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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From Classic to Contemporary: A Tale of Two Venues

2 amazingly unique spaces | 2 equally incredible vibes


When you think about the look and feel of your dream wedding, do you envision historic charm or sleek modernism? At PAFA, you don’t have to choose. You’ll have both amazing options right at your fingertips as we work together to design the day you’ve imagined.

Whether you select the elegant Historic Landmark Building, the contemporary Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, or both you’ll fall in love with stunning details at every turn.

Weddings at PAFA are simply unlike any other in Philadelphia—from eye-popping design elements to amazingly executed catering solutions to our ideal location right in the heart of Center City. And with capacity ranging up to 350 guests, we’ll creatively configure our spaces to match your needs and vision, from first look through final sendoff. For all of these reasons and more, you’ll find that PAFA provides an award-winning wedding destination at a pleasingly approachable price point

Please contact Gail at PAFA for a customized quote and packages for your event.


Film credit: PAFA/CinemaCake 


Our wedding was magical and exceeded our expectations on all levels. The venue was perfect and our guests were blown away at the setting, the collection and how impressive everything was. I expect many guests will return as museum visitors to fully appreciate the magnificence of the collection.

Trish, Philadelphia, PA

Such a gorgeous place to have an event! Our executives gave much positive praise on the venue, and those that took the opportunity to browse and tour the galleries absolutely loved the experience. I have always been proud to be a Philadelphian, but on nights when we shine like we did during our event, I am even prouder to showcase our city to a crowd of folks who are from all over the country.

Judi L., Philadelphia, Hospitality Management Conference Awards Dinner UHS of Delaware
Contact Person Gail Ming
Phone 215.510.5061
Address 118 and 128 Broad Street, Philadelphia, 19102
Videographer Cinema Cake Filmography
Is your facility handicapped accessible Yes
Is kosher catering available Yes
Is outside kosher catering permitted? Yes
Is the facility indoor only, outdoor only, or both? Indoor and Outdoor
Does your facility have guest rooms No
Does your facility have air conditioning Yes
Maximum capacity with dancing 450
Maximum capacity without dancing 550
Facility restrictions For the safety of the artwork, PAFA requests faux candles or other lighting and prefer to serve red wine at the seated portion of the dinner. Most rentals will begin at 5:30pm, but we'd love to discuss exceptions with you.
Rental fees

Please inquire.