GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is an artistic event venue located in Reading, Pennsylvania. With a rich history since 1871, this venue was a previous Willson Goggle Factory building. Since then, they have worked hard to redevelop this modern and stunning venue so clients can enjoy their wedding day, large or small. With an artistic background, plenty of space to dance, attentive and genuine service, it makes it hard to pass this venue up!

Facilities and Capacity

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts can accommodate up to 215 wedding guests. With their five gorgeous and modernized spaces, clients have plenty of options to wed at and host their reception. With tall windows, natural lighting and lovely historic brick walls, this venue is fresh, hip and serves as the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. Not to mention, each space features industrial details that provide a blank slate for any wedding style or theme. These details simply add to the overall historical feel clients love and rave about. They can accommodate more intimate weddings along with large, extravagant parties. You will find all of the spaces perfect for your styled wedding. Event spaces include:

  • Cohen Gallery
  • Studio 238
  • Studio 411
  • Studio 420

Services Offered

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts offers premier service and catering to happy couples for their special day. They even offer their loading docks and carts to make transportation easier for your preferred vendors. They also offer wedding rentals to accommodate all of your wedding needs. They will attend to every detail to make your special day the wedding of your wildest dreams. Their services include:

  • Bridal/Groom suites
  • On-site catering and bar options
  • Pet friendly (pets must be leashed with a copy of up-to-date vaccinations)
  • Setup

Cuisine

This venue allows to work with their on site catering or caterers of your choice. Linens, plateware/glassware, are not included.

Other Services

The venue also offers their artistic and industrial event spaces for various wedding-related events, as well as other parties and events. They work to accommodate their clients’ desires from start to finish, so don’t hesitate to reach out to them! They service the following events:

  • Corporate
  • Parties
  • Galas
  • Movie screenings
  • Artists’ showings
  • Arts Festivals
  • Readings
  • Gallery
  • Bridal shower
  • Ceremony
  • Elopements
  • Engagement party
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal dinner
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27 Reviews for GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

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

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    Kathryn · Married on 07/06/2019

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    • Flexibility:
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    Best people ever

    We love GoggleWorks! They offer multiple spaces for events of different sizes and needs, and they’re very reasonably priced. While events are going on, the rest of the building is open with their normal hours, which our guests loved! We had a few people take a break from the party and go walk around the galleries and studios. Margaret Pendleton was so responsive, helpful, and understanding, which I was so grateful for as the day got closer. She really made sure we thought of and remembered everything we needed, and made us feel so at ease.

    We also just can’t say enough about Tess, who was helping with the reception for the second half of the day. Everyone we worked with was incredible, but especially Tess when we found that my parents’ car was broken into and my purse was stolen from it. Unfortunately they had parked under trees for shade, which prevented cameras from picking up clear images, but Tess was so comforting and professional. She stood outside and made conversation with us while we waiting for the police to arrive and really advocated for us to the department, which was very slow to arrive. Her handling of the situation really helped us leave feeling like it was a great experience.

    Sent on 07/26/2019
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    Jennifer · Married on 12/29/2018

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    Goggleworks was an amazing venue!! Great value for you money, everyone kept saying how beautiful it was!!!

    The venue was amazing & so beautiful!! Margaret went above and beyond everything we could have asked and she made my wedding day so much less stressful and was just so pleasant. The Goggleworks staff was great with my guests and I really appreciated. 10/10 all around I highly recommend this venue!

    Sent on 01/02/2019

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GoggleWorks Center for the Arts FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Tables
  • Describe your venue: Art Gallery, Historic Building, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • 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? Bar Services, Catering Services, Get Ready Rooms, Pet Friendly, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Fancy Seats Weddings
    Fancy Seats Weddings Wedding Rentals

    GoggleWorks is a beautiful Venue! No matter which room you choose, the details in the architecture are gorgeous.

  • Peacock Design & Paperie, LLC™
    Peacock Design & Paperie, LLC™ Wedding Invitations

    I worked with Margaret Murphy, the Events Coordinator, at the Goggleworks for two recent events. The first was the "Art of the Wedding Show" in which I, through Stellar Art and Design, LLC, was an invitation vendor. The second was my daughter's birthday party, held in a rented studio space. Margaret was a pleasure to work with for each event. She was very organized, helpful and promptly answered all of the questions I had for her.

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  • 201 Washington Street Reading, Pennsylvania, 19601 See on map
    610-756-1657 (Phone number)

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