Manayunk Brewery is an industrial city wedding venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the former Woolen Mill, the brewery and restaurant have a unique banquet room and waterfront views. This Philadelphia craft brewery is an excellent venue for couples who crave modern design, relaxed settings and industrial details with character.
Facilities and Capacity
The River Club is a renovated loft space that can host up to 200 guests. Here, couples can coordinate a buffet dinner or cocktail gathering. Downstairs, the Jazz Room is a banquet room for more intimate parties. The Upper Deck, or “Tree Tops,” is ideal for sit-down and cocktail functions for smaller gatherings.
The brewery wedding venue is devoted to planning a seamless celebration. Their professional staff can provide a range of services, including:
Because the Manayunk Brewery has an on-site restaurant, the culinary team has a broad menu with plenty of options. Their serving styles and catering services include:
Guests can park on the brewery’s on-site parking and valet parking lots. There is also wheelchair access available.
As a brewery, Manayunk specializes in craft beer. The staff can also offer:
In 1822, Ann Dawson built the building that is now Manayunk Brewery. It was used as a cotton mill. In 1912, the Krook family bought the building and turned it into a woolen mill. However, as textile manufacturing moved overseas, they closed their doors and sold it to Harry Renner IV in 1992. He established Manayunk Brewing Company and Restaurant and tapped the first batch of beer on October 17, 1996. Since the historical moment, the company has brewed over 600 types of beers. In 2004, Mr. Renner’s daughter took over the building. She now runs the brewery and restaurant with Mike Rose, her business partner. They have been hosting weddings for more than 10 years.
Located along Schuylkill River, Manayunk Brewing Company is 18 minutes from downtown Philadelphia and 22 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport. Attractions in the local area include Fairmount Park, Walnut Lane Golf Course and Philadelphia Zoo.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Lindsay · Married on 10/13/2018
AMAZING staff at a truly unique venue!
Your search for a venue is over! Book Manayunk Brewing Company NOW! This was the first vendor we booked, and it was the best decision we could have made. We knew we wanted a brewery wedding and being the control freak that I am , I thought we'd have to go the DIY route to do it. After checking out a few breweries where we'd need to find our own caterer, we visited MBC in July to make our parents happy (they were very nervous about the DIY idea). As soon as we met Paris Rose (Sales & Banquet Mgr), we knew we were in the right place! Paris Rose was fantastic and made the planning process so easy. She has seen it all and knows what works. She knows what your guests will like/dislike, and she won't steer you wrong or let you waste your money. In her own words: "I will not let you fail." She immediately understood our vision and the vibe we were going for and offered suggestions. From the rehearsal to the ceremony, she was there every step of the way to make sure things went perfectly. This included calling around to find us Philly soft pretzels right before the ceremony when our original vendor didn't show up! We didn't even know there was an issue until after the reception. The event space is beautiful and simply decorated in such a way that we were easily able to make it uniquely ours. Whatever theme and colors you choose (we chose a Navy & Lavender beer theme), it will look awesome in this space. We also opted to have our ceremony on the adjacent upper deck and the river backdrop full of Autumn colors was beautiful. The menu options are endless! Consistent with our casual vibe, we opted for a cocktail style reception with no sit down dinner or assigned seats. We served heavy hors d'oeuvres and went with stations for dinner (tacos, cheesesteaks and potato bar). Unlike other venues we looked at, MBC does cocktail style events often and knew what they were doing! Paris was super helpful when we were making menu selections - providing details on which hors d'oeuvres were popular, appropriate quantities based on our other selections, how to handle dietary restrictions, etc. Another plus? We used 2 vendors from MBC's preferred vendor list: Schaffer Sound (DJ) and La Bella Vita event planning (day of coordination). Both recommendations were spot on - they were awesome! Our guests are still raving about the venue, but more specifically the staff! The bartenders and waitstaff were fantastic and fit right in with our party! Long story short - if you're looking for a venue that will allow you to have as traditional or unique of a wedding as you want, Manayunk Brewing Company is the place! Plan the wedding of your dreams then watch Paris and team make it happen!
heather · Married on 11/03/2018
My wedding is scheduled for Nov 2018. I met with Paris and found her to be extremely friendly and knowledgeable! She has been very responsive to all my emails and questions. The venue is also very pretty and the downstairs bar/restaurant is a plus! Two of the entree options I decided on are on their regular dinner menu so my fiancé and I went down there for dinner. I have to say the food is phenomenal! I can't wait to have my wedding! I will definitely be reviewing again once my wedding is over.
Jenna Tarrant · Married on 09/29/2018
Everything we could hope for in our wedding venue!
My husband and I only looked at two wedding venues and immediately knew when we toured Manayunk Brewing Co that we had the appropriate venue for our wedding in September 2018. First, the aesthetics of the second floor private event space are beautiful, and even moreso than during our initial walkthrough because they have expanded by 1000 sq feet which made a huge difference in seating and wiggle room for our guests.
We were so pleased with the level of service provided by Manayunk Brewing Company, particularly for their event coordinator Paris Rose. She is so easy to work with - she's quick to respond to any and all questions, provides guidance based on her extensive experience, and is so very organized. For me, having Paris as part of the package with hosting both our ceremony and reception at Manayunk meant I did not feel the need to hire a separate wedding planner. It was so nice to work so closely with her and make our wedding vision a reality.
Our guests had many good things to say about the venue and the food which we were very happy with! The sushi at cocktail hour was a fun and unique option that everyone raved about and the live action dinner stations were also a big hit, allowing our guests to try a few things for dinner.
We thought hard about how to deal with the parking that can be tough in Manayunk, so we would recommend hiring shuttle buses to move guests from your wedding block hotels to the venue to avoid the headaches!
At the end of the day, we can't say enough good things about Manayunk Brewing Company and Paris Rose. We have no hesitation in giving the highest recommendation for prospective brides and grooms - go for it, you will not be disappointed!
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing: