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Memorial Hall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Memorial Hall home to Please Touch Museum in scenic Fairmount Park is not only rich in history, it’s also fun. 
Event Space & Capacity
Memorial Hall features 60 ft ceilings with a majestic dome above. Hamilton Hall offers a dramatic space with its Beaux Art architecture for all types of events.
Guests can dance under the stars on the original marble floors from the building's construction in 1876. From elaborate weddings and mitzvahs to unique corporate galas and philanthropic productions, Memorial Hall will impress with additional foyer space, galleries, meeting rooms, and The Carousel House within this unique Philadelphia wedding venue. 
In fact, the fully operating antique Dentzel Carousel makes for fun party shots. It can also be included as an attraction for guests to ride. Memorial Hall can host events up to 3,000 guests.
Indeed, this magnificent venue also offers an unparalleled backdrop for photography. Whimsical shots in Alice's Hall of Doors and Mirrors in "Wonderland" are a photographer's favorite. Of course, they are rounded out by classic formal photos amidst the Beaux-Arts architecture of the building itself. Simply beautiful. 
Memorial Hall exclusively uses Brûlée Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix. 
Contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour of this historic Philadelphia wedding venue!


From the day we walked into the museum to visit until the last dance, everything was perfect! The staff bent over backwards for me and also treated us like we were old friends which meant a lot. During such a stressful time, they made sure everything was handled and taken care of seamlessly. Brulee Catering could easily let their venue sell itself; because let's face it, the Museum is the most unique, exceptional venue in the city, but instead they sell their phenomenal customer service, terrific food, and party planning abilities as well. I really don't have one complaint whatsoever and my guests were blown away!


If I were to get married again (except I won't, seeing as I married the woman of my dreams), I would return to Brulee Catering Every. Single. Time. Our contact, Sarah Wright, was with us from the very beginning of planning, all the way through the evening of our wedding for the 1.5 years of our engagement leading up to the big day of our wedding at Please Touch Museum. Sarah was timely in her e-mail responses, thorough in the requirements, responsive and helpful to any and every big or small question that popped up, and she even accommodated us in a few of our somewhat unconventional special requests. Sarah's professionalism and dedication to our big day really made the difference once we arrived at the venue, she made sure that all we had to do was show up and she took care of the rest from there. And I haven't even gotten to the food! Brulee Catering offers several tiered options at different price points so as to ensure you can stay within your budget, as well as an unbelievably extensive amount of optional add-on's that help to truly personalize the exact kind of wedding reception you're looking for. Not only is it obvious that the chefs truly care about the food options they create, but the entire staff is devoted to ensuring every guest enjoys their evening. We had 225 people at our wedding, and we received a significant number of compliments from our guests as to how wonderful the Brulee staff were. Not only were they professional and was the service impeccable, but you could visibly see they were enjoying their evening's work, what a difference that makes! When planning a wedding, you have many vendors and different moving parts coming together at one time, it can definitely feel overwhelming at times. Sarah and her team at Brulee were the glue that held all these moving parts together, minimizing the amount of stress for my bride and I, freeing us up to truly soak up the atmosphere of our big night.


We had our wedding at the Please Touch Museum and it was PERFECT. The food was excellent. Six weeks later, guests are still complimenting us. The catering manager was incredibly helpful and flexible, and she made the experience incredible. I wish I could relive it over and over.

Contact Person Rental Manager
Phone 215.923.6000
Website Memorial Hall
Address 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, 19131
Seated meal in multiple rooms with dancing 1000
Buffet or food stations in one room with dancing 1000
Cocktail reception in one room with dancing 1500
Is your facility handicapped accessible Yes
Is kosher catering available Yes
Is outside kosher catering permitted? No
Does your facility have guest rooms No
Is the facility indoor only, outdoor only, or both? Indoor Only
Does your facility have air conditioning Yes
Maximum capacity with dancing over 1500
Maximum capacity without dancing 0
Rental fees