Spaces & Photos

Grand Hall Lobby

Historic meets hip in this airy, elegant, and inspiring setting. With over 12,000 square feet of open space set against the iconic backdrop of Independence Mall, the Constitution Center’s Grand Hall Lobby provides a spectacular start to your event.

Capacity

650 reception-style

300 seated
 

Additional Information

Please note that this space is available only in conjunction with the Grand Hall Overlook.

 

Grand Hall Overlook

With its 60-foot ceiling and sweeping windows, the Grand Hall Overlook offers a breathtaking, bird’s-eye view of Philadelphia’s historic landmarks—making it a spectacular location for receptions, dinners, and programs. Rental of this space includes access to the iconic Signers’ Hall*, one of the museum's most popular attractions, featuring 42 life-size bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.

Capacity

  • 650 for seated dinner only
  • 300 for reception and sit-down dinner without dancing
  • 250 for reception and sit-down dinner with dancing
  • 700 for cocktail reception without dancing
  • 600 for cocktail reception with dancing
  • 800 theater-style

 

Rooftop Terrace

Perched above Independence Mall, our spacious Rooftop Terrace provides a majestic view of Philadelphia’s famous historic landmarks. Located just off the museum's Grand Hall Overlook, the Terrace is an ideal setting for both elegant and relaxed outdoor receptions.

Capacity

  • 400 guests reception-style
  • 250 theater-style

Additional Information

Please note that this space is available only in conjunction with the Grand Hall Overlook.

 

Delegates' Cafe

Located on the Constitution Center’s main floor, this versatile, 6,000-square-foot space boasts floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides—providing beautiful natural light and the backdrop of historic Independence Mall.

Capacity

  • 150 for cocktail reception and sit-down dinner
  • 200 for sit-down dinner with no cocktail reception
  • 300 reception-style
  • 100 theater-style with reception
  • 200 theater-style

 

John C. Bogle Chairman’s Room

John C. Bogle Chairman’s Room

Available for day or evening functions, the John C. Bogle Chairman’s Room is an elegant, intimate venue for meetings and social engagements. Located on the Constitution Center’s third floor, the space provides added privacy and comes fully equipped with advanced audio-visual capabilities. The adjacent glass-enclosed, all-weather terrace adds breakout or reception space with a spectacular view of Independence Mall.

Capacity

  • 75 for cocktail reception-style
  • 56 for reception on glass-enclosed terrace and sit-down dinner in main room
  • 56 in main room with 7 square tables of 8 guests without a podium
  • 48 in main room with 6 square tables of 8 with a podium
  • 42 in main room with 7 square tables set crescent-style for 6 without a podium
  • 36 in main room with 6 square tables set crescent-style for 6 with a podium
  • 50 theater-style
  • 35 theater-style on glass-enclosed terrace
  • 32 classroom-style in main room
  • 36 in hollow square shape
  • 30 in U-shape
  • 25 conference/boardroom-style

 

F.M. Kirby Auditorium

Combining modern amenities with the warmth and refinement of a classic lecture hall, the F.M. Kirby Auditorium provides the perfect setting for seminars, panel discussions, debates, and presentations. The facility boasts a wide-screen display, extensive audio/visual capabilities, a permanent stage, and comfortable seating. Rental includes the Kirby Auditorium Lobby and Kirby Green Room.

Capacity

  • 209 in auditorium seating
  • 180 if any setup is required in the back of the room (Up to 4 8-foot vendor tables are permitted. Stage capacity varies based on setup needs; consult the Facility Rentals staff for more information.)

 

Private Dining Room

Private Dining Room

Inside the Delegates’ Cafe, the Private Dining Room offers an enclosed, intimate setting perfect for small meetings, breakout sessions, luncheons, dinners, and other social gatherings. A floor-to-ceiling window welcomes natural light.

Capacity

  • 40 theater-style
  • 40 in rounds of 10
  • 35 classroom-style
  • 40 reception-style

Additional Information

Please note that this room is adjacent to a public area and noise levels during museum hours may be difficult to control.

 

Freedom Classroom

Freedom Classroom

Located on the first floor of the museum adjacent to the Grand Hall Lobby, Freedom Classroom provides an enclosed breakout space or a casual setting for meetings, presentations, and group discussions.

Capacity

  • 50 theater-style
  • 40 classroom-style
  • 40 reception-style

Additional Information

Please note that this room is adjacent to a public area and noise levels during museum hours may be difficult to control.

 

Washington Seminar Room

Washington Seminar Room

Located in our Annenberg Center for Education and Outreach, the national hub for constitutional education, Washington Seminar Room is ideal for small, conference-style meetings with up to 12 participants.

Capacity

  • 12 conference-style