Host an unforgettable event at Independence Seaport Museum! For more information, contact Alexis Furlong, Director of Sales and Marketing, at or 215-413-8622.

Walk-throughs are by appointment only. We appreciate at least 48 hours' notice. 

Rental Spaces

First Floor Galleries
The Museum's first floor galleries include two special exhibits representing our commitment to maritime history. The open floor plan is perfect for a cocktail reception or an intimate dinner.  
Availability: Evenings Only 
Capacity: 300 Reception / 100 Seated

Second Floor Galleries
The second floor galleries feature small craft boats native to the Philadelphia region. High ceilings, exposed light and elegant craftsmanship make this gallery an ideal location for a sophisticated gathering. 
Availability: Evenings Only 
Capacity: 150 Reception / 40 Seated

Theater/Concert Hall
Our second floor concert hall was originally built as an orchestral hall with theater seating for 500 plus orchestra pit. Audio visual equipment available through exclusive third party provider. Cost not included in rental fee. 
  Capacity: 500 seated

Cruiser Olympia
The oldest steel warship in the world, USS Olympia offers a stylish and classic atmosphere for an unparalleled waterfront experience.
Availability: Evenings only, Daytime availability is negotiable

  Capacity: 250 Outdoor Reception / 150 Indoor Reception / 50 seated

Ballroom and Terraces
Located on the top floor of the Museum, our ballroom and terraces provide a one-of-a-kind experience. With illuminating views of the historic Delaware River waterfront, the ballroom is a premier location for weddings, fundraisers, galas or corporate events. 
Capacity: 700 Reception / 400 Seated 
Outdoor spaces may be tented at additional cost.  

Museum Buyout
For large-scale events, the entire facility at Independence Seaport Museum can be utilized. With numerous breakout spaces, scenic views and unique galleries, Independence Seaport Museum is able to provide endless possibilities for creative and memorable affairs. 
Availability: Evenings only  
Capacity: 2,000 indoor / 5,000 with outside space 


Pricing and Availability

Rentals are based on a 4-hour time frame. Pricing and availability are dependent on the size and needs of the client. Only Independence Seaport Museum may quote the facility rental fee to the client and hold it to their discretion to offer and discounts or spaces complimentary. 

Rentals in private areas of the Museum must be between the hours of 7 a.m. - midnight. Any event exceeding the designated time, are subject to additional fees. Events within the public spaces of Independence Seaport Museum must be after hours of operation. The Museum is open to the public 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily.

The facility rental fee includes:  

  • Use of designated rental space within the Museum 
  • Available tables and chairs offered in assigned spaces 
  • Clean facility
  • House Manager and maintenance staff



Contact Rhiannon DiJohn at 215-386-8595, ext. 27 or


Brulee Catering

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