Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1000 guests
  • Largest Theatre Style: 300
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 400
  • Largest Seated Reception: 350
  • Largest Standing Reception: 1000
  • Rooftop Capacity: 100

Food & Beverage Options

Catering options

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

Constellation Culinary Group: Lauren Rossi (Catering Manager) Office: 215.972.0274 
Cell: 267.315.1471 [email protected] Jimmy Duffy

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

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • In-House Catering
  • Near Public Transit
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Rooftop Space
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


118-128 N Broad St,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • SubwaySubway
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Philadelphia International Airport - 20 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Philadelphia International Airport - 20 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: 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


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

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • ADA Accessible: Yes