Corporate Events

Event Setup Benjamin Franklin Memorial

Galas, corporate events, holiday parties and fundraising – The Franklin Institute makes an inspiring backdrop for all of your events

Spark the creative imagination of your employees, dazzle your clients, or impress your patrons by having your next corporate event at The Franklin Institute. From the most intimate gathering to the largest extravaganza, we offer the unique indoor and outdoor locations for you to host a truly memorable event.

Whether you want to treat your best client to a one-of-a-kind dining experience and a private guided tour of the newest exhibit or entertain your staff at the annual holiday party, we can help you do it all at Philadelphia’s favorite place for ideas, discovery, imagination, and invention.

Your event will be catered by our world-renowned culinary team and our professional Event Managers will work closely with you to make sure that your event is exquisitely planned and executed. 

The Franklin Institute is an impressive and welcoming venue for all your events and meetings.

Looking for a unique experience for your guests? Check out this video of projection on the Benjamin Franklin statue.

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  • Planetarium and First Floor Galleries 3,959 sq ft  

    • Cocktails in Space Command or Train Factory
    • Dinner in the Planetarium 

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    Cocktail/Reception: 250 Guests
    Seated Dinner: 200 Guests 

    The Benjamin Franklin Memorial and Second Floor Galleries  5,184 sq ft

    • Cocktails in Wisdom Hall or Your Brain 
    • Dinner in The Benjamin Franklin Memorial 

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    • Cocktails in Giant Heart, Electricity, Changing Earth, or Key Hallway 
    • Dinner in The Benjamin Franklin Memorial 

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    Cocktail/Reception: 600 Guests
    Seated Dinner: 400 Guests
    Pepper Hall and Patent Library 3,800 sq ft

    • Cocktails in Patent Library 
    • Dinner in Pepper Hall  

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    Cocktail/Reception: 400 Guests
    Seated Dinner: 220 Guests
  • Dine on sumptuous cuisine by the award-winning FROG Commissary who has been with The Franklin Institute exclusively for over 30 years. Founded in 1973, Frog Commissary Catering has served 15 million guests at over 15,000 events. The Frog culinary team, unrivaled for its creativity and accessibility, at work at the spectacular Franklin Institute, caters events large and small—from dazzling cocktail parties and elegant seated dinners to barbecues.

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