Please Touch Museum
Steps away from the Schuylkill River, nestled within the picturesque Fairmount Park, lies the architecturally magnificent Memorial Hall. This national treasure from Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition is now home to Please Touch Museum® and serves as one of the region’s most spectacular event spaces, accommodating a sit-down dinner for up to 1,000 guests and receptions as large as 3,000 guests. From elaborate weddings and bar & bat mitzvahs to unique corporate galas and philanthropic productions, Please Touch Museum® at Memorial Hall is sure to impress.
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With 60 ft ceilings and a majestic dome above, the Beaux Art architecture of Hamilton Hall offers a dramatic space for all types of events. Host your event against the backdrop of a 40 ft replica of the Statue of Liberty Arm and Torch, made out of toys by famed local artist Leo Sewell, while dancing the night away on the beautiful marble floors.
Reception: 650 | Seated: 550 | Seated with Dance Floor: 300
Complementing Hamilton Hall, the South Foyer shares its same majestic architecture. This grand entrance provides ample pre-function space and increased event capacity for larger receptions and seated dinners. South Foyer is also available to accommodate wedding ceremonies.
Reception: 450 | Seated: 250
This dynamic and magical environment certainly moves guests. Board a SEPTA bus in Roadside Attractions, immerse yourself in the star-filled blue sky of Flight Fantasy or wander through the realistic urban environment of City Capers.
The whimsical elements and sounds of nature offered by these exhibits are sure to provide a unique and vibrant backdrop to your event. Explore a 70ft flowing river in River Adventures, then enjoy the jungle-like atmosphere of Rainforest Rhythms before you slide down the rabbit hole into the enchantment of Alice’s Wonderland.
This glass jewel, which features a private entrance, is an architecturally unique setting for any elegant affair. Ride the fully restored and operating 1908 Dentzel Carousel featuring exquisitely hand-carved animals. Take photographs with this iconic carousel in the backdrop to create precious memories.
Reception: 200 | Seated: 150
Take your guests back to 1876 as they rediscover the Centennial Exhibition. Arrive at the bustling train station to explore the impressive model depicting the 284 acres of Fairmount Park that made up the Centennial World’s Fair.
Reception: 300 | Seated: 180
MEETING ROOMS EAST AND WEST
Host business meetings, luncheons and presentations in the museum’s two stately meeting rooms, which feature charming views of Fairmount Park. Available for both daytime and evening events.
Facility rental rates vary by space. All events can be customized and upgraded to suit your preference.
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