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An Affordable Wedding Alternative

For those with lots of love but less disposable income, the Penn Museum in Philadelphia now offers a unique alternative: SIMPLE and SWEET CEREMONIES, a simple ceremony in a world-renowned museum, all for a very sweet price: $600.

Book your wedding Mondays through Thursdays between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, based upon gallery and room availability. 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.

Please note that Simple & Sweet ceremonies can not be booked more than 6 months in advance.



Simple & Sweet Saturday

The Penn Museum, which reigns as one of Philadelphia’s eminent event venues, is looking for 10 engaged couples to be a part of a Simple & Sweet Saturday, June 15, 2019: 10 weddings in 10 hours. Every hour on the hour, one couple will say “I do,” or “I do, again!” during their vow renewals, followed by an informal photo shoot in iconic photo spots throughout the Penn Museum’s signature galleries.

With the Simple & Sweet Saturday special, couples can “tie the knot” or renew their wedding vows with an officiant provided by the Penn Museum from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. for $400; and from noon-6 p.m. for $500. Optional one- or two-hour specially priced receptions are available for an additional cost.

Included in the Simple & Sweet Saturday special is:

  • Access to the space of your choice for up to 30 minutes (the spaces include Stoner Courtyard, Mosaic Hall and Courtyard, Rooftop Terrace, Widener Lecture Room, Classroom 2 and Warden Garden)
  • Officiant from Journeys of the Heart
  • Seating for up to 45 guests
  • Microphone and speakers
  • Access to the Museum to take photos before or after the ceremony
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Once your registration for the Simple & Sweet Saturday special is complete, one couple will be randomly selected to receive a free ceremony, courtesy of the Penn Museum’s Rentals Office, and a free champagne toast from CxRA. The winners will be announced one month in advance, Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m.

For more details about the reception packages, please click on the menus below.

One hour cocktail reception

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Two hour cocktail reception

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