5001 Grant Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Average Base Cost: $25,000
Our average base cost for a Glen Foerd on the Delaware wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday night ceremony/reception using a food/beverage cost of $190/pp ($170/pp for the venue’s catering cost plus $20/pp for BYOB), plus the cost to rent the venue’s ceremony chairs. 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: There are no facility rental fees, just per person catering fees (listed below)
- 5 hours of access to the venue
- Guest tables and chairs
- Service china, flatware and glassware
- Table linens
- Non-alcoholic beverages
- Valet service
- Event staff (servers & bartenders)
- Event coordinator
- $500 per additional hour
- Ceremony chairs are $1.75 each
Food/Beverage: Outside vendors are allowed except for catering, which must be provided by Jamie Hollander Catering and Events. Clients must provide their own alcohol (non-alcoholic beverages are included in your catering prices, below).
Classic plated dinner menu: A five-hour reception with cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, salad, three entree selections, and dessert at $159.97 to $183.78 per person. Includes tax.
Interactive stations-style menu: A five-hour reception with cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, salad, several international menu options, and dessert at $159.95 to $189.64 per person. Includes tax.
Space Type: Inside/Outside
Size: Up to 300 guests
Bridal Suite: Yes
Parking: Yes, valet is included in the package.
How Will Grandma Get There? The best nearby hotels are in Downtown Philadelphia, which is a 20 minute drive from the venue. Great options include The Sofitel, Loews Philadelphia and The Westin.
Party On! Events can go until 11:30 p.m.
In 1850 notable businessman and presidential advisor Charles Macalester, Jr. bought 1,000 acres of land in northeastern Philadelphia. While he sold most of it, he held on to a portion of land to build a summer residence. He built a three story Italianate riverfront house and called it Glengarry, after his family’s Scottish ancestral home. As the only Delaware River estate in Philadelphia open to the public, the Glen Foerd Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places. There are several options in terms of where to have your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Many couples choose to have their ceremony by the gazebo and cocktail hour in the mansion, followed by a reception in their tent-like pavillion.
Woman Getting Married Says:
BYOB, venue rental fee, and tables and chairs included?! This is a venue after my own heart. It’s always so refreshing when a wedding venue has simple options that make everybody’s life easier, like this one does. It has a great location and it’s on the waterfront, which is amazing for spring and summer weddings (if the weather is warmer they can open the sides of the pavilion, which I prefer). This is definitely a must-see for Philly brides.