College of Physicians of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is the cure for the common wedding reception.
The College is a National Historic Landmark Beaux Arts building, with a grand marble rotunda and sweeping staircase leading to a magnificent ballroom. Whether you hold only your reception or include your ceremony, our grand spaces are ready to welcome your guests with your unique style. If you choose, treat your guests to a docent-guided tour of the Museum.
Choose among 8 unique indoor and outdoor event spaces including:
Medicinal Herb and Butterfly Garden:
- On a beautiful day, guests can enjoy hors-d'oeuvres and cocktails while strolling through our stunning, expansive Medicinal Herb and Butterfly Garden while a sumptuous dinner awaits your guests in Mitchell Hall.
- This private oasis features four formal beds, or parterres, consisting of medicinal herbs and plants, many of which were used in Dr. Benjamin Rush’s time and are still used today.
- Guests may stroll the slate and pebble walkways or sit on garden benches in this tranquil setting. Weddings and receptions will be stunning, as the garden’s blooming cycles carry from spring until fall.
- As the festivities continue, Ashhurst Library provides guests with a comfortable lounge atmosphere for coffee and dessert.
- Imagine 30-foot soaring ceilings and grand glass windows for natural lighting, Mitchell Hall is the largest space adjacent to Ashhurst Library. It creates a flow between the two rooms.
Our exclusive catering partner, Catering By Design, prepares exquisite cuisine designed specifically for you and your guests. Everything has been considered to make your day all you envision and more at this historic Philadelphia wedding venue.
Contact The College of Physicians today for more information or to schedule a visit!
- College of Physicians: Philadelphia Wedding Venue Video Tour
- Brides, Bubbly and Brunch 2014
- The College of Physicians of Philadelphia featured in Brides Magazine as Top 50 Venues in America
Catering by Design was the absolute best! We used them for our wedding at The College of Physicians in Philadelphia. CbD is the exclusive manager of the event spaces at this venue ? so they managed our ceremony, the cocktail hour, and our reception. I need to start with Liz. She was our main point of contact at CbD / The College. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable, organized, and had immense patience with me and my 10,000 questions. She was outstanding!! From the very beginning, I left like we were in very good hands. In terms of food / drinks, we wanted to have a fusion of Indian and American cuisine. My husband and I cared very much about the quality of the food and drinks ? it was our number one priority item. Liz and her team worked with us on every detail to create a customized menu for the cocktail hour and reception to meet what we were envisioning. In addition, Liz and her team took care to deliver on a custom cake decoration idea I had in mind and a matched the taste of a signature drink my husband created. No detail was over looked. Our guests raved to us about the meatballs station and the passed hor d?oeuvres during the cocktail hour, and the entrées at the reception. They were exceptional! The staff and chefs at Catering by Design went above and beyond and I highly recommend them without reservation. - Sam & Chris
Kristen and the Catering By Design team are amazing. My wife and I had a huge wedding at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia aka Mutter Museum, and we & our guests were blown away with the incredibly friendly & over the top service. We had a bit of a rain scare, but with Kristen's care and flexibility our wedding became a picture perfect outdoor dream come true. She was a bit more worried about it for us than we were worried! Kristen also handled a very special request for me, as I am a volunteer with a local Boy Scout Troop, the kids and parents were able to visit the museum and attend our ceremony. The courtyard is beautiful and lush, the museum and exhibits are fantastic for cocktail hour, and the reception hall is jaw dropping. CBD took care of us not only as the Bride and Groom, but every guest (180 of 'em) had plenty of food, drinks, and time to mingle, dance and laugh with us. If my wife and I had to do it all over again, hands down we'd have Kristen and Catering By Design work with us.
We held our wedding on March 17, 2018 at the College of Physicians where Catering by Design is the exclusive caterer. We worked with Kristen Medici for the majority of our planning process and it was a WONDERFUL experience both in preparing for the big day and the day of our wedding. Kristen met with us repeatedly leading up to our wedding to ensure all details were taken care of. The food was amazing- we had so many compliments about the cocktail hour snacks, the cake, and the entrees (especially the steak). Kristen made sure to take into account all of our preferences and all of the details of our big day were executed perfectly. The whole team was incredibly professional and made our day incredibly special. I would recommend Catering by Design and the College of Physicians venue to anyone. Our day could have not been more perfect.
An incredible experience. Catering by Design - Liz and the rest of her team, were amazing - do not underestimate the importance of this - it made planning so easy. Liz helped us every step of the way. They offer many options to meet anyone's needs or wants or budget and they give great suggestions and advice - trust them! They've been working at the venue for years, they know what they're doing! The food was absolutely fantastic, and the service during the wedding was excellent. The venue itself is stunning and unique. Between the architecture, the decor and the museum being open during cocktail hour, there was something for every guest to appreciate. It was a truly surreal and memorable Wedding.
How happy we were to hold our daughters wedding at such an exquisite building with fabulous food!! Everything was pure fun and joy! I wish I could do it again!
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