hold your next event at penn - Penn Alumni



hold your next event at penn - Penn Alumni
Hold your Next
Event at Penn
From the picturesque Morris Arboretum to the historic Penn Museum to the lively
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the University of Pennsylvania provides
a wide selection of spectacular venues that are sure to fit your unique special event
needs. The Penn campus is conveniently located near Center City Philadelphia
and is just minutes from many major highways, public transit, Amtrak 30th Street
Station and the Philadelphia International Airport.
event venues at
Penn Museum
3260 South Street | Philadelphia, PA
Designed in the 1890s, our beautiful historic building located on the
University of Pennsylvania’s campus is one of Philadelphia’s premier
egypt (mummies) gallery
chinese rotunda
Under the breath-taking 90 foot dome, a
marvel of early 20th century engineering,
you’ll be surrounded by the art of ancient
China. The largest event space in the
Museum, the Chinese Rotunda is sure to
create an everlasting impression for you and
your guests. Seated reception: 300; Standing
reception: 600
unique venues. Penn Museum is a 300,000 square-foot gem with exterior
details including glass mosaics by the Tiffany Glass Company, sculptures by
Alexander Stirling Calder, and marble medallions by John Ross of New York
City. Stunning event space and priceless collections make the Penn Museum
an unparalleled event experience!
egypt (sphinx) gallery
A dramatic space beneath Guastavino
vaults, the Egyptian (Sphinx) Gallery leds
a warm backdrop for any event. Create the
opportunity for your guests to explore a royal
Egyptian palace and come face to face with
the 12-ton sphinx of Ramses II.
Seated reception: 120; Standing
reception:200; Theatre-style seating: 200
Amidst Pharaohs and Mummies of Egypt,
the Egyptian (Mummies) Gallery offers an
unique setting for any celebration and is
flexible enough to accommodate dancing or a
dinner party. Seated reception: 180; Standing
reception: 400; Theatre-style seating: 275
mosaic hall & courtyard
Nestled between two inner gardens, and
featuring ancient mosaics from Syria and
Carthage, Mosaic Hall & Courtyard is a
charming space ideal for smaller receptions.
Hall: Seated reception: 60; Standing
reception: 80; Theatre-style Seating: 60
Courtyard: Seated reception: 150; Standing
reception: 200; Theatre-style Seating: 110
stoner courtyard
Featuring sculptural pieces of A.S Calder, a
cobble-stone walkway, and central marble
fountain, this exquisite courtyard garden
creates the perfect atmosphere for your
outdoor wedding. Reception: 1000; varies*
warden garden
Entertain you guests in this private and
elegant garden within the city. This beautiful
setting, featuring mosaics by the Tiffany Glass
Company, provides the perfect backdrop
for outdoor ceremonies, cocktails, and
receptions. Reception: 1000; varies*
widener lecture hall
Beautiful hardwood floors, balcony seating and
a stage with a rustic exposed-brick backdrop
provide an ideal setting for lectures, meetings,
dinners and live performances. The Widener
Lecture Hall is fully AV equipped and includes
built-in stage lighting. Seated reception: 100;
Standing reception: 250; Theatre-style seating:
130, 170 including balcony seating
*Capacity varies according to setup.
harrison auditorium
Nobel yet classic, the Harrison Auditorium is
a one-of-a-kind space. With its coffered dome
and sunburst ceiling, it offers a dramatic and
historic setting for lectures, meetings and live
performances. Theatre-style seating: 779
Dimensions: 4,817 sq ft.
Stage Dimensions: (44' x 23.5')
Atiya German
Ask about special discounts
for Penn alumni!
event venues at
3417 Spruce Street | Philadelphia, PA
Whether you are looking to accommodate a large conference or a private
gathering, Perelman Quadrangle is equipped with numerous customizable
spaces to meet your needs. Our unique venues located on the University of
Pennsylvania’s campus near the heart of Philadelphia are easily accessible
by car, bus, train, or airplane. The events team will provide any services
and amenities needed to make your event spectacular. For an unforgettable
experience, there is no place like Penn!
multipurpose rooms
conference rooms
Whether you are looking to hold a conference,
banquet, or reception for a large crowd
or a more intimate group, the Perelman
Quadrangle has a variety of multipurpose
spaces from which to choose. These rooms
can hold anywhere from 40 to 250 attendees,
depending on the requested layout, and may
be setup in any arrangement you desire.
Venues available for rent include but are not
limited to the Bodek Lounge, Hall of Flags,
Class of 1949 Auditorium, Ben Franklin
Room, Golkin Room, Griski Room, Café 58,
Amado Recital Hall, or Green Room.
For smaller office meetings, the Perelman
Quadrangle has several conference rooms
available upon request. These spaces are
furnished with a stationary conference
table that can hold up to 20 people. The
venues available for rent are the Brachfeld,
Bishop White, Rein Family, and Morris Seitz
conference rooms.
theatre spaces &
rehearsal rooms
For large lectures, theatrical shows, concerts,
and rehearsals, the Perelman Quadrangle
can meet your needs. The Irvine Auditorium’s
Main Hall and the Iron Gate Theatre are two
performance halls equipped with sound,
lighting, and fixed seating that can hold
250 to 1,259 guests. The Platt, Emily Sachs,
and Iron Gate Theatre rehearsal rooms can
accommodate practices for groups of up to 75
people. Additional dressing rooms, audio-visual
equipment, stage risers, dance floors and event
staff are provided at an additional cost.
At the University of Pennsylvania, we have all
kinds of beautiful classrooms with advanced
technological capabilities. Although classrooms
on campus have limited availability throughout
the year, please feel free to contact the Perelman
Quadrangle with classroom requests. We will
do everything in our power to accommodate
groups in need of classroom space.
outdoor spaces
The Perelman Quadrangle has access to
two outdoor venues on the University of
Pennsylvania’s campus - Wynn Commons
and College Green. Both located in the center
of campus, these outdoor spaces are ideal for
concerts, tented events, and public speaking
events. By using either of these locations,
your event is bound to draw the attention of
the campus community.
Veronica Kraft
[email protected]
event venues at
100 East Northwestern Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19118
The Morris Arboretum began in 1887 as “Compton,” the summer home of Quaker brother and
sister, John and Lydia Morris. The Morrises shared a love of history, art, and travel – journeying
throughout the world to bring ideas, artwork, and plants back to Compton. They believed strongly in
education, stewardship, and preservation. It was their vision that Compton would one day become
a school devoted to horticulture and botany. In 1933, Compton became the Morris Arboretum of the
University of Pennsylvania. Today, the 92-acre Morris Arboretum is listed on The National Register of
Historic Places and is recognized as the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
As a world-class public garden and premier Philadelphia destination, the Morris Arboretum
promotes the relationship between people, plants, and place – bringing people together to learn,
grow, experience, and celebrate.
venue for weddings
Towering trees, lush gardens, and sweeping
vistas provide an unparalleled environment
for any special occasion. The Morris
Arboretum’s 92-acre property offers a wide
array of colorfully landscaped gardens,
original Victorian architecture, fountains,
and a spectacular collection of specimen
trees. A wedding at Morris Arboretum offers
a number of outdoor ceremony locations,
followed by a reception at the Widener
Visitor Center – a historic carriage house that
features a unique tented area.
Choose from three exquisite outdoor
locations for your ceremony. For an additional
cost, you may host your ceremony in one of
our specialty gardens, including the Rose
or Pennock or the dramatic Out on a Limb
canopy walk, 50 feet up in the treetops.
The Widener Visitor Center, a former carriage
house, serves as the base for your wedding
festivities and reception. In case of inclement
weather, the carriage house provides an
indoor alternative for your ceremony. An
outdoor tented area adjacent to the historic
Visitor Center can accommodate up to 175
guests for a sit-down reception. The Upper
Gallery of the building is suitable for hosting a
smaller reception of up to 65 guests.
For an outdoor reception with cocktails and
hors d’oeuvres following the ceremony, your
wedding party can experience a view from the
top of the hill overlooking the Wissahickon
Valley. Or for an additional cost, you can
enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres amidst the
treetops, on the Out on a Limb canopy walk.
meetings and special events
If you want to impress your guests with a
memorable gathering in one of the most
beautiful settings in Philadelphia, the Morris
Arboretum’s grounds and facilities will put
your event in a class of its own, away from the
rush of modern life.
Here you’ll find an enchanted ambiance with
original Victorian architecture and fountains,
colorfully landscaped gardens, and more than
12,000 labeled plants and trees among the
eclectic landscaped gardens.
corporate/special events
Garden Rentals are available for special
events from 6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m., Monday
through Thursday. Weddings are not offered
during this time. You may choose from a
variety of outdoor settings -- each with its own
enchanting backdrop and peaceful, natural
surroundings for a memorable event. You
and your party will have exclusive access to
the grounds and the Widener Visitors Center
carriage house.
For more information, contact Rentals
and Information at 215.247.5777 x158 or
email [email protected]
event venues at
Annenberg Center
for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA
The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, one of Philadelphia’s great
venues for theatre, music, dance, meetings and receptions, is the perfect
venue for your special event.
Host your event at the Annenberg Center!
From performances and lectures to parties
and receptions, the Annenberg Center has
just the space for you. Rent our space for your
private or public event or hold your event in
conjunction with one of our many performances. Either way, you’ll discover that the
Annenberg Center is committed to providing
affordable, well-equipped performance, meeting and reception space to fulfill the needs of
the Philadelphia community and beyond. For
more information or to make a reservation,
please contact the Facility Rental & Events
Manager at 215.898.6688.
harold l. zellerbach theatre lobby spaces
outdoor plaza:
The Harold L. Zellerbach Theatre is a modern
proscenium theatre that seats approximately
950. The space accommodates a wide
array of events including dance, theatre,
music, comedy, lectures, meetings, and
600 Standing Reception (tented);
400 Seated (tented)
82'-8" X 82'6-3/4" X 54'-2 3/8"
The Outdoor Plaza is perfect for outdoor
events in late spring, summer, and early fall.
The space is immediately adjacent to the
Annenberg Center’s main lobby and offers
wonderful opportunities for festivals, parties,
and staged events. It is also excellent for
tented events.
harold prince theatre
The Harold Prince Theatre is a 211-seat black
box theatre with the amenities of a modern
performance space. Though smaller than the
Zellerbach Theatre, it accommodates most of
the same performance options.
The Annenberg Center lobby spaces are
great for receptions, parties, banquets and
meetings, and also double as excellent
exhibition spaces that are capable of
accommodating all technical needs.
Main Lobby:
800 Standing Reception; 300 Seated
3,000 sq. ft. Main Lobby
2,128 sq. ft. Lower Ambulatory
1,675 sq. ft. Upper Ambulatory
bruce montgomery theatre
Studio Lobby
150 Standing Reception; 60 Seated
1,360 Sq. ft.
The Bruce Montgomery Theatre is an intimate
100-seat proscenium theatre that is ideal for
smaller event meetings and productions.
Prince Lobby
514 sq. ft.
Marie Gallagher
[email protected]
event venues at
Arthur Ross
220 S. 34th Street | Philadelphia, PA
Arthur Ross Gallery is housed in one of the most unique buildings in the
City of Philadelphia—the historic Fisher Fine Arts Library, designed in 1891
by renowned architect Frank Furness on the campus of the University of
Pennsylvania. The Gallery is a vibrant campus cultural center that presents
exhibitions of art and artifacts from around the world. Call for details on
• Meetings, lectures, receptions, luncheons
and dinners
• 114 running square feet
• 30-foot ceiling
• Guard on site
• Wi-Fi in the Gallery
• State-of-the-art projector and screen
available for use
• Podium and microphone
• Work with any University approved caterer
OR other caterers on on request
renting the Gallery space, and the beautiful vestibule and/or outdoor patio
area of the Furness building for your event. We offer an impeccable setting
for your next reception, private dinner, meet-and-greet, or cocktail party, in a
space that truly inspires.
Sara Stewart, Gallery Coordinator
[email protected]