Meeting/Party Facilities (off-site venues)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Off Site Venue)


We are pleased to offer two unique venue options for your next social or corporate gathering, located directly across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 

Historic Landmark Building

Few settings in Philadelphia can offer a more gracious elegance than the galleries of the Academy's Historic Landmark Building. Opened in 1876 for the nation's Centennial Exposition and World's Fair, its unique architectual detail and breathtaking artwork makes the Historic Landmark Building a true jewel box setting for your next event. 


Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building

Originally built in 1915 as an automobile manufacturing plant and showroom, the newly renovated Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building offers a contemporary space in the heart of Center City.


  • 460 guests for cocktail reception
  • 380 guests for seated dinner
  • 350 guests for seated dinner & dancing
  • 800 whole building cocktail reception

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.77 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 0.32 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.27 miles


Banquet Sit Down Capacity

  • 380

Reception Stand Up Capacity

  • 460

Venue Capacity

  • 800

Total Venue Square Feet

  • 38,225


Venue Amenities

  • Exclusive Caterer

Facility Amenities

  • Handicap Access

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