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.
Through their range of services, the Museum can make your dream day come true. They offer:
- Event rentals
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:
- Latin American
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.
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
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.
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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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.
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Most sophisticated site around. Easily communicated with, very organized with planning and would recommend to all!
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.
Fabulous wedding receptions! Multiple breath-taking event spaces! First class!
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Penn Museum?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
At Penn Museum, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
At Penn Museum, what does the bar service starting price include?
- House Beer
- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Signature Drink
- Specialty Beer
- Specialty Wine
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What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Penn Museum for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does Penn Museum offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Penn Museum offer for wedding events?
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
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