This is “The Love List” by our female wedding DJ, DeeJay Shelly & The Michelle Lee Entertainment team! Combined we have over 30 years experience in the wedding industry. We want to be the resource for our newly engaged couples! As experts in the industry, we thought we’d share our list of favorite WEDDING VENUES with you. Each Wednesday, we’ll feature one venue we love. If you visit one of our featured venues, please let them know we referred you! Thank you – Michelle Lee (DeeJay Shelly)
This week’s review? PAFA! Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
What we love…
The History! It’s America’s first art museum and first art school!
Your Rental Fee Dollars help fulfill PAFA’s mission of educating tomorrow’s artists.
Look & Feel:
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building – Sophisticated, Urban, Loft
Historical Landmark Building – Stunning Architectural features – It’s WOW!
Location: Center City Philadelphia
LGBT Friendly: Yes!
Outside Ceremony: There is outside space that is open and can be tented. Yet, take a look inside the Historic Landmark Building. I’m pretty sure you’ll want the ceremony inside!
Staff & Service: Very Friendly & Accommodating
Historic Landmark Building – You just walked into the 1800’s and you arrived as royalty!
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building.- Free flowing open space, modern, sophisticated, art gallery
Parking: Ask you event planner for details
Hotels Close By: Numerous premier hotels within walking distance
Corporate Meeting Planners: Perfect for a corporate gala, or a VIP cocktail party
Michelle Lee’s Summary:
So you can’t decide between the modern sophisticated wedding, or wanting the feel of the magical old world? Did you think finding a venue which could offer both was just a dream? Well I am about to pleasantly awaken you to PAFA. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has not one, but two unique buildings available for your big day!
One step inside the Historic Landmark Building and you and your guests won’t want to leave! You’ll feel like the stress of today’s world just disappeared. You’ve arrived at your royal castle. What could there be to worry about? UH OH. I forgot. There is that one daunting task… where to take your wedding photos! With all of the AMAZING photo opps, you may want to book your photographer the extra hour, or two!
In The Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, you and your guests will love exploring the unique art pieces, while sipping on delicious cocktails and dining on one-of-a-kind cuisine tailored to your event. Most of the events are held on the second story loft. What makes this loft so appealing – other than the fine art and legendary cuisine? The ceiling to floor windows overlooking North Broad Street provide your own “city night backdrop”, even including a view of city hall. (You can make arrangements to open the first floor gallery for your guests. Please ask your event planner for details). Catering options include STARR Events & Jimmy Duffy Catering.
For more information, and to rent these unique venue spaces at PAFA, you can contact Donald Blyler, Venue Sales Manager, at 215-972-1609 or email: email@example.com. Please don’t forget to tell him Michelle Lee referred you!
For the photo gallery and rental capacities, you can visit their website: Pafa.org.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s Wedding Venue Wednesday Review! Thanks for reading! – Michelle Lee (aka DeeJay Shelly)
Photos from PAFA’s Spring Open House Event we hosted this past Wednesday!
“Words I use to describe DJ Shelly / Michelle Lee Entertainment; Stunning! Fabulous! Professional! Amazing!.. just to name a few. I was beyond ecstatic with the amount of accolades and positive feedback I received regarding DJ Shelly’s performance at my event. The music she selected fit the event perfectly. She knew how to best read the audience and keep the energy upbeat and professional. If you haven’t already booked DJ Shelly what in the world are you waiting for? Do you want your boss to compliment your successes? Do you want your guests to have an incredible event experience? Then put Michelle Lee Entertainment on your speed dial now!”
– Don Blyler III, Venue Sales Manager at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.