Free Library On the Parkway




The Free Library on the Parkway makes for a stunning venue to host your Pennsylvania wedding. When you walk into the historic building’s Main Lobby you will be in awe of the detailed architecture and high ceilings. This stunning space can accommodate a cocktail reception, seated dinner or dancing. Transform the public place into the private wedding of your dreams. The Skyline Room is also available and is a newly renovated space. This room on the 4th floor is a modern addition to the charming historic building with an adjacent outdoor terrace. For an outdoor setting, the terrace offers a unique point of view in the city overlooking Shakespeare Park and beyond it, Logan Circle, and the city skyline. Events can be al fresco or tented. Whichever location you choose at this spectacular venue, your wedding will be overflowing with elegance, sophistication and joy at the Free Library On the Parkway. Additional Information: BYOB Bar is an option

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Outdoor, Modern


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 170 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 170 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 170 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 170 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 3:00PM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges is $5,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding is $1,000. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $400/hr. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Free Library On the Parkway is estimated at between $27,165 and $33,268 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


BYO, Provided



Amenities Included

Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Coat rack
Dance area

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight