To schedule a visit or for more information, contact:
Director of Sales
(502) 637-1111 ext.226
Event and Billing Coordinator
(502) 637-1111 ext.227
If you want your next event to be exceptional, host it at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Located at historic Churchill Downs, the Museum provides a truly unique setting for entertaining business associates, celebrating weddings or throwing a fabulous theme party.
Rent our unique venue for Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Events, Business Meetings, Cocktail Receptions, Seminars, Reunions, Holiday Parties & more in Louisville, Ky...
Rental guests are welcome to take advantage of all that the museum has to offer throughout the day at no additional charge. Day Rental Times: Includes up to four-hours of facilities usage anytime between 9:00am and 5:00pm
CARL F. POLLARD GALLERY
The Carl F. Pollard Gallery is located on the second floor of the Museum. This spacious area has a series of picture windows across the front of the room overlooking an accessible open balcony.
The Pollard Gallery can accommodate 120 guests seated at round tables of 10, 150 guests seated in theater style, or 50 guests seated in classroom style.
The space has been equipped with all of the necessary wiring to make meeting presentations a breeze.
Derby Café (8:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
The Derby Café can accommodate up to 50 guests
Includes access to the Kentucky Oaks Garden Terrace
Rental fee does not include access to any museum exhibits
(After 6:00 p.m.)
Includes up to four-hours of facilities usage anytime between 6:00 p.m. and midnight.
Your evening rental of the great hall includes:
4 hour rental of the Great Hall and exhibit space for cocktails and dinner.
Viewing of the award winning 360° high-def film "The Greatest Race"™
Public address system provided for all rentals
On-site Event Manager
Need more space? Ask about renting the entire Museum with All Access.
Includes all above plus the Derby Cafe, Outdoor Terrace & Pollard Gallery
For more information, pricing or to schedule a site visit, call 502-992-5915
Invite us to your big day and we'll make your wedding dreams a reality. From elegant outdoor ceremonies to fun and memorable receptions, our onsite wedding coordinator will guide you effortlessly through the entire planning process.
>>Visit our Wedding Page for more info
Food & Beverage
Silver Spoon II, the exclusive caterer at the Kentucky Derby Museum, is a first class caterer who takes pride in their reputation for dependability and the high quality of their products and services. Their extraordinary chefs will design a contemporary menu using only the finest ingredients to fit your event's particular needs. Click here to visit their website.
- Additional Services Include:
- Guided walking tours of Churchill Downs available day or night (weather permitting)
- Access to the Museum's resident Thoroughbred (seasonal)
- Churchill Downs' Bugler to play "The Call to Post" or "My Ole Kentucky Home"
- Exciting fun-filled "Race Activity" package available for evening event
- Museum's Finish Line Gift Shop: First hour is included with facility rental
- Dance floor available
- From the Vault display of Kentucky Derby gold cup trophy & other unique Derby collection items during cocktail hour. (1 hour only)
- Rose Freeze Frame on Great Hall 360° Screens
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The Greatest Moment
Public viewing of our 360-degree film, "The Greatest Race"™. This unique 17 minute presentation in our oval theater is an emotional tribute to the Kentucky Derby. We now have the opportunity to offer a customized ending featuring your personal message. Imagine seeing the words "_____ will you marry me?" on a 10-foot tall screen, 20-feet in the air - $150
Pre-Scheduled Private viewing of our 360- degree film, "The Greatest Race"™. This unique 17 minute presentation in our oval theater is an emotional tribute to the Kentucky Derby. Close the doors in the theater space to create the 'wow' factor of a private experience inside a public museum. We now have the opportunity to offer a customized ending featuring your personal message. Imagine seeing the words "_____ will you marry me?" on a 10-foot tall screen, 20-feet in the air - $200
Surprise your prospective bride by popping the question during a public tour of Churchill Downs. You'll join a normally scheduled 30 minute tour to see the race track and learn some Derby history on the way. As the group winds its way back to the museum, you'll approach our barn area in the Derby Museum garden terrace where our Miniature horse, Winston, will be revealed wearing a proposal blanket embroidered with the words "Will you Marry me?" Family and friends can wait for a surprise ending in the Derby Café and pop out for photos of the happy moment. - $100 ($200 with horse blanket keepsake)
Pre-Scheduled 30 minute private tour of Churchill Downs ending in the Museum's garden; greeted by our Miniature horse, Winston, wearing the proposal blanket - $150 ($250 with blanket keepsake)
Add a champagne and strawberry toast for 2 people for $30.
To book a proposal at the Kentucky Derby Museum, contact Te'Airra McQuarter at (502)635-5955
*All packages include Museum admission for the happy couple.