8 Philadelphia Wedding Venues with Tents

Discover Philadelphia wedding venues with tents, how our list can help you find them and narrow your search for private event spaces.

Do you imagine your wedding in the open air amid natural lighting and a reception in Philadelphia under the stars?

Tents are a great choice for many. In fact, tents are a blank canvas that adapts to your unique vision.

And there is no need for a plan B with today’s tents in the event of rain. If you’re searching for a Philadelphia wedding venue that also offers tented outdoor space, we have some event rentals worth considering.

Here are eight Philadelphia wedding venues with tents:

Photo credit: The Moshulu/Uncorked Studios

Eight wedding locations in Philly with tents:

The Moshulu

Built in 1904, Moshulu is one of the world’s oldest and largest square rigged sailing vessels still afloat.

In fact, Moshulu is the only restaurant on a Tall Ship in the world.

The four masted ship on the Delaware River waterfront offers open air views of the city, the waterfront and the Ben Franklin Bridge. It’s a fantastic backdrop to engage with guests, enjoy dinner and dancing outside as the neon blue bridge lights reflect the water.

Photo credit: Philadelphia Zoo/Simon Jon Photo

Philadelphia Zoo

Imagine hosting your special day on 42 acres of Victorian gardens. The Philadelphia Zoo offers an atmosphere unlike any other with exotic birds, apes and big cats. Enjoy cocktail hour with views of nature and majestic fountains in the middle of Philadelphia, and a reception all in the comfort of a tented event space.

Photo: Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

If the 92 acres of year-round seasonal gardens at Morris Arboretum doesn’t have you saying “I Do” to a wedding rental in Philadelphia, then the historic stone carriage house with a tented area surely will. Trees, meadows, fountains and historic features set the scene for a romantic atmosphere. Morris Arboretum accommodates up to 175 guests.

Photo credit: Yards Brewing Company/Savannah Smith Photography

Yards Brewing Company

True Philadelphians have an affection for Yards Brewing Company. So you can imagine the excitement of hosting your special day onsite at Yards! Located in Northern Liberties, an event rental could include the brewery’s The Garage, Upstairs at Yards (both indoors) or its outdoor space, The Backyard. The Backyard is a beautiful 4,000 square foot rain or shine tent and is available for events from 10 to 125 guests.

Photo credit: Allison Dunn Photography/Bartram’s Garden

Bartram’s Garden

Envisioning a botanic garden as the backdrop to your Philadelphia wedding? Bartram’s Garden is a garden wedding venue in Philadelphia with its new Eastwick Pavilion that overlooks the Schuylkill River. It offers customizable space for up to 350 guests.

Photo: American Swedish Historical Museum

American Swedish Historical Museum

Enjoy the outdoors at American Swedish Historical Museum in South Philadelphia with a seasonal tent with clear retractable sides (from May through October) including lighting, fans, and heaters. The museum is reflective of a 17th century manor house in FDR Park. Its indoor and outdoor spaces can accommodate up to 360 guests.

Photo credit: Glen Foerd/Sweet Water Portraits

Glen Foerd

Dine and dance with views of the waterfront all within an open-air pavilion situated between the historic mansion and the river. This historic Philadelphia wedding venue sits on an 18-acre estate with classic gardens.

Photo credit: Water Works/Hoffer Photography

Water Works

An iconic city landmark all Philadelphians will recognize, Water Works is at the foot of The Philadelphia Museum of Art just steps from the Schuylkill River. Enjoy breathtaking views from within the Grand Pavilion or the Mill House Deck’s gazebo. Perhaps, the new tented veranda at Water Works’ Engine House is more your style. Any of these options provide you and your guests a dreamy atmosphere to celebrate.