Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street • Philadelphia • PA 19106


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • With its impressive Beaux Arts architecture, this historic building is a tru Philly icon, and home of the city's beloved Free Library. Sitting at the heart of scenic Benjamin Franklin Parkway, it offers a convenient, central location, and multiple indoor and outdoor celebration options.
  • The Main Lobby boasts a soaring, ornately coffered ceiling, patterned marble floor, and walls embellished with dramatic Romanesque pillars. Add the Second Floor Landing for an unforgettable cocktail hour overlooking the lobby below.
  • Warm-weather events can take advantage of the Skyline Terrace, a rooftop space that features breathtaking views of Shakespeare Park, Logan Circle, and the glittering cityscape. The adjacent, newly remodeled Skyline Room has a bright, modern feel, and can be rented in conjunction with the terrace.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
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Meals (when priced separately)
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Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 240
Cocktails, etc. Standing 180 250
Reception Seated 160 240
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Penthouse / Rooftop
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Community Center / Civic Building

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Creek / River
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Panoramic
  • Park


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