Host an Event

Make your event unforgettable at one of the most unique event venues in West Michigan.

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Your event at GRAM

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, 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.

Event Types

    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, your wedding at GRAM will be a spectacular experience for both you and your guests. Let our professional and attentive staff assist you in making your special day an event that everyone will remember.

    GRAM often hosts parties, conferences, and meetings for corporations and nonprofits. As the world’s first LEED® Gold-certified Art Museum in the world, our beautiful architecture enhances and elevates every event. With a stunning city view and changing exhibitions as a backdrop, GRAM will help you create a sophisticated experience to remember. 

    Any venue at GRAM is available for corporate events, and GRAM Corporate Partners get 10% off of facility rentals. 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organizations receive 20% off facility rentals. 

    From birthday parties to private concerts to Saturday night cocktails, GRAM’s city views, ever changing art, and unique architecture provide a memorable setting for any special event.

Wedding Spaces

Event Spaces

Event Spaces

    With ceilings rising more than 30 feet, the Main Lobby of the museum offers a grand experience for guests. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres surrounded by the elegant and environmentally-friendly elements of the museum.

    With hardwood floors and walls, the Cook Auditorium provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. 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.

    Our outside Dining Terrace is a great venue for live music and dining in a refreshing open-air atmosphere. 

    With the large portico to protect guests from sun and rain, the Dining Terrace provides a uniquely stylish downtown experience.

    Pocket Park is a unique and intimate yet open outdoor atrium in the heart of downtown.

    With floor-to-ceiling windows, city views, and beautiful Eames furniture, the GRAM boardroom is a sophisticated space for corporate gatherings or intimate functions.

    This long hallway space between the Frey Boardroom and Miller Veranda provides additional lounge seating, coffee tables and restrooms.

    An elevated outdoor space overlooking 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 an open-air dinner party.

Virtual Tour

This virtual tour was captured before the reimagination of GRAM’s Creative Learning Center and does not reflect current studio spaces. Updated images to come. 

Catering & Beverages

When hosting an event at GRAM, we ask that you select from one of the preferred caterers listed below. While outside food or drink is not allowed inside the museum, our dedicated caterers will do their best to accommodate your every need.

  • Above and Beyond Catering
  • Amway Grand Catering
  • Applause Catering
  • Catered Creations
  • The Candied Yam
  • The Catering Company
  • Distinctive Catering
  • The Everyday Chef and Wife Catering
  • Kangaroo Kitchen
  • KJ Catering
  • Gilmore Catering
  • Martha’s Catering
  • YoChef’s