Are you thinking about getting married in Philadelphia park? I love the idea too! There are so many beautiful green spaces to get married outside in the city and this blog post will highlight 5 park locations in Philadelphia where you can have your sweet outside ceremony.
Did you know that Love Park offers ceremonies in front of the iconic “Love” statue right in center city Philadelphia? Every Wednesday they offers special outside ceremonies with an officiant and you get a 30-minute slot for your ceremony and photos. What a fun place to to say “I do!”. You are then just steps away from other beautiful photo locations and countless restaurants to celebrate your new marriage with treats and sips. Check out their website to reserve a date!
Park website: www.myphillypark.org
Park Location: 15th and Arch Philadelphia PA 19102
Cira Green is a rooftop park along the Schuylkill River with exceptional views of the Philadelphia skyline. This is a great option if the city skyline is calling you. There is something about being in a green open space up high in the sky that is thrilling. Would you get married on a rooftop?
See a real wedding at this location: www.heidirolandphotography.com/cira-green-wedding
Park website: www.ciragreen.com
Park Location: 129 S 30th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Old City Philadelphia is full of history, monuments, and landmarks. The national park service also has some lovely park spaces in the area and you can reserve and get married in. The Magnolia Gardens is nestled in the Independence National Historical Park and is tucked away, offering you a private space for your wedding ceremony. This makes it unique from many of the other locations on this list which are very public! This park is extra pretty in the spring when the flowers are in bloom.
See a real wedding at this location: www.heidirolandphotography.com/magnolia-garden-wedding-ceremony
Park website: www.nps.gov
Park Location: South side of Locust between 4th and 5th Streets Philadelphia PA
Fairmont Waterworks Gazebo overlooks the Schuylkill River with sweeping views of both the city and nature. It really is quite picturesque. This is a popular Philadelphia park to come for engagement and couples photos and perfect for a wedding ceremony too. This gazebo has a majestic elegance and will offer an unforgettable backdrop for your park wedding ceremony in Philadelphia.
See a real wedding at this location: www.heidirolandphotography.com/waterworks-gazebo
Park website: www.phila.gov
Park Location: 640 Waterworks Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Race Street Pier in Philadelphia is a top location for wedding day photos because of the scenic views of the impressive Benjamin Franklin Brgide. Being on the water’s edge is compelling and always makes a natural and magical gathering spot for coming together and ceremonies and celebrations. The Delaware River borders PA and NJ and this Philadelphia wedding ceremony location lets you and your guests soak up this one-of-a-kind outside park location.
See a real wedding at this location: www.heidirolandphotography.com/race-street-pier
Park website: www.delawareriverwaterfront.com
Park Location: N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
There are a few things you will want to keep in mind when planning a park wedding in Philadelphia. First, typically these locations are rain or shine and don’t offer any kind of cover or tent in case there is some rain. It might be a good idea to have a backup plan or have umbrellas on hand!
Another thing to keep in mind is that most park locations are public and even if you secure a permit, the public is typically around so you have to be comfortable with this. I think that is kind of part of the fun of having a city park wedding, you get all of the Philadelphia love!
Many parks require a paid permit or special permission to hold a ceremony. Often this is a quick and affordable, process but definitely take that step to be sure you are all set for your wedding day. Be sure to pay special attention to any rules or restrictions. Typically these park locations can be used for ceremonies only and for the reception you would want o find another location such as one of the bountiful Philadelphia restaurants.