New babies represent hope, joy, and love, so the party thrown in their honor should reflect the same! Accordingly, the event venue should have a pretty aesthetic, as well as be easily accessible, sophisticated, bright, unique, and fun. Peerspace, the largest online marketplace for event venues, should be the first stop on your party-planning journey. Feeling overwhelmed, having never planned a baby shower before? Check in with the Peerspace Concierge for guidance and recommendations. That said, let’s take a look at the most gorgeous baby shower venue ideas in Philadelphia.
1. A warm and inviting Center City East art gallery
Endless studies show that exposure to the arts is proven to boost intelligence and creativity in children. Begin the process as early as possible by choosing a lovely art gallery as your baby shower venue! Exposed brick and hardwood floors give the space a functional, trendy flair. The long and narrow space is suited for either a reception-style arrangement or a king’s table, lending itself well for family-style service. An existing bar of rough wood can house your baby-friendly signature drinks. By design, warm lighting is lovely and flattering to the rotating art exhibits, which means it’s appropriately bright and cheerful to suit your baby shower luncheon.
2. An intimately tranquil yoga studio
Soothing and calm is the name of the game when a baby is on the way! Bring the outside in and host a baby shower at a relaxing yoga studio. The layout of this venue is open and bright, with natural light and greenery everywhere you turn, including a living vine wall. Soft, white draping gives the space a dreamy feel. This site is perfect for a casual, relatively small, reception-style baby shower, with a yoga-friendly menu consisting of avocado toast, zoodle salads, toasted nuts and seeds, and assorted smoothies. Consider forgoing the typical baby shower games and instead offer tarot card readings, meditation, or a demonstration of relaxing essential oils as an activity.
3. A gorgeous renovated church with stained glass
The mere thought of a historic 110-year-old church conjures images of dark stone and absolute silence. However, this space turns that assumption on its ear! The church has been completely renovated to include rich color, interesting, sometimes tongue-in-cheek wall art, and contemporary furnishings to complement the ancient high ceilings and stained-glass windows. Reserve the entire building, then choose which rooms suit your needs best: either the traditional dining room or one of several lounge areas. No matter which you choose, natural light abounds! A full kitchen means catering is a breeze — or that the aunts who insist on cooking for your baby shower have a place to prepare food. As an aside, the rental of this space includes the use of eight unique suites, perfect for your out-of-town guests to stay for the weekend.
4. An elegant and spacious restaurant with outdoor garden
This Spring Garden restaurant is the perfect spot for your upscale-casual baby shower! Choose from several potential beautiful baby shower venues within one location: the dining hall with an open kitchen concept, jazz club with stage and sound system, or the combination bar/lounge and their signature garden. Run with the theme of the venue you choose and style your baby shower design to match. Consider an interactive cooking class of foods friendly to babies as their palates (and their teeth) expand. Maybe a jazz-themed brunch is more your style: live music and New Orleans-style food in mini version is always a crowd-pleaser.
5. A serene and picturesque horticultural gallery
This beautiful baby shower venue is an event space, art gallery, and horticultural experience in one! The entire vibe of the space is one of interaction and community, which lends well to a celebration of a new baby on its way. Your guests can move throughout the gallery and lounge, each furnished with an eclectic mix of vintage furnishings and modern art. It’s a feast for the senses, with something interesting and awe-inspiring in every corner. When the time is right, bring in a facilitator to lead baby-themed activities that involve nurturing tiny plants or creating art on canvas, perhaps to gift the heartwarming results to the parents-to-be. By the way, if you love the furnishings, art, or plants in this space, absolutely everything is for sale!
6. A swanky downtown rooftop and lounge area
Who has a baby shower on a private rooftop? Only the most interesting people in the world! This Logan Square rooftop overlooks downtown Philadelphia, offering a breathtaking view and backdrop for your baby shower. It’s casual and relaxed, great for welcoming a celebration shared with your nearest and dearest. Enjoy casual dinner al fresco and sip sparkling mocktails to toast the baby’s arrival. Afraid of heights? You don’t have to cross this off your list of beautiful baby shower venue ideas in Philadelphia! The adjoining indoor coworking space is no less lovely and comfortable, with soaring ceilings, soothing colors, and suspended lighting.
7. An airy modern art gallery and event space
This final baby shower venue idea will take you back to basics, but with a contemporary twist. Whitewashed walls and bright sunshine create a backdrop for a quintessential baby shower atmosphere that is begging for elaborate, asymmetrical balloon arches, hundreds of fresh flowers, and unique, single-bite food presentation. High-top tables are provided; cover them with bright, cheerful colors that suit your mood. The kitchen is tiny but comforting, a throwback to pre-baby days of apartment-dwelling with roommates — sometimes it’s good to kiss those days goodbye!