National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About National Museum of American Jewish History

National Museum of American Jewish History is a historical city 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 the National Museum of American Jewish History.

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 scenic 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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Vendor recommendations
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet


Cuisine
The Museum can suggest kosher and non-kosher caterers for the big day. While your meals do not have to be kosher, they do not allow seafood and pork. Couples can bring their own alcohol.

Other Services
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.

History
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.

Location
Based in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, the Museum is surrounded by diverse historical attractions. Nearby places to visit include Benjamin Franklin Museum, Museum of the American Revolution and The African American Museum of Philadelphia. It is 14 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport.

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18 Reviews for National Museum of American Jewish History

Recommended by 97% of couples


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  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
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    Jen Bogert · Married on 03/23/2019

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    What a fun night!!

    First off, Ellen Weiss is extremely helpful and responsive, typically replying to emails within a matter of minutes. The venue is beautiful and classy, and everyone had so much fun taking pictures on the balcony with Independence Hall in the background. NMAJH is very accommodating, and worked seamlessly with my preferred caterer, who was not on their recommended list. Our guests all had a blast, and I'm so so glad that we found NMAJH as our perfect wedding venue!!

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    Brittany · Married on 07/28/2018

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    We had the wedding of our dreams at the National Museum of American Jewish History! We had the ceremony and reception in the beautiful 5th floor ballroom, which has a balcony overlooking Independence Mall, and cocktail hour on the 3rd floor. The museum was even kind enough to leave the 3rd floor exhibit open for our guests to see. The staff was extremely helpful - they assisted us in unloading all of our cars with wedding decorations and move them up to the 5th floor. We also had the pleasure of working with Ellen Weiss from booking the venue through our big day. She is extremely organized, kind, and made our experience as amazing as it was. We would recommend the National Museum of American Jewish History to all couples looking to have a beautiful event with memories that will last a lifetime!

    Sent on 08/24/2018

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National Museum of American Jewish History FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 750.00
  • 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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Set Up
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Wifi
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March

Map

  • 101 South Independence Mall East Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106 See on map
    267-281-1524 (Phone number)

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