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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24 Reviews for Arts Ballroom

Recommended by 99% of couples


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

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    Pauline · Married on 01/18/2020

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    awesome venue

    We had such an amazing time celebrating our wedding at the Arts Ballroom!! My husband and I can't say how much we loved this venue enough. The staff was incredibly helpful and Kayleigh was an awesome coordinator. All of our guests also loved the venue, especially two separate rooms for the dancing/eating area and the bar/cocktail hour room. The food was also DELICIOUS and everyone loved the amount of cocktail hour food, dinner, and DESSERTS

    Sent on 03/16/2020
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    Caroline · Married on 11/02/2019

    5.0
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    So happy we booked the Arts Ballroom!

    My husband and I booked the Arts Ballroom about 2 years before our wedding and we were blown away with their professionalism! Alaina made sure every detail of our wedding was perfect, and we had a ton of guests describe it as the best wedding they've ever been to. The quality and quantity of food provided was outstanding and the dessert room was unbelievable! We have been in and been too dozens of weddings and have never experienced the level of service we received from the Arts Ballroom. While it might not be as well known as other venues in Philadelphia - it is 100% WORTH it! Book your wedding here before the word gets out about this hidden gem :) and request Aliana!

    Sent on 12/05/2019

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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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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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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