Weddings

Kimmel Cultural Campus

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About

The Kimmel Cultural Campus is a historic city wedding venue located in Philadelphia. As an elegant and sophisticated establishment, the venue believes that a wedding is a performance. In their eyes, you are the producers and lead actors! At Kimmel Center, guests will never forget the majestic architecture and traditional elegance of the venue.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples are welcome to host up to 400 people at The Kimmel Cutural Campus. The 1857 Academy of Music Ballroom features hand-gilded walls, twinkling chandeliers and decorative backdrops. The scenic view of the Avenue of the Arts will blow your guests away. On the top floor, the Hamilton Rooftop Garden offers 6,200 square feet of hardwood maple floors, complete with skyline views. The Commonweatlh Plaza is a multi-tiered lobby that can accommodate up to 1,250 guests. For something totally unique, The Perelman Theater can be used for a cocktail reception and dinner. The seats and stage can be adjusted to suit your needs and vision.

Services Offered

This city wedding venue offers a range of professional services to help your day run smoothly. Couples can choose from:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting and sound
  • Chairs and tables
  • Linens

Cuisine

Garces Catering is the exclusive caterer at Kimmel Center. Led by Chef Jose Garces, the culinary team will create a menu that is personalized to your taste and style. They can provide a range of meal items, from a handmade mozzarella bar to French macarons. Dietary requests can be accommodated for kosher, vegan, gluten-free and allergy-sensitive guests. Additional catering and bartending services include:

  • Cake
  • Bartenders
  • Open bar
  • Butlers
  • Linens
  • Chairs and tables
  • Glassware
  • Flatware

Other Facilities

Kimmel Center has a Lounge with an outdoor balcony and scenic city views. They also have a parking garage with wheelchair accessible spots.

Other Services

The city wedding venue can host a range of wedding-related occasions. These events include:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

History

In 1996, two projects began to merge and form the Kimmel Cultural Campus. The Philadelphia Orchestra had an ongoing plan to build their own establishment, while the mayor at the time, Mayor Edward G. Rendell, had plans to provide a venue for the city’s performing arts companies and touring artists. The two projects were combined under the management of Regional Performing Arts Center. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has been hosting weddings since 2001.

Location

The historic wedding venue is conveniently located in downtown Philadelphia, just three minutes from Philadelphia City Hall. It is 10 minutes from the Liberty Bell and 19 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Restaurant
Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

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

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August

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    Shannon Married on 11/06/2021
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    Stunning!

    As soon as we walked into the Kimmel Center all the way back in 2018, I knew it was the place we had to get married. We scheduled to get married in 2020 and then covid hit. They were so lovely to work with. They made it easy to reschedule. If you see this venue be prepared to sign a contract, there’s nothing else like it in center city Philadelphia! 10/10 would recommend this stunner!
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    Diana Married on 09/16/2017
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    We chose the Hamilton Garden for our reception, and our cocktail hour was in the lounge - we were lucky to have great weather so our guests were able to enjoy the deck. Every was beautiful, and the team was wonderful to work with! Having catering/cake and venue combined made it easy to stay organized, and the relationships they have for other vendors was so helpful. The experience was seamless and we were treated wonderfully throughout :)
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    Jenny Married on 07/03/2016
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    Our wedding could not have been more perfect! Working with Darcy to plan the wedding was such a breeze and the day of was flawless! My husband and I picked Kimmel center because Garces was our favorite chef in the Philly area and the venue was stunning, unique, and convenient (most of our guests including ourselves lived in the city). There were so many options to pick from for personalizing our wedding to our perfect look and taste and any questions we had were answered promptly. The staff on the day of were incredibly professional and also included a bridal attendant (which I never heard of before) who was wonderful and made sure that my husband and I always had our glasses filled and had time to sit and eat! We would highly recommend you to check it out!

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300 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA, 19102
2157905855
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Kimmel Cultural Campus frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of Kimmel Cultural Campus in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Kimmel Cultural Campus for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Kimmel Cultural Campus for wedding events?

Kimmel Cultural Campus offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Kimmel Cultural Campus offer?

Kimmel Cultural Campus offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Kimmel Cultural Campus offer for wedding events?

Kimmel Cultural Campus offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Kimmel Cultural Campus have available for wedding events?

Kimmel Cultural Campus offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Kimmel Cultural Campus and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Kimmel Cultural Campus is recommended by 90% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in value.

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