James A. Michener Art Museum is a Doylestown-based classic museum wedding venue just outside of Philadelphia. For the modern facility, entertaining is truly an artform. This creative wedding venue makes it possible for couples to celebrate their love while surrounded by art and loved ones.
Facilities and Capacity
The art museum has three spaces for indoor and outdoor uncovered celebrations. The Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion is a contemporary 2,500-square-foot space with glass walls and natural light. It extends into a 4,500-square-foot courtyard for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. The Pavilion also leads to the Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden Terrace, which can accommodate a tent. The Grand Entrance Hall, which is next to museum galleries and the garden terrace, is ideal for a cocktail reception. Couples can host up to 200 guests at this Philadelphia museum wedding venue.
As a welcoming center of culture and beauty, the art museum is ready to entertain you and your guests. They offer the following wedding-related services:
Catering by Design is the museum’s exclusive caterer. The culinary team can provide a personalized menu inspired by your favorite dishes from around the world. Couples can expect thoughtful, sophisticated and carefully crafted cuisine. Examples of menu items include sushi, artisan quesadillas and an International Hummus Station. Some of their catering services include:
The venue has a bridal suite for your wedding party. On the big day, guests are welcome to explore the galleries. A formal group tour can be arranged. Additional facilities include:
Couples may host their engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony and reception at James A. Michener Art Museum. The following wedding-related items are also available:
In 1884, the art museum wedding venue began as the Bucks County Prison. It was renovated and turned into a cultural art center after a century of use. In September 1988, the museum officially opened. They have been hosting weddings for 25 years.
James A. Michener Art Museum is located in Doylestown, about 50 minutes from Philadelphia. It is nine minutes from Doylestown Airport and 60 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport. Trenton, New Jersey is 35 minutes away, and Wilmington, Delaware 65 minutes away.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Beth · Married on 10/07/2018
My daughter's wedding
Our wedding at the Michener was absolutely gorgeous! The venue is unique and served as a perfect backdrop for a perfect autumn wedding day. From the cocktail hour in the sculpture garden to the drama of the opening of the Pavillion window blinds, it was truly spectacular! Everyone raved about the delicious food and the overall beauty and elegance. It was unlike any wedding I had ever attended. Lindsay form Catering By Design was wonderful to work with and all of her advice from flowers to DJ were spot on! If you are looking for something a little different and classy...the Michener is the place. We could not have been happier!
Marilyn · Married on 09/02/2018
I want to thank Terri Fair from Catering by Design for her attention to detail and support during the planning of Sarah and Dane's wedding. I was very happy with the organization of the entire process. Food was great, guests were happy. Everything turned out better than expected! Terri handled all of the details seamlessly! The Michener Art Museum was a fabulous venue. The outside courtyard was perfect for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The inside ballroom was beautiful and dramatic when lit up in the evening. At the end of the evening, all of our belongings were packed up and loaded into my car. https://dawenhuangamiomiyaphotograph.shootproof.com/sarah-dane-preview
Sara · Married on 06/03/2017
Terri was incredibly professional, responsive and knowledgable as our coordinator at Catering by Design. She helped us select menus, determine a sensible run-of-show and even choose linen colors. Terri was wonderful to work with and we'd highly recommend both CBD and the Michener as a venue. The museum space was gorgeous in late Spring, and was perfect for a ceremony/reception at the same site — easy to navigate, beautiful art and expansive spaces, and located near to Doylestown and lots of hotels and B&Bs.