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Getting married in the Philadelphia Area?

For starters, congratulations for your upcoming wedding! Secondly, where? In a major city like Philadelphia, there are so many amazing places to choose from. With the help of this guide, we hope to provide some insight from a Wedding Photographer’s point of view. Here is our list of over 20 incredible and unique venues to say “I do” in the Philadelphia area!

All images were taken by our talented team here at BeauMonde Originals. Whether you are hosting an intimate elopement or a grand adventure wedding, we are dedicated to your vision. At BeauMonde Originals we seek unorthodox and unique ways to tell the story of YOUR wedding.

 

Audubon, PA

John James Audubon Center

1201 Pawlings Rd, Audubon, PA 19403

Once the estate of famed naturalist and illustrator, John James Audubon, the Audubon Center is a beautiful retreat from fast-paced city life.

 

Avenue of The Arts

Arts Ballroom

1324 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

A classic wedding venue located near the Avenue of the Arts. This bright and charming venue is perfect for a ballroom-style wedding.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Our nation’s first art museum and school of fine arts. With a convenient location, gorgeous architecture, and top-notch event services, this museum venue is a fabulous location for an elegant wedding experience.

 

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Free Library of Philadelphia

1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

As a historic library with a classy and grandiose vibe, this space is the perfect place to wed for couples looking for a unique and elegant wedding venue.

 

Boathouse Row

Water Works

640 Waterworks Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Its combination of gracious Neoclassical architecture on the outside and then-revolutionary technology within once drew visitors from around the world—including Charles Dickens, who praised its “pleasant design.” Today, the Water Works provides rich contemporary luxury in its lavish interior spaces in one of the city’s most picturesque setting, with columned walkways, a vintage gazebo, the Art Museum perched dramatically above and Boathouse Row stretched out along the Schuylkill River just beyond.

 

Center City

Union Trust

717 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Built in 1888, this elegant venue is an embodiment of rich Philadelphia history. It once served as The Union Trust Company Bank. Its grand architecture and elegant decor provide a modern, chic setting for an unforgettable wedding celebration.

 

Callowhill

Love City Gardens

1023 Hamilton St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Love City Brewing has recently made this wonderful edition to the Callowhill section of the city. Newly opened, this little garden oasis is tucked under the city’s elevated rail line. This venue is perfect for the off-beat couple looking for a good time.

 

Chestnut Hill

Morris Arboretum

100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Located in historic Chestnut Hill, you are surrounded by 92 acres of lush, romantic gardens, and bubbling fountains. Imagine saying ‘I do” among towering trees and lovely vistas.

 

Fox Chase

Knowlton Mansion

8001 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19111

This estate, which was originally constructed back in the 19th-century, was restored in 1999. Contemporary elements were added while carefully retaining many of the classic Victorian touches so that its past could still be celebrated.

 

Malvern, PA

Philander Chase Knox Estate

151 Library Ln, Malvern, PA 19355

Surrounded by 3,500 acres of rolling green meadows and towering trees, The Philander Chase Knox Estate provides an oasis of natural beauty for your rustic and elegant wedding.

 

Manayunk

Artesano Gallery

109 Green Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19127

This hidden gem is nestled under the Manayunk bridge. There are many spaces for guests to mingle and enjoy the incredible scenery. A wonderful place to hold a celebration.

 

Media, PA

Tyler Arboretum

515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063

Tyler Arboretum offers a unique and unforgettable setting for your special day. Within the soaring rafters of our mid-19thcentury stone bank barn reception room at its centerpiece, combined with seasonal tenting over an adjacent terrace overlooking a rolling valley of majestic trees and a babbling stream.

 

North Kensington Art District

FAME

3525 I St 4th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19134

A modern venue space located on the top floor of a former textile factory. The main loft space has 15-foot ceilings, a cocktail lounge, outdoor patio, wood floors, and modern lighting.

 

Northern Liberties

Tendenza

969 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Tendenza, Italian for “trend,” lives up to its name in endless diversities. This venue brings a whole new level of exquisite glam to the Philadelphia Wedding scene.  This urban-inspired ballroom features exposed brick walls with beamed ceilings, combined with chic, dazzling chandeliers and mixtures of glass, stainless steel and reclaimed wood.

 

Olde City

Morris House Hotel

100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Built in 1787, the Morris House Hotel is a National Historic Landmark where colonial charm pairs with the luxuries of today. The location, history and sophistication of The Morris House and M Restaurant are unparalleled.

 

Perkasie, PA

Pearl S. Buck Estate

520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944

The Pearl S. Buck House, an iconic Bucks County stone farmhouse and National Historic Landmark, along with the Cultural Center, Welcome Center, and Estate Pavilion sit on a stunning 67-acre estate with prize-winning gardens and manicured grounds.

 

Skytop, PA

Skytop Lounge

1 Skytop Dr, Skytop, PA 18357

Hidden along the top of the beautiful Poconos, the Skytop Lounge offers an exceptional wedding venue that perfectly combines Old World charm with nature’s majesty.

 

Strawberry Mansion

Historic Strawberry Mansion

2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19132

The largest of the Fairmount Park Historic Houses filled with antiques, fine art, and collectible treasures from the 18th and 19th century.

 

South Philadelphia

American Swedish Historical Museum

1900 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Founded in 1926, the American Swedish Historical Museum in South Philadelphia is the oldest Swedish museum in the United States. Rich in history as well as beauty.

 

Waterfront

Race Street Pier and Morgan’s Pier

221 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The design of Race Street Pier is a nod towards its original function as a bi-level shipping pier built-in 1896.  The two levels are linked by amphitheater-style seating that wraps around the end of the pier and amplifies the sense of magic associated with being on the edge. The Pier allows for rare views of the River, Bridge, and Center City skyline all at once.

Morgan’s Pier features their Crow’s Nest which offers an exclusive lounge area that sits above the Pier that includes private access via a spiral staircase. The Crow’s Nest is the perfect location for parties or small group cocktail hours.

 

West Fairmount Park

Horticulture Center

100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131

A modern exhibition hall and greenhouse, the Horticulture Center is located in beautiful Fairmount Park and boasts both indoor and outdoor space. The Horticulture Center is perfect for social and corporate functions.

Ridgeland Mansion

4100 Chamounix Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Ridgeland Mansion is set in historic West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. This venue is on a five-acre estate and the grounds are now exclusively managed and catered by Joshua’s Catering. The venue is home to to the Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia. TLC’s Four Weddings noted Ridgeland Mansion as “the perfect space for a romantic wedding”, and It’s All About the Details bridal magazine said Ridgeland Mansion “is a hidden gem”.

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  • Over a decade of experience
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