Bride with flowing veil and groom kiss on deck of Moshulu with Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge in background

6 Philadelphia Wedding Venues on the Water

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Learn about the best Philadelphia wedding venues on the water, how our list can help you discover waterfront event spaces and make it easier to find your perfect ceremony and reception location.

These Philadelphia wedding venues on the water offer a unique wedding venue option. Their beautiful views create a memorable location to tie the knot. Some event spaces offer scenic views of the lake, river, or waterfront. They allow you to enjoy a cool breeze and sparkling skies.

In fact, outdoor wedding venues are popular. They create a romantic mood all while enjoying water lapping on the shore. Here are six of our favorite Philadelphia wedding venues on the water:

Bride holding bouquet walking down aisle with parents on the deck of Moshulu on the water.

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Six Philadelphia Wedding Venues on the Water and Guest Capacity


The city lights twinkle on both sides of the Delaware River on Moshulu. On one side, there is Penns Landing in Philadelphia. On the other side, there is the Camden waterfront in New Jersey.

From its private ballroom space, guests can look out to the waterfront on the horizon. Imagine having your wedding ceremony and reception on a deck by the river. A pleasant breeze drifts from the water. The views are lovely.

In fact, the top deck creates the most stunning Moshulu wedding photos. Perhaps you are wondering about Moshulu’s wedding cost? Moshulu has boat wedding packages ranging from $95 per person and up.


Finally, the Philadelphia event venue is roomy. It can host up to 1,000 people.

Wedding ceremony on the water in Philadelphia by the Delaware River at Glen Foerd Mansion

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Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd Mansion is a historic wedding venue by the Delaware River. It has a Riverside Pavilion with beautiful views. The waterfront wedding location is only 20 minutes from Center City Philadelphia.

Its riverfront oaks are historic as well, having stood for 300 years. They are a nice accent to its 18 acres of gardens, flowering trees and vineyard. Glen Foerd Mansion partners with Jamie Hollander Catering and Events.


Glen Foerd Mansion may host up to 300 guests.

White, gold and purple 4 tiered wedding cake on purple table with Philadelphia waterfront in background at Rivers Casino Philadelphia Event Center

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Rivers Casino Philadelphia Event Center

Picture your wedding by the river with a view of the bridge, and the Philadelphia skyline. The Rivers Casino Philadelphia Event Center in Fishtown is a special place. There, you can create your dream celebration.

In fact, you have the option to use the whole ballroom and balcony.


Rivers Casino Philadelphia Event Center can hold up to 800 guests.

Newlyweds kiss during ceremony by large white columns at Water Works at the river's edge

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Water Works

You can find one of the best Philadelphia wedding venues with a view on the banks of the Schuylkill River. Water Works has terrific views of Boathouse Row and Center City. The lights reflect on the water.

Water Works in Philadelphia’s Fairmount area has several event spaces. It even has a terrace with a tent by the river.


The historic landmark partners with Cescaphe Event Group. It can host and can host up to 400 guests.

Side exterior view of boathouse with lighthouse on the river

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The Sedgeley Club

The Sedgeley Club on Boathouse Row has beautiful views of the city skyline and the river.


The waterfront venue hosts up to 65 guests. It’s perfect for small weddings, showers and rehearsal dinners. In addition, it partners with 12th Street Catering.

Aerial view of new The Battery, a Philadelphia wedding venue on the water on the Delaware riverfront.

The Battery PHL

The Battery PHL is a great new wedding venue in Philadelphia. It’s on the Delaware River in Fishtown. In fact, it is on Beach Street.

Once a shipyard and then a power station, the rebuilt landmark has 25,000 square feet of event space.


Gather in style at this luxury wedding venue. It is able to host up to 400 people. The Battery PHL also partners with Cescaphe Event Group.

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