St. John Neumann Center | The National Shrine of St. John Neumann

St. John Neumann Center

This image shows the entire 50- by 120-foot room, with stage, podium, and microphones. The event was a catered sit-down dinner and diocesan award ceremony for 384 guests. Caterer, video equipment, videographers, tablecloths, and dishes were all outsourced for the affair.

The St. John Neumann Center is part of the Shrine complex, and a beautiful renovation was completed in fall 2015. The full facility still presents as brand new.

Much attention was devoted to creating a space that is inviting, spacious, and meets the needs of a large variety of events.

We sponsor only religious events and opportunities for large pilgrim groups to gather during their time at the Shrine. No private parties requested by individuals are accepted.

The facility is handicap-accessible.

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Full day: Events from four to seven hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Half day:  Events up to four hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Lunch only: During pilgrimage visit
Night events: Stipend determined on an individual event basis

Space options

Partial view of kitchen. Additional features include a Hobart dishwasher, six prep sinks, two food-prep areas, two sinks for hand washing, an ice machine, a mop sink, and a portable salad bar.

Entire room: 50’ by 120’ [with maroon polyester tablecloths, add $250]
Lecture: Up to 400 guests, $800 full day, $400 half day
Banquet: Up to 384 guests, $1,000 full day, $500 half day, $250 lunch

Partial room

Room B: 50’ by 80’ [with maroon polyester tablecloths, add $160]
Lecture: Up to 300 people, $600 full day, $300 half day
Banquet: Up to 250 people, $600 full day, $300 half day, $150 lunch

Room A: 50’ by 40’ [with maroon polyester tablecloths, add $80]
Lecture: Up to 125 guests, $400 full day, $200 half day
Banquet: Up to 100 guests, $400 full day, $200 half day, $100 lunch
Concert-grade stage with podium, two speakers and two microphones [portable], $250

Catering options for day events

Upon request, we will suggest local food establishments of different levels that deliver to the center.

Free parking at three lots

Two lots accessed from 5th Street, one lot accessed from Girard Avenue. Capacity for all three lots combined is 97 cars, with five additional handicap spaces.

Payment options

Payment should be made one week prior to event by check, credit card, or PayPal. Checks should be made out to The National Shrine of St. John Neumann and mailed to

Deborah Binder
St. John Neumann Shrine
1019 N. 5th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Credit cards: Call us at 215-627-3080 Ext.115 to use Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express

Entrance to SJN Center

Access from Lawrence Street, behind Shrine. Restrooms and coat closet are located off this bright atrium with overhead natural lighting. Entrance doors on right lead into the main dining room, which is set lecture style in this photo.