Venue Specifications

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is two venues in one. The elegant Gothic revival 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 event for you and your guests.

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building Specifications

Space Sq. Ft. Standing Banquet Banquet w/ Dancing Theater Classroom
Annenberg 6,000 500 400 340 450 250
Tuttleman 3,150 300 150 100 250 100
Sculpture Center 1,900 200 75 - 150 75
School of Fine Arts 2,000 100 - - - -
Rhoden Arts Center 15,000 - - - 265 -

Historic Landmark Building Specifications

Space Sq. Ft. Standing Banquet Banquet w/ Dancing Theater Conference
Rotunda 5,300 250 200 165 150 100
Washington Foyer 3,175 250 75 - - -
Auditorium 1,700 200 100 - 140 75

Your Special Day. Our Perfect Place.

From galas to silent auctions to fashion shows, PAFA provides the perfect venue for exciting events.

Use the form to contact Kate Young, Director of Events and Venue Sales, for more information or to arrange a venue walk-through.