(Closed) Philly venues on a serious budget.

posted 8 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d try the Media Bureau/ MBN Studios in NoLibs – it’s definitely off the beaten path and a unique space if you’re looking for something really artsy/rough-around-the-edges.  I’ll keep thinking!

 

 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

There is also Power Plant.  I am not sure of their prices thought.  We attempted to look there but could not coordinate a day and time to go see the space.  Here is the contact info:

Chris Meck

[email protected]

Home

 

There is also the Philadelphia Center for Architecture.  The space is neat and their prices are super affordable.

http://philadelphiacfa.org/facility-rental.php

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I came across a site for an AWESOME loft in Fishtown (I think) that looked so cool that I was kind of bummed that I didn’t book it. But now I can’t remember for the life of me what it was. It’s KILLING me.

I’ll keep looking, though.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Okay, I still didn’t come up with it but here are a few more:

Society Hill Dance Academy. I don’t know what it costs but it’s nice and not too traditional. I was at a wedding there a few years ago and it was awesome.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. It’s a mosaic installation and gallery. Amazing. We almost had our wedding here but I think we have too many people. But if you have 75, it should be okay. It’s $1500 to rent but that includes nothing but the space. No catering or table and chair rentals.

The Painted Bride is also really cool but I don’t know anything about pricing.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are having our reception at World Cafe Live (downstairs).  We looked at so many venues in Philadelphia and even the ones that seemed affordable were less affordable after we totalled everything up (site rental, caterer, booze, tax/grat, cake cutting fee in many cases, the list goes on!).  We are spending more than we originally budgeted for but feel that we are getting a fantastic deal.  The venue also really fits our personalities and we love the people we are working with so far.  Good Luck!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

danadelphia- do you mean

http://www.2424skybox.com/

?

 

don’t know anything abut it but it looks awesome.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

if i remember correctly, the society hill dance studio was extremely pricey. like, me asking, “are you serious!?” pricey.

2424 is a really cool space – it’s in fishtown, right by aramingo ave. there’s a big open space with a balcony looking down. it’s neat!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Check out The Chestnut Club (PM if you do, I’ll give you some added advice). I love the space, but alas, it is too small for us.

Also, I don’t know the price, but Artesano Gallery looks incredibly cool (also for a smaller afair). (It isn’t in CC, but it is close-ish)

I also looked into the Philo Club, I don’t remember if we got into pricing with them though.

Good luck!

http://www.thevideoartist.com/pro/chestnutclub

http://www.artesanoironworks.com 

http://www.thephilo.org/ 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

I checked out the skybox a few months ago, and it is awesome!

Also check out: http://www.frontandpalmer.com It’s a unique warehouse, and it’s catered by Feast Your Eyes Catering.

What about looking into restaurants? I know that Stephen Starr does catering!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Philadelphia is a really expensive area to get married in – I went through an extensive venue search, and I’m not sure you could do a traditional wedding for that price. You can definitely save on all the smaller things like dress, stationery, flowers (if you have them), etc, but it’s really really hard to find a pretty venue and a meal for that cheap! 

If you do find something, please share – I would be curious to know. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

AAAAHHH!! Front and Palmer was the one I was trying to remember!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

did you try the colonial dames? you can rent out the garden and downstairs for $1200.

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