Rental Spaces

Host an unforgettable event at Independence Seaport Museum! Join our membership program and receive a discount on your next event. 

Use our special event request form to begin your booking process today! 


Dena Rose, CMEP, CMP, CMM

Director of Hospitality

215-413-8613 or


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



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 premiere location for weddings, fundraisers, galas or corporate events. 
Capacity: 700 Reception / 400 Seated 
Outdoor spaces may be tented at additional cost.