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Pay tribute to the greatest-of-all-time, Muhammad Ali, by hosting your wedding celebration at The Muhammad Ali Center. With a decade of experience at hosting events, this center has continued to preserve the legacy and principles of Muhammad Ali. It has become a beacon of elegance and courage that inspires everyone across the globe to be great and do marvelous things.
Nestled in the West Main District of Louisville, Kentucky, The Muhammad Ali Center has over 10,000 square feet of event space for an indoor or outdoor wedding. With its built-to-impress modern design, The Muhammad Ali Center offers magnificent views of the Ohio River and the beautiful city. The following event spaces are options for ceremonies, receptions and bridal showers on the property.
View Pointe Hall is located at the top of The Muhammad Ali Center. It spans over 6,700 square feet of event space that includes a cocktail and dinner area. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide astonishing views of downtown Louisville. It has a maximum capacity of 500 standing and 350 seated guests.
View Pointe North. Situated on the top floor, View Pointe North offers an ideal location to host a private wedding ceremony or rehearsal dinner. It has 2,500 square feet of event space that accommodates 150 and 100 standing and seated guests, respectively.
The Main Lobby is located on the second floor and includes 3,200 square feet of event space in The Muhammad Ali Center. A beautiful escalator leads guests to Level Five where the exhibit experience starts. It is used to host events only in the evening and has a maximum seating capacity of 100 guests.
Brown-Forman Pavilion. For couples that prefer an outdoor wedding, Brown-Forman Pavilion is the ideal event space. This 2,200-square-foot venue comfortably holds 200 and 60 standing and seated guests, respectively. The outdoor location provides an open atmosphere with tons of character to the couples and guests making it an ideal spot to take a beautiful first-look photograph.
LeRoy Neiman Gallery. With 1,600 square feet of event space containing LeRoy Neiman’s artwork, the two-level gallery serves as an ideal location to host your cocktail reception. It easily handles 100 seated guests set up in a round-style setting and 125 in a standing reception.
What You Should Know
The Muhammad Ali Center offers affordable wedding packages and options to partners wishing to cut costs. The center has a list of approved caterers with whom it associates. There is a time restriction. All events must end by midnight.
1 dressing room is provide 2 hours before the ceremony or reception begins, as well as a coat check room. An event coordinator is assigned to help plan your special day and on-site manager is available during the day. Decorations that are not allowed at The Muhammad Ali Center are:
- Rose Petals
Votive candles, dance floor, tables and chairs are provided at The Muhammad Ali Center. Alcohol at the venue must be served by a licensed bartender from the list of approved caterers. Amplified music is allowed indoors and must end by midnight.Rehearsal is included one or two days before the ceremony for one hour between 4:00P.M. – 6:00P.M. for no additional fee. Rehearsal location is subject to availability.
The Muhammad Ali Center offers one complimentary hour of a self-guided tour around the museum between the ceremony and reception when both are hosted at the Muhammad Ali Center. Upon request, a podium or microphone is provided to deliver a public speech during your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. The museum offers venue setup and cleanup services allowing couples to have fun and create wedding memories that last a lifetime.
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The Muhammad Ali Center
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MAC Cocktail and ReceptionReviewed on 9/02/2015 Melissa R
The whole building has so many windows it really gives a bright, happy, and modern feel. You can choose to allow your guests to explore the museum during cocktail hour! Amazing view of the river and bridges!
Spectacular venue. All in one packageReviewed on 9/02/2014 Amy M
I used the Muhammad Ali Center for a wedding and reception site. This was the perfect place for everything. Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Ohio River and downtown provided a stunning backdrop for my August wedding. The event coordinators were easy to work with and had quick response time. We used the View Pointe North room for the ceremony, then the lobby for cocktail hour, then back up to View Pointe Hall for the reception. We used one of the approved caterers and were very satisfied with the results. I strongly recommend you at least schedule a site visit to check out the View Pointe Hall. You will not be disappointed with the view.