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Free Library

on the Parkway

Historic Grandeur

Can’t get enough of Philadelphia? Imagine dancing the night away while taking in the breathtaking views of Philadelphia’s skyline during your next event. Located on the scenic Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this magnificent historic building is sure to capture the hearts of guests with its Beaux Arts architecture and sleek modern features.









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Skyline Terrace

Free Library's outdoor rooftop terrace, which can be tented or not, offers a unique panoramic view overlooking Shakespeare Park and beyond it, Logan Circle and the city skyline. *Capacities subject to change based on entertainment style & setup needs.


  • Reception: 250

  • Seated on Upper & Lower Terrace without a dance floor: 240

  • Seated on Upper & Lower Terrace with a dance floor: 200

  • Seated on Lower Level without a dance floor: 200

  • Seated on Lower Level with a dance floor: 180


Skyline Room

The Skyline Room is a stunning newly renovated space. This room on the fourth floor offers a modern addition to the charming historic building with seamless access to the adjacent outdoor terrace.

  • Reception: 150 

  • Theater-style: 200

  • Seated: 160 

  • Seated with dance floor: 130


Main Lobby

Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the detailed architecture and high ceilings of the building's impressive lobby. This space serves as an ideal backdrop for ceremonies with a grand entrance or transforms into a private party for any occasion.

  • Reception: 175 

  • Theater-style: 200

  • Seated: 150

  • Seated with dance floor: 120


Second Floor Landing

The 2nd floor u-shaped landing is utilized for cocktail receptions in conjunction with the rental of the Main Lobby. The landing is available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

  • Reception: 130-180 

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Culinary Literacy Center

A state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, this modern amenity on the fourth floor also features a video screen for enhanced viewing. Consider holding an interactive workshop or team building activity with us here.

  • Seated: 35

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The Montgomery Auditorium

The ground floor of the Library offers an auditorium with raked seating for up to 378 guests.

*On-site A/V to be coordinated with venue.

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Located on the fourth floor, multiple conference rooms with flexible wall configurations provide ample meeting space for conferences and corporate functions requiring a business-inspired setting.

  • Full Capacity: 100

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Room 108

Located on the first floor just past the this room may be rented during the Free Library of Philadelphia's standard operating hours.

  • Reception: 75

  • Theater-style: 80

  • Seated: 60 

Start Planning

To inquire about hosting an event at Free Library on the Parkway, please fill out the form below and a member of Brûlée's catering sales team will get back to you promptly.


Cheers! We look forward to working with you.

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1901 Vine Street · Philadelphia, PA 19106

215.923.6000 ·

1901 Vine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 923-6000

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