Penn Museum




Designed in the 1890s, the beautiful historic building located on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus is one of Philadelphia’s premier unique venues. Penn Museum is a 300,000 square-foot gem with exterior details including glass mosaics by the Tiffany Glass Company, sculptures by Alexander Stirling Calder, and marble medallions by John Ross of New York City. Stunning event space and priceless collections make the Penn Museum an unparalleled event experience! Beautiful gardens invite you to host your wedding outdoors. Nestled between two inner gardens, and featuring ancient mosaics from Syria and Carthage, Mosaic Hall & Courtyard is a charming space ideal for smaller receptions. In the Stoner Courtyard, sculptural pieces, a cobble-stone walkway, and central marble fountain create an exquisite courtyard garden. Entertain your guests in Warden Garden, a private and elegant garden within the city featuring mosaics by the Tiffany Glass Company. Create a lasting impression in one of the museum’s breathtaking galleries. Under the breath-taking 90-foot dome, a marvel of early 20th century engineering, you’ll be surrounded by the art of ancient China in the Chinese Rotunda. Explore an underground royal Egyptian palace in the Egypt Sphinx Gallery, or marry amidst Pharaohs and Mummies in the Egypt Mummies Gallery! Excitement is boundless when you hold your wedding at Penn Museum!

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Museum/Gallery, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 779 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 1,000 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 1,000 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,500 to $4,500 for ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. A security deposit of 1/3 of the rental fee is required. Please inquire with venue wedding coordinator for more details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Penn Museum is estimated at between $20,700 and $27,191 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
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 served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 1:00AM
No rice, birdseed, confetti, glitter etc.