10 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.


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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

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: In-house
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: $ • $$

The Gables at Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Fab Features: the historical dairy farm that dates back to 1745 • exchange vows on the terrace surrounded by seasonally landscaped gardens and a three tier fountain • rustic-chic celebrations inside the barn or under a large tent on the lawn

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

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: $$

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: $ • $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$

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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