Independence Seaport Museum




The beautiful, waterfront Independence Seaport Museum will be having you say “I do” in no time! With outdoor space to exchange vows on a rotunda, this venue features an outstanding backdrop of shimmering water from the Delaware River and the Ben Franklin Bridge. Host a unique cocktail hour in one of the galleries with tall tabletops to stop, drink, and observe the works of art. Dance to your heart’s content in the gorgeous ballroom on the top floor. With views of the water and Philadelphia Center City skyline, this elegant space provides a beautiful atmosphere to enhance your celebration. The adjoining outdoor terraces are a fabulous touch, allowing your guests to get some fresh air while taking in these breathtaking views. The Independence Seaport Museum has all you need and more to create the wedding you always dreamed of.

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Ocean/Waterfront View, Ballrooms, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 225 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 270 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $4,000 to $4,500 for ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee to rent the venue for a wedding ceremony ranges from $500 to $750 with reception rental. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $500/hr. A security deposit of 50% is required. Please inquire with venue wedding coordinator for more details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Independence Seaport Museum is estimated at between $16,720 and $28,231 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Public garage

Special Restrictions

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