Celebration, collectiveness, and creativity are just a few of the ingredients found in the recipe of Philly city life. Now that we are living in a post-pandemic era, Philadelphians are hosting more parties and private events. Moreover, content creators and creatives are sourcing more studios for photoshoots and production. The good news is Philadelphia is swarming with options to choose from to host your next event or creative session.
Many people are familiar with Peerspace, a hugely-popular company founded in 2014. Peerspace is the leading marketplace for hourly venue rentals for meetings, productions, and events. Similar to Airbnb, people can list their space for an hourly rental fee.
This year the company announced its 1st inaugural Open Door Awards, highlighting the most remarkable spaces in the event, meeting, and production categories in cities around the world.
Not surprisingly, 30 unique spaces in Philly won awards and we’ve rounded up five of our favorite!
1. Studio Kho, Photo and Content Studio
This open space is bright and airy and perfect for beginner photographers or content creators. 1750 square feet of rustic decor and barnyard vibes, makes it the perfect realm for unleashing your inner creativity. At $50 per hour for a two hour minimum, the space is amazingly affordable. It is located in the Harrowgate section of the city.
2. MAKESHIFT studios
Allow your imagination to run absolutely wild! MAKESHIFT studios is a flexible videography and photography production studio with over 15 backdrops and sets with lighting and props. The stand-alone sets include not only a vintage room, abandoned room, monochromatic blue and red room, but also a checkerboard set, chrome box set, light box, and jail set. Located in upper North Philly, this studio space is ideal for filmmakers and production. At $130 per hour with only a one hour minimum, you can bring your film to life.
3. Pretty In Pink Content Space
This space was designed specifically for you if pink is your favorite color! Located in North Philadelphia, this unique apartment is decorated in predominantly pink decor and accents. The walls are painted pink, there’s pink furniture, pink neon lights and even a pink ball pit! The best way to sum it up is all you can think pink. Due to the demand and popularity of this space, the booking minimum is four hours at a rate of $80 per hour. Think pink!
4. FourNineteen Co. Studio
At 843 square feet, FourNineteen Co. Studio is a boutique studio space with an exposed industrial feel. Located in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, PA, this space is exclusively available for business-related or creative-related events. Host your next workshops or gallery or maybe even a pop-up shop here. The rate is reasonably priced at $48 per hour with a two hour minimum. There is a slight increase in pricing as the guest number increases. Host your next art gallery here and bring your dreams to life!
5. Event Space with Full Production
Located in the Germantown section of Philly, this event space is not only gorgeous but also offers full production to make your next celebration easy to plan. With a maximum capacity of 100 people, this space is ideal for celebrations such as weddings, receptions, repasts, rehearsals, baby showers and more! With audio and video production, people have the option of live streaming their event. Talk about covering all angles! The venue can be rented for five hours minimum at a rate of $175 per hour.
The Complete List
See the entire list of winners here!