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Parking is available on the seminary campus. Guests entering Wilmore from Lexington (U.S. 29) will turn left on East College Street/Jessamine Station Road. (This is the first traffic light in town. Look for a Marathon gas station on the left and the entrance to Asbury University on the right.) After you turn left onto East College Street, you will take first right onto Walnut Street. The available lots are located on either side of N. Walnut Street, on the right. For more information, please refer to this map of the campus.


Just fifteen miles from Lexington and minutes from Nicholasville, the Rosa Foster Asbury Inn boasts comfortable accommodations in the heart of Wilmore, Kentucky. We’re proud to make the newly renovated Asbury Inn available to the public and would love for your out-of-town guests to be our guests as well.


Weddings at Asbury will provide two seven-stick candelabras with candles, hurricane globes and candles in all windows, unity candle table, tapers, and holders, as well as two pillars. You can bring your own flowers and check with Wedding and Event Coordinator on other desired decor.

Due to liability restrictions, we cannot allow you to move furniture in Estes Chapel yourself. Asbury Seminary will adjust placement of pulpit and chairs with 14 days advance notice.


Estes Chapel:

Marriage License

You can obtain your marriage license from a county clerk in Kentucky up to 30 days prior to the wedding. Both the bride and groom must be present to obtain the license.

Jessamine County Clerk Fayette County Clerk 101 North Main Street, Nicholasville 162 East Main Street, Lexington 859.885.4161 or 859.253.3344

In case of an emergency, the seminary receptionist/switchboard operator may be reached by dialing 0 on campus or 859.858.3581 off campus. If he or she is not available, contact the Asbury Inn & Suites front desk at 859.858.2156 or by dialing 2156 from a campus phone. If you need immediate assistance or have concerns about the quality of your service, contact the Director of Guest Services at 859.858.2155.