Host an Event

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Host an Event

Make your event unforgettable at one of the most unique local event venues. Grand Rapids offers a wide range of cultural events and opportunities for entertainment, and GRAM is conveniently located right in the heart of the city, within walking distance of downtown hotels, shops and more.

As the world’s first LEED® Gold-certified Art Museum in the world, GRAM’s beautiful architecture enhances the experience of every event. With a stunning city view and changing exhibitions as a backdrop, GRAM will help you create an experience to remember.

Contact the Special Events Department at 616.831.2916 or

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The simple lines and understated beauty of GRAM’s architecture provide a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception. In a building designed to showcase art at its finest, weddings at GRAM will be forever captured in the mind’s eye of your guests. Let our professional and attentive staff assist you in making your special day an event that everyone will remember.

For booking information, please contact Karen Carpenter at 616.831.2916 or email

Available Locations

Wege Pavilion (Main Lobby)
With ceilings rising more than 30 feet, the Main Lobby of the Art Museum offers a grand experience for guests. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the surroundings of the elegant, environmentally friendly elements of the Museum, such as the Reflecting Pool, part of GRAM’s water recycling system.
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Cook Auditorium
With hardwood floors and walls, the Cook Auditorium provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is sure to impress your guests. With moveable seating, ambient starlight in a recessed ceiling and state of the art audiovisual equipment, this unique space allows for a wide variety of functions.
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East Court
The East Court offers a quaint space with views of downtown that can be used for a small reception, or added to any rental to offer extra space for mingling, a bar, or food stations.
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Dining Terrace
The outside dining terrace is an exciting spot if you are looking for a great outdoor venue to have live music, food, and a refreshing open-air atmosphere. With the large portico helping protect guests from sun and light rain, the dining terrace offers a unique downtown experience with style.
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Museum Pocket Park
With a water wall backdrop, the Pocket Park is a unique space in the heart of downtown. The outdoor uses for this intimate yet open area are numerous.
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Frey Board Room
The GRAM boardroom is a sophisticated space to hold corporate gatherings or intimate functions. Beautiful furniture and audiovisual equipment complement events perfectly.
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Member’s Lounge
This versatile space is fitted with comfortable seating and spectacular views. Be creative as to how it will suit your meeting or reception.
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Miller Veranda
An outdoor, elevated space which overlooks a beautiful courtyard and bustling city street, the Veranda is a fantastic space for private functions. Bring in a live band for dancing or set up tables for a quaint dinner party.
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