Host Your Next Event at Parkway Central!

By Victoria G. RSS Fri, September 23, 2016

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce the launch of our new Space Rental service! The Free Library's grand Beaux-Arts building on the Parkway is the perfect location for your next special event or business meeting. Every day this historic building serves as a wondrous place for ambitious minds to explore, and it is an equally wondrous place to gather or celebrate. Flexible spaces throughout the building offer many options for businesses and organizations, and the spectacular city skyline view provides a stunning backdrop for weddings and special occassions. We can accommodate your needs with unique event spaces, A/V services, and delicious food provided by our exclusive caterer, Brûlée Catering.

Explore our beautiful event spaces, incluidng the historic Main Lobby, indoor Skyline Room and outdoor Terrace, 378-seat Montgomery Auditorium (home of our award-winning Author Event Series!), and commerical-grade kitchen in our Culinary Literacy Center

Fill out an event request form to schedule a visit today. We hope to welcome you to Parkway Central for an event soon!

Parkway Central Library is a city-owned building and an active public space. Its capacity, wall displays, floor space, exterior surfaces, and exhibitions are subject to change. Brûlée Catering and the Free Library will work with hosts to jointly accommodate the host’s event and Library programming. Hosts must adhere to certain rules and regulations, as governed by the City’s ownership of the Parkway Central Library building.

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Good Morning, My name is Cat Smith I am the Sales Representative here at the Holiday Inn Express on 13th & Walnut street. I will be stopping by the library this afternoon. Is there someone on sight that would be able to show me your event space and answer a few questions? Thank You & Happy Friday!
Catrina Smith - Philadelphia
Friday, September 30, 2016

yes, I will be celebrating my 50th with family and friends. Need to know the cost to rent the room.
Pamela Thomas - Philadelphia
Friday, September 30, 2016