15 Incredible Philadelphia Wedding Venues

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Endlessly searching through Philadelphia wedding venues that can fill the tall order of hosting your best day ever? We took an in-depth look at 15 of the most incredible wedding venues that Philadelphia has to offer and rounded them all up in this post. From historic mansions to industrial spaces, and downtown venues with a view. Keep scrolling to read more!

1) Ballroom at the Ben

Looking for Philadelphia wedding venues that scream a bit more European ambiance versus old-world society? Ballroom at the Ben is turn-of-the-century elegance in a fully renovated ballroom with mezzanine level seating. Yes, really!! Ballroom at the Ben is a very white linen table covers with a dance-all-night kind of vibe. Don’t be fooled by the name, this is not your run-of-the-mill ballroom. It’s practically palatial in size! Ballroom at the Ben has the ability to accommodate weddings with a minimum of 150 guests. Or, weddings with a maximum of 385 guests. Finley Catering is the exclusive caterer for this fab venue and they serve up deliciously sumptuous plated dinners. But what we love most about Finely is their commitment to sustainability! To take a peek inside this “not your mama’s” ballroom, you can find more information right here.

2) Down Town Club by Cescaphe

Is crips all white everything your vibe? How about a gorgeous ceremony, enticing cocktails, and a swinging reception in a space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Independence Hall, Old City, and the Delaware River? Your wedding at this Georgian revival-style venue will serve up one heck of an experience for you and your guests. Down Town Club by Cescaphe is a mix of old-world Philadelphia with muted luxe and modern vibes. We have to admit, we are totally here for it! The Down Town Club is able to accommodate your ceremony, cocktail hour, and your reception. It’s an all-in-one-stop shop as far as Philadelphia wedding venues. To find out more about making this marble floor, all-white wedding venue the place where you transform it into your once-in-a-lifetime moment, you can reach out to Cescaphe Weddings, here.

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3) Water Works

Want a peek at wedding venues with true Philadelphia history? Like one that Charles Dickens himself praised as having a “pleasant design”? We couldn’t make this up if we tried! Perched above Boathouse Row and stretched across the Schuylkill River, lies Water Works. A picturesque wedding venue that is contemporary, lavish, historic, and utterly gorgeous.

Picture columned walkways, a lavish interior, and a vintage gazebo, all in one truly unforgettable wedding venue. Weddings at Water Works are exclusively catered by Cescpahe. And their dining experience is all about a culinary journey that “sets the stage and raises the curtain”. Cescaphe offers options for every course, including seasonal selections. But where they truly shine is in their ability to creatively design a custom menu based on your needs. One that delights your guests in every sense of the word! For a look at this iconic Philadelphia wedding venue, or to scroll through the mouth-watering menu, you can find Water Works online, here. PS: Check out the raw bar enhancements!

4) The Ashford Estate

Rehearsal, ceremony, reception, and afterparty all in one place? Heck yes! The Ashford Estate is a true gem of a wedding venue. Located in Allentown NJ, it’s a historic estate nestled on hundreds of acres of preserved farmland. It has that whole country estate vibe down! You’ll get to experience it when you cross their antique steel bride and enter their lion-guarded gates.

The property is lush and ideal for an al fresco spring or summer wedding. The grounds include stone fountains, ruins, and a fairytale-like garden. Perfect for saying I do to the love of your life! All in all, The Ashford Estate is able to accommodate weddings of up to 275 guests with plenty of options for spaces. From getting ready suites, to the barn chapel, the garden, the veranda, the ballroom, AND overnight accommodations; Ashford Estate is a fab (just outside of) Philadelphia wedding venue! To imagine yourself pulling up the stone-crushed driveway of The Ashford Estate, you can find more wedding planning information, here.

5) Drumore Estate

Looking for more of a secret garden moment for your Philadelphia wedding? Drumore Estate in Lancaster County is every bit the historic garden estate. You’ll find over 70 acres of lush greenery accented by all kinds of blooms, fountains, and the historic Georgian mansion in the backdrop! Drumore Estate offers a variety of locations on its grounds to host your exclusive wedding. Their indoor/outdoor options include the Orangery, climate-controlled Carriage House, and the open-air Grand Tent, just to name a few! Drumore Estate is an ideal wedding venue if you have guests coming in from NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, or D.C. because it provides easy access from each destination. Weddings at Drumore Estate are able to accommodate anywhere from 80 up to 400 guests! All catering is done in-house and you can request a menu by contacting Drumore Estate directly, at this link.

6) Philadelphia Museum of Art

Can you imagine anything more exciting than getting married against a backdrop of inspiring artwork? The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts weddings and private events at elegant spaces in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Perelman Building, or the Rodin Museum. Within those spaces, they also offer the Great Stair Hall balcony and the atrium of the Art Deco building. Additionally, you’ll also find a gorgeous sculpture garden filled with Rodin’s classic bronzes, ideal for capturing wedding day portraiture. A wedding at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is considered to be a dazzling celebration of love, inspired by style. Catering for weddings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is exclusively by the Constellation Culinary Group. They work closely with their couples to design a custom menu to complement their unique personalities. To download the museum’s brochure to help you plan your wedding, you can find it online here.

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7) Fairmount Park Horticulture Center

Need a lush tropical vibe from your Philadelphia wedding? Above all, Fairmount Park Horticulture Center has it, with an added dash of its own unique history. Built in 1979, the Horticulture Center resides on the site of the former Horticultural Hall, an 1876 Centennial Exposition building. Today, its display gardens, outdoor gathering spaces, and reflecting pool are a must-see site for tourists and locals alike.

As a wedding venue, it’s an immersive experience that allows you to choose from a selection of spaces on its grounds. Spaces like the historic arboretum, the open greenhouse, and the exhibition hall. The total capacity for a wedding with a seated dinner at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center is up to 250 guests. Reception space allows for 500 guests, and if have more than 500, you can opt for their outdoor tenting which can accommodate up to 1200 guests! For more info on planning a lush tropical wedding right in the heart of Philadelphia, you can find detailed information at this link.

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8) City Winery Philadelphia

If you and your spouse are big-time wine enthusiasts, you’ll love this option. City Winery Philadelphia is a full-service event venue and winery! They host ceremonies and wedding receptions in their unique space, equipped with a stage, you know, in case you decide to hire dueling pianos as part of your entertainment for the evening. Which we highly suggest because the venue is the perfect vibe for that good of a time!

All weddings at City Winery include in-house catering and a full selection of their in-house wine. Additionally, they love working with couples to create customized floor plans so they can get the most out of their wedding day experience for them and their guests. Fun add-ons at City Winery include custom-labeled wine and the ability to host your rehearsal dinner, farewell brunch, shower, or a fun “vino before vows” party! For more info on capacity & cost, you can download their wedding planning PDF, right here.

9) The Curtis Atrium by Constellation

Towering skylights and art deco architecture frame the historic Curtis Atrium. The over 100-year-old building harkens back to a time when elegance was commonplace and dining was a luxurious affair. This dazzling Philadelphia wedding venue hosts timeless weddings with getting-ready suites, ceremony sites, cocktail hour, and reception space. The space is positively overcome with grandeur and needs little to no decor. Outside of some crisp linens and colorful service wear, the space is ready to go! Trust us, your guest’s jaws will be on the floor the moment they walk into this monumental ballroom! Weddings at The Curtis Atrium are exclusively catered by Constellation Culinary. You can check out the sample floor plans available at the Curtis Atrium (stage space included!), right here, but, all in all, this venue is able to accommodate a seated guest count of up to 280 attendants.

10) Union Trust by Finley Catering

Located in Center City, with a view that overlooks the Historic District of Philadelphia, Union Trust is a fab gem among this list of Philadelphia wedding venues. It’s a space that combines history with modern-day style. The building, originally built in 1888 was the embodiment of Philadelphia society and once served as The Union Trust Company Bank. The facility has been completely renovated turning it into a chic wedding venue. Their 65-foot illuminated engraved ceilings and wrap-around mezzanine will set the tone for your best day ever. It’s old and regal, but it has such a flair for modern style that it’s a true collision of “the best of both worlds”! For a seated wedding reception at Union Trust, the venue is able to accommodate up to 180 guests. For more on how to make this architectural marvel your chosen wedding venue, you can find them online, here.

11) Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

If there’s anything we learned when researching Philadelphia wedding venues, it’s that a ballroom in Philly is not your average ballroom. The same can be said for the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve! Originally constructed in 1932, the ballroom is located in Newtown Square in Delaware County. The venue’s style is Greek revival. In fact, upon arrival, your guests will be greeted by towering columns.

Ellis Preserve provides space both indoors and outdoors for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and dinner and dancing. This idyllic space hosts weddings with a minimum guest count of 100 guests, and a maximum guest count of 300 guests. If what you’re after is a fabulous cocktail-style event, then The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is able to accommodate up to 400 guests. Dinner, hors d’oeuvres, and libations are exclusively crafted by Finely Catering. Creating a top-notch experience in a grandiose space! You can find more information about planning your wedding at the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve, right here.

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12) Lilah

Among all the historic venues that reside in Philadelphia, we also had to include a space that was a bit more funky & industrial. Lilah’s concept is derived from the night-bloom jasmine flower, and we have to say, we love it! Lilah hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions, and they allow for furbaby ring bearers & flower sprinklers! Weddings at Lilah are able to accommodate a minimum of 100 guests or a maximum of 300 guests.

A maximum of 250 guests can be accommodated for a seated dinner & dancing. Additionally, Lilah’s provides their couples with tables & chairs, so you don’t have to worry about rentals! Lilah provides in-house catering and a list of preferred vendors who have worked in their space over the years, however, you are free to choose the vendors you feel best represent your vision. To take an in person tour of Llilah and see every crevice of their cement floor – black beam gorgeousness, you can contact them directly, via this link.

13) Glen Foerd Mansion

The Glen Foerd Mansion was built for one of Philadelphia’s first families. It formerly served as their country estate on the banks of the Delaware River. At the time of its construction, it was a grand estate used to escape the heat of the city in the summer months. Today, the Glen Foerd Mansion is a wedding venue that hosts undoubtedly fabulous unions, with an unforgettable view.

The historic mansion is located just 20 minutes from downtown Philadelphia and provides easy access for you and your guests. Glen Foerd Mansion is able to accommodate wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions. Their riverside pavilion is able to accommodate up to 300 guests and is a fully customizable space that allows your wedding day creativity to run wild. Weddings at the Glen Foerd Mansion are exclusively catered by Jamie Hollander Catering & Events. For more on planning your wedding at this historic country home, you can find their contact form online, here.

14) The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

The birthplace of American medicine is also an event venue! Did you have any idea? But don’t be fooled by the moniker “College”. The space is more like a 1930s supper club with historic paintings adorning the wood-carved walls. The building was originally constructed in 1908 and the architecture is a gorgeous New Beaux-Arts style.

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has multiple event locations on its grounds including indoor and outdoor spaces. In total, there are 7 space options to choose from on the first floor. With 2 space options on the second floor. For a complete list, including a map, you can find it at this link. But, if you’re asking us, be sure to make a stop at the marble rotunda for a set of post-nuptial photos as newlyweds! For more info on planning your wedding in this opulent & diverse space, you can find The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, right here.

15) Location 215

Last on our list of 15 of the most incredible Philadelphia wedding venues, is Location 215. This particular venue is a brand-new space, with all-white walls, and cement flooring. It’s a blank space venue. Meaning it can easily be transformed into a whimsical wonderland with a little creativity & design!

Because of its unique blank space, accommodation for guest count will entirely lay upon how you decide to arrange seating. Included in your wedding venue package will be the use of their white marble bar, hand-strung market lights, event tables, a getting-ready suite, and a full AV system with Wi-Fi. Additionally, Location 215 provides ample parking space. This fab venue is located in the Spring Arts District of Philadelphia and provides easy access to every part of the city. It’s an amazing location if you have guests coming in from out of town. Or, conversely, a full weekend of pre and post-wedding events happening in the city. Location 215 has availability for weekday or weekend weddings and includes fabulous add-ons such as a vintage photo booth service! For more information on this ultra-modern wedding venue, you can find them online here.

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