Philadelphian (or just outside the city) brides I need help with venues!! +++

posted 3 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Have you checked out the Union League? They have some gorgeous, elegant rooms. Or what about the Philadelphia Racquet Club? I don’t know what the capacity is for these places, so I apologize if they can’t accommodate you!

Post # 6
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 1993

@blushingnude:  If you’re interested in taking advantage of Philly’s history, there are several museums that seem to have great spaces available.  Google Top 10 Pennsylvania Museums for Weddings — it’s on

Post # 7
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014


Post # 8
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

OP me and you are in the same boat I have the exact same vision for my wedding as you and Elkins Estate was my dream venue WHOMP WHOMP. My top choice right now is Arcadia but like you said guest would be in two different rooms which i’m not sure I like. 

You might have a bigger budget than me ($15,000) but i’m searching and getting quotes i’ll report any info to this thread.

Union League: 

Wedding Ceremony
A private room maybe reserved for your wedding ceremony. Rental charges include chair setup and staging for the ceremony. Rental Fees range from $500 to $3,000. Complimentary Rehearsal space may be arranged with your Coordinator

There is a minimum food and beverage charge of $30,000 (inclusive) for all Saturday evening affairs in Lincoln Hall.

Post # 9
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Check out Presidential caterers in Norristown …

I also HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend the Drexelbrook.  That is where I went and it was so elegant, so reasonable.  Everyone raved about our wedding, how elegent, classy it was.  If you want the name of my EC, let me know.  He went way over the top and was so hands on it was so, so easy to plan because of him.  They handle EVERYTHING !

Post # 10
5518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

DH’s coworker had a 300 person wedding at the Franklin Institute.  Museum venues are popular here. 

Post # 13
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@blushingnude No, you do not have to be a member to get married at The Union League. Also check out The Arts Ballroom:


and depending on the time of year, The Waterworks is beautiful too. 


I got married at The Franklin Institute, and highly recommend it…let me know if you need any other help and/or recommendations! 


Post # 14
173 posts
Blushing bee

@blushingnude:  Have you looked at Down Town Club or Ballroom at the Ben?? Similar look as your photo!

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