Unique Philadelphia area wedding venue ideas needed
April 27, 2014 4:00 PM Subscribe
Fiance and I are attempting to plan a wedding for less than 150 guests in early March 2015 in the Philadelphia area. We currently live in Montgomery county, but we are open to considering locations in the 5 county area (and are learning toward Philadelphia, which will make things easier on our out of town guests). We want to keep the venue/catering/booze costs around $15,000 if possible, which seemed super easy before we started searching. Help!
posted by moshimosh to Home & Garden (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A few caveats: as we're aiming to get married in early March, we need a location with sufficient space for an indoor event for 125-150 guests. We'd like the ceremony and reception to take place at the same location. We want to have a dinner and dancing, but other entertainment ideas would be welcomed as well (for instance we'd be happy incorporating pool tables/shuffleboard/games if space allows). We're open to alternatives to the traditional set up (restaurants, breweries, etc) but aren't finding a lot of options with interesting indoor venues. If we don't do Center City, we'd like to be within about a 30-40 min drive from PHL as the majority of our guests will be from out of town.
So far we're excited about the Mutter Museum, the Horticultural Society, Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park and Yards Brewery as options, but would love some additional suggestions (especially ones where we'd have the option of a few different caterers - the Horticultural Society is outside of our budget because we'd have to use Starr catering and the Mutter Museum is borderline too).