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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


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


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.


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.

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Frequently asked questions

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


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


Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?


What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?

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4.9 out of 5 rating
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90% Recommended by couples
Shannon Sent on 12/30/2021
5 out of 5 rating


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!
Diana Sent on 01/29/2018
5 out of 5 rating
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 :)
Jenny Sent on 08/06/2016
5 out of 5 rating
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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Kimmel Cultural Campus frequently asked questions

The space offered by Kimmel Cultural Campus for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop
Kimmel Cultural Campus offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Kimmel Cultural Campus offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Kimmel Cultural Campus offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Kimmel Cultural Campus offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Kimmel Cultural Campus is recommended by 98% 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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