Elegant landmark or 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 full event-planning resources, PAFA is the ideal location for your wedding day.

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Included in your PAFA rental

  • 2 hours of event set-up time & tear-down time

  • Standard 6 hours event time
  • Microphone and speakers for your ceremony
  • Complimentary ceremony rehearsal time
  • Use of our dance floor (Hamilton Building)
  • Sparkling facilities, with all Housekeeping staff
  • Friendly Security & greeting staff
  • Use of our in-house tables and gold Chiavari chairs
  • A dedicated PAFA event coordinator to work with your vendors during planning and greet you on your wedding day.
  • Standard services with all catering packages: staffed coat-checks, linens, full bar packages, and attentive catering directors for planning and day of care.

Optional Upgrades through PAFA and our Favorite Vendors

  • Use of our outdoor Lenfest Plaza

  • Valet for guests

  • Lighting Packages
  • Staging and draping packages
  • Customized gifts from the Museum Store
  • Lounge areas with exceptional furniture

For inquiries, please call Kate Young, Venue Sales Manager, at (215) 972-1609 or email