“The Arts Ballroom is where historical distinction meets contemporary style, under the glow of gorgeous crystal chandeliers.”
Each event includes exclusive use of our 10,000 square foot customizable space!
Capturing the elegance of a bygone era, the Arts Ballroom is a beautiful setting for life’s feature occasions. Our floorplan boasts a magnificent Grand Hall, signature granite staircase, mirrored Sylvania Ballroom, Lounge & Mezzanine overlooking the full venue. Our customizable 10,000 square foot space lends best to events from 100-450 guests. Located in the Avenue of the Arts District, blocks from city hall and the convention center, the Arts Ballroom, is a hidden gem amongst Philadelphia’s most distinguished institutions dedicated to arts, culture, education, and entertainment.
Formal Wedding Seating: 190 guests
Cocktail Formats: 450 guests
Amenities and Features
Featuring mahogany doors, cherry floors, French imported stretch acoustic ceiling, and a stunning granite staircase, the Grand Hall embodies elegance. The Grand Hall can host a wide array of events including weddings, mitzvahs, corporate functions, galas, milestone events, fashion shows and product launches.
Distinguished and stately, the Sylvania Room is adjacent to the Grand Hall. This Ballroom is often used for cocktail receptions for up to 250 guests, prior to plated dinners in the Grand Hall. Adorned in crystal chandeliers and a myriad of mirrors, this room radiates grace and panache.
Stylish yet sophisticated, the Lounge neighbors the Grand Hall. A multi-faceted space, the Lounge offers guests a space to sip champagne, indulge in a decadent dessert station, bid on silent auction items or capture photo booth memories.
MEZZANINE & MUSICIAN’S BALCONY
Warm and inviting, the Mezzanine offers a grand showcase for art, music or fashion performances. Highlights of the Mezzanine include two exclusive suites with private adjoining restroom and Juliet balconies overlooking the Ballroom – perfect for bridal parties or “behind the scenes” needs!
Old Sylvania Hotel
“The Arts Ballroom was developed as an ode to the timeless classic gala. The grandeur of the ballroom entices the mystery of galas held in our very walls during the prohibition era.”
The Hotel Sylvania was built in 1923 as one of the first high rise French inspired hotels in Philadelphia. In May 2008 Indian Creek Investments, LLC purchased the space that was the former Ballroom & Theater of the Hotel Sylvania (presently, Arts Condominium). Spector Design Company, the world renowned New York architectural firm, was hired to create plans for a uniquely beautiful special events venue. The plans involved substantial changes in both floor plans and overall design concept. The project was completed in March 2011. In 2015 JoyArt, LLC was selected to oversee operations of the Arts Ballroom with a vision to keep the grandeur of times past alive & thriving.