Are you looking to host a plant-inspired wedding? Maybe you garden, love organic or simply like how plants relax you and keep you grounded. If that’s your style, we have just the right Philadelphia area wedding venues to match–from a nursery and arboretum or a greenhouse that brings nature in any time of the year.
Here are 6 Philadelphia wedding venues decked out in plants, foliage and variations of green.
Photo: Olivia Rae Photography
Inspired by art in a variety of compositions — a floor-to-ceiling plant wall, paintings, sculpture, and hand-forged iron–Artesano is a multi-level Manayunk wedding venue capable of hosting up to 300 guests.
Ceremony space: The Sculpture Garden combines seasonal plantings, shrubs and trees set against ironworks tucked just under the concrete bridge. Or consider The Chapel inside.
Patio space: Imagine mingling with guests among trees, shrubs, potted plants and art. Artesano’s patio is a private oasis that can be enjoyed throughout the night.
Lower gallery: Inside, open the glass doors to a beautiful entryway with a live plant wall of leaves in different shades of green. In fact, it’s 28 feet tall accenting the stairs to the upper gallery. The lower gallery is ideal for cocktail hour.
Upper gallery: A mix of brick and exposed rafters set the scene upstairs along walls with art. There, the sweetheart table is the focal point. From there, dance the night away on its 1400 square foot dance floor.
Photo: Terrain at Styers
Get married within Terrain’s five-acre seasonally changing nursery. Picture sycamores, well maintained lawns and a stone path that leads to a wedding temple originating from India. And what’s more ideal than a reception in The Garden Shed to enjoy farm-to-table seasonal cuisine and dance. Cooler temperatures bring yet another option, inside the refurbished greenhouse.
And if the Glen Mills wedding venue is not in your neighborhood, consider Terrain’s sister properties with similar canopies of green: Terrain Gardens at Devon Yard on the Main Line and Terrain at DelVal in Bucks County.
Photo: The Radnor Hotel
Steps away from The Radnor Hotel’s ballroom is the formal gardens, perfect for wedding ceremonies or cocktails. Large windows peer outside to winding paths, arbors, and seasonal planters with an occasional bench to take in the Promenade and Esplanade Gardens.
Photo: Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
Imagine your choice of a light-filled greenhouse, historic arboretum, display gardens, a modern exhibition space and reflecting pool. You might just find yourself in Fairmount Park Horticulture Center.
Enter The Display House where you’ll encounter The Seaweed Girl Fountain surrounded by plants of all sizes from the ground level to the rafters. The space is typically used for ceremonies or cocktail hour and leaves a captivating first impression for you and your guests. A full sensory experience awaits at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center.
Photo: Curtis Arboretum/Jenna Lynn Photography
Stroll pathways that lead to a terrace overlooking this 47-acre arboretum that includes 50 varieties of trees and two ponds.
Trellises and a pergola line the property. Historic stone accentuates the landscaping with stairs leading to an elegant clear paneled tent to take it all in, and renovated Curtis Hall that dates to 1893.
Photo: Parque Ridley Creek
One of the most popular photo opportunities at Parque Ridley Creek is the shaded tree-lined area by the reflecting pool where mature trees practically touch the sky. And if you arrive during “golden hour,” it’s magical. From there you will find stone ruin structures and stairs descending to a fountain, the perfect ceremony space.
Think cocktails on the flagstone patio of the English Tudor property overlooking the forest. Then enjoy a reception within the ballroom of historic Hunting Hill Mansion