Powel HousePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
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.
All revenues generated from private rental events at our houses help us operate the nonprofit that runs the historic house museums.
Contact us today to schedule a site tour of this beautiful historic Philadelphia wedding venue.
Events start at 4 hours. For a ceremony and reception please account for one extra hour.
Monday through Friday $2,500
Extra Hour: $500
Prices do not include tenting fees. If numbers exceed indoor capacity, a tent MUST be reserved from our exclusive tenting 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. We do not allow DJs, amplified live bands, or dance floors. All events must end by 9pm.
Clients must work with one of our 9 preferred catering vendors (we do not allow self-service bars or potluck-style events).
A $1,000 refundable security deposit is required to confirm your rental. The rental fee and certificate of insurance are due one month before your rental.