Weddings

National Museum of American Jewish History

Philadelphia, PA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   22 reviews
$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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.

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. 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 the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Museum of the American Revolution and The African American Museum of Philadelphia.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$750

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
October
November
December

22 Reviews

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  • Rachel
    Rachel L. Married on 09/22/2019
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    Gorgeous venue!

    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!!!
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    Poonam Married on 05/01/2019
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    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.

    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!

    1000% recommend!
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    Mark M. Married on 04/19/2019
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    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.

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101 South Independence Mall East Philadelphia, PA, 19106
2153914638

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Monday: Closed
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National Museum of American Jewish History frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at National Museum of American Jewish History?

National Museum of American Jewish History includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of National Museum of American Jewish History in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by National Museum of American Jewish History for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at National Museum of American Jewish History for wedding events?

National Museum of American Jewish History offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does National Museum of American Jewish History offer?

National Museum of American Jewish History offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does National Museum of American Jewish History offer for wedding events?

National Museum of American Jewish History offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does National Museum of American Jewish History have available for wedding events?

National Museum of American Jewish History offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend National Museum of American Jewish History and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

National Museum of American Jewish History is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in flexibility.

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