Arts Ballroom

1324 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Average Base Cost: $35,000

Our average base cost for an Arts Ballroom wedding is calculated by figuring a 180-person guest list on a Saturday evening using a food/beverage price of $155/pp. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: 

  • Fridays: $4,000
  • Saturdays: $4,500
  • Sundays: $3,000
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What’s Included: 

  • Entire venue space for 6 hours, which includes your ceremony if held onsite.
  • Use of the Arts Ballroom’s inventory of table and chairs (tables included are 60″  rounds, which will seat up to 10 guests each, and Silver Chiavari chairs with Silver cushions).
  • One security guard for the duration of the event
  • Use of the two bridal suites for the duration of the event

Vendors: Outside vendors are allowed except for catering and beverage, which must be provided by Feastivities Events.


All menus include:

  • One cocktail display
  • 12 passed bites
  • Main course menu
  • Wedding cake and one dessert
  • All kitchen and serving equipment, china, glassware, flatware
  • Labor

Packages are priced as follows based on 180 guests:

  • Buffet Tablescape $113.83 pp
  • Performance Stations $112.87 pp
  • Chef Bars & Carts Service $107.08 pp
  • Formal Seated Dinner $113.70 – $128.19 pp
  • Additional 8% sales tax will be applied

Beverage: $35/pp for full open bar

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More Stats:

Space Type: Inside

Size: 200

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: A parking garage is available across the street and wedding guests can have their tickets validated to reduce the parking rate.

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How Will Grandma Get There? The venue is located in downtown Philadelphia, which has a ton of hotels to choose from such as The Sofitel, Loews Philadelphia and The Westin.

Party On! Your choice (just as long as it falls within the 6 hour time period you secure the rental for).

The Report: 

The Arts Ballroom is the former Ballroom and Theater of the Hotel Sylvania (which is currently the Arts Condominium). The venue has four distinct spaces you can utilize: The Grand Hall, Lounge, Sylvania Ballroom, and the Mezzanine.

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Woman Getting Married Says:

I think this Philadelphia wedding venue is actually a really good value, considering what’s included in your price per person cost. The only slightly unusual thing is that the venue is located within a condo building, but given that someone will be there to escort guests in/out it shouldn’t be too much of an issue. While this venue can accommodate up to 200 people I would stick to 150 or less so your guests have more room to roam. 🙂

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Amenities/What’s Included 9
Convenient for Grandma 9
Layout 9
Location 9
Overall Charm 9
Venue Value 8

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  1. says: lydiah

    This is a terrible venue. I almost booked there but I’m so happy I didn’t. Its in an apartment complex.