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Make great art the centerpiece of your next special occasion. Give a toast from a grand balcony adorned with Renaissance tapestries, dance the night away in the atrium of an Art Deco building, or mingle in a garden among Rodin’s classic bronzes. No matter the affair, the setting will be unforgettable at the Museum. Stunning spaces offer an array of options for indoor and garden events of all sizes, from photo shoots to business meetings to formal weddings. STARR Catering creates custom menus, offering food and drinks that are as spectacular as the setting. Through February 2018, delight your guests with an exclusive after-hours tour of Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection. Encounter treasures by artists like Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Rembrandt, and Monet—and see how art historians keep making new discoveries about these extraordinary works. View the Museum’s Entertaining Access Policy >>
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A wide variety of events are permitted, including:
- Corporate business meetings, programs, and events
- Social occasions for individuals, including graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, receptions, and other milestone events
- Wedding ceremonies at the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden, on the East Terrace of the Museum, at the Rodin Museum and at the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building
- Events for minors (under 18), i.e. children’s birthday parties, mitzvahs, or proms
- Political fundraising events (with exceptions for the US presidential and vice presidential level)
- Commercial sales programs
VenuesExplore the possibilities of entertaining at one of our remarkable settings, from the grandeur of the main building and old-meets-new elegance of the Perelman Building to the intimate beauty of the Rodin Museum.
Perched atop the Benjamin
Franklin Parkway, the Museum’s main building is an inspiring setting for an
unforgettable event. The possibilities for creative and customized affairs
are endless in our versatile and unique event sites. Have your first dance in the Great Stair Hall, throw an intimate cocktail party within a French cloister, impress clients with a dessert buffet along the Great Stair Hall Balcony, or
host an outdoor gala on the East Terrace.
In the fall of 2016, the Museum unveiled a comprehensive renovation of the South Asian Art galleries which were named by BizBash as one of the top ten tech forward event venues in Philadelphia.
Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building
From its Art Deco exterior to its skylit interior, the Perelman Building offers cutting-edge presentations of photography, costume and textiles, and modern and contemporary design that will surely give your guests something to talk about.
A hidden oasis in the city, the Rodin Museum is an ideal spot for vows, toasts, and other memorable moments. Guests will be welcomed at the entrance of the breathtaking Dorrance H. Hamilton Garden by Rodin’s The Thinker. In the galleries, they will be transported to another world by one of the largest
public collections of Rodin’s work outside Paris. Host
a gallery reception, or take the party outdoors to
the enchanting garden and reflecting pool.
Food completes every gathering, whether it’s a fantastic celebration or an intimate gathering. STARR Catering creates custom menus of art-inspired cuisine for each event. Made with local ingredients, each dish will delight guests with bold flavors and beautiful presentation. From a decadent five-course dinner to an informal cocktail reception, your guests will enjoy the stunning views and stellar service.
Put a creative spin on your big day by hosting your wedding at the
Museum. Whether it’s a romantic, dramatic, whimsical, or edgy sensibility
you’re after, our expansive galleries and unique spaces offer a variety of
venue options that set the scene for a dazzling event. From our stunning collection of artwork and world-famous sculpture garden to elegant food and cocktails, the setting is an unforgettable place to celebrate love in style.
The Museum was recently featured in BRIDES Magazine’s The Best Venues in America 2017, an exclusive list of unique wedding venues.
Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, celebrations, engagements, reunions—there are so many good reasons to throw a party. Host a truly unforgettable one at
the Museum and spark imaginations and conversations that will inspire fond memories for years to come. We can accommodate a variety of needs, from small to large groups and affairs ranging from casual chic to formal black tie.
Corporate and Non-Profit
It’s not just business as usual when you hold a corporate event at the
Museum—it’s business with a twist. Employees, clients, and guests will feel at home in our sophisticated, one-of-a-kind venues, where they can mingle among the works of art or take a tour of an exhibition. Whether it’s an early-bird meeting or an all-out gala, the Museum is an unforgettable place for your company
Imagine a fresh take on the convention-center model by holding your next
gathering at the Museum. Our large, open spaces offer accommodations for up to 6,000 guests. Artful settings will inspire your attendees to take away
more than just meeting memos. Amenities range from on-site parking
and easy access to public transit to iconic photo opportunities, guided
tours, and a climb up our famous steps. Our event-planning professionals will
accommodate all of your needs start to finish, from technical presentation set-up
to sophisticated galas.