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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.
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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:
- All-inclusive packages
- Event planning
- Event rentals
- In-house bar
- In-house catering
- Lighting and sound
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:
- Hors d’oeuvres
- Cocktail reception
- Champagne toast
- Signature drink
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:
- Chair and tables
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.
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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.
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