Artesano Gallery is the newest and trendiest grand venue in town. Recently renovated and able to accommodate up to 250 guests for a seated dinner with a spacious dance floor. Artesano Gallery is located in Manayunk, one of the oldest towns in Philadelphia.
Our historic early 1900's sprawling warehouse offers a unique, spacious 21,000 square foot loft style space with convenient parking right across the street. As you enter through our 17-foot glass facade you will immediately be surrounded by architectural hand-forged iron works, white marble tiled floors (both indoor and out), a magnificent green wall and a grand staircase. This is just the beginning...
At Artesano Gallery, you are able to host your ceremony, seamlessly move into your cocktail hour and transition to your reception – all under one roof. Our In-house catering services are led by our internationally-trained Executive Chef Kelly Cook. You will experience custom designed menus with innovative cuisine and traditional flavors. Our sales staff and event planners are here to assist you and ease the experience of planning your dream wedding, coolest mitzvah or unique corporate event. It is the premier Philadelphia event space. Share the Artesano Experience!
Minimum Fridays: 100 guests or more
Minimum Saturdays: 150 guests or more
If you want a unique venue with excellent food that will leave your guests talking, you have to check out Manayunk's hidden gem, Artesano Iron Works! The minute I walked in I knew it was our place and that we had to book. Ivan and Geo made the planning process easy and are just wonderful. Ivan had us laughing at every visit and what can I say, the man has style, which you will see in every little detail throughout Artesano. And Geo will be your life saver that answers any email within minutes and really listens to what you want. He fixed my dress before the ceremony with ease, helped me stay calm and did it all with a smile. Geo rocks! The iron pieces throughout the facility are gorgeous and each room has it's own style. The ceremony space was recently updated with a marble floor, the outside patio gives you a city feel, the cocktail space inside is beautiful with the lighting they provide and upstairs is the icing on the cake! You would never guess from the outside that all this space is available and it is all yours for the night. Unlike a hotel, you are the only party and the staff is truly dedicated to you and your guests. The event managers for the night were amazing and were excellent at keeping us on track with where we needed to be and unlike other couples I've talked to, we ate at our wedding! Which brings me to the food...Chef Kelly and her team are awesome. Most wedding food is average, Artesano's food is restaurant worthy and so good! The tasting was unbelievable. Come with an appetite because you get to sample most of your appetizers and a full plate with a portion of each entree you pick, even the vegetarian option was delicious! In your package Artesano includes parking for your guests across the street, the chairs/tables/linens (we used chargers so there was an upgrade fee), candles and large green foliage throughout the dining/dancing area with accent furniture/decor, lighting, taxes and of course all the food and non- alcoholic beverages. You bring your own alcohol which is nice so you can pick and choose which brands you want and where we purchased everything we were able to return what we didn't use. For dessert you can pick mini desserts or a cake from Bredenbeck's in Chestnut Hill, however the included cake for your package is only for a certain number of people so make sure you clarify this with Artesano. Several of our guests have said it's the best wedding they've been to and after all the hard work you put into your big day, that's all you want to hear. Thank you, Artesano for making our wedding the best day ever, we are so happy we found you!
Our wedding was an absolute fairytale! Artesano was breaktaking. From the food, to the lighting and the beautiful ceremony space we couldn' have asked for more. Our family & friends loved the location. The food was delicious and the overall look was unremarkable. We couldn't be happier with our decision to have our ceremony and reception at Artesano. The staff was super welcoming, flexible and responsive to our many questions and requests. Dawn was easy to always get in touch with throughout the planning process; she absolutely made our wedding possible. I was never meant to feel bad when I emailed at all hours of the day. Ivan was also constantly available when we needed things, and always had a warm smile on his face. My husband & I are still receiving calls, texts and emails about how much people enjoyed our wedding because of the venue. If given another opportunity we would without reservation choose Artesano again, and again for our wedding location.
We loved working with the team at Artesano. They promised and delivered way more than we anticipated. From the pre-wedding planning, to the day of execution and THE FOOD was out of this world. Our guests haven't stopped talking about the amazing time they had. Artesano made our first day as husband and wife something we will cherish forever! Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning
Artesano provided everything we could ask for - good food, a beautiful venue, an attentive staff, and a reasonable price. With all of the effort and stress that surrounds weddings Dawn Bainbridge and her staff made every step just a little bit easier. I would be quick to recommend this venue to any friend and we can't thank them enough for all of their hard work. Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
I have to say that I had the wedding of my dreams & a lot of that has to do with the team at Artesano Iron Works! Artesano offers so much - from amazing food, to incredibly beautiful atmosphere, to extremely attentive & hard-working staff, my husband & I were beyond impressed. The food served to my fiancé & I as well as my parents at the tasting was exactly as it was at the wedding reception - AMAZING. Artesano's chef is incredible & the gourmet food served was something that had all of our guests talking! I wish we had the option to go & eat there on a regular basis! The staff, in particular Geo (wedding coordinator) & Ivan (co-owner), are extremely attentive to detail & ensure that you get the reception of your dreams through their meticulous planning & organizing. Geo came on board to the team at Artesano only a couple weeks before our wedding & ensured that he was on top of everything that we had planned for the 9 months leading up to our wedding. He consistently responded to all communications, questions or concerns I had usually in less than an hour. He also took work off of my plate and stress off my mind by calling & confirming all reception details with my vendors in the week leading up to the wedding without me ever even asking! I was so impressed with him & knew I had nothing to worry about on the day of. The rest of the staff that we met on the day of the wedding were also amazing. My parents gave a toast at the beginning of dinner & forgot to bring glasses up with them & the servers noticed and had 2 glasses to give to them when it was time to make a toast--little things like this made a HUGE difference & meant the world to all of us! I can't say enough positive things about our entire experience with Artesano! Artesano is a beautiful venue to begin with but it's the people & the high-quality service & offerings that made it our perfect day. Thank you all for an amazing wedding reception! Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
This was the first and only venue we looked at. Right off the bat we fell in love with the artwork and natural interior design. What also made this a simple choice was that the ceremony, reception, catering, wedding cake/desserts, etc were all included and under one roof. I would agree with previous reviews that springing for an extra hour is recommended. You find yourself and your guests not wanting to leave this beautiful space. Throughout our engagement, construction was in progress at Artesano. At first, classic bride thoughts of unfinished spaces flashed through my head, but everything was absolutely stunning. You'd never know that updates were still in progress up to our wedding day. I can't wait to see the newest updates next season. Big things in store for this already beautiful venue! The food was spectacular! Rarely do you go to a wedding a have a perfectly cooked, steaming hot meal. Artesano makes it happen. The cake and desserts were out of this world, and the appetizers were perfect. The staff was amazing down to the servers, bartenders, security, and our amazing planners Dawn and Geo. Dawn helped us through the beginning stages. When she moved on to another chapter of her career, Geo stepped in and took our wedding to a whole other level. He had everything under control, and I mean everything. When we had difficulty with a vendor, Geo was there to support and offer guidance. I found myself saying, "how do you ----" "where are the -----". He had an answer for everything. He was calm, encouraging, and overall an experienced and extremely talented event planner. Services Used: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue
Artesano was the perfect venue for our wedding! I can't say enough good things about the venue itself, which is very unique, the food and the staff. We ended up getting married 10 months after our engagement, and one of the things we loved about Artesano was that so much was done in-house. The caterer/chef is FANTASTIC - my family keeps telling me that a month later they keep thinking about the food, and that's so rare for a wedding! Most importantly, the staff made the wedding process absolutely seamless. Ivan was involved from day 1 and was always around to answer any questions or give any advice, but the event planner switched a month or so before our wedding, which terrified me. Upon meeting Geo, I only wished he had been there from the beginning! He was thorough, ensuring that every detail was correct. He made sure we had everything we needed, confirmed and re-confirmed lists with me, which is perfect for my Type-A personality, and generally just eased all my worries, especially in the final 2 weeks! I couldn't have imagined a better person to have helped ensure our day was perfect! One thing I have it say is that you definitely pay for the service. Friends and family constantly told us you never eat at your wedding, but we had a full meal! The servers brought a plate from one station, Ivan made sure nobody bothered us, and as soon as we were done, a plate from the next station appeared. We were amazed! One of my favorite moments of the day was when, right after the ceremony, they took myself and my new husband back into the bridal suite to give us a minute to ourselves. They had previously asked us each what our favorite drink was, and that was waiting for us, along with two of each of the passed appetizers. The first drink together as husband and wife was such a special time for us! In all, we couldn't have asked for a better wedding. If you book Artesano, you will not regret it! THANK YOU GEO AND IVAN!
My new wife and I had our wedding ceremony & reception here yesterday and it was absolutely AMAZING! From initial planning & meetings through the actual event the entire team was on their game. Execution was flawless. Food was top notch, and we are in the business and extremely picky. Their Chef is talented! The venue space was described by guests as the most unique they had ever seen and gorgeous. They even handled "that guest" with grace & charm. I could not be more pleased. The wedding planner even drove the Mothers back to the hotel post party. Well done Artesano, well done indeed!
We were recently married at the venue in late April with our 120 guests. Our experience with Ivan and Dawn in working out the endless details of our big day was very smooth. We loved that the majority of items needed for our big day were included in our package with the exception of alcohol. One of the things that attracted us to Artesano was the unique menu options, and we came away from our tasting very impressed. More importantly, our guests loved the food and couldn't stop talking about it. We opted for a cocktail hour featuring a sushi station and passed hors d'oureves, followed by two buttered tapas and two stations for dinner. <br> <br>Walking into the ceremony was a magical experience as the room was lit by candlelight and felt very intimate. After the ceremony Colleen, the day of captain, made sure her team had every detail covered. From servers to bartenders, we were very impressed by the staff. Colleen was particularly impressive and made all of the work seem effortless, even though it clearly was not. <br> <br>The setting speaks for itself - the collection of iron art work on the walls and throughout the space provide great ambiance leaving a limited need for other decoration and extra elements. The beautiful weather also allowed for use of the courtyard, which was ideal for our cocktail hour. <br> <br>Ultimately, we wanted a unique wedding experience with great food, and Artesano delivered on all counts.
This is, by far, the best place to get married in Philadelphia! Artesano was beyond all of our dreams! We had our ceremony and reception here and both were amazing and beautifully done. <br> <br>The ceremony was on the lower level, dimly lit with hundreds of candles. The reception was in the gorgeous upper level set up tapas/cocktail style. They arranged the venue perfectly with a flowing feel that worked perfectly. No detail was overlooked, from the hundreds of candles, the layout, waitstaff, bar staff...it literally was amazing! Oh, and the food, to die for! My husband is a total "foodie" and refused to even consider a typical sit down dinner with the same old steak and chicken options. We had the most unbelievable selection of food. Everyone was commenting on how delicious it all was. <br> <br>If you are looking for a elegant yet unique wedding site in the Philly area, you need to check out this place. Also, we had guests stay in center city and had two charter buses to get everyone to the venue. It worked perfectly and wasn't as issue at all. They were wonderful to work with and made our day so memorable.