The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts boasts galleries and spaces to transform into incredible settings for any event imaginable—from luxury weddings to engaging corporate functions.
Creative Events Start With Creative Spaces
PAFA events break away from the traditional hotel ballroom mold, providing your guests an immersive and unique experience.
Your event can take place in the elegant Historic Landmark Building, the contemporary Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, or outdoors on Lenfest Plaza—all right in the center of Philadelphia.
Location is key and PAFA is just steps from Philadelphia's premier hotels, Convention Center, City Hall, and parking options.
PAFA's spaces can adapt to the needs of an event. From 10-person private dinners to 400-person corporate functions to 1,000-person cocktail receptions, our spaces can be used in creative ways to meet your needs.
You can feel good booking an event here—your rental fees go towards fulfilling PAFA's mission of educating tomorrow's artists.
Let our event staff and exclusive partners guide you through the process of planning an event bound to impress your guests.
Elegant Landmark and Lofty Contemporary Space
At the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, you have the best of both worlds at your fingertips. Let our experts assist you in creating a spectacular event for you and your guests. With a dedicated catering staff, personalized menus, and audio/visual capabilities—not to mention event planners and meeting services staff—PAFA is the ideal location for your event.
Historic Landmark Building
A timeless classic and breathtaking entry for your event: One of the finest surviving examples of Victorian Gothic architecture in America.
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Put a modern spin on your event: three galleries surround an exposed staircase, creating long sightlines with views overlooking Broad Street.
With a dedicated catering staff, personalized menus, and full event-planning resources, let our experts assist you in creating a spectacular event for you and your guests.
12th Street Catering
An Eye Catching Venue Means High Profile Coverage
"You don't need to spend much on decor when you marry in an art museum."
"In planning the day, the couple prioritized Black vendors"
"The bridal party, clad in black suits and tuxes, stood on the steps of the museum's foyer as the brides exchanged vows."
—Red Oak Weddings
—Sarah, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Let Us Inspire. Create Your Next Event at PAFA.
From galas to silent auctions to fashion shows, PAFA provides the perfect venue for exciting events.
Please complete the form to contact Rose Alemi, Director of Events, or call (215) 972-1609.