Penn Museum

3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Penn Museum

Penn Museum at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is a city museum wedding venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a historic building with one-of-a-kind artifacts, the classic venue is as special as your love story. Here, you and your guests can explore the world in just one night!

Facilities and Capacity

From marble medallions to glass mosaics, the 300,000-square-foot museum will provide a priceless experience for up to 600 guests. The space is also home to unique artifacts from more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions. The Chinese Rotunda, the largest event space, sits under a majestic 90-foot dome adorned with ancient Chinese art. The Pepper Hall has high arched ceilings and marble floors, creating the ideal setting for an indoor ceremony or cocktail reception. The room has wooden doors that open out to the Warden Garden. The Egypt Lower Gallery and The Egypt Upper Gallery provide warm, breathtaking backdrops for receptions. Elegant outdoor settings include the Warden Garden, Stoner Courtyard, Mosaic Hall and Courtyard and Rooftop Terrace.

Services Offered

Through their range of services, the Museum can make your dream day come true. They offer:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals

Cuisine

Between years of culinary experience and a love for local ingredients, the culinary team is devoted to carefully crafting the best menus possible. Their serving styles include buffet, family style, French services, hors d’oeuvres and plated. Tastings, dessert, servers and bartenders can all be provided. Couples are welcome to choose between an in-house cake or outside cake. Examples of cuisine styles include:

  • American
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin American
  • Mexican
  • Southern
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Nut-free

Other Facilities

To get ready for the big day, enjoy their on-site bridal suite. Guests may also use on-site parking, valet parking, shuttle services and wheelchair access.

Other Services

Penn Museum at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology can host your bridal shower, engagement party, ceremony, cocktail reception and reception. They also offer:

  • Champagne toast
  • Signature drink
  • Chairs and tables
  • Barware
  • Flatware
  • Linens
  • China

History

The historic building is located on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus. It was designed in the 1890s and has been hosting weddings for 20 years.

Location

Based in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, the Museum is conveniently located 13 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport. Nearby attractions include Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fairmont Park and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

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56 Reviews for Penn Museum

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Rachel · Married on 12/08/2018

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    Perfect!!!!

    Fantastic group!Easy work with

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    Norman · Married on 10/27/2018

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    A Perfect Wedding!

    Penn Museum is a gorgeous non-conventional venue with multiple different rooms/exhibitions/gardens available for use, and the coordinators (Atiya and Hladini) cannot be more helpful or friendly. Initially we were slightly concerned about having to use the exclusive in-house caterer - CxRA, worrying that we don't have much flexibilities or options. But CxRA (Michelle as the coordinator) had been nothing but flexible and excellent in their quality of food and service. Michelle and the chef even helped us create appetizers and desserts that were not on the menu. On the wedding day, Atiya and Michelle ran the show perfectly. Although we were repeatedly told by married friends to expect something to go wrong on our wedding day, we honestly could not think of anything that went wrong (thanks to our other vendors as well). And all of our guests could not stop talking about how great the venue and food were. So THANK YOU, Penn Museum!

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Penn Museum 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? $ 4,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,500.00
  • 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? $ 850.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 850.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Wine
  • Describe your venue: Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Cake, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, June, November, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Philadelphia String Quartet
    Philadelphia String Quartet Wedding Musicians

    Most sophisticated site around. Easily communicated with, very organized with planning and would recommend to all!

  • Elizabeth Frumin
    Elizabeth Frumin Wedding Officiants

    it has a joy to work at the Penn Museum. The services offered and the environment make for a lovely venue for a wedding. I recommend them for any celebration.

  • Philly Star Events
    Philly Star Events Wedding DJs

    Fabulous wedding receptions! Multiple breath-taking event spaces! First class!

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  • 3260 South Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104 See on map
    215-883-4794 (Phone number)

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