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Academy of Music Ballroom

Academy of Music, ceremony, Circle

Built in the 1800s, the Academy Ballroom has elaborate chandeliers and gilded walls.

Reception ACademy of Music

Reception 800 x 450

The Academy of Music Ballroom ushers in a return to traditional elegance and gracious entertaining in a landmark setting overlooking the Avenue of the Arts. Shimmering chandeliers and hand-gilded walls create an oasis of refined luxury, a classic setting for weddings, and celebrations.

A transportive space that brings you and your guests back to the decadent mid-1800s, the Academy Ballroom is an ornate, formal backdrop that is perfect for a grand event.  The Academy has been in continuous use since 1857, hosting many world-famous events and dignitaries.  The Academy of Music's Ballroom has been described as the most beautiful room in all of Philadelphia and the premiere reception space for the city.

Be a part of history by hosting your event in this extraordinary venue.

Capacity: Seated dinner 150, Reception 200

For rental rates and more info, call 215-790-5323 or

submit an event inquiry online.

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