by Arielle Biran
In the wake of Red October, an undefeated 8-0 record for the Birds, and the Union’s
stellar performance at the MLS Cup, Philadelphia is bustling with a practically tangible spirit for
our home sports teams. There has never been a more appropriate time to select an
athletics-related venue for your special day.
Here are four Philadelphia wedding venues that are perfect for a sports-enthusiast couple:
Photo: Citizens Bank Park
Think outside the batter’s box and celebrate your special day in the home of the Philadelphia Phillies: Citizens Bank Park. From on-field ceremonies to upscale receptions to wedding party photos with the field as a backdrop, Citizens Bank Park offers a unique venue that guests and newlyweds alike will never forget. If seeking a more intimate atmosphere than suggested by its 21 acres, Citizens Bank Park also boasts several smaller event spaces, such as the Diamond Club and Hall of Fame Club. Regardless of where within the park one decides to have their wedding, the celebration is sure to be a home run!
Photo: Lincoln Financial Field/Lindsay Docherty Photography
2. Lincoln Financial Field
Homebase of the Eagles, pride and joy of the city of Brotherly Love, Lincoln Financial Field
boasts over twenty clubs within its 1.7 million square foot expanse. If only looking to
commemorate one part of your marriage in this incredible venue, they also offer one-hour
photography sessions for an engagement shoot and wedding day pictures alike. Additionally,
Lincoln Financial Field provides world-class catering services, extensive audio-visual
installments, and unique Eagles experience perfect for any Birds-loving couple!
Photo: Racquet Club of Philadelphia/Annie Hossfeld Photography
3. Racquet Club of Philadelphia
Shifting away from the stadium theme, but just as sporty nonetheless, is the Racquet Club of
Philadelphia. Built in 1889, this beautiful and historic setting will serve as the perfect backdrop
for your special day. Housing world-class facilities for squash, court tennis, and racquets, the
club also offers the perfect wedding venue with its grand staircase, high ceilings, delicate marble
floors, original artwork, and understated sophistication. Additionally, the club offers thirteen
guest rooms that can be booked by the newlyweds, as well as their family and friends for those
looking to extend their celebration!
4. Beaver Park Stadium
WE ARE married! Though technically not in Philadelphia, this venue is ideal for the heap of
proud Penn Staters in the region. Beaver Park Stadium is the second largest in the nation, and
will allow newlyweds the nostalgic backdrop of the scoreboard or student section. Though
couples can’t get married on the field itself, the stadium offers four event rooms each with
unique guest capacities and amenities. Go Nittany Lions!