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Out of the Office, Out of the Ordinary

Transform your next corporate meeting or event into an unforgettable occasion surrounded by the scenic backdrop of Keeneland. From intimate gatherings to large-scale meetings or holiday parties, Keeneland has the perfect venue to bring your event of any size to life.

Corporate Events & Celebrations Venues

Show Barn

Best known for hosting world-class Thoroughbred sales, the Show Barn adjacent to the Sales Pavilion is the perfect setting for an immersive Kentucky experience. Built with stunning architecture and surrounded by barns – this outdoor, open space is the best of both worlds.

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Second Floor Clubhouse

The Second Floor Clubhouse offers a picturesque view of the Paddock as well as upscale accommodations including a portico for valet. Guests will enter into the Clubhouse Lobby which boasts beautiful seating arrangements as well as a large wood burning fireplace. This versatile venue is ideal for upscale meetings, dinners and cocktail receptions.

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Sales Arena Seating
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Sales Arena

The world leader in Thoroughbred auctions, some of the most prestigious horses in the industry are bought and sold on the stage of the Sales Arena. Located within the Sales Pavilion, the iconic Sales Arena is ideal for large meetings and seminars. Guest can enjoy food and beverages at the Limestone Café.

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Phoenix Room

Located on the fourth floor of our Grandstand, the Phoenix Room overlooks the picturesque Keeneland Saddling Paddock and Walking Ring. Guests will marvel at one of the most photographed views on the property including the iconic Keeneland Sycamore tree. One of our largest venues on property, the Phoenix Room is versatile for meetings as well as dining experiences.

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Keeneland Pavilion Bar
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Pavilion Bar

The focal bar within the Sales Pavilion, this venue is perfect for a sophisticated cocktail hour with its patio that offers views of the property’s barns. The distinctive wooden walls create a unique feeling that differentiates the Pavilion Bar from the other spaces within the Sales Pavilion. This space can be added on to any other venue within this building for larger groups.

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Limestone Cafe
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Limestone Café

Named for its stone accents and unique architecture, the Limestone Café has the versatility to fit any occasion. Located within the Sales Pavilion, adjacent from the Sales Arena and Pavilion Bar, this venue may be rented by itself or in conjunction with other spaces for larger events.

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Lexington/Kentucky Room

Enjoy a panoramic view of the Keeneland race track and rolling bluegrass countryside from this premiere fourth floor location. This venue allows your guests to witness true Kentucky beauty with morning workouts and evening sunsets.

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Kentucky Room Table Set
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Kentucky Room

True to its name, the Kentucky Room’s floor-to-ceiling windows capture all that we love about the bluegrass with a panoramic view of the Keeneland race track and the rolling countryside. The Kentucky Room is a favorite for meetings, offering a view of morning workouts with the horses and televisions that line the ceiling.

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Keeneland Room Corporate
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Keeneland Room

The Keeneland Room is one of the most opulent venues with magnificent views of our race track as well as a private rooftop patio. While it is a favorite venue for executive board meetings, it can also accommodate upscale dining experiences for more intimate groups.

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Keeneland Keene Place Table Set
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Keene Place

A historic mansion originally owned by the Keene family, Keene Place is one of Keeneland’s hidden gems and among the oldest buildings on the property. A truly unique venue that offers two floors of meeting and entertaining space as well as a back patio that overlooks the grounds.

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Keeneland First Floor Clubhouse Sunset
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First Floor Clubhouse

The First Floor Clubhouse is an exclusive venue location that gives your guests a taste of both the elegance and the excitement of a race day. With an up-close view of the track, the First Floor Clubhouse offers indoor and outdoor space, including the picturesque Clubhouse Lawn which is ideal for upscale cocktail hours.

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Keeneland Entertainment Center and Keene Barn
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Entertainment Center & Keene Barn

Known for its lofty ceilings and stone facade, the Entertainment Center and Keene Barn is an elegant venue with a rustic, Kentucky feel. These versatile spaces are ideal for large functions including meetings or galas and will keep your guests engaged at every turn.

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Who We Are

Meet the Keeneland Team

Our talented, wide-ranging staff features more than 200 full-time employees. Get to know some of them here.

Chef Marc Therrien

Marc Therrien

Executive Chef and Managing Director of Keeneland Hospitality

Chef Marc’s passion lies in utilizing his renowned expertise in the hospitality industry to think outside of the box, crafting custom menus for each couple to create culinary experiences that are uniquely them.


Sarah Fink

Assistant Director of Special Events

Sarah leads our Special Events Department with inspiring innovation, constantly pushing our team to new heights, and providing exceptional Southern hospitality at every turn.

Annie Martin

Event Sales Manager

Keeneland’s reputation as the top thoroughbred sales venue, race track and event space really sells itself, but Annie is the professional in making sure your vision becomes a reality and the process is exceptionally unique and convenient.

Hannah Sawyer

Events Manager

Hannah’s eye for design and propensity for creating one of a kind experiences helps her to craft the perfect day for each one of our couples here at Keeneland. 

Lane and Oliver

Lane Hatfield & Oliver Griffen

Beverage Manager

Utilizing their breadth of knowledge surrounding spirit profiles, the Beverage Managers always look forward to helping our clients craft cocktails that not only pair perfectly with their meal, but also match each couple’s personality and wedding style.

Brian Hegnauer

Brian Hegnauer

Director of Dining

The master of logistics, Brian is always at the ready with a spreadsheet. His passion for fine dining and extreme attention to detail ensures that no item is out of place for our client’s big day.

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