Post # 1
Hi Everyone! My fiance and I just got engaged and I am looking at venues in the Philadelphia area. We are going to have at least 250 people, so need a large space. Thinking we want indoor – not sure how we feel about a tent. I am trying to find all-inclusive venues for less than $100pp. This would preferably include cost for ceremony and no additional rental fee for the site as well. Has anyone found something in this realm, and if so, can you please let me know what specific venues? Having trouble!
Post # 3
@JBLeo23: The Brossman Center.
Post # 4
Where at in the Philly area? Can it be outside in one of the Burbs?
Post # 5
@ecrowe1218: Yes, definitely! We’re open to parts of Jersey as well. Most of my family is from Northeast Philly or Northern suburbs, so just wouldn’t want to go too deep into Chester County, for example. Hopefully, can stay within about a 45 min drive for most people.
Post # 6
@PinkPanda: Thanks for the recommendation! We’re Jewish, so not sure the Lutheran Theological Seminary would work for us. But it’s worth asking them if they have done any Jewish weddings before. We need a reception space that also would serve as our ceremony space, since we won’t be getting married in a church or synagogue first.
Post # 7
Check out Brigalias in Sicklerville, NJ. I’m from the Chester County area and my fiancé is from NJ. I looked at a lot of place but Brigalias had the best value and quality! Our wedding isn’t until Dec/2014 but I’m happy so far. Were inviting 300 ppl and paying around $100 a head but there are 2 cheaper packages. It includes a 6 hour reception, buffet or seated meal, cocktail hour, a sweets/dessert room/tables, many gorgeous pic ops, your wedding cake, access to decor, all the linens, tables, chairs, open bar, and they have an outside area for a ceremony or they just built a beautiful chapel on the grounds. If I wasn’t committed to our church I would be getting married there.
They don’t advertise bc they like to keep it going by word of mouth and it doesn’t feel generic or overdone. Feel free to message me if you want pics or more details!
Post # 8
@JBLeo23: I am from the NE too!
We are having our reception at the Radisson by Neshaminy Mall. We are paying $98 per person but that includes a more expensive menu, uplighting, and chair covers. I know their pricing starts at $74 plus tax & gratuity. I am also receiving a 15% discount because I found them on WeddingWire and my wedding is on a Friday. If I were doing a Saturday wedding it would be a 10% discount. It does state on WeddingWire that they have they space for ceremony but I am not sure what that costs. All their packages include open bar, cake, hors douvres, centerpieces
P&P caterers have a variety of rooms available depending on the size of your guest list. I am only having about 100 so I saw the smaller rooms. The pricing started at $49 per person (don’t forget to add on tax & gratuity). Not sure if there is ceremony space available.
The Emerald Room starts at $63.50 per person (includes tax & gratuity) but you would have to find out if they have ceremony space available.
Celebrations in Bensalem – not 100% sure of their pricing but I know some of the dinner selections are less then $100 per person. They have on site ceremony space.
Bridgemen’s Ballroom – again not sure of their pricing but I know they have space available for ceremony
The Falls pricing starts at $65 and I am pretty sure they have ceremony space
Spring Mill Country Club/Manor pricing starts at $80 and they have ceremony space
Crowne Plaza in Trevose pricing starts at $84 per person and I think they have ceremony space
Entertainment Cruises – Spirit of Philadelphia (not sure how many this yacht holds but I know they have another one) pricing starts at $98
King’s Mill pricing starts at $64 and they do have ceremony space. I am know sure of the detials with this vendor. My friend got married here and spoke highly of everything they did for her.
I know there are plenty more places to have ceremony/reception but these are places that I have personally contacted.
Post # 8
If you are looking for a place for rehearsal in the city…check out Panorama. http://www.pennsviewhotel.com/panorama