Location: The Gatsby, 524 Main Street, Shelbyville, KY, 40065. Date: Friday, May 26th, 2023.

  • Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for check-in and photo booth.
  • Ballroom will be open for students to begin finding seats at 7 p.m.
  • Buffet style dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m.
  • Dancing will follow dinner.
  • Last dance approximately 10:30 p.m.
  • All students must be out of the venue by 10:45 p.m


Online ticket sales will be available from April 3 through May 15. Due to the need to finalize headcount in advance, no online tickets will be available after May 15. Please contact Rebekah Borah at (502) 322-6812 if you have any issues with ticketing. Tickets are $55 per student. *11th and 12th grade are able to bring approved outside date. All dates must be approved by the office. 

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A “roaring” design meets modern luxury in the one-of-a-kind Event Venue. Located in between Louisville and Lexington right in the heart of downtown Shelbyville, KY, The Gatsby is a gorgeously ornate wedding venue nestled in the diverse heart of Shelbyville, Kentucky. Invigorated by a rich history, this 19th-century building has been beautifully restored to its former glory under the care of Ben and Melinda Hardin. Calling 524 Main Street its home, this downtown setting is an effortless blend of roaring twenties style and timeless elegance.

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Ball Dress Code


  • Please wear a traditional suit, coat and tie, or tuxedo.
  • Shirts must remain buttoned and tucked in.


  • Please wear a formal dress.
  • Please avoid:
    • Hemlines or slits in gowns higher than 2 inches above the knee
    • Plunging necklines/backs or sheer/see-through material
    • Backless (waistline falling below the natural waistline).
    • Midriff baring garments or garments with cut outs
    • Inappropriate, revealing, or excessively tight garments

The following standards from the parent handbook apply to girls’ dress at dances as well:

  • Girls’ hair should be neat, out of the eyes, and not dyed unnatural color.
  • Girls may not have tattoos.” In addition, makeup should be within the bounds of natural colors.
  • Girls are free to choose more elaborate jewelry and accessories for dances.
  • Face paint is fine for the fall costume dance only.
  • If there is any possibility your outfit may be judged inappropriate by HLS faculty, please ask for approval from Mrs. Hanel.