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Representative of Georgian Style Architecture, Carpenters’ Hall is the only authentic historical building located within Independence National Park available for your corporate and non-profit events. Owned and operated by The Carpenters’ Company since it was built in 1774, Carpenters’ Hall remains the meeting place of our nation’s history. Within its walls, Carpenters’ Hall was the site for the First Continental Congress; the secret encounters between Ben Franklin and a french spy, Julien Achard De Bonvouloir in 1775, which led to the French American Alliance; the Pennsylvania Provincial Congress in 1776; the Queen of England in 1976; the King and Queen of Sweden in 1994 and the 2000 Republican National Convention, to name a few.

Carpenters’ Hall is perfect for a unique, intimate corporate function. For a dinner, Carpenters’ Hall can accommodate 80 guests, and 120 guests for standing receptions or cocktails. With its beautiful decorative elements including brass chandeliers, ornate marble fireplaces, tile flooring from London, a blown glass fan window, and the original Windsor Chairs from the First Continental Congress on display, Carpenters’ Hall adds an essence of elegance and dignity to any social occasion.

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Permitted Uses Special Event, Video/Film Shoot, Meeting
Disciplines Film
Restrictions On Use Carpenters' Hall is available for corporate and non-profit event rentals as well as some video/film shoots. The Hall is open to the public Tuesday - Sunday, therefore available for evening events. The Hall is available for daytime or evening events on Monday.


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How To Book

To book Carpenters' Hall, please contact Director Christy Thompson at or call 215-925-0167.

Hours Of Operation Carpenters' Hall is open to the public from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday and, therefore, cannot be rented during those hours. It is closed to the public on Tuesdays during the months of January and February. Equipment may be delivered after 10:00 AM; however, access to the first floor of Carpenters' Hall is not permitted until 4:00 PM for event preparation.
Rental Policy The Customer is required to obtain and maintain for customer and anyone who is providing a service for the event, comprehensive general liability insurance including: contractual liability insurance with a minimum combined single limit for personal injury (including death) and property damage of $1,000,000 for any occurrence; statutory limits for worker's compensation coverage; $500,000 liquor liability; and $1,000,000 business automobile liability, all in a form satisfactory to the Company. Caterers are obligated to carry the necessary insurance if not on file, and submit a Certificate of Insurance Company one week prior to the event date. The customer is required to provide Company with certificates of insurance, aforementioned no less than thirty days prior to the event date. All insurance must name The Carpenters' Company as additional insured with primary coverage.
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Booking Requirements Deposit, Proof of liability insurance required
Rental Personnel On site manager
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Space Features Air-conditioned
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi
Flooring Historic Tile
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Accessibility Accessible without stairs
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Miscellaneous Carpenters' Hall is wheelchair accessible, however restroom facilities are located on the second floor, reachable only by stairs. Rental Rate is for a four hour period.

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Special Event $1,900 - - -
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Meeting $1,900 - - -

This space was last updated on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 3:22PM