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Venues in Reading, Pennsylvania,
(610) 374-4600

About Us

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is an artistic event venue located in Reading, Pennsylvania. With a rich history since 1871, this venue was a previous Willson Goggle Factory building. Since then, they have worked hard to redevelop this modern and stunning venue so clients can enjoy their wedding day, large or small. With an artistic background, plenty of space to dance, attentive and genuine service, it makes it hard to pass this venue up!

Facilities and Capacity

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts can accommodate up to 215 wedding guests. With their five gorgeous and modernized spaces, clients have plenty of options to wed at and host their reception. With tall windows, natural lighting and lovely historic brick walls, this venue is fresh, hip and serves as the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. Not to mention, each space features industrial details that provide a blank slate for any wedding style or theme. These details simply add to the overall historical feel clients love and rave about. They can accommodate more intimate weddings along with large, extravagant parties. You will find all of the spaces perfect for your styled wedding. Event spaces include:

  • Cohen Gallery
  • Studio 238
  • Studio 411
  • Studio 420

Services Offered

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts offers premier service and catering to happy couples for their special day. They even offer their loading docks and carts to make transportation easier for your preferred vendors. They also offer wedding rentals to accommodate all of your wedding needs. They will attend to every detail to make your special day the wedding of your wildest dreams. Their services include:

  • Bridal/Groom suites
  • On-site catering and bar options
  • Pet friendly (pets must be leashed with a copy of up-to-date vaccinations)
  • Setup


This venue allows to work with their on site catering or caterers of your choice. Linens, plateware/glassware, are not included.

Other Services

The venue also offers their artistic and industrial event spaces for various wedding-related events, as well as other parties and events. They work to accommodate their clients’ desires from start to finish, so don’t hesitate to reach out to them! They service the following events:

  • Corporate
  • Parties
  • Galas
  • Movie screenings
  • Artists’ showings
  • Arts Festivals
  • Readings
  • Gallery
  • Bridal shower
  • Ceremony
  • Elopements
  • Engagement party
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal dinner

Helen Gassmann

5 out of 5
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  • Booking the GoggleWorks as our venue was the best choice we made for our wedding! We booked in 2019 for our November 2020 date. We loved the raw beauty of the space and were so excited it fit into our budget. From the beginning, Margaret was amazing to work with - responsive, patient, and genuinely excited for us! We found most of our vendors from her preferred vendors list, and they were all wonderful to work with. When 2020 changed our plans, Margaret was with us every step of the way, and was extremely patient with all our questions and ideas. We were able to postpone our reception to 2021 while still holding a 20-person wedding ceremony there on our original date. Margaret coordinated our vendors and helped us maintain the safety standards in place for our day. We are so grateful to Margaret and the GoggleWorks, and we can't wait to work with them again for our reception. If you are looking for a unique venue with a team that will truly be on your side, I highly recommend the Goggl... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Tables

    Describe your venue

    Art Gallery, Historic Building, Museum

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    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

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

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Get Ready Rooms, Pet Friendly, Set Up

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations

    What bar services do you provide?

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

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

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