Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

118-128 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

About Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts boasts galleries and spaces that transform into incredible events—from luxury weddings to engaging corporate functions. Your event can take place in the elegant Historic Landmark Building, the contemporary Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, or outdoors on Lenfest Plaza—all right in the center of Philadelphia at the oldest museum and fine arts academy in the country. Location is key and PAFA is just steps from Philadelphia's premier hotels, Convention Center, City Hall, and parking options.

  • Standing receptions for up to 1500 guests
  • Seated dinners for up to 400 guests
  • Indoor and outdoor spaces | Outdoor ceremony capability
  • Theater / Auditorium on site with 265 seats
  • Multiple venue spaces, gallery access, rooftop deck

Venue Specifications

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is two venues in one. The elegant Gothic revival architecture of the Historic Landmark Building and the spacious, contemporary Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building offer the perfect backdrop to dine and dance in the galleries, surrounded by one of the best collections of American art in the world.

Located directly across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, PAFA is the starting point of Philadelphia’s celebrated Museum Mile intersecting the Avenue of the Arts. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you throughout the entire planning process to ensure a memorable event for you and your guests.