2nd February, 2021
Top 10 Wedding Venues in Philadelphia

If you’re planning nuptials in Philadelphia, you’re in luck. The variety and quality of venues available to love birds in Philly is unmatched.

You can find everything from 17th century opulence steeped in history, to revitalized warehouse spaces that couple industry with romance, to new construction with fashionable, modern style — many located just a few doors down from our luxury Philadelphia apartments for rent.

Many spaces are customizable for rehearsal dinners, marriage ceremonies and receptions. In addition, many of these wedding venues in Philadelphia offer wedding planning services, catering, music, flowers, photographers and much more…if you choose to include those provisions.

So as you search for the wedding venue that’s perfect for your big day, come with us as we shine a spotlight on the top 10 wedding venues in Philadelphia.

  1. Crystal Tea Room

Housed within the historic Wanamaker Building, the Crystal Tea Room is not only elegant to a fault, it’s rich with splendor and class.

Right in the center of Philadelphia, near City Hall, this ballroom features butler service, copious natural light, lofty ceilings, a water fountain, lush foliage, carved columns, elaborate crystal chandeliers…and can easily accommodate 300 guests.

  1. The Cira Centre Atrium

If stunning views of the city and unmatched photo opportunities are central to your wedding plans, then you must see this venue in the JG Domestic building.

Up to 250 guests will enjoy this chic and modern space in University City, rich with natural light, bright white finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows…and all of that means magnificent views of the city after the sun sets.

  1. Christ Church Philadelphia

If you’ve got your eye on a traditional church wedding, Christ Church has you covered with a capacity of at least 300. There’s a massive, custom pipe organ, windows installed in the 18th century, chiming church bells, a fabulous chandelier and sumptuous gardens. Everyone, including members of the LGBTQ community, are welcome to marry here.

  1. One North Broad

If regal staircases, a magnificent foyer and grand ballroom suit your taste, then One North Broad St. is sure to surpass all expectations.

This wedding venue features a network of spaces that can be combined or divided to accommodate small or large parties—from 250 to 450 guests.

  1. American Swedish Historical Museum

The oldest Swedish museum in the U.S., this charming space is reminiscent of a manor house in Sweden, but is nestled in the center of FDR park. It possesses enough elegance to imagine the powdered wigs and corsets of yesteryear, but with just enough modern touches to seamlessly bring that sophistication to this century.

The grand staircase, vaulted ceilings, lush outdoor spaces and a number of sweeping arches provide for countless photo opportunities—enough to satisfy even the most finicky of your 360 guests.

  1. Academy of Music Ballroom

In the Kimmel Center, conveniently situated in Rittenhouse Square, is Philadelphia’s most stunning and desirable ballroom—perfect for your formal wedding. If you desire historical elegance with top-notch, modern amenities, this venue is a must-see.

Large, open spaces, picturesque views and ornate backdrops for unmatched photo opportunities will delight up to 200 guests.

  1. Artesano Gallery

A revitalized warehouse space, Artesano Gallery offers a striking glass façade, an ornate staircase, high ceilings, paintings, exposed beams, sculptures…all of which contribute to its current, industrial vibe.

Up to 300 guests will enjoy its 21,000 square feet of space, uniquely situated right under the Manayunk bridge.

  1. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

For a custom wedding, with a choice of three settings, don’t overlook the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. If you crave a glorious entrance bathed in Victorian Gothic elegance, the Historic Landmark Building must be seen. If you’d like an outdoor wedding or reception, be sure to experience Lenfest Plaza. And if a modern, wide-open design with city views is more your taste, then the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building might be perfect.

Artful design is promised in all three venues-within-a-venue, for up to 1,000 guests.

  1. Colonial Dames

Colonial Dames, a historic brick house that’s part of the Rittenhouse neighborhood, is the perfect setting for smaller, more intimate weddings.

Its powder-blue interior and feminine-inspired landscaping offer a whimsical feel, while its manicured garden and colonial architecture will impress even the most selective of your 120 guests.

  1. The Olde Bar / The Blackburn Room

Contemporary charisma meets historic sophistication in this wedding venue situated on the edge of Old City in The Historic Bookbinder’s Building. Bold, modern color complements intricate, antique carvings.

The Blackburn Room is the feature of this venue, and is most often used for wedding events. Bright and elegant lighting and gleaming hardwood floors make The Blackburn Room an inviting space for up to 200 seated guests.

Happy couples may choose to rent The Olde Bar for up to 75 people (36 seated), The Starboard Side for up to 100 people (50 seated), The Vessel Room for 50 guests (40 seated), The President’s Room for 65 people (55 seated), The Blackburn Room for 275 guests (200 seated), combinations of the above, or the entire venue for a total capacity of 325 guests (260 seated).

So Many Wedding Venues in Philadelphia

This top 10 list of wedding venues in Philadelphia offers only a taste of what the City of Brotherly Love has to offer its residents and visitors. Whether you’re planning a shower, dinner party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception, you will find no shortage of wedding venue options in Philly. Your biggest challenge may be choosing from the many alternatives, each of which are unique, rich with desirable features… and utterly fabulous.

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