Franklin Square

Event Rentals & Photo Permits

Host Your Special Event in Franklin Square!

Franklin Square is the premier location for children's birthday parties, cocktail events, corporate picnics, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, and more.

As part of Franklin Square's health and safety measures, all Pavilion event rentals include the accompanying lawn and outdoor set up to accommodate social distancing.

The Pavilion in Franklin Square is an all-season, climate-controlled 30x30 foot building, offers a great option for a party any time of year. Located in Franklin Square along 7th Street next to the all-ages playground with views of the Parx Liberty Carousel.

For larger events, Franklin Square offers two lavish lawn areas for events looking for a green park space, The East lawn is located along 6th Street in Franklin Square and features views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and Bolt of Lightning…A Memorial to Benjamin Franklin sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The Great Lawn is located along Race Street in Franklin Square and features views of the historic marble fountain and a glimpse of the city skyline.

To request additional information or check space availability, please complete and submit our Event Inquiry Form



Through October 31 – NEW: Franklin’s View by Cescaphe

Cescaphe has created an exclusive pop up venue on the East Lawn of Franklin Square for private events and weddings. To book a private event, please visit Cescaphe's website here.

For public events taking place in Franklin’s View, visit



Please review our COVID-19 Addendum for Event Rentals

2020 Special Event Rental Pricing and Information

2020 Children’s Birthday Party Pricing and Information

Photo Permits

Franklin Square makes a stunning setting for your next photo or film shoot. Choose from one of our photo permit options to create long-lasting memories in one of Philadelphia's most treasured landmarks.



To apply for your photography or filming permit, please complete and submit your application here

2020 Franklin Square Photo Pricing and Information

Product Sampling and Experiential Marketing Events

Whether you’re planning a mobile pop-up store or taking a non-traditional approach to your client’s campaign, Franklin Square can provide thousands of square footage and the perfect audience to market your product.

For more information or to book your event or photo shoot, please contact our Event Sales Coordinator at or by calling 215.629.5801 x221.

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