Independence Seaport Museum - Philadelphia

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It is the perfect venue offering exclusive areas separate from the museum for a meeting, wedding ceremony and/or reception, fundraiser gala, or cocktail reception.

The Ballroom - located on our top floor, The Ballroom features elegant and contemporary, indoor and outdoor settings that showcase panoramic views of the river and city skyline. Enjoy cocktails on the private outdoor terrace overlooking the Penn's Landing waterfront and then move inside for dinner and dancing.

Capacity: up to 400 guests for a seated dinner. Up to 650 guests for a standing reception. Up to 250 for dinner and dancing.

The Balcony - this spacious terrace can be formal or casual. Enjoy sweeping views of the Delaware River and the illuminated night sky from this second-level east deck. An all-weather tent makes The Balcony the perfect waterfront rental space April through November. A few steps away, The Rotunda offers a scenic outdoor overlook of the river, perfect for any occasion.

Capacity: up to 250 guests for a seated dinner. Up to 400 guests for a standing reception

The Concert Hall - our acoustically acclaimed concert hall is available for meetings, performances, concerts and town hall meetings with comfortable seating up to 550. Cutting edge audio visual services are available for an additional charge.

Capacity: 550 guests.

The Bridge - The Bridge is named for the three-story replica of the Ben Franklin Bridge that looms overhead in the Museum's first floor. This two-floor area is ideal for a pre-function reception and offers a dramatic prelude to the maritime exhibits in the Museum's Main Galleries.

Capacity: up to 300 guests for a standing reception.

Just minutes from Center City Philadelphia, and 30 minutes from both Bucks County and Wilmington, Delaware, ISM provides a spectacular setting for corporate functions, business meetings, private parties, special events and memorable weddings.
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Event Space / Capacity         Seated     Standing  
The Balcony Terrace   50-250     100-400  
The Ballroom   100-300     150-500  
The Concert Hall   550     n/a  
The First Floor Galleries   10-40     100-300  
Venue Details
Price Point         
Location Type        Waterfront / Yacht Club
Event Types        Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquet / Dinner, Private Party, Corporate Event, PR / Marketing Event, Meeting, Lecture / Speaker, Retreat, Stage Performance, Filming / Photo Shoot
Location Character        Elegant, Formal, Private, Professional, Traditional
Catering        Provided
Catering Details       
Kitchen Facilities        Not Applicable
Views        Bridge, River/Creek, Urban/Skyline
Wedding Amenities        Bride's Dressing Area, Groom's Dressing Area
Outdoor Amenities        Lighting
Equipment/Services        CD Player, Computer, Computer Projector, Copy Machine, DVD Player, Fax, Microphone, Overhead Projector, Pay Phone, Phone, Podium, Slide Projector, Sound System, Television, VCR, Projection Screen
Smoking        Not allowed
Tables & Chairs        Provided
Linens, Silver, etc.        Provided
Parking        Paid Onsite Lot, Paid Offsite Lot, Street Parking, Valet, Valet (Can Be Arranged)
Accommodations        Available, Can be arranged with the Hyatt next door
Amplified Music        Allowed Inside
Alcohol        Bring Your Own
Cleanup        Provided
Insurance        Required
Staffing Requirements       
Other Details       
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  Independence Seaport Museum
211 South Columbus Blvd & Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Cristina Vinciguerra
(215) 923-6000 tel
(215) 933-1418 fax
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Event Types
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
Banquet / Dinner
Private Party
Corporate Event
PR / Marketing Event
Lecture / Speaker
Stage Performance
Filming / Photo Shoot


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