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 (PAFA) is the nation's first art museum and school of fine arts, and one of a small handful of art museums which allows guests to dine within the galleries. Conveniently located one block from City Hall, PAFA is right next to Philadelphia's premiere hotels, transportation hubs, and parking options.

Weddings for 100 guests start with venue and catering around $24,000. To schedule a tour and find out which PAFA space is uniquely your style, email Kate Young (kyoung@pafa.org) today!

The Historic Landmark Building will stun your guests with its grand stair case, ornate entryways, and arches. Set the mood for your celebration by surrounding your party with the luxurious and timeless architecture from 1871. Couples choose this space to give their wedding a wow factor!

The Hamilton Building offers a chic, modern gallery space to get a party started! A soaring lobby welcomes your guests and floor to ceiling windows give a peak into the city below. Bright and airy, this space automatically gets guests in the mood to celebrate!

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24 Reviews for Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Sylvia Ames · Married on 11/03/2018

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    PAFA: A dream wedding in a magical venue.

    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA ) is a magical wedding venue. Staff worked with us to achieve our dream wedding and everything promised was delivered. We give them 7 stars and would book with them again without hesitation!

    Sent on 02/21/2019

    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts's reply:

    Sylvia - thank you so much! What an honor it was to celebrate the wedding with you and your family! - Much love, the PAFA team
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    Anthony · Married on 10/27/2018

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    Perfect Wedding Venue

    We rented the Historic Building of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PAFA for our wedding. The building’s architecture is a fantastic backdrop to any event but especially a wedding. The beauty of the building is that you can have your ceremony and reception at the same location.
    We met Kate Young, the Venue Manager on a Saturday afternoon. Her demeaner, caring attitude and professionalism is what made us decide to go with PAFA. Then we met Kate McCammon, Event Coordinator and she was just as wonderful and helpful as her colleague.
    We never had any regrets with our decision. Both Kate’s have the experience and dedication to their work that made for a stress free and elegant wedding. They both gave you their full attention, were always on time for appointments and answered emails the same day if not within hours of receiving it.
    They were able to coordinate all of our vendors, had suggestions when we were stuck with a decision and made our wedding a fantasy come true. Our guests are still talking about the venue, the staff and the food. We made the right decision hands down.
    We, without hesitation, would recommend PAFA for your next event.

    Sent on 11/09/2018

    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts's reply:

    Tony! We love you and appreciate your kind words. Thank you for the honor of being a part of your day. - Kate Y : )

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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? 2
  • 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, 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, 19102 See on map
    215-515-8358 (Phone number)

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