The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is a historic wedding venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also serving couples from the Lehigh Valley area. This 1908, New Beaux-Arts style building offers a unique, historic, and elegant space for you to celebrate your wedding day. Bring your guests into a venue full of magnificent architecture, art, and medical history, for a totally unique and memorable event experience.
Facilities and Capacity
Upon entering The College of Physicians of PHiladelphia, your guests will be greeted by Aesculapius, the Greek God of medicine. The venue also features beautiful marble accents, a grand staircase, and luxurious get ready rooms. With a historic atmosphere and beautiful architecture, this venue is a wonderful location for your wedding ceremony and reception, along with bridal showers, engagement parties, and a variety of other magnificent events. The venue is large enough to accommodate events with up to 350 guests, making it suitable for small, intimate groups, or large, grand affairs.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia not only has beautiful event spaces for your use, but there are also a great selection of event services available, as well. With in-house event planners, you will have someone there to coordinate each and every detail to ensure the success of your wedding day. Their event staff can also cover the setup and cleanup, as well as the lighting and audio services of the event, as to keep you feeling relaxed and calm on the big day. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia also happens to have a great selection of event rental items in-house, to enhance the theme, style, and vision of your event. These items can include but are certainly not limited to the following:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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REBECCA · Married on 05/27/2017
Wonderful experience! Highly recommend! This historic and regal venue includes the full 2 story building and a private garden! This was perfect because rain or shine for our May wedding, we knew we would be married in a beautiful space. We worked with Diana Airoldi from Catering by Design throughout the planning process and she was there on the big day to ensure everything went smoothly. Diana was wonderful to with - always pleasant, professional, and organized. It's important to note that we don't live in Philly and planned most of the wedding remotely (via email and over the phone) and it worked out great! During the wedding, my bridal attendant Tracy was fabulous! I dubbed Tracy and Diana the "Ninjas" because any time I needed them during the event for anything at all, there they were, ready to help and anticipating my every need. Our guests raved about the delicious food, craft old-timey cocktails, and quality service. 5 stars! Catering by Design knows how to throw a fabulous party!!
Elyse Tierney · Married on 10/20/2018
Two brides - two thumbs up!
The College of Physicians made our wedding a 100% positive experience and did so flawlessly. Liz was on top of the planning months in advance, always helping us stay on track with flowers, catering, and day-of-details.
As two women getting married, it was extremely important that we find a venue was prepared to make us feel safe, comfortable, and as full of love as we deserved to feel on our wedding day. We can say with confidence that the College of Physicians made that happen. Liz displayed clear experience working with same-sex couples and provided multiple"non-traditional" options for our ceremony processional. My wife and I also found that, throughout the night, not only did our family and friends come up and congratulate us, many of the College of Physicians staff came to congratulate us as well, and told how much it meant to them to see us married. These were small, incredible moments that we did not expect but experienced with joy.
We cannot do anything but recommend the College of Physicians. Yes, the venue was organized and helpful. Yes, the ceremony and reception were beautiful. But most importantly, every person involved at every step in the process was supportive, interested, and excited for us to get married. We had the best experience we could have dreamed of.
Samy · Married on 04/28/2018
The College of Physicians is stunning! We looked at 8 other venues in Philadelphia Center City area before seeing this building. As soon as we toured it and met with the events manager, Liz, we instantly knew this was the place for us.
We held our ceremony upstairs in Ashhurst Hall, the cocktail hour downstairs in Thomson Gallery which flowed into the Veranda & Medicinal Garden, and the reception upstairs in Mitchell Hall. The whole building has a magnificence to it. It’s not pretentious though, just dignified and beautiful.
It’s a truly unique space that you and your guests won’t forget!