The location is beautiful but the staff is dreadful! Scooter was the worst to work with, rude and not helpful. She literally made up policies just so we wouldn’t be able to do certain things. For example we were going to bring a beer truck to keep off the lawn area but she said that alcohol wasn’t allowed out side the venue. Then we went to the Best of Louisville bash where they were serving bourbon on the lawn! We wanted to pay $600 extra to rent a space that was larger and unoccupied, but Scooter said "we have to be notified 120 in advance". We asked for more time to clean up after the reception and Scooter said it was an extra $60 per hour- we said okay, then she said we have to be notified 60 days in advance. The contract was vague and non of these rules and restrictions were stated beforehand. I would love to go back to the Mellwood to have another event but I will not until Scooter is gone!