Off-Site Venues

The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial sits in the grand rotunda of The Franklin Institute.


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.

Be sure to see our searchable Venues guide to find the ideal auditorium, banquet hall, classroom or  reception hall to fit your group.

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Adventure Aquarium
Neighborhood: New Jersey Waterfront/Camden County
Phone: (856) 365-3300
Sharks, hippopotamuses, birds and sea life converge on the Delaware River 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
Enjoy Iron Chef Jose Garces’ famed Andalusian tapas in a sultry, rustic-chic setting.

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
Space available on the deck of the most decorated warship in U.S. maritime history.

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
Distrito is Iron Chef Jose Garces’ high-energy restaurant inspired by the spirited culture and cuisine of Mexico City.

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
The European-Style Cafe and Bar Garces Trading Company is a full-service bar and restaurant focused on Iron Chef Jose Garces’ own favorite dishes from his travels to cafes throughout Western Europe, with a focus on Italy, Spain and France.

Field House Sports Bar
Neighborhood: Convention Center District
Phone: (215) 629-1520
Private and semi-private rooms available in one of the city’s best sports bars.

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 Philadelphia
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
The Liberty View Ballroom at the Independence Visitor Center is located in the heart of America’s Most Historic Square Mile.

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
Iron Chef Jose Garces’ seventh Philadelphia venture is a restaurant and bar serving the finest artisanal food and drink all sourced from the United States. Located adjacent to historic 30th Street Station.

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
Banquet facilities are available.

Moshulu Restaurant
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 923-2500
Gloriously restored historic sailing ship offering fine dining and private meeting rooms. 

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 Casino
Neighborhood: Northeast Philadelphia/Lower Bucks County
Phone: 1 (888)-4GAMEON
Over 3,500 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 at an Ivy League institution.

Philadelphia 76ers/ Wells Fargo Center (Formerly the Wachovia Center)
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
Phone: (215) 339-7642
The venue boasts a large floor and arena seating perfect for meetings or dinners, small rooms for break-out sessions, and private luxury spaces available for elegant affairs.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Neighborhood: Parkway/Fairmount Park
Phone: (215) 763-1800
2,000 years of artistic expression with dedicated meeting space.

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 more than 500 feet up.

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

Saint John the Evangelist
Neighborhood: Washington Square District
Phone: (215) 563-4145
Founded in 1830, this Roman Catholic church is located in the heart of Philadelphia.

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
A historic landmark, the center’s elegant state-of-the-art interiors make the their various unique spaces compelling venues for concerts, dance, theater, recitals, film, lectures, symposia, corporate events, board meetings, graduations, community gatherings, personal celebrations, dinners and more.

The Ace Club
Neighborhood: Montgomery County (Conshohocken/Plymouth Meeting)
Phone: (610)-238-4580The 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
Tinto draws inspiration from the rich cultural and culinary traditions of Basque country, while inspiring, tantalizing and satisfying all who enter with extraordinary cuisine created by Iron Chef Jose Garces.

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 with grand architecture.

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

Water Works Restaurant and Lounge
Neighborhood: Parkway Museums District 
Phone: (215) 236-9000
Celebratory dinners in the Engine House. Romantic evenings on the Riverside Veranda. Business lunches in the Breezeway. Ceremonies at the Gazebo.

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.
Host your next conference, gala, reception, or other private event at this popular live music and dining location.

 


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