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Muhammad Ali Center
144 N 6th St
Louisville, KY 40202
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venue type: Conference Center
venue style: Modern
catering: Onsite Catering (Multiple Vendor Selection)
max venue capacity: 500
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Venue Description

Whether it is a professional conference, a lavish catered reception, or a small meeting, the Muhammad Ali Center has a variety of options to meet your special event needs. Located between historic Main Street and the Ohio River in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the architecturally captivating Muhammad Ali Center offers beautiful river views, modern design, built-in audio/visual capabilities and urban appeal.

The Center’s entire facility is ADA compliant and designed for flexibility of size, function and presentational requirements. Listed below are just a few of the types of private events that can be held at our facility:

  • Anniversaries
  • Association/Convention Receptions
  • Awards Dinners/Receptions
  • Birthday Parties
  • Business Meetings
  • Corporate Dinners/Receptions
  • Fundraisers
  • Proms
  • Retirement Parties
  • Holiday Parties
  • Reunions (School and Family)
  • Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Showers

*A 20% discount on facility use fees is available for non-profit groups with proof of non-profit status.

    • Located on the top level of the Muhammad Ali Center, View Pointe Hall is a private, stunning space that creates a superb environment for any event. The 6,700 square foot space includes a cocktail and dinner area that can be used separately or in conjunction with one another. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide breathtaking panoramic views of the Ohio River, the Belvedere and downtown Louisville. Built-in audio/visual capabilities are available for added versatility.
    • Newly opened, Torch Terrace is a 1,225 square foot outdoor space that accommodates 80 people. Located off View Pointe Hall, this space is perfect for a cocktail reception or small wedding ceremony.
    • Daytime or evening use.
    • 6,700 square feet.
    • Capacity
      • 500 Standing reception.
      • 350 Seated rounds.
      • 280 Seated rounds with 21 x 21 dance floor.
      • 400 Theatre style.
      • 200 Classroom style.
    • Located on the top floor of the building; this space has floor-to-ceiling windows providing you with a panoramic view of the Ohio River and Downtown Louisville. Built-in audio with microphones and wireless internet available. View Pointe North also includes a beautiful balcony for your guests to enjoy and watch the river boats go by. This space provides the perfect location for an intimate dinner, wedding ceremony, or corporate meeting.
    • Daytime or evening use.
    • 2,500 square feet.
    • Capacity
      • 150 Standing Reception
      • 100 Seated Rounds
      • 180 Theater Style
      • 60 Classroom Style
    • The 3200 sq ft Main Lobby is located on the second floor of the Muhammad Ali Center. This modern and open space is highlighted by a ceiling view of the base of the copper torch inspired by Muhammad Ali’s participation in the 1996 Olympics, a key architectural element of the Center. The Main Lobby is also home to one of the highest escalators in the state, which leads visitors to Level 5 where the exhibit experience begins.
    • Evening use only.
    • 3200 square feet
    • Capacity
      • 200 Standing reception
      • 100 Seated rounds
    • Located on the Center’s second level, the Auditorium is situated adjacent to the LeRoy Neiman Gallery. The room’s multi-purpose design allows for stadium-style theatre seating, which can be retracted for an open floor plan. The Auditorium is equipped with a green room, a 16 x 19 projection screen, translator’s booth and surround sound. Audio and video capabilities are all built-in. The Auditorium provides the perfect environment for meetings, presentations, and films.
    • 1400 square feet.
    • Capacity
      • 153 Theatre style/stadium seating.
      • 80 Seated rounds of 10.
      • 50 Classroom style or crescent rounds of five.
    • The Brown-Forman Pavilion is a new outdoor event space with lovely landscaping and stunning views of the Ohio River. The Pavilion is adjacent to the LeRoy Neiman Gallery and Auditorium and can be utilized in conjunction with these two indoor spaces. It can also be completely tented, if needed. Perfect for cocktail receptions, dinners, wedding ceremonies, and special events like Thunder Over Louisville, the Brown-Forman Pavilion is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
    • Daytime or evening use.
    • 2,200 square feet.
    • Capacity
      • 200 Standing reception.
      • 60 Seated rounds of eight.
      • 125 Theater style.
    • The LeRoy Neiman Gallery is located on the second level, just down the hall from the Main Lobby and adjacent to the Auditorium. The unique two-level 1,600 square foot space gallery contains LeRoy Neiman artwork of Muhammad Ali throughout the room, giving the space a warm and colorful feel. The mezzanine gallery, just above the Neiman, adds an attractive add-on for small, intimate dinners or lunches, casual meetings, or cocktail receptions.
    • Daytime or evening use.
    • 3,600 square feet
    • Capacity:
      • 125 standing reception
      • 100 seated rounds (lower level seats 70, mezzanine level seats 30)
      • 70 Theatre style
      • 48 Classroom style
    • Our 900 square ft. multipurpose classrooms are the perfect setting for small meetings or seminars. Located on the first level of the Center, the classrooms are completely private and each one is equipped with a projector, screen, and audio/visual capabilities for presentations.
    • Daytime or evening use.
    • 900 square feet
    • Capacity
      • 40 Classroom seating
      • 20 U-Shape seating


Venue Amenities

Facility Information
Onsite Catering
Wheelchair Accessibility
Room Features and Guest Services
Urban Views
Business Services
Audio/Video Capabilites
Video Conferencing
Equipment Available

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