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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

118-128 N Broad St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

1000Largest Group
6Meeting Rooms
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is two Philadelphia event 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.

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 Philadelphia event for you and your guests. Watch the video below to learn more about some of the attributes that make the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts a premier Philadelphia event venue. 
Video:
The Perfect PAFA Wedding:

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Philadelphia
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Philadelphia International Airport / 20
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Subway
Train
Lyft
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking:
Fee
Availability:
Daytime and Evenings
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
1000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
6
Largest Theatre Style:
300
Largest Standing Reception:
1000
Largest Seated Reception:
350
Rooftop Space Available:
Yes
Rooftop Capacity:
100
Technology:
Our Auditorium space has built in projection with screen. We have basic A/V equipment in house and recommend IMS for any additional audio/visual or event production needs.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
With two preferred caterers available, PAFA offers a wide variety of dining options and price points... STARR Events Catering: www.starrevents.com Annah Winfield (Catering Director) Office: 215-972-0274 Mobile: 215-518-2266 Annah.winfield@starr-restaurant.com Jimmy Duffy and Sons Catering: www.jimduffy.com Jennifer Trowbridge (Catering Sales Executive) Office: 215-972-7279 Mobile: 862-266-7595 jtrowbridge@jimmyduffy.com `
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Can Bring Own Alcohol:
No
Cannabis consumption permitted (outside):
No
Special Rates and Packages:
PAFA Business Partners and Non-Profit Organizations receive a 10% discount on facility rentals Preferred pricing for convention-related events and repeat clients – please ask for details Seasonal pricing – please ask for details
Rental Policies:
Rental includes: 2 hours of event set-up time; contracted event run-time; 1 hour of event tear-down time, all Housekeeping and Security charges. Social rental includes: 2 hours of event set-up time; 5 hours event time; 2 hours of event tear-down time; ceremony rehearsal time; all Housekeeping and Security charges. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts requires a Certificate of Liability Insurance for $1 million in General Liability and $1 million in Personal Injury for all events. Most evening rentals occur beginning at 5:30PM (after museum closes to the public). Buy-out pricing available & subject to availability.
Phone:
215-972-1609
Event Space Available:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception






Catering

  • Food & Drink
    With two preferred caterers available, PAFA offers a wide variety of dining options and price points...

    Constellation Culinary Group: www.constellationculinary.com Lauren Rossi (Catering Manager) Office: 215.972.0274 
    Cell: 267.315.1471 Lauren.rossi@constellationculinary.com Jimmy Duffy

    Sons Catering: www.jimduffy.com Jennifer Trowbridge (Catering Sales Executive) Office: 215-972-7279 Mobile: 862-266-7595 jtrowbridge@jimmyduffy.com `
     

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Experience the history of the Academy and support America's first Art Museum and Arts Higher Education Institution.  

The Pennsylvania Convention Center The Convention Center is mere steps away from our front doors, making PAFA a hub for conventions clients--from hospitality suites, to meeting rooms, and the best receptions. 

Love Park Home of and nicknamed for Robert Indiana's Love sculpture which overlooks the plaza Love Park, is officially known as John F. Kennedy Plaza, is a plaza located in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of the most photographed and visited parts of Philly, right around the corner from PAFA. 

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