3 Wedding Venues with Amazing Views in Philadelphia

From ballrooms to breweries, Philadelphia has many gorgeous wedding venues to choose from. So no matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong! If you want a venue with views of the city or even of a forest, I have three wedding venues with amazing views in Philadelphia so you can have a beautiful backdrop for your wedding.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, so it’s an easy spot to get to if you want a city wedding. It has some fantastic pieces of artwork, so you can get some fun shots with statues or a portrait of George Washington. The large windows in the reception area provide beautiful light and a great view. PAFA is the perfect wedding venue if you want to be centrally located, if you want to get some pretty views, and if you love art!Wedding in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Bride and Groom photos Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Wedding portraits at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Bridal portraits at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


Cira Centre

On the opposite of the Schuylkill is Cira Centre. It’s a 29-story high-rise across the street from 30th Street Station with a glass façade offering amazing light and a beautiful, clean and modern feel. It is attached to 30th street station by an enclosed walkway  and you can take couples photos right in the grand train station! This venue has great options for taking wedding photos inside in Philadelphia, which can be a huge comfort because you won’t have to stress about weather on your wedding day! Cira Centre is a the perfect wedding venue for a Center City Philadelphia wedding if you want to get a variety of views right in the hub of the city.

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Valley Green Inn

If you want to be in Philadelphia but get some views of forests and rivers, Valley Green Inn is the venue for you! Built in 1850, it’s a unique venue because it’s actually the last roadhouse in Philadelphia. It’s in Fairmount Park on the Wissahickon Creek, and the in is completely surrounded of the peace of nature – an oasis in Philadelphia! It’s the perfect wedding venue if you want the convenience of being in Philadelphia while still being surrounded by a beautiful park and forest.


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If you want your wedding photos to have something a little extra with the backdrop, these wedding venues with amazing views in Philadelphia are great options for you to choose from!

  1. I’m always jealous of the awesome weddings I get to see shot in Philadelphia as it looks like such a vibrant and unique place for couples to say “I do.” Your blog here shows why as you show off a couple of amazing wedding days at some really cool Philadelphia venues. I love how they’re all taking place in the same city but all feel so different. Great idea for a blog and wonderful work. 🙂

  2. Awesome idea for a blog to show off the wide rage of venues Philadelphia has to offer! Great work all around!

  3. Bozena says:

    Such a beautiful places. All those wedding venues have something magical in them. Or rather Heidi Roland has a skill to show it in those beautiful wedding pictures. I would love to be one of your brides 🙂

  4. Melanie says:

    Love seeing all these awesome Philadelphia wedding venues – all very different looks but all really great. The perfect blog for a Philly bride to look at when deciding her venue

  5. Love your choices to highlight for wedding venues in Philly. I love the way you photographed the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts so much. Great work, Heidi!