Big Day Savings: 12 Affordable Philadelphia Wedding Venues

From its scenic rivers, rich history, and iconic landmarks, Philadelphia is full of unique and fabulous locations to tie the knot that won't break the bank! From a serene pre-Revolution farm to a whimsical museum to a gorgeous Gothic-style English manor house, check out some of our favorite wedding venues that offer champagne style on a craft beer budget.


Hill-Physick House and Garden

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: exquisite 1786 Federal townhouse—the last remaining in Society Hill • whimsical, oversized garden lush with plants popular in the 19th century, plus a meandering path, draping greenery, and tranquil fish pond • period interiors furnished with French-influenced Neoclassic antiques

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

BLDG39

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: historic, industrial-style space tucked inside the stone confines of the 1917 Frankford Arsenal • vintage touches like original whitewashed brick and iron doors and window frames pair with chic modern touches like Edison bulbs and woven chandeliers • bring your own perfect vendors and choose from their fabulous catering partners—even food trucks are an option!

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Powel House and Garden

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: fine 1765 example of Georgian architecture in the heart of historic City Center • lovely private garden and lawn with period 18th-century plantings and trees • elegant 1st and 2nd-floor ballrooms with original architectural features and antique arts and furnishings

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Presidential

East Norriton, Pennsylvania

Fab Features: exchange vows among cherry blossoms beneath the elegant white gazebo • make a glamorous entrance from the graceful, curving staircase to the ballroom foyer, with a sparkling chandelier above • a customized cake, fresh floral arrangements, and a 5-hour premium open bar are included in all wedding packages

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Rosenbach Museum & Library

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: warm, welcoming library that is home to one of the world’s greatest literary collections • the lovely and tentable courtyard is accented with trees, shrubbery, and seasonal flowers • light-flooded indoor spaces offer plenty of flexibility and charm

Catering: BYO
Price: $

BOK Wed

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: exquisitely transformed former 1936 vocational high school-turned-vibrant events space • ceremonies on the 8th Floor Terrace with uninterrupted views of the surrounding neighborhood and city skyline • cocktail hour in the cool, greenery-ringed entrance hall and vintage-chic receptions in the historic gym

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Arts Ballroom

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: elegant ballroom in the heart of Philly's Arts District • 1920s-inspired architecture includes sweeping staircases, graceful arches, sparkling chandeliers, and a Juliet balcony • exclusive use of all spaces: the stately Sylvania Cocktail Room, Grand Hall, and the swanky lounge

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: one of the most innovative and stunning children’s museums in the world • endless unique and fun photo ops thanks to the dazzling architecture and colorful exhibits • guests can enjoy a dazzling restored 1920s carousel, a Wonderland-inspired gallery, and an urban environment with a real SEPTA bus

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Deacon

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: former home to the First African Baptist Church-turned-boutique hotel • the interior impresses with vaulted ceilings, arched windows, and blonde wood flooring, accented by minimalist design details like sculptural light fixtures • stylish accommodations with shops, galleries, nightlife, and more—all within easy walking distance

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Midway Arches

Coatesville, PA

Fab Features: 2 beautifully renovated historic churches • intimate celebrations inside St. Stan's with its soaring bell tower and graceful arched windows • an on-site boutique hotel offers wonderful lodging for you and your out-of-town guests, and St. Cecilia's lower hall boasts a multi-use space that can host receptions

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $

Betsy Ross House

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: 300-year-old colonial house • charming cobblestone courtyard provides a memorable open-air setting for an intimate ceremony, cocktail reception, or banquet• arrange a visit from Betsy Ross herself or other major colonial figures with the Once Upon A Nation History Makers

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

Duportail House

Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania

Fab Features: pre-Revolution home and grounds with a fascinating history • three woodsy acres with a charming bridge, old growth trees, large lawns, and a gazebo • receptions on the first floor and a lovely tentable patio

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$


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