Arts Ballroom is a classic wedding venue based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located near the Avenue of the Arts, this bright and charming venue is perfect for a ballroom-style wedding.
Facilities and Capacity
Arts Ballroom can accommodate up to 230 wedding attendees in their majestic ballroom. Their 1920’s-inspired art deco building features a two-story Grand Ballroom, lounge and Mezzanine, and gorgeous Sylvania Ballroom with lavish mirrors to provide an even more open appearance. With bright walls, ambient lighting, a fantastic grand staircase for the bride to enter, and an incredible dance floor, this ballroom exudes elegance and sophistication. Ideal to host indoor weddings, couples will be met with mahogany doors, French acoustic ceilings, cherry hardwood floors, and a flair of contemporary style.
Arts Ballroom provides impeccable service to every single one of their happy couples. They love providing a whimsical and grand luxury experience for all of their guests. Their sweet staff and welcoming atmosphere make this venue accommodating to your needs and wishes for your wedding. Their services include:
This venue serves artfully curated menus couples are sure to love. Offering several custom catering packages for weddings, they always deliver fresh, quality, and delectable entrees, appetizers, desserts, and more! They provides the following cuisine styles and catering services:
The Arts Ballroom was once The Hotel Sylvania, which was built in 1923. Bought in 2008 by Indian Creek Investments, LLC, it was then redesigned by Spector Design Company into the breathtaking event space it is today. In 2015, JoyArt, LLC transitioned to overseeing the building’s operations in order to keep its classic, timeless ambiance thriving.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Marci Fornari · Married on 10/07/2018
a hidden gem in the heart of center city!
The Arts Ballroom is a magnificent hidden gem in the heart of Center City! If you have every dreamed of getting your City Hall wedding shot, look no further this is the venue for you. The ballroom is absolutely stunning, modern but traditional, with high ceilings and amazing lighting. The venue space flows perfectly, and the set up is amazing. The venue has tons of detail that makes it a unique and gorgeous ballroom that your guests will not forget. Beyond the space, the staff are the nicest people I have ever work with. From day one, they made it clear that their purpose was to make our dreams come true. They never said no anything and worked with us to build and menu/contract that fit our dreams. The food was delcious and there certainly was no shortage. I rarely hear people rave about food at weddings, but my guests could not stop talking about how blown away they were. From the cocktail hour filled with lamb chops, sushi, paella and more, to the dessert room with every sweat you could ever dream of including a smores station and donut wall, no one left hungry. Even better was the beautiful bar and amazing top shelf alcohol. The best part of the venue is the amazing event staff. Our coordinator, Alaina, was the nicest most professional person and made wedding planning the least stressful thing ever. She was always so calm and reassuring, and made sure that we had nothing to worry about. She was fabulous at being in contact with all our vendors, and made sure that I never had anything to stress about. She is extremely responsive on email/phone, and always followed up on all our questions. On wedding day she was somehow always everywhere she needed to be, and made sure that we had the best time ever. She checked in with our parents frequently, and really made everyone at the wedding feel cared for. The servers and bartenders were extremely professional and great at their jobs, and had fun the entire night. The owners are great and are very visible, they make sure to attend your prep meetings and they are present for the event to make sure everything runs smoothly. The Arts Ballroom far exceeded any expectations I had for our wedding, and I cannot rave about it enough. It is truly a special place, and any couple would be beyond lucky to get married here! I cannot wait to have a reason to throw another party so that I can have it there!
Talauren · Getting married on 07/26/2019
The initial visit was very professional. I couldn’t even think of any questions at the time because they were all answered during the presentation. The space is beautiful and our planner, Alaina has been a delight. She has welcomed as many visits before our wedding as necessary and has been very responsive to my questions via email. I can’t wait for our wedding day!
Devan · Married on 11/18/2018
My Fairytale Wedding
We want to give the Arts Ballroom a huge thank you and shout for making our day truly magical! The Arts Ballroom allowed for us to bring our wedding vision to life. Everything was absolutely perfect. The servers were excellent. Each server was helpful and willing to go the extra mile. They also were bilingual, which was a huge bonus! Also, Alaina was extremely helpful! She made sure that everything ran smoothly and was great at communicating. We would definitely recommend the Arts Ballroom to anyone that wants their special event to be a true fairytale that will be remembered for a lifetime!
One of Philly's hidden gems! This venue is absolutely gorgeous! When you walk into the room, it will take your breath away! Marble staircase, beautiful crystal chandeliers, lots of great space! Stunning venue!
Very polite and very easy to work with. Beautiful location and well organized. Would recommend to all! It was a pleasure to work with you!
Arts Ballroom is a great space for your special occasion. The food is of course delicious and the staff is very professional.