The 8 Best Small Wedding Venues in Philadelphia

Getting married in Philly? Call off the search for the perfect place! We want to introduce you to the best small wedding venues in Philadelphia. Philly is a versatile city with a lot of history, making it a beautiful place for a wedding.

That includes all the amazing spaces you can book for your small wedding in Philly through Peerspace! From eclectic and vintage to glamorous and modern, there’s an intimate venue out there that will suit any and every wedding style. And when you book with us, you get so much more than just a place to hold your wedding. Many Peerpace hosts provide extra services like catering, furniture, and linen rentals, and bar services, so you can check off a bunch of items on your wedding planning checklist all at once.

Here are the best small wedding venues in Philadelphia, in every area from Center City to Fishtown.

1. This contemporary art gallery and event space

Contemporary Art Gallery Event Space philadelphia rental
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When you think of events in art galleries, maybe only cocktail parties come to mind, but a room full of art can accommodate a small wedding too! This Center City East gallery with white-washed walls, floors, and ceilings in Center City holds 60 people and is already equipped with high-top tables, 50 chairs, restrooms, a kitchen, and a bar. There’s even some unique and colorful furniture as a plus, which you arrange any way you’d like to provide extra seating for your wedding guests or setups for wedding photos.

Another perk that comes with using Peerspace to book a small wedding venue? You can read genuine reviews from past renters before making your choice! Here’s a great example for this gallery and event space: “Had a wonderful experience. Beautiful space. Great staff all around good time. Staff was available to help with bringing items up steps for set up. Owner and staff present to assist throughout event. Access to kitchen, able to borrow tables and glassware.”

2. This Fishtown penthouse loft with skyline view

Fishtown Penthouse Loft with Skyline View philadelphia rental
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Usually rented for photoshoots, this Fishtown penthouse loft will look amazing in your wedding photos with its art-covered walls, a plethora of plants, antique accents, baby grand piano, and indoor swings hanging from the ceiling. There’s even a red carpet so that the soon-to-be-married couple can make a grand entrance! You can comfortably host 40 wedding guests in this loft, which comes with tables, chairs, and use of the dressing room, kitchen, restrooms, and a bonus secret room. The host can even provide candles for a more romantic setting. Just ask!

“We loved the space,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “It was everything as pictured but even better in person! So many different areas for photography, very clean and unique! Had a lot of beautiful antique pieces. The host was very thorough with instructions and quickly in communicating. I will recommend this space to anyone ! The whole experience was 10/10…”

3. This historic Pennsylvania farmhouse

Historic Pennsylvania Farmhouse philadelphia rental
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This is a quaint, rustic, beautiful backyard of a farmhouse that is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The yard can host an intimate wedding for up to 35 people total, and your guests are free to wander in and out of the adorable farmhouse as well.

If you’re inviting friends and family from out-of-town or even out of the state, this is one of the best small wedding venues in Philadelphia for you because it’s so close to the airport. You can even include pets at this dog-friendly venue! The rental fee includes the use of the gazebo (it’s great for photos!), pool, gardens, and farmhouse kitchen.

And check out how the lovely host helped some newlyweds plan a get-together here: “I cannot say enough about our host Barbara and her beautiful home!! We held a backyard BBQ here the day after our wedding. Needless to say I was distracted with wedding planning and Barbara kindly stepped in to help with everything: vendor suggestions, event management, speakers and music. She was truly excited to hear our vision and help with decor and details.”

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4. This urban loft with river views

white brick loft event space
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Usually booked for projects like photo and video shoots, this all-white loft in Norristown is flooded with natural light and can make a beautiful backdrop for a small daytime wedding of up to 30 guests. The wheelchair-accessible space is equipped with a sound system, dressing room, free onsite parking, a kitchen, tables, and chairs. You can bring in food and drinks from outside catering services as long as you show permits and proof of insurance for every vendor. 

The blankness of the space makes it a perfect venue because you can decorate it to suit your wedding theme or color scheme. 

In the words of a Peerspace reviewer: “AMAZING!!!!! Jaithan Eddy were so flexible and the space was absolutely stunning!! They made certain the place was very clean and were friendly thouggout the time. I would definitely recommend them again.”

5. This converted industrial craft brewery

philadelphia converted brewery
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This 21 and older venue is ideal for a kid-free wedding for up to 75 adults. There is plenty of seating, room for dancing, eye-catching artwork on the walls, and pleasant lighting in this wheelchair-accessible brewery. A mix of tables, chairs, and benches, speakers, a projector, microphones, and kitchen access is included in your booking fee, and you can add on a full bar service and catering packages for an additional cost. The host of this Center City brewery can also connect you with an audio-visual technician for your live music needs, so you’ll have food, drinks, and entertainment covered!

6. This uniquely photogenic Center City wine bar

Uniquely Photogenic Wine Bar and Maker Event Space
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Is wine more your speed rather than craft beer? Then consider hosting your small wedding at this Center City wine bar and event space. It boasts space for 120 guests spread across several chic rooms on two separate floors. You can host your ceremony in the upstairs Skylight Lounge space and your reception downstairs, at The Tasting Room! The venue provides a kitchenette, speakers, and adjustable lighting, as well as add-on services like a bartender and glassware.

Love this venue and living the wine life? Then you need to see our guide on throwing a winery wedding!

7. This loft with exposed brick in Port Richmond

Loft with Exposed Brick, 12' Windows, and Furniture Rentals philadelphia rental
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This gorgeous loft in Harrowgate lets in plenty of that Philadelphia sunshine, thanks to its 12-foot windows. It also boasts 20-foot ceilings, complete with industrial exposed pipework and enchanting string lights. While this space was once a loom mill, it now operates as a vintage shop, so antique furnishings are on hand for you to rent!

You can also make use of the on-site kitchenette, tables, chairs, and freight elevator, should you need it. This chic boho and industrial space is for small wedding parties of up to 100 guests.

8. This beautiful gallery event space in the heart of Old City

Beautiful, Art Gallery Space, Exposed Brick Walls
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This adorable venue features an exposed brick accent wall, trendy furniture, and high ceilings that add am airy ambiance. This is one of those small wedding venues in Philadelphia that offers you plenty of bang for your buck. Your rental fee for the space includes tables, chairs, speakers, a projector, and mics. This venue is conveniently located near plenty of parking options, so you won’t have to worry about your guests hobbling down the sidewalk in heels.

In fact, as a Peerspace reviewer shares, it’s super accessible. “This space is beautiful and conveniently located right off the highway. It has a parking garage right next door which makes for easy loading/unloading. Miquon was incredibly accommodating and easy to work with.”

Small wedding venues in Philadelphia: conclusion

Rent A House For A Day in Philadelphia
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No matter which of the best small wedding venues in Philadelphia you choose, you can make the wedding of your dreams happen. Once you leave the venue, you’ll be surrounded by sights to see and things to do, so why not stay awhile?

The City of Brotherly Love is home to stunning architecture so that you can find affordable and beautiful venue options in every city section. Discover the hidden gems of the city by booking your wedding venue on Peerspace.

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