Bartram's Garden




Bartram’s Garden is the birthplace of American botany. The 45-acre site includes the historic botanic garden and the National Historic Landmark Bartram House, the oldest barn in Philadelphia County, a 15-acre wildflower meadow with spectacular views of Center City, a river trail, water garden, tidal wetland, and a boat dock on the Schuylkill River. From small gatherings of 20 or up to 250 guests, you can host your wedding celebration in the lovely garden, meadow, historic buildings and grounds. The Common Flower Garden, first planted by John Bartram in 1731, is available for use with a Coach House rental for wedding ceremonies, cocktails, or small receptions. The porch of the Bartram House is included in the Common Flower Garden rental area. Ceremonies may take place only in the Common Flower Garden. The Barn is the perfect setting for a light cocktail hour. For the evening reception, bring your guests to the charming Coach House featuring an open-beamed ceiling, red brick floor, white-washed walls and a serving bar. This beautiful building opens into a walled brick courtyard. In 2017, events will be held in the customizable Eastwick Pavilion, set atop Eastwick hill overlooking the river.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Barn/Farm/Ranch, Park/Garden, City/Skyline View, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 4:00PM. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,000 to $3,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee. A refundable security deposit is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Bartram's Garden is estimated at between $18,397 and $22,097 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Upgraded chairs
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Upscale restrooms next to facility included

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
BYO alcohol
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM