Meetings & Special Events

The Museum provides a one-of-a-kind setting to host galas, corporate events, meetings, cocktail receptions, and seminars up to 2,000 guests, day and night. The Museum boasts customizable indoor space and an all-weather outdoor space, exhilarating exhibits, amenities, tours of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack and more that exude a day at the races.

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Event Spaces

The Great Hall & Exhibits

3,700 SQ FT

  • 600 reception
  • 210 banquet
  • 300 theater style

Price: $15 pp | $1,500 minimum

Second Floor Gallery

3,000 SQ FT

  • 350 reception
  • 180 banquet
  • 275 theater style
  • 120 class

Price: $15 pp | $1,000 minimum

Oaks Garden Terrace
Derby Cafe & Bourbon Bar

7,300 SQ FT

  • 350 reception
  • 400 banquet
  • 500 theater style
  • 250 class

Price: $15 pp | $2,500 minimum


First Floor Buyout

The Great Hall & Oaks Garden Terrace
1st & 2nd Floor Exhibits

Seated capacity : 650 guests
Reception capacity : 1,500 guests

Price: $15 pp | $3,500 minimum

Night at the Museum

All Museum Spaces

Seated capacity : 1,000 guests
Reception capacity : 2,000 guests

Price: $15 pp | $7,500 minimum

Both Packages Include:

  • 4-hour rental period
  • Round, rectangle & high-top tables
  • Black cushion banquet chairs (400)
  • White wooden folding chairs (200)
  • Floor plan & event timeline assistance
  • Set up & breakdown of museum amenities
  • 1-showing of "The Greatest Race"
  • AV capabilities
  • On-site venue manager
  • Door greeter





Corporate Gifts

Looking for the right gift that captures the energy and imagination of those on your list who love the Kentucky Derby? The Museum offers an excellent assortment of offerings at all price points, including official Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs merchandise such as hoodies, hats, barware, bourbon, Mint Julep kits, and home goods.

Many of our products can be customized with several options including, but not limited to, etching, stamps, and packaging. Quantity discounts available.

If you have questions or need assistance, email [email protected] or call 800-KY-DERBY (800-593-3729).

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Corporate Gifts



To schedule a site visit or for more information:

Tori Deis
Director of Special Events
[email protected]