16 of Philadelphia's Best Wedding Venues

If you're planning a wedding in or near Philadelphia, you have a wealth of venues to choose from. Ballrooms, gardens, lodges, hotels, golf courses—you'll find them all here. An added perk: Many of these locations have a rich, fascinating past, thanks to Philly's special place in our nation's history.



GARDEN



Appleford

Villanova, PA

Fab Features: quintessential Main Line country estate • variety of magical al fresco settings from the woodland meadows to lush formal gardens • the tented flagstone terrace offers unparalleled views of the lawns and gardens

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


MUSEUM



National Constitution Center

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: sleek, modern museum with a soaring façade of limestone, steel, and glass • during cocktail hour, guests can explore the fascinating exhibits • impressive celebrations in the Grand Hall Lobby, surrounded by towering glass windows and accented by the Grand Hall Overlook, which boasts 60-foot ceilings and birds'-eye views of Philly's most iconic landmarks

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


WOODSY



Duke Sculpture Garden at the Dixon Mansion

Nether Providence Township, PA

Fab Features: 1889 stunning Arts & Craft mansion • the soaring turret serves as a fairytale-worthy backdrop for your ceremony • the interior impresses with period architecture and design details

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


RUSTIC



Brandywine Manor House

Honey Brook, PA

Fab Features: 1740 stone manor house graced with wood beams, glowing chandeliers, and a wraparound porch • 85 acres of rolling meadows, country gardens, and a sparkling lake • ceremonies in front of a dreamy waterfall or charming gazebo

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


COUNTRY MANOR



Merion Tribute House

Merion Station, PA

Fab Features: gorgeous Gothic-style English manor house • ceremonies on the grand lawn followed by cocktail receptions on the flagstone terrace • the mansion is designed with dramatic architectural details like wood-beamed ceilings, slate floors, and arches carved from local stone

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


PENTHOUSE



Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: 25th-floor Burnham Ballroom offers dramatic skyline views and abundant natural light • foodie-friendly, locally-sourced menus from Square 1682, the hotel's LEED-certified, green restaurant • in-room spa services for pre-wedding pampering

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


WHIMSICAL



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: $ • $$ • $$$


BALLROOM



IATSE Ballroom

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fab Features: the sprawling Ballroom boasts a 22-foot ceiling, large dance floor, multimedia displays, and ample space for a band • go for full drama with a full stage, theatrical lighting, and marquee entry • in-house catering highlights Italian fare with a modern twist, served along with local favorites

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


UNIQUE



Union Trust

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: opulent 1888 former bank • the central gallery boasts a grand 65-foot illuminated carved ceilings, ornate walls, and a gorgeous balcony • topnotch in-house planners and caterers from Finley Catering

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


HOTEL



The Bellevue Hotel

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: 1904 treasure known as the "Grand Dame of Broad Street" • Lalique chandeliers, fountains, and other intricate architectural embellishments highlight the buildings French Renaissance design • opulent event spaces from the 19th-floor Rose Garden to the 2-tier grand ballroom

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


ALL-INCLUSIVE



Terrain at Styer's

Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

Fab Features: a charmingly restored antique lodge • the interior is designed with rustic wood-plank floors, vintage furnishings, and lush greenery • al fresco ceremonies beside the old greenhouse

Catering: In-house
Price: $$


INN/LODGE



Joseph Ambler Inn

North Wales, PA

Fab Features: historic 1734 farmhouse on 12 scenic acres • romantic fireside ceremonies or on the shady, tree-studded lawn • charming details like exposed stone walls and gleaming hardwood floors

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


LAKE



The Lake House Inn

Perkasie, PA

Fab Features: spa-like waterfront getaway on Lake Nockamixon • lovely al fresco events on the award-winning landscaped grounds • exquisite ballroom with an adjacent cocktail terrace overlooking the water

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


COUNTRY CLUB/GOLF COURSE



Spring Hollow Golf Club

Spring City, PA

Fab Features: verdant golf course accented by bridges, fountains, gentle hills, and quiet tunnels • secluded ceremony site framed by a pergola, colorful blooms, and a pond • airy Ballroom with a vaulted ceiling, large windows, and glittering chandeliers

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


CHAPEL



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: $


HISTORIC/LANDMARK



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 lovely tentable patio

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



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