Best Philadelphia Venues for Intimate Events


Looking for a space to host an intimate event? Whether it’s a shower, a rehearsal dinner, or a wedding celebration, there’s plenty of unique options that Philadelphia has available for small gatherings.

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POSITANO COAST

Positano Coast offers a unique dining experience, placing creative twists on classic Italian dishes that are sure to impress your party. There’s an option to dine in one of the private dining rooms, ideal for a smaller party. There’s also the option to enjoy buffet service in the Sopra Lounge (pictured above), which can hold up to 150 guests, in the case that your guest list does expand to being not-so-small. Positano Coast is the perfect place to celebrate any special occasion. 

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VETRI CUCINA

On the second floor of Vetri Cucina, there’s a private dining room that can be reserved for a group of 18, or smaller. Looking to host a reception-style event? There’s enough space for 45 people on that second floor. It is also possible to partake in classes and seminars, to receive an immersive culinary experience.

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THE DEACON

The Deacon is a boutique hotel and event space, specifically designed to host a wide variety of events. There are 8 uniquely designed rooms available for overnight accommodation, as well as a chef’s kitchen. This is a great option for a small wedding, a holiday party, or event a corporate event. With beautiful vaulted ceilings and arched windows, The Deacon is a nicely curated space.

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JED WILLIAMS GALLERY

Looking for a small event space? Jed Williams Gallery is the answer! This 600 square foot art gallery, located in the Bella Vista and Queen Village area, has a clear mission:

“This unique space aims to show high quality, upscale and exciting contemporary art, focusing on abstract painting and mixed media (and occasionally photography and sculpture) by Jed Williams and other local artists and crafters.”

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SEDGELEY CLUB

Has it always been your dream to peek inside one of the houses on the infamous BoatHouse Row? Here’s your chance! Book your next event at the Sedgeley Club. This event space is great for parties, with amazing views of the Schuylkill River and Philadelphia’s skyline. A night spent at the Sedgeley Club is surely to be an unforgettable one.

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BRANZINO

Located in the Rittenhouse neighborhood, Branzino is as charming as it gets! They specialize in fine Italian dining, offering fresh seafood, homemade pasta creations, and decadent meat dishes on their menu. Enjoy the amazing cuisine while sitting in the outdoor garden courtyard, which can hold up to 125 patrons.