5 Facts About Moshulu, a Philadelphia Waterfront Wedding Venue


Photo: Martin Reardon Photography
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The Deck’s open air atmosphere makes you feel like a sun kissed jetsetter with a menu to match.

Tents and heaters allow for celebrations on the deck all year long.

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Inside, The State Room is a newly renovated ballroom space with river and city views.
Photo: The State Room/Dawn Mitchell
Here are five special facts that make Moshulu a unique Philadelphia wedding venue:
1. Moshulu remains the world’s oldest and largest square-rigged sailing vessel still afloat.
2. The Moshulu is a Hollywood movie star, having appeared in scenes of The Godfather, Rocky, Blow Out and an episode of The Real Housewives of New York.
3. In 1996, Mrs. Dodo Hamilton of the Campbell’s Soup family painstakingly restored the Moshulu to her original turn of the century glory.
4. Renamed β€œMoshulu” by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson to honor the Seneca Indian Tribe, it means β€œone who fears nothing.”
5. In fact, Moshulu won the very last grain race of square-rigged sailing ships on June 10, 1938, between Australia and Europe while carrying 59,000 bags of grain, weighing 4875 tons with a record speed of 16 knots in 91 days (15,000 miles) from Australia to Queenstown Cobh, Ireland.
Photo: Moshulu/Dawn Mitchell