With a number of multi-purpose spaces on two beautiful campuses, the Barnes Foundation is an ideal place for you to entertain guests. Whether you seek an auditorium with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment or an intimate setting for a garden party, the Special Events staff will work with you to create an event that your guests will never forget.
Our new downtown facility is a dramatic backdrop for formal receptions, dinners, and cocktail parties. It is also well-equipped to handle audio visual needs for large film screenings and symposia, as well as for smaller business and group meetings. Indoor and outdoor venues, spread across 15,000 square feet, are available for your next function. Learn more
Corporate Council members and Circle members at the Patron level and higher enjoy exclusive access to our Merion campus for their entertaining needs. Host a breakfast or seated dinner in Dr. Barnes’s former home, or invite your guests for afternoon tea in the Rose Garden. The intimate setting of the Merion gardens makes for a truly memorable event. Learn more