A city with rich history and beauty, Philadelphia is one of the best places to get married in the United States. There are some fantastic locations in Philly that also allow people to get hitched. City Hall? Yep, most cities allow this. But have you ever considered getting married in the same building as America’s first department store? How about the oldest botanical garden in the USA? We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorite unique and historical places to get married in Philly.
Ballroom at the Ben | Ben Franklin House
834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 | Tel. 215-627-5100
Exquisite chandeliers, European ambiance, and turn-of-the-century elegance, make the newly renovated Ballroom at the Ben a truly perfect setting for life’s most important events. You and your guests will be directed to the mezzanine level, which overlooks the palatial Ballroom for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. During your event, you will experience this classic refurbished ballroom just as Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence did when they danced their way to an Academy Award in “The Silver Linings Playbook.” With culinary masterpieces to entice any palate, Finley Catering and the Ballroom at the Ben are simply the best!
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5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19143 | Tel. 215-729-5281
Located on 45 acres, this national historical landmark is located right on the bank of the Schuylkill River. The rich history that predates the founding of our country will spark interest in guests to dive into the old world Philadelphia and the importance of John Bartram’s advancements in the field of botany. The stunning location offers a beautiful garden feel within city limits. The historic garden offers intimate settings that can be customized to fit the ceremony, cocktails or games.
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Crystal Tea Room | The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA 19107 | Tel. 215-627-5100
The Crystal Tea Room is situated in the heart of Philadelphia steps away from City Hall. Upon arrival, guests will directed to the atrium to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The glassed soaring atrium is an indoor conservatory featuring a fountain and greenery providing a year round “outdoor atmosphere” with no threat of weather. Then, guests proceed into the heart of the Crystal Tea Room featuring carved columns and opulent crystal chandeliers making this ballroom timeless. Finley Catering’s executive chef and catering team has reached the acme of culinary brilliance, redefining the standard of cuisine. The grandeur of The Crystal Tea Room is sure to take your breath away, while creating an unforgettable wedding venue for your once-in-a-lifetime event. The most elegant of settings, matched by impeccable personal service and attention, combined with over 40 years of catering expertise creates a truly unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
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The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | Tel. 215-448-1200
One of the most captivating, unique and historical places to get married in Philly, The Franklin Institute is a choice location to tie the knot. The happy couple can exchange vows on the rooftop deck overlooking the Ben Franklin Parkway then enjoy signature cocktails in one of the exhibits within the museum like Wisdom Hall and Your Brain.
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Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | Tel. 215-923-6000
When you walk into the historic building, you will be in awe by the detailed architecture and high ceilings. The Skyline Room on the 4th floor is a modern addition to the charming historic building with an adjacent outdoor terrace. It can hold cocktail receptions for 150 people, theater-style seating for 240, and seated dinners for 185. It’s hidden gem, the outside terrace, offers a unique point of view in the city overlooking Shakespeare Park and, beyond it, Logan Circle and the city skyline. With 6 different spaces to host your event, Free Library makes for a stunning venue for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and more.
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401 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | Tel. 215-923-2500
Create your own storybook wedding aboard a Philadelphia landmark. The Moshulu’s private rooms take full advantage of the unparalleled views of Philadelphia’s waterfront and skyline, including the newly remodeled State Room. The multi-level decks offer a glorious open air experience, as well as tented space, which is heated for year-round use. The finest cuisine is paired with their skilled professionals, resulting in a memorable wedding for you and your guests.
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Mütter Museum | The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | Tel. 215.399.2245
This beautiful New Beaux-Arts style building, constructed in 1908 and designed by Cope and Stewardson, has the unique distinction of being home to the oldest medical society in the country (founded in 1787) and the renowned Mütter Museum. As guests walk inside, they are surrounded by grandeur and elegance, and greeted by Aesculapius – the Greek god of medicine. The magnificent columned Marble Rotunda, with its view of a classic grand staircase, sets the stage for any occasion. With its historic ambience and stately architecture, it’s no wonder that the College – located in Philadelphia’s charming Rittenhouse-Fitler Historic District – has been the chosen setting for a diverse range of memorable events.
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One North Broad | The Philadelphia Masonic Temple
One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 | Tel. 215-988-1936
Exchange vows amidst beautiful stained glass, sip cocktails inside large marble foyers and dance the night away in a spacious Grand Ballroom. The spirit, history and luxury of Philadelphia comes alive inside the breathtaking Masonic Temple. Host an intimate wedding ceremony, a grand reception and everything in between within this historic fine events venue.
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Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131 | Tel. 215-578-5179
Nestled within the picturesque Fairmount Park, lies the architecturally magnificent Memorial Hall, the oldest of Brulee Catering’s landmark locations. This national treasure from Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition is now home to a children’s museum during the day: Please Touch Museum. It serves as one of the region’s most spectacular event spaces, accommodating a sit-down dinner for up to 1,000 guests and receptions as large as 3,000 guests. From elaborate weddings and bar & bat mitzvahs to unique corporate galas and philanthropic productions, Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall is sure to impress.
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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | Tel. 215-898-4000
Designed in the 1890s, this beautiful historic building located on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus is one of Philadelphia’s premier unique venues. The Penn Museum is a 300,000 square-foot gem with exterior details including glass mosaics by the Tiffany Glass Company, sculptures by Alexander Stirling Calder, and marble medallions by John Ross of New York City. The Museum houses one-of-a-kind artifacts acquired from over 300 archaeological and anthropological expeditions, and they invite you and your guests to discover the world in just one night. Stunning event space and priceless collections make the Penn Museum an unparalleled event experience!
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