The results are in for the best Philadelphia wedding venues for 2021 and we are thrilled to share them with you. From historic and industrial landmarks to an all-season horticultural site and iconic museum on the Parkway, here are the top Philadelphia wedding venues tallied by the amount of inquiries each received in 2021.
Photo credit: Martin Reardon Photography/Moshulu
The multi-level Tall Ship provides an open-air atmosphere in addition to a heated tented space and new ballroom for receptions all year long. Whether it’s the electric city view that inspires you or the serene waterfront, The Moshulu offers a memorable backdrop and fine in-house cuisine to your one-of-a-kind Philadelphia wedding. The Moshulu can host up to 1500 people.
Photo credit: Lindsey Docherty Photography/Colonial Dames
Formal gardens set against historic brick provides a romantic backdrop for an outdoor wedding in Philadelphia at Colonial Dames. In fact, the gardens will delight you and your guests for all four seasons.
Inside, the House reflects Colonial architecture, colors and period historic artifacts. Colonial Dames upstairs Georgian ballroom can accommodate receptions for up to 120 guests.
Photo: Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
Enter a world of wonder and greenery all year long at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center where the beauty of nature captivates you season after season. Indoors or outdoors, Fairmount Park Horticulture Center offers a magical setting featuring a spacious open greenhouse, display gardens, tranquil reflecting pool, modern exhibition hall and gathering spaces. Fairmount Park Horticulture Center can host up to 1200 guests.
Photo credit: MK Photography/Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Art Museum’s Neoclassic architecture in its Main Building provides an awe-inspiring backdrop to your wedding in the City of Brotherly Love. A variety of venue options within the museum’s Main Building and The Rodin such as galleries, unique event spaces and a sculpture garden outside make for an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. A wedding at Philadelphia Museum of Art allows for a reception up to 1400 guests.
Photo: American Swedish Historical Museum
Rich with greenery, American Swedish Historical Museum is nestled in FDR Park, hidden from the bustle of South Philadelphia yet in the heart of it all. Reflecting a 17th Century manor house, the museum displays period pieces such as paintings, furniture and textiles. Experience its grand hall, stunning staircase and park views from its terrace. Outside, enjoy all that nature provides under the stars in its state-of-the-art retractable clear paneled tent, available in season from May through October. American Swedish Historical Museum has the ability to host up to 360 people.
Photo credit: Luria Visuals/Loft on Passyunk
New on the Philadelphia wedding venue scene, Loft on Passyunk is a 9,500 square foot industrial chic event space with two floors in South Philadelphia. Filled with industrial beams, beautiful brick and dance-worthy wood flooring, Loft on Passyunk accommodates private parties up to 300 guests.
Photo credit: Emma Cleary Photography/Water Works
An iconic Philadelphia landmark at the foot of the Schuylkill River and down the hill from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Water Works is a historic wedding venue with beautiful city skyline and waterfront views. Enjoy the scenery from the Grand Pavilion or the Mill House Deck’s gazebo. In fact, Water Works’ new tented veranda at its Engine House with spectacular views is yet another fantastic option for Philadelphia wedding receptions. Water Works may accommodate up to 400 guests for private events.
Photo credit: Chris Kendig Photography/Stotesbury Mansion
As one of the last Rittenhouse mansions, Stotesbury Mansion offers three floors featuring decorated rooms including an elegant English ballroom reflecting the 1870s. The ballroom includes crystal Louis XV period chandeliers, a 14th Century Italian marble fireplace, gold ceiling panels, marble Corinthian columns and can host up to 200 guests. The grand Stotesbury Mansion has a marble entryway as well as Dolly Madison’s fireplace from the White House, purchased in 1890. A venue rental at Stotesbury Mansion allows for up to 200 guests.
Photo: Curtis Atrium
As you enter The Curtis Atrium in historic Old City Philadelphia, you first encounter a 49-foot stained glass mosaic. The hall leads to the Atrium with its palatial alabaster columns and seemingly endless ceilings. Take in the historic architectural elements, terraced waterfall, grand staircase and romantic balcony with views of the Atrium. A wedding at the historic Curtis Atrium allows for 500 guests.
Photo: Powel House
Imagine your wedding at Powel House, a Georgian style mansion on Millionaire’s Row in the ballroom where George and Martha Washington celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Or how about under the clear blue skies and twinkling stars in the garden of the 18th Century mansion. A venue rental at Powel House includes a historic tour, setting your event apart from any other.