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(215) 621-8561

About Us

Arts Ballroom is a classic wedding venue based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located near the Avenue of the Arts, this bright and charming venue is perfect for a ballroom-style wedding.

Facilities and Capacity
Arts Ballroom can accommodate up to 230 wedding attendees in their majestic ballroom. Their 1920’s-inspired art deco building features a two-story Grand Ballroom, lounge and Mezzanine, and gorgeous Sylvania Ballroom with lavish mirrors to provide an even more open appearance. With bright walls, ambient lighting, a fantastic grand staircase for the bride to enter, and an incredible dance floor, this ballroom exudes elegance and sophistication. Ideal to host indoor weddings, couples will be met with mahogany doors, French acoustic ceilings, cherry hardwood floors, and a flair of contemporary style.

Services Offered
Arts Ballroom provides impeccable service to every single one of their happy couples. They love providing a whimsical and grand luxury experience for all of their guests. Their sweet staff and welcoming atmosphere make this venue accommodating to your needs and wishes for your wedding. Their services include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suites
  • Custom cake
  • Custom LED uplighting
  • Setup
  • Breakdown
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house top-shelf bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Outside vendors welcome
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Pet friendly

This venue serves artfully curated menus couples are sure to love. Offering several custom catering packages for weddings, they always deliver fresh, quality, and delectable entrees, appetizers, desserts, and more! They provides the following cuisine styles and catering services:

  • American
  • Japanese
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Spanish
  • Vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors-d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Bartenders
  • Live action stations

The Arts Ballroom was once The Hotel Sylvania, which was built in 1923. Bought in 2008 by Indian Creek Investments, LLC, it was then redesigned by Spector Design Company into the breathtaking event space it is today. In 2015, JoyArt, LLC transitioned to overseeing the building’s operations in order to keep its classic, timeless ambiance thriving.

Brittany N.

5 out of 5
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  • I wish I could rate the Arts Ballroom more that 5 stars, because it really deserves it! My husband and I were recently married there (Feb 2020), and our experience from the moment we walked in for our first tour to the last few minutes of our wedding day was outstanding. This was the first venue we looked at, and we walked out knowing we didn't need to see any other venue. The service, staff and management were spectacular. Kayleigh was our wedding coordinator, who was extremely accommodating, responsive and a pleasure to work with. Her and her team made all of our "wants" come true. The compliments and praise (especially for their cocktail hour, food and service!) are continuing to pour in from our guests, which makes booking this venue the best decision we made to celebrate our special day!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building

    What kind of settings are available?


    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, July, August, December

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