The Philadelphia Museum of Art Will Now Allow Weddings In the Perelman Building & Rodin Museum! 

Outside at the Rodin Museum. Photo by Marie Labbanz.

Outside at the Rodin Museum. Photo by Marie Labbanz.

Something that Philadelphia brides have been clamoring for for a very long time is, at last, a reality, and we are so happy to tell you about it: The Philadelphia Museum of Art is now allowing weddings!

While weddings in the main building still aren’t on the docket, weddings will now be allowed in the museum’s Sculpture Garden, the Perelman Building (the PMA’s modern neighboring expansion with a gorgeous Art Deco facade and glass-walled study gallery that houses the museum’s costume and textile collection), and inside the Rodin Museum.

While everything is still being solidified, Kelley Maddox of Stephen Starr Events—who is the exclusive caterer for the PMA properties—filled us in on this preliminary information: In the Perelman Building …

  • Events can start at 6:30pm and go for five hours.
  • You can do the Perelman Courtyard or Gallery Cafe for up to 60 guests.
  • In the Skylit Atrium, you can do your ceremony for up to 150 guests; a seated dinner for up to 120; or up to 100 guests seated at a single king’s table. You can do up to 350 for a cocktail-style reception.
  • There’s space for a dessert lounge in the Gallery Cafe.
  • Prices start around $190 per person for a seated dinner, not including the facility rental fee.

In the Rodin Museum …

  • Events can start at 6:30pm and last for five hours.
  • For your ceremony, you can do the museum for up to 75 guests, or the garden for up to 150.
  • For the dinner portion of your reception you can do up to 65 people for a seated dinner.
  • For the dancing portion of your reception, they can set you up on the upper terrace (with a tent if needed).
  • Prices start around $190 per person for a seated dinner, not including the facility rental fee.

We’ll certainly update you as more details emerge and change over the new few weeks and months—but for now, is this not excellent news? We think the ability to hold your wedding in magnificent spaces like this is one of the reasons Philly is such an amazing place to get married, and these are certainly some major additions to that list.

So who of you will take advantage of these new venues? 

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