If wedding planning is making you batty, we’ve curated a list of Philadelphia wedding venues to consider for you and your boo’s Halloween wedding. Here are some unique event spaces to scream about. Keep reading if you dare, but beware, you won’t be able to resist.
I know what you’re thinking… C’mon, Buck’s County’s Fonthill Castle and Philadelphia’s The College of Physicians (did someone say skull collection?) are just too easy. Take a look at these unique Philadelphia area wedding venues and you’ll see why a Halloween wedding is best celebrated in Philly.
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Cue the mist. Oh wait, that’s an enchanting natural element at Grounds For Sculpture in front of Rat’s Restaurant right off of the lake. Beware because this New Jersey wedding venue is a thriller. The culmination of sculpture, museum and nature, it incorporates 300 sculptures on its 42 acres of landscape—and that’s just outside. Indoors, art lines its walls in six galleries.
Exclusive to Grounds For Sculpture, Constellation Culinary brings the Zagat-rated dining experiences of the renowned Rat’s Restaurant and the extraordinary expertise of Constellation to the world of special events. Grounds For Sculpture accommodates up to 300 guests.
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Brand new to the wedding scene, The Deacon, a boutique hotel and event space is located in the Graduate Hospital section of Philadelphia. It boasts captivating stained-glass windows—and cathedral ceilings that will get you in the spirit. Formerly a church dating back to 1906, The Deacon has modern touches, amenities and design.
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Situated on a 54-acre landscape including a Victorian-era cemetery, Historic Hamilton Mansion dates back to 1790s featuring delightfully monstrous columns, rough local stone and beautiful grand arched windows. Inside, you will find vintage charm, even more stately white columns within the vestibule, arched doorways and high ceilings in the Saloon, and two unique Oval Rooms, the Drawing Room and the Dining Room. The Mansion accommodates 70 for a sit-down reception or 125 guests cocktail-style. Its rural landscape in West Philadelphia provides a historic backdrop whether you are looking for a sparkly event or spook-tacular Halloween wedding.
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Yes, a natural for a spooky Halloween season landmark, Eastern State Penitentiary is iconic for its Terror Behind the Walls–but did you know you can get married here?
“Crumbling cell blocks. State-of-the-Art LED lighting. Striking architecture.” Echo-ing music through the penitentiary. Sound romantic? Then this historic Philadelphia wedding venue may be the right fit if you’re dying to have fun in a unique setting.
Keep in mind it’s seasonal (typically April 1 through August 31). Capacity for the entire facility ranges from 200-1200 guests. Preferred caterers are Jack’s Firehouse and 12th Street Catering. #WeddingGhouls
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Treat yourself to a tour at Parque Ridley Creek and add it to your short list. In a word, serene.
Located within the lush wooded landscape of 2,600 acre Ridley Creek State Park, Parque encompasses the surrounding grounds and awe-inspiring historic Hunting Hill Mansion. The stone English Manor dates back to the 18th century with formal gardens, reflecting pool and spacious patio. It will take your breath away—literally. And wait until you see the spacious bridal suite. You and your ghoul-friends will love it.
Parque is exclusive to Peachtree Catering and accommodates up to 150 guests.
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Oh my gourd, you had us at “Frankford Hall embodies the spirit of an open-air German biergarten presented with a modern twist.” Industrial and urban, garage doors open to picnic tables, exposed brick, wood and metal beams. Gather around the fire pit for wicked awesome good time.
Frankford Hall provides private options for a full buyout accommodating up to 550 guests or non-private for 150 for interior seating.
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