Best Philadelphia Wedding Venues (2021)

The results are in for the best Philadelphia wedding venues. And we are thrilled to share them with you.
Certainly, Philadelphia has beautiful wedding locations. For example, there are historical and industrial landmarks. There are year-round gardens. We have famous museums, Finally, here are the top Philadelphia wedding venues!
We awarded the top venues based on the number of inquiries.

bride and parents walking down aisle with guests on either side and ship mast in background on deck of moshulu, one of the best Philadelphia wedding venues

Photo credit: Martin Reardon Photography/Moshulu


Moshulu’s multi-level Tall Ship provides an open-air atmosphere in Philadelphia. In addition, the deck has a heated tent. Indoors, there is a new ballroom. Certainly, guests can host events on Moshulu all year long.

Whether it’s the electric city view that inspires you. Or the serene waterfront. Either way, Moshulu offers a memorable backdrop. In addition, it’s menu is just as exciting. In fact, couples can enjoy its fine in-house cuisine at their reception.

Lastly, Moshulu can host up to 1,500 people.

city gardens with brick building and cream colored arched windows at colonial dames pa headquarters' philadelphia wedding venue.

Photo credit: Lindsey Docherty Photography/Colonial Dames

Colonial Dames PA Headquarters

Colonial Dames’ formal gardens provide a romantic backdrop for an outdoor wedding. Gardens are set against historic brick. In fact, the gardens will delight guests all four seasons.

Inside, the House reflects Colonial architecture and colors. In addition, it holds historic artifacts.

Upstairs, Colonial Dames can host up to 120 guests in its Georgian ballroom.

Reception tables ready for guests in the greenhouse at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, one of the best Philadelphia wedding venues

Photo: Fairmount Park Horticulture Center

Fairmount Park Horticulture Center

Enter a world of wonder all year long at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. There, the beauty of nature captivates you season after season.

In fact, indoors or outdoors, Fairmount Park Horticulture Center offers a magical setting. It features a spacious open greenhouse, and display gardens. Additionally, it includes a peaceful reflecting pool, modern exhibition hall and gathering spaces. Fairmount Park Horticulture Center can host up to 1,200 guests.

columns with blue uplighting and reception tables with white flowers at wedding venue in philadelphia museum of art.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Art Museum’s Neoclassic design offers an inspiring backdrop. Especially for weddings.

There are many different venue options. For example, the Main Building and The Rodin have art galleries. In addition, there are unique event spaces and a sculpture garden. Each make for an unforgettable experience.

Philadelphia Museum of Art allows for up to 1,400 guests.

bride and groom on stairs with guests mingling and light refecting historic building in background at american swedish museum's philadelphia wedding venue.

Photo: American Swedish Historical Museum

American Swedish Historical Museum

American Swedish Historical Museum is rich with greenery. The museum is in FDR Park. In fact, it’s hidden from the bustle of South Philadelphia yet in the heart of it all.

The venue reflects a 17th Century manor house. It displays period pieces such as paintings, furniture and textiles. Its grand hall and staircase are beautiful. Indeed, you’ll want to take in park views from its terrace.

Outside, enjoy all that nature provides under the stars. It has a state-of-the-art retractable clear paneled tent. The tent is available from May through October. American Swedish Historical Museum can to host up to 360 people.

ceremony with flower alter and curtains with exposed metal beams at loft on passyunk's philadelphia wedding venue.

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Loft on Passyunk

Loft on Passyunk is new on the Philadelphia wedding venue scene. It is a 9,500 square foot industrial chic event space. In fact, it has two floors in South Philadelphia. The venue is filled with industrial beams, beautiful brick and dance-worthy wood flooring.

Lastly, Loft on Passyunk hosts private parties up to 300 guests.

bride and groom kissing during ceremony surrounded by tall white columns at water works' philadelphia wedding venue.

Photo credit: Emma Cleary Photography/Water Works

Water Works

Water Works is a historic wedding venue. It offers beautiful city skyline and waterfront views. It’s a Philadelphia landmark at the foot of the Schuylkill River. In fact, it’s down the hill from the Philadelphia Museum of Art,

Enjoy the scenery from the Grand Pavilion. Or take in the beauty from the Deck’s gazebo.

In addition, Water Works’ has a new tented veranda. It’s new to the Engine House with spectacular views. The veranda is yet another fantastic option for receptions. Lastly, Water Works may hold up to 400 guests for private events.

groom with hands in air dancing with bride with gold chandelier and detailed architecture in the background at stotesbury mansion's philadelphia wedding venue.

Photo credit: Chris Kendig Photography/Stotesbury Mansion

Stotesbury Mansion

Stotesbury Mansion is one of the last Rittenhouse mansions. It offers three floors featuring decorated rooms. The mansion includes an elegant English ballroom reflecting the 1870s. Of course, the ballroom includes crystal Louis XV-period chandeliers. In addition, it has a 14th Century Italian marble fireplace. There are gold ceiling panels, and marble Corinthian columns. It also has a marble entryway.
Furthermore, it has a Dolly Madison’s fireplace from the White House. It was purchased in 1890.
Finally, Stotesbury Mansion can host up to 200 guests.

bride and groom kissing in front of mosaic and fountain at curtis atrium's philadelphia wedding venue.

Photo: Curtis Atrium

The Curtis Atrium

The Curtis Atrium is in historic Old City Philadelphia. As you enter, there is a 49-foot stained glass mosaic. The hall leads to the Atrium itself. It has palatial alabaster columns and seemingly endless ceilings.

Take in the historic architectural elements. However, don’t forget to enjoy the terraced waterfall. Its grand staircase creates quite an entrance. Also, make sure to visit its romantic balcony with Atrium views. Finally, Curtis Atrium allows for 500 guests.

groom with gray hat dancing with bride in clear paneled tent with guests in background at powel house's philadelphia wedding venue.

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Powel House

Lastly, imagine your wedding at Powel House in Philadelphia. It’s a Georgian-style mansion on Millionaire’s Row.
Dance in the historic ballroom. That’s where George and Martha Washington celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Or how about under the clear blue skies and twinkling stars? Yes, you can celebrate in the garden of the 18th Century mansion. In addition, a venue rental at Powel House includes a historic tour. Certainly, it sets your event apart from any other.
It’s easy to see why these spots are the best Philadelphia wedding venues.