19 S 22nd St,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Average Base Cost: $42,000
Our average base cost for a College of Physicians of Philadelphia wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday night ceremony/reception using a food/beverage cost of $240/pp. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.
*Prices subject to change
How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee: $3,800.00 for 5 hours, $4,200 for 6 hours (with ceremony)
What’s Included: 60″ round tables, hi-tops and black Chiavari chairs with black bengaline cushions, housekeeping and security.
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Vendors: Outside vendors except for catering are allowed
Food/Beverage: Catering by Design is exclusive on-site caterer at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.The average price is $200-$280/pp, including catering, liquor, rentals and staff.
Space Type: Inside/Outside
Size: Their various venue spaces can hold the following:
- Thompson Gallery: 140
- Templeton Veranda: 200
- Mitchell Hall: 240
- Ashhurst Room: 150
- Mitchell and Ashhurst can be combined for larger events
Bridal Suite: Yes
Parking: Valet options are available at an additional cost. Limited street parking is available and there are several lots nearby.
How Will Grandma Get There? The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is located in the Rittenhouse-Fitler Historic District. Downtown Philadelphia is about 10 blocks from the venue and offers many hotels to choose from, including the Sofitel, Loews Philadelphia and the Westin.
Party On! All events start at 6:00 PM or later and can go dawn (woo-hoo!)
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is a Beaux-Arts style building, constructed in 1908 and designed by Cope and Stewardson. In addition to being the home of the renowned Mütter Museum, it also boasts the oldest medical society in the country, founded in 1787. Bonus? The Mütter Museum can stay open for guests during cocktail hour (however no food or drinks are permitted in it).
Woman Getting Married Says:
While the College of Physicians of Philadelphia is on the pricier side in terms of catering costs, the venue fee itself is fairly reasonable, which makes this location a great option for brides looking for an upscale venue that can work for a small or large wedding. The venue is the perfect mix between classic and quirky, and doesn’t need much in terms of extra decor (lots of candles will go a LONG way here). A typical wedding layout would be the ceremony in the Ashhurst Room, the cocktail hour in the main foyer and Thomson Gallery, and the reception in Mitchell Hall. The veranda can also be used for a ceremony or cocktail hour if the weather is nice. The nice thing is that your rental includes the entire building, so you don’t have to pay to use each separate room (which means you also don’t have to “flip” a room to use for both a ceremony and cocktail hour or reception). Brides also rave about Dan Love, the Catering By Design director, which is a big plus for those looking for all the expert help they can get. And the “dawn” curfew is definitely a score in my book as well!
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