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Room Rentals at the DIA

Planning an event? Think DIA.

Schedule your consultation 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.


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


Policies, Photos and Rental Fees

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 exclusive provider for food, beverage, alcohol, valet, and red carpet. You can work with your own vendors for florals, specialty linen and tableware. We just ask that you coordinate those vendors with your DIA catering representative. 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, but they can be displayed outside at the event entrance. Please let us know what other type of displays you may be considering.

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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