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From the moment you step inside Kye's, you know your event will become a CHERISHED MEMORY.  The unique 19th century architecture of these two special event facilities provides the perfect setting for your gathering, no matter what it might be. Nothing has been spared in creating an atmosphere of DISTINCTION.

For your wedding, anniversary celebration, reunion, family gathering, or business meeting, Kye's and Kye's II offer two beautiful and unique settings with all of the features and services to make your event a memorable one.  Whether you're inviting 10 guests or 1,000, Kye's can accommodate your guests with elegance and style.

Kye Hoehn-Owner

After 14 years as an elementary school teacher, ending with a stint teaching kindergarten at Jeffersonville’s Bridgepoint Elementary School, Kye Hoehn realized she was ready for a change.  The Louisville-Southern Indiana area needed additional event facilities because “when planning large affairs, there weren’t a lot of location choices”.  Kye began traveling to cities including Philadelphia, Chicago and Indianapolis to teach three-week graduate courses for teachers, and she took advantage of the opportunity to investigate facilities in those cities before opening her own business.

Renovations for KYE’S began in April 1994, and Kye stopped teaching the following January.  KYE’S opened in late February 1995.  From the planning stages to it’s opening, renovations took about a year.  By opening day, sixty-nine events were already booked by clients who had seen only the original buildings and architectural renderings of the promised renovations, giving those clients who shared Kye Hoehn’s vision a special place in her heart.  Two and a half years later, in November 1997, she opened KYE’S II.  Now, Kye says, “I love what I do.  I love working with people, planning what they dream and having it turn out better than they ever imagined.” 

With its 40-foot ceilings, exposed brick, skylights and expansive glass, KYE’S and KYE’S II, are used for special events such as wedding receptions, proms, class reunions, fund-raising events, and business meetings.  KYE’S II, which can accommodate up to 500 guests, is a mirror image of KYE’S, which holds up to 350.  A tent-covered Courtyard between the two buildings serves as an extended area for events.

“We are committed to sharing with each guest the very best of Kye’s - the finest in event planning, fabulous cuisine, good value, spectacular atmosphere and warm, friendly hospitality.  We are indebted to you, our valued clients, the community and the guests that have supported us, and not only welcome but encourage your involvement and feedback.  We strive to continually improve and to earn your patronage each and every visit.”

Herbie Clinard-Director of Operations

Herbie joined the  Kye's family in 1995 as a catering manager and became Director of Operations in 2008.  He has since been perfecting the way our business operates and can be found at nearly every event held at Kye's mingling with guests and making sure everything goes off without a hitch.

Cindy Eve-Bartender

Cindy joined the Kye's family in 2005.

Sarah Clinard-Bartender

Sarah joined the Kye's family in 2013.

Harold Mahan-DJ Manager

Harold joined the Kye's family in 2000 as a DJ/MC and in 2012 he became our DJ

Manager.  He handles the scheduling of our DJ/MC staff for each event and takes care of

uplighting and the photobooth assisted by his wife Anne Marie.

Chris Beach-DJ/MC

Chris joined the Kye's family in 1995.

Mike Franklin-DJ/MC

Mike joined the Kye's family in 2004.

Tim Mahan-DJ/MC

Tim joined the Kye's family in 2013.

Scully Thompson-DJ/MC

Scully joined the Kye's family in 2012.

Tommy Dillman-DJ/MC

Tommy joined the Kye's family in 2015.


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