The Morris House




Plan your special day at the serene, intimate, and private outdoor garden of the M Restaurant at The Morris House Hotel. Picture your wedding in the heart of Center City. The artistic treasures and historic gems, the buzz of people and the bustle of business make the city come to life. Philadelphia blooms around you. Outside of the wrought iron gates the city moves, but here, in a venue unmatched for privacy and grace, in a National Historic Landmark with Revolutionary roots, time, like the romance of your wedding day, is caught in stillness. The handcrafted Revolutionary-era brick reflects a past example of the attention to detail. Peak through the wrought iron gates and into the courtyard garden, you may feel as if you’ve stepped into the south of France. Lush greenery, elegant columns, and stone patios give this space a sophisticated yet comfortable feel so that you and your guests will feel right at home. Surrounded by stunning accents and your closest family and friends, you’re happily ever after starts here.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Private Estate, Park/Garden, Bed & Breakfast/Inn, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 112 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Reception must end by 10:00PM and after party must end by midnight. Please inquire with venue coordinator for off-peak availability for events of 30 guests or less.

Rental Fees

The venue rental fee is $4,200 for a ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. For weddings larger than 30 guests, a tent is required to be rented and has been included in the rental fee. Tent and other rentals are provided by a third party vendor. The third party vendor provides the the tent with clear walls, customized lighting, a dance floor, tables chairs, linens, flatware, glassware, and silverware. Prices for the tent and other rentals are subject to change based on guest count, customized decor, and up grades. Please inquire with venue coordinator for details. Maximum capacity is 112 for a seated dinner. Please inquire for maximum capacities for stations style dinner, family style and cocktail style receptions.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Morris House is estimated at between $21,364 and $33,455 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Complimentary bridal suite
No kitchen
Public garage

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight
Tent rental for an additional fee is required for large events
$1,000 Clean up fee for confetti/glitter and any non-biodegradable materials

Wedding Day Availability (Last updated Feb 27, 2015)

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