Weddings

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia, PA View map Visit website
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   38 reviews
Guests 10 to 350

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Guests 10 to 350

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 Historic Landmark Building is an architectural gem, complete with a grand staircase, columns, and a ceiling full of skylights from 1876. It's perfect for full weddings up to 150 or wedding ceremonies up to 275+.

The Hamilton Building is a turn of the century car showroom turned modern gallery space, ideal for groups up to 275+, that features modern galleries with a bright, airy, and fun feel.

PAFA is a show-stopping venue for luxury weddings with chic city style.

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.

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?

$7500

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

$5000

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?

$3500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
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

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

38 Reviews

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    Rating 4.6 out of 5

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    Micro wedding at PAFA

    WOW!!! Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a hidden gem in Philly; full of character, romance, and history. The perfect wedding venue for a wedding. Kate, Director of Events, was so insightful, friendly, and responsive. She connected us to amazing team of vendors, from photographer, florists, and caterer. They all kept us informed, and on track to our big day. PAFA is a magical place to have a wedding; our guests loved that we had the museum to ourselves, and the opportunity for photos are endless. From our first looks on the roof top, to the beautiful pictures in the galleries; everything was a dream. So glad we chose PAFA. It was everything we ever dreamed of plus some. (Photograph credit: Iris and Echo-Maria)
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    Olivia P. Married on 06/26/2021
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    perfect and accommodating

    Kate & Harry were awesome! They were organized and took time to go over all the details. Very accommodating and helpful especially in covid times. Stunning venue!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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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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Map

128 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102
215-608-6984
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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts?

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for wedding events?

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offer?

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offer for wedding events?

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts have available for wedding events?

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in value and 4.6 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offer?

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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