8 Rooftop Wedding Venues in Philadelphia


Rooftop wedding venues offer a unique wedding venue option and captivating vantage point-making it a special destination for your milestone celebration. This elevated position allows for panoramic views of the city for your wedding ceremony or reception—all while enjoying fresh air and starry skies. In a time when outdoor wedding venues are in high demand, these spaces provide a blank canvas to create your dream atmosphere all while taking in the city skyline. Here are some of our favorite Philadelphia rooftop wedding venues.

Penn Museum

Photo from Penn Museum / Clair Pruett Photography

Bistro lights twinkle across the private rooftop space highlighting stunning architecture that dates back to the 1890s at Penn Museum on The University of Pennsylvania campus. The rooftop terrace accommodates 60 guests, seated or standing. An adjacent parking structure provides easy access for guests. The Philadelphia event venue is exclusive to Catering x Restaurant Associates.

The Liberty View

Photo from The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center

Perfect for a Philly-centric wedding, The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center offers iconic views of historic Old City Philadelphia. Specifically, The Liberty View Terrace allows for up to 300 for a reception or 180 guests seated while overlooking Independence Hall.  In warmer months, the space is often flanked by overflowing vibrant vertical flower beds. The venue is exclusive to Brulee Catering.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA)

Photo from PAFA/Asya Photography

Situated above PAFA’s Historic Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, the rooftop space provides Center City views right off the Avenue of the Arts. The blank canvas rooftop allows for creativity in an open air environment.

The venue is exclusive to Constellation Culinary and 12th Street Catering.

Cira Green

Philadelphia’s Park in the Sky! With 31, 221 square feet of green space, and 95 feet above street level, Cira Green offers unrivaled skyline views. Cira Green is located in West Philadelphia’s University City district and open year-round.

In addition, Cira Green is pet-friendly, with a leash, of course.

Free Library on the Parkway

Photo from Free Library on the Parkway/Philip Gabriel Photography

The Skyline Terrace on top of the historic Free Library allows panoramic views of Shakespeare Park, Logan Circle and the Philadelphia skyline. The rooftop terrace accommodates 180-250 guests depending on entertainment style and set up. It is exclusive to Brulee Catering.

Bok

Imagine your rooftop ceremony with Center City Philadelphia and blue skies as your backdrop. Located in the heart of South East Philadelphia, Bok is a reimagined space—an entire city block previously serving as a vocational school once part of the School District of Philadelphia. Bok lists preferred catering choices.

Assembly

Going up? Take the elevator up nine stories within The Logan Hotel straight to the open air lounge overlooking Benjamin Franklin Parkway. With views of the Philadelphia Art Museum district, Assembly offers a level of sophistication for you and your guests.

Stratus Lounge

Located atop Hotel Monaco, Stratus Lounge affords historic views of Independence Hall. Renovations are currently underway for its reopening this summer. Located 10 stories up, the open air rooftop lounge has two private pavilions Mist and Vapor along with semi-private lounge areas.

Featured photo from Penn Museum


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