With so many people living in the metro area, demand for wedding venues in Philadelphia continues to grow each year. On top of the exploding population in the immediate area, more and more couples also travel from other parts of the state to get married in the big city. It’s hard to find a reason to blame them with so many elegant and historic places in Philadelphia to get married, but it can make it difficult to find the right venue for your own wedding. Here are three classic wedding venues in Philadelphia that are sure to make your day as wonderful as you imagine it will be.
Independence Hall is arguably the most important place in American history because it is where it all truly began. Both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted at this location, and both documents were drafted in nearby cottages. Let’s not forget the Liberty Bell which also resides here and really brings the entire location to life. If you are big history buffs or you just want to celebrate how great America is, Independence Hall is a magical place to get married.
Betsy Ross House
We all remember that George Washington showed up at the doorstep of Betsy Ross and asked her to sew the first American flag; at least that’s what we were told in grade school. Though that story is a little bit sketchy, the fact of the matter is that this is the house where the American flag was born. Best of all, there is plenty of space outside for your reception, so if you can find a place in Philadelphia to buy wedding sparklers you can still have some traditional fun while being in a historic place for your wedding. You will need special permission to have your ceremony here, but it’s definitely worth the trouble.
Eastern State Penitentiary
No, I’m not suggesting you go to a prison and merry your inmate pen pal, the Eastern State Penitentiary has been shut down for a long time and is now a historic landmark. I’ll be honest, the thought of getting married in and old abandoned prison, though it’s open as a museum, kind of gives me the chills. However, this is a very historic location in Philadelphia and may be right up the alley of some couples that are planning their wedding. I know it’s not for everyone, but it’s still a really great option.