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.
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:
- Event planning
- Event rentals
- Lighting and sound
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:
- Hors d’oeuvres
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
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
- Photo booth
- Tent accessories
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.
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