Restaurant Wedding Venues in Philadelphia

Restaurants in Philadephia that Host Weddings

Did you know that there are many restaurants in Philadelphia where you can host your wedding?  Philadelphia is bursting with amazing cuisine and if food is a priority for your wedding day, then choosing a restaurant to host your wedding is certainly an option to consider. I have had the pleasure of photographing weddings at many venues around the city and some of the most intimate, fun, and tasty weddings have been at restaurants. Let’s talk about what to keep in mind when planning your restaurant wedding in Philadelphia.




The Food

Let’s start with the most obvious, the food! Sharing food is one of the ways we celebrate together and offering delicious cuisine to your guests at your Philadelphia wedding can be a wonderful connection point for your day. Since food is the focus of restaurants, you will be able to serve your friends and family specialty dishes that many wedding caterers do not offer and it can elevate the gathering and create a buzz of excitement, fun and memories.

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Wedding Size

The size of your wedding(the number of guests you are inviting) will help determine which Philadelphia restaurants you may want to consider for your wedding day. If you are having a micro wedding, for example, there are many restaurants in the city that have private rooms available and could easily host your smaller-sized event. If you are going bigger, you are often able to buy out the entire restaurant space to accommodate your guests. Be sure to ask about the minimum and maximum number of guests that the restaurant can accommodate.


Decorations and Decor

One thing to keep in mind is the overall feel of the wedding which is created in part by the space and decor. Each space you walk into has its own unique feel. Choosing a restaurant that matches your aesthetic and will help set the tone for your day. Is the space modern, open, and airy? Is it a dark, moody, sophisticated bar? Is it all in one space or are there separate rooms? Often restaurants require less decorating than a typical wedding venue would. While a ballroom often comes as more of a blank slate and in need of more decor, restaurants are typically already styled with a point of view and often a few candles, and perhaps a few floral touches may be all you need.

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Dance Floor

Are you envisioning a dinner party mix and mingle type reception or are you thinking dance party? Often restaurants are tighter on space and may not have much or any room for a dance floor. If this is important to you, it is helpful to talk this through and understand the logistics, possibilities, and also limitations of the restaurant space.



Wedding Day Photos

On a wedding day, the formal photos are most often taken right at the venue using inside and outside spaces. If you are planning a restaurant wedding in Philadelphia, you will want to consider where you will be taking your couple’s photos, your family photos, and your wedding party photos. Does the restaurant have an appealing space for this? Are you allowed in ahead of time to take these photos? Are you planning on another Philadelphia location for photos? Wedding days have lots of moving parts and planning is a key to having a smooth wedding day.



Restaurant Wedding Ceremony

If you are envisioning having your ceremony at the restaurant this is something you will want to think about when you visit. Because restaurants are not set up like a wedding venue, the ceremony layout may be a bit non-traditional compared to other options. Sometimes guests will be seated right at their tables for a ceremony and other times may be standing. Some restaurants have dedicated space for ceremonies. Talk with the events team at the restaurant to understand the plan if you are having your ceremony on-site. Other couples choose to have their ceremony somewhere else and then host cocktails and dinner at the restaurant. Oh so many different ways to plan your day!

small wedding ceremony Osteria Italian Restaurant greenhouse



Flow of the Day

Think about the flow of the event when booking your restaurant. What spaces will be used for what part of the day? Will the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all be in the same space? Will you be moving from an outside patio to a bar and then to a seated seated dinner? It is helpful to think of this while looking at the space.



The Cost of a Restaurant Wedding

The cost of a restaurant wedding can vary greatly. The biggest determining factor is the guest count. The smaller the gathering the more affordable it will be. Some restaurants will have a food minimum for specific spaces as well so be sure you understand how the pricing structure works, which will vary from restaurant to restaurant. One benefit of choosing a restaurant wedding venue in Philadelphia as opposed to a traditional ballroom is you are typically not charged for things like tables, chairs, napkins etc. Of course, the cost of alcohol is also something to keep in mind. Will you be doing an open bar, a champagne toast, or a signature cocktail, or is the restaurant a BYO and you will be providing what is served? All of these things can affect the cost of your wedding day. One more thing to consider is the day of the week you choose to hold your wedding. Pricing can sometimes vary if you choose a weekday or weekend. Overall a restaurant venue can end up being a more affordable option.



Restaurant Wedding Venues In Philadelphia

Now that we have gone through things to keep in mind for planning, let’s talk about some of the amazing restaurants in Philadelphia where you can host your wedding. This list is just a taste of all the amazing options available. If you have a favorite restaurant that is special to the two of you as a couple, you could always reach out to them and see if they accommodate events and weddings. One of the best ways to know if a venue is a good fit is to go there in person. Book a dinner reservation, soak in the ambiance, and of course, taste the food!

bride and groom outside Osteria Italian Restaurant 



Osteria Italian Restaurant 

If family-style Italian food is your thing, look no further. They have the most delicious house-made focaccia bread that I still dream about, amazing pasta dishes and I love their broccolini Ceaser salad. You will absolutely leave full and happy! They have a wonderful happy hour too, which is a great option to sample some of their dishes to see if they appeal to your taste buds for a Philadelphia wedding venue location. They have a beautiful sun-soaked greenhouse space that you can rent for your ceremony and reception that feels special and celebratory.


640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

(215) 763-0920

Food Style: Italian

Popular Dish: Chicken Liver Rigatoni, Whole Branzino with preserved Lemon and Olive Gremolata

Number of guests it can accommodate: 14 – 120

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Garces Trading Company

This cafe is a Jose Garces restaurant located in the Cira Centre in Philadelphia. This modern event space has a unique wall of windows with city views. Garces Events are pros at catering and offer a wide range of menu options. You are sure to have fresh, creative, and crowd-pleasing food!


2929 Arch St B, Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 222-2363

Food Style: Electic mix from all the Garces Restaurants

Popular Dish: Main Lobster Roll, Short ribs

Number of guests it can accommodate: 150 – 200

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Garces Trading Company wedding reception at Cira Centre



Royal Boucherie

This Old City restaurant and bar has appealing and sophisticated spaces. My favorite room is their garden patio which is an inside area with a clear roof, brick wall, lots of hanging plants, and string lights. It’s an unexpected and cool room for a ceremony, cocktails, or an intimate sit-down dinner. They also have a bar upstairs and downstairs and a tasty and flexible menu.


52 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

(267) 606-6313

Food Style:  French-inspired brasserie

Popular Dish: Steak Frits, Raw Bar

Number of guests it can accommodate: 8 to 125 guests

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Royal Boucherie Garden Patio Wedding Philadelphia



Melograno Restaurant

This Philadelphia BYOB is cozy and welcoming and serves up rustic Italian fare. If you are looking for comfort food including outstanding pasta, delicious meatballs and great service, this is a hidden gem to have a look at.


2012 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 875-8116

Food Style: Italian BYOB

Popular Dish: Char Octopus, Tartufate 

Number of guests it can accommodate: 40 – 75

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Melograno Restaurant wedding reception Philadelphia




The Moshulu is located in the Delaware River. That’s right, “in” the river. It’s actually on a boat! If you want to give yourself and your guests a one-of-a-kind experience for your wedding consider this nautical-themed restaurant experience.


401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 923-2500

Food Style: Modern American

Popular Dish: Center Cut Filet Mignon & Jumbo Lump Crabcake Duet, Crispy Tuna Rice

Number of guests it can accommodate: 20 – 600

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Moshulu wedding ceremony on boat in Philadelphia

Moshulu wedding photos bride and groom on boat in Philadelphia



Telas Market 

Locally sourced ingredients make this neighborhood cafe a popular choice in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. This corner storefront has plenty of natural light and an open floorplan allowing for lots of possibilities for design. I have photographed a couple of small weddings here and they do a lovely job creating a festive and celebratory atmosphere and of course memorable food and drink.


1833 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

(215) 235-0170

Food Style: Seasonal American

Popular Dish: cheese and charcuterie board, pizzas

Number of guests it can accommodate: 30 – 75

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Jansen Mt Airy

Janson serves a menu that changes seasonally using fresh ingredients to create an exciting menu and dining experience. Located in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, their space features a wonderful outside tented patio where you can have your ceremony and inside seating as well. They also pride themselves on their robust beverage program just as much as their food.  Any special events can be personalized to have a custom cocktail created for you based on your own tastes by their seasoned mixologist – how fun!


7402 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Food Style: New American with a heavy French influence

Popular Dish: beef filet, chocolate love cake

Number of guests it can accommodate: up to 70 guests seated

(267) 335-5041



Stella (New Hope, PA)

In the heart of charming New Hope Pa, Stella offers a creative culinary menu. It sits on the banks of the Delaware River offering impressive panoramic views. The thoughtful design allows couples to be imaginative in their wedding day vision. The restaurant has multiple floors and an outside area along the water. This classy, yet cozy atmosphere is a win in my book.


 50 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938

(267) 740-2691

Food Style: Refined classical American

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Stella wedding in new hope PA



Fringe Bar


This Riverfront restaurant offers a versatile space. They have a multilevel interior, outside seating(with fire pits)on the patio, and views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge soaring across the Delaware River. This cool destination Philadelphia restaurant and bar will leave a lasting impression on your guests from the unique inside space to the impressive outside views.



140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 375-7744

Food Style: Contemporary American

Popular Dish: fried cheese curds, rigatoni with pesto cream sauce

Number of guests it can accommodate: 80 – 200

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Spring Mill Cafe

Built in the 1800s as a general store and a post office, this historic building is now home to an outstanding French restaurant. This Conshohocken favorite, just outside of Philadelphia, is a charming location for an intimate wedding day. The outside area offers a small green space that makes for nice photos. Also important to note that Spring Mill Cafe is a BYO.


164 Barren Hill Rd, Conshohocken, PA 19428

 (610) 828-2550

Food Style: French Bistro Country Fare (BYO)

Popular Dish: traditional boeuf bourguignon, Filet Mignon

Number of guests it can accommodate: 20 –  70 (with a tent)

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Spring Mill Cafe

Spring Mill cafe Restaurant wedding near Philadelphia



Valley Green Inn

I adore this Restaurant that is right on the walking path through the Wissahickon Park in Philadelphia. Surrounded by the woods and the water, it is the perfect escape from the city all well still being within the city limits. If you enjoy the outdoors and good food add The Valley Green Inn on your list to visit. There are so many magical places for photos around the inn, by the creek, and on the trails.

Valley Green Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128

(215) 247-1730

Food Style: American

Popular Dish: Ribeye with Mushroom Demi, and the Vegetable Pot Pie

Number of guests it can accommodate: 50 – 175


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Valley Green Inn Wedding reception under tent

Valley Green in Wedding ceremony outside by creek



Twisted Tail

The Twisted Tail is an all-in-one restaurant, bar and entertainment venue and perhaps your Philadelphia wedding venue. They create a refreshingly creative culinary experience with a specialty of open-flame charcoal grill dishes – yumm! The space is bi-level with options of renting out just one floor, the whole restaurant or even using the amazing outside Shambles at Headhouse Square(which is a historic covered pavilion featuring cobblestone and brick and full of Society Hill charm).

509 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 558-2471

Food Style: modern American cuisine with a focus on open flame Charcoal grill

Popular Dish: mac ‘n cheese bar, whole filet mignon, whole suckling pig roast

Number of guests it can accommodate: 10 – 300


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Yards Brewing

500 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

(215) 525-0175

Food Style: American with a Philly twist

Popular Dish: Philly Style Roast Pork Sammys, Mac & Cheese bar

Number of guests it can accommodate: 50 – 120




2009 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 309-2149

Food Style: Italian American Fusion

Popular Dish: Mafaldine alla Vodka, Pears & Burrata

Number of guests it can accommodate: 9 to 150 guests




1405-07 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 735-7700

Food Style: Greek Mediterranean

Popular Dish: Lavraki, Lamb Chop

Number of guests it can accommodate: 8 – 160



Reading Terminal Market

1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 922-2317

Food Style: A wide range of dishes are available through the Terminal Market vendors

Number of guests it can accommodate: 100 – 4000



Terrain at Styers

914 Baltimore Pike #3334, Glen Mills, PA 19342

(610) 459-6035

Food Style: Farm to Table

Popular Dish: Flower pot bread, Lavender Lemonade, Seared Scallops

Number of guests it can accommodate: 35 – 110




2113 E York St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

(215) 867-8881

Food Style: From creative snacks to Zig Zag BBQ

Popular Dish: Antipasti Plate and the Roasted Maitake Mushrooms

Number of guests it can accommodate: 20 – 115




110 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 546-9300

Popular Dish: lemon chicken, eggplant parmesan

Number of guests it can accommodate: Up to 62 seated



Talula’s Garden

210 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 592-7787

Food Style: Seasonal Farm to Table 

Popular Dish: Shrimp and Grits, Handmade Ravioli

Number of guests it can accommodate: 20 – 80




1528 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

(215) 302-1900

Food Style:  Modern Lebanese

Popular Dish: arnabeet mekle, lamb kawarma

Number of guests it can accommodate: 30 – 170



Triple Bottom Brewing

915 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA 19123

Number of guests it can accommodate: 20 – 140



The Love

130 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

 (215) 433-1555




611 Righters Ferry Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

(484) 434-8766



Harp & Crown

1525 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 330-2800



Philadelphia Restaurant Weddings

I hope this list of restaurant wedding venues in Philadelphia has inspired you to check out a few of these vibrant delicious possibilities! There are so many possibilities and many more popping up each year. I can’t wait to see what restaurant you decide to book for your wedding. Congratulations and Bon appetit!


Restaurant wedding in Philadelphia