128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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About Us

Centrally located to many of Philadelphia's churches, synagogues, and hotels, the Pennsylvania Academy is an impressive venue for events of all kinds, especially weddings. The intimacy and grandeur of our beautiful galleries makes every event memorable.

The Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building is also available for wedding receptions. It is home to the only Center City art gallery able to accommodate up to 360 guests. Many brides and grooms who hold their wedding reception in our historic landmark building find that our angel sculpture, Peri, offers the perfect setting for their wedding ceremony.

As part of our commitment to making your wedding celebration unique, we host only one wedding at a time in either building.

Let our experts assist you in creating a spectacular event for you and your guests. With a dedicated catering staff, personalized menus, and full event-planning resources, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the ideal location for your next event.

A useful guideline is $150/guest (with a 150 guest minimum) which includes:

  • 5 hours of event time
  • 1 hour cocktail party with open bar and 5 passed hors d'oeuvres
  • 3 course plated dinner with wedding cake as dessert
  • champagne toast
  • tuxedo wait staff
  • security and housekeeping

Our experts will be on hand to answer your questions and assist you in making your wedding the once-in-a-lifetime experience you always dreamed it would be.

Photo by Marie Labbancz


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Onsite Venue Services
Ceremony SiteNumber of Events at a TimeOnsite CateringOnsite Wedding Coordination
Venue Style
Modern / ContemporaryUrban
Venue Type
Museum / Gallery