Weddings

Iconic settings for timeless weddings.


Plan an unforgettable wedding surrounded by rolling hills, picturesque backdrops and the historic charm of Keeneland. Expect unrivaled hospitality from start to finish as we plan a special day you and your guests will remember forever by selecting the perfect venue and a customized menu to complement your event.

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Wedding Venues

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. This versatile space is ideal for large wedding receptions. By incorporating both spaces into your wedding, you will engage and entertain your guests at every turn

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Wedding Venues

First Floor Clubhouse


The First Floor Clubhouse is an exclusive venue that gives your guests a taste of the beauty and charm of Keeneland racing. With an up-close view of the track, the First Floor Clubhouse offers great indoor and outdoor space, including the picturesque Clubhouse Lawn which is ideal for cocktail hours as well as ceremonies.

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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 for more intimate weddings as well as rehearsal dinners, Keene Place is charming, elegant, and will make you feel right at home the moment you walk through the door.

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Keeneland Room


The Keeneland Room is one of our most opulent venues with magnificent views of the race track and a private rooftop patio. A favorite venue for rehearsal dinners, it will accommodate intimate wedding parties and ceremonies on the Track Apron.

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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 that lies beyond. Guests can even enjoy an outdoor patio within the foyer to snap the perfect picture.

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Lexington/Kentucky Room


Enjoy a panoramic view of our race track and rolling bluegrass countryside from this fourth floor location. Floor-to-ceiling windows perfectly capture sunsets over the race track, as this venue gives your guests a glimpse of true Kentucky beauty.

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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.

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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 fire place.

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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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Real Keeneland Weddings

Alex & Evan's Wedding

Entertainment Center & Keene Barn | August 27, 2016

Growing up in horse country, many of Alex’s fondest memories are of visiting Keeneland with her family – making it an easy choice to bring their dreams to life.

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Haylea & Nick's Wedding

Lexington/Kentucky Room | September 3, 2017

Born and raised in Kentucky, Haylea wanted to showcase all that the Bluegrass has to offer to Nick’s Maryland family. 

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Melisa-Beth & David's Wedding

Entertainment Center & Keene Barn | June 10, 2016

Melisa and David were both born and raised in Central Kentucky so to get married at Keeneland seemed like the perfect Kentucky backdrop for their special day.

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Devon & Andrew's Wedding

Entertainment Center & Keene Barn | June 7, 2014

As an avid dressage rider, Devon wanted her wedding to reflect her passion with equestrian elegance and a hint of Southern charm. It was for this reason that Keeneland and its beautiful countryside and charm proved the perfect location for her special day

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Caroline and Bryan's Wedding

Keene Place | June 10, 2017

From the moment Caroline and Bryan became engaged, Caroline knew Keeneland was the only place for their wedding. She grew up 10 minutes from the track, and since her Dad was in the horse industry, spent much of her childhood here.

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Allison and Will's Wedding

Entertainment Center & Keene Barn | June 13, 2015
Allison’s family owns the storied Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., whose history has been richly intertwined with Keeneland since the track’s founding in 1936. Keeneland is a place that we both love and admire.
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Emily and Christopher’s Wedding

Entertainment Center & Keene Barn | January 21, 2017

Emily recalled that many of her fondest memories of Lexington and her years as a student at the University of Kentucky involved attending the races at Keeneland. For that reason, she wanted to incorporate Keeneland into her wedding plans. “The grounds are beautiful and I knew it would be the perfect setting for our winter wedding.”

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Elizabeth and Tim's Wedding

Keene Place | June 14, 2015

Elizabeth and Tim's day complemented their personalities perfectly: fun-filled, light hearted and sweet down to the very last detail. Their color palette of blues, pinks and pops of yellow paired with the beautiful décor of Keene Place flawlessly.

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Mallory & Julien's Wedding

First Floor Clubhouse | September 26, 2014

Mallory wanted her Keeneland wedding to be classic Kentucky with southern, rustic touches while also feeling casual so her guests felt relaxed.

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Sara & Derek's Wedding

First Floor Clubhouse | August 24, 2013

The bride wanted a glamorous Keeneland wedding with a bright color palette of pinks and golds.

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Amanda & Alex's Wedding

First Floor Clubhouse | May 24, 2015

Amanda and Alex chose dishes that were close to their heart for the big day. Their favorite race day drink, the Keeneland Breeze, as well as classic Kentucky dishes, Hot Browns and BBQ Shrimp Martinis, turned miniature for cocktail hour.

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Brooke & Drew's Wedding

Entertainment Center & Keene Barn | November 7, 2015

Brooke and Drew's special day was classic and elegant. Brooke chose a neutral palette complete with touches of velvet and beautiful textured linens.

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Adair & Clint's Wedding

Entertainment Center & Keene Barn | July 4, 2015

The vision for their wedding day was the perfect example of classic elegance, tying in golds and other neutral tones as a beautiful compliment to the unique wooden architectural lines of the Entertainment Center.

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Keaton & Andrew's Wedding

Entertainment Center & Keene Barn | August 22, 2015

Keaton and Andrew envisioned a carefree and fun summer wedding, with beautiful sunflowers and wildflowers.

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Kristen & Jonathan's Wedding

Entertainment Center & Keene Barn | September 5, 2015

Kristen and Jonathan's special day was both elegant and vibrant using a contempary glam approach featuring a gold and blue color palette.

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Sydney & Kyle's Wedding

Entertainment Center & Keene Barn | July 23, 2016

True to their personalities, Sydney and Kyle's "Southern Charm Prep" wedding brought classic summer flair, highlighted by a coral and navy palette.

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Abby & Nick’s Wedding

Entertainment Center & Keene Barn | June 25, 2016

Abby and Nick's Keeneland wedding was simple and elegant with a fairytale atmosphere, highlighted by light creams and whites, soft pink and a Cinderella blue. 

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Chef Marc Therrien
Meet the Chef

Marc Therrien

Executive Chef

Noted Southern California chef Marc Therrien is the Executive Chef of Keeneland Hospitality. With more than 25 years of culinary experience, Chef Marc believes in simple food with good technique while using locally sourced product.

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