A storybook Inn

A Storybook Inn Wedding

A Storybook Inn just might be the perfect place for your Storybook Wedding!

Wedding at Storybook InnSome opt for very large weddings for various reasons but if what you desire is a more intimate Wedding (up to 150 guests), a place where just your family and friends gather in the privacy of a stunning, well-appointed historic Inn setting, then a Storybook Wedding may be for you! 

We can customize your wedding to have just the two of you or up to 150+ guests. (If your guest list is 200 or less, statistically, we can still accommodate since 40-50% of the guest list are usually unable to attend the day of the wedding.)

According to wedding giant, "The Knot," last year the average couple spent almost $13,000 on their reception venue alone. Many Central Kentucky wedding venues in close proximity to A Storybook Inn charge a minimum of $4000.00 for a site rental fee with no accommodations.

A Storybook Inn has undergone multimillion dollar renovations to make it a place unlike any other. Still, it is priced very affordably.

Given the charges of other venues that provide no lodging, we feel our costs with what we offer at our gorgeous, meticulously-restored, award-winning Inn to be an amazing find! (Top Ten Overall in the US…twice! Voted Top Ten in the South and the only Select Registry Inn in Central Kentucky.)

Because we want to honor your special day, we do not rent out the inn to any other guests during the duration of your wedding weekend (this does not apply to elopements). If you do decide that Storybook is the place for your special day, we do require that you rent the Inn for the weekend for you and your guests.

Thus, during your wedding weekend, the Inn is just for you and your family and friends to celebrate the beginning of joining your lives together as One!

Your Storybook Wedding Weekend

****You must book all 4 suites and our 3.5 BR 3.5 BA Guesthouse for the weekend.

What is included with your wedding fee (excluding the cost of the suites and Guesthouse) is a stunning, private Wedding venue, a gorgeous reception site, plus a full breakfast/brunch in the A.M. (each morning) for overnight guests staying at the inn. We must rent out all the Inn accommodations for a Wedding because we cannot have a Wedding and have other guests who are not part of your Wedding party since so many guests come to the Inn to have a quiet respite.

Rates for the suites and guesthouse:

We do not inflate our accommodation prices for weddings. Whatever amount that the rates are listed at on our website at the time of reserving your wedding is what the costs of the suites will be. (Plus tax) Even if the rates go up the following year, your price is locked in at the cost that they were listed at, at the time of booking, for the day and month that you reserve.

Rehearsal Dinner at the Inn is Optional:
We can provide a site for your rehearsal dinner if desired for a very reasonable fee of $500, but catering and accessories for your dinner/meal are not included in the rental site price. Of course, many brides/grooms decide to have the rehearsal dinner at an alternate location.

Costs for your Storybook Wedding varies depending on number of Guests on your guest list:
  • 50-150 guests: $2500 rental fee, plus cost of suites and Guesthouse (We do NOT inflate our room rental rates for weddings, for any size wedding).
  • 25-49 guests: $1800 plus cost of suites and Guesthouse
  • 10-24 guests: $1200 plus costs of the suites and Guesthouse

Prices and policies for ‘Whole House Rental’ for your special day:
  • A $1,500.00 deposit holds the date on our calendar for your special day. Your date is NOT reserved without the deposit. The deposit goes toward the cost of your wedding. The preferred payment method for wedding deposits is by check.  If wedding deposits are paid by credit card, there will be an additional processing fee of $30.00.
  • There is a $1,000 Refundable Damage Deposit paid 90 days prior to wedding. (Refunded in full within two weeks of wedding if it is determined that no damage is done to property or grounds.)
  • You can also elect to purchase wedding insurance instead of paying the $1000. Damage deposit. This is usually available through your homeowners insurance.

If you do purchase Wedding Insurance, you must provide to the Inn proof of purchase and what specifically the policy covers as well as contact information of the Insurance company.

In order for damage deposit to be waived, the Wedding Insurance must cover the wedding and reception venue (the inn and grounds) if the reception is to take place at the Inn.

Please discuss wedding insurance with a professional to see what would be the best choice for you if you decide to go this route instead of paying the refundable damage deposit.

A Storybook Inn has an approved Vendors List. If you prefer to use a Vendor that is not on the approved list, please make sure this is acceptable to the Inn Staff.

Currently, A Storybook Inn does not cater weddings but we have listed approved caterers on our vendors list, along with every vendor/amenity one would need for a glorious Storybook wedding.

Wedding Tent:

If you are having a guest list of 50 or more, it is strongly suggested that you rent a Wedding/Reception Tent.  (And you may certainly rent a tent if your guest list is less than 50.)

Most brides have a white Wedding tent for their reception set up on the grounds in proximity to the Conservatory and Courtyard with lighted waterfalls for a beautiful evening ambiance.

The miniature white lights of the tent and the lighted waterfall at night help create a lovely "storybook" setting. Renting a wedding tent is not only beautiful, it also provides a place for a dance floor and musicians or a D.J.

Though A Storybook Inn is in the historic district of quaint Versailles, we can have music outside until 11:00 p.m.

Our Elopement Packages

An elopement consists of having an Officiate to preside over the ceremony plus the Bride and Groom.

Witnesses can be provided by the Inn or you may provide 2 (at MOST).

If you wish to have more than 2 witnesses at your elopement, or to have several family members be present, while this is very understandable, this would not be considered an elopement. It will be considered a small traditional wedding and will be priced accordingly, and the whole Inn must be rented by your party for your wedding.

The Bride and Groom must stay at the Inn at least one night in order to have an elopement package at the Inn.

Package #1

An Officiate with the ceremony performed in one of several of our lovely locations on the property, such as our lovely manicured enclosed courtyard, stunning glass conservatory, or luxurious main living room. Your wedding must be between the hours of 12:00-3:00 p.m.

What your package includes:
  • Lovely Fresh Bouquet and boutonniere (fashioned by local florist)
  • Small but elegant wedding cake
  • Photos. We will use your camera. (Time limit of 45 minutes)
  • Champagne toast in lovely crystal flutes (Plus the remainder of the champagne for later. Sparkling Cider or Grape juice can be substituted if desired.)
  • Premium chocolate hand-dipped strawberries or Premium locally made chocolates.
  • An “assistant” (usually the Innkeeper) on your wedding day for one hour to ensure the ceremony area is set up, the champagne is chilled and your cake and flowers have arrived and is set up for the cake-cutting! This person will also ensure that the other guests of the inn respect your moment in time.
  • Witnesses/Guests (No more than 2) No overnight accommodations are included for guests/witnesses but suites may be rented if desired, subject to availability.
  • Full lovely breakfast for two served in our beautiful conservatory or delivered to your suite.
  • And…a stunning site for your wedding!

Cost: $800. Plus cost of bridal suite rental (Somewhere in Time is suggested if available). This fee covers cost of Officiate, Flowers, Chocolate or Hand-dipped Strawberries, the wedding Cake, and the assistant's time, as well as a small site fee.

Package #2

For a more simple but elegant elopement package:

An Officiate with the ceremony performed in one of several of our lovely locations on the property, such as our lovely manicured enclosed courtyard, stunning glass conservatory, or luxurious main living room. Your wedding must be between the hours of 12:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Lovely Bridal bouquet and boutonniere
  • Champagne Toast in lovely Crystal Flutes: Plus the remainder of the champagne for later. (Sparkling Cider or Grape juice can be substituted if desired.)
  • Full lovely breakfast for two served in our beautiful conservatory or delivered to your suite.

Only $500. plus the cost of one of our beautiful suite rentals. (Subject to availability)

Price covers Officiates fee, Bouquet and Boutonniere, and a small site fee.

Package #3

A beautiful, private site for your wedding and an Officiate~$250

Covers the cost of an officiate and a small site fee.

We do not provide Flowers, Cake or Chocolate Strawberries or an assistant for this price.

A Gold or Platinum package (offered on our website of course may be purchased as listed on our website and would be waiting in your suite.)

The prices for elopement are ONLY good if the couple stays overnight at least one night at the Inn.

We will work with you to make your special time a memory of lasting beauty.

Our brides have told us in glowing terms how they have loved their Storybook Wedding, whether large or small.

Call to make an appointment with our Innkeeper or Management Staff at 859-879-9993 for a site tour of the inn and to discuss our wedding packages to see if A Storybook Inn is right for your special day!


One of our recent Brides wrote the following review on TripAdvisor:

“A Corner of Heaven”

"I cannot recommend a stay at A Storybook Inn enough. We had our small, private wedding ceremony at A Storybook at the beginning of this month, and from start to finish, the entire experience was a dreamy, stress-free, BEAUTIFUL affair!

"Even though I have driven past A Storybook Inn thousands of times (it is 15 minutes from my hometown), staying there really does feel like a wonderful escape into genteel, Southern elegance and hospitality at its finest..."

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And from a couple more recent reviews. One celebrating a 2-year anniversary:

"Absolutely Perfect!!”

"My husband and I stayed at the Storybook Inn to celebrate my graduation for my M.S. degree and our 2 year anniversary. We stayed in the Gone with the Wind suite and could not have been more pleased. The room was warm, cozy and ridiculously clean. The inn keeper Elise was WONDERFUL!! From the beautiful decor to our perfectly prepared meals, nothing else could have been done to improve our magnificent stay in beautiful Versailles. We will definitely be returning, and would recommend this magical spot to anyone seeking a cozy, romantic getaway. Thank you Storybook Inn for a fantastic weekend!!"

And one more review from a Cincinnati Couple:

“A New Standard by Which To Measure the Rest”

"We stayed in the largest suite and could not have been more pleased. This is the nicest, cleanest, and most beautiful place we have stayed. Elise has done a wonderful job of providing southern hospitality and charm. This place is unmatched in beauty and in service. If I could rate it a 6 out of 5 I would.

"I cannot put into words the experience we had. The breakfast was exquisite, the grounds are beautiful, and the service was first class. It is a great value even at the higher than average cost for a B&B. Unfortunately, if you stay here, everything else going forward will pale by comparison. The rooms are well decorated, and in great condition. To keep a place like this so clean is a feat in itself, but they manage to do it perfectly.

"The surrounding areas of Versailles and Midway are a step back in time and charm. There is so much to do and experience. I struggle to truly give any place a 5, and this is the tops.

Room Tip: 'Somewhere in Time' is the master suite, and unmatched in quality."
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A Storybook Inn offers a variety of memorable settings for your special day. 

Top 10

The inn was awarded Top Ten Best Overall Bed and Breakfast in the United States in 2007/2008, and Best of the South in 2008/2009 by bedandbreakfast.com.  A Storybook Inn is also a Select Registry property, one of three in Kentucky - the only one in Central Kentucky.

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A Storybook Inn | 277 Rose Hill Avenue Versailles, KY 40383 USA | 1-859-879-9993