Getting married outdoors in a metropolitan area such as Philadelphia is a treat when you’re able to find those special alfresco spots that feel like home.
With wedding costs in Philadelphia averaging $46,000, you shouldn’t have to settle for less when it comes to picking an outdoor wedding venue that meets all of your needs.
So, without further ado, here are 10 of the best outdoor wedding venues in Philadelphia! Museums, lawns, and mansions await…
The Woodlands in West Philadelphia offers you Victorian historic charm for your special wedding day.
Features such as a garden, a Federal-style mansion with a matching carriage house, and a stable give you quaint historic charm with the big city feel.
The outdoor space features a thousand trees that create a cozy, natural canopy; you’ll feel like you’re in your own little world in the heart of urban Philadelphia.
Since the event spaces are unfurnished, you have full creative license to create the wedding ceremony and reception of your vision. Plus, you get the option of choosing your catering vendor.
Price Range: $5,000-$15,000.
Capacity: 60-200 guests.
Add a touch of art and class to your big day by hosting your outdoor wedding at the Rodin Museum on Philadelphia’s scenic Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
The Rodin Museum is well-known for being the holder of one of the largest collections of sculptures by Auguste Rodin outside of Paris. Tucked away in the city, this wonderful venue allows you to have your wedding in an artistic oasis in the heart of Philadelphia.
Both you and your guests will be enthralled by the breathtaking entrance at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Garden where you walk into lovely landscaped grounds and the iconic Rodin’s The Thinker sculpture.
You have the option of using one of the indoor Legacy Event rental rooms, but we think you should host outdoor celebrations in the garden for views of fragrant flowers and a beautiful reflecting pool!
Price Range: Contact the venue for information.
Capacity: 60-125 guests.
The Mann Center
The beauty of Fairmount Park Philadelphia awaits you at The Mann Center. A favorite for summer performing arts festivals and cultural events in Philadelphia, The Mann can now be used for your special day.
Indoor facilities are climate controlled for your comfort and convenience with a private bar and restroom leading out to the Acclaim where beautiful twinkling lights and sculptures grace the grounds.
The Promenade and the Picnic Grove are great outdoor options. Perfect for larger weddings of 300 to 2,500 guests, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful trees with an asphalt courtyard, granite walkways lined with lamp posts, and park tables and benches throughout the impeccably manicured landscape.
When it comes to catering and other amenities, The Mann Center will work directly with you to make sure that your selected space is transformed into the wedding of your dreams.
Price Range: $9,500-$30,000.
Capacity: 50-2,500 guests.
If you are a lover of trees and flowers, the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, could be the perfect venue for your outdoor wedding.
With 92 acres of gardens, fountains, and lovely historic touches, this stunning space will be memorable for both you and your guests.
Wedding packages give you exclusive use of the Widener Visitor Center which is a 100-year-old stone carriage house that stands next to a tented area. The tent is perfect for dining under the stars or dancing the night away.
Additional amenities include three-hour ground golf cart transport, free on-site parking, tables and chairs, a prep room available an hour before your wedding event, as well as on-site professional staff available throughout.
The Morris Arboretum provides catering from its approved list of catering partners.
Price Range: $2,500-$10,000.
Capacity: 175 guests.
Historic Strawberry Mansion
Add a touch of history to your wedding day at the historic Strawberry Mansion in East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.
The inside of Strawberry Mansion is accented with historic details dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries and quaint azaleas line the perimeter of the property.
The rear of the property is used for outdoor ceremonies with a full-length brick terrace as the focal point. This beautiful space is also used for reception overflow.
The historic Strawberry Mansion has its own catering service, Joshua’s Catering and Piccolo Trattoria, ready to assist you in creating the wedding menu of your dreams. The catering service provides both full-service and drop-off catering, wait staff, bartenders, and day-of wedding coordination if needed.
Price Range: $2,000 per event.
Capacity: 250 guests.
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center offers what they call a “360-degree sensory experience” for your wedding day.
You’ll be surrounded by the beauty of lush greenery and a plethora of species of flowers and plants from the arboretum. You can also take a lovely photo opportunity in front of the open greenhouse, or maybe you’ll decide to take a picture in front of the reflecting pool.
The Fairmount Park Horticulture Center offers both indoor and outdoor gathering spaces for your wedding reception as well as the Exhibition Hall decked out with modern decor.
When it comes to catering, you’re in good hands with the catering partner, Constellation Culinary Group, which offers customized seasonal menus featuring high-quality locally-sourced ingredients.
Price Range: $30,000 and up.
Capacity: 250 to 1,200 guests.
Located on Philadelphia’s Main Line in Radnor, Pomme offers an outdoor wedding experience that combines charm with unique elegance.
If you are a nature lover, the tiny details are what matter here with the beautiful tall trees and the small bubbling stream with ethereal swans.
The indoor facility is characteristically unique while still offering space for you to add your special touches to suit your wedding decor. With hardwood floors and wooden globe lights, the vibe is both elegant and vintage.
The large wedding suite features in-house hair and makeup and a large private lounge for your convenience.
Pomme offers all-inclusive wedding packages with the option for personalization. The venue also collaborates with a local catering company, Peachtree Catering & Events, to provide full-service catering and event planning services.
Price Range: $20,000-$50,000.
Capacity: 200 guests.
Get married amongst four-tiered French and Italian gardens at Tyler Gardens just 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
With its beautiful gravel walkways, bronze sculptures, beautifully manicured gardens, and stately stone walls and staircases, Tyler Gardens is the perfect space for your outdoor wedding ceremony.
The Garden Pavilion tent is perfect for your wedding reception, and the cocktail space offers an intimate place for socialization.
Tyler Gardens has all-inclusive wedding packages that include photography, use of a wedding suite, audio-visual set-up, a lounge area complete with furniture and a fire pit, as well as beautiful decor such as mahogany Chiavari chairs, and custom chandeliers.
Price Range: $14,000-$100,000
Capacity: 350 guests.
With the Philadelphia skyline, the banks of the Schuylkill River, and 50 acres of public gardens, Bartram’s Garden is an ideal outdoor wedding venue.
This space is particularly special because of its National Historic Landmark status, and its location on Philadelphia’s riverfront.
The indoor Bartram’s House space is located on a hill overlooking the Schuylkill River and offers amazing backdrops for your wedding photos. Once your ceremony is over, take the wedding reception to the covered porch area for views of the beautiful Philadelphia skyline.
Amenities include full-service catering and custom menus by catering partner Jamie Hollander.
Additional amenities offered via the wedding packages include function set up and break down, valet services, and an on-site professional event coordinator.
Price Range: $20,000-$60,000.
Capacity: 300 guests.
Bok Bar in Center City is for those seeking an exclusive outdoor wedding experience.
Only available 10 weeks out of the year, this venue features gorgeous, vintage brick accents and offers breathtaking views of Center City on The North Terrace.
Bok Bar sets itself above the rest with its all-inclusive packages that help you make this venue in Philadelphia into your ideal wedding space.
To ensure that you receive exceptional service, Bok Bar does require a wedding planner from their approved planner list.
Price Range: $5,000-$20,000.
Capacity: 300 guests.