Birthplace of American Medicine
The eight individually unique spaces our building offers can satisfy any of your event needs. Our rental options offer optimal customization by allowing you to select a combination of spaces that best suit your event. Many of our spaces are interconnected, permitting events to flow through multiple rooms with ease.
To celebrate the College’s heritage, each space is named in honor of one of the College’s significant leaders.
As you enter our historic building, you are greeted by the stunning Marble Rotunda. The all-white octagonal interior, framed by majestic columns, provides a sophisticated space ideal for receptions and pre-event gatherings. Accenting the rotunda is the grand staircase, which leads to the great halls of the second floor, and is perfect for photography opportunities.
Thomson Hall is an especially fitting setting for conferences and presentations, as well as a great place to host dinner parties.
The mahogany-paneled walls, period furnishings, portraits and fireplace provide a comforting ambience for small dinners and socializing. This intimate setting is a beautiful contrast to the Rotunda, to which it adjoins.
Gross Library houses what was the private collection of Dr. Samuel L. Gross, and provides an elegant area for private meetings, luncheons, or dinners. The room centers around a mahogany conference table with olive tone leather chairs. Wrap-around custom leaded bookcases, a period chandelier, and fireplace complete this dignified setting.
The Mütter Museum, world renowned for its awe-inspiring collection of anatomical specimens, medical instruments, photographs, and drawings, is housed within the building, and can be a unique complement to your event. Although the Museum cannot be rented, admission and tours for your guests can be arranged.
This private oasis features four formal beds, or parterres, consisting of medicinal herbs and plants, many of which were used in Dr. Benjamin Rush’s time and are still in use today. Guests may stroll the slate and pebble walkways or sit on garden benches in this tranquil setting. Weddings and receptions are sure to be stunning, as the garden’s blooming cycles carry from spring until fall.
From prestigious lectures to exquisite weddings, exceptional occasions take place in this distinguished, richly paneled, and portrait-lined second floor hall. The grandest of the spaces, Mitchell Hall features a thirty foot rococo ceiling, large leaded glass windows, and a period dais. Adjoined to the Ashhurst Room, together they can accommodate large, multi-staged events with ease of flow between spaces.
One of the building’s two grand halls, Ashhurst is a magnificent space detailed with a floor to ceiling mahogany carved mantle piece and grand clock. The thirty foot walls are lined with stunning inset book shelves and feature the College’s historic card catalogs. During the day, the ceiling-high windows allow light to flood the room creating a fresh and open space. Ashhurst works well in conjunction with Mitchell Hall for hosting larger occasions.