Arts Ballroom

1324 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Arts Ballroom

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.

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 sweet staff and welcoming atmosphere make this venue accommodating to your needs and wishes for your wedding. Their services include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suites
  • Custom cake
  • Custom LED uplighting
  • Setup
  • Breakdown
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house top-shelf bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Outside vendors welcome
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Pet friendly

Cuisine
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:

  • American
  • Japanese
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Spanish
  • Vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors-d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Bartenders
  • Live action stations

History
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.

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19 Reviews for Arts Ballroom

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Brittany

    Brittany · Married on 10/05/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wow. Just, WOW.

    Arts Ballroom absolutely blew my expectations out of the water. This venue was the only one I visited by myself. From the second I walked in over a year and a half ago, I instantly knew it would be the one. I worked with Alaina since last July and I can't put into words how incredible shes been. Her response time is impeccable. She's so consultative and remains calm at all times. She made me feel so comfortable with my decisions but also wasn't afraid to give advice about what may be best or what may need to be altered. I sent her pages of questions and when I went to meet her, she already had them printed out with all of the answers ready to go.

    Onto the guest reviews and food. Absolutely incredible. My guests were BLOWN away. I heard them shouting about the cotton candy and milkshakes from across the room. It was like kids in a candy store. On top of that, cocktail hour was absurd. People were raving about the stations, ranging from fondue to steak and the raw bar. I had about 100/160 of my guests actually walk up during the wedding and say it was the best wedding they've been to, including half of their OWN CHILDREN.

    Arts Ballroom gave us so much love on the night of our wedding and our attendant was also such a pleasure to work with. She made sure I was taken care of, had water to drink and that I had time to sit down and eat my dinner. They completely calmed me down and gave me quite frankly, the best experience and wedding night ever. Thank you to Alaina and the entire staff (even management on-site) for giving my husband and I an evening that we'll never forget.

    If you want a top venue that screams class and elegance, this is your spot. Highly, highly recommended.

    Sent on 10/08/2019
  • Talauren

    Talauren · Married on 07/26/2019

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Consultation

    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!

    Sent on 12/14/2018

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Arts Ballroom FAQ

  • 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
  • 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

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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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  • 1324 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 See on map
    215-515-8360 (Phone number)
    215-621-8561 (Fax Number)
    Monday to Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm Contact us for a tour today! events@artsballroom.com

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