(Closed) UNIQUE venues in Philly/NJ

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Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Please Touch Museum

 

 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@khaleesi:   TPC Jasna Polana, which is a golf course now but was originally built as a private estate.

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@khaleesi:  I got a bunch of info from the adventure aquarium. It was too pricey for me (I think like $130/pp which was over my budget). I also didn’t like that they don’t have a kitchen on site, all the food comes from somewhere else (I think aramark is the company they use)… that made me nervous. 

Also – it’s in Camden and I didn’t like that… no easy hotels to get to, etc. 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Front & Palmer – our venue. We LOVE it (though I guess we are a bit biased). It’s an old pickle barrel factory that they’ve converted to a venue. 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

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@khaleesi:  the aquarium is having a bridal open house sometime this month…can’t recall the date but it’s soon. Maybe go check it out if you can. I think it’s free

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wanted to do a rustic/nature-y wedding, ideally where there was outdoor space and a tent – not sure if that’s exactly what you’re looking for!  I got married in 2012 at Historic Waynesborough (http://partyspace.com/facilitypages/waynesborough/main.htm).  I really loved the space – the tent really sold me!  I was really happy with how our wedding turned out and the price was reasonable (well, as far as weddings go).

I also considered Morris Arboretum, as someone else mentioned.  The Fairmount Horticulture Center looked beautiful but was more expensive (don’t recall how much but probably out of the budget you quoted).  Other suggestions (again, not sure if they are out of budget) include Tyler Arboretum, Appleford or Welkinweir (http://www.robertryancatering.com/venues/), Springton Manor Farm, and Lake House Inn (my friend got married here, it was beautiful).  Another friend got married at Knowlton Mansion, which someone else mentioned earlier, and while there isn’t so much nature, it’s got a rustic feel with all the wood and they had a great wedding there.  

If you’re looking at a venue in Center City that’s more unique, I liked Stotesbury Mansion (nothing nature about it though!).  I also visited the Powel and Physick houses – there’s outdoor space (though small) and it was a cute venue.  Feel free to send me a msg if you have any other questions or are interested in any other info!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

What about Colonial Dames? I don’t know how big your wedding will be, but if < 100 people, it’s a beautiful place in a beautiful part of the city. You can get married outside in their garden.

Post # 25
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Busy bee

I got married at the please touch, it was amazing 

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We are getting married at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn at the Poconos – it is a great option for the rustic, outdoorsy vibe – plus they have five venue locations each with a slightly different feel.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@DVsMom:  I’m getting married there in May!  I am so freaking excited!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee

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@khaleesi:  Hi there…did you meet with the aquarium yet? If so, did you like it? I’m a grad student and I’m stuck trying to finish my thesis and I can’t go to the open house there tomorrow 🙁 I was just wondering how it is since I can’t go visit any places until the end of next month after my defense.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee

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@khaleesi:  oh boy… M-F until 4pm? Those are practically bankers hours! What gives? lol well good luck with whatever you choose!

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Elmwood park zoo

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