In early June we had the pleasure of catering one of the loveliest weddings at Lost Rive Cave that I had worked in all my years of catering. The cave is a great venue for summer receptions as it is always 59-60 degrees! Also, it needs little to no decor and there is a massive crystal chandelier in the center of the reception area along with the draping that you see in the photos. You can have your reception and ceremony at the cave as they have a beautiful area by the water that seats up to around 150 guests. Another great deal is that if someone is renting it a day before or later than you then you and the client can split the table/chair rentals!

This particular reception pictured below was for 50 guests and they really captured the natural beauty of the space. The family created some of the cutest DIY elements ever. Everything from the linen napkins wrapped with twine/antique buttons, burlap runners, mason jar/moss candle holders, and the exquisite floral arrangements. The cake was displayed on a natural stump and adorned with coordinating elements of the decor.


I LOVE LOVE LOVE the create your own smores station and the way it is displayed.

They chose a great menu with Kentucky Hot Browns, Pulled Pork on Butter Rolls w/ sauces, fruit with French cream fruit dip, artisanal Flatbread pizzas, Spinach & Berry Salad w/ Green Goddess & Blush Wine Vinaigrette, country ham biscuits, and a refreshing Cucumber Dill dip with Sundried tomato French bread.

My absolute favorite element of this reception was the favors! Each guest had a potted fresh herb plant to take home: Lavender, Dill, Rosemary, and Mint. It matched and complimented the entire design element of the reception.

Thank you so very much to the Mann family for letting us take part in this amazing reception.

If you are planning a reception in the Bowling Green, KY area or even Nashville, you need to check out Lost River Cave.