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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63 Reviews for Penn Museum

Recommended by 98% of couples


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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    Sara Rhodin · Married on 04/03/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    An unforgettable wedding venue

    My husband and I were married in March at the Penn Museum. I had gone to the Penn Museum a number of times on school trips and always thought the building was incredible. We visited a number of venues when we first got engaged and were so impressed with the space at the Penn Museum and with the professionalism of the staff. Atiya was incredible and answered all of our questions promptly and comprehensively as we were making our decision. It wasn't hard to choose the museum, and there was never a moment that we regretted our decision. Working with Michelle and CxRA was such a wonderful experience. She was exceptionally accommodating in helping us put together a day that fit our
    needs, budget, and guests. All of the food, especially the spiced salmon (so amazing!), was delicious. We just loved working with Michelle and Atiya.
    Needless to say, the wedding day was one of the best day of our lives. After the wedding, a number of guests told us that it was the absolute coolest wedding venue they had ever been at. There is nothing about the space that is cookie-cutter and it was so incredible that our guests could explore the museum throughout the entirety of the wedding. We are so happy we chose the Penn Museum and would recommend it to any couple interested in having a unique, timeless, and beautiful wedding.

    Sent on 10/16/2019
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    Tyler Garretson · Married on 10/12/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Elegant, first-class venue and caterer!

    Atiya (from Penn Museum) and Jamie (from the exclusive caterer Restaurant Associates) were an outstanding team that provided a flawless and first class experience. They were in constant contact throughout the pre-wedding process with reminders and advice. Penn Museum was an absolutely stunning and elegant venue that had options in terms of locations on the museum grounds (it was nice to have an indoor backup option in case of weather). Restaurant Associates provided a variety of choices in terms of food and beverages, and they were all outstanding. It will certainly be a wedding experience we wont forget and would not do any differently, in part because of Atiya and Jamie.

    Sent on 10/18/2019

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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?
    $ 3500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3000
  • 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?
    $ 1200
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1200
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Clean Up
    Set Up
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 28
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    25
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    14
  • 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
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    November
    December

Real Weddings

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Penn Museum 1
    -10%
    10% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 10% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
  • Penn Museum 2
    Penn Museum and CxRA Wedding Promotion

    Book your wedding at the Penn Musuem and receive a 10% discount off the venue and receive complimentary small bites and an specialty cocktail courtesy of Catering by Restaurant Associates.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Philadelphia String Quartet Wedding Musicians

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

  • Elizabeth Frumin, Weddings With Heart 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 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)
    Location of (Penn Museum)