5 of Our Favorite Luxury Philadelphia Wedding Venues

Something old, something new... Philadelphia's history along with its iconic architecture uniquely blends old and new, creating a perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Here’s a list of our 5 favorite luxurious wedding venues in Philadelphia:


Barnes Museum

"We invite you to share in our wedding celebration at The Barnes Museum"

Surround yourself and your wedding guests with works by some of the world's great impressionists such as Renoir and Cezanne. The permanent collection created by the Barnes Foundation is truly breathtaking and eclectic. Featuring works of Picasso and Matisse along side gorgeous iron work, avant-garde American pieces, as well as Native American and African art works.

The museum is located at 20th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and is one of the young venues on our list. This fresh and modern building has energy yet houses a wealth of art history and culture. Your guests will appreciate the convenient parking and unique wedding experience.

As their website states, there is "a story behind every object." You can start your story here among some of the most expressive creators of art in a truly elegant venue. Your day will be memorable for you and your guests with a wedding at The Barnes Museum.


Free Public Library of Philadelphia

"We request the honor of your presence at the Free Public Library of Philadelphia"

Picture this, a new beginning for you and your love, in one of the most historic place on our list. 

The Free Public Library, located on Vine Street and overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, was founded in 1891 and welcomes you with the warmth of 18th-century neo-classical French architecture and a spectacular skyline view as the backdrop for your special day.

Numerous spaces are available within the library from which to select. Popular areas include the iconic Main Lobby, the Second Floor Landing which features ceiling arches and historic brickwork, and the newer Skyline Room which spills out on to the terrace. Whether you need a large space or a more intimate one, the library offers the flexibility to get just what you desire.

The rooftop of the library is available for weddings and receptions, creating a fantastic blend of historic vibe and urban energy. The night skyline is definitely a site to behold. 


Rittenhouse Hotel

"Celebrate with us at the Rittenhouse Hotel"

The Rittenhouse features classic hotel elegance with modern touches and world-class service. An event at the Rittenhouse is convenient to the heart of Philadelphia but with a sense of being off-the-beaten-path due to the romantic tree-lines streets of Rittenhouse Square.

Exceptional, aesthetic food options are created for your event to wow your guests.

This full-service hotel can provide rooms for you and your guests, and a gorgeous suite where you can spend your wedding night together. Let your event planner make arrangements for you to surprise your wedding party by relaxing in the hotel's spa before you walk down the aisle. 

Elegance awaits you at The Rittenhouse.


Downtown Club

"The pleasure of your company is requested at The Downtown Club"

Because you are getting married in Philadelphia and you want that historic Philadelphia vibe, you will want to consider The Downtown Club as your venue. 

Located on Chestnut Street in Old City, The Downtown Club is just across the street from Independence Hall. You can feel Colonial Philadelphia in this space, yet modern America as well. The building was designed in 1921 and "exudes the energy of the Industrial Revolution - an age of modernization and luxury." 

This venue is known for elegant events and superior service. It is beautiful with its wood molding and marble floors. You will be delighted with gorgeous wedding photos and a memorable day in this historic location. Here, you create your own Philadelphia story. 


Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

"Join us as we begin our life together at The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve"

The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve was opened as a venue in 2016, however the historic Greek revival building dates back to 1932 and is pure, iconic class.

The Ballroom is outside the city of Philadelphia, yet is conveniently located on West Chester Pike, in Newtown Square, Delaware County. This venue is operated by Finley Catering and focuses on world-class food along with top-notch service to make this a truly special day in a magnificent location.

The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve offers the option of an outdoor ceremony with an elegant dinner and reception in the Ballroom.

Whether you are outside or inside, everywhere you look, you see a perfect setting for your celebration.

Zachary Connor