Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)

Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)

Make History with the Penn Museum

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 | map
Services: Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
Maximum capacity: 600
Catering: Offered in-house
About Us

Designed in the 1890s, this beautiful historic building located on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus is one of Philadelphia’s premier unique venues.  Penn Museum is a 300,000 square-foot gem with exterior details including glass mosaics by the Tiffany Glass Company, sculptures by Alexander Stirling Calder, and marble medallions by John Ross of New York City.  The Museum houses one-of-a-kind artifacts acquired from over 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions, and we invite you and your guests to discover the world in just one night.  Stunning event space and priceless collections make the Penn Museum an unparalleled event experience!

We welcome all wedding ceremonies and receptions, mitzvahs, Sweet 16 parties, Quinceañeras, corporate, and philanthropic events!

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5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

Having our wedding at the Penn Museum was, aesthetically, a phenomenal experience for us, and for our guests. Our guests gasped in awe when they walked into the Chinese Rotunda for dinner, and a highlight for my husband and me was also walking into the Rotunda - the sheer beauty of the space guarantees that your wedding there will be unique and remarkable.

Just as importantly, Jenn (who handled catering through Restaurant Associates) and Atiya (who is the Museum point-person) were the best team we worked with throughout our wedding planning process. They were always responsive (even when we were sending them numerous emails a day), and always flexible (even when it was the fifth time we were changing a very minor detail); they were also very warm and personable, which made the experience of wedding planning with them truly pleasant (while some aspects of wedding planning are inevitably stressful - working with Atiya and Jenn never was).

It should also be noted that the food was exceptional - numerous guests have told us it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding.

We will cherish our memories at the Penn Museum for years to come, as will our guests. We can't recommend more highly having your wedding here - it was a wonderful experience from start to finish, and Jenn and Atiya are truly the best.

  • Wedding: 09/13/2014
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue
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Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) is a wedding venue from Philadelphia. We service weddings througout the local area, including New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Philadelphia wedding industry for 20 years. We specialize in unique wedding ceremonies and receptions
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