Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
Capacity: 800 people
About Barnes Foundation
A breathtaking combination of legendary art and modern architecture makes the Barnes Foundation the perfect setting for your fêtes and functions. In the heart of Philadelphia’s Parkway Museums District, the Barnes is renowned for its collection of post-impressionist and early modern art. The sleek, sophisticated limestone edifice boasts great open spaces, cozy nooks, and lush gardens in a sequence of outdoor and indoor spaces that will transport you in to the extraordinary and unexpected. Our convenient and fully accessible downtown campus provides a dramatic backdrop for receptions, a professional platform for corporate events, or a garden party setting. Whether you’re a professional meeting planner on a tight schedule or a first-time organizer overwhelmed by choices, the Barnes events staff and catering team are here to guide, assist, and flawlessly execute your arrangements. Please note: The Barnes Foundation does not permit religious ceremonies, events for children under the age of 18, or fundraising events.
Package Pricing
Court And Terrace Package starting at $10000
Attendees: 10-800 | $10,000 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Lower Level Suite starting at $4000
Attendees: 10-125 | $4,000 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
The Garden Restaurant Package starting at $1750
Attendees: 10-80 | $1,750 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Event Spaces
Annenberg Court and Terrace
Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium
Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium
Garden Pavillion
Garden Restaurant
Lower Lobby Suites
Perfect Anniversary celebration venue - An Eventective User from Longwood, Florida

We had our 50th anniversary dinner at the Barnes--coordinator was great as was the catering person. Dinner was lovely and enjoyed by all. Our guests were allowed to view the artwork in the museum before the dinner which was appreciated by all attending. Both coordinators (catering and venue) were most helpful.

Venue Types
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Valet Parking
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 800