The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a historic wedding venue located in the heart of the center city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the nation’s first art museum and school of fine arts. With a convenient location, gorgeous architecture, and top-notch event services, this museum venue is a fabulous location for an elegant event experience.
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers a totally unique wedding experience, where you and your guests can celebrate within the art galleries. The venue is suited to accommodate up to 275 guests at a time, making it a great choice for those planning large, extravagant affairs.
The Historic Landmark Building features a Victorian grand staircase, gorgeous artwork, and plenty of other timeless architecture dating back to 1876.
The Hamilton Building is a turn-of-the-century car showroom turned modern gallery space, particularly ideal for groups up to 250+, that features modern galleries with a bright, airy, and fun feel.
PAFA is a show-stopping venue for not only ceremonies and receptions, but also engagement parties and rehearsal dinners, too.
When having your wedding at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, you will receive only the most professional and attentive service from start to finish. The museum’s in-house catering services can provide exquisite meals for you and your guests. The catering team offers amazing hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, and bar options that will add those amazing touches to your wedding experience.
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- Clean Up
- Set Up
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- Cake Cutting
At Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Signature Drink
What are the most important characteristics of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Art Gallery
- Historic Building
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- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Rentals
- Outside Vendors
- Preferred Vendors Only
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