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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

128 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, PA
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(215) 972-1609

About Us

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a historic wedding venue located in the heart of center city Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the nation’s first art museum and school of fine arts. With a convenient location, gorgeous architecture, and top-notch event services, this museum venue is a fabulous location for an elegant event experience.

Facilities and Capacity

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers a totally unique wedding experience, where you and your guests can celebrate within the art galleries.

The Historic Landmark Building is a gothic Victorian architectural gem, complete with a grand staircase, columns, and skylights all over the ceiling from 1876. It's perfect for full weddings up to 150 or wedding ceremonies up to 275+.

The Hamilton Building is a turn of the century car show room turned modern gallery space, ideal for groups up to 250+, that features modern galleries with a bright, airy, and fun feel.

PAFA is a show-stopping venue for luxury weddings with chic city style.

Services Offered

When having your wedding at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, you will receive only the most professional and attentive service from start to finish. The museum’s in-house catering services can provide exquisite meals for you and your guests. The catering team offers amazing hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, and bar options that will add those amazing touches to your wedding experience.


Cathy Zurbach

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  • PAFA is a beautiful and elegant venue for a wedding and the staff is top notch! We loved the Hamilton Building with its contemporary elegance and lots of special space for our guests to enjoy. Everyone loved the huge cocktail area with a view of City Hall and Broad Street ( the bride and groom rushed out during the reception when it started to snow to get their picture taken with City Hall in the background with snow flakes ) and then being able to eat a spectacular meal provided by 12th Street Catering in an art gallery with a 12 piece band playing was something our guests raved about. The space is expansive, interesting, and has the elegance befitting a wedding. From our perspective , the amazing staff was just as important to us as the wonderful venue space. PAFA's expert staff Marissa Peduto and Kate Young had everything under control from the beginning to the end of the process, they were an amazing team that took all the worry out of the process. Also, a special shout out to ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Cathy, thank you so much for your glowing review! I'm so happy we got to work with you and your family!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 7,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 5,000.00

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

    No

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 3,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 2,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Set Up, Tables

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

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 20.00

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

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

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

    350

    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

    10

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    8

    Describe your venue

    Art Gallery, Historic Building, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

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

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, July, August



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