John F. Collins Park is an exceptional outdoor wedding venue located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This boutique park features vibrant flora and a calming fountain, creating a dreamlike setting for your proposal, ceremony, or reception. A majestic, wrought-iron gate frames your grand entrance into the cozy park, where you and your guests will be surrounded by lush greenery and carefully curated flower beds.
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This garden venue is ideal for wedding parties of up to 90 standing guests, or 60 seated guests, but capacity is flexible based on amenities used.
John F. Collins Park permits outside vendors, or can recommend preferred vendors familiar with the park. Security at each entrance is included to ensure your privacy. Chair rental, as well as set-up, can be coordinated with the park for an additional fee. There is a private restroom on-site. John F. Collins Park is wheelchair accessible.
Our preferred caterers are Brulee Catering, and Di Bruno Brothers Catering. Both offer innovative, seasonal menus served by professional staff. You are welcome to bring in the caterer of your choice as long as they are insured and in good standing with the health department.
John F. Collins Park is located in the heart of Philadelphia's Center City, mere steps from bustling Chestnut Street. The Rittenhouse Row shopping district, as well as countless hotels and restaurants, are within walking distance from this tranquil outdoor venue. Philadelphia International Airport is also only 15 minutes away by car.
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Congratulations, on your engagement! I’m so glad you found us. I am Jhona Ireland, Event Sales Manager for Center City District (CCD). I am here to showcase the three gorgeous parks we manage and learn about you to ensure we find the best fit for your momentous day. In the three years that I have been with CCD, I’ve also served as Manager of Event Logistics, a very helpful knowledge base when planning a wedding.
Before joining CCD, I honed my affinity for the special events industry at The Franklin Institute where I worked in Business Services and Sales and Catering. Throughout my career, I have worked in a vast array of organizations from the American Cancer Society to the Philadelphia Eagles.
I also am a proud member of and serve on the Board of Directors of the International Live Events Association, Greater Philadelphia where I am currently President-Elect.
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