The National Museum of American Jewish History is a historical museum wedding venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As an architectural landmark, the event space features rich history, modern flair, and gorgeous views of Independence Mall. You and your guests will never forget the personal attention and elegant atmosphere of NMAJH.
Facilities and Capacity
With 20,000 square feet of versatile space, the Museum can accommodate up to 900 people. The Ballroom, which has chic white walls and large windows, can be used for ceremonies and receptions. It is connected to the outdoor Toll Terrace, offering stunning skyline views and unforgettable photo opportunities. The 3rd Floor Freedom Experience is a sophisticated room for cocktail receptions or private dinners. Receptions can also be held in the Concourse, while the Lobby boasts gallery access that will impress your guests.
Your wedding is important to the Museum staff. They can guide you every step of the way, even if you aren’t working with a planner. Their services include:
The Museum can suggest kosher and non-kosher caterers for the big day. Couples can bring their own alcohol.
National Museum of American Jewish History can host your wedding-related celebrations, such as your ceremony and reception. The team will also gladly provide tables and Chiavari chairs.
The Museum was established in 1976 by the members of historic Congregation Mikveh Israel. As the only Museum in the country that is dedicated to exploring and honoring the American Jewish experience, the facility offers panel discussions, authors’ talks, children’s activities and more. Since its opening, the Museum has displayed more than a hundred exhibitions and is currently home to more than 30,000 historical objects.
Based in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, the Museum is surrounded by diverse historical attractions. Nearby places to visit include the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Museum of the American Revolution and The African American Museum of Philadelphia.
22 Reviews for National Museum of American Jewish History
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Rachel Lynn · Married on 09/22/2019
SO SO happy we chose NMAJH for our wedding! The venue was beautiful and Ellen was so easy to work with. She answered all of my many, many questions throughout this entire process. My friends and family were amazed by the venue and we’ve gotten so many compliments. Can’t recommend this venue enough. The beautiful balcony on the 5th floor ballroom was the perfect place for our second bar and as a backdrop for photos. Loved it!!!Sent on 10/04/2019
Poonam · Married on 05/01/2019
Perfect space for the most amazing wedding day!
Before I go into the details, our wedding at the museum was everything we could have hoped for! We had our Indian wedding ceremony and reception at the museum. The baraat traveled from 5th and Spruce to the front of the museum. Then the guests traveled up the the 5th floor for our wedding ceremony (~1hr). The cocktail hour was all way downstairs in the concourse area (1.5 hr), followed by the reception in the converted 5th floor ballroom. We had roughly 200 guests (21 tables) with a large dance floor and 2 dinner buffets and 2 bars. the ambiance of the space allowed the DJ and decorator to make the ceremony feel truly special and momentous. During the reception, the room did not feel crowded at all.Sent on 05/28/2019
Ellen Weiss is simply amazing. She is hyper responsive and made everything seem so straightforward and easy to accomplish. She provided us with recommendations for various vendors and was also extremely flexible with allowing us to visit and look at the space over and over again. We were able to bring in things ahead of time (alcohol, DIY decor, etc) and pick everything up the next day after the wedding, which was such a plus!
The event space was perfect. It could be considered a blank slate, but in itself has such clean lines that we were able to accomplish the vision that we wanted. Also, the balcony! We, and our guests, just loved the balcony! We were also able to supply our own alcohol, which made it possible for us to get wine, beer, and liquor that we love!
Mark Mercado · Married on 04/19/2019
Amazing first impression
We met with Ellen she gave us a tour of the facility and showed us the possibilities of an amazing wedding setup. She showed us different areas for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, along with photos from another wedding around the size that we want.Sent on 06/06/2019