American Swedish Historical Museum
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 Swedish Historical Museum includes 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.