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Entertain. Inspire. Celebrate.

Contact the Office of Special Events at 215-684-7310 or online to plan your next event >>

The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers the most prestigious and unique venues for entertaining in the city. From an intimate garden party at the Rodin Museum, to a contemporary bash in the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, to an elegant and classical event in the Main Building, your distinguished guests will delight in the rich cultural history, grand architectural settings, and world-renowned art that the Museum has to offer. With Stephen STARR Events as the exclusive caterer, your special event is a guaranteed unparalleled culinary excellence. We invite you to explore entertaining at the Museum – you are sure to be inspired.

From the regal majesty of the Arms and Armor galleries to the splendor of the Asian Art wing, an event at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is unforgettable, anytime of year.

Discover more about entertaining among our collections and during Special Exhibitions, entertaining among the collections, or add a complimentary guided tour of the Museum’s special exhibitions or collections to your event.

* We regret the Museum is unavailable for: Events for minors (under 18) (i.e. children’s birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, or proms), Political fundraising events (with exceptions for the U.S. Presidential and Vice Presidential level), Commercial or religious programs.


The iconic grandeur of the Main Building...the old-meets-new elegance of the Perelman Building...the intimate drama of the Rodin Museum... We invite you to explore the possibilities of entertaining at one of our remarkable settings.

East Terrace
Philadelphia Museum of Art

As one of the most distinctive and stunning landmarks in the city, the Philadelphia Museum of Art features many unique settings that make exquisite backdrops for unforgettable entertaining. Whether it's a thirteenth-century French Medieval cloister or a grand balcony adorned with rare seventeenth-century tapestries, you are sure to find a distinguished setting for your event.

Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building
Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

The Perelman Building stands nearby the main Museum building and is among the most distinctive architectural structures in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area, featuring one of the city’s most elaborate Art Deco facades. After major renovations, the space re-opened in 2007 as the new home for the Costume and Textiles, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, and Modern and Contemporary Design galleries. Venues for entertaining include a sky-lit galleria, a historic marble entry hall, and an outdoor sculpture garden.

Rodin Museum
Rodin Museum

As home to the largest collection Auguste Rodin’s works outside of Paris, the Rodin Museum makes a stunning venue for entertaining. In addition to the bronze castings, plaster studies, drawings, and prints on display, guests will be awed by dramatic masterpieces such as The Burghers of Calais, The Thinker, and the monumental Gates of Hell.


Rodin Museum
The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Stephen STARR Events are excited to announce both the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building and the Rodin Museum are available for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Home to some of the most celebrated and beautiful works of art in the world, these architectural gems and gardens are the perfect setting for hosting the most special occasions. For additional wedding information or date availability, please contact the Office of Special Events, 215-684-7310.


Reinventing the traditional event, Stephen STARR Events offers full-service catering. Our culinary team will create a one-of-a-kind sensory experience for your guests to mirror the Museum’s world-renowned collection and special exhibitions.

Corporate Entertaining

Corporate Partners of the Philadelphia Museum of Art receive special entertaining benefits, including opportunities for clients and employees to entertain in the galleries, private guided tours, free admission passes, Executive Memberships, and corporate networking events. Corporate Partners, as well as Chairman’s Council, Associates, and Circle-level members, also receive preferred pricing and dates.

Benefits include >>

  • Experienced Special Event Planners
  • Facility Discounts
  • Priority Dates during Special Exhibitions
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Audio Visual Services

Distinctive Services

Our focus is on making sure your function is nothing short of spectacular. With impeccable attention to detail, these experienced planners will work with you to ensure your every objective is met from conception to completion.

  • Certified Meeting Professional
  • Certified Special Events Professional
  • Complimentary Coat Check
  • Corporate Sales Office
  • Customized Invitations
  • Gold Standard Audio-Visual team
  • Museum Tour Guides and Curators
  • Parking Available
  • Security Presence
  • Temperature-Controlled Environments
  • Vendor Referrals
  • Wi-Fi Access

In addition to a special discount, this program also offers assistance with gift packaging and corporate billing.

For more information, please contact The Office of Special Events by phone at 215-684-7310 or by e-mail at .

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