10 Best Wedding Venues in Philadelphia for Your Special Day

As the birthplace of The United States and the Hershey Chocolate Company, Philadelphia is a city where important (and delicious) institutions take root. But that’s only one of the reasons why it’d be a good place to kick off your marriage. 

The other reason is that it’s home to some of the most beautiful, elegant wedding venues in the North. Whether you want a venue that exudes rustic charm or a place fitting for a black-tie gala, you’ll find everything and more, here. 

Plus, Wedding Report states that the average Philadelphia wedding costs $24,763. That hovers around the national average, which means many of the venues won’t stretch your budget too much!

Still interested? Great. Here are 10 of the best wedding venues in Philadelphia!

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Vue on 50 – Philadelphia

Vue on 50 is an event space located on the 50th floor of the Three Logan Square Building. Offering 10,000-square-feet of space and 360-degree views of Philadelphia’s awe-inspiring skyline, this beautiful venue boasts both space and luxury. 

There are three distinct spaces available for you to host your wedding: two ballrooms and a third event hall. Each beautiful space offers floor-to-ceiling windows that allow you to admire the beauty of the city as you exchange your vows. 

Stunning views aside, the true allure of this location lies in its versatility. The venue can be dressed up or down, depending on what you foresee for yourself and your spouse.

Price Range: Contact the venue for a quote. 

Capacity: Up to 500 guests. 

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Please Touch Museum – Philadelphia 

The Please Touch Museum might be a children’s museum, but it also doubles as a popular wedding venue in Philadelphia. 

Located in Philadelphia’s Centennial District, this historic venue offers spellbinding indoor spaces that will make your wedding the talk of the town. 

The South Foyer is the perfect site for an upscale, classy ceremony with its towering multi-level columns, high ceilings, and mosaic-tiled floors. 

Meanwhile, Hamilton Hall is a glitzy venue that features celestial projections cast across the space’s domed roof. 

To appease your inner child, the Carousel House is an excellent choice. The main attraction is, of course, a carousel that features elaborately-carved chariots, horses, and other barn yarn friends. It’s the perfect setting for an after-party or a photo op. 

Price Range: $500 – $12,500 dependent upon venue. 

Capacity: 450-650 guests. 

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The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia

If you’ve always wanted your wedding to be the talk of the town, then The Fillmore Philadelphia is a great option for you.

Inspired by The Fillmore San Francisco, which served as a stage for some of the greatest rock bands of all time, Philadelphia’s branch is a music hall that hosts touring music acts and other forms of entertainment. 

The 25,000-square-feet venue offers three spaces for you to host your flashy affair:

Perfect for a small, intimate wedding, The Foundry boasts a club-like feel that’ll set your event apart from the rest.

Ajax Hall is a mid-size venue with a gritty, rustic edge and The Music Hall comes with a stage and seats up to 550, creating the perfect backdrop for a jaw-dropping ceremony and reception. 

Price Range: Contact the venue for a quote. 

Capacity: 100 to 550 guests, depending on the venue.  

Find The Fillmore at The Fillmore Philly or check out Facebook or Instagram

Independence Park Hotel 

Independence Park Hotel is a boutique hotel nestled smack dab in the middle of Philadelphia’s historic district.

In an ideal location, just a short distance from Independence Park and the Liberty Bell, this hotel exudes a charming historic aura while offering modern extravagance.

While the hotel isn’t very large, it offers unbeatable proximity to the heart of Philadelphia and gorgeous views of the surrounding architecture. 

Plus, the hotel can provide lodging for any out-of-town guests. 

Price Range: Contact the venue for a quote. 

Capacity: Up to 50 guests. 

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Crystal Tea Room

As the largest banquet hall in Philadelphia, the Crystal Tea Room is the perfect venue to host a large wedding or reception. The popular event space, located in the Wanamaker Building, exudes a luxurious, sophisticated charm that you’d have to look far and wide to find elsewhere. 

There are two spaces that you can use for your wedding activities. 

The indoor atrium is a great place to have pre-wedding drinks or cocktail hour with its gorgeous glass roof that will make you feel like you’re outside. 

You’ll travel to the main ballroom for your ceremony or reception where you’ll be met with classic architecture that consists of towering columns, crystal chandeliers, draped curtains, and intricately-carved ceilings. 

Best yet, Finley Catering Company operates the Crystal Tea Room, which means your dinner menu will be prepared by 5-star chefs! Your guests are sure to be raving about the exquisite food long after your wedding day!

Price Range:  $125 per guest. 

Capacity: 150-1000 guests. 

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Bartram’s Garden

If you share a love of nature and history, then Bartram’s Garden is a wonderful place to consider for your wedding ceremony and reception. 

Founded in 1728 by botanist John Bartram, Bartram’s Garden is a historic landmark and the oldest operating botanical garden in the U.S!

Rolling hills, gardens, and rivers help make up this 50-acre property and there are several indoor and outdoor options for a romantic ceremony and reception: 

The Eastwick Pavilion, which is located near the main residence, provides gorgeous views of the Schuylkill River. If that doesn’t work for you, you can always migrate to the barn, where you’ll have plenty of room for a ceremony on the lawn or reception inside of the facilities. 

As for photos, well, take your pick. The property is full of meadows, gardens, and surrounding greenery that make for gorgeous backdrops!

Price Range:  $3,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 300 guests.

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Platform 30 at Beat Street Station 

Platform 30 at Beat Street Station is a historic train station that used to serve Mayunka, a bustling neighborhood in Philadelphia. And though it hasn’t operated in that capacity for nearly 100 years, its historic charm lives on as a rustic event center and wedding venue. 

The three-story building offers multiple spaces that couples can utilize for various stages of their wedding activities. Each space has a varying guest capacity (between 160 – 500).

Weddings here benefit from industrial and modern styling. You can lean into its industrial background and curate a bare-bones experience, or you can compensate with decor and transform it into a truly dreamy, romantic hideaway. 

The best part is that the former train station is in the heart of a busy city with plenty to do, so you and your guests can easily find entertainment in the days leading up to (and even after) the wedding. 

Price Range: $3,000 – $5,000 for the venue rental . 

Capacity: 75 guests minimum; 500 guests maximum. 

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Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is an eclectic outdoor art installation that features offbeat exhibits and sculptures made out of everyday items. This unforgettable wedding venue was initially created by Isaiah Zager, who used mosaics originally used to improve and decorate a neglected patch of an alleyway. 

Today, the space is an amalgamation of 50 years of local artists’ contributions. 

While it’s not a classic wedding venue by any means, its peculiar aesthetic is great for those who value an artist’s unique artistic expression. 

It offers indoor and outdoor exhibits that you can use as the site of your wedding and reception. It’s also a particularly engaging place to take one-of-a-kind wedding photos. 

Note: the venue doesn’t offer catering or alcohol in any capacity. You must hire outside vendors for your reception needs.

Price Range: $15,000 and up. 

Capacity: Up to 75 guests. 

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The Liberty View 

Located within Independence Center, The Liberty View is a gorgeous rooftop venue that sits right in the middle of Philadelphia’s historic district. 

Not only does it provide panoramic views of Philadelphia’s bustling downtown district and skyline, but it’s also within walking distance of many of the city’s landmarks and attractions here. 

You can exchange your vows on The Liberty View Terrace underneath the open air as you overlook the city’s gorgeous architecture. While you can use the space for small elopements if you want, it has space to host 150 people. 

It’s also a wonderful spot to take wedding photos or have pre-wedding cocktails and refreshments. 

For the reception, most people head indoors as The Liberty View offers a large banquet hall with walls of windows that provide scenic views of the surrounding splendor. 

If you book this location you have to do very little outside coordinating, as Brulee Catering handles all of your food and drink needs.

Price Range: Contact the venue for a quote. 

Capacity: Up to 150 guests.

Find The Liberty View at The Liberty View or check out Facebook or Instagram

Le Meridien Philadelphia

Le Meridien Philadelphia is a brilliant mix of old and new. Originally built in the early 1900s, the building used to operate as a YMCA. 

Recent renovations transformed it into an event center and elegant wedding venue, but its historic beauty lives in its re-design. Paired with modern 21st-century comforts, the hotel offers the best of both worlds. 

You can utilize several spaces for your big day:

The property’s atrium features high ceilings made of glass. This is a great spot for cocktails or a pre-wedding mixer. 

Meanwhile, the Trumbauer Ballroom is an ornate space that includes a stage. This makes it a great spot to host a reception – especially if you have a live band.

If you have a longer,  multi-day event then the hotel’s lobby is a perfect choice.

As for wedding photos, the Abele Library is an absolute dream. Its built-in fireplaces and Oak bookshelves evoke strong feelings of yesteryear. 

Of course, Le Meridien Philadelphia hotel is also a great option for your out-of-town guests. 

Price Range: $1,200 and up.

Capacity: Up to 175 guests. 

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