The Center's unique, modern facility is available for your event, whether a meeting, class, marketing event, fundraiser, wedding reception, or something unique. With two exclusive caterers to choose from, you'll be able to find just the right menu for your event. The Center is one of Philadelphia's greenest rental halls, with dimmable fluorescent and low-voltage lighting, sustainably salvaged interiors, and highly efficient environmental control systems.
Capacity up to 450 (est.)
All of the Center's spaces are interconnected and can be rented together to accommodate larger groups or display larger exhibits. When renting the Full Facility, you can raise our glass-paneled garage doors to make one, large, open space, or leave the doors closed for break-out rooms. The Full Facility also includes use of the Exhibition Gallery. For seated receptions, our entire facility can accommodate up to 300 people comfortably. For standing receptions, the facility can accommodate up to 450.
Capacity up to 200
The Center's signature presentation and exhibition hall is a dramatic and flexible space. High ceilings, a built-in projector, and screen make this spacious gallery a perfect fit for symposia, lectures, films, and receptions. It is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology systems and modern furnishings. If hosting a theatre-style presentation with reception in the Main Hall only, capacity is limited to approximately 200.
Capacity up to 60
Our newest space surrounds you with intriguing exhibitions on architecture, urban planning, and design. Perfect for small after-hours receptions or as an overflow room for larger events in our Main Lecture Hall.
*The Center Gallery hosts exhibitions open to the public during regular business hours, except in the case of a Full Facility buyout.
Capacity 16 to 36
This handsome space provides a professional setting for your meetings or classes. A glass-paneled garage-style door looks out over our Main Hall, providing a sense of spaciousness, while the included white board, projector, conference tables, and executive chairs provide function and sleek design. An event larger than 20 people limits you to theatre-style seating.
Capacity 8 to 12
Our AOE/Haworth Conference Room is perfectly suited for small informal meetings or classes. A glass-paneled garage door looks out over our exhibition hall, making our most affordable meeting space feel larger than its 12 person capacity. The room comes standard with flat panel TV (with Chromecast), conference tables, and executive chairs.