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About Awbury Arboretum

A welcoming venue for all couples with lush grounds and beautiful views

What makes Awbury different from other rental venues?

Awbury Arboretum is a welcoming wedding and event venue in Northwest Philadelphia, featuring the historic Cope House with wrap-around porch, Victorian floor-to-ceiling windows, landscaped gardens, and covered bluestone patio.  Your celebration supports Awbury’s mission to connect our community with nature and history. Awbury welcomes all couples!

For events utilizing the seasonal dining tent on the bluestone patio, we can accommodate up to 175 guests seated. The maximum for indoor-only events is 50 guests. 

Our venue is a lush arboretum with beautiful landscapes for ceremony and photos, with a secret garden our couples love to escape to. The Cope House grounds and porch are perfect for your ceremony and a sprawling cocktail hour with lawn games, cocktails and appetizers. Guests love to walk around and explore our gardens during this time. Dine under the tent on the bluestone patio (which can also serve as your rain plan for ceremony) and then move inside to the parlor rooms of the Cope House for dancing.

  • Daytime Weddings most commonly begin at 12pm and end at 5pm
  • Evening Weddings most commonly begin at 4pm and end at 9pm (music is required to end at 9 as we have neighbors!)


Awbury has an exclusive catering partner with Birchtree Catering, a small, female-owned business with a strong focus on local sourcing and sustainable events


Feel free to contact us with any questions:



(215) 849-2855





Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Philadelphia

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Loved our wedding at Awbury! We had an outdoor ceremony on the last weekend of October and their trees were popping with color and gorgeous!

Branda was fantastic to work with throughout our wedding planning process and facilitated coordination between the different wedding parties for the weekend. She was very responsive and able to answer any questions we had. Day-of staff were also extremely helpful in coordinating the event and making sure things were moving along on schedule. We loved this space and it was everything we could have asked for.

Profile Picture S, 10/22/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

We got married at Awbury on 10/7/17. We walked in and immediately knew it was the perfect venue. It has some indoor space, enough for about 60 guests, and ample area outside to cover with a tent in case of rain. It also has fantastic wraparound porches and great getting ready spaces, as well as a small kitchen for caterers.

Awbury is definitely a DIY venue. Though they provide some tables and chairs, you will need to rent more if you are having a larger wedding. Also, you are responsible for all setup and cleanup. This was not a problem for us at all. We had friends, family, and hired helpers who took care of setup/cleanup, but if you want a venue that does all that for you, this might not be a good fit.

Awbury seems to be doing more weddings and has changed some things since we first booked them. They have done a lot of improvements, such as building a beautiful blue stone patio out back which made a perfect area to set up a tent and dinner tables. We were able to bring in a buffet caterer, but they are now partnered exclusively with birchtree catering. They also now have a sound system (both an indoor one for music and outdoors for the ceremony) which we were able to use.

Branda, the events coordinator, is SO nice, responsive, and helpful. She answered all of my questions thoroughly and made me feel like my event was important to her. On the day of, Awbury provided a parking attendant who successfully guided our buses in and out, and an event staffer (Courtney I think?) who I didn't talk to much (I was a bit busy, heh) but it seemed like she was being helpful.

Overall, the space is GORGEOUS with a perfect flow for guests, and it was a breeze working with Branda to plan, despite having many moving parts. 5/5 would get married there again :D

Profile Picture Rachel, 10/7/17, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Bridal Suite, Wireless Internet

Awbury Arboretum Pricing

Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $2300.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $2300.00
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2018 Discount!

$2,300.00 Value | Redeem In-Store
2018 event dates are discounted 20% at the arboretum!--- Under 50 guests: normally $2300, discounted to $1,840--- 51-100 guests: normally $3,500, discounted to $2,800--- 101-175 guests: normally $4,700, discounted to $3,760
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Neighbor discount

$640.00 Value | Redeem In-Store
A special love note to our community: neighbors who live within 2 miles of the Arboretum receive a 20% discount! You don't actually need a code; just mention it when you talk to Branda. (Value = $260 - $640, depending of time of year and size of group)

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One Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138   See On Map
215-849-2855 (phone)
Awbury Arboretum is a wedding venue from Philadelphia servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Philadelphia, Bucks County, and beyond. Awbury Arboretum is a professional venue that has been part of the Philly wedding industry since 2006 specializing in picturesque weddings in a historic, natural setting.