8 Unique Philadelphia Wedding Venues for Adventurous Couples


Sit-down receptions are great. But if you’d like a wedding centered around activity and authentic interaction, here are eight unique Philadelphia wedding venues that let you relax, have fun and maybe even sweat.

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Brooklyn Bowl If bowling shoes strike you as the perfect accent to your gown, a Brooklyn Bowl wedding reception is right up your alley. Imagine competition and conversation with 24 bowling lanes, two fully stocked bars, lounges and 38,860 square feet of event space. All complete with a Blue Ribbon dining experience.

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Philadelphia Zoo Sip cocktails among exotic birds. Or perhaps dining among Great Apes is more your style?

Whether you enjoy celebrating under Big Cat Crossing, strolling 42 acres of Victorian gardens, or taking a lap on the carousel, your whole “pack” will enjoy your wedding at Philadelphia Zoo.

Citizens Bank Park A ballpark within a ballpark, The Yard is a 13,000 square foot sports lover’s dream event space, especially for Phanatics.

Indulge in a wiffle ball game with guests on Astro Turf. Imagine city skyline views at home plate. Hang out in the dugout or climb the 30-foot rock wall. You can even practice your foam hotdog projectile skills with the Hatfield Franks hot dog launcher. Embrace your inner child on your big day at The Yard.

Afraid of a rain delay? Opt for your wedding inside at The Diamond Club or Hall of Fame Club.

Fitler Club Elegance meets simple childhood pleasures at Fitler Club. Good friends, good food and fun. Plants and flowers cascade over brick and stone at The Garden, a 3,700 square foot ceremony oasis.

Next, challenge your guests in a game of shuffleboard, billiards or even Pac-Man in The Trophy Room among 3650 square feet of space. There is even a pop-a-shot and bowling alley. Finally, gather in The Ballroom able to host up to 300 round tables with room for dancing.

Spin Philadelphia Ping pong, anyone?

Whether you’re in to “spin it and win it” or casual fun in an industrial chic atmosphere, Spin may be the ideal Philadelphia event rental. From spaces with built-in bleacher seating or traditional rounds, the industrial chic Philadelphia event venue will prove to be an experience.

Spin has a private event space complete with its own bar and onsite catering with 16 ping pong tables within the facility.

Kick Axe Throwing What’s a party without a little axe throwing? If you are adventurous, Kick Axe Throwing hits the mark. In fact, its 7,000 square feet of event space features 10 ranges, The Lodge, The Den, and a fireplace. Cabin vibes in the heart of Philadelphia.

And yet, nothing says I DO more uniquely than hurling a sharp piece of metal on a stick across the room.

Steel Pier If you prefer the boardwalk over the ballroom, Steel Pier may be for you. Imagine arriving by helicopter to your Jersey Shore wedding (yes, that is an extra option) in between the Atlantic Ocean and the neon skyline.

Dreams really do come true. Your summer happy place can be your wedding venue. Dip your toes in the sand for your beach ceremony or under cover at one of two tented event spaces: Ocean Reef Oasis or Waterside Pavilion. Iconic rides are even available for the best wedding party backdrops.

Adventure Aquarium

If toasting in the Shark Tunnel is your idea of romance, take your reception to the wild side at Adventure Aquarium. Interact with penguins, pet a sting ray or simply celebrate in a tranquil event space: Currents Ballroom or Ocean Realm Gallery with what else–soothing aquarium views.

Just minutes from Center City Philadelphia, Adventure Aquarium will delight you with interactive experiences on your special day.