Unique Historic EVENT SPACE for destination WEDDINGS & more!

Special Purpose for Sale
Catylist Listing ID: 30868647
Property Subtypes: Assembly/Meeting Place, Other
Building Size (RSF): 10,500 SF
Gross Land Area: 0.48 Acres
Sale Price: $650,000
Ceiling: 25 ft.
Property Use Type: Vacant/Owner-User
Usable Size (USF): 10,500 SF
Sale Terms: Cash to Seller
Cap Rate: Undisclosed
Last Updated: 7/11/2024

Overview / Comments

This property boasts a historic church/assembly space (10,819sf), perfect for events and destination weddings. This property is in Old Louisville, only 2 miles from Whiskey Row. The fenced in Courtyard and landscaping is truly breathtaking and makes for a beautiful outdoor venue space equipped with a large patio & belvedere for special occasions. This location is ideal for destination weddings, micro-distillery, bourbon tour experiences, tastings, brewery, coffee shop, healing facility, retreat space, etc.

Conveniently located at the corner of 1st & Ormsby, this property is accessible to downtown, NuLU, Whiskey Row, SDF Airport, UofL, hospitals, Fourth Street Live and all the Main Street Distilleries, etc. The exterior features unique gargoyles, detailed lighting & electric outlets, professional gardening worthy of and repeatedly requested by the Old Louisville Garden Tour. The original charm has been maintained throughout all structures and makes for an adventurous tour and engaging experience for visitors.

The church features a stunning sanctuary (500+ person capacity), a Bridal Suite (with private bathroom and shower), a groom's room, a cocktail lounge area, a large cafeteria, classrooms, and a large catering kitchen with a massive amount of storage, an enormous reception area that was formerly a full-sized indoor basketball court featuring 25' wooden arched ceilings. The double glass doors off the reception area lead to the patio/courtyard, complimented with professionally repaired stained-glass windows, allowing for ample sunlight to fill its massive spaces.

Attached is a small parking, alley & street parking. The fully fenced in backyard & security cameras offer privacy and security for guests. The outside is filled with a fire pit, dining area, hammock, fire pit, and more!

The property boasts original Old Louisville architectural charm that you truly will not find anywhere else. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a prestigious piece of property is Historic Old Louisville, 5 minutes from Whiskey Row/downtown, walking distance to Central Park, and central to all things Louisville!

CHURCH currently has no income history. It is ready for a new venue to be opened!

Additional Details

Nearest MSA: Louisville/Jefferson County
County: Jefferson
Taxing Authority: Jefferson County PVA, Louisville Metro
Tax ID/APN: 032F01440000
Zoning: TNZD - Traditional Neighborhood Zoning District
Property Located Between: 1st & 2nd on Ormsby
Property Visibility: Good
Largest Nearby Street: 1st St
Traffic/Vehicle Count: 3,295
Highway Access: I-64, 64 & 71 are within miles.
Airports: Louisville International (SDF), Bowman Field (KLOU)
Site Description: Cleared corner lot.
Area Description: Historic Old Louisville.
Total Number of Buildings: 1
Number of Stories: 2
Typical SF / Floor: 10,000 SF
Property Condition: Average
Year Built: 1921
Year Renovated: 2019
Roof Type: Other
Construction/Siding: Brick
Exterior Description: Corner historic church surrounded by professional landscaping and a shared courtyard with room for entertainment.
Parking Ratio: 0.2 (per 1000 SF)
Parking Type: Surface, Other
Parking Description: There is a small lot in rear. Nearby parking can be negotiated with a close by business. There is also a parking lot for sale within 2 blocks.
Sprinklers: None
Heat Type: Electricity, Natural Gas, Propane, Space Heaters, Steam, Other
Heat Source: Central, Other
Air Conditioning: Other
Internet Access: Other
Interior Description: INTERIOR DESCRIPTION – THE CHURCH/SANCTUARY This property is a historic and stunning piece of history in the heart of Old Louisville, at the block of 1st & Ormsby. This landmark church features 10,819sf of unique & historic architecture with its original charm & character throughout. The prominent entrance to the "sanctuary" is located on Ormsby Ave with a foyer area featuring a men's & women's restroom with 3+ fixtures / each (capacity of 500+). The foyer contains a stairwell to the choir loft overlooking the original organ system; one of few left in existence and sought after. Original light fixtures and stained-glass features have been professionally restored for historic impact. The authentic curved pews, pulpit (with the original carved wooden chairs), stage, exposed brick, grandiose size and radiating sound, make for an unforgettable gathering/experience. The sanctuary is connected by a side-foyer turret (with its own double door entrance on Ormsby) and leads to a "groom's dressing room/lounge", that consists of two rooms with a double working ventless fireplace and stained glass windows denoting the Scottish masons that built the structure. For the brides, or a second host preparation area, there is a private dressing room connected to a large parlor/lounge with a large stone ventless fireplace. It has a full bathroom with an adjacent walk-in shower and it’s own private entrance. The massive reception area boasts a wooden arched ceiling (approx. 25' in height) previously used as an indoor gymnasium. There are multiple spacious gathering rooms with divisible doors, including a grand hall connected to an industrial-size kitchen, ideal for catering. Eventually guests make their way outside through French glass doors onto the newly constructed patio/deck with a professionally maintained garden displaying a rose-flowered trellis with mature trees for ample shading and scenery. The captivating outdoor setting is perfect for outdoor events/weddings with seating areas, a pergola, furniture and privacy, it forms an oasis in the city.
Zoning Description: TNZD
Lot Frontage: 300+
Lot Depth: 445'
Water Service: Municipal
Sewer Type: Municipal
Easements Description: Buyer to verify easements.
Land Ownership: See recorded deed.
Legal Description: See recorded deed.

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Alexandria Bolton

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