Are the Gem Theatre and Colony Club in the same building?
No, the Gem Theatre is located at 333 Madison Avenue next to the Detroit Athletic Club and 36th District Court and Colony Club is located at 2310 Park Avenue one block west of the Fox Theatre across the street from Town Pump and Centaur.
Do you do host multiple events and weddings at the same time?
At the Colony Club, we host events in both the 3rd Floor Ballroom and in the 4th Floor Ballroom at the same time. However, we do try to stagger guest arrival times. At the Gem Theatre we only host one wedding at a time but host multiple social events at the same time in different rooms. Again, we stagger the guest arrival times.
Do you host shows at the Gem Theatre?
No, the Gem Theatre no longer host’s shows or ticketed events in the Theatres but exclusively hosts private events and weddings.
Is parking for the Gem Theatre or Colony Club available if there is an event downtown?
Yes- if there is a concert, a parade, or a large scale downtown event parking is available for pre-paid events and Wedding packages. If you are wedding or have pre-paid for parking, your parking is guaranteed. It may take longer to get to either the Fox Theatre Garage or the Gem Theatre garage but parking will be available for you and your guests.
Can I drop in and check out the venue?
We are available for scheduled venue tours Monday-Friday from 9-5pm and on Saturday afternoons by appointment. Please contact the Event Office at
313-463-4215 to make an appointment.
Is the food cooked on site at the Colony Club?
Yes- all food at Colony Club is cooked on our commercial kitchen on the 4th Floor.
Do you have air conditioning at Colony Club?
Yes- we do have air conditioning. However, the 3rd floor ballroom is two levels, has large windows, old duct work and can be challenging to keep cool during warm summer months. We suggest minimalizing candles to (3) per table and keeping drapes closed until the sun sets.
How far in advance do you book up?
It depends on the event and the venue. For a wedding, prime Saturdays at either the Gem Theatre or Colony Club book approximately one year in advance.
Do you allow outside catering?
No, Gem Colony Events is the exclusive provider of food & beverage service for both the Gem Theatre and Colony Club.
Who should I talk to for my event?
Any member of our Event Staff can help you. Please call the Event Sales office at
(313) 463-4215 for assistance.