Museum Rentals


There’s only one place where you can find yourself among the celebrated legends of the Kentucky Derby. Hosting an event at the Kentucky Derby Museum is the next best thing to actually being at the Derby. Your guests enjoy the thrill and excitement of the first Saturday in May and create new memories to take home with them.

Indoor and covered outdoor spaces offer versatile layout options that can be tailored to fit your unique needs. The Museum’s venue spaces accommodate intimate gatherings up to as many as 2,000 people.

A rich array of add-on experiences – including private walking tours of Churchill Downs®, an appearance by a Derby Bugler, and a special showing of the Museum’s award-winning movie “The Greatest Race” – are available to make for an impressive, fun and memorable event.

Great Hall Dining Setup

Amenities may include:

  • Unique indoor and outdoor spaces accommodating up to 2,000 people
  • On-site Event Host with personalized service
  • One stop source for all your rental needs including catering, décor, AV, set-up, clean-up dance-floor, bugler, bourbon tastings and more
  • Private exhibition experience
  • Guided Tours - Let our experienced and knowledgeable guides give your guests a private tour of Historic Churchill Downs Racetrack
  • Custom Gift Selection - Kentucky Derby Museum Store will be happy to create a custom gift package for your guests! Check out our Corporate and Group Gift options.



Hear what our clients are saying!

"Working with KDM for our first post-COVID offsite client event was effortless. Their events team, venue and protocols made for the most successful VIP experience we have hosted. From planning to execution, the KDM team was not only accommodating for our specific needs but remained at the ready and provided outstanding service for a smooth and seamless event."

- Kristen B. Jenson, Vice President
Marketing, Operations & HR
Davis Jewelers



To schedule a site visit or for more information:


Tori Nale Headshot

Tori Nale

Director of Special Events

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Sarah Trasatti

Senior Events Manager