Located in the heart of the city at 12th and Arch Streets, The Reading Terminal Market is one of the country's most impressive public markets with a long and rich history. In the late 1800's, The Farmers Market and Franklin Market heralded the coming popularity of indoor market.
After undergoing extensive renovations and revitalization in the early 1990's, today's market boasts over 80 merchants and is brimming daily with thousands of visitors. Market shoppers are treated to a diverse selection of locally-grown fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, free-range poultry and meats, ethnic delights, baked goods, plants and flowers, and handmade crafts. Reflecting the area's reputation for unique and highly acclaimed cuisine, the Market encompasses the best of Philadelphia's renowned restaurant community and is a testament to sustainable agriculture. A commitment to farming communities and environmental stewardship is evident among the quality offerings of market merchants.
The Reading Terminal Market is considered one of the "must see" Philadelphia tourist destinations along with such sites as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. It has been a filming location for motion pictures and television shows including National Treasure, Trading Places, and CBS's Cold Case. And its culinary delights have been prominently featured on various food network television shows. The Market has hosted and catered numerous social galas, both large and small, including two highly acclaimed Inaugural Galas for Philadelphia's Mayor Ed Rendell, now Governor of the state. In addition, it has hosted the launch of Good Magazine, as well as The Metro.
The Reading Terminal Market offers a distinctive setting that provides a captivating atmosphere for the many special events catered by The Reading Terminal Market Merchants' Catering Company.
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Lauren · Married on 08/03/2019
We can’t recommend RTM weddings enough!
If you're looking for a venue that is a bit less traditional (in the best possible way - imagine getting the entire Market to yourself with no crowds!), but will get guests excited to eat, drink, and dance all night, I can't say enough about Reading Terminal Market. Our guests were so excited to see the Market transformed (and all in an hour - it closes to the public at 6 and our wedding started at 7!), the food was excellent (since you can choose essentially any item that any vendor at the Market serves), and working with All About Events and Molly Malloy's was a breeze (AAE plans and produces RTM events and Molly Malloy's handles the bar packages). We are so glad we chose Reading Terminal Market as our wedding venue - it was memorable and unique but still felt very appropriate for a wedding. And it doesn’t hurt that we can go back to visit anytime to reminisce about our wedding day!Sent on 09/02/2019
Amanda · Married on 06/30/2018
When we tell people we were having our wedding reception at Reading Terminal Market, they were always a little surprised and their next reaction was "that is going to be SO COOL!" And after we had our wedding, our guest did nothing but rave about how fun, unique and perfect the reception was.
But just having a reception at RTM is not what I'd recommend it. It was so much more. It was having the incredible variety of foods - we had cheesesteaks, DiNic's roast pork, Chinese food, a salad bar, poutine and corn dogs, grilled cheese from Meltkraft, the list goes on. It was having a historic and unique setting that was transformed into a beautiful evening even with string lights, candles, table clothes, decorations and provided an ambiance it'd be impossible to replicate anywhere else. It was the servers who attended to our guests every need, kept the party going, the room clean and the people happy. It was every little touch that the planning team executed perfectly for us, that all happened without us realizing it, without any reminders or questions.
The planning team at All About Events were the true heroes of the night - and in fact, the whole planning process. We met with them about 15 months before our wedding, and Christina, Stevie and Liam made sure that everything was easy, fun and exciting. Christina's emails to us were always clear and thorough, addressing every little question I had asked, and pointing out tiny things I never would have thought of. Stevie's communication with our vendors was so appreciated, including our Mummers and DJ! And every time we met with them, the meetings were exciting, joyful. Their personalities and kindness and caring for us and our events just SHONE.
We could not recommend RTM and AAE more. They are a truly wonderful team, and a gem in the Philadelphia wedding scene. I hope that we get to go to another event at the market soon, and we will certainly keep them in mind for our 10th anniversary vow renewal!!!!Sent on 07/23/2018
Patricia · Married on 11/11/2017
We couldn’t be happier that we selected Reading Terminal Market for our post-wedding brunch! We rented the Rick Nichols room for a flat fee and then purchased gift cards so that our guests could explore the market and choose whichever brunch items appealed to them throughout the market. A buffet option was available, but we thought supplying the gift cards allowed more flexibility. All the food that our guests brought back to the room looked delicious and my husband and I even discovered a few new shops! An amazing time, affordable rate, and a great way to send off our guests from a wonderful weekend. We look forward to many future strolls through RTM!Sent on 02/17/2018