10 Philadelphia Wedding Venues With A View


Are you looking for Philadelphia wedding venues with a view? There’s no better atmosphere than a spot with a captivating view. Whether you’re inspired by the history of Old City, panoramic waterfront views, or neon lights of the city skyline, these Philadelphia wedding venues will enhance your experience. In fact, they may take your breath away. Here are some of the best Philadelphia wedding venues with a view:

The Notary

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it seems fitting that The Notary was once an annex to City Hall, offering notary services, of course. It dates to 1926. Now, that civil service carries over to a stamp of luxury at the boutique hotel with its Classic Revival style.

From the grand windows in Juniper Ballroom, curtains frame a striking view of the iconic City Hall clock tower.  In fact, it’s just below the bronze William Penn statue that stood watch over center city. Finally, as dusk sets, the illuminated clock glows creating a remarkable scene.


Bride, groom and party toasting champagne on terrace with skyline view of benjamin franklin bridge in background at rivers casino philadelphia wedding venue.

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Rivers Casino Philadelphia

Imagine scenic views of the city, Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River all within the same frame. It sounds beautiful. In fact, such a space exists. Right off of Rivers Casino Philadelphia’s 10,000 square foot ballroom, its spacious terrace offers these views. In addition, heaters on the terrace allow you to indulge in these open-air views any time of year.

Furthermore, coupled with acclaimed catering by Chicago’s Gibsons Restaurant Group, your wedding at Rivers Casino Philadelphia will hit the jackpot with remarkable memories.

grand pavilion with neoclassic white pillars illuminated at night reflecting the schuylkill river at water works' philadelphia wedding venue.

Photo by Melissa Kelly Photography

Water Works

Just off the banks on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, Water Works offers sparkling waterfront views and the calming sound of the river flowing over Fairmount Dam. Imagine exchanging vows outside at the Gazebo off the Mill House Deck with iconic city, waterfront and Boathouse Row imagery. Center City skyline views are flanked by grand Neoclassic columns at Water Works’ Grand Pavilion, ideal for a starry night wedding reception in Philadelphia. Prefer inside? The Engine House, its historic ballroom includes elegant crystal chandeliers and hardwood floors for an indoor ceremony or reception. It even has a new tented veranda overlooking the river. WaterWorks is an exclusive Cescaphe wedding venue.


Father and bride walking down steps by hydrangeas and view of lake in background as seated guests look on at bucks county wedding venue.

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The Lake House Inn

If the serenity of a lake is more your style, The Lake House Inn is a waterfront wedding venue in Bucks County offering a destination atmosphere.

What makes it a destination ambiance? First, take in the scenery of Lake Nockamixon as you descend the stairs of its tiered landscape. Next, head to the gardens by the lakeside wedding ceremony space. Finally, don’t be afraid to fall in love with the views because you can stay here  all weekend. The Lake House Inn has 10 luxury guest rooms.

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Corinthian Yacht Club

You don’t need a yacht at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia to appreciate the scenery. Specifically, you will find a vast six acres of  landscape with views along the Delaware River.

Gaze upon the sunset within its tented wedding space as night falls on the river and Commodore Barry Bridge. However, you may want a closeup from the boardwalk. In fact, it may be one of the best waterfront views in Delaware County!


bride and groom holding hands as light shines through a wall of glass windows at Cira Centre's philadelphia wedding venue.

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The Cira Centre Atrium at JD Domestic

Cira Centre is majestic with panoramic views of the Center City skyline with the Schuylkill River in the forefront.

Furthermore, the multi-story glass atrium soars over the urban scenery, providing unobstructed views. Certainly, it offers a beautiful perspective of Philadelphia.

Lastly, Cira Centre Atrium at JD Domestic is exclusive to Garces Events.


Blurred yellow and blue flowers with bride and groom in clear view in the gardens at Pomme, one of the best Philadelphia wedding venues with a view.

Photo by Lora Reehling Photography


They say Pomme is as pretty as a French park. In fact, it’s so pretty it looks surreal–like an enchanting painting. Stroll over the wooden bridge surrounded by mature trees and gardens. It overlooks the pond as swans glide and play. And well, quite frankly, sometimes argue.

On the opposite side of the bridge, a brook meanders through the woodsy chic Main Line wedding venue grounds. The waterway begins at the tranquil ceremony space with a custom pergola and romantic swing, Next, it swerves past the floor-to-ceiling windows of the clubhouse with its elegant-rustic ballroom.

In addition, guests may want to relax by the pond on the year-round veranda as bistro lights reflect the water. Peachtree Catering is the exclusive caterer of Pomme.


bride and groom locking arms under floral decorated chuppah on terrace with independence hall in the background at liberty view, one of the best Philadelphia wedding venues with a view.

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Liberty View Ballroom at Independence Visitor Center

Looking for the ultimate Philadelphia backdrop for your wedding? If you love Philadelphia or love history, there is no better setting than Independence Mall. In fact, the wraparound terrace has views of the historic district because it is located directly across Independence Hall. Furthermore, the venue is in close proximity to the Liberty Bell.

In warmer months, the terrace is accented with live flower walls, a space perfect for wedding ceremonies or cocktail hour. Brûlée Catering is the exclusive caterer at Liberty View Ballroom. Certainly, it’s easy to see why Liberty View Ballroom is one of the best Philadelphia wedding venues with a view.


bride and groom on top deck with mast on moshulu, one of the best Philadelphia wedding venues with a view.

Photo by Martin Reardon Photography


Discover unforgettable views of the city and waterfront on The Moshulu any time of year. Specifically, imagine your perspective from multi-level decks high above the Delaware River. On the horizon, you will find boats, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and a distant New Jersey river bank.

Moshulu is draped with a tented space with climate control. However, it also features a lovely ballroom. Certainly, Moshulu provides an open air experience but also it gives you new perspective of The City of Brotherly Love from aboard a historic Tall Ship.


Aerial view of The Sedgeley Club, on the river, one of the best Philadelphia wedding venues with a view.

Photo by The Sedgeley Club

The Sedgeley Club

The historic Sedgeley Club is one of the book ends of Boathouse Row. The landmark is special because it has the city’s only operating lighthouse.

From its enclosed porch on the banks of the Schuylkill River, take in the bright city lights. In fact, they reflect beautifully on the water. In addition, you may witness crew teams compete against other rowers along the river on weekends.

Finally, it’s easy to see why these are the best Philadelphia wedding venues with a view.