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James A. Michener Art Museum

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
James A. Michener Art Museum is where entertaining is an art form. Celebrate your wedding in sophisticated style. Where the decor is incomparable and the experience nothing less than extraordinary.
The Michener Museum, a premier event space, is in the heart of scenic Bucks County. It is named after Doylestown's Pulitzer Prize-winning author and philanthropist.
The museum is in a beautifully restored historic site that in 1884, began as the Bucks County prison. The Michener Art Museum has transformed it into a welcoming center of culture and beauty.
Event Spaces
Now, it provides a dramatic and elegant setting in which to entertain. It includes 4,500 square foot outdoor courtyard space. Certainly, it's perfect for ceremonies and receptions.
The Museum's Putman Pavilion and Pfundt Sculpture Garden provide a dramatic setting. The Pavilion is set within Michener's Pfundt Sculpture Garden. It features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and 22-foot-high ceilings. This stylish space and sculpture garden create an experience like no other.
Also, invite your guests to enjoy Michener's impressive art galleries during your event. This will make your event an immersive occasion.



The Michener Art Museum partners with Catering By Design. Catering By Design infuses tastes and flavors of the cuisine with conceptual design. Our custom menus are inspired by dishes and flavors from around the world.

We host exquisite weddings, picture-perfect mitzvahs, intimate special occasions and corporate events.

Contact Michener Museum today for more information about this Bucks County wedding venue. Or schedule a tour!


This stellar team made the events of our wedding day go seamlessly. We and our guests were thrilled with the quality of the food and service which made guests feel at ease. Communication before and during the event was terrific as well. Would recommend CBD to anyone who asked.

S.D. (2022-05-21)

I want to thank Terri Fair from Catering by Design for her attention to detail and support during the planning of Sarah and Dane's wedding. I was very happy with the organization of the entire process. Food was great, guests were happy. Everything turned out better than expected! Terri handled all of the details seamlessly! The Michener Art Museum was a fabulous venue. The outside courtyard was perfect for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The inside ballroom was beautiful and dramatic when lit up in the evening. At the end of the evening, all of our belongings were packed up and loaded into my car. As mother of the bride, I couldn't be happier with the entire experience! https://dawenhuangamiomiyaphotograph.shootproof.com/sarah-dane-preview

Marilyn G., Philadelphia

We'd highly recommend both CBD and the Michener as a venue. The museum space was gorgeous in late Spring, and was perfect for a ceremony/reception at the same site — easy to navigate, beautiful art and expansive spaces, and located near to Doylestown and lots of hotels and B&Bs.

Sara, Philadelphia

We had a great experience with Terri Fair and Catering By Design at our wedding at the Michener Museum this past October. They were able to work within our budget while still making the event fabulous and memorable! The evening went smoothly, the floral was beautiful and we received many compliments on the food!

Megan S., Bridgeport, PA

We had our wedding in the Pavillion at The James Michener Museum in October. The event was exactly what I had dreamed - flawless and stunning. Craig was so amazing to work with - from start to finish I felt at ease with the museum and catering. The food was more that I could have asked for - fantastic! It was a treat for my guests to have such amazing food. The Pavillion was so beautiful at night and dramatic- so elegant and breathtaking! 

A Happy Bride, Philadelphia, PA

Dear Craig: Many thanks to you for the countless ways you helped to make the November 3rd Medical Staff Gala a memorable affair. From our first meeting to our last, you have been gracious, accommodating and insightful every step of the way...a true professional. I would never have survived the planning and preparations without your calm, capable and reassuring guidance. Thank you! 

Deborah Derrick, Doylestown, PA

Hi Sue, I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and everything you did for our wedding. We had a great time!!! Everyone raved about the food and the venue! Thank you for everything, Rachel

Rachel S., Plymouth Meeting, PA

Sue-I wanted to thank you again for all your help with our event last night. It really came together nicely and we appreciate all that went into it.

Shannon M., Doylestown, PA

Sue Cunnane, Amir and all the staff were professional, speedy and helpful. This was our third Jeffrey Miller affair. We were married at Aldie Mansion and also had my 40th b-day there. I can't sing Shelley Nohowel's praises high enough!! As people said, "the food this time was even better than before!" "How did they keep the salmon so tender and moist - in a buffet, no less!" "The greens were fabulous." As we have come to expect, the food and presentation were wonderful and Sue Cunnane was a top-notch event manager. She was responsive to all of my questions and requests. We had some logistical tricks to work out: how to design the room to give our young teens the illusion or privacy and how in the world to seat 177 people and have a buffet and cocktails set up! I know she was challenged, but she never let me know if she was ruffled! And the solutions worked beautifully. Also, she kept me up to date with the changes to the evening as they (one or two) arose. Our friends and family are still talking about what a wonderful time they had and most importantly, Isaiah had a wonderful day. We look to calling on JAM in the future.

Michelle B., Philadelphia
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Contact Person Kelly Cloonan
Phone 215-499-5078
Address 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, 18901
Is your facility handicapped accessible Yes
Is kosher catering available No
Is outside kosher catering permitted? 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 160
Maximum capacity without dancing 220
Facility restrictions Please call.
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