Pepper Hall & The Mandell Center

Pepper Hall decorated and set up for a wedding at The Franklin Institute.

Versatile, elegant, and stylish.

Pepper Hall is equal parts history, elegance, and style. The space is suitable for cocktail receptions, formal affairs, and weddings, as well as theater-style corporate meetings and conferences. Pepper Hall features an exquisite hand-stained ceiling, wide plank antique wood floors, built-in mahogany bookshelves, and breathtaking views of the Museum District. 

The Mandell Center is one of The Franklin Institute’s most versatile spaces. It’s a special exhibit gallery that truly moves with your needs. With its ever changing array of special exhibitions, your guests will experience some of Philadelphia’s most dynamic offerings. For your noteworthy receptions or sit-down dinner galas, The Mandell Center is one of the city’s most adaptable rooms.


Pepper Hall
Cocktail/Reception - 400
Seated Dinner - 220
Theater - 350
3,800 sq feet 

The Mandell Center
Cocktail/Reception - 900
Seated Dinner - 650
9,000 sq feet