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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25 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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  • 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.

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    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

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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!!

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    Diane · Married on 09/08/2017

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    My husband and I are thrilled to share our experience at having Reading Public Museum as our wedding venue. Not only did the museum and grounds stand on its own as a beautiful backdrop, but Laura Culp, event coordinator, and her staff were outstanding in providing excellent service and advice, as well. They personally gave their best so that we and our guests would have the best experience possible. They were professional, courteous and extremely helpful in every step of our planning. Our guests were aweinspired by every single detail that the museum offered for an elegant event! The convience of having the ceremony and reception in the same location was a plus for our guests. Also, the musuem provided a complete list of highly qualified professional vendors right down to the DJ. Let me tell you....the museum was a'rockin'!!
    It was an incredibly fun and grand evening!!

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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
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    25
  • 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
    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
    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
    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, 19611 See on map
    6103715850 (Phone number)

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