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

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.

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The Museum
The Museum
The wedding reception
The wedding reception
Modern setup
Modern setup
Almost kisses
Almost kisses
Concourse Level reception
Concourse Level reception
Only in America gallery
Only in America gallery
Terrace Kisses
Terrace Kisses
The table setup
The table setup
Round table
Round table
3rd Floor Freedom Experience
3rd Floor Freedom Experience
Dramatic Staircases
Dramatic Staircases
Dramatic Staircases
Dramatic Staircases
Easy to customize space
Easy to customize space
Dancefloor for the first dance
Dancefloor for the first dance
Any style
Any style
Wedding of your dreams
Wedding of your dreams
Dramatic lighting
Dramatic lighting
Spacious ballroom
Spacious ballroom
Ceremony and reception space
Ceremony and reception space
Bright and beautiful
Bright and beautiful
Historic Independence Mall
Historic Independence Mall
Cocktail space
Cocktail space
Airy space
Airy space
Dance Floor
Dance Floor
Dramatic Entrance
Dramatic Entrance
Adaptable spaces
Adaptable spaces
Guests will be wowed!
Guests will be wowed!
Can accomodate any size group
Can accomodate any size group
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Stunning staircases
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National Museum of American Jewish History
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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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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!

    Sent on 05/28/2019
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    Mark Mercado · 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.

    Sent on 06/06/2019

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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, 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? 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

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  • 101 South Independence Mall East Philadelphia, PA, 19106 See on map
    267-281-1524 (Phone number)
    Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Monday: Closed

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