(Closed) Philly venue help

posted 7 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 17
34 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

Elmwood park zoo

Post # 19
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013


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nleranian:  A friend of ours got married at the Elmwood Park Zoo nearly four years ago. It was awesome!


OP, you probably already chose a venue at this point, but have you looked into the Joseph Ambler Inn? We got married there and had nothing but a positive experience. They have a gorgeous covered pavilion where we had our ceremony and cocktail hour.

  • This reply was modified 7 years ago by MeghN.
Post # 20
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d suggest the constitution center in Philadelphia.


There’s an outdoor terrace and indoor components, it’s walking distance to a TON of hotels, and the liberty bell is all lit up at night.  It’s in historic Philadelphia, what more could you ask for? 🙂



We thought about doing out wedding there but I fell in love with the Please Touch Museum (odd I know)

Post # 21
5 posts

Have you considered the Seaport Musuem or the Penn Museum at UPenn? Both great spots! And if you are looking for rehearsal dinner space in the city I can help! 

Post # 22
5 posts

Also, the visitors center of Philadelphia-ask for Allison!! 

Post # 23
3 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

I don’t know if you’re still looking, but if anyone is just following the thread for ideas, we’re getting married at the John James Audubon Center near Collegville/Oaks. It’s about 45 min outside of Philly, close to KOP. They just renovated the pavillion, so there are glass sliding doors that come down and it can be heated/air conditioned.  I think it would be really nice for a fall wedding since all of the leaves would be changing outside! They also have a really nice barn- it’s still a traditional barn, but they’ve updated the floors and it’s heated/air contitioned and it smells nice (some of the barns we looked at smelled very….old…) Their caterer is Jeffery Miller Catering- they’ve been a dream to work with and every thing we have tasted from them has been out of this world. The venue has a nice “rustic” feel but is still very elegant. 

Post # 24
14 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

You shold also look at the American Swedish Historical Museum.  They have a gorgeous space and a fantastic caterer (Jeffrey Miller). I looked at a lot of the same places you have and am also having a wedding of around 125. It’s located in FDR park and has a gorgeous backdrop for ceremony and reception.  Everything is outside (although there is indoor space available) except for cocktail hour which will be inside the museum.  The plus side to this location is that they have a semi-permanent tent for the reception, so regardless of weather we will be covered, and they can provide space heaters etc if it’s chilly at no additional cost, which was a huge consideration when we were looking for outdoor space. I highly recommend it!

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