11 Cool Outdoor Philadelphia Wedding Venues

There’s more to Philadelphia than historical landmarks and iconic staircases. This thriving metropolis is also home to some beautiful outdoor wedding venues hidden in plain sight. So whether you want to exchange vows on an expansive lawn overlooking the Delaware River, in the lush gardens of a charming country estate, or surrounded by tall trees, here’s a look at some stunning spaces perfect for an al fresco celebration.


The Willows

Villanova, PA

Fab Features: 1910 European-style mansion nestled in the 49-acre Willows Park Preserve • exchange vows on the exquisite grounds, which feature original plantings from the early 1900s, hundreds of mature willows, oaks, maples, and sycamores, and a picturesque pond • inside, the Solarium is outfitted with an Italian marble terrazzo floor and glass doors that open onto the gracious, Spanish-inspired courtyard (another great place to celebrate)

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

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: stunning 19th-century Victorian estate restored to showcase its original splendor and bring it into the modern day • a chic, contemporary conservatory opens onto expansive cocktail terraces, a ceremony pergola, and 13 acres of perennial gardens • delectable in-house catering options from Conroy Catering

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Pomme

Radnor, PA

Fab Features: gorgeous, secluded al fresco setting, set among tall trees, wooded paths, a pond, a meandering stream, a bridge, and a pergola • full-service planning allows you to focus on the day, not the details • delectable, seasonal menus boast fresh ingredients sourced from local farms and dairies

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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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: $ • $$
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The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Fab Features: magnificent 1908 Beaux-Arts building • al fresco celebrations in the tranquil Medicinal Herb Garden and Veranda designed with aromatic herbal plants, colorful blooms, pebble walkways, and sweetheart benches • one-of-kind photo ops under the Marble Rotunda, the lush garden, and the paneled parlors

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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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: $ • $$
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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: $ • $$
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Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

Newtown Square, PA

Fab Features: grand Greek revival facility in a pastoral setting • the 1930s building boasts a grand stone façade with soaring columns and a dramatic portico • all events are overseen by the event pros at Finley Catering, which has been hosting top-notch celebrations for the last 45 years

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Springfield Country Club

Springfield, PA

Fab Features: pristine country club surrounded by rolling hills and lush landscape • fun photo ops on a golf cart donned with a “just married” sign or in front of a cascading fountain • complimentary Overnight Stay for the Newlyweds at the Springfield Courtyard Marriott Hotel

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia

Essington, PA

Fab Features: charming clubhouse built in 1892 • ceremonies overlooking the Delaware River then dance the night away under the large, festive tent • memorable photo ops abound amid the sailboats and yachts on the river

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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