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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

As Philadelphia’s premier Performing Arts Center, we have a variety of settings for you and your guests. Let us help guide you, from enticing menu selections to personalizing the smallest detail of your distinctive celebration. Choose among several distinct Philadelphia wedding venues:

Hamilton Garden: A beautiful atrium rooftop venue boasting stunning views of the city.

Academy of Music Ballroom: Shimmering chandeliers' and hand gilded walls create an oasis of refined luxury.

Perelman Theater: Theater setting for fine dining and cabaret.

The Lounge: Spectacular outdoor balcony overlooking the Avenue of The Arts.

Commonwealth Plaza: Modern open space showcasing the Kimmel Center.  Ideal for large events.

The exclusive caterer for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is Garces Events. Chef Jose Garces is among the nation's most gifted chefs and restaurateurs. As one of Food Network's Iron Chefs, a James Beard Award winner and the owner of Philadelphia's Garces Restaurant Group, his culinary vision and extraordinary talent are widely recognized, bringing bold flavors and artful techniques from his restaurants and directly to your celebration.

Reviews

Everything about our wedding and the time leading up to it was amazing because of the Graces staff and Kimmel Center! The venue is beautiful and airy. The balcony overlooking Broad Street is such an amazing touch for cocktail hour. As for Darcy and all the Garces staff, we absolutely can't say enough. Darcy was so spectacular throughout the entire planning process. She was on top of everything, had wonderful recommendations and really collaborated with us to make it the most magical night. On the wedding day, all of the staff was super attentive to us and our guests. They did not miss a beat and everything was executed to perfection. Our guests could not stop raving about the food and service.

Julia, Philadelphia, PA

We had a perfect experience at The Kimmel Center. Working with Darcy was an absolute pleasure, she was incredibly helpful and responsive. The food was phenomenal, I have lived in Philadelphia for many years so I was THRILLED to be able to have Garces food at my wedding! The weather was nice, so we were able to have our cocktail hour bar outside on the Broad street balcony, and the staff was terrific. I absolutely recommend this venue!

Kim, Philadelphia

We recently had a perfect wedding at the Kimmel Center. We are Philadelphians and truly wanted an experience that reflected who we are as a couple. We love Philadelphia art, culture and food and the Kimmel Center and Garces Catering delivered on all aspects. I'm still receiving feedback from guests about how wonderful the venue, food and service was, event comments like best wedding ever! Garces Catering and Darcy were fantastic to work with. Guided us through the process and made it and easy and pleasurable experience. We highly recommend the Kimmel Center and Garces for any wedding celebration.

Bev, Philadelphia, PA
Contact Person Event Coordinator
Phone (215) 790-5825
Address Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, 19102
Is your facility handicapped accessible Yes
Is the facility indoor only, outdoor only, or both? Indoor and Outdoor
Does your facility have air conditioning Yes
Maximum capacity with dancing over 1500
Maximum capacity without dancing over 1500
Facility restrictions None.
Rental fees Varies by room