Event Space

Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Gayborhood (and just one block from the City’s Avenue of the Arts) our facility boasts classic turn-of-the-century architectural details with modern amenities, like wireless Internet access and AV rentals. We are also convenient to all public transportation, and offer some of the most competitive rental rates in Philadelphia, whether hosting a wedding or commitment ceremony, birthday party, anniversary celebration or private event for guests up to 200 people.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Center’s affordable meeting facilities and event spaces, please contact Avis Albaladejo at avis@waygay.org.


Mark Segal Ballroom - $100/hour

This beautiful and spacious room on the second floor of the building is perfect for large or special events. Room accommodations:

  • Cocktail - 200 people

  • Theater - 150 people

  • Conference - 100 people

  • Dinner - 100 people

  • Yamaha Baby Grand Piano (additional $25 per hour)


Lobby - $100 per hour 

Our lovely lobby is warm, welcoming, and easily accessible to the public. Cocktail setup accommodates 175 people

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Philadelphia Room - $65/hour

This versatile space on the ground floor is great for workshops, lectures, large meetings, and intimate performances. Room accommodations:

  • Cocktail - 50 people

  • Theater - 50 people

  • Conference - 30 people

  • Dinner - 35 people

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Community Room - $40/hour

This space is one our most versatile rooms. Acting as a relaxed meeting room this space can also be transformed into a classroom environment. Room accommodations:

  • Cocktail - 30 people

  • Classroom - 25 people

  • Dinner - 20 people


Living Room - $25/hour

This affordable lounge space is perfect for small or medium sized groups. Room accommodations:

  • Accommodates up to 18 people

  • Can be set up for lounge style or game night

Additional Items:

The following items are available for rent (as available and includes set-up) 

LCD Projector: $50.00
Sound System/PA System: $50.00

Additional Fees:

$35.00 Food and Beverage Rate; this additional charge is a cleaning rate for any event at the Center that includes food and/or beverages 

For any event occurring before or past normal operating hours at the Center, there is an additional $50.00 fee per hour. 
A cleaning and damage deposit of $100.00 is required for all events. Provided the space is clean and nothing has been damaged, this can be refunded to you. Any damage incurred above the $100.00 will be billed to you.
Cleaning Fee (If not adequately cleaned by user): $100.00 per hour

All meeting rooms require a 50% non-refundable deposit when the rental contract is signed. All events and meetings at the Community Center of 50 or more people require an incidental deposit of $100.00 due on the day of your event. Any event serving alcohol requires a refundable cleaning deposit of $500 due the day before the event. The Center also extends a 10% non-profit discount when requested.