300 Broad St,
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Average Base Cost: $29,000
Our average base cost for a Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday ceremony/reception using a food/beverage cost of $150/pp. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.
*Prices subject to change
How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee: While day of the week and time of year will effect the rental fees, the average costs for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts are below:
- Friday $4,000
- Saturday $5,000
- Sunday $3,000
What’s Included: Pricing includes space for cocktails, reception and ceremony, as well as housekeeping and security fees.
Food and Beverage: All catering must be through Garces Events, which also provides tables, chairs, etc.
Space Type: Inside/Outside
Size: Their venue spaces can accommodate the following:
- Academy of Music Ballroom: 150 for dinner and dancing
- Hamilton Garden: 200 for dinner and dancing.
Bridal Suite: No, but there are dressing rooms available to the bride for quick touch ups.
Parking: There are several garages nearby that can be rented or used individually by guests. Otherwise, valet is recommended.
How Will Grandma Get There? Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is located close to downtown Philadelphia where there are several hotel options, including the Rittenhouse 1715 and The Westin Philadelphia.
Party On! Events can go until midnight, but can be extended for a flat $250 security fee.
Lounge level which offers a view overlooking the Commonwealth Plaza inside, and also features an outdoor terrace with a view of City Hall and the
Avenue of the Arts. Down the street from the Kimmel Center is the Academy of Music Ballroom, overlooking the Avenue of the Arts. Fun Fact: Chef Jose Garces–whose Garces Events provides the catering–is one of the Food Network’s Iron Chefs as well as a James Beard Award winner.
Woman Getting Married Says:
If you’re looking for a modern wedding venue in Philadelphia with catering a foodie would love, I’m pretty sure you’ve found your spot. The venue rental fee is reasonable considering the size and recent renovations. And even though you’re not allowed to bring in your own caterer (and the one they use isn’t cheap), you’re definitely getting a highly-rated Chef that you might have sought out anyway if you were looking for top-of-the-line catering. Considering the great reviews the venue and catering receives (as well as the late end time and downtown location), I would definitely put this on your list if you have the budget.
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