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Moshulu

Philadelphia, PA View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
35 reviews
$14k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$14k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Moshulu is a boat wedding venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves the surrounding and Philadelphia regions. They would be honored to have couples host their wedding events on the oldest and largest tall ship in the world. Such an amazing, historical experience is perfect for family members and friends of all ages, and surely one they will never forget.

Facilities and Capacity
Moshulu can hold up to 1,000 people for couples’ ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. They have five event spaces couples may use to host their celebration, all while enjoying the spacious, gorgeous boat. You may decorate the boat to fit your theme which, day and night, will be accentuated by the beautiful water. Such an impressive, unique location is sure to be branded in the your guests' memories.

Services Offered
Moshulu’s professional, high-quality staff will be there to help you with whatever you need. They offer many services, including bar, cake, and catering services, as well as lighting and sound support. There is an event planner on-hand who can help couples organize their event using all the boat venue has to offer. Couples may also rent event items, such as audio equipment, chairs, tables, and tents. Moshulu has parking available and has wheelchair access. They can also provide china, flatware, glassware, and linens upon request.

Cuisine
There’s no need to bring in an outside caterer with Moshulu’s culinary talent. They offer hors d’oeuvres, plated, and station serving styles, as well as a cocktail reception and dessert services. Couples may also work with Moshulu to create a delicious cake for your wedding. Servers may help with food distribution and cake cutting. They offer many delicious seafood selections along with other dishes, including diver sea scallops, jumbo lump crab cake, Moshulu burger, filet mignon, and more.

Other Services
Couples may request bar services. With Moshulu’s liquor license, couples may have a broader selection of drinks to choose from. Their bar services come with bartenders. Couples will have the option of a cash, limited, or open bar. Champagne toasts can be requested, complete with a signature drink service. Bartenders may also serve premium liquor and specialty beer and wine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Glassware
Set Up

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Boat/Yacht
Historic Building
Restaurant

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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

35 Reviews

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4.6
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Recommended by 92% of couples
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  • Diana
    Diana F. Married on 06/18/2022
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    Best wedding ever

    We had a wonderful experience getting married at the Moshulu. Jake, Rebecca, and Michelle were with us every step of the way from our first tour to our trip to collect our decorations after the wedding. The food and service were impeccable and we loved how flexible The Moshulu was about allowing us to bring in decor and other treats. The venue is beautiful and multiple guests told us it was the most unique wedding they’d attended. We also loved the ability to have our ceremony, cocktail and dinner hours, and reception in one space. The Moshulu staff did a brilliant job transitioning between different components of the wedding with no interruptions. Jake, Rebecca, and Michelle made sure that we as the brides had nothing to worry about, and they even brought us food so we were able to eat! We highly recommend The Moshulu.
  • Stacie
    Stacie R. Married on 04/01/2022
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    Absolutely magical wedding!

    For starters, Jake and Rebecca were SO easy to work with. We rescheduled multiple times due to covid and they were so flexible and accommodating.

    Next, our wedding reception was INCREDIBLE! It was elegant, fun and seamless. We received sooo many compliments on our cocktail hour on the mid-deck and dinner in the state room. Multiple people mentioned that it must have cost a fortune - but it was actually so affordable compared to other venues!

    We loved how everything was included and there wasn’t much decorating to do, since the boat itself is stunning.

    If you are considering having your wedding at Moshulu, DO IT!!! You’ll have the time of your life, your guests will be amazing, and planning will be easy.

    Thank you again to the entire staff at Moshulu!
  • Elise
    Elise H. Married on 12/04/2021
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    Breathtaking - our wedding was exquisite!

    When my husband and I first came to the Moshulu, we were blown away. The space is so uniquely gorgeous and cinematic, we instantly fell in love with it. From our first tour with Jake Wade (Moshulu’s sales director) through booking with him, and then multiple changes and postponements due to the pandemic, Jake was far and away the most professional, knowledgeable, gracious and kind person to work with. To the point that “OMG Jake is the BEST” were very common words throughout our planning process.
    
I feel so lucky that we booked at Moshulu for so many reasons. The venue itself, besides being stunning and the perfect setting for a unique wedding, is a historical marvel, and an epic place for a history- and boat-loving family to throw a party.
    Secondly, the food is EXQUISITE. I could eat the braised short rib every day, and the hors d’oeuvres were out of this world. As was our cake! That’s right, venue, catering, and cake, all in one place. No need to bring in an outside caterer or baker or any table/linen rentals. It’s all in house and perfectly handled, which takes so much stress out of the equation!
    Thirdly, getting to use multiple locations on the ship was ideal! We had our ceremony on the mid-deck at sunset and looking out over the water. (It was in December, and the heaters kept all of us so warm!) Then we had our dinner and toasts and first dances in the sate dining room, which is pure magic with its wooden walls and beams and gold accents and mirrored ceilings. Then we headed back up to the mid-deck for our dance party, complete with string lights, a disco ball, and an amazing set-up for our DJ on a balcony overlooking the dance floor. This area also has a wonderful bar area where our guests were served cake, more desserts, and yummy late night snacks. (Also, shoutout to bartender Andy. We love you!)
    Lastly, I know we mentioned it at the top of this review, but Jake Wade! He’s just truly wonderful. He was so accommodating of our menu and bar desires, and it was clear from the start that he would do everything in is power to help us have the most glorious event would could imagine (and we did!). He worked so well with all of our vendors and was constantly the person we knew could help us with any issue. He's also just a legitimately cool person. We felt so prioritized and taken care of by him the entire process. And Jake’s team, Brett and all the servers and bartenders, did an absolutely incredible job day-of. We cannot say enough good things about the entire crew.
    Our wedding was beyond epic, and our guests are still talking about it and about how incredibly *cinematic* it all was being aboard such a beautiful ship. Cleary, we ADORE the Moshulu, and we recommend booking with them wholeheartedly.

Awards

  • 35
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Andrew & Rebecca
    21 photos · 10/17/2016

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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A fantastic place for any special event!

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Map

401 South Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA, 19106
2159232500

Events Department is available Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM or during restaurant hours
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Moshulu frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Moshulu?

Moshulu includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Glassware
  • Set Up

At Moshulu, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Moshulu includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Moshulu, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Moshulu includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Moshulu in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Moshulu for wedding events is known for:
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Moshulu for wedding events?

Moshulu offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Moshulu offer?

Moshulu offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Moshulu offer for wedding events?

Moshulu offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound

What furniture and decorations does Moshulu have available for wedding events?

Moshulu offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Moshulu and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Moshulu is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in flexibility, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.5 in average response time.

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