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The National Constitution Center is a modern museum and wedding venue in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For couples that love historic elements with a hip twist, this elegant wedding venue is a dream come true. Its airy and luxurious space is complemented by the backdrop of Independence Mall. At the National Constitution Center, expect a venue that is as timeless as your special day.
Facilities and Capacity
The museum wedding venue has indoor and uncovered outdoor facilities.
Located on the main floor of the Center, the Lobby is located just down the Grand Staircase from the Grand Hall Overlook and provides a sleek and modern setting for your ceremony. Alternatively, the Lobby can also be added to the Overlook to accommodate a cocktail reception for weddings of up to 500 guests.
The Grand Hall Overlook is the National Constitution Center’s premier event space, providing a dedicated area for your cocktail reception as well as dinner and dancing for up to 250 guests. With its 60-foot-high ceiling, sweeping windows, and breathtaking views of Historic Philadelphia from the Center’s second floor, guests are sure to be inspired.
Located on the Center’s second floor, adjacent to the Grand Hall Overlook, the Rooftop Terrace provides an unparalleled alfresco setting for your nuptials. The Terrace is also available as a beautiful space for your cocktail reception.
The experienced staff is ready to provide unparalleled service to you on your special day. Their range of offerings include:
The National Constitution Center is exclusively catered by Brûlée Catering, led by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix. However, couples who prefer kosher cuisine may be able to subcontract an outside vendor through Brûlée Catering. The culinary team can provide:
Before the celebration, a wedding suite for up to 10 people is available. The venue will provide the wedding party with complimentary champagne, water and snacks. Guests can also enjoy on-site parking.
Couples can host their engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception at this venue. The staff can provide:
The National Constitution Center is dedicated to honoring the U.S. Constitution. As an interactive museum, national town hall and civic education headquarters, it opened on July 4, 2003.
The historic wedding venue is steps from Liberty Bell, The African American Museum of Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin Museum, Franklin Square and the United States Mint. It is minutes from the University of Pennsylvania & the Philadelphia International Airport. Trenton, New Jersey is 37 minutes away.
22 Reviews for National Constitution Center
Recommended by 100% of couples
6 User photos
Maria Simmonds · Married on 10/19/2019
Cooperative, went above and beyond, accommodating, friendly, helpful
I could not be more pleased with how professional, accommodating, and friendly Ali (Constitution Center) and Carol (Brûlée) were through the process of planning my wedding. They certainly made the planning process easy and Ali, Rose, and Carol were definitely my ‘go-to’ girls throughout the process and especially the night of the wedding.
Additionally, we had to make several trips to the venue during the process (making payments, tasting, looking at the space) and they were very quick to respond and to work with us to find times that worked.
We received so many compliments from our guests on the space, excellent service, lighting, and food and I couldn’t have been happier with choosing the Constitution Center for our wedding!Sent on 12/23/2019
Danielle · Married on 10/05/2019
10 out of 10! Highly Recommend!
Extremely professional team made the planning easy and enjoyable. On the day-of, the service was impeccable. All of our guests took note and could not stop talking about how perfect the food and service was. No negatives to report on the Constitution Center - highly recommend to anyone who wants a unique venue in a fantastic location in Philadelphia!Sent on 12/06/2019
Victoria Worthen · Married on 09/28/2019
Beautiful Unique Venue With Amazing Staff!
My husband and I were really sold on National Constitution Center for our wedding venue from the moment we requested information and it only got better from there. We were looking for an elegant yet unique wedding venue that really brought our love for Philly to our guests and had dedicated, organized staff who would help us plan out our day. National Constitution Center was all that and more! Ali and all of the staff were amazing to work with! They kept everything organized and helped us think through questions that I hadn't even anticipated. Ali had an excellent plan for the day, which my husband and I loved, but was able to be completely flexible when a few things changed in the last 48 hours before the wedding. She answered emails right away and was always willing to jump on the phone to talk about anything. My mom and I especially appreciated the group planning meeting a month before the wedding day to get organized and iron out the last details. On the actual day of the wedding, our guests enjoyed views of Old City, an amazing dinner and the unique aspects of the museum as a wedding venue, like being able to walk around signer's hall! Guests are still telling us what a cool venue it was and how they felt taken care of by the staff. If you love Philly, history, amazing food, beautiful yet unique venues and/or staff who will do whatever it takes to make your wedding day great this is the perfect fit! I would highly recommend the National Constitution Center to anyone for their wedding!Sent on 11/05/2019
National Constitution Center Price Rates
Book your wedding at the National Constitution Center before January 31, 2020 to receive:
Ceremony Fee Waived (Cost Savings of $1,000)
$15 off Per Person Package Price
PROMO DETAILS: Valid for wedding dates through September 4, 2020. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid for new event bookings only. Certain restrictions may apply. Wedding must be contracted with deposit by 1/31/2020 to qualify.
What’s your wedding vibe? Hop on the LOOP of love for triple the wedding inspiration as three exclusive Brûlée venues transform into the dreamiest Old City wedding spots! Grab your soulmate and join us on Wednesday, February 19th for a three-course adventure through Philadelphia’s most historic square mile aboard the Philly PHLASH. Experience the latest in floral, design and entertainment trends alongside top wedding pros while you mix and mingle with our expert sales team ready to share tips on bringing your vision to life.
Start at any location, at any time – then look for our friends hosting the Philly PHLASH party bus that will take guests on one continual LOOP all evening long! Arrive with an appetite to sample innovative menu selections by Brûlée's culinary magic makers at each stop along the way.
Our recommended route:
National Constitution Center | Just a Taste
FREE PARKING VALIDATION: Available in Parking Garage (enter at Race Street)
Start the evening off with Cocktail Hour at the airy and elegant National Constitution Center. Sample a surprise specialty cocktail feature plus chic hors d'oeuvres paired with local beer, wine and bubbly as creative ceremony and reception inspiration is brought to life around you.
The Liberty View | The Main Course
Next, savor the flavors of a signature Brûlée main course with a Dinner Tasting at the Independence Visitor Center. A variety of main course selections will be available to try, including our most popular Small Plates Station served up live by our chefs! Stop by the bar or simply take in the iconic views of Independence Mall celebrating everything to love about Philadelphia.
Museum of the American Revolution | A Sweet Finale
Wrap up a beautifully productive evening with Dessert Service down the street where you will be met with passed confections and interactive sweets stations – including Brûlée’s beloved Flaming Donut display! Before saying farewell, explore the Museum’s stately Rotunda and immerse yourself in multiple levels of seamlessly flowing event space cozied up with a hot beverage in hand.
The National Constitution Center is a great venue for a wedding, as well as other events. We are proud that our band, Jellyroll, performed at the opening gala on July 3, 2004, and along with our other BVTLive bands, have been performing often ever since. The staff is amazing, as is the staff of Brulee Catering (exclusive caterer) and the views are like none other!
Working at the National Constitution Center is always a treat. Everyone is so helpful and professional. The venue is beautiful, and the catering is, hands down, some of the best in the city.