Unique Philadelphia Wedding Venues
Our hometown Philadelphia, PA features many historic and one-of-a-kind spaces. So Philadelphia wedding venues are definitely perfect for couples who are looking to add an unparalleled oneness to their special occasion. We’re so thrilled to share a few of our Philadelphia favorites, so keep scrolling to uncover 14 totally unique wedding venues!
Looking for Small and Intimate Philadelphia Wedding Venues?
Racquet Club of Philadelphia (Rittenhouse Square Neighborhood) – Link
Founded in 1889 and designed by renowned architect Horace Trumbauer, this venue began its life as a posh sports club in the heart of Center City.
Today, it’s the perfect wedding venue if you’re looking for that classic, old world feel at an incredibly convenient location a block from Rittenhouse Square. You and your guests will fall in love with the vaulted ceilings, intricate woodwork, and wooden, spiral staircases that make this venue a unique and historic architectural gem.
Location 215 (Spring Arts District) – Link
One of Philadelphia’s newest venues, Location 215, combines a chic, urban design with a bright and airy atmosphere to create the perfect blank canvass for your dream wedding. With multiple rooms and over 9,000 square feet, Location 215 can accommodate events of all sizes up to 300 guests. Centrally located in Philadelphia, Location 215 has parking on-site.
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center (Fairmount, Philadelphia) – link
Built around an 1876 Centennial Exposition building, The Fairmount Park Horticulture Center is not only one of our city’s treasured green spaces, it’s one of our favorite wedding venues. If you want those epic outdoor IG images, this is the place. The grounds offer some of the most beautiful and natural backdrops for wedding and engagement photos and the green house makes for a unique and inviting space for a reception.
The Mann Center (Fairmount) – link
One coolest things about The Mann Center is that everyone has seen “that one concert” that they will always remember there. For us, it was Sigor Ros when they were on their first US tour, epic! So when we heard you can now have your wedding at The Mann, we got so excited! Couples can hold their ceremony on the actual Mann stage and then hold their tented reception overlooking the Philadelphia skyline, it’s really something special. Adding in the fact that The Mann offers only a handful of available dates each year makes this venue one of the most unique.
Terrain at Styer’s (Glen Mills, PA) – link
An old barn, gorgeously designed hortulcutre, and farm to table cuisine make Terrain at Styer’s an all around unique venue. Terrain offers in-house floral design through their garden and outdoor supplies company. That’s why every photo you see at this venue is absolutely excuisite. Almost the entire property is available for your wedding, from the historic Mushroom House, their blooming nursery, and their completely restored barn. This 110 person space is perfect for your outdoor, green wedding. Take a look at this art deco inspired styled shoot from 7Textures and this goofy, fun real wedding from Love Me Do Photography.
Morris House Hotel (Washington Square) – link
With a colonial era inn and garden, The Morris House Hotel is a historic and serene getaway smack dab in the middle of the Washington Square neighborhood. Catering is provided by the excellent M restaurant next door for your private garden affair. Take a look at this gorgeous Real Wedding from Gary Nevitt Photography.
Power Plant Productions (Old City, Philadelphia) – link
Located in Old City, just past the Ben Franklin Bridge on 2nd street, Power Plant Productions is truly a unique event venue in Philadelphia. Urban, yet unconventional, the studio occupies the former Wilbur Chocolate Factory that still has its historic smokestack. The building retains much of the industrial feel from this early 1900’s power plant, with its steel beams, huge industrial windows, diagonal hardwood floors, 25-foot ceiling, and exposed brick walls. Power Plant productions is the perfect small-wedding space for couples looking to marry in the Old City area.
23rd Street Armory (Philadelphia) – link
Raw industrial at its best! This space is absolutely massive – it can fit 1,000 people, so you can invite your family, friends, plus their family and friends, and every rando you know. This space is best when paired with an outdoor ceremony spot (pop-up wedding, anyone?) and a team of vendors with a vision. When styled properly, it’s dreamy and spacious, and has a few smaller classic-looking rooms for your getting ready suite or back-up ceremony location.
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Material Culture (East Falls/Germantown, Philadelphia) – link
Glittering lights, oriental rugs, carved wood panels, and decor from all over the world await you at Material Culture. This worldly emporium of handcrafts is a daytime store, nighttime mystery wonderland wedding venues for you and your guests. This makes Material Culture certainly one of the most unique spaces on our list for a wedding.
Nestled in one of the city’s prettiest neighborhoods, Old City, is the Physick House. It’s great for small, mellow weddings – it fits up to 100 people, and there’s a strict noise ordinance after 9pm. Perfect for a laid back couple having a low key dinner reception, or a cocktail party type celebration. The inside is elaborate and regal, but the private outdoor garden is what makes this venue so great. For a similar setting that’s equally beautiful, check out the Powel House, only a block away.
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Down Town Club (Washington Square West, Philadelphia) – link
For that classic and elegant downtown Philadelphia wedding feel, it’s hard to beat The Down Town Club. Marble floors, hard carved moldings, elegant chandeliers, all topped off with enormous windows overlooking Independence Hall. And because it’s a Cescaphe property, you know your wedding will be perfect.
Bahdeebahdu (Kensington, Philadelphia) – link
A gallery and workshop, Bahdeebahdu is a unique industrial space that can host small weddings for cool people. Featuring the works of R.J. Thornburg and Warren Mulller, this artsy spot is a jaw-dropper in the Kensington/Fishtown area of Philadelphia.
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Bok (South Philadelphia) – link
By far, Bok is one of the more unique venues that Philly has to offer. It’s an old vocation school that takes up an entire block. It’s been revived into offices, workspaces, a thriving rooftop bar, and a space for events small and large. The auditorium, featured in these photos, is great for ceremonies or for intimate dinner receptions. There’s a gymnasium that can be transformed into a quirky couple’s dream setting, and a workshop that’s straight out of your Anthropologie dreams. They also do ceremonies up on the roof during select hours, so you can make the most of the absolute stunner of a view.
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City Hall (Center City, Philadelphia) – link