Philadelphia’s iconic venues are the backdrop for unforgettable events. With so many to choose from, you may not have time to see them all on a site visit. Transport yourself into the world of Philadelphia’s unique and historic venues with the help of online tours, 360-degree photos, videos, and other resources. For more information on Philadelphia’s incredible venues, check out our Destination Planning Guide or contact our Sales team.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
The Pennsylvania Convention Center is a meeting and events behemoth located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. The Center features over one million square feet of event space, 82 meeting rooms, a stunning Grand Hall, and one of the largest ballrooms on the East Coast. To better acquaint yourself with the massive venue, consult the Center’s interactive floor plans.
Reading Terminal Market
One of the oldest continually operating farmers’ markets in the nation, Reading Terminal Market is conveniently located just steps from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. During the day it offers attendees a wide range of essential Philadelphia eats. And at night, the market can be transformed into the perfect offsite venue able to accommodate your attendees.
Kimmel Center Cultural Campus
The epicenter of Philadelphia’s performing arts community is the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus. The campus is comprised of three buildings along the Avenue of the Arts — the Kimmel Center, Miller Theater, and historic Academy of Music. You can explore each of these unique venues online via a virtual tours tool.
Located in the heart of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, Xfinity Live! is not only an essential experience on game days, but also a versatile option for events. Xfinity Live! offers over 500,000 square feet of unique event space. The facility also boasts over 90 televisions, outdoor areas, and some of the city’s most iconic eats such as Geno’s Steaks and Chickie’s & Pete’s. 360-degree tours of 1100 Social, Broad Street Bullies, NBC Sports Arena, PBR Philly, and Victory Beer Hall Photos are available on their website.
Add a competitive edge to your reception at the 12,000 square foot SPiN Philadelphia ping pong lounge in Center City. The space features 16 ping pong tables and a VIP room with lounge space and a private bar.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
Standing opposite the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the first art museum and art school in the nation. Its classrooms and galleries spread across two buildings, including the Frank Furness-designed Historic Landmark Building. A convenient option for meeting planners, PAFA’s buildings offer the unique opportunity to dine alongside the rotating art exhibitions.
Located across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Camden, NJ, Adventure Aquarium is a venue that truly makes a splash. Here, you can host your event with the backdrop of the 550,000-gallon Shark Realm. Or enjoy a sweeping view of the Philadelphia skyline over the shimmering Delaware River.
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
A popular spot in the summer months for concerts and performances, the Mann Center doubles as a stunning event venue. The Mann provides stunning city views from 22 acres of green hills in Philadelphia’s lush Fairmount Park. The venue features over six outdoor and indoor spaces totaling over 15,000 square feet.
The Fillmore Philadelphia
Located in vibrant Fishtown, The Fillmore is a concert hall that offers a versatile event space spanning 25,000 square feet. It features three distinct spaces, six bars, and comprehensive event production services to cater to a variety of gatherings and occasions.
For more information on Philadelphia’s wide array of meeting and event venues, check our Venue Search Tool. Our Convention Services team and Destination Planning Guide can also help you identify the perfect option for your next event.