American Swedish Historical Museum

FDR Park 1900 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145 Map · Phone number
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About American Swedish Historical Museum

Set in FDR Park, the ASHM is a one of a kind indoor / outdoor event venue with ample parking & easy access by highway or pub trans.

DISTINCT GALLERIES in a building rich with history

SET IN FDR PARK between Meadow Lake & city skyline

HAND CRAFTED CULINARY CREATIONS by JAM Catering

ALL INDOOR & OUTDOOR PUBLIC SPACES INCLUDED IN RENTAL

- seasonal tent accommodates dinner & dancing for 230

- majestic Great Hall is ideal for indoor ceremonies, cocktailing & dancing

- guests are free explore galleries throughout the event

- lush outdoor grounds with multiple ceremony spaces

- Josef Frank themed Assembly Room seats up to 170

CLOSE TO HIGHWAYS, CENTER CITY & THE AIRPORT

FREE & PLENTIFUL PARKING

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

- ramp accessible entrance, elevator & designated parking spaces

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23 Reviews for American Swedish Historical Museum

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Molly Pak · Getting married on 06/05/2020

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    Amazing Staff! Super Flexible and Accommodating!!

    The staff at the American Swedish Historical Museum went above and beyond for our May 2019 wedding! So accommodating with start times, special requests for vendor deliveries and drop offs not to mention such pleasant staff! Frank was amazing with our requests and so easy to work with! The venue is so beautiful and well maintained! Our guests cannot stop talking about it! Thank you American Swedish Historical Museum for making our day breathtaking and effortless!

    Molly and Dan

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    Carly · Married on 09/29/2018

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    Our wedding at American Swedish Historical Museum is coming up later this year and we met with Mandy, the venue coordinator recently to go over the menu. We really enjoyed sitting down with her and going over the countless options and combinations that Jeffrey A. Miller Catering has to offer. Mandy and the JAM team allow for a complete customization of the menu allowing it to reflect our own personalities. We are looking forward to our next planning meeting with the venue!

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    Brian · Married on 09/08/2018

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    I am so glad we picked this venue for our wedding. A few thoughts:
    • There is also an option to do a ceremony on the lawn, but we chose to do it instead in the main room inside. It was beautiful, visually interesting, and unique while not being overly formal. It was almost a town hall vibe, with some guests seated and looking slightly upwards, and others standing on the second floor gallery and looking slightly downwards. It’s not for everyone, but I loved it.
    • The venue photographs really well, with a lot of dramatic backdrops, particularly the gazebo area in FDR Park as well as the lighted tent that they set up on the front lawn for our reception. All beautiful.
    • It rained during our wedding, and the rain plan worked shockingly smoothly and did not detract from the reception at all.
    • It was a great value relative to other places we looked, with no sneaky upcharges, and we felt we were treated fairly and honestly throughout the whole process.
    • They have a great team, highlighted in particular by Mandy (the venue/catering coordinator), who was always responsive, professional, and friendly. The whole time, it felt like we just happened to have a close friend who happened to know a lot about weddings.
    • The museum has an exclusive contract with JAM Catering—who Mandy works for. At first I thought that that would be annoying, but it actually worked out really seamlessly. Mandy acted as our point of contact for catering, but also basically as a wedding planner when it came to day-of logistics. Everything was so easy with her and the team, and they really nailed it.

    Sent on 09/23/2018

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American Swedish Historical Museum FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 4.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 0
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Museum, Park
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Signature Drink
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, July, August, November, December

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  • Forever Love Events
    Forever Love Events Wedding Planners

    This venue is just beautiful, the inside of the museum is stunning and it's conveniently located near center city, hotels, the airport and interstates. Museum staff is friendly and ready to help. Mandy from JAM cater is professional, dedicated, knowledgeable and a great partner to work with. JAM's food is just delicious, completely made directly at the venue during all events.

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  • FDR Park, 1900 Pattison Avenue Philadelphia, 19145 See on map
    2154217765 (Phone number)

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