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Arts Ballroom

Philadelphia, PA View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
27 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

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. Originally constructed in 1923, this property has since been renovated, given a new life as a romantic wedding venue where couples can host their dream celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity

Arts Ballroom can accommodate up to 250 attendees in their majestic ballroom for a seated meal with a dance floor, and up to 500 guests cocktail style. 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.

Services Offered
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 kind and professional staff and welcoming atmosphere make this venue accommodating to your needs and wishes for your wedding. All-inclusive packages can include event planning and catering services. The venue's in-house catering team 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
December

27 Reviews

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5.0
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Natalie G. Married on 11/12/2021
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    One word - perfect

    We had our wedding reception at The Arts Ballroom on 11/19/21 and we would give them 20 stars if we could. From the moment we walked into the venue for our appointment and met with Alaina, we knew we were choosing here to have our wedding reception, and we couldn't be happier with our decision. Aside from the beautiful atmosphere, Alaina was a big factor in our choice. She showed us around and explained how our evening would go from start to finish, answering all of our questions before we could even ask them. From then, as our wedding coordinator throughout the entire process, Alaina she absolutely amazing. She was extremely helpful with everything from food choices, room set up, decor, seating arrangements, to timeline, and the list goes on. We had quite a few changes throughout and she was always on top of everything. She answered emails within hours, if not minutes, and was readily available at all times. We seriously could not have planned our wedding without her.

    The night of was a dream and the staff was phenomenal. Chris, the manager, was awesome - whatever we needed, he got for us. We would get to the bottom of our drinks and before we could finish, he'd be there with a new one replacing our empty glasses. Michael, the matrie d, was amazing as well. He helped the night run so seamlessly and was there for anything we needed. The wait staff, bartenders, bridal attendant, etc. were all top notch as well. So polite, accommodating, and professional. A friend told me one of the hors deurves plates passed by her and she missed something she had been wanting to try. She said to her husband that she kept missing it and really wanted it. A waiter overheard her and brought her out a plate of whatever app it was. They went ABOVE AND BEYOND. Our guests were blown away by them and of course, the DELICIOUS food.
    The food was SO SO good. From the cocktail hour, to dinner, to the outrageous and best dessert spread I’ve ever seen, it could not have been better. Our family and friends are still talking about it and cannot get over how amazing everything was.
    We cannot thank the Arts Ballroom enough for the most perfect wedding reception!!! If you’re on the fence about booking your wedding here, trust me when I say, DO IT.
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    Brittany N. Married on 08/02/2020
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    This venue deserves more than 5 stars all around!

    I wish I could rate the Arts Ballroom more that 5 stars, because it really deserves it! My husband and I were recently married there (Feb 2020), and our experience from the moment we walked in for our first tour to the last few minutes of our wedding day was outstanding. This was the first venue we looked at, and we walked out knowing we didn't need to see any other venue. The service, staff and management were spectacular. Kayleigh was our wedding coordinator, who was extremely accommodating, responsive and a pleasure to work with. Her and her team made all of our "wants" come true. The compliments and praise (especially for their cocktail hour, food and service!) are continuing to pour in from our guests, which makes booking this venue the best decision we made to celebrate our special day!
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    Jessica P. Married on 07/11/2020
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    Amazing wedding venue!

    The Arts Ballroom is a stunning wedding venue! After postponing our large wedding ceremony and reception due to the pandemic, my husband and I were finally able to celebrate our love with our family and friends in July 2021. The Arts Ballroom accommodated us through two date changes and they were responsive and caring throughout the entire planning process. Alaina was our day-of coordinator and she was a tremendous help on our wedding day and all throughout the planning process. She always answered my questions in a timely manner, provided suggestions and recommendations to help us plan and was dedicated to making us feel like VIPs.

    The venue is absolutely beautiful and the bridal suite was perfect and came with its own personal bathroom. The cocktail hour, dinner and venetian hour food was out of this world! All of our guests kept telling us how delicious everything was. They do not skimp on quantity or quality. The bartenders, doormen, and waitstaff were also top-notch. Our guests said that almost before they asked a waiter would come and provide assistance. My husband and I along with all of our family and friends are thoroughly impressed with the ballroom and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quality and classy venue - thank you!

Awards

  • 27
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Jenn & Zachary
    37 photos · 02/29/2020
  • Raina & Nolan
    101 photos · 10/11/2019
  • Shelby & Rob
    103 photos · 09/06/2019
  • Alisa & Eric
    52 photos · 08/18/2018
  • Kevin & Erika
    26 photos · 07/26/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
The Calla Lily Event Planning The Calla Lily Event Planning Wedding Planners

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!

Philadelphia String Quartet Philadelphia String Quartet Wedding Musicians

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!

Leigh Florist Leigh Florist Wedding Florists

Arts Ballroom is a great space for your special occasion. The food is of course delicious and the staff is very professional.

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Map

1324 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107
(215) 621-8561

Monday to Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm Contact us for a tour today! events@artsballroom.com
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Arts Ballroom frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Arts Ballroom?

Arts Ballroom includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Arts Ballroom, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Arts Ballroom includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Arts Ballroom, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Arts Ballroom includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Arts Ballroom in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Arts Ballroom for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Arts Ballroom for wedding events?

Arts Ballroom offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Arts Ballroom offer?

Arts Ballroom offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Arts Ballroom offer for wedding events?

Arts Ballroom offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Arts Ballroom have available for wedding events?

Arts Ballroom offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Arts Ballroom and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Arts Ballroom is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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