Jordan Lobby & Bartol Atrium

Vaulted ceiling of the Jordan Lobby at The Franklin Institute.

Soaring ceilings and avante-garde design make for a beautiful event space.

Jordan Lobby adds to the grandeur and history of the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial by serving as your stately entrance. It is the ideal companion area for pre and post events held on the main level of the museum. The lobby’s marble floors and high, hand-painted linen ceiling add a sense of elegance to any function. Jordan Lobby is equally suitable for wedding ceremonies and sit-down dinners. 

Quite simply, the Bartol Atrium is the Institute’s gateway to the world. The open-air ambience and town square setting of the Atrium provides many options as an event location. It is the perfect overflow area for events held in Franklin Hall. Additionally, the Atrium can be used for cocktail receptions, seated dinners, and as an after dinner area for dancing or other activities. With its soaring ceilings and avant-garde design, this space is equally suitable for stand-alone events.


Jordan Lobby
Cocktail/Reception - 130
Seated Dinner - 120
2,516 sq feet   

Bartol Atrium
Cocktail/Reception - 600
Seated Dinner - 300
9,878 sq feet