The Franklin Institute is a stunning museum wedding venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This awe-inspiring venue offers an array of unique event rooms and exhibits to facilitate a one of a kind wedding celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
The Franklin Institute offers stylish, elegant, and versatile event spaces for your special day. For an outdoor ceremony with breathtaking views, The Rooftop Deck provides ample space for up to 150 guests.
The Planetarium provides another one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony experience, with a 60-foot immersive dome showcasing a variety of customized starfields.
Enjoy an unforgettable cocktail hour, engaging with our interactive and immersive exhibits. Your wedding reception in the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial will wow your guests. The 20-foot national monument of Benjamin Franklin is surrounded by marble columns supporting an 82-foot domed ceiling and gold-gilded oculus.
For smaller, more intimate receptions, enjoy your ceremony or dinner in Pepper Hall, the original reading room for the first Patent Library in the United States. The space features an exquisite hand-stained ceiling, antique wooden floors, built-in mahogany bookshelves, and breathtaking views of the museum district.
The Franklin Institute offers an array of services and amenities to assist with your day. We offer you and your bridal party a dedicated bridal suite for the evening. The museum also offers onsite guest parking.
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This space is beyond gorgeous!! So many ooo's and aaaahs from guests! This is unique and grand space that will make for a wonderful upscale event. The lighting package really sets the scene for an incredible event.
Ii have officiated ceremonies at the Franklin Institute and have been continually impressed by the excellence, caring, beauty, fun and flow of the events. Gina and the crew of helping hands truly look to support people in having memorable experiences. I always look forward to events at the Franklin Institute and working with the vendors. The events have gone seamlessly and joyfully, I highly recommend the Franklin Institute as a fun and beautiful location for a wedding or any event.
My words can not do justice to how amazing this place is!!! The Franklyn Institute is so unique and gorgeous! The staff is so accommodating and the rooftop ceremony is stunning and something you will NEVER forget!
The Franklin Institute frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Franklin Institute?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At The Franklin Institute, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
At The Franklin Institute, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Premium Liquor
- Signature Drink
What are the most important characteristics of The Franklin Institute in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Franklin Institute for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does The Franklin Institute offer?
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does The Franklin Institute offer for wedding events?
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Set Up
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