Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Unique Venue Features

  • Runner-Up: Formal Affairs
  • Best of Awards - Unique Venues

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions


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 above to learn more about some of the attributes that make the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts a premier Philadelphia event venue.

Catering Options

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 [email protected] Jimmy Duffy

Sons Catering: www.jimduffy.com Jennifer Trowbridge (Catering Sales Executive) Office: 215-972-7279 Mobile: 862-266-7595 [email protected] `

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
In-House Catering
Near Public Transit
Paid Parking
Rooftop Space
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


118-128 N Broad St,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102



Nearby Airport

Philadelphia International Airport - 20 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport - 20 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Nearby Cities


Things to Know


Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Can Bring In Own Food: No

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

Cannabis Consumption: No

ADA Accessible: Yes


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.

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen