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Venues in Doylestown, Pennsylvania,
(215) 866-9504

About Us

James A. Michener Art Museum is a Doylestown-based classic museum wedding venue just outside of Philadelphia. For the modern facility, entertaining is truly an artform. This creative wedding venue makes it possible for couples to celebrate their love while surrounded by art and loved ones.

Facilities and Capacity
The art museum has three spaces for indoor and outdoor uncovered celebrations. The Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion is a contemporary 2,500-square-foot space with glass walls and natural light. It extends into a 4,500-square-foot courtyard for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. The Pavilion also leads to the Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden Terrace, which can accommodate a tent. The Grand Entrance Hall, which is next to museum galleries and the garden terrace, is ideal for a cocktail reception. Couples can host up to 180 guests at this Philadelphia museum wedding venue.

Services Offered
As a welcoming center of culture and beauty, the art museum is ready to entertain you and your guests. They offer the following wedding-related services:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting and sound

Catering by Design is the museum’s exclusive caterer. The culinary team can provide a personalized menu inspired by your favorite dishes from around the world. Couples can expect thoughtful, sophisticated and carefully crafted cuisine. Examples of menu items include sushi, artisan quesadillas and an International Hummus Station. Some of their catering services include:

  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Plated
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Dessert
  • Cake
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Other Facilities
The venue has a bridal suite for your wedding party. On the big day, guests are welcome to explore the galleries. A formal group tour can be arranged. Additional facilities include:

  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Shuttle services
  • Wheelchair accessible facilities

Other Services
Couples may host their engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony and reception at James A. Michener Art Museum. The following wedding-related items are also available:

  • Aisle markers
  • Audio equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tent accessories
  • Tents

In 1884, the art museum wedding venue began as the Bucks County Prison. It was renovated and turned into a cultural art center after a century of use. In September 1988, the museum officially opened. They have been hosting weddings for 25 years.

James A. Michener Art Museum is located in Doylestown, about 50 minutes from Philadelphia. It is nine minutes from Doylestown Airport and 60 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport. Trenton, New Jersey is 35 minutes away, and Wilmington, Delaware 65 minutes away.

Brooke D.

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  • If you are considering a wedding at the Michener Museum, DO IT!!! It is such a beautiful and unique place to have a wedding! All of our guests were shocked by just how beautiful everything was and how amazing and welcoming all of the staff were. It was such a magical venue and so different than any other venue you will ever see! Guests were not only able to dance the night away but they get to view all of the amazing art, sculptures and fountains. It is such a classy venue that provides ample options for beautiful pictures for you, the wedding party, and all of your guests. The staff at the Michener and Catering By Design were all so polite and attentive to all of our guests. The food and service could not have been better! Our wedding planner who works for the Michener Museum and Catering By Design, Lindsay, was simply amazing to us and I really can’t thank her enough. Our wedding was affected by of covid, but the Michener, CBD Catering, and Lindsay were so extremely flexible and wo... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you Brooke! It was wonderful working with you and Zac on your wedding. I wish you and your families all the best.

    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?

    $ 2,500.00

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

    $ 1,700.00

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


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Tables

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

    Cake Cutting, Server(s), Wedding Cake

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


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    Cake, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March

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