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American Swedish Historical Museum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Modeled after a 17th-century manor house and tucked away in verdant FDR Park, the American Swedish Historical Museum is truly one of Philadelphia’s hidden gems. Imagine your wedding in our two-story Grand Hall with its elegant staircase and beautifully painted, vaulted ceiling. Or, if you prefer an outdoor ceremony, you might exchange vows under a leafy tree with the lush park as your backdrop, frame your ceremony in architectural charm under one of the arcades’ graceful arches, or go big-front-and-center in front of the museum’s ornate doors and stately façade.

Rental of the American Swedish Historical Museum includes the use of all the museum’s public spaces during your event. Your guests will enjoy browsing our fantastic galleries, which feature original period paintings, furniture, and textiles. There is even a seasonal tent, complete with lighting, fans, and heaters, and clear, retractable sides so that you and your loved ones can dine and dance the night away while enjoying the beauty of the outdoor setting.

Featuring easy access, free parking, and convenient proximity to Center City, the American Swedish Historical Museum is the perfect Philadelphia wedding venue to host any special occasion.

Contact us today for more information or to schedule a site tour of this historic Philadelphia wedding venue!


My fiancé and I looked at many places in Philadelphia for our wedding. We wanted something unique, classy but on a budget. From the minute that we meet with Mandy on our site tour of the American Swedish Historical Museum we were hooked. It's in the middle of FDR Park so you have great outdoor scenery and the outdoor space at the museum is also beautiful, many places for photos! Inside is a beautiful staircase too! I can't say enough good things about the place and Mandy, she is the best. This place is a MUST see if you are looking at venues for your wedding.

Stephanie P., Philadelphia, PA
Contact Person Mandy Lightcap
Phone (215) 421-7765
Address 1900 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, 19145
Is your facility handicapped accessible Yes
Is kosher catering available Yes
Is outside kosher catering permitted? No
Will you hold dates? 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 230
Maximum capacity without dancing 250
Facility restrictions No open flames (votives & hurricanes are ok), no confetti, no decor that leaves a permanent mark. Jeffrey Miller is the exclusive caterer and catering minimums apply.