With historic charm and industrial space, The Foundry on Broadway is Frankfort’s premier wedding and special events venue
Known locally for years as the “Mitchell Building,” this venue has done more than stand the test of time; it has lived and inspired the times.
In 1891 this building was raised as the Charles Stubenrauch Saloon. In 1936 it evolved into a business hub, becoming Frankfort’s Packard sales and service dealership operated by the Paul Miller Garage.
In 1945, the ownership transferred to Orby Jackson and Thomas Spaulding, who used the space as a wholesale fruit grocery and restaurant called the “Broadway Grill.” Over the next twenty years, several more businesses utilized the space, including a taxi service, an army surplus store, and eventually the Endicott Distributing Company.
In 1967, the building was transformed into Mitchell’s Clothing Store, and it was in operation until 2012 when its doors were finally closed.
The space has recently been revitalized and repurposed by local business owners who wish to respect and honor its history. With an airy, industrial loft feel, exposed brick walls, wood beam ceiling and more than 4,500 square feet of usable space, The Foundry on Broadway is a stunning and unique event space that breathes life into Downtown Frankfort.
The Foundry on Broadway
317 W Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
From its gorgeous industrial layout to its location right across the road from the Old Capitol, The Foundry on Broadway is one of a kind. Come celebrate with us!
Weddings are our specialty! Host your soiree in an environment that inspires cherished memories of your special day. The intentional details, thoughtful design, and unique architecture of The Foundry will inspire and elevate your wedding. With years of industry experience and a focus on customer service, our team of professionals can ensure that your day is as blissful as you’ve always imagined.
The Foundry on Broadway offers a large meeting space that can easily accommodate small and large events. From proms to galas and holiday parties, your guests will have a ball at The Foundry!
The Foundry on Broadway is Frankfort proud! One of our most honorable missions is to give back to our community. We strive to treat others with respect and love, as we have been treated. If you are hosting a non-profit, fundraising, church, or other community event, let us open our doors to you!
Venue Rental Rates
The Foundry on Broadway rents daily from 8AM until 12AM.
(Daytime, governmental & non-profit discounts may apply. Please request more information.)
JANUARY – FEBRUARY
Monday - Thursday: $300.00
MARCH - AUGUST
Monday - Thursday: $450.00
SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER
Monday - Thursday: $650.00
Hosting an event? Whether it’s a wedding, private event, government function, or non-profit event, give us a call to chat!
Save the date
If you would like to tour The Foundry or inquire about availability for your event, please fill out our contact form to talk to one of our event space coordinators.
The Foundry on broadway
317 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY, 40601
frequently asked questions
about The Foundry on Broadway
What is the capacity?
Our seated dinner capacity with space for the dance floor is 220 guests and our cocktail reception (standing) capacity is 270 guests.
How late can we party?
12:00 am! The typical rental includes a six hour event, plus one hour for set up time and one hour of break down time. Events can start and end whenever you would like, as long as you end by 12:00am.
What vendors can I use?
We have an open vendor policy, which means you may hire any vendor you choose. We also have a preferred vendor list that we would love to share with you; vendors on this list are licensed, insured, and pre-vetted by our team to ensure they provide elevated service and quality products. You may hire caterers that are not on our list; however, any caterer not listed will need pre-approval by our team. We ask that new caterers provide a copy of their catering license, come for a walkthrough of the venue, and agree to our cleanup rules. All vendors must provide a copy of their liability insurance at least two weeks prior to the event. Your caterer must serve any alcohol provided during your event; separate bartending companies or individuals are not permitted.
Do I need a coordinator?
Coordinators are not a required vendor for weddings at The Foundry, but we do suggest you have one! One of The Foundry’s event coordinators will be available during your event should you have questions or concerns regarding the space, however outside coordinators often provide a much more detailed service when it comes to the flow and management of event particulars. We have an amazing list of several wonderful vendors that can help make your event magical!
Do you have tables and chairs?
Yes! We have 24 60” rounds, and 200 chairs, but if you need more or are interested in another style, we will happily recommend a rental company! This is so each event can be unique and renters can have freedom in how they choose to decorate the space. We do provide lounge furniture that is yours to arrange however you please.
What about the floors?
Our floors are original and the history is evident in every step you take. Some guests decide to rent a dance floor, and some choose to dance directly on the polished concrete. We do suggest bringing some flip-flops for the ladies if you go that route!
Can I have my ceremony here?
Absolutely! There are plenty of layout options that will enhance your guest experience and maximize the space available. We can host intimate ceremonies of 25 or larger celebrations of 250 people - all without charging an additional fee! After the ceremony, guests will be directed to the cocktail bar area for happy hour while the venue is arranged for the reception.
Where can our guests park for events?
There is a parking garage located directly behind The Foundry, with entrance from Catfish Alley. Additionally, parking is available along the side of most of downtown Frankfort’s streets.