Memorial Hall c. 1876

4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Memorial Hall c. 1876

Looking for a wedding venue with all the wow-factor you envisioned for your special day? Home to the Please Touch Museum by day, Memorial Hall c. 1876 offers the perfect combination of majestic elegance and fun to suit any wedding of any style.

Built as the art gallery for the 1876 Centennial Exposition, Memorial Hall c. 1876’s Beaux-Arts styled architecture will leave your guests with a lasting first impression before they even walk in the door.

Event Spaces and Capacity

Memorial Hall c. 1876 has the capacity to host up to 3,000 guests reception style, and up to 1,000 guests for a sit-down dinner. (See photo gallery for event space photos).

  • Hamilton Hall
    • Reception: 650 | Seated: 550 | Seated with Dance Floor: 300
  • South Foyer
    • Reception: 450 | Seated: 250
  • Carousel House
    • Reception: 200 | Seated: 150
  • West + East Galleries
    • West Gallery: Reception: 1,000
    • East Gallery: Reception: 1,000

Services Offered

From elaborate weddings to intimate affairs, Memorial Hall c. 1876 has a range of offerings. Services to choose from include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting and sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Set-up
  • Clean-up
  • Wireless internet

Cuisine

Brûlée Catering, led by award-winning Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, is the exclusive caterer for Memorial Hall c. 1876. With decades of experience in the wedding industry, Brûlée Catering’s culinary team will work with you to not only create the perfect menu, but also dining experience for your special day.

Brûlée Catering can accommodate a wide range of serving styles, including buffet, family style, hors d’oeuvres, plated and stations.

Catering and bartending services also include:

  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Outside cake
  • Cake
  • Servers
  • Tastings
  • Bartenders
  • Champagne toast
  • Signature drink
  • Liquor license

Other Facilities
Your wedding party can get ready in the on-site bridal suite. Guests may also use on-site parking, valet parking and wheelchair access.

Other Services
The historic venue will gladly host your bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. They offer the following wedding-related items:

  • Chairs and tables
  • Tents
  • Barware
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

Location

Philadelphia International Airport is just 21 minutes from the venue. It is located near Schuylkill River, Philadelphia Zoo and University of Pennsylvania.

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30 Reviews for Memorial Hall c. 1876

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Rebecca · Married on 10/06/2018

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    Merry-go-round Cocktail Hour!

    We had our cocktail hour in the Carousel House at the museum, and our reception in the main hall. Guests LOVED the carousel (it didn't matter young/old, male/female, family/friends, shy/extroverted, EVERYONE was on that thing!) and it made for great photos! The hall was perfect for our large (250 guest) wedding, and the dance floor was spacious enough for everyone to dance, and for special events like our Chinese lion dance performance. Working with Brulee Catering and the museum made all of the dining logistics very easy. Would definitely recommend!

    Sent on 11/14/2018
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    Cheryl · Married on 04/21/2018

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    The staff at the Please Touch Museum were professional and very proud of their venue and what they can offer. On the day of the event, the staff went above and beyond to be certain that the bride and groom (and mother of the bride!) ate! Many guests commented on how the staff executed the serving of fabulous, hot meals to each table with perfection. When employees enjoy what they are doing, the guests notice!

    Sent on 05/21/2018

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Memorial Hall c. 1876 Pricing

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Memorial Hall c. 1876 FAQ

  • 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? $ 6,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 16.95
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 7
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Government Building, Historic Building, Museum, Park
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, July, August, December

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    215-867-6659 (Phone number)

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