The only Louisville venue that offers a truly Kentucky experience.

When you celebrate your special day at the Kentucky Derby Museum you add a piece of your own family history to ours. The cherished treasures of the first Saturday in May. The legends in horseracing. The traditions, the pageantry, and history. The silks and saddles ridden to victory.

From the classic elegance of The Great Hall to the contemporary charm of our café and new outdoor terrace, our venue spaces provide the perfect blend of modern amenities and Kentucky tradition. Indoor and covered outdoor spaces offer versatile layout options that can be tailored to fit your unique style, with a rich array of add-on experiences – including a walking tour of Churchill Downs and an appearance by the Official Derby Bugler – to make your wedding as memorable for your guests as it is for you.



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(Footage courtesy of Fleck Films. Bride and Groom – Anna and Chris Riess. Date – April 22nd, 2022. Location – Great Hall and Exhibits)



McKee couple in KDM archway

"My husband and I could not have asked for a better experience than what the Kentucky Derby Museum provided for us. The entire staff were beyond amazing, making sure every detail of our vision was brought to life. The venue was stunning, the food was delicious and the setup was absolutely beautiful! Everything from the beginning to the end was done so effortlessly and we cannot thank each and every one of you enough for providing such exceptional service. We look forward to working with the KDM again in the future and highly recommend anyone looking for a venue for all occasions to consider the Kentucky Derby Museum!"

- Amia & Aaron McKee
Married at KDM in November 2020
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Tori Nale

Director of Special Events

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Sarah Trasatti

Senior Events Manager