Powel House & Garden




Built over two centuries ago as a place for refined entertainment, the Powel House continues to lend itself to elegant functions that are both beautiful and comfortable in a location central to Philadelphia's Society Hill. Your wedding is sure to be a successful occasion at Powel. An outstanding example of Georgian architecture, the first floor's dining room and parlor adjoin the passage, featuring one of the most elegant colonial mahogany staircases. The second floor highlights the beautiful rococo ballroom. Also, in the adjacent parlor is yet another elegant setting for cocktails, conversations, and dining. The period garden, reached through the house or via a gate on Third Street, may also be rented. The House may be used for a seated luncheon or dinner reception for a small gathering, or for a cocktail-style reception for a slightly larger crowd. You may bring your guests outside into the gardens for dancing after your celebration. Powel House is the venue for you if you’re dreaming of an intimate wedding with only your closest friends and family.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Park/Garden, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 50 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 50 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 100 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $900 to $2,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $250/hr to $500/hr. A refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required. Please inquire with venue for outdoor reception tent rentals through a third party vendor. Please note that if your guest count exceeds the indoor capacity for ceremonies and/or receptions a tent MUST be reserved at the time of booking from our exclusive tent provider. The tent does NOT have to be used if the weather cooperates with your outdoor event.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Powel House & Garden is estimated at between $9,371 and $15,454 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Coat check room
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Public parking
Dance area
Tour of historic mansion included

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
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No amplified music allowed
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM
Rose petals permitted
No bands or DJs permitted, but acoustic musicians and iPod docking stations OK