Frequently Asked Questions

What events can be held at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus?

The University of Louisville Shelby Campus is the perfect location for weddings and wedding receptions, graduation parties, high school reunions, family reunions, retirement celebrations, corporate banquets, holiday parties, receptions, picnics and birthday parties. Our facilities, Founders Union Building and Burhans Hall, can accommodate small and large groups. Learn more.

Does the University of Louisville Shelby Campus use a specific caterer?

Ladyfingers is our award-winning, exclusive caterer for daytime events. We are proud to recommend them for wedding/social events. To request a proposal for a social event, please complete their RFP and tell them you may hold your event at Shelby Campus. You are also welcome to use a licensed caterer of your choice for social/wedding events.

What is the rental fee for the Founders Union Ballroom?

Please refer to our room rental rates from specific information.

What does the rental fee include?

The rental fee includes the following:

  • Set-up of tables and chairs
  • Use of ballroom the previous evening and access to all common areas including atrium and grounds the day of your event
  • Video projection (following training) and screen

How many people can the Founders Union ballroom accommodate?

The ballroom can accommodate up to 300 guests. For room dimensions, check out our Facilities page.

Can I take a tour of the facilities?

Sure! Call, or stop by the Event & Conference Services office in the Founders Union Building anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tours can also be scheduled before or after regular business hours by appointment only. Contact us at 502.852.0365. You may also email our office to request more information or schedule a tour.

When can I set up for my event?

For Saturday or Sunday events, you can enter the ballroom to decorate at 8:00 a.m. on the day of your event. If you need earlier access, please contact us.

Can I serve alcohol at my event?

Yes, alcohol is allowed at your event. For more information, please see our campus policies.

Do you rent linens?

Yes, please see our Extras pricing for more information.

How do I get to the University of Louisville Shelby Campus?

The new main entrance is now open at Whittington Parkway off Shelbyville Road. You may also enter the campus from Whipps Mill Road or via three new entrances off Hurstbourne Parkway.

Download a map of available parking. [PDF]

Are there hotels near the University of Louisville Shelby Campus?

Yes, there are several hotels within one mile of campus. Learn more.

Do you have smaller meeting rooms available?

We have many renovated meeting rooms of various sizes. Find out more about our facilities, or contact us today to schedule a tour.

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