Interior view of the Martin Building at night

Event Rental

Host your next event at the Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum’s newly renovated Gio Ponti-designed Martin Building and Daniel Libeskind-designed Hamilton Building feature the perfect locations to host your next event.

In addition to wonderful architectural spaces, your guests can enjoy art from our broad collection of over 70,000 objects or access to the museum’s special exhibitions. The options for event spaces are ideal for a variety of uses—from corporate business meetings or intimate dinners to sumptuous galas and every special event in between, your guests will walk away with a memorable experience.

Our event spaces can accommodate parties for an intimate group or up to 1,000 guests and our in-house caterer offers a wide variety of options to delight your guests.

By choosing to book your event at the Denver Art Museum, you will be supporting our mission—to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art.

White and gray circular ceiling pattern in the new Martin Building

Contact Information

For the full list of rental spaces, catering information, AV capabilities, event guidelines or any other information about renting a space at the museum contact our events manager Jessica Lovell at 720-913-0148 or email eventinfo@denverartmuseum.org.

Frederic C. Hamilton Building

The Hamilton Building’s iconic Daniel Libeskind-designed architecture is adaptable to events of all formats and scale. It offers easy access to our extraordinary exhibitions like Star Wars and the Power of Costume, Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, and Dior: From Paris to the World to name a few.

El Pomar Atrium

Sloping walls, beautiful black granite floors, a magnificent staircase, and access to a patio on tree-lined Martin Plaza make the atrium an ideal location for weddings or receptions. Featuring modern and contemporary art by Shantell Martin, ENGI by Tatsuo Miyajima, and Jenny Holzer.

Level 2 Atrium

A mid-size event space directly outside the level two galleries along with the Newman Overlook provides a stunning view of the striking architecture and staircases of the El Pomar Grand Atrium in a more intimate setting. Precourt features an ever-changing art exhibition.

Congdon Boardroom

The Congdon Boardroom provides an elegant setting for meetings and events. The room is beautifully decorated with bold, modern artwork by Alexander Calder complimented by a neutral color scheme. Located in the Lower Level.

Sharp Auditorium

Our auditorium provides a dynamic touch for corporate meetings, keynote addresses, or lectures. Includes use of the auditorium lobby for check-in or receptions. Located in the Lower Level.

Coming October 2021: Lanny and Sharon Martin Building

In 1971, the museum opened what is now known as the Martin Building, designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti. The seven-story structure, 210,000-square-foot building just underwent a multi-year renovation. This architectural icon remains the only completed project in the United States by this important Italian master of modern design.

Denver Art Museum Martin Building and Sie Welcome Center

Martin Building and Sie Welcome Center. Photo by James Florio.

Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center

The Sie Welcome Center reorients the Martin Building’s main entrance toward the Hamilton Building, creating a new, central point of entry for the museum. With 50,000 square feet on three levels, it is a significant addition, which will feature visitor-centric amenities such as a restaurant - The Ponti, Café Gio, improved wayfinding, along with dynamic and flexible program spaces and a state-of-the art event hall, Sturm Grand Pavilion.

Sturm Grand Pavilion

The Sturm Grand Pavilion, on the second level of the Sie Welcome Center, is enclosed in a fluted glass façade that provides sweeping views of downtown and nearby architectural gems, including the Martin and Hamilton Buildings, for your gala, wedding, or large reception. (Before-museum hours pricing is available for breakfast meetings.)

South Sturm Pavilion

Partitions separate South Sturm for a private space, perfect for luncheons or meetings offering a large circular space.

The Morgridge Creative Hub and Patio

Ideal for a cocktail party, or other team-building or corporate activity that would allow visitors to engage with DAM program directly in the space. Available only before/after hours. All existing programmatic elements are immovable; setup must occur within and around the defined space.

Garden Room with Access to Terrace and Prow

Please note the Terrace and Prow cannot be rented without also renting the Garden Room.

Kemper Courtyard

A beautiful, multi-tiered outdoor space with landscaped trees and lighted paths. Featuring Deborah Butterfield sculptures and an oval amphitheater. Available for after hours rental only.

The Ponti Restaurant, Private Dining Room

The Ponti will combine art and dining, presenting a locally-sourced and inspired menu with high standards of sustainability. Through a collaboration with James Beard Award winner and celebrated Denver chef Jennifer Jasinski and designed by Denver-based firm BOSS.architecture in collaboration with Jessica Doran Interiors

Martin Building ceiling pattern

Catering Information

Coming soon! A full suite of onsite catering options will be available for a variety of occasions. Stay tuned for more information later this year.

Spiral staircase in new Martin Building entryway

Key Policies

  • Non-profit pricing on space rentals is available
  • In house catering/caterer has a limited inventory of tables, chairs, China, glassware and flatware that can be used at a first come first serve basis. Linens are included in the catering pricing. Any other rental items can be coordinated through your events team.
  • No external food or caterer other than our in house catering/caterer is allowed within the museum.
  • All event space rentals include 4 hours of event time plus an additional hour for setup and an additional hour for teardown (6 hours total) unless otherwise noted. Additional event time can be added for $350 per hour or the hourly rate, whichever is less.
  • All evening events occurring in museum public spaces may not start before 6 PM. If there will be extensive vendor load-in, the start time may need to be later. Additional set-up time can be purchased. Please discuss the details with the event sales representative.
  • Courtesy Hold: If you would like us to put any spaces on a two-week courtesy hold, please let us know. If the hold expires, we will try to contact you to confirm your interest in the space. If we do not receive a response within 2 business days, the hold will be released.
  • Insurance: A $350 insurance cost can be waived if you can provide a certificate of insurance (COI) meeting the attached requirements. If you will be providing your own COI, it will need to be submitted at the time that the contract is signed, to confirm reservation of the event spaces.
  • Contract and Event Guidelines: Signature of an event contract and guidelines will be required to confirm reservation of the event spaces. If you plan to do any fundraising while on site at the museum, signature of the Fundraising Contract addendum will be required.
  • Payment Due: The event space rental cost is due in full at the time of contracting. Initial guest count for catering, exhibition tickets (if applicable) is due 21 days out, along with AV costs, shop and other charges. Final guest count, AV costs, and other charges submitted at 7 days out.
  • All pricing is subject to change until a contract is signed and payment is received.
Lit up ceiling in the new Martin Building

Corporate Information

Corporate Partnership at the DAM is an annual program that supplies a variety of benefits to officers, employees, clients, and stakeholders through curated benefit packages. Participation in this program is required for any organization to have a curator in attendance at events. Higher levels of Corporate Partnership include access to preferred dates and valuable event rental credit.

Learn more about how your company could receive comped event space and additional benefits by visiting our Corporate Partners page or by emailing CorporatePartnerships@denverartmuseum.org.