Louisville Seminary's William R. and Ellen Laws Lodge Conference Center offers the finest meeting facilities, overnight lodging, and selections of catered cuisine to meet both the professional and social entertaining needs of our community.
Just steps away from the historic Gardencourt Estate, the Lodge is nestled on the campus of Louisville Seminary in the city’s Cherokee Park area. This serene setting fosters creativity and renewal and is an ideal setting for retreats, conferences, meetings, and social gatherings.
Laws Lodge Conference Center supports the service mission of Louisville Seminary by providing quality overnight lodging and hospitality services for campus visitors. The Lodge operates year round, with the exception of designated holidays. No pets please, unless for service use. Check-in 3:00pm, check-out 11:00am (EST)
Laws Lodge includes:
Listed below is the Laws Law group sales agreement. The terms and conditions listed here reflect the Administration's desire to make the Seminary's facilities available to persons within the Seminary as well as outside community members and businesses.
- 48 guest rooms
- Inside corridors
- Individual climate controls
- Disability accessible rooms
- Adjoining room
- Private bath
- Complimentary high speed wireless internet
- Meditation chapel
- 5 lounge areas
- Guest coin laundry
- Guest kitchen (with microwave and refrigerator access)
- 4 Conference meeting facilities
- Conference business center (includes fax, photocopier, computer, and printer)
- In-house catering
Seminary academic classes and programming have first priority on the scheduling of space prior to May 31, each calendar year. On the first business day of June each calendar year, reservations for use of Seminary facilities will be opened to the outside community for the following calendar year.
Laws Lodge Group Sales Agreement
Marked by attractive appointments and thoughtful amenities, the guest rooms at Laws Lodge offer the utmost in comfort, convenience and serenity. Lounge areas, located throughout the Lodge, allow guests the opportunity to gather informally in a relaxing atmosphere that encourages discussion and fellowship.
Accommodations include forty-eight guest rooms. Our spacious guest rooms are non-smoking and are furnished with the following amenities:
- Electronic Door Locks
- Queen Bed or (2) Twin Beds
- Individual Climate Control
- Smoke Detectors
- Private Bath
- Work Desk
- Cable TV with remote control
- AM/FM Alarm Clock Radio
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Coffee Maker
- Telephone w/Voice Mail & Automated Wake-up Call
- Free Local/Toll-Free Calls
- Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet
- Disability Accessible Room
Meeting & Conference Rooms
With our innovative meeting facilities, modern amenities, technologically enhanced meeting rooms, adaptable floor plans and outstanding level of resouces offered by our staff, you can be assured that your event expectations will be met with the same professional, effective support and courteous service that the Seminary business community has come to expect.
Laws Lodge conference facilities feature four meeting rooms totaling 3500 sq. feet of flexible event space offering meeting capacity for up to 160 guests complemented by an adjacent pre-function foyer. Each meeting room is equipped with wireless high-speed Internet and a comprehensive range of audio-visual equipment necessary for successful meetings.
The Conference Business Center makes it convenient for guests to access use of a computer workstation, photocopier, printer and fax machine.
Floor Plans and Seating Capacities
|Room||Classroom Capacity||Theater Capacity||Hollow Square Capacity||U-Shape Capacity||Total Sq. Ft.|
|Grubbs & Ridings||80||100||60||54||2143|
|Ridings & Conrad||72||90||48||42||1589|
|Grubbs, Ridings, & Conrad||112||160||60||54||2696|
Audio Visual Equipment
|Wireless Lapel Microphone||X||X|
|Electronic Projection Screen||X||X||X|
Audiovisual equipment listed below can be provided based on availability and a fee schedule will apply.
- Overhead projector
- Slide projector
- Stand-up Lectern w/microphone
Dining & Catering
Your On-campus Dining Options
No matter what your taste and preference the Seminary's preferred caterers, can create delightfully inspired menus tailored to your desires in one of our many private dining facilities located in Gardencourt and/or Laws Lodge Conference Center. The experience and imagination of our professional caterer ensures that you and your guest will have a memorable and enjoyable event.
The preferred caterer list below consists of the following vendors who have been approved to provide catering services on the campus of Louisville Seminary:
- Ladyfinger's Catering - Ms. Donna Brown (502) 245-7734 / www.ladyfingersinc.com
- Wiltshire Pantry - Ms. Susan Hershberg (502) 581-8560 / www.wiltshirepantry.com
- Bristol Catering - Ms. Emilie Pfeiffer (502) 584-3663 / www.bristolcatering.com
Please note: One of our preferred caterers must supply all food and beverages required for events being held in Laws Lodge Conference Center and/or Gardencourt. Event Host(s) or their guests are prohibited from bringing food and/or beverages of any kind into the Lodge or Gardencourt.