Reception & Meeting Venues

Find the perfect venue to make your meeting or reception a success
Once you have strolled through Lenfest Plaza, walk inside the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, a spectacular off-site venue (shown above). In Philadelphia, you can choose from dozens of unique, affordable, and convenient venues that will give your meeting, dinner, or special event that extra zip. From a gala set amidst some of the world’s greatest art to a meeting with a view of zebras, Philadelphia’s outstanding venues will make your event one for the record books.

Get Creative with Your Site
• Impress your colleagues by hosting a meeting in the centuries-old Carpenters’ Hall.

• Inspire attendees with a brainstorm session held at The Franklin Institute Science Museum.

• Meet among 100 interactive exhibits and dramatic multimedia presentations at the National Constitution Center or the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Both offer great scenic views of Independence Mall.

• Entertain in style surrounded by the renowned collections at one of Philadelphia’s prestigious museums: the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, or the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

• Conduct team-building activities at Temple University’s Liacouras Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, or the Battleship New Jersey.

Adventure Aquarium
Neighborhood: New Jersey Waterfront/Camden County
Phone: (856) 365-3300
Sharks, hippopotamuses, birds and sea life converge at Camden Waterfront.

African American Museum in Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 574-0380
Offering four lovely galleries, an auditorium and outside tent space, the museum’s amazing exhibitions provide a unique and elegant backdrop for any event.

Amada
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 625-2450

Arts Ballroom
Neighborhood: Washington Square District
Phone: (215) 554-6808
Philadelphia’s premiere special events venue located directly off the Avenue of the Arts, where cultural sophistication and diversity meet the richness of tradition and history.

Ballroom at the Ben
Neighborhood: Washington Square District
Phone: (215) 627-7575
European ambiance, breathtaking, incredible cuisine, accommodates 150 to 1200 + Premier Facility.

Battleship New Jersey
Neighborhood: New Jersey Waterfront/Camden County
Phone: (866) 877-6262

Ben Franklin Yacht
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 629-8687

Brauhaus Schmitz
Neighborhood: Washington Square/Midtown Village District
Phone: (267) 909-8814
Philadelphia’s only authentic German Bierhall and Restaurant. Offering the region’s best German Beer selection (30 taps, 85 bottles) as well as an extensive schnapps list. Chef Jeremy Nolen’s menu serves up traditional and new German cooking featuring house made sausages and cured meats to spätzle and Sauerbraten.

Carpenters’ Hall
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 925-0167
Meeting place of the first Continental Congress in 1774.

Chase Center on the Riverfont
Neighborhood: Delaware
Phone: (888) 862-2787
Wilmington, Delaware’s largest venue for meetings, tradeshows, convention and celebrations.

Chemical Heritage Foundation Conference Center
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (877) 243-4550
Tastefully decorated meeting space for intimate to grand corporate events.

Chifa
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 925-5555

College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square District
Phone: (215) 563-3737
Step inside the world of 19th century medicine at the world renown Mutter Museum.

Dave & Buster’s
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 413-1951
Dave Buster’s- Eat, Drink, Play and More!

Distrito
Neighborhood: University City/West Philadelphia
Phone: (215) 222-1657

Du Jour Catering
Neighborhood: Convention Center District
Phone: (215) 735-8010

Estia
Neighborhood: Avenue of the Arts
Phone: (215) 735-7700
Bringing authentic flavors and ingredients from the Mediterranean to Philadelphia.

G
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square District
Phone: (215) 564-1515

Garces Trading Company
Neighborhood: Washington Square District
Phone: (215) 574-1099

Field House Sports Bar
Neighborhood: Convention Center District
Phone: (215) 629-1520

Friends Center
Neighborhood: Fairmount/Art Museum
Phone: (215) 241-7000
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.

Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack
Neighborhood: Brandywine Valley (Delaware/Chester Counties)
Phone: (800) 480-8020
The premier gaming and entertainment complex in the Philadelphia area.

Independence Visitor Center Corporation
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 965-7676
Provides free, comprehensive orientation to the Philadelphia region.

JC Melrose Country Club
Phone: (215) 379-5300
Provides a full range of amenities for meetings and conferences of 4 to 500 persons.

JG Domestic
Neighborhood: University City
Phone: (215) 222-2363

Liacouras Center
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
Phone: (215) 204-2400
Multi-purpose 10,000-seat sports and entertainment venue.

Maggiano’s Little Italy
Neighborhood: Convention Center District
Phone: (215) 567-2020

Moshulu Restaurant
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 923-2500
Gloriously restored historic sailing ship. A South Seas fantasy.

National Constitution Center
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 409-6700
Interactive Museum celebrating the US Constitution featuring interactive theaters, exhibits and artifacts.

National Museum of American Jewish History
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 923-3811
American Jewish history exhibition, education programs, tours, shop, facility rentals.

Parx
Neighborhood: Northeast Philadelphia/Lower Bucks County
Phone: 1 (888)-4GAMEON
Over 2,700 slots, electronic table games and live racing. You’re closer to winning than you think.

Peirce College
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square District
Phone: (215) 545-6400

Perelman Quadrangle – University of Pennsylvania
Neighborhood: Convention Center District
Phone: (215) 898-5552
Conference and meeting rooms, banquet halls, theatres, full A/V, catering.

Philadelphia 76ers/ Wells Fargo Center (Formerly the Wachovia Center)
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
Phone: (215) 339-7642

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Neighborhood: Parkway/Fairmount Park
Phone: (215) 763-1800

Philopatrian Literary Institute
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square District
Phone: (215) 567-2910
Elegant mansion for your corporate meeting, wedding, bar mitzvah, social event.

Pyramid Club
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square District
Phone: (215) 567-6510
A spectacular view of Philadelphia from the 52nd floor.

Rumor
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square District
Phone: (215) 988-0777

Saint John the Evangelist
Neighborhood: Washington Square District
Phone: (215) 563-4145

Sigma Sound Stage
Neighborhood: Convention Center District
Phone: (215) 988-1222

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Neighborhood: Airport
Phone: (215) 365-7233
One of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars.

Spirit of Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 923-4354
Wonderful lunch, dinner and late-night cruises on the Delaware River.

SugarHouse Casino
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (267) 232-2000
Great dining, entertainment and an outdoor, waterfront patio on the Delaware River.

Table 31
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square District
Phone: (215) 567-7111
Italian Restaurant and dynamic off-site venue with cutting edge amenities.

Talamore Country Club
Neighborhood: Montgomery County (King of Prussia/Valley Forge)
Phone: (215) 641-1300
Private Country Club with banquet/meeting facilities and championship golf course.

Temple Performing Arts Center
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
Phone: (215) 204-9860

The Ace Club
Neighborhood: Montgomery County (Conshohocken/Plymouth Meeting)
Phone: (610)-238-4580
The ACE Club is a fully private country club with impeccable service, delicious cuisine and upscale amenities.

The Chestnut Club
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square District
Phone: (215) 563-1900

The Crystal Tea Room – Finley Catering
Neighborhood: Convention Center District
Phone: (215) 627-5100
Old world historic charm, beautifully restored, perfect for larger groups.

The Down Town Club
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 925-2040
Magnificent Georgian architecture; overlooking Independence Hall and the Delaware River.

The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square District
Phone: (267) 467-3277


The Hub Meeting and Event Centers
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square District
Phone: (215) 561-8090
Deluxe meeting and reception facility in Center City Philadelphia.

The Hub Meeting and Event Centers
Neighborhood: University City/West Philadelphia
Phone: (215) 561-8090
Inspiring meeting and event facilities at Philadelphia’s renowned Cira Centre.

The Mask and Wig Club
Neighborhood: Washington Square District
Phone: (215) 923-4229
Historic private club in Center City for private parties and rentals.

The Piazza at Schmidt’s
Neighborhood: Northern Liberties
Phone: (215) 467-4603

The Warehouse
Address: 1030 Delaware Avenue
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Once a world-renowned studio, this newly renovated, state of the art event space consists of an open rooftop area above a 4,000 sq. foot event space with lighting, stage, DJ booth and live streaming capabilities. Perfect for corporate meetings and cocktail/dining events.

Tinto
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square District
Phone: (215) 665-9150

Top of the Tower
Neighborhood: Parkway/Fairmount Park
Phone: (215) 567-8787
Premier catering venue for meetings, events and weddings.

Triumph Brewing Company
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 625-0855
Cuisine from around the world; Beer freshly brewed on premises

Trust
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 592-8400

Union Trust Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Washington Square District
Phone: (215) 925-6000
A Philadelphia steakhouse, charcuterie, and raw bar opening Fall 2008.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Neighborhood: University City/West Philadelphia
Phone: (215) 898-4000
Penn Museum offers unique space for all types of events.

US One Hotel Group
Neighborhood: City Line
Phone: (215) 878-3100

The Warehouse (owned by EBE Events and Entertainment)
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 634-7700
Once a world-renowned studio, this newly renovated, state of the art event space consists of an open rooftop area above a 4,000 sq. foot event space with lighting, stage, DJ booth and live streaming capabilities. Perfect for corporate meetings, networking and cocktail/dining events.

Water Works Restaurant and Lounge
Neighborhood: Parkway Museums District
Phone: (215) 236-9000

Waterview Lounge
Neighborhood: Northern Liberties
Phone: (215) 600-4632
With its beautiful hardwood floors, fully functional serving area, amazing views of the Delaware River and the Philadelphia Skyline, you will be drawn to this amazing location Centered across from the Sugar House Casino.

WHYY and the Dorrance H Hamilton Public Media Commons
Neighborhood: Convention Center District
Phone: (215) 928-2428


World Cafe Live
Neighborhood: University City/West Philadelphia
Phone: (215) 222-1400
Serving lunch and dinner; live music seven days a week.


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