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, the elegant wedding venue is a dream come true. Its airy and luxurious space is complemented by the backdrop of Independence Mall. At 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. The Grand Hall Lobby has 12,000 square feet of open space, complete with scenic views. The Grand Hall Overlook has a 60-foot ceiling and enormous windows, offering even more views of the surrounding historic landmarks. It is connected to the Rooftop Terrace, an elegant and relaxed outdoor event space. On the main floor, Delegates’ Cafe has 6,000 square feet and floor-to-ceiling windows for airy reception celebrations. Couples are welcome to host up to 500 guests.
The experienced staff is ready to provide unparalleled service to you on your special day. Their range of offerings include:
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 Constitution Center also has one of the 12 remaining copies of the Bill of Rights on display.
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 five minutes from the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia International Airport is 12 minutes away and Trenton, New Jersey is 37 minutes away.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Taylor · Married on 09/15/2018
I have nothing but good words for the Constitution center! A month before the wedding my now husband and I were told that my previous venue could not hold the reception and we were freaking out. By some miracle we found out the Constitution Center had our date available, I met with Brandi who gave me a tour of the venue and I instantly fell in love. Brandi, Carol and Marcy all helped my husband and I plan everything for our big day in just a couple of weeks which still has me shocked. Fast forward to the big day, I walked into the decorated venue for the first time as my husband and I were being introduced and I was completely blown away at how beautiful the Constitution center looked, from the table settings, to the up lighting to how professional the event workers looked, I can go on and on. The room was breath taking. The service was the best I have ever experienced. My husband and I had our own personal event worker who made sure we were taken care of the entire night! I never even had to go to the bar for a drink, she was right there any time we needed something. She even brought us a tray of the appetizers since we missed the cocktail hour. She was the sweetest and made our night memorable.
Now onto the food! OMG the food was to die for! The Chef is amazing! I had people calling me the day after to tell me how good the food was. And everyone loved that we had late night snack stations. And the service was excellent! Everyone was served dinner all at once which I have never seen done before! It was amazing.
I can not thank everyone at the constitution center enough for making our wedding day the most special and best day of our lives, we will never forget it!
If you want a one of a kind wedding then you have to have it at the National Constitution Center in Philly!
Teri · Married on 09/15/2018
The service was impeccable.. it was very bright, modern, historical venue overlooking the city. Magical. The people were fantastic, the service was exactly as promised. The food was unbelievable!! I can’t say enough good things about it! The wedding reception was fantastic because of them!!!
Alyssa · Married on 08/03/2018
All we have to say about this entire experience is "Wow!". We came across NCC and Brulee and knew this was somewhere we needed to check out ASAP. We were planning the wedding from across the country so email and conference call availability was super important to us. This team did not disappoint! We started off with a conference call with Brandi from NCC who answered every question and was very accommodating in scheduling our first visit. From the minute we walked in for our 1st visit, we knew this was the place for us. For the past year, we've been lucky enough to have been assigned the "Dream Team" including Marcy Katz from NCC and Carol Short from Brulee. Besides their normal responsibilities of event and catering planning, they took on many other hats - managing our various vendors, suggesting different themes to incorporate into the day, being flexible on timing and menus, etc. They made this the most easy going planning experience and we can't thank them enough. On the day of, they were flexible in adding an additional guest and changing the cocktail hour from outside to inside due to weather. Throughout the entire experience, they never pressured us on any decision which allowed us to have a lot of flexibility and ownership in our decisions. We did our pictures at the NCC with our bridal party and had time to walk through the space before all of our guests arrived. Our jaws dropped at how perfect the entire space transformed. The NCC team setup every detail (about 8 boxes worth of stuff) perfectly and ensured all timelines went off without a hitch. The Brulee team kept our drinks full and the guests well fed all night long. We heard so many compliments from our guests on how great the food and service were. We honestly couldn't believe how many staff were on hand but it was perfect - minimal lines at the bar, every guest served on time, etc. If we could do it all over again, we wouldn't change a thing and would pick NCC and Brulee every time!
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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.