7 Philadelphia Restaurants to have your Rehearsal Dinner
If you’re planning your wedding in Philadelphia, then you must know that this city has a lot of amazing venues and restaurants to choose from! Rehearsal dinners are the perfect way to introduce both of the bride and groom’s families before the wedding, so it’s only right to share a delicious meal too (food and family, the perfect pair). Finding a venue that is juxtapose to your wedding venue is definitely the way to go, that way each event stands out on its own. We think these Philadelphia restaurants are perfect for any bride and groom looking to have a special celebration with the ones they love, so keep scrolling to uncover our favorite spots in the city!
Amada is a contemporary Spanish restaurant owned by chef Jose Garces. The rustic-chic setting is similar to a Spanish bodega and every part of the space is festively decorated for a truly authentic dining experience. You and your guests are definitely going to fall in love with the creative Andalusian tapas that this restaurant is known for!
Address: 217-219 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Guest Capacity: up to 60 (capacity ranges with dining rooms)
Barbuzzo is a Mediterranean kitchen and bar owned by Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran. The recently renovated 2nd floor of the restaurant is the perfect space for a quaint rehearsal dinner complete with a private kitchen and bar (so you’ll have the whole upstairs to yourselves)! Known for their farm-fresh ingredients and chic space, this spot is perfect for a farm-to-table themed dinner event.
Fork is a sophisticated modern restaurant serving American cuisine. Owners Ellen Yin and Chef Eli Kulp are awarded for their crafty menu that is locally sourced from the Mid-Atlantic region. The elegant atmosphere of this restaurant will give your event a sleek state-of-the-art feel that your guests will enjoy.
Address: 306 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Guest Capacity: 45
Price Point: $$$
Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse
Lacroix features a global menu that uses the highest quality of ingredients. You and your guests will experience a cutting-edge dining experience in the lovely modern space of this restaurant that overlooks the Rittenhouse neighborhood.
Address: Located in The Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Guest Capacity: up to 32 (capacity ranges with dining rooms)
Positano Coast will take you and your guests on a visionary trip to Amalfi Coast Italy, right in Old City. The atmosphere is a breath of fresh air, with indoor and 3 outdoor seating areas that are a visage of an authentic coastal Italian restaurant. Owner Aldo Lamberti has captured the true essence of Al Fresco dining in his restaurant, and this location is definitely a unique space for a rehearsal dinner.
Address: 212 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Guest Capacity: up to 150 (capacity ranges with dining rooms)
Price Point: $$
Vibe: Contemporary Resort
Terrain at Styers
Terrain is an inspiring home and garden decor retailer with a botanical landscape that offers 3 event spaces including a restored antique greenhouse. The beautiful setting pairs with locally sourced cuisine that is organic and unique. Host your rehearsal dinner here if you’re looking to cultivate an enchanting evening you’re guests won’t stop talking about!
Address: 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Price Point: $$$
Vedge is a new-age vegan and vegetarian restaurant located inside of an old mansion. Husband and wife Chefs Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby are bringing a new and progressive approach to their cuisine that critics are raving about! The elegant atmosphere of the restaurant is the perfect setting for an intimate (veggie friendly) rehearsal dinner.
Address: 1221 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Price Point: $$$
Vibe: Classical Elegance
All food and restaurant photos sourced directly from their websites unless stated otherwise.