Looking for a one-of-a-kind setting for your next special occasion? Invite your guests to experience the lure of The Woodlands where an 18th-century mansion and stable, along with elaborate Victorian funerary monuments sit nestled in a 54-acre lush, pastoral oasis in West Philadelphia.
The Woodlands offers a variety of options so you can create something unique to your needs:
- The grand Hamilton Mansion, the oldest example of Federal architecture in the country, boasts bright and elegant event spaces including the spacious drawing room, lofty circular vestibule, and the stately main ballroom complete with a magnificent covered portico.
- The rustic stable offers a wonderful backdrop for your outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception.
- The vast, park-like grounds are a modern oasis with majestic trees and curving green contours, just perfect for alfresco cocktails and dining.
Why host your event here?
Designated a National Historic Landmark District in recognition of its unique history and rich resources, The Woodlands is not your typical hotel ballroom or “wedding factory”.
Located in the heart of University City, the entrance to The Woodlands is located directly across from SEPTA's 40th Street Trolley Portal and is a short walk or bike ride from the University of Pennsylvania, University of the Sciences, and the VA Hospital.
All of The Woodlands' spaces are unfurnished, providing you the opportunity to conceive and design the perfect setting for your special affair.
From fine dining to food trucks, we allow many different catering options. Ask us about our preferred vendors.
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I got married here in April 2015. The venue was beautiful and the staff were incredible in working with us to create a beautiful day. Affordable, comfortable, and achingly graceful. Highly recommended for people who want something other than a canned wedding experience. Also great for indoors and outdoors flexibility. katy otto
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Woodlands?
- Bridal Suite
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- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Woodlands for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does The Woodlands offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does The Woodlands offer for wedding events?
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
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