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American Swedish Historical Museum

Philadelphia, PA View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
31 reviews
$12k - $17k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$12k - $17k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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

- lush outdoor grounds accommodate ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner & dancing

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

- guests are free explore galleries throughout the event

- Josef Frank Gallery seats up to 150

CLOSE TO HIGHWAYS, CENTER CITY & THE AIRPORT

FREE & PLENTIFUL PARKING

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

- ramp accessible entrance, elevator & designated parking spaces

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$1,900

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,750

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

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Museum
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

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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    Masuma B. Married on 07/15/2022
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    Phenomenal

    Mandy Lightcap was amazing - we can't sing her praises enough.
    She helped us to pull together a wedding in 4 months, assured us along the way that it could be done and worked with us to create a memorable day. Day of coordination - she (and Nicole!!) and the entire team at JAM were PHENOMENAL in making all of our guests feel comfortable and well cared for. THANK YOU!
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    Savannah S. Married on 05/20/2022
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    11/10 best service of my life

    We had our wedding in May at the American Swedish Historical Museum in FDR Park, Philly and JAM truly delivered the best experience we could鈥檝e ever asked for. If we could do it again, I would choose them a 1000x over. When you hear of a catering company, food immediately comes to mind but JAM does so much more, going above and beyond to give the couple, family, and guests the best experience. Leading up to the event, I felt comfortable and at-ease because my coordinator (Mandy Lightcap) was consistent with communication, answered every question I had, and reassured me every step of the way that everything was running smoothly and we were right on track. Mandy had also set me up with an assistant coordinator (Dorothy) just in case I needed her as well! I never felt left in the dark during the entire process. Setting up was a breeze thanks to Frank (the venue manager), and we felt confident leaving our belongings with him and arranging to pick them up afterwards with him in charge. EThe day of the event, I had figured out there was a tornado warning leading up to our ceremony time (which means moving the ceremony/cocktail hour inside) and honestly, without Mandy I think I would鈥檝e had an absolute breakdown. She made every effort to keep me calm and recognized when I was overwhelmed that she needed to ask someone to make the final decisions regarding the plans for the day. Ultimately we decided to go for the outdoor ceremony, and JAM had been one step ahead putting chairs inside just in case we needed to shift mid-ceremony. The food during cocktail hour was absolutely delicious and I really think it could鈥檝e been a meal in itself. It set the bar high for dinner, and boy did that deliver! Our entrees (steak/salmon/black bean cake) were some of the best dishes I鈥檝e ever eaten, not even taking into account it was served at a wedding. It really felt like a dinner at a fine dining restaurant, not something served in mass amounts, every bite was flavorful and the portions were even larger than I had pictured. The guests still rave about the food to us, and the cake as well! The chef absolutely knocked it out of the park. At the end of the night, JAM was kind enough to recognize how the weather had affected our timeline and graciously agreed to give us an extra 陆 hr of service, free of charge!!!! The cherry on top of the entire night was the staff, going beyond just our coordinator and chef, but the servers and bartenders as well. Not only was their set-up and service top-notch but fun as well!!! We even had a few of them join us on the dance floor at the end of the night and our guest experience would not have been the same without it!!! It is one of the first things our guests mention when they talk about our wedding. Everyone had the best time with them on the dance floor and it really just added to the excitement. It was the most PERFECT day and I honestly have to say JAM is to thank for that, I highly recommend them to everyone who wants more than a venue, they truly deliver the greatest overall experience for everyone involved.
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    Sarah M. Married on 08/13/2021
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    My husband and I recently had our wedding at the American Swedish Historical Museum in FDR Park in Philadelphia. Being from Philly, I had been in the park many times without knowing about the museum. We stumbled upon the venue online and immediately fell in love with the location, the architecture of the building, and the history of the museum along with their indoor displays. The museum is beautiful and can be used for the ceremony indoors or outdoors. They host cocktail hour inside and outside as well so that guests may tour the various displays. The reception is held outdoors in a beautiful covered (clear top paneled) tent where the sides of the tent can remain open or closed. String lights hang from side to side which is beautiful when lit up alongside the museum at night. The venue offers many places for pictures as well as a lake boathouse and rotunda within walking distance in the park.
    The staff at the venue is incredibly friendly - those who work in the museum and those directly related to helping set up and coordinating the entire day. We had such an easy process for drop off and pick up on separate days from our actual ceremony/reception - it made the entire day and night so easy and more relaxing than having to worry about how to get our stuff to and from the venue.
    We will continue to be supporters of the museum and it will forever hold a special place in our hearts!
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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, 1900 Pattison Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19145
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American Swedish Historical Museum frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at American Swedish Historical Museum?

American Swedish Historical Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At American Swedish Historical Museum, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

American Swedish Historical Museum includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At American Swedish Historical Museum, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at American Swedish Historical Museum includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of American Swedish Historical Museum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by American Swedish Historical Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at American Swedish Historical Museum for wedding events?

American Swedish Historical Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does American Swedish Historical Museum offer?

American Swedish Historical Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does American Swedish Historical Museum offer for wedding events?

American Swedish Historical Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does American Swedish Historical Museum have available for wedding events?

American Swedish Historical Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend American Swedish Historical Museum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

American Swedish Historical Museum is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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