The College of Physicians of Philadelphia




The College is a National Historic Landmark Beaux Arts building, with grand marble rotunda and sweeping staircase leading to a magnificent ballroom. Whether you choose to hold only your reception, or include your ceremony, our grand spaces are ready to welcome your guests with your unique style. If you choose, treat your guests to a docent guided tour of the Museum. On a beautiful day, your guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails while strolling through our Medicinal Herb Garden while a sumptuous dinner awaits your guests in Mitchell Hall.

Our exclusive catering partner, Catering By Design, prepares exquisite cuisine designed specifically for you and your guests. As the festivities continue, Ashhurst Library provides your guests with a comfortable lounge atmosphere to enjoy coffee and dessert. Everything has been considered to make your day all that you envision and more. That's why we say The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is truly the cure for the common wedding reception.

Venue Style

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


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 350 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 350 guests

Time Restrictions

The earlier a wedding can begin is 6:00pm. Weddings are typically either five hours (without a ceremony) or six hours (with a ceremony).

Rental Fees

The facility rental fee is $4,000 for a five hour, Saturday evening event. The fee for a ceremony is $400 and includes an additional hour. There is a 20% discount on the facility rental fee for Friday and Sunday weddings, as well as any wedding in January, February, July or August. Please inquire with venue wedding coordinator for more details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is estimated at between $19,130 and $29,110 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Upgraded chairs
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Parking can be arranged

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
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 2:00AM
Catering provided by Catering By Design
Alcohol provided by The College of Physicians
Outdoors only
Valet parking can be arranged

Wedding Day Availability (Last updated Aug 22, 2014)

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