Meeting/Party Facilities (off-site venues)

Mann Center for the Performing Arts


Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Mann’s unique setting provides an unparalleled opportunity to make your next concert presentation, corporate event, commencement ceremony, private function, or celebration a success.

Turn Your Next Event Inside Out!

Whether you're activating the entire campus or using one of our six event spaces, our team of dedicated event professionals is ready to help with your planning needs and provide support for all of the necessary amenities to have a memorable and safe event!

Rest assured that our team is prepared to make your event safe and socially distant!

You won't find another location like this in Philadelphia.

Located 5 miles from Center City and minutes from the Main Line, the Mann is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle while still being easily accessible by public transportation, car, rideshare, or bike.


TD Pavilion, featuring covered seating and the venue’s Presser Foundation Stage, is recognized for its warm, cedar interior, metal exterior, and striking roofline with a total seating capacity of approximately 13,000 (4,500 seats under the roof and more than 8,500 outside on the Great Lawn). Guests can now gather for wedding ceremonies and receptions to large scale meetings and events on the main stage, which has played host to historic performances for decades.


Acclaim, hosts 2,400 square feet of tented space featuring wonderful views and lush garden accents. The tent can accommodate up to 280 guests theater-style and up to 200 guests for seated receptions. Inclusive of a private entrance, Acclaim is the perfect place to host your pre-or post-concert reception!


Crescendo, our 5,000 square foot tented space is located at the Top of the Hill with unparalleled views of the city skyline. Traditionally used as the Mann’s pre-concert restaurant, Crescendo also provides a unique space for private events such as corporate dinners, award presentations, annual meetings, wedding receptions, and more. Crescendo can host up to 624 guests theater-style and up to 450 guests for seated receptions.


The Skyline Stage, a state-of-the-art scaffolding stage situated at the top of the Mann’s hill, provides an additional open-air venue with an expansive view of the city of Philadelphia. Featuring a ready-made space for food trucks and a bar, the Skyline Stage is a blank slate that can accommodate creative ideas and events with additional tented space on the adjacent main stage lawn, and a football-field-sized green space that accommodates 3,000 to 7,500 guests during sold-out performances at the Mann.


Built-in 2006, the Mann utilizes its Donor Terrace & Garden to entertain major donors and guests in an elegant and private setting. This space is flexible and can be made to accommodate a private dinner for as few as 12 people or a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception for 200 guests. Surrounded by lush gardens and unique sculptures, this twinkle-lit space features a lush outdoor area as well as the venue’s only indoor, climate-controlled location on campus. Featuring a private bar and restrooms, this is the perfect setting for your intimate event!


Situated in our expansive Picnic Grove sits the Mann’s newest space, the Woodlands by TD. Featuring stunning arboreal lighting and comfortable Adirondack and picnic bench seating, the Woodlands by TD is the perfect open-air setting for your outdoor event. With over 8,500 square feet, this versatile space offers easy accessibility for a wide array of interactive activities and attractions such as live entertainment, food trucks, and specialty vendors.

Get in touch to plan your event today!


Venue Rentals & Private Events:

Ashley Vanett, Manager of Private Events & Facility Rentals –

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 4.45 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 3.37 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 3.95 miles


Facility Amenities

  • Accessible by Public Transit
  • Bus Parking
  • WiFi Free
  • Handicap Access
  • Non Smoking
  • Onsite Parking
  • Onsite Kitchen

Facility Information

  • Family Friendly
  • LGBT Friendly

Group Information

  • Group Friendly

Payment Options

  • Payment Option CC AmEx
  • Payment Option CC Discover
  • Payment Option CC Mastercard
  • Payment Option CC Visa

Venue Amenities

  • Permanent Dance Floor
  • Food Service Facilities
  • Freight Elevator
  • Liquor License
  • Loading Dock
  • Onsite AV Available
  • Outside Food Allowed
  • Rental Equipment Available


Outdoor Space

  • Outdoor Space

Venue Capacity

  • 21,750

Total Venue Square Feet

  • 958,320

As one of the foremost outdoor music centers in the country, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, a leading non-profit organization, has a historical legacy of artistic excellence as a world-class entertainment destination presenting premier artists, now in association with Live Nation Entertainment. Each summer season, renowned symphony orchestras, iconic rock stars, and the latest touring artists in indie rock, hip hop, R&B, and pop take the stage here. The Mann is the summer home of The Philadelphia Orchestra and has presented critically acclaimed performers in every decade since the 1930s. Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the Mann hosts more than 300,000 visitors annually. Signature concert experiences are surrounded by Philadelphia’s stunning skyline and include seats beneath the Mann’s acoustically acclaimed TD Pavilion; picnics, blankets, and music under the stars on its Great Lawn or at the top of the hill at the Skyline Stage; and dining in Crescendo, the venue’s spectacular tented restaurant. In addition, the Mann’s Education & Community Engagement Program reaches 30,000 young people annually through free programming.

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