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Independence Seaport Museum

Host an unforgettable event at Independence Seaport Museum!

The Museum's first-floor galleries include two special exhibits representing our commitment to maritime history. The open floor plan is perfect for a cocktail reception or an intimate dinner. 

The second-floor galleries feature small craft boats native to the Philadelphia region. High ceilings, exposed light, and elegant craftsmanship make this gallery an ideal location for a sophisticated gathering.

The oldest steel warship in the world, Cruiser Olympia, offers a stylish and classic atmosphere for an unparalleled waterfront experience.

Located on the top floor of the Museum, our ballroom and terraces provide a one-of-a-kind experience. With illuminating views of the historic Delaware River waterfront, the ballroom is a premier Philadelphia location for weddings, fundraisers, galas or corporate events.

For large scale events, the entire facility at Independence Seaport Museum can be utilized. With numerous breakout spaces, scenic views and unique galleries, Independence Seaport Museum is able to provide endless possibilities for creative and memorable affairs. 

In addition, tenting the terrace is made easy with the existing framework. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a personal tour of this captivating top waterfront wedding venue in Philadelphia.


I looooooved having my wedding here, as did my guests. This really is such a fabulous location in downtown Philadelphia and one of only 2-3 locations on the water with outdoor space. We had our ceremony on the rotunda and the pictures are just outstanding with the backdrop of the delaware river and Ben Franklin Bridge. We had cocktail hour on the terrace (also gorgeous!) and dinner in the HUGE ballroom. A lot of my guests commented on how nice it was to have drinks outside but then dinner inside in the AC. The dance floor was huge too which was really nice for all of my guests.I am so glad I got married here!

Erin, Philadelphia, PA

We recently hosted our annual team building event at the Seaport and everything about our experience was phenomenal. Dena was a joy to work with (so flexible) and everyone on the 12th Street team was exceptionally professional and very helpful. THE FOOD... stellar! The 4th floor space was perfect for our group. I look forward to planning more events here in the future.

Mackenzie Haworth, Philadelphia, PA
Contact Person Michele Leff
Phone (215) 386-8595 x12
Address 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA, 19106
Is your facility handicapped accessible Yes
Is outside kosher catering permitted? Yes
Is kosher catering available Yes
Is the facility indoor only, outdoor only, or both? Indoor and Outdoor
Does your facility have guest rooms No
Does your facility have air conditioning Yes
Maximum capacity with dancing 250
Maximum capacity without dancing 300
Facility restrictions No helium balloons No excessive glitter No fire No drones