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College Of Physicians Of Philadelphia

The College is a National Historic Landmark Beaux Arts building, with grand marble rotunda and sweeping staircase leading to a magnificent ballroom. Whether you choose to 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. On a beautiful day, your guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails while strolling through our Medicinal Herb and Butterfly Garden while a sumptuous dinner awaits your guests in Mitchell Hall.

Our exclusive catering partner, Catering By Design, prepares exquisite cuisine designed specifically for you and your guests. As the festivities continue, Ashhurst Library provides your guests with a comfortable lounge atmosphere to enjoy coffee and dessert. Everything has been considered to make your day all that you envision and more at this historic Philadelphia wedding venue. That's why we say The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is truly the cure for the common wedding reception.


We had such an amazing experience with the College! They helped everything fall into place perfectly! They were helpful, considerate and flexible and I would highly recommend them. The food provided by Catering By Design (their caterer) was inventive and delicious. Diana, our liaison, was a joy to work with and helped organize everything. Highly recommend.

Meghan, Philadelphia, PA

Diana, Dan, Liz and their entire team were incredible to work with. We had a non-traditional wedding and they helped make all of our visions come to life. They were laid back but helped us to reign in our ideas and helped us to keep our focus where we wanted it to be- us, our family and friends under one roof celebrating this happy occasion! They also let us have our dog in our ceremony which was so precious and meaningful to us (especially my husband who has had him for 8 years!). Another HUGE compliment to their entire staff was how they took care of our 90+ year old Great Aunt. She said she was taken care of like a queen and we couldn?t be more grateful for that! Can't say enough good about this group of individuals, they made our dream wedding come to life!

Mary Jo, Philadelphia, PA

Working with Catering by Design and having our wedding at the College of Physicians was by far the best decision we made during wedding planning. The College and Catering by Design promise to be 'the cure for the common event' and they are. Our wedding was incredible thanks to Dan and the rest of his team. It was seamless from the start and we felt like Dan saw our vision and came through with a wedding that was beyond what we could have expected. Everything from the food down to the minor details, Catering by Design had it all. Everyone raved about the cocktail hour, our meal and kept saying the service was second to none. As someone whose family has been in the wedding industry for over 10 years, I knew I did not want a cookie cutter wedding factory. Catering by Design lets your wedding be unique without being weird. We felt like we had a classy and timeless wedding with all of the right touches. We cannot thank Catering by Design more.

Siobhan Koch, Philadelphia, PA
Contact Person Kristen Medici
Phone (215) 399-2246
Address 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, 19103
Is your facility handicapped accessible Yes
Is kosher catering available Yes
Is outside kosher catering permitted? No
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 350
Maximum capacity without dancing 400
Facility restrictions Catering By Design, exclusive caterer. *Is the date you were looking for booked? Then please contact Catering By Design directly at 215-866-9500 or to inquire about availability at our other venues.