1st January, 2021
Top 10 Party and Event Spaces in Philadelphia

If you’re planning an event in Philadelphia, your biggest challenge might be choosing from the many venue options.

With construction beginning in the late 17th century and continuing through today, Philadelphia’s venues have historical elegance, contemporary flair…and everything in between.

Just steps outside our luxury Center City apartments are some of the most impressive party and event spaces in the city.

So come with us as we showcase some of our favorite party and event spaces in Philadelphia.

  1. One North Broad St.

Historic and Elegant are two words that come to mind when describing One North Broad St. Its world-renowned architecture boasts majestic staircases, a grand ballroom and Grand Foyer. 250 guests may sit for dinner, while 450 guests can be accommodated throughout.

A network of stunning rooms provides many options for hosting smaller gatherings, or for combining spaces to hold your larger event.

  1. Academy of Music Ballroom

This venue in Rittenhouse Square, on the second floor of the Kimmel Center, seamlessly melds history with modern amenities.

Elegant opulence and a formal setting will envelop up to 200 guests, who will enjoy picturesque views (including Avenue of the Arts) in mid-19th-century luxury.

  1. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

If you and your guests are captivated by history, and even the gruesome medical truths of days gone by, they’re going to love this Philadelphia event venue.

With capacity for up to 1,200 people, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is not only a historic landmark and conversation starter, it’s a gorgeous New Beaux-Arts specimen and home to the country’s first medical society.

  1. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

This establishment offers three venues in one: the Historic Landmark Building (magnificent entrance, Victorian Gothic), Lenfest Plaza (outdoors) and Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building (contemporary, Broad Street views, open concept)…all just steps from parking, City Hall, the Convention Center and leading hotels.

These creative spaces promise unique experiences for your guests, accommodating up to 1,000 people and surrounding them with an immersive, artful experience.

  1. Artesano Gallery

If a contemporary and trendy vibe is right for your event, then you must have a look at Artesano Gallery.

This rehabilitated warehouse features a 17-foot-tall glass façade, white marble floors, a grand staircase, lofty ceilings, 21,000 square feet of space, room for 250 guests and a unique setting under the bridge in Manayunk.

  1. Please Touch Museum

With capacity for up to 3,000 guests, this fun and interactive venue offers plenty of photo opportunities for the child-at-heart.

Located in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia’s Centennial District, the Please Touch Museum has a number of options to fit your taste. You might like the hand-carved, fully-restored carousel in the Carousel House; the 1876 Centennial Exhibition housed in the Centennial Gallery; the South Foyer’s grand entrance; the wonderland exhibit in the East Gallery; the West Gallery’s urban setting or the stunning architecture of Hamilton Hall.

  1. Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

A total of four rooms make up the more than 4,300 square feet of available space in this Old City event venue.

Stunning views of Old City can be enjoyed through its floor-to-ceiling windows, in a ballroom spacious enough for 175 guests.

  1. Union Transfer

This renovated luggage transfer station was originally part of the Reading Railroad. Now it’s the site for a variety of events. Up to 1,200 guests will enjoy four bars, a lobby, a mezzanine, a balcony and parking lot.

The space is made unique by its stained-glass windows, chandeliers, extraordinarily high ceilings and high-tech lighting and sound system.

  1. 2nd Story Brewing Company

This event venue in Old City is a craft-beer enthusiast’s dream. Guests will bear witness to the full brewing process, onsite, while enjoying craft beer from 8 different taps, plus wine and cocktails.

Rent the entire brewery, a portion for smaller groups or the 2nd story for up to 150 people.

  1. Rivers Casino Philadelphia

Fun is at the heart of Fishtown’s Rivers Casino, with its striking views of the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge. Its 10,000 square feet of space for your party includes a foyer and balcony.

With space for up to 600 guests, the column-free ballroom can be sectioned for custom seating and layouts.

Endless Party and Event Possibilities in Philadelphia

This top-10 list is just a taste of what Philadelphia has to offer for anyone planning a party or event of any size. From business meetings to weddings, from receptions to concerts, from historic to contemporary, from suburban to metropolitan…Philly’s got you covered.

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is steeped in history and tradition. What kind of history will you be adding to this colorful palette? With all the venues available to you, all that’s left to decide is When and Where!



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