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National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA, PA
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(215) 391-4638

About Us

The National Museum of American Jewish History is a historical museum wedding venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As an architectural landmark, the event space features rich history, modern flair, and gorgeous views of Independence Mall. You and your guests will never forget the personal attention and elegant atmosphere of NMAJH.

Facilities and Capacity
With 20,000 square feet of versatile space, the Museum can accommodate up to 900 people. The Ballroom, which has chic white walls and large windows, can be used for ceremonies and receptions. It is connected to the outdoor Toll Terrace, offering stunning skyline views and unforgettable photo opportunities. The 3rd Floor Freedom Experience is a sophisticated room for cocktail receptions or private dinners. Receptions can also be held in the Concourse, while the Lobby boasts gallery access that will impress your guests.

Services Offered
Your wedding is important to the Museum staff. They can guide you every step of the way, even if you aren’t working with a planner. Their services include:

  • Vendor recommendations
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet

The Museum can suggest kosher and non-kosher caterers for the big day. Couples can bring their own alcohol.

Other Services
National Museum of American Jewish History can host your wedding-related celebrations, such as your ceremony and reception. The team will also gladly provide tables and Chiavari chairs.

The Museum was established in 1976 by the members of historic Congregation Mikveh Israel. As the only Museum in the country that is dedicated to exploring and honoring the American Jewish experience, the facility offers panel discussions, authors’ talks, children’s activities and more. Since its opening, the Museum has displayed more than a hundred exhibitions and is currently home to more than 30,000 historical objects.

Based in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, the Museum is surrounded by diverse historical attractions. Nearby places to visit include the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Museum of the American Revolution and The African American Museum of Philadelphia.


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  • We picked this venue because my now-husband is a huge history geek, we’re both Jewish, and we wanted something unique. He did an internship program through the museum while we were dating, so when we got engaged, he suggested we check it out. It honestly wasn’t my first pick because the ballroom is pretty much a huge, white blank space and I couldn’t envision how things would come together, but I’m so glad we chose it. The selling point for us was the terrace. The terrace was a phenomenal place to take photos, and guests loved the amazing view of Independence Mall. We had our ceremony and reception in the 5th floor ballroom and our cocktail hour on the concourse. We got so many compliments on the venue, both from our guests and from the vendors who love working events at the museum. They don’t have a space for getting ready, but they have a small bridal suite with a private bathroom and plenty of room for the bridal party to store stuff. Ellen, the event coordinator for the m... Read more

    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?

    $ 1,500.00

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

    $ 750.00

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


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

    $ 500.00

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

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Set Up, Tables

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Art Gallery, Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Museum

    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, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

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

    What bar services do you provide?

    Outside Alcohol

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, October, November, December

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