Independence Seaport Museum
Consider the Independence Seaport Museum as the ultimate venue for your once in a lifetime occasion. The combination of spectacular waterfront views and unique facilities including the Cruiser Olympia at Independence Seaport Museum ensure that your event is a genuinely unforgettable experience.
Weddings, receptions, fundraising events, tradeshows, performances, bar or bat mitzvahs, graduation parties, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, retirements – no matter what the event is, our one-of-a-kind spaces and breathtaking waterfront views provide unique and creative options to fit any occasion.
BALLROOM & BALLROOM TERRACES
Our ballroom is located on the top floor of the Museum, with views of both the Delaware River and the Philadelphia Center City skyline. Our adjoining outdoor Ballroom terraces can be used to meet additional needs, such as pre- or post-cocktail reception, dessert and coffee bar or a customized cigar bar.
Reception: 600 | Seated: 400 if tented (100 guests minimum for the ballroom)
FIRST FLOOR GALLERIES
This area is well known for its three-story replica of the Ben Franklin Bridge just inside the Museum’s entrance. This space is ideal for a pre-function reception or an intimate dinner, and allows a dramatic prelude to the maritime exhibits in the Museum’s main galleries.
Reception: 300 | Seated: 75
SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES
The Second Floor Galleries are located right outside the Concert Hall. This open and airy space is perfect for use before or after performances as reception space, silent auction areas, and/or meeting breaks.
Reception: 150 | Seated: 50
We have even more space available to help you create the perfect event. Any of the following ancillary spaces can be used in combination to the main spaces.
Just steps away from the Balcony Terrace, the Rotunda offers a one-of-a-kind scenic outdoor overlook of the river. It is also the perfect location for a wedding ceremony or cocktail reception with 180 degree water views.
Interested in hosting a cocktail reception before or after a boat launch or regatta? The Boat Shop is a rustic space and an actual working boat building and maintenance shop which opens right onto Penn’s Landing. This space has direct access to the Museum’s floating dock.
Reception: 125 | Seated: 50
Planning a large-scale event? Want some privacy? Or just can’t decide between all of our spaces? Rent the entire facility. This option includes access to all of the Museum galleries, Ballroom, Balcony Terrace and all other outdoor terraces.