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 and take your breath away. Here are some of the best Philadelphia wedding venues with a view:
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it seems fitting that The Notary, dating back to 1926, was once an annex to City Hall, offering notary services, of course. Now that civil service carries over to a stamp of luxury throughout 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 just below the bronze William Penn statue that stood watch over center city. As dusk sets, the illuminated clock glows creating a remarkable scene.
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Imagine scenic views of the city, Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River all within the same frame. Right off of Rivers Casino Philadelphia’s 10,000 square foot ballroom, its spacious terrace allows you and your guests to indulge in these open-air views any time of year. Coupled with acclaimed catering by Chicago’s Gibsons Restaurant Group, your wedding at Rivers Casino Philadelphia will make remarkable memories.
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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.
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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. Take in the scenery of Lake Nockamixon as you descend the stairs of its tiered landscape and gardens to the lakeside wedding ceremony space. And don’t be afraid to fall in love with the views—you can stay the entire weekend in one of its 10 luxurious accommodations.
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You don’t need a yacht at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia to appreciate the vast six acres 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. And if that’s not enough, enjoy cocktail hour poolside on the deck or take a dip! The perfect waterfront wedding venue in Delaware County!
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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.
The multi-story glass atrium soars over the picturesque urban scenery, providing unobstructed views. Cira Centre Atrium at JD Domestic is exclusive to Garces Events.
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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 overlooking the pond as swans glide and play (sometimes argue). A brook meanders through the woodsy chic Main Line wedding venue grounds–from the tranquil ceremony space with a custom pergola and romantic swing, past the floor-to-ceiling windows of the clubhouse with its elegant-rustic open floorplan ballroom. Relax with cocktail hour on the year-round veranda with bistro lights reflecting the pond. Peachtree Catering is the exclusive caterer of Pomme.
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Liberty View Ballroom at Independence Visitor Center
Looking for the ultimate Philadelphia backdrop. If you love Philadelphia or love history, there is no better setting to your Philadelphia wedding than Independence Mall. The wraparound terrace allows for views of the historic district and is located directly across Independence Hall and 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.
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Discover unforgettable views of the city and waterfront on The Moshulu any time of year. From multi-level decks, tented space equipped with heating or within its ballroom, not only does The Moshulu provide an open air historic experience but it gives you new perspective of The City of Brotherly Love from the vantage point of the Delaware River.
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The historic Sedgeley Club, is one of the book ends of Boathouse Row, has the city’s only operating lighthouse. From its enclosed porch on the banks of the Schuylkill River, take in the bright city lights as they reflect upon the water or watch as crew teams compete against other rowers along the river on weekends.