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(215) 923-6000

About Us

Free Library on the Parkway is a modern event venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a historic library with a classy and grandiose vibe, this venue is the perfect place to wed for couples looking for a unique and elegant venue. With a dedicated and hard-working staff ready to help with your every need, you can rest assured that you will have not only an exceptional venue but impeccable assistance each step of the way.

Facilities and Capacity
Free Library on the Parkway can host up to 250 wedding guests. With three wonderful event spaces to choose from, clients can select from covered or uncovered outdoor locations, or a lavish indoor ceremony space. With a grand staircase and a vibrant rooftop terrace, guests can meander inside or above on the rooftop for some elegant and memorable photo opportunities. This modern venue also features breathtaking views of the city’s skyline for even more of a luxurious backdrop for all of your memorable wedding photos with friends and family.

Services Offered
Free Library on the Parkway offers fantastic service from their event staff along with premiere catering service. With spectacular views of the skyline, fine dining experiences, and plenty of space to dance, this venue is hard to beat. As a full-service venue, they are ready to assist you with creating the wedding of your dreams. Their services include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Preferred vendors only
  • Setup
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

At Brûlée Catering, they simply love the art of serving innovative and creative cuisine to their clients. Award-winning and talented Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix and his team of highly professional culinarians work hard to ensure they provide clients with a mesmerizing culinary experience that tastes just as good as it looks. Working with their clients to accommodate custom requests and all dietary restrictions, their catering includes:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings


4.6 out of 5
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  • The Free Library of Philadelphia was the perfect venue for my wedding - unique, beautiful, and romantic. We were very happy with the experience and the final result on the day!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 5,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 5,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 1,000.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 25.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Historic Building, Rooftop

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Wheelchair Access

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