Home to some of the world's finest artists, the Detroit Institute of Arts is Detroit's most unique special events space, located on Woodward Ave. in the heart of Midtown. From intimate spaces like Kresge Court, or the grandeur of Great Hall, the DIA is perfect for corporate parties, private dinners, meetings and more.

If you are interested in booking for 2022 and beyond, please email catering@dia.org, or call 313-833-7966 on your requests. The museum is currently not booking private events at this time for 2021.


Event Spaces

DIA Auditorium

Detroit Film Theatre Auditorum

The DIA's historic auditorium, the Detroit Film Theatre, is unlike anywhere else in Metro Detroit, with state-of-the-art projection, luxurious seats, and original décor from 1927. The DFT is perfect for large meetings and conferences.

Maximum capacity: 1,100

Seated: 1,100

Cost: $5,000


Cafe DIA

For larger private dinners, meetings and events, Cafe DIA is located on the ground floor across from the Middle Eastern galleries. Cafe DIA can be merged with FJC Dining Rooms A & B for large events.

Maximum capacity: 200

Seated: 150

Standing: 200

Dimensions: 70' x 42'

Cost: $500

Dining Room A

Founders Junior Dining Room A

Perfect for private lunches, meetings or presentations, FJC Dining Room A is located on the ground floor near the Middle Eastern galleries. FJC Dining Room A can be merged with FJC Dining Room B for large events.

Maximum capacity: 28

Seated: 28

Strolling: 28

Dimensions: 17' x 28'

Cost: $250 ($300 outside of normal museum hours)

Founders Junior Dining Room at the DIA

Founders Junior Dining Room B

Perfect for larger private dinners, meetings and seminars, FJC Dining Room B is located on the ground floor near the Middle Eastern galleries. FJC Dining Room B can be merged with FJC Dining Room A for large events.

Maximum Capacity: 60

Seated: 40

Strolling: 60

Dimensions: 35' x 37'

Cost: $250 ($300 outside of normal museum hours)

DIA's Great hall

Walter B. Ford Great Hall

Located next to the Woodward Ave. entrance and Rivera Court, the Great Hall is stately and grand. Host your Perfect for wedding receptions and large events.

Maximum capacity: 500

Seated: 300

Strolling: 500

Dimensions: 50' x 95'

Cost: $5,000

Kresge Court

Kresge Court

Designed by Detroit-based design firm Patrick Thompson Design, the award winning Kresge Court is perfect for strolling receptions. A skylight provides guests with atmospheric scenery. With existing setup.

Maximum capacity: 175

Dimensions: 63' x 57'

Cost: $2,500

Kresge Reception

Kresge Reception

Located on the second floor, Kresge Reception is home to Romare Bearden's tiled mosaic Quilting Time and is an open canvas for your ideas.

Maximum capacity: 200

Seated: 120

Strolling: 200

Cost: $1,000

Lecture Hall

Lecture Hall

Allow the DIA's museum-grade presentation facilities help you - the Lecture Hall is perfect for presentations, annual meetings and speaking events.

Seated: 370

Cost: $2,000

Prentis Court

Prentis Court

Located at the center of the DIA, Prentis Court allows for views of all three floors, with an open floor plan that will allow your event planner a wide array of design options for your event. 

Maximum capacity: 175

Seated: 160

Strolling: 175

Dimensions: 74' x 62'

Cost: $1,500

Rivera Court

Rivera Court

Rivera Court is home to the Diego Rivera's masterwork, the Detroit Industry murals and many of the DIA's signature programs. Rivera Court is the ideal space for private events in Metro Detroit.

Maximum capacity: 300

Seated: 160

Strolling: 250

Dimensions: 50' x 60'

Cost: $4,000

Romanesque Hall

Romanesque Hall

Adjacent to Kresge Court, this elegant space can be used on its own for a strolling reception, or combined with Kresge Court for larger events. 

Maximum capacity: 50

Dimensions: 85' x 24'

Cost: $500


Catering at the Detroit Institute of Arts is provided by our in-house caterer. Menus are customizable by request. Please email catering@dia.org or call 313.833.7966 for catering menus. 

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