Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a historic wedding venue located in the heart of center city 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.

Facilities and Capacity

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 350 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 show room 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.

Services Offered

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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Signage by Paper and Pine Co
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Summer all site Indian Wedding
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27 Reviews for Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Rim H · Married on 08/10/2019

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

    The most gorgeous venue!

    If you are looking for a memorable, special, gorgeous venue for a wedding, look no further! We had our wedding at PAFA’s historic building in August and we can not be happier about our choice with the venue. I remember walking into PAFA’s historic building for the first time and I immediately fell in love with it. I did not even check other venues. The venue is so rich with art, history, and colors that it does not require any excessive flowers or lights. All our guests were amazed by the beauty of the space. I got 1000 of compliments regarding the venue.
    Most importantly, PAFA’s staff were incredible. They were professional, organized, friendly, and very easy to communicate with. The venue coordinator did a wonderful job coordinating with all vendors. The day went so smoothly because of her. We thank PAFA and all the staff for making our wedding day so magical. Do not think it twice, just choose PAFA!

    Sent on 08/20/2019
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    Kristin Smith · Married on 05/04/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Value:
      5.0
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    Exceptional Experience

    It's hard to put into words how incredibly helpful and professional the team at PAFA is. From the moment we stepped into the space, we were greeted with kindness. Kate and her team made sure every detail was managed through the entire planning process. She followed up with EVERYTHING quickly and was solutions based the whole time. Not to mention, the venue is just stunning. We wanted to give our guests an unique experience, and because of Kate and her team, we were able to do so. PAFA will always have a special place in our hearts and we are so grateful to the team who pulled it all together.

    Sent on 05/09/2019

    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts's reply:

    K, thank you SO much for this lovely review. It was such a pleasure to meet you and work with you on your wedding day! Cheers, Kate and the PAFA team.

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Pricing

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$5,326 - $6,970
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts FAQ

  • 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? $ 7,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 6,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 7,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 6,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 20.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 8
  • Describe your venue: Art Gallery, Historic Building, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, July, August

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    PAFA offers both historic charm and modern appeal in its event space offerings, and the in-house catering by Duffy's is spectacular!

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  • 128 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 See on map
    215-515-8358 (Phone number)

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