Reading Public Museum

500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611 Map · Phone number
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About Reading Public Museum

From our Planetarium to our Art Galleries, the Reading Public Museum provides the most unique venues for entertaining in the Greater Reading area. Situated on 25 acres of lush, green gardens, our rental spaces come in every size and ambiance, suitable for events and meetings both large and small.

Organizing and hosting nearly 200 events every year, The Museum's dedicated and well-trained event staff will help ensure your event is nothing less than a success. Our preferred vendors will provide you with top notch services and products, along with options at every price point. The Museum offers special rental discounts for Museum Members, as well as non-profit organizations.

The campus of the Reading Public Museum is located just blocks off Penn Avenue, an extension of the main Penn Street corridor in downtown Reading. The Museum is only a few minutes away from some of the area's best hotels, restaurants and shopping establishments.

Make it memorable. Make it a masterpiece. Book your next event at the Reading Public Museum!

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Planetarium
Planetarium
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Art Galleries
Art Galleries
Neag Planetarium
Neag Planetarium
Under the Stars
Under the Stars
Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
Trudy's Garden
Trudy's Garden
Bridge to Perennial
Bridge to Perennial
Marble Staircase
Marble Staircase
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Reading Public Museum
Trudy's Garden
Trudy's Garden
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
Stone Terrace Tent
American Gallery
American Gallery
American Gallery
American Gallery
American Gallery
American Gallery
American Gallery
American Gallery
American Gallery
American Gallery
European Galleries
European Galleries
European Galleries
European Galleries
Modern & Contemporary
Modern & Contemporary
Planetarium Ceremony
Planetarium Ceremony
Planetarium Ceremony
Planetarium Ceremony
Planetarium Ceremony
Planetarium Ceremony
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium Ceremony
Planetarium Ceremony
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden
Founders' Gallery
Founders' Gallery
Founders' Gallery
Founders' Gallery
Founders' Gallery
Founders' Gallery
Founders' Gallery
Founders' Gallery
Art Galleries
Art Galleries
Stained Glass Windows
Stained Glass Windows
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
Planetarium
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Art Galleries
Art Galleries

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26 Reviews for Reading Public Museum

Recommended by 98% of couples


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

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  • Olivia

    Olivia Pienta · Married on 08/01/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Perfect Venue, Perfect Day, Great Staff!

    Where do I even begin? I could not have imagined an easier, more beautiful wedding day at the Reading Museum. Wedding planning during COVID-19 was not the easiest time whatsoever, but the museum staff, specifically Stephanie made the process so easy and stress-free! 
    Once upon a time, we had dreamt of the perfect day hosted in the upstairs galleries with the gold gilded frames but due to restrictions and the date change we had to change to the outside tent. I am so happy that the change happened, we could not have imagined our day any differently. The tent even on a hot August evening, remained cool and comfortable for our guests!
    Throughout the process, especially after the date change the staff was SO responsive to questions, concerns, and plans! The rehearsal and wedding day was so well organized I did not have to worry about making sure the vendors were there in time, decorating the space, or even worrying that my bridal party would miss a queue during the ceremony. The staff moved quickly and efficiently, they were always one step ahead of me! 
    With all of the changes, we even had to change the ceremony area with just a few weeks notice. The day of, the team was able to create a beautiful space in the garden and make it comfortable for our guests and our wedding party! 
    We would recommend the Reading Public Museum to anyone getting married or even hosting a corporate event or personal party! There are so many key elements that make this venue the best; the attentive staff, the beautiful location and spaces, between all of these things your event will truly be remembered!

    Sent on 09/08/2020
  • Hannah

    Hannah · Married on 05/25/2019

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    Incredible Venue

    This is the most beautiful and unique venue in the Reading area. Thereis something for everyone at the museum with the galleries, the arboretum and the planetarium! We had such a fantastic experience working with the staff at the museum! Everyone was so knowledgeable, professional and thoughtful. They really went above and beyond to make every detail perfect.

    Sent on 09/26/2019

    Reading Public Museum's reply:

    Thank you so much, Hannah! It was a pleasure having you. Your wedding was absolutely beautiful! We wish you the best!!
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    Sarah · Married on 05/05/2018

    5.0
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    Reading Public Museum

    We knew we wanted to go with the Reading Public Museum as soon as we were shown around the venue. Laura Culp was extremely professional and took all things in stride with regard to planning for our big day. She was always responsive and typically one step ahead of us, many times anticipating our needs prior to us having to raise concern. This was VERY settling for a bride who wanted to ensure that everything was just right.

    The museum offers multiple locations to have the ceremony and reception - all on one campus, with an absolutely gorgeous back drop for photo opportunities - both inside AND out! They come to the table with recommended local vendors made up of an intimate list of professionals who are well attuned to the location and are ready to make the most of your money. We found this to be extremely helpful ESPECIALLY on the front of finding the right photographer. There are understandable precautions that need to be taken with respect to the artwork in the museum and flash photography. We chose to be married inside one of the galleries and it was VERY important to us that our special day be captured just right. We were able to make the right selection due to Laura’s thoroughness with providing us what we needed without having to worry if who we found on our own was going to be able to properly capture the moments recording the start of our life together while being respectful of our surroundings. Having the list of suggested vendors took a lot of the leg work out of the equation. We found it very helpful and yet another show of professionalism of Laura’s team from the perspective of the end user.

    Without question I would recommend this location to any couple looking for a perfect place to start their future!!

    Sent on 04/21/2019

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Reading Public 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?
    $ 800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 800.00
  • 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?
    $ 800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 800.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Event Planning
    Parking
    Set Up
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Museum
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • Simply Smooth Wedding Caterers

    Beautiful grounds, stunning spaces and a team of professionals who make your wedding a great event, every time!

  • Dave Zerbe Studio of Photography Wedding Photographers

    There is no better place in Reading than the Reading Museum to have a wedding. They have three different reception venues to choose from and numerous places on the grounds to get married outdoors if you wish. The staff led by Stephanie Shaak are on top of their game and they are there to ensure everything goes very smoothly. They also have a there preferred cater VIVA (Masterpiece Events) who puts our some of the best reception food in Reading. I highly recommend the Reading Museum if you are looking at have a wonderful wedding and impressing your friends.

  • The Well Dressed Cake LLC Wedding Cakes

    Great venue with 3 different options - planetarium, garden tent, and the art gallery. Stephanie and her staff are wonderful to work with!

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  • 500 Museum Road Reading, PA, 19611 See on map
    6103715850 (Phone number)
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