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Top Unique Venues in Philadelphia

January 9, 2023

Hold your next event in one of Philadelphia’s most memorable spaces

Explore unexpected event venues from unmatched historic locations to iconic architectural structures. Philadelphia has a variety of options to suit every size, need, taste and budget.

The Franklin Institute

Neighborhood: Center City
Address: 222 N 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

A large sculpture of Benjamin Franklin is in the center of the room, purple lights illuminate the space, beautifully decorated tables with elaborate floral centerpieces surround the statue, with the space ready to host an event as the tables are set for an elegant affair.

Photo courtesy of The Franklin Institute.

Located right off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and only 20 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport, The Franklin Institute is one of the top science attractions in Philadelphia. The world-renowned museum features 18 meeting spaces that include a planetarium, IMAX movie theater and a large scale model of the human heart. Treat your guests to a one-of-a-kind dining experience and private, guided tours of the newest exhibits.

Plan your next event at The Franklin Institute.

National Constitution Center

Neighborhood: Old City
Address: 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

An American flag hangs down above an event space inside of the National Constitution Center. People mingle around tables as the city can be seen through large windows behind them

National Constitution Center Corporate Events, Philadelphia. Faith West Photography for National Constitution Center.

The National Constitution Center can accommodate larger events effortlessly and features the Kimmel Theater for a smaller group. This venue located along America’s most historic square mile is dedicated to honoring the United States Constitution. The Center looks out onto Independence Mall and Independence Hall.

Plan your next event at the National Constitution Center.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Neighborhood: Center City
Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Blue lights illuminate the space, a state stands tall in the middle at the top of a staircase inside of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Tables, set for an elaborate affair with floral arrangements and candles, are at the bottom of the steps

Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Founded in 1876, the world-renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art showcases more than 2,000 years of human creativity, with special exhibitions and collections from Europe, Asia and the Americas. In addition to the glorious main building, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building (at Pennsylvania Ave and Fairmount Avenue) and Rodin Museum (at 22nd and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway) provide a range of options for entertaining.

Plan your next event at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

For a virtual look at events held at the museum, stream these videos here and here.

Dilworth Park

Neighborhood: Center City
Address: 1 S 15th Street (West side of City Hall), Philadelphia, PA 19102

High top tables covered in red lines are placed within a few feet of fountains outside of City Hall in Dilworth Park. Attendees dressed in formal wear are off in the distance preparing for the start of a gala.

Dilworth Park. Photo by S. Negron.

Imagine your networking event, corporate or wedding reception or, a milestone birthday party at the heart of Center City, adjacent to majestic City Hall, a National Historic Landmark. Socialize alongside dancing fountains, stroll the lush lawn, get cozy in the sidebar café with views up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Mingling can become magical in the center of the city. Dilworth Park spaces include the Lawn, Main Fountain, Middle Fountain, and Bridge areas.

Plan your next event at Dilworth Park.

Reading Terminal Market

Neighborhood: Convention Center District
Address: 12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia, PA 19017

White couches are off to the left, silver high top tables and chairs are spread throughout the outdoor covered space next to Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market event. Photo by Rachel Beck Photography.

Mouth-watering aromas. Locally grown and exotic produce. Amish specialties. Fresh meats, seafood, and poultry. Handmade confections and baked goods straight from the oven. Everything you need to create a memorable meal, from cookbooks, to table linens, to kitchen ware, to fresh cut flowers, and more. Find the widest variety of restaurants under one roof at the historic Reading Terminal Market, one of the essential places to eat in Philadelphia.

Plan your next event at Reading Terminal Market.

For a video overview of the market’s event capabilities, click here.

The Fillmore Philadelphia

Neighborhood: Fishtown
Address: 29 E. Allen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Seating is spread throughout the space. There are pieces of wicker furniture, bean bag chairs, and cushions. There is a large sign in the middle that reads LIVE in front of a brick wall that has FILLMORE written across it

Photo courtesy of The Fillmore Philadelphia.

The Fillmore Philadelphia is a spectacular, multi-faceted 25,000 square-foot live music venue conveniently located 2.5 miles from the Convention Center in the lively Fishtown district. Completely renovated and home to a beautiful and state-of the-art live music club, this versatile space is the perfect blend of rock and elegance, both classic and cutting edge. The venue also features a club within a club, the Foundry, complete with its own bar, stage and top-of-the-line production.

Plan your next event at The Fillmore Philadelphia.

Take a virtual tour of the venue online.


To learn about additional venues and for more information and assistance in planning a special event in Philadelphia, contact PHLCVB Convention Sales and Destination Services.

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