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James A. Michener Art Museum

Doylestown, Pennsylvania View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
17 reviews
$14k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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$14k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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 160 guests at this Philadelphia museum wedding venue.

Services Offered
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:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting and sound

Cuisine
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:

  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Plated
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Dessert
  • Cake
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan


Other Facilities
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:

  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Shuttle services
  • Wheelchair accessible facilities

Other Services
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:

  • Aisle markers
  • Audio equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tent accessories
  • Tents

History
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.

Location
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.

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?

$2,500

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

$1,700

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
Chairs
Parking
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
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?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March

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    Reyna T. Married on 11/12/2021
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    Gorgeous!! The Perfect Wedding

    My husband and I wanted to go non-traditional with our venue choice, and we were absolutely right to choose the Michener! Lindsay and the entire Catering By Design team is so incredible! The wedding turned out exactly how we pictured! The glass pavilion is so beautiful and guests loved being able to walk around the museum.
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    Emily Married on 10/02/2021
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    Incredibly unique and beautiful venue for a wedding

    As soon as my husband and I went to tour Michener we were sold on having our wedding there. The space is absolutely gorgeous! We loved the outdoor and indoor space and that we were able to utilize it all for our early fall wedding. The venue is so unique and guests loved exploring the exhibits during our reception. The exclusive caterer at Michener (Catering By Design) went above and beyond on delicious food, amazing staff, and coordination to help make our wedding day run smoothly. When we had to postpone our wedding date due to COVID, Michener and CBD were beyond accommodating and made the process so seamless and reduced our stress around the situation. They truly care about all their couples and we feel so lucky to have had such an incredible venue and experience for our wedding day!
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    S. D. Married on 04/23/2021
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    Wedding 4/23/2021 at the Michener Art Museum

    My daughter was married 4/23/2021 at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa. What a wonderful experience! It's such a elegant and beautiful venue! Our wedding planner, Lindsay, was so easy to work with and walked us through every step! All our guest remarked how beautiful the wedding turned out. Thank you Lindsay for your hard work, and a big thank you to Catering By Design for the delicious food and excellent service! The Michener was a perfect spot for a beautiful day.

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138 Pine Street Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 18901
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