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Meeting/Party Facilities (off-site venues)

Friends Center


 Since 1856 Friends Center has been a gathering place for community groups. With its LEED Platinum green renovation and modern video and teleconferencing facilities, it is historic and up to date. Accommodates groups of 5 people to groups of 700, including space for receptions in our tree-filled courtyard.

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.85 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 0.23 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.35 miles


Banquet Sit Down Capacity

  • 150

Reception Stand Up Capacity

  • 700

Venue Capacity

  • 700


Venue Amenities

  • Onsite AV Available

Facility Amenities

  • Onsite Kitchen
  • Accessible by Public Transit
  • Air Conditioning
  • Handicap Access
  • Non Smoking
  • WiFi Available

Facility Information

  • LEED Certified
  • Environmentally Friendly

Recent News

  • We are LEED Platinum certified


Hours Sun

  • 9am - 5pm

Hours Mon

  • 7am - 10pm

Hours Tue

  • 7am - 10pm

Hours Wed

  • 7am - 10pm

Hours Thurs

  • 7am - 10pm

Hours Fri

  • 7am - 10pm

Hours Sat

  • 9am - 5pm

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