(Closed) Non-church Ceremony Only site!

posted 5 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I always thought that the Shambles at Headhouse Square would have been great for a ceremony! Unfortunately, we were looking for an all-inclusive deal since we’re planning from CA. Or maybe something in Fairmount Park? Oops. Just reread and saw you’re looking for indoors. Depending on how many people you have, I think that you can have ceremonies at Independence Hall. Or maybe the lobby of one of the museums? I know that wedding packages at the museums are prohibitively expensive, but maybe for just a ceremony it’s doable?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

How many people are you hoping to have for your wedding?

If it’s smaller than 100, Colonial Dames have a great (but small) ceremony space that’s beautiful and in the Rittenhouse Square area. They do one event per day, be it ceremony/reception/both and they’re pretty flexible! Their rental of the space is $1100 I believe. That’s for four hours for your event (incl. setup and breakdown time) + bridal suite and the 2 workers required to be on site at the time. Of course, you can do photos on site in that time. 🙂

Post # 5
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227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Cairnwood estates offers ceremony only options. They have several outdoor and an indoor option. The building is an old estate, so the rooms are much biggest than most houses, but it is still a historical house, so it can only fit so many. I am doing my ceremony there, and for ceremony only you would have to do it during the daytime, as they host full events in the evenings usually. 

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Post # 7
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5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Lemon Hill Mansion might work for you. (Right off Kelly Dr)  Their site says its $500 for a 2 hour ceremony.

Post # 9
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280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@SwtAnana:  I think that if you like a place as a reception, perhaps it’s good enough for the ceremony? I’m just thinking of the weddings I’ve been to where the ceremony is in a different location and it’s such a huge hassle. Certainly it’s your wedding and you should do what makes you guys happy, but from a guest’s perspective, I completely prefer the ceremony and reception at the same place.

You can always do a first look and then take the bridal party around the city to get shots before the ceremony (what we’re doing), or do your engagement shots at a different location?

Post # 10
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Tyler Arboretum in Media? Not too far from the Drexelbrook.

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