Nestled among the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, we offer an exceptional meeting site, advantageous location, informative and fun tourist activities, convenient parking, and an experienced staff to assist you with all of your planning stages.

The Thoroughbred Center and its professional staff of planners cater to the success of their clients and visitors by providing a feeling of hospitality and comfort. Whether here on business or pleasure, the Center is the ideal location in a city known for its diversity and charming traditions.

Listed below are our event spaces. Availability changes frequently so be sure to contact our event coordinator, Amy Jackson at, or call (859) 293-1853. Click each image to see a photo gallery of that space.

The Thoroughbred Center - Holding Area

Holding Area – $800
Seats up to 500

The unique and rustic Holding Area, the casual barn-like atmosphere clearly defines the Center’s central location in the heart of the Thoroughbred industry. Supplied with a bar, this party area has become the best facility around for wedding receptions, barbecues, reunions, company parties/picnics and many other social events. This room seats up to 500.

The Thoroughbred Center - Lounge

Lounge – $600
Seats up to 200

The equestrian-themed, formal Lounge is 2,400 square feet of elegance. Complete with its magnificent chandelier, working brick fireplace, adjoining kitchen and bar, this room is ideal for banquets, weddings, wedding receptions, formals, proms, company parties, small business meetings and more. This room seats up to 200.

The Thoroughbred Center - Pavilion

Pavilion – $1,000
Seats up to 920

We have several event spaces to welcome a wide range of events. The Center’s sales Pavilion, or 920-seat auditorium, was originally built for horse auctions with the idea in mind to accommodate conventions, corporate meetings, conferences, seminars, concerts, theatre productions and other special events.

The Thoroughbred Center - Conference Room

Conference Room – $175
Seats up to 28

Groups looking for a nice, quiet atmosphere to hold small-scale meetings will definitely be interested in our Conference Room. Ideal for board meetings, staff meetings, seminars and other small events, our conference room is perfect.

There is an 18% service charge and 6% sales tax on all room rental fees.

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