25 Feb

Venue Spotlight: Indianapolis Museum of Art

Entertaining is an art all of its own. With the unique and cultured character of the Indianapolis Museum of Art you will be sure your event is hosted in a space that is as iconic as the art it houses. With the ability to host groups from 20 to 600, this National Historic Landmark offers both indoor and outdoor spaces making it a dynamic destination for that once-in-a-lifetime wedding, private reception, corporate dinner, and ultimate fundraising gala.

The IMA boasts a palate of accommodating event spaces including: Pulliam Great Hall, with vaulted ceilings and easy access to galleries and exhibits; Deer-Zink Pavilion with spectacular view of Sutphin Fountain and breathtaking outdoor gardens; and the renowned Garden Terrace and historic Oldsfield’s Gardens. Combine this unforgettable venue with the astute Kahn’s Catering and your vision for the perfect event is assured! View the  Indianapolis Museum of Art photo gallery.

Kahn's Catering at IMA

To make planning your event as simple as possible, Special Occasion Packages are available for your optimum enjoyment and loaded with plenty of extras for each event space. Special Occasion Packages at the Indianapolis Museum of Art include: complimentary event specialist, customary banquet chairs, candlelight votives, secure onsite parking, ceremony and reception set-up and tear down, and custom wedding cake. View Special Occasion Packages.


If you’re searching for the perfect space to host your meeting or conference, the IMA offers the Tobias Theatre (The Toby) with seating for 530 including a balcony and playful alternative seating including digital and 35mm projection with Dolby surround sound available for your use. If you are hosting a smaller event, DeBoest Lecture Hall accommodates 168 people in theater-style seating and is equipped with speakers, podium, wireless microphones, and an LCD projector with screen.

Interested in learning more about this incredible venue?  View the Indianapolis Museum of Art Rental Guide.

See what others have said about hosting their event at the IMA!

kahns-catering-ima-pulliam-92-NathanielEdmundsThis was the “EVENT” of “EVENTS” for our group! The museum was a great venue and you were right… “people will love it!” The comments we’ve received were fabulous; wonderful; perfect ending of a great convention. The menus was great and you helped make Barth Electric explode.

Suzanne, Barth Electric Co.  Indianapolis Museum of Art

Thank you so much for the wonderful event at the IMA.  Your displays were beautiful and your food was delicious.  I really appreciate the opportunity to meet new corporate members of the community and dine on the best dish in Indianapolis made by Kahn’s Catering chefs.

Barbie, Event Planner  Indianapolis Museum of Art 

When I think about our reception it seems like a fairytale. It was more beautiful than I could have ever expected.

Jyl  Bride Indianapolis Museum of Art

Surround your guests with exquisite beauty and creativity at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. With dramatic vistas, intimate gardens, stunning views, and world-renowned galleries, the IMA offers an array of spaces suitable for an event as unique as you wish to create. If you’d like to schedule a tour of the Indianapolis Museum of Art for your special occasion or corporate event, call 317.566.3773 or fill out our contact form!




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