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Want to Get Married at the Mann? Now You Can!

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Want to Get Married at the Mann? Now You Can!

Iconic Philadelphia venue opens 22-acre campus to event rentals, featuring five event spaces and unmatched skyline views

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 13, 2019) – When guests visit the Mann Center for the Performing Arts this season, it may not necessarily be for a concert. Starting this year, the Mann, one of the foremost outdoor music centers in the country, is making its campus space available for private event rentals. 

The Mann’s 22-acre campus offers out-of-the-ordinary spaces for distinctive experiences for everything from weddings, private parties and social gatherings to graduations, community events, private pre-concert dinners and cocktail parties as well as corporate events, company outings and galas.

Located in the heart of Fairmount Park, the Mann’s campus boasts lush green lawns, bountiful gardens, historic art and sculptures, a fountain, and a panoramic view of the city’s iconic skyline, making it a unique backdrop for memorable events and gatherings. Six main areas are available:  

The Pavilion + Main Stage 

The Pavilion, featuring covered seating and the venue’s main stage, is recognized for its warm, cedar interior, metal exterior, and striking roofline with a total seating capacity of approximately 13,000 (4,500 seats under the roof and more than 8,500 outside on the Great Lawn). 
Guests can now gather for wedding ceremonies or meetings on the main stage, which has played host to historic performances for decades, from the internationally renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, music legends Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross, pop sensations Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes, comedians Martin Short and Steve Martin and beyond.  

Photo of the Mann's Pavilion + Main Stage

Acclaim Tent

The venue’s newest event space, Acclaim, is a 2,000-square-foot tented space located at the Top of the Hill with sweeping skyline views. The tent can accommodate 100 guests seated or 150 guests for standing, cocktail-style gatherings. Acclaim is versatile and can be customized based on rental needs and layout preference. 

Crescendo Tent

Crescendo, a permanently-tented space that also boasts striking views of the city skyline, is typically used as a pre-concert restaurant for Mann guests and year-round as a catering space for events. Crescendo provides a hosting space for private events that is suited for corporate dinners, award presentations, annual meetings, cocktail parties, weddings and receptions. Crescendo can host 200 guests for seated events or 400 guests for standing receptions.

Crescendo tent for Party in the Park

Skyline Stage + Lawn

The Skyline Stage, a state-of-the-art scaffolding stage situated at the top of the Mann’s hill, provides an additional open-air venue with an expansive view of the city of Philadelphia.
Featuring a ready-made space for food trucks and a bar, the Skyline Stage is a blank slate that can accommodate creative ideas and events with additional tented space on the adjacent main stage lawn, and a football-field-sized green space that accommodates 3,000 to 7,500 guests during sold-out performances at the Mann. 

Yoga at the Skyline Stage

Donor Terrace

Surrounded by gardens and unique sculptures, this twinkle-lit space features a private bar, private restrooms, and the only indoor, climate-controlled location on the campus. 

Built in 2006, the Mann utilizes its Donor Terrace & Garden to entertain major donors and guests in an elegant and private setting. This space is flexible and can be made to accommodate a private dinner for as few as 12 people or a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception for 200 guests. 

Donor terrace party at night

 For more information or to book the Mann Center for the Performing Arts for an event, please visit https://manncenter.org/rentals or contact Maggie Bond, Manager of Private Events and Facility Rentals mbond@manncenter.org or Toby Blumenthal, Vice President of Artistic Planning & Chief Innovation Officer TBlumenthal@manncenter.org. 

About the Mann
As one of the foremost outdoor music centers in the country, the Mann, a leading non-profit organization, has a historical legacy of artistic excellence as a world-class entertainment destination presenting premier artists in association with The Bowery Presents. Each summer season, renowned symphony orchestras, iconic rock stars, and the latest touring artists in indie, rock, hip hop, R&B, and pop take the stage here. The Mann is the summer home of The Philadelphia Orchestra and has presented critically acclaimed performers in every decade since the 1930s. Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the Mann hosts more than 200,000 visitors annually. Signature concert experiences are surrounded by Philadelphia’s stunning skyline and include seats beneath the Mann’s acoustically acclaimed pavilion; picnics, blankets, and music under the stars on its great lawn; and dining in Crescendo, the venue’s spectacular tented restaurant. For more information, visit www.MannCenter.org

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