2020 Kentucky Derby Hospitality Venue Breakdown

Posted by Olivia Anderle on Mon, Jul 1, 2019 @ 14:20 PM

Elevate your experience at the 2020 Kentucky Derby® in one of Derby Experiences’ luxury hospitality spaces.

Our hospitality venues are perfect for escaping the crowds and action of the weekend while enjoying great luxury accommodations that you can’t find anywhere else around the track.

Learn more about each of Derby Experiences’ hospitality venues below:

Aristides Lounge

Enjoy your 2020 Kentucky Derby from the Aristides Lounge, Derby Experience’s premium hospitality venue. Located on the second floor of the Clubhouse at Churchill Downs®, the Aristides Lounge’s stellar location offers guest direct and easy access to their seats.

As a climate-controlled space with TV coverage of the races, the Aristides Lounge offers its guests a luxurious escape from the crowds and action of the weekend. The Aristides Lounge promises an elevated Derby weekend experience through celebrity jockey meet & greets and live entertainment.

Featuring a premium open bar, all-you-can-eat food buffets and self-serving wagering stations, the Aristides Lounge gives guests one of the best culinary experiences at Churchill Downs.

Official Ticket Packages featuring the Aristides Lounge hospitality include Clubhouse Purple Premium, Navy, Peach, Silver, Mint or Gold.

Affirmed Lounge

Affirmed Lounge

Escape into the newly renovated Kentucky Derby Museum to enjoy the Affirmed Lounge. The Affirmed Lounge is spread throughout most of the museum, giving guests the opportunity to explore the exhibits, taking in the history of the biggest horse race in America.

Similar to the Aristides Lounge, the Affirmed Lounge features closed-circuit TV coverage, a premium open bar, an all-you-can-eat buffet, celebrity jockey meet & greets, live-wagering stations and live entertainment.

Official Ticket Packages featuring the Affirmed Lounge hospitality include Grandstand Rose and Grandstand Orange.

Whirlaway Lounge

Whirlaway Lounge

Located near the Paddock Gate at Churchill Downs, the Whirlaway Lounge is another choice hospitality spot with deluxe accommodations, offering guests easy access to their seats and the ability to get around the entire track.

Whirlaway Lounge inclusions include access to a climate-controlled area with closed-circuit TV coverage, a one time lunch buffet, celebrity jockey meet & greets, self-wagering stations and a variety of beverage selection.

Official Ticket Packages featuring the Whirlaway Lounge hospitality include Clubhouse Pink, Brown or Purple

Citation Lounge


Made just for the Kentucky Derby weekend, the Citation Lounge is the perfect, air-conditioned escape from the weekend’s action. Located near the Clubhouse Gate, the Citation Lounge is a convenient venue for any Derby goer.

This classic venue features TV coverage of the races, one-time lunch buffet, a cash bar, celebrity jockey meet & greets and self-serving wagering stations.

For those looking to elevate their Derby experience while staying economically sound, the Citation Lounge is for you. 

Official Ticket Packages featuring the Citation Lounge hospitality include Clubhouse Yellow and Clubhouse Black.

Sunny’s Halo Lounge

Sunny's Halo Lounge

As the only outdoor Derby Experiences hospitality venue, Sunny’s Halo Lounge offers expansive views of the finish line and entire track while offering hospitality accommodations in a scenic atmosphere. Located in the Grandstand Pavilion, breathe in the fresh air and soak up the sun at Sunny’s Halo. 

Sunny’s Halo Lounge offers both open-air and covered seats alongside access to a one time lunch buffet, a variety of beverages, celebrity meet & greets and live wagering stations.

Official Ticket Packages featuring Sunny’s Halo hospitality include Grandstand Blue.

Get Hospitality Access with an Official Ticket Package

Enjoy Derby Experiences hospitality venues with select Official Ticket Packages.

Official Ticket Packages through Derby Experiences feature Kentucky Oaks® and Derby seating options, in-track hospitality, exclusive insider extras and more.

Click the link below to explore all of Derby Experiences’ Official Ticket Packages:

2020 Kentucky Derby Official Ticket Packages

Topics: Churchill Downs, Hospitality, Derby Experiences, Kentucky Derby 2020

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