Location: 222 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Capacity: 5,000 Reception
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 can hold up to 5,000 people in its 18 meeting spaces that include a planetarium, IMAX movie theater and a large scale model of human heart. Treat your guests to a one-of-a-kind dining experience and private, guided tours of the newest exhibits.
Contact: Kristi Fogarino
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Catering: Frog Commissary (exclusive)
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Location: 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Capacity: 650 Seated, 3,000 Reception
This venue, honoring the United States Constitution, can accommodate larger events effortlessly. Entertain up to 3,000 for a standing reception and up to 650 for a seated dinner. The Kimmel Theater can seat 350 people. Bonus: The National Constitution Center looks out onto Independence Mall and Independence Hall, America’s most historic square mile.
Contact: Ginger Bickley | email@example.com | 215-409-6780
Catering: Brulee Catering (exclusive)
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Location: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Capacity: 380 Seated, 1,200 Reception
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. The Main Building can accommodate up to 1,200 for a reception and 380 for a seated dinner with additional smaller spaces available. The Perelman Building can hold up to 350 for a reception and 120 for a seated dinner, and the Rodin Building can accommodate 110 for a reception and 60 for a seated dinner.
Contact: Camille Focarino | firstname.lastname@example.org | 215-684-7311
Catering: Starr Events (exclusive)
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Location: 1 S 15th Street (West side of City Hall), Philadelphia, PA 19102
Capacity: 1500 Seated, 4500 Reception
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 can accommodate up to 4500 for a reception using the Lawn, Main Fountain, Middle Fountain, and Bridge areas.
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Catering: Brulee Catering (exclusive)
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Location: 12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia, PA 19017
Capacity: 4000 Reception
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.
Contact: Sarah Zaun | firstname.lastname@example.org | 267-534-4707
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Location: 10 E. Allen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Capacity: 450 Seated, 2000 Reception, 3000 General Admission
The Fillmore Philadelphia is a spectacular, multi-faceted 40,000 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 2,500 capacity 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 400 capacity Foundry, complete with its own bar, stage and top-of-the-line production.
Contact: Gretchen McHale-Aregood | Gretchenmchale@livenation.com | 215-309-0166
Catering: Wolfgang Puck, outside catering allowed
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To learn about additional venues and for more information and assistance in planning a special event in Philadelphia, contact the PHLCVB Convention Services team.
Cover image of the 2017 NFL Draft on the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art by A. Sinagoga for PHLCVB.