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. 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 gallery with white-washed walls, floors, and ceilings in Center City holds 60 people and comes 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 photos.

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 space 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!

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.

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 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. 

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 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 downtown rooftop

Downtown Rooftop Philadelphia rental
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This indoor/outdoor combo venue offers a beautiful view of Philly. The rental gives you access to the kitchen, restrooms, and indoor lounge area (a co-working space during business hours), as long as the indoor area isn’t already booked for a separate event. Up to 30 people can safely hang out in the rooftop area for an intimate wedding ceremony. You are free to bring food and beverages from outside caterers, so you can personalize your wedding to suit your tastes.

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 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/industrial space is for small wedding parties of about 15 guests.

8. This unique event space in the heart of Old City

event space in old city
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This adorable venue features an exposed brick accent wall, trendy furniture, and a “Love” light sign (so you know it’s made for weddings!) When you arrange it for a cocktail-style reception, you can host 35 people, but you can accommodate 24 guests if everyone is seated. Your rental fee for the space includes tables, chairs, speakers, a TV and other AV equipment, use of the kitchenette, and tablecloths. 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.

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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