C2 Event Venue and Conference Center
The C2 Event Venue is the anchor of a multi-year, multi-building redevelopment project in the heart of the Smoketown neighborhood of Louisville. This sprawling 15,000 square foot facility was opened in July 2017 and is designed to bring a variety of public and private events to the area just 1.5 miles away from Downtown Louisville. Once the home of a radiator shop and 3 residential homes long abandoned, the area was completely razed to bring a state-of-the-art facility for event planners, organizers and companies looking for a full-featured event center.
The brainchild of entrepreneur and veteran activist George Stinson and Ed Lewis, The C2 Event Venue is next door to our 34-room boutique hotel called the Vu Guesthouse. The campus's future development includes an entertainment bar and diner and a fine dining restaurant. Together, all these businesses will represent a new entertainment, hotel and convention destination for the city of Louisville.
The C2 Event Venue is managed by ADRn Management and Event Services, LLC. The team at ADRn brings more than 30 years of management, event production, retail services and video/photography expertise to the vision of the C2.
The City of Louisville - a great place to hold an event
Louisville is one of the most unique cities you will find in the South. As a destination location, we are more than just the Kentucky Derby and Bourbon. Louisville is a "spirit" the defines the essence and culture of the city. With more than 25,000 hotel rooms, a bustling convention scene and a culinary experience that made Louisville one of the "10 best new food cities," we think you will fall in love with Louisville's Southern charm.
The C2 Event Venue is just minutes away from legendary Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and the Muhammad Ali Center. Do you want an expansive view of the Ohio River? Take a stroll around the 85-acre space known as the Louisville Waterfront Park. Sitting adjacent to the Ohio River, you will find art installations, numerous water features, an Abraham Lincoln memorial and an operable river steamboat. Also located near the park is the Big Four Bridge, giving visitors a chance to walk across the river to Indiana.
Ready to experience bourbon at its best? Take a stroll along Main Street to discover
Whiskey Row - where you find historic brands and energetic upstarts for tours and
tastings. After exploring Louisville's and Kentucky's greatest distilleries, it is time to
put your newfound knowledge to the test by taking the Urban Bourbon Trail
challenge. Head to the Louisville Visitor Center (4th and Jefferson Street), pick up
the Urban Bourbon Trail Passport and visit any one of the 46 participating bars and
restaurants that make up the trail.
Whether it is enjoying the urban splendor of Louisville or taking a trip to the
countryside, you will find that Louisville is a great place to hold your next event!