The Top 5 Reasons to Meet in Philadelphia


We’ve hosted monumental events such as the World Meeting of Families Congress in 2015, which brought Pope Francis to Philadelphia, the Democratic National Convention in 2016, the NFL Draft in 2017 and the Army-Navy Game from 2018 through 2020, and in 2022. Our experienced sales and services teams—including specialty divisions—have a proven record of exceeding attendance goals and crafting amazing events.

Vibrant City

Philadelphia’s history, architecture, public art and bustling street life make it the perfect backdrop for any event. America’s birthplace is home to iconic, unmatched historical attractions, an award-winning dining scene, world-renowned arts and cultural institutions and tax-free shopping.

Read more on what makes Philadelphia a World Heritage City.


Philadelphia’s location in the center of the Northeast Corridor makes it extremely easy for attendees to travel here. One of the most walkable cities in the country, the City of Brotherly Love has everything attendees need within walking distance of hotels and meeting spaces. Get the basics on how to get to here and how to get around Philadelphia.


Philadelphia has unique special event venues for meetings of all types and sizes. The Pennsylvania Convention Center, an ASM Global and LEED-certified facility, features 1 million square feet of saleable space and the largest ballroom on the East Coast (55,408 square feet).

There are also unexpected venues like The Barnes Foundation and The Franklin Institute where you can expect event space options ranging from low-key to opulent. Read more about Philadelphia’s top unique venues.

To learn about additional venues and assistance in planning a special event in Philadelphia, contact the PHLCVB Convention Services team.


Philadelphia has more than 12,500 hotel rooms within walking distance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. With over 40 hotel brands in the city, ranging from small boutiques to big names, you’ll be sure to find something that suits your travel needs and budget..

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We founded a nation. So yeah, we can handle your event!

The PHLCVB has a dedicated team of meeting professionals ready to partner with you on your next, most successful event. Contact us today!



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