The spaces below are recommended for corporate events and conventions. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our events team at 317-955-2324 or email YourEvent@imamuseum.org.
Special Event Policies
Deer Zink Events Pavilion
This private enclosed pavilion is flanked by two walls of two-story windows with dramatic vistas of the Sutphin Fountain and surrounding gardens. Decorated in rich, natural colors, this large ballroom has a striking oval skylight, direct access from both parking areas, built-in check in desk, private coat room and separate foyer which make it perfect for meetings, dinners, receptions and more. This pavilion can hold 375 people for a seated dinner or 300 if a dance floor is to be included. For a cocktail reception, the capacity is 600 people.
Sutphin Fountain Room
The Fountain Room - Enjoy an intimate setting with a lovely view of the IMA gardens and Sutphin Fountain. A wall of floor-to-ceiling windows creates a dramatic setting morning and night. The Fountain Room is a modern, yet elegant area for any small event. Space is semi-private during Museum hours and seats 80 people
The Toby features 530 seats, including a balcony and playful alternative seating. Digital and 35 mm projection with Dolby surround sound are available for use. After your event, linger in the lobby decorated with high-style furniture to talk with friends and colleagues. The Toby holds 530 people.
DeBoest Lecture Hall
DeBoest Lecture Hall is a 168 seat theater located on the ground level of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Rental includes the use of stage, podium, digital projection, wireless microphone, computer hookup, Wifi, and DVD playback capability. The DeBoest Lecture Hall seats 168 people.
Pulliam Family Great Hall
The Pulliam Family Great Hall doubles as the entrance to the IMA's European and American Art galleries. Extending from Sol Lewitt's Wall Drawing No. 652 into the galleries themselves, this beautifully lit hall provides a unique experience that incorporates elements of the Museum’s collection and makes this site an exceptional experience for you and your guests. A cocktail reception in the Great Hall holds 300 people and 120 people for a seated dinner with dancing.
Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion
Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion Level 1
- The Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion is the beautiful open space at the entrance of the IMA surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. This inviting pavilion is rotunda-shaped where a large installation work generally hangs from the ceiling. This pavilion has views of the Sutphin Fountain Area and would be perfect for a cocktail hour of 150 people.
Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion Level 2 - This part of the Pavilion overlooks the lower portion and leads to the entrance of the art galleries through the Pulliam Family Great Hall. This higher part of the pavilion would have an up close view of the current ceiling art installation for your guests. These two pavilions are connected by an escalator. This space would comfortably fit 50 people for a cocktail hour.
Alliance Sculpture Garden
Located just off of Pulliam Family Great Hall and overlooking 100 Acres, the Alliance Sculpture Garden is the perfect location for cocktails or a seated dinner and a convenient way to extend the capacity of an event in the Great Hall. Tents seamlessly connect the indoors to out, and create a magical venue for large events upwards of 1000 standing or 350 seated guests. Basic white tent package included (not pictured).
Adult Lecture Spaces
Adult Lecture Spaces A and B both accommodate up to 20 people and include a digital projector, screen, white board, and sound system. Furniture can be arranged to fit a variety of needs.
Miller House and Garden
One of the country’s greatest examples of mid-century modern residences, Miller House was recently acquired by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Located in Columbus, IN (just 50 minutes south of Indianapolis) Miller House opens to the public in spring 2011. In the meantime, be one of the first to experience this historic Saarinen home by holding an intimate meal at the dramatic marble dinner table which overlooks Kiley’s 14 acres of landscape. A private tour of the home, including access to the garden, can be the prelude to lunch or dinner for up to 10 guests. Post-meal conversation can be hosted in Girard’s conversation pit, the center of the Miller’s extraordinary living room.
Private Dinner Details
- Upon arrival guests will be greeted by house manager and taken on tour of home and gardens.
- Tour will end in the dining room where meal will be served.
- Post- meal conversation can be hosted in conversation pit adjacent to dining room.
- Miller House can be made available for your guests for a total of 3 hours (including tour).
- Limousine service to transport guests to and from the home can be arranged.
- The rental fee for access to this landmark home for one private event is $10,000.
Additional costs for limousine service, catering and staff time are approximately $325 per guest. For more information, contact: YourEvent@imamuseum.org.