Sedgeley Club

15 Kelly Drive Boathouse Row, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Sedgeley Club

The Sedgeley Club is an intimate wedding venue in the Fairmount Park area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This quaint property is beautifully nestled on the banks of the Schuylkill River along Boathouse Row. The property is the only operating lighthouse within the city and one of five throughout The Keystone State. This historic boathouse is a protected building that has served many generations throughout its history. Couples are welcome to add to the site’s legacy and create unforgettable memories of their own.

Facilities and Capacity

The main floor of the Sedgeley Club is used for weddings and other events and can accommodate up to 65 guests. It boasts scenic views of the river and the lush greenery of Fairmount Park. The Club has a main dining room with a historic fireplace and a stunning lighthouse. The club also features an enclosed porch ideal for summertime receptions that run long into the night. Used in accordance with the main dining room, this area acts as a gorgeous space for guests to converse and sip cocktails. Furthermore, get-ready rooms are provided for you, your partner, and both wedding parties. Here, you and your close friends can slowly but surely get ready ahead of the celebrations. Additional facilities include a full kitchen for on-site catering.

Services Offered

The Sedgeley Club provides a range of rental items to help decorate your big event. This includes 12 round tables, six rectangular tables, and four card tables for seated guests. A projector screen can also be used for slideshows or videos of the newlyweds-to-be. Additional equipment includes microphones, chairs, and a top-of-the-range sound and PA system. The site’s in-house steward helps with anything and everything you might need to make your day runs as flawlessly as possible. Due to the historic nature of the building, the Sedgeley Club suggests a list of preferred vendors who can best maximize its incredible space.

Location

The Club is part of the Fairmount Park and all visitors must follow the parking regulations. Rental customers often choose to use a parking service, since the parking in the park is first-come, first served. Visitors to the club use Alber-Haff Parking Services or Open Door Valet. You can also choose to use classic Victorian style trolleys or deluxe motor coaches to transport your guests.

History

The Sedgeley Club began with a group of Philadelphia women who enjoyed biking and canoeing in the Schuylkill River. After their adventures, they wished for a place to relax, have tea, and store their bikes. In 1887, The Park Commission allowed the women to build around the lighthouse. The boathouse later opened in 1903 where you could store your bike overnight for 10 cents. In more modern times, the site is now used for celebratory events from weddings to birthday parties.

Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Sedgeley Club
Rehearsal dinner
Rehearsal dinner
View from covered porch
View from covered porch
The boathouse
The boathouse
Heated and cooled covered porch
Heated and cooled covered porch
View of the venue
View of the venue
View from Lemon Hill
View from Lemon Hill
White House dinner
White House dinner
Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Sedgeley Club
Rehearsal dinner
Rehearsal dinner

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2 Reviews for Sedgeley Club

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Elly · Married on 10/28/2007

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      4.5

    We could not have found a better venue for our reception. The Sedgeley Club is on Boathouse Row, right on the river. It only seats 60 people, or 90 for a cocktail reception. It does not allow dancing as it is an historical building. But the beauty of the building and the views are enough to keep guests enjoying their time. We were told by many of our guests that ours was one of the best weddings they had been to. No one seemed to miss the dancing.

    Sent on 02/19/2008

Sedgeley Club FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 1500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 900.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 900.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Park
    Restaurant
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Catering Services
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    June
    July
    August
    September
    November
    December

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  • 15 Kelly Drive Boathouse Row, Fairmount Park, Boathouse Row, Fairmount Park Philadelphia, PA, 19130 See on map
    610-467-9938 (Phone number)
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