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Events @ DIA

Plan your special event today! Dial 313.833.1925


The DIA is available for corporate events, meetings, luncheons, dinners, and other social functions, including civil wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, showers, rehearsal dinners, anniversary celebrations, and more! Call us today to schedule a consultation, and thank you for considering the Detroit Institute of Arts for your event.


  • Elegant atmosphere 
  • Professional, experienced staff
  • Exclusive caterer
  • Gallery tours
  • Private parking lot
  • Private lectures
  • 1,000 seat theater
  • Gifts from the Museum Shop


The DIA's catering staff has prepared a variety of menus for your special event, whether it's breakfast, dinner, hors d'oeuvres or anything between. Sample menus are available here. Looking for something unique? Menus can be customized upon request.

Rental Spaces and Special Event Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have my wedding here?

The DIA is available for civil wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions in the Great Hall, Rivera Court, and Prentis Court.

Can I bring my own vendors?

The DIA is the exclusive vendor for food, beverage, alcohol, red carpet and valet service. For floral arrangements, specialty linen and tableware, we invite you to bring in your own vendors. For floral, linen and tableware vendors, we ask that you coordinate a meeting between with your DIA catering representative and the vendor. Vendors may be asked to provide proof of insurance.

Can I have a gallery tour?

Yes! Our catering representatives can help you customize your event with a docent-led or self-guided tour.

Can I display a car inside the building, or bring in other types of displays?

For the protection of the art, automobiles, motorcycles, etc are not allowed inside the building. However, these can be displayed outside at the event entrance.

Can I bring my family reunion (or other large group)?

Yes! Contact our Group Reservations department at 313.833.1292 to assist you with your group of 20 or more.

Is the museum available for film shoots or photo shoots?
Guidelines and rental rates for commercial film and photo shoots are available upon request. Contact Antonia McLemore at 313.833.3243 or for details.
How do I get more information?

Contact us at or call 313.833.1925.

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