Awbury Arboretum

One Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Awbury Arboretum

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 reception, 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.

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:

events@awbury.org

www.awbury.org

(215) 849-2855

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Alyssa Maloof Photography
Alyssa Maloof Photography
The Francis Cope House
The Francis Cope House
The Francis Cope House
The Francis Cope House
Inside the tent with Awbury-provided tables and chairs
Inside the tent with Awbury-provided tables and chairs
Inside the tent with Awbury-provided tables and chairs
Inside the tent with Awbury-provided tables and chairs
Nighttime view of the tent at Awbuy
Nighttime view of the tent at Awbuy
The Secret Garden - Love Me Do Photography
The Secret Garden - Love Me Do Photography
The Secret Garden - George Street Photo and Video
The Secret Garden - George Street Photo and Video
Awbury's Grounds
Awbury's Grounds
Love is Love at Awbury - Maria Mack Photography
Love is Love at Awbury - Maria Mack Photography
The porch at the Francis Cope House
The porch at the Francis Cope House
Inside the parlors at the Francis Cope House - M2 Photography
Inside the parlors at the Francis Cope House - M2 Photography
Love is Love at Awbury - Shannon Collins Photography
Love is Love at Awbury - Shannon Collins Photography
Ceremony space on Awbury' grounds, choose from several lovely locations!
Ceremony space on Awbury' grounds, choose from several lovely locations!
Ceremony space on Awbury' grounds, choose from several lovely locations!
Ceremony space on Awbury' grounds, choose from several lovely locations!
The Francis Cope House
The Francis Cope House
Birchtree Catering's local, seasonal menu offerings - Chili and Herb Charred Salmon
Birchtree Catering's local, seasonal menu offerings - Chili and Herb Charred Salmon
Birchtree Catering's local, seasonal menu offerings - Spring Salad with mixed greens, strawberries...
Birchtree Catering's local, seasonal menu offerings - Spring Salad with mixed greens, strawberries...
Birchtree Catering's Welcome Station - BG Productions
Birchtree Catering's Welcome Station - BG Productions
Birchtree Catering's local, seasonal menu offerings - seasonal cocktails  - you provide the alcohol...
Birchtree Catering's local, seasonal menu offerings - seasonal cocktails - you provide the alcohol...
Birchtree Catering's local, seasonal menu offerings - seasonal cocktails  - you provide the alcohol...
Birchtree Catering's local, seasonal menu offerings - seasonal cocktails - you provide the alcohol...
Birchtree handles all menu signage, making sure to note any dietary or allergy specifics
Birchtree handles all menu signage, making sure to note any dietary or allergy specifics
Birchtree offers compostable plateware for a sustainable table setting option - GraceD Photography
Birchtree offers compostable plateware for a sustainable table setting option - GraceD Photography
A Birchtree dessert station
A Birchtree dessert station
Bring in your own desserts!
Bring in your own desserts!
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Maria Mack Photography
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Alyssa Maloof Photography
Love Me Do Photography
Love Me Do Photography
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Anton Drummond Photography
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ME Photo & Design
ME Photo & Design
ME Photo & Design
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GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
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David and Sarah Lynn Photography
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Hazel Photo
Hazel Photo
Hazel Photo
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Haley Richter Photography
Haley Richter Photography
Haley Richter Photography
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GraceD Photography
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June at Awbury - photo credit: Hazel Photo
June at Awbury - photo credit: Hazel Photo
June at Awbury - photo credit: Hazel Photo
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Heidi Roland Photography
Heidi Roland Photography
Heidi Roland Photography
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Alyssa Maloof Photography
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Love Me Do Photography
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Maria Mack Photography
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Haley Richter Photography
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David and Sarah Lynn Photography
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ME Photo & Design
BG Productions
BG Productions
Alyssa Maloof Photography
Alyssa Maloof Photography
BG Productions
BG Productions
ME Photo & Design
ME Photo & Design
BG Productions
BG Productions
BG Productions
BG Productions
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Heidi Roland Photography
David and Sarah Lynn Photography
David and Sarah Lynn Photography
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GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
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Anton Drummond Photography
Anton Drummond Photography
Haley Richter Photography
Haley Richter Photography
David and Sarah Lynn Photography
David and Sarah Lynn Photography
David and Sarah Lynn Photography
David and Sarah Lynn Photography
ME Photo & Design
ME Photo & Design
Alyssa Maloof Photography
Alyssa Maloof Photography
Alyssa Maloof Photography
Alyssa Maloof Photography
Haley Richter Photography
Haley Richter Photography
Alyssa Maloof Photography
Alyssa Maloof Photography
Alyssa Maloof Photography
Alyssa Maloof Photography
GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
Haley Richter Photography
Haley Richter Photography
Haley Richter Photography
Haley Richter Photography
Haley Richter Photography
Haley Richter Photography
Haley Richter Photography
Haley Richter Photography
Haley Richter Photography
Haley Richter Photography
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ME Photo & Design
ME Photo & Design
GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
GraceD Photography
BG Productions
BG Productions
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Alyssa Maloof Photography
The Francis Cope House
The Francis Cope House
The Francis Cope House
The Francis Cope House

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32 Reviews for Awbury Arboretum

Recommended by 100% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Chelsea · Married on 06/23/2018

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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Can't say enough good things about this venue. Branda is great to work with and was really helpful from day one. The space is beautiful, especially with the new tent addition in the back. The price is fair for such a large beautiful green space, tent, and house all to yourself. We had about 100 guests, and the amount of room was perfect. Birchtree is also great to work with, and their food is incredible! Having them cater is definitely the priciest aspect of renting here, but the food and service is worth it. We still have friends and family raving to us about how much they loved the food, and we got married a month ago. Birchtree's organization and attention to detail the day of was also seamless. We had a chance of rain, and transitioned into having our ceremony under the back tent instead of on the front lawn without any issues. Amazing venue, we'd get married here again in a heartbeat if we could!

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    S · Married on 10/22/2017

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

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Awbury Arboretum 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? $ 2,300.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,300.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Parking
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 175
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Historic Building, Mansion
  • 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, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeurvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables, Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, November, December

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Awbury Arboretum 1
    2018 Discount!
    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
  • Awbury Arboretum 2
    Neighbor discount
    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
    215-330-2152 (Phone number)

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