We’ve hosted monumental events such as the World Meeting of Families Congress in 2015, which brought Pope Francis to Philadelphia, the Democratic National Convention in 2016, the NFL Draft in 2017 and the Army-Navy Game in 2018. Our experienced sales and services teams—including our business development divisions—have a proven record of exceeding attendance goals and crafting amazing events.
Philadelphia’s history, architecture, public art and bustling street life make it the perfect backdrop for any event. America’s birthplace is home to iconic, unmatched historical attractions, an award-winning dining scene, world-renowned arts and cultural institutions and tax-free shopping.
Philadelphia’s location in the center of the Northeast Corridor makes it extremely easy for attendees to travel here. As one of the most walkable cities in the country, the City of Brotherly Love has everything attendees need within walking distance of hotels and meeting spaces.
Philadelphia has unique and historic special event venues for meetings of all types and sizes. The Pennsylvania Convention Center, an SMG-managed and LEED-certified facility, features 1 million square feet of saleable space and the largest ballroom on the East Coast (55,408 square feet).
Philadelphia has one of the most compact housing packages in the country with more than 12,000 hotel rooms within a 10-minute walk of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. There are 40 hotel brands in the city, ranging from small boutiques to big names.
Cover photo of Carpenters’ Hall, site of the First Continental Congress in 1774, by J. Fusco for PHLCVB.