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The Penn Museum is a venue as unique as your love story.

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A bride and groom in the Warden Gardens.
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The venue itself was perfect for an early fall wedding. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how amazing the venue - super unique and beautiful - and food were.
Elizabeth T., Married on 09/24/2022

Designed in the 1890s, this beautiful historic building located on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus is one of Philadelphia’s premier unique venues. The Penn Museum is a 300,000 square-foot gem with exterior details including glass mosaics by the Tiffany Glass Company, sculptures by Alexander Stirling Calder, and marble medallions by John Ross of New York City. The Museum houses one-of-a-kind artifacts acquired from over 300 archaeological and anthropological expeditions, and we invite you and your guests to discover the world in just one night. Stunning event space and priceless collections make the Penn Museum an unparalleled event experience! We welcome all wedding ceremonies and receptions, showers, and rehearsals.

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  • A couple in the Stoner Courtyard.
  • A couple in the Sphinx Gallery.
  • A couple at their dinner seating.
  • A couple in front of the Margarita Panel.
  • A couple in the Harrison Garden.
Goat cheese balls with flowers.

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An Affordable Wedding Alternative

Simple & Sweet

For those with lots of love but less disposable income

A simple ceremony in a world-renowned museum, all for a very sweet price: $700.

Ceremonies may run up to 45 minutes, and couples may invite up to 35 guests. The Museum provides seating and a basic sound system, if needed. Before or after the ceremony, the wedding party may spend some time taking photographs in the Museum.

*Available Mondays - Thursdays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm only. Cannot be booked more than 6 months in advance. Additional guests and a reception can be added for a fee.

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Rotunda Reception Scene. Sphinx Gallery. Pepper Hall.

Seated reception: 300; Standing reception: 600
Under the breathtaking 90-foot dome, a marvel of early 20th-century engineering, you’ll be surrounded by the art of ancient China. Our largest event space.

Seated reception: 120; Standing reception: 175
Entertain your guests in this newly renovated event space featuring the magnificent Sphinx of Ramses II. Beautiful arched windows and grand marble staircases dating from the late- 19th century bring a touch of history to this contemporary space.

Seated reception: 80; Standing reception: 160
Beautiful architectural details including high arched ceilings and marble/glass floors make the perfect setting for a ceremony or cocktail reception. Grand wooden doors open out onto a spectacular view of the Warden Garden.

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The Penn Museum takes its role as steward of our priceless collections and historic structure seriously. Every event is closely monitored by appropriate museum security personnel and systems to ensure the safety and preservation of the cultural, historic, and architectural materials on our premises.