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(215) 448-1165

About Us

The Franklin Institute is a stunning museum wedding venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This awe-inspiring venue offers an array of unique event rooms and exhibits to facilitate a one of a kind wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

The Franklin Institute offers stylish, elegant, and versatile event spaces for your special day. For an outdoor ceremony with breathtaking views, The Rooftop Deck provides ample space for up to 150 guests.

The Planetarium provides another one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony experience, with a 60-foot immersive dome showcasing a variety of customized starfields.

Enjoy an unforgettable cocktail hour, engaging with our interactive and immersive exhibits. Your wedding reception in the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial will wow your guests. The 20-foot national monument of Benjamin Franklin is surrounded by marble columns supporting an 82-foot domed ceiling and gold-gilded oculus.

For smaller, more intimate receptions, enjoy your ceremony or dinner in Pepper Hall, the original reading room for the first Patent Library in the United States. The space features an exquisite hand-stained ceiling, antique wooden floors, built-in mahogany bookshelves, and breathtaking views of the museum district.

Services Offered

The Franklin Institute offers an array of services and amenities to assist with your day. We offer you and your bridal party a dedicated bridal suite for the evening. The museum also offers onsite guest parking.

Lauren Greeley

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  • There are not enough words to express how wonderful the team at the Franklin Institute and their in-house caterer Frog Commissary made our wedding reception. It was absolutely magical from start to finish, and the planning process throughout the year leading up to our wedding was absolutely seamless. We interacted via calls and emails regularly, visited a number of times for walk throughs, decor and lighting consultations, and a tasting (we are out of state and they accommodated us SO wonderfully), and honestly just had so much FUN with the team of staff from the Franklin and Frog throughout the whole process!!! Our guests raved about cocktail hour in the exhibits as well as the big reveal into Franklin Hall, and the room looked exactly as we had imagined it, tables, lighting, and all! Kristi and Morgan got us scheduled and booked, and our Big Day was made so special especially by Connie, Gina, and our attendants and catering staff who, please know, are some of the kindest and most h... 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?

    $ 5,000.00

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


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

    $ 1,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

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

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

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

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Historic Building, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

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

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, 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 event items are available?

    Chairs, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

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