To Our Customers,
Eagle Lake Convention Center is moving & changing our name to The McKinley Wedding & Event Venue.
Click the links above for all the info!
Our new venue is scheduled to be complete April 1.
We are booking now! We are still the same people and still have the same great perks of Eagle Lake that you Love.
We are the same, only better & upgraded!
See our 3D rendering below of our new venue!
New packages are listed above!
CALL US! We want to speak with you!
Welcome to The McKinley! Formerly Eagle Lake Convention Center, we have worked hard to build a stellar reputation over the last nearly twenty years.
To continue serving our guests, we have moved to a better location, with sweeter amenities!
The McKinley serves as Central Kentucky's premier host, catering to events of all types; weddings, receptions, Corporate Christmas parties, quinceneras, anniversaries, proms, formals, reunions, vendor shows, state/ county/ city testing site, and celebrations of all types.
The McKinley is nestled in the heart of Central Kentucky. We are located on major highway 127; only 1 minute from the Franklin county line. We are 12 minutes from Mercer County, Fifteen minutes from Woodfort County, 25 minutes from Lexinton, 35 minutes from Louisville, five minutes fro Interstate 64, and seven minutes from the Bluegrass Parkway.
Our location makes us the ideal spot for the convenience of all travelers and guests!
Feel free to contact us with any questions about our location.
What Sets Us Apart?
3 Day Rentals Are Always Included!
No need to rush through your special day! With Our rentals you can prepare and decorate for your event the entire day before your event, enjoy your special day without rushing guests out the door, and come back the morning after the event to pick up any of your items.
We do not limit you to a 4 to 6 hour time limit like most venues. After all, who can really prepare for their day, enjoy their day, and not be rushed all in 4 to 6 hours, right?
No Catering Restrictions
Your friend caters? You have a favorite caterer you cannot imagine not having cater your reception? That is no problem at Eagle Lake. We do not limit you to a certain list of caterers or require that you use a caterer of our choosing like other venues. At Eagle Lake the catering choice is completely yours. After all, it is YOUR day! If you are not sure where to start when it comes to catering then let us know and we are always glad to help.
No Cocktail Restrictions
Wanting to offer your guests cocktails? At The McKinley, you can provide your own cocktails or if preferred then you can have a company provide the cocktails for you. The McKinley does not require you to purchase cocktails through us or from us like other venues. Do not prefer to have cocktails at your event? No problem. At The McKinley, there is no "buy out" fee for not having cocktails like other venues. The McKinley is all about choices and the choice to provide cocktails or not at YOUR event is completely yours.
Beautiful Decor, Included
Who doesn’t like to save money and time? The McKinley includes beautiful decorative touches to make your event all you have dreamed of. Each room includes white satin ceiling swags and gorgeous twinkle lights draped from the ceiling, numerous, all- glass chandeliers to light up the dance floor, lit trees sprinkled around the room, low voltage formal lighting, a rock fireplace, all original barn- hardwood flooring, & lit pergolas at the entrance to usher in the new Mr. & Mrs.
Our rooms are neutral in color so they match your event color choice. At The McKinley you do not have the expense or the worry of having to cover up some odd color walls, curtains, or floors like other venues.
We have decorated around you, not the other way around!
Six Price Package Options
Only need the room and some tables and chairs? Planning a large wedding and need seating for hundreds of guests? Your caterer needs a kitchen facility for your event? Prefer to have a cleanup crew to cleanup for you? At The McKinley, you choose your price by selecting the package that offers the options that best suits your event needs.
Why, we think that should be standard!
Lots of venues use this as a way to pull more income, charging for heat or air by the hour. Some venues don’t even OFFER it! We do not believe in this.
At The McKinley, your price will include the assurance that your guests will be comfortable for their entire stay.
Give us a call today to schedule your room viewing or with questions. We look forward to hearing from you!