2014 Kentucky Derby Concierge Services [Parties, Dining & More!]

Posted by Jaclyn Harris on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

There are a lot of great things that come from attending the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Official Ticket Packages from Derby Experiences, and one of those perks is concierge services! Simply put, these are things that you can add onto your package to take it to the next level.

Take a look at the concierge options that are available to you through Derby Experiences and learn how you can take advantage!

Transportation and Parking

Traffic in Louisville during Kentucky Derby weekend is hectic! To put into perspective, Churchill Downs is filled with over 150,000 people on Derby day! That’s a lot of added people in and around the city and on the roads heading to Churchill Downs on race days.

Through Derby Experiences, your transportation can be provided for! That eliminates the hassle of you and your group maneuvering through the congested streets fighting traffic and then having to find a parking space. You can simply be picked up and dropped off, allowing you to enjoy the ride and let us focus on the road!

Still want to drive? We can still help you simplify the process. Guests have to pay to park at Churchill Downs, which means you must wait in a line of cars to pay the fee and then go park. Derby Experiences can get you valet parking so that you can drive up, file out and pick your car up later! Or you could can pre-purchase your parking pass (not available anywhere else!) and skip the line to pay!

Kentucky Derby Parties

The Kentucky Derby is known for its extravagant parties, and this year, Derby Experiences is hosting is first annual Fillies & Lilies Party!

Five-time Grammy award winner Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise will be performing live inside the Kentucky Derby Museum right after the Kentucky Oaks! You’ll have access to enjoy the performance while eating delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinking from a premium open bar, all the while having access to a bourbon lounge! Amidst the dancing, Magician Matthew Furman will thrill guests with his assortment of magic tricks and mind illusions! It’s an experience you don’t want to miss!

Not to mention, there are other elaborate Derby parties such as The Taste of Derby on Thursday, The Julep and The Barnstable Brown Gala on Friday, and The Winner’s Party on Saturday immediately following the Kentucky Derby!

Don’t let your Kentucky Derby experience end right after the race. Keep it going at night by attending some of the most extravagant parties as a VIP, with VIPs!


Whether you are seeking tours inside Churchill Downs or outside in the city, you have to take advantage of the variety of tours on hand! Take a look at some of the tours we can set you up with:

Backstretch Tour at Dawn at Churchill Downs

You’ll have the opportunity to go in VIP areas of the track where you can get up close and personal with the horses, their owners, trainers and jockeys. You’ll also be able to see the horses complete their morning training on the track and visit the press room to gain tips from owners and trainers. Your morning will conclude with breakfast in the trackside kitchen where the first grandstand stood years ago.

Bourbon Distillery Tour

Kentucky is known for its bourbon! Its legendary distilleries have crafted some of the world’s finest with secret recipes and a time-honored process. You’ll have the opportunity to tour the facility and taste its amber goodness.

Private Horse Farm Tour

Wondering what it is like to live in Kentucky and live on a working horse farm? You’ll be taken behind the scenes into the lifestyle and tour the beautiful grounds of the Keeneland race course. You’ll see the life a thoroughbred leads after their racing career is complete and see the training process as you walk through modern barns and paddocks.

The Best of Kentucky 

Can’t decide on a tour? You’d be surprised how often that happens! The Best of Kentucky combines the realm of horse racing and the craft of bourbon to show the things that Kentucky is known for! Tour a private horse farm and a bourbon distillery and learn about both processes at the same time!


Besides just raceday only packages, all Official Ticket Packages offer the opportunity for guests to opt in for luxurious accommodations in Louisville. With so many fans traveling to the city for the Kentucky Derby, hotels reserve very quickly, but Derby Experiences can secure your room!

And if you have already opted in for accommodations through Derby Experiences and want to stay an extra night or two, we can arrange that in your stay as well. This service eliminates your planning process, allowing you to relax and enjoy the Kentucky Derby experience.

Dining in Louisville

Louisville streets are flocked with exceptional restaurants with a variety of cuisines in different price ranges! No matter what your pallet is in the mood for, Derby Experiences is here to offer a variety of options and help you make arrangements for large groups!

Take Advantage of 2014 Kentucky Derby Concierge Services Through Derby Experiences

As you’ve seen, Derby Experiences offers some unique and one-of-a-kind concierge services that can take your 2014 Kentucky Derby experience to the next level! Visit our website or call 1-888-383-7088 for more information and let us help you take some of the planning process off your hands!


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