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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is two venues in one. The elegant Victorian architecture of the Historic Landmark Building and the spacious, contemporary Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building offer the perfect backdrop to dine and dance in the galleries, surrounded by one of the best collections of American art in the world.

Weddings for up to 350 and corporate conference and reception events for up to 1,000.

Located directly across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, PAFA is the starting point of Philadelphia's celebrated Museum Mile intersecting the Avenue of the Arts. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you throughout the entire planning process to ensure a memorable event for you and your guests.

PAFA is honored to offer two exclusive catering relationships to help bring your event vision to life at our Philadelphia wedding venue; Constellation and 12th Street Catering.

Museum rental buy-outs begin at $6,500.

Please contact PAFA for a customized quote 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 Kate Young
Phone 215-972-1609
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.