6 Inspiring Philadelphia Wedding Venues for a Halloween Reception

If wedding planning makes you batty, we’ve curated a list of Philadelphia wedding venues to consider for you and your boo’s Halloween wedding. Here are some unique event spaces to scream about. Keep reading if you dare But beware, you won’t be able to resist these Philadelphia wedding venues for a Halloween reception.

I know what you’re thinking… C’mon, Buck’s County’s Fonthill Castle and Philadelphia’s The College of Physicians (did someone say skull collection?) are just too easy. Take a look at these unique Philadelphia area wedding venues and you’ll see why a Halloween wedding is best celebrated in Philly.


Grounds For Sculpture

turquoise boat on pond against illuminated bush at grounds for sculpture, one of the best Greater Philadelphia wedding venues for a Halloween reception
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Cue the mist. Oh wait, that’s an enchanting natural element at Grounds For Sculpture in front of Rat’s Restaurant right off of the lake. Beware because this New Jersey wedding venue is a thriller. The culmination of sculpture, museum and nature, it has 300 sculptures on its 42 acres of landscape. And that’s just outside. Indoors, art lines its walls in six galleries.

Grounds For Sculpture is the exclusive venue of Constellation Culinary. They bring Zagat-rated dining from renowned Rat’s Restaurant and the extraordinary expertise of Constellation to the world of special events. Grounds For Sculpture hosts up to 300 guests.


The Deacon

historic arched stone above green door with stained glass and intricate metal details at the Deacon, one of the best Philadelphia wedding venues for a Halloween reception
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Brand new to the wedding scene, The Deacon, a boutique hotel and event space is located in the Graduate Hospital section of Philadelphia. It boasts captivating stained-glass windows. Certainly, its cathedral ceilings will get you in the spirit. Formerly a church dating back to 1906, The Deacon has modern touches, amenities and design.

The Deacon’s allows for up to 175 guests. Its preferred catering list includes Constellation Culinary Group12th Street Catering, and Brûlée Catering.


The Woodlands

bride and groom during ceremony in front of stone mansion with six white pillars at the woodlands, one of the best Philadelphia wedding venues for a Halloween reception
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The Woodlands is on a 54-acre landscape including a Victorian-era cemetery and Historic Hamilton Mansion. The building dates to the 1790s featuring delightfully monstrous columns, rough local stone and beautiful grand arched windows.

Inside, you will find vintage charm, and more stately white columns within the vestibule. Also, arched doorways and high ceilings can be found in the Saloon. In addition, it two unique Oval Rooms, the Drawing Room and the Dining Room.

For weddings, the Mansion hosts 70 for a sit-down reception or 125 guests cocktail-style. Its rural landscape in West Philadelphia provides a historic backdrop whether you are looking for a sparkly event or spook-tacular Halloween wedding.


Eastern State Penitentiary

bride in black dress with groom walking past cells at eastern state's unique philadelphia wedding venue.
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Yes, a natural for a spooky Halloween season landmark, Eastern State Penitentiary is iconic for its Terror Behind the Walls, But, did you know you can get married here?

“Crumbling cell blocks. State-of-the-Art LED lighting. Striking architecture.” echo-ing music through the penitentiary. Sound romantic? If so, then this historic Philadelphia wedding venue may be the right fit if you’re dying to have fun in a unique setting.

Keep in mind it’s seasonal (typically April 1 through August 31). Capacity for the entire facility ranges from 200-1200 guests. Preferred caterers are Jack’s Firehouse and 12th Street Catering



stone mansion glowing at night at parque ridley creek, one of the best Philadelphia wedding venues for a Halloween reception

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Treat yourself to a tour at Parque Ridley Creek and add it to your short list. In a word, serene.

Parque is within the lush wooded landscape of 2,600 acre Ridley Creek State Park in Delaware County, PA. Parque encompasses the surrounding grounds and awe-inspiring Hunting Hill Mansion. The stone English Manor dates to the 18th century. The property includes formal gardens, reflecting pool and spacious patio. It will take your breath away—literally. And wait until you see the spacious bridal suite. You and your ghoul-friends will love it.

Parque is exclusive to Peachtree Catering and holds up to 150 guests.


Frankford Hall

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Oh my gourd, you had us at “Frankford Hall embodies the spirit of an open-air German biergarten presented with a modern twist.” Industrial and urban, garage doors open to picnic tables, exposed brick, wood and metal beams. Gather around the fire pit for wicked awesome good time.

Finally, Frankford Hall provides private options for a full buyout allowing up to 550 guests or non-private for 150 for interior seating.


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