SITES BY SHELLY
Welcome to my venue review blog, “Sites By Shelly.” As a DJ, event coordinator, and professional entertainer, I travel nationwide for events. Imagine if you could take a tour of all the unique venues across the US and find the perfect place for your wedding, corporate meeting, or private party. Guess what? You don’t have to just imagine. You can! Make your “Site Visit” to some of my favorite places to perform. You’ll be able to travel along with me here on my “Sites By Shelly” Venue Review Blog.
Let’s take a look at EVENTS at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts…
What I love about Pafa…
- It’s history! It’s America’s first art museum and first art school.
- Four options for rental space; The exquisite Historic Landmark building, the modern Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, outside in Lenfest Plaza, or the new rooftop gallery with access to the outside terrace overlooking the Philadelphia city skyline.
- Your rental fee dollars help fulfill PAFA’s mission of educating tomorrow’s artists.
Location: PAFA is just steps from Philadelphia’s premier hotels, Convention Center, City Hall, and parking options. Address: 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Look & Feel:
Historical Landmark Building – Superb architecture, classic
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building – Sophisticated, urban, loft
Lenfest Plaza – Scenic city picnic
Rooftop Gallery & Outside Terrace – Intimate, relaxing, inspiring views
LGBT Friendly Vendor: Yes!
Space / Capacity: “PAFA’s spaces can adapt to the needs of an event. From 10-person private dinners to 400-person corporate functions to 1,000-person cocktail receptions, our spaces can be used in creative ways to meet your needs.”
Staff: They truly care about your event!
Corporate events are spectacular in PAFA’s galleries. For networking events, galas, fundraising nights, holiday parties, or awards dinners, PAFA has become a favorite Philadelphia choice for sophisticated events.
Treat your guests to an amazing experience in Philadelphia’s first museum and art academy. Fine art and incredible architecture and views create a unique backdrop for your impressive event. The creativity of the artwork and space lend themselves to elegant, fun affairs.
Two exclusive caterers, Constellation Catering Group and 12th Street Catering, create fabulous, customized menus for each event. Learn more…
Join PAFA for your dream wedding. Each PAFA wedding is customized for the couple from first looks to last send-offs.
With outdoor and rooftop spaces to choose from, plus historic architectural and modern chic gallery indoor spaces, couples may combine the many facets of the beautiful PAFA venue to fit their unique vision. The spaces can be a perfect fit for a morning ceremony, or smashing party up to 350 guests!
Whatever your unique style, PAFA is an extraordinary wedding venue to celebrate your love. Our team strives to make planning a wedding fun and easy: Ceremony rehearsals, generous timelines, elevated gold Chiavari chairs and tables, and fantastic staff are included in the cost of your rental. Read more and get your price quote, visit Pafa Weddings…
I certainly can’t wait to go back to one of my favorite venues in Philadelphia – The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts – Pafa!
Would you like more suggestions of great venues in a specific location? Email me today for my list of favorite places in each city.
Thanks for reading!
Michelle Lee (aka DeeJay Shelly “The DJ with Wings”)
Michelle Lee Entertainment & Sounds By Shelly