed on trees or plants. Nothing is to be placed on the piano.

 

Estes Chapel

  • Front entry doorway: 84.25″ high and 70″ wide
  • Front entry doors: each 29.75″ wide
  • Candelabras: 56″ high and 31.5″ wide
  • 22 pews total, six in the front, an aisle break, and 16 pews in the back
  • Each windowsill (7 total) 6.5″ wide, 82″ long
  • Aisle: 87 feet long, 63 inches wide
  • Unity candle table: 19.75″ in diameter, 25″ tall
  • Pulpit (must remain on top tier)
  • Stationary altar rails
  • Comfortably accommodates 6 attendants on each side

Due to liability restrictions, we cannot allow you to move furniture in Estes Chapel yourself. Asbury Seminary will adjust placement of pulpit and chairs with 14 days advance notice.

 

Marriage License

You can obtain your marriage license from a county clerk in Kentucky up to 30 days prior to the wedding. Both the bride and groom must be present to obtain the license.

Jessamine County Clerk Fayette County Clerk 101 North Main Street, Nicholasville 162 East Main Street, Lexington 859.885.4161 or 859.253.3344

In case of an emergency, the seminary receptionist/switchboard operator may be reached by dialing 0 on campus or 859.858.3581 off campus. If he or she is not available, contact the Asbury Inn front desk at 859.858.2156 or by dialing 2156 from a campus phone. If you need immediate assistance or have concerns about the quality of your service, contact the Director of Guest Services at 859.858.2155.

 

Invitations

Click the link below to browse our full catalog of Wedding Invitations and Save-the-Date stationery. You may place your order online, or pick-out the styles you want and order over the phone with our Event Coordinator (859.858.2129) and save 15% off of your entire order! Please call or e-mail with any questions!

Wedding Stationery Catalog

 

Asbury Wedding Shop

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