Rent the KIA

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Photo of Jenna Freudenberg & Jake Culiffe's wedding by Alexander Zacharov.

Welcome to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts! You know about our unique exhibitions and our wonderful programs, but did you know you can also rent the KIA for your special event? Wedding, Receptions; Birthday Celebrations; Corporate Meetings or Functions, Luncheons; Fundraisers; Graduation Celebrations, Holiday Parties and so much more! Whatever you are planning, let us help you create a wonderful event in our unique and elegant venue.

Why the KIA?

  • Premier center for the visual arts
  • Artistic setting
  • Ambience unparalleled by commercial venues
  • Ideal downtown location with free parking
  • Freedom to work with the caterer of your choice

    View our Rental Policies.

    Except in the case of nonprofit organizations, KIA membership is required in order to rent KIA facilities: individuals at the Sustaining level, and businesses at the Corporate Supporter level.

    View our Event Photo Gallery for ideas of how other clients have customized their event!

    For more information, please email the KIA or call (269) 349-7775.


    Located in downtown Kalamazoo you will experience this unique venue from the moment you arrive. Be impressed by the contemporary lines of the KIA building, complimented by beautiful sculptures in our outdoor gardens.

    You will be awestruck When you enter the foyer, as you see the brilliant red and orange Chihuly chandelier that glows in the sunlight or evening hours. Following on into the lobby with vintage terrazzo floors and soaring 30 foot ceilings all complimented by the original works of art adorning the walls, make this the perfect location for any event.

    Our dedicated team of professionals are ready to make your event everything you envision. Whether a Wedding and/or Reception, Social Events, Charity Fundraisers, Corporate Meetings or Staff/Customer Appreciation events we can help your vision become a reality!

    facilityevents Lobby Gallery capacity:
    250 standing / 200 theatre seating / 150 at tables


    Monday to Thursday 8am-5pm (after hours are available)
    Friday and Saturday we offer extended hours until 12am.

    Please contact us directly to discuss your needs regarding hours, capacity and venue spaces, equipment, etc. 269-349-7775

    Most rentals will include complimentary gallery admission during
    public hours OR one hour of complimentary open galleries during nonpublic hours.

    At this time our capacity/occupancy is varied to meet the state safety guidelines. Please call us for more details or to take a site tour

    Wedding Decor Auditorium Auditorium capacity:
    392 standing / 260 theatre seating / 250 at tables
    Courtyard Courtyard capacity:
    200 standing / 100 at tables
    Multi-Purpose Classroom Multi-Purpose Classroom capacity:
    56 standing / 30 at tables
    Conference Rooms Conference Rooms (2 available) capacity:
    8 table seating (each)
    Board Room and Kitchen Board Room (includes kitchen) capacity:
    16 table seating / 15 perimeter seats
    2017 nauming wedding 2x3 Entire Main Level capacity:
    1,582 standing / 510 at tables
    Main Level Galleries Main Floor Galleries capacity:
    423 standing
    Entire Main Level


    facilityevents School Commons (included in lobby rental):
    117 standing / 60 at tables


    For more information or to reserve a space, please email the KIA or call (269) 349-7775.