Sedgeley Club

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

The Sedgeley Club is a wedding venue in the Fairmount Park area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located on the Schuylkill River along Boathouse Row. It is the city’s only operating lighthouse. It is a protected and historic building in the area and it has served many generations of Philadelphia families.

Facilities and Capacity

The main floor of the Sedgeley Club is used for weddings and other events. It has scenic water views of the river and the lush greenery of Fairmount Park. The Club has a main dining room with a historic fireplace and the lighthouse. They have an available area that can be used as a bridal suite. The Club also has an enclosed porch to relax and enjoy the scenic views of nature.

Services Offered

The Club has 12 round tables, six rectangular tables and four card tables that can be used to accommodate 65 guests. They have a projection screen, table, microphone, lectern and small CD/mp3 player for you use. The Sedgeley Club can host your bridal shower, elopement, reception, ceremony, engagement party and rehearsal dinner. Their in-house steward helps with anything and everything you might need to make your day run flawlessly. Due to building being rich in history the Sedgeley Club has a list of prefered vendors that can be used in their facility. Dancing is not permitted.

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 of 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 allow the women to build around the lighthouse. The boat house later opened in 1903 where you could store your bike overnight for 10 cents. The main floor of the building is now used for weddings and rehearsals.

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View of the venue from the Schuylkill Expressway
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Building facade
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View from Lemon Hill
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Celebrating a new roof
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View from covered porch

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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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    Samy · Married on 04/28/2018

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We rented Sedgeley Club for our wedding rehearsal dinner. My husband and I were looking for a venue for the dinner for quite some time. Most places in the city have high rental prices and/or very rigid catering rules. It was hard for us to create the experience we wanted for our close friends and family. As soon as I read the story about Sedgeley’s founding and took a tour of the space, I was hooked and we knew it was the place for us. Right on the water on historic boat house row, it’s stunning inside and out. It features a large enclosed porch overlooking the water. We were in awe.

    The team that manages Sedgeley was very easy to work with. They were flexible with us every step of the way. We ended up hiring three host helpers to serve food and bartend. We ordered from a local restaurant and got it delivered to Sedgeley house and bought our own wine, liquor and beer. This really kept costs down – probably saving us half the cost of going with a traditional catering service at other venues.

    Our guests loved it! The views of the city and Schuylkill River from Sedgeley house are spectacular. It felt very homey and comfortable and lent itself to a fabulous dinner for family and friends. Highly recommend it!

    -sam

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    Elly · Married on 10/28/2007

    4.6
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
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      5.0
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      4.5
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    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.

Sedgeley Club FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Parking, Tables
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Park, 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? Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Preferred Vendors Only, Wifi
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, October
  • 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, Pennsylvania, 19130 See on map
    6102565655 (Phone number)

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