ONE North Broad Street is a historic city wedding venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is based in the Masonic Temple, offering breathtaking ancient architecture adorned with details of yesteryear. Between the Grand Ballroom and majestic grand staircases, this classic wedding venue is ideal for luxurious celebrations with vintage flair. The rich and captivating setting will be sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.
Facilities and Capacity
This historic Philadelphia venue has a wide variety of event spaces for indoor celebrations up to 450 guests. The Grand Ballroom features stained-glass windows overlooking a bronze statue of Benjamin Franklin. It can be combined with the marble-tiled Grand Foyer. In the Foyer Under The Stars, loved ones can mingle beneath a starry ceiling. The John Wanamaker Room is a wood-paneled space with round tables, making it perfect for intimate dinners. Receptions can be held in the enchanting library or museum with authentic artifacts. Additional spaces include:
On your big day, this city wedding venue will make your vision come to life. They offer the following services:
The catering and hospitality service at ONE is provided by Catering By Design. With 25 years of experience, the company is ready to create your perfect day. The team will design your menu with you in mind, combining flavors and styles that reflect your tastes. They are happy to take inspiration from all over the globe as you create a menu together.
The venue offers on-site parking, valet parking and wheelchair accessible facilities. In the meeting rooms, guests can learn about the building’s rich history. Your wedding party can also use private bridal suites before the celebration.
Couples are invited to host their engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony and reception at ONE. Their in-house hospitality experts can also help with:
ONE North Broad Street, located in the Masonic Temple, is across the street from Philadelphia City Hall. Nearby attractions include Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, One Liberty Observation Deck, Love Park and Logan Square. The venue is 17 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport and 21 minutes from Northeast Philadelphia Airport.
41 Reviews for ONE North Broad
Recommended by 99% of couples
33 User photos
Kyle Birmingham · Getting married on 02/01/2021
Amazing venue and even better staff!
As two working professionals planning our own wedding, we needed partners not just vendors to pull off our dream wedding. Sue and the team at One North Broad were our MVP. Sue was available and responsive whenever we had questions. She helped us think through the entire wedding not just the items related to the venue. We didn't hire a wedding planner, but honestly with Sue it felt like we had one. Our wedding day went off without a hitch and we still have friends tell us it was the most fun they have had at a wedding.Sent on 04/24/2020
Terri and Catering By Design were also all-stars. The food was delicious and no one had trouble getting a drink. Terri worked with us to stay in budget and deliver an epic party.
Sue and team also have character. Shortly after our wedding, we moved cities and in the process lost our deposit refund check. Sue reached out to ask why we hadn't cashed the check and made sure we got another one. She didn't need to do that but she was looking out for us.
The venue is stunning and you'll likely pick ONB based on how incredible your photos will look; but from our experience, the people are even better.
DeAnna Supplee · Married on 02/01/2020
A Real Philadelphia Story
Our wedding was truly a masterpiece. I know everyone says and thinks that of their wedding day, but it truly was--and so much of that has to do with the One North Broad Team and Catering By Design. My husband and I met in Philadelphia (where I am also from) so we wanted our wedding in Philly even though we live in New York City. For this reason, we knew that we needed a solid/responsive team to work with because so many of our interactions would be virtual. ONB and CBD were it! I will try to break this review down in sections because I vividly remember those days of scanning reviews/comments, trying to get the real dish/details on a venue before deciding to visit or book.
CORRESPONDENCE/SETTING UP INITIAL VISIT
Sue Cunnane, the director of Sales/Events at ONB, is THE best. She is ON IT. I found the best way to get in touch with her was via email, but she never hesitated to jump on a call with us if/when we needed. I initially reached out to her/ONB through their website, and I heard back from her immediately. I had a list of questions that I asked venues before even deciding to visit, just to ensure they met our criteria/budget, and Sue answered them all. I found many venues were not as transparent about their prices/process--and forced you to schedule a visit to get information, which would ultimately prove a waste of time and resources. This was not the case with Sue, she provided great insight which led to our scheduling an in-person visit that worked well for our schedule since we were traveling down from NYC. On the day of our visit, both Sue and Terri Fair (Catering By Design Event Specialist) greeted us and gave us a VERY detailed tour and wedding information packet.
CATERING BY DESIGN
CBD is ONB's exclusive caterer. Initially, we were hesitant about venues that had exclusive caterers because we are FOODIES and we wanted the venue and catering decisions to be separate. However, CBD did not come to play! Knowing how passionate we were about choosing ONB as our venue, but unsure of CBD as our caterer, Terri arranged for us to have a tasting BEFORE we made the official commitment. To me that gesture alone demonstrated that they were not just invested in receiving our money/business, but committed to proving they could be the perfect fit for our perfect day. What also sold us on CBD was their many many catering options. A lot of catering companies have their set menu tiers with set prices, and you just pick from a list. CBD, however, works within your budget and food preferences to make your dreams reality! While we still opted for a traditional seated dinner, we had the option to do family-style, buffet, etc... And the range of food options from their hors d'oeuvres to their entrees were overwhelming in the best way imaginable! A foodie heaven!
[SOME] REASONS WE BOOKED/SAID YES
-Thorough and timely communication. My husband is a lawyer, and he had a LOT of question, comments, and concerns! Sue/Terri answered every single one in a timely and professional manner
-Ceremony and Reception all in one. We got married in February, so we did not want to ask our guests to travel from one ceremony location to another reception location. We felt as though that also ruins the momentum. Furthermore, we did not want a venue where they would have to convert the ceremony space into the reception place during cocktail hour. We wanted distinct and designated spaces for the ceremony, cocktail hour, AND reception. ONB has that with their ornate ceremony rooms upstairs (so many to choose from--we went with Renaissance Hall) which lead out to the Foyer Under the Stars for the cocktail hour, and the Ballroom on the first floor for the reception.
-Central/Downtown location. Location is EVERYTHING and ONB is in the best location for a city wedding. Easy for out-of-towners to find and get to, and closely located to all the best hotels.
-Designated Bride AND Groom Suite (Groom/Groomsmen deserve a suite too!)
-Grand Staircase-- always wanted one and KNEW many iconic photos would be taken there by bridal party and guests alike.
I could go on forever, but will try to tie this up. We did not have a wedding planner, nor did we hire a traditional florist-- I did a LOT myself with the help of family. I was worried how this would play out with getting decor and flowers to and from the venue (we had a lot: menus, signs, name plates, centerpieces, etc). I later realized I had no reason to worry. We decided on a day for pick up AND drop off, and the amazing staff at ONB helped us to both load in and load out-- providing efficient customer service that was out of this world!
Choose ONB if you want not only an elegant Philadelphia wedding, but a personalized experience with staff that puts YOU and your needs/desires first and creates an as close to a stress-free process wedding planning could ever be!Sent on 04/23/2020
marian pitkin · Married on 12/21/2019
One North Broad is AMAZING!
One North Broad was an amazing place to host my daughters wedding! Sue and Terri were very organized and responsive to our questions and requests. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Our friends are still talking about what a wonderful time they had!Sent on 01/21/2020