Searching for an extraordinary venue to host your wedding reception? Your wedding day will be one of the most special times in your life, so it’s only right that you celebrate the right way. As one of the leading wedding photography studios in Philadelphia, our team has documented several weddings in many different breathtaking venues around the city. From grand hotels with opulent ballrooms, rustic outdoor spaces, chic industrial-style venues to architecturally stunning mansions you are guaranteed to tie the knot style in Pennsylvania. From the city to the countryside there are so many wonderful PA wedding venues.
If you’re having some trouble finding the perfect venue for your big day, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our top favorite places PA wedding venues:
Nestled on six acres of lush wooded land and beautiful vibrant gardens, this historic venue is located in Lancaster PA. The waterfront views of the Conestoga provide the perfect backdrop for all the stunning photos you’ll take on your wedding day. At the Riverdale Manor, couples have the option of exchanging their vows in a beautiful outdoor or indoor ceremony. This venue can accommodate up to two hundred guests which makes this the perfect location for medium to large-sized weddings.
In case you’re wondering, the indoor pavilion is a perfect blend of elegance and nature with flashes of rustic timber in the interior. If you’re interested in a more classical look, you’ll be taken away with the ballroom with its well-polished floors and iron chandeliers dangling from the high ceilings.
2. Hill Physick House
Want to tie the knot in a historical setting? Built-in 1786, the Hill Physick House is a historic site that was once the home of Dr. Physick who is known for pioneering surgery in America. Dr. This mansion furnishing is influenced by the French-Neoclassic style. This exceptionally large venue can host up to 100 guests in its beautiful whimsical garden
3. King Mills
King Mills is a very popular wedding venue in PA. From the graceful waterfall to the unique architectural elements, this venue is known for its unforgettable outdoor space. Built in 1700, this mansion boasts a unique Victoria charm with a magical appeal that’s easy to get lost into. If you and your significant other decide to tie the knot at this historic venue, you’ll feel like the King and Queen. We shot our client’s Ashleigh and Kevin’s wedding at this venue. They desired the ultimate romantic experience which is why they chose to have their wedding at King Mills on the outdoor patio overlooking the waterfall.
4. Black Bass Hotel
Robust with the natural landscape and breathtaking architecture, historic ambiance meets contemporary chic when it comes to the Black Bass Hotel. This quaint inn located in Lumberville PA is a great location for an intimate wedding ceremony. Last year, our clients Jason and Hannah hosted a micro wedding on a terrace in the woods surrounded by a waterfall and a vibrant perennial garden. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that!
5. Radnor Hunt
Hilary and JJ had a wonderful wedding day experience at Radnor Hunt. The massive expanse of lush green pastures along with the calming scenic views of the Pennsylvania countryside makes this one of our favorite venues. Whether you decide to exchange vows or host your reception indoors or outdoors you’ll be engulfed in stunning views of the landscape. Radnor Hunt features a charming vintage and rustic style that will complement all kinds of wedding decor. Are you planning on having an intimate ceremony and reception? Or perhaps you have your heart set on big wedding? What make this one of our favorite PA wedding venues is that fact that you can have the type of wedding that your heart desires.
6. Vue on 50
Take your wedding ceremony to all new heights at this skyscraper venue located right in the heart of Center City in Philadelphia. Surrounded by panoramic views of the city your big day is bound to take on a life of its own. Last year, we shot our clients Britney and Cody’s epic wedding ceremony at the Vue on 50.
Set on the 50th floor of the Three Logan Square Building this venue is designed with 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. The warm natural sunlight beautifully bounces off the massive walls while the vibrant city lights that shine brightly at night provide the perfect romantic setting to exchange your vows. The ballroom spaces make it an ideal location for a cocktail-style reception.
7. Fairmount Rowing Association
Ashley and Sean’s wedding at the Famed Boathouses in Philadelphia was simple yet elegant. Founded in 1877, Boathouse Row is on the National Register of Historic Places. You can make one of the city’s most iconic historical sites a part of your big day. Take epic wedding photos with your bridal party along the beautiful waterfront.
8. Spirit of Philadelphia
Enjoy unparalleled skyline and waterfront views when you tie the knot on the Spirit of Philadelphia. The Spirit of Philadelphia has modern beautifully designed yachts and cruise ships that can accommodate up to 530 guests. You can host both the ceremony and wedding reception on the cruise ship or yacht with the option of taking the festivities outdoors or indoors. Just imagine spending your most special day surrounded by your closest friends and family while coasting along the Delaware River. Dance the night away on the outdoor top deck. The great thing about this mobile venue is that it’s a one-stop experience for busy brides. The onboard wedding specialist helps coordinate the catering for the reception, the wedding cake, and the decor for your special day. The Spirit of Philadelphia all-inclusive wedding package also provides an open bar.
9. Rittenhouse Hotel
From their award-winning exclusive spa to the world-renowned catering services, Rittenhouse Hotel offers everything you need to help make your wedding day special. Overlooking Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square this four-star hotel is known for its iconic luxurious indoor spaces each of which are designed with unique touches. The Grand Ballroom, ideal for hosting a large wedding reception, is bound to steal your breath away. However, the smaller event spaces such as the Parkview Suite which is great for an intimate yet sophisticated reception and the ceremony are equally as stunning.
We shot Scott and Brooke’s enchanted wedding ceremony and reception in the Grand Salon room at the Rittenhouse Hotel. At sunset, the staff transformed the Grand Salon into the ultimate party space with a beautiful dark lighting scheme that set the mood.
10. Crystal Tea Room
Its deep roots in Philadelphia history aren’t the only thing that makes this venue pecial. Situated in the heart of the Center City and within walking distance of City Hall, the Crystal Tea Room is the largest banquet venue in the city capable of accommodating about 900 guests. If you have your heart set on throwing a big extravagant wedding reception this is the perfect place. The Crystal Tea Room has an in-house event planning team that is dedicated to helping couples bring their wedding visions to life.
From the hand-carved columns, the dazzling crystal chandeliers, and the royal oak dance floor the Crystal Tea Room is one of the most luxurious venues we’ve ever shot in. On February 26, 2020, our clients Elizabeth and Edward threw a beautiful reception to commemorate their union.
11. Lake House Inn
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a serene wedding alongside the lake. Just an hour away from Center City, Lakeside Inn one of our favorite PA wedding venues is seven miles long surrounded by acres of the Nockamixon State Park. Host an intimate boutique wedding with your closest loved ones or an over the top family wedding and reception at the Lake House Inn. This venue can accommodate over fifty of your guests overnight which is great if you’re looking to have a small wedding. A fun fire pit party and breakfast are included in the overnight wedding package. At Lakeside Inn couples have the option of hosting their wedding ceremony and reception outdoors or inside one of the decadently designed ballrooms. Work along with the in-house event designer to coordinate wedding ceremony and reception decor.
Deanna and Dan hosted an intimate wedding ceremony along the lush landscape of Lakeside Inn with their close family and friends. They took the party inside for the reception where everyone feasted on delicious food and danced the night away.
12. Cira Centre Atrium at JG Domestic
The Cira Centre Atrium at JG Domestic is a modern contemporary venue located right in the thriving University City. Surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, couples can enjoy the dynamic view of the city as they commemorate the biggest day of their lives. Cira Centre Atrium at JG Domestic can comfortably accommodate up to 250 guests which means you can have all your loved ones by your side on your special day.
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Our team of experienced photographers has years of experience in photographing at all types of PA wedding venues. From finding the right locations for your bridal photos to planning out a good lighting scheme to capture quality photos we can guarantee stunning wedding visuals. Do you have the perfect PA wedding venue in mind? Contact us today to schedule a consultation.