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Make your wedding day historic. For your next event, we invite you to the Powel House, a mansion nestled on Millionaire's Row in Philadelphia's historic Society Hill district. The Powel House is guaranteed to make your occasion one of lasting memories for you and your guests. Built over two and a half centuries ago as a place for refined entertainment, the mansion continues to lend itself to elegant occasions that are both beautiful and serene.
Private rentals of our mansion-museum include the entirety of the museum as well as of our 18th century garden. Dine in our stunning ballroom where George and Martha Washington celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary or beneath the stars in our lush garden. Your guests will be delighted to learn that we have house managers on site to provide history tours throughout your event.
Business dinners, weddings, ceremonies, convention meetings, and office parties are enriched by the building's history and beauty. Powel house is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture: the first floor's dining room and parlor adjoin the passage, featuring one of the most elegant colonial mahogany staircases. The second floor highlights the incredible rococo ballroom. The adjacent withdrawing parlor serves as yet another elegant setting for cocktails, conversations, and dining. Our garden is one of the only two private gardens in the historic district in Philadelphia that is available to rent for a wedding with 100 guests or less.
Contact us today to schedule a site tour of this beautiful historic Philadelphia wedding venue.
All revenues generated from private rental events at our houses help us operate the nonprofit that runs the historic house museums.
Events are up to 4 hours of event time. Overtime hours are available at an extra cost.
Monday through Thursday $900
Saturday or Sunday $2,000
Prices do not include tenting fees. If numbers exceed indoor capacity, a tent MUST be reserved from Landmarksí approved vendor in the event of inclement weather. There is no dancing inside the houses. Dancing, with mildly amplified music, may be done in the garden. A dance floor from Landmarksí approved vendor MUST be used. Music must end by 10pm. After 9pm volume must be lowered. Contracted starting time for events begins at the earlier of guestsí arrival or event start time. Rental fee to be paid at time of booking and will be used as the deposit to reserve your date. This booking deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.