Events at Penn Museum

Events at Penn Museum The Penn Museum is a specatular venue and provides an unforgettable setting for your event.
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Designed in the 1890s, this beautiful historic building located on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus is one of Philadelphia’s premier unique venues. Penn Museum is a 300,000 square-foot gem with exterior details including glass mosaics by the Tiffany Glass Company, sculptures by Alexander Stirling Calder, and marble medallions by John Ross of New York City. The Museum houses one-of-a-kind ar

tifacts acquired from over 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions, and we invite you and your guests to discover the world in just one night. Stunning event space and priceless collections make the Penn Museum an unparalleled event experience! We welcome all wedding ceremonies and receptions, mitzvahs, corporate, and philanthropic events!

Our official first event in our new event space, Upper Baugh. Looks great!
10/04/2023

Our official first event in our new event space, Upper Baugh. Looks great!

Happy anniversary Alexandra and Kyle! (Our first micro-wedding couple at the Museum)📸                                   ...
09/11/2023

Happy anniversary Alexandra and Kyle! (Our first micro-wedding couple at the Museum)
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Are you in search of an exceptional venue to host your upcoming lecture, meeting, or event? Look no further than the Wid...
07/28/2023

Are you in search of an exceptional venue to host your upcoming lecture, meeting, or event? Look no further than the Widener Lecture Room! This popular space is fully AV equipped and includes built-in stage lighting. Contact us for more details!

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Happy 4th of July! Have a safe and fun 4th!📸
07/04/2023

Happy 4th of July! Have a safe and fun 4th!
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06/30/2023

Still swooning over this magical day 🕊️

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Thanks to all the  planners that stopped by and visited us and ate a sampling of some of   tasty food at the Wharton Cat...
06/27/2023

Thanks to all the planners that stopped by and visited us and ate a sampling of some of tasty food at the Wharton Catering Showcase. (Yes, they are kind of being photobombed 😂)

Another year together! Happy anniversary Antonica and Marcell!
06/23/2023

Another year together! Happy anniversary Antonica and Marcell!

06/11/2023

Happy anniversary to this awesome couple! The couple who taught us something new…what a is. Cheers to one year down and many more to go! I hope there are plans to enjoy some cookies at the one year mark.
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Mosaic Hall is the perfect spot for an intimate event for up to 60 ppl. After spending all day in the office, it’s nice ...
06/09/2023

Mosaic Hall is the perfect spot for an intimate event for up to 60 ppl. After spending all day in the office, it’s nice to be surrounded by windows to bring in wonderful natural light. Shout out to Those centerpieces are gorgeous!

12/31/2022

What a rebound 2022 was for us. After coming to a screeching halt, it felt so good to get back to “normal” this year. We had a great year and that’s all because of our amazing clients and the most wonderful couples. Thanks for choosing us! We look forward to making new connections and unforgettable memories with all of our 2023 clients and couples.

I have to give a shout out to and who joined the Venue Sales and Events department this year. I couldn’t ask for a better team. I am looking forward to another year and many more to come (🤞🏽) with you. Thanks for everything! 🤗

Happy holidays to you and the ones you spend it with!
12/23/2022

Happy holidays to you and the ones you spend it with!

It’s been a month and a few days since  and  fabulous wedding day. Enjoy looking at these special moments from their wed...
12/21/2022

It’s been a month and a few days since and fabulous wedding day. Enjoy looking at these special moments from their wedding.
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12/21/2022
Thank you  for this amazing review. Seriously, a review while honeymooning?! You’re the best and I’m so glad we were abl...
12/19/2022

Thank you for this amazing review. Seriously, a review while honeymooning?! You’re the best and I’m so glad we were able to be a part of your wedding day. ❤️

Our last party before the holidays was the  holiday party and it was fantastic! I went with a Candy Land theme this year...
12/16/2022

Our last party before the holidays was the holiday party and it was fantastic! I went with a Candy Land theme this year and with the help of so many colleagues we pulled it off.

I want to give a shout out to the best vendors that helped make the night amazing. Thanks to CxRA for always providing a wonderful dinner, for the most beautiful and meticulous henna designs, with for the very difficult task of getting staff on the dance floor (he always gets it done) and to for the very fun inflatable photo booth. It stayed busy all night. We all had such a great time!

Read all about  and  wedding “eleganza” on  newest issue. I can attest, it was a very stylish wedding!                  ...
12/12/2022

Read all about and wedding “eleganza” on newest issue. I can attest, it was a very stylish wedding!

It’s been a week, so happy one week anniversary to  and  Wishing you two lots of love and happiness together!           ...
11/19/2022

It’s been a week, so happy one week anniversary to and Wishing you two lots of love and happiness together!

Last night’s festivities. Another stunner!
10/20/2022

Last night’s festivities. Another stunner!

Looking through Nikki and Justin’s wedding photos filled me with joy. Their photos are so beautiful and the smiles on th...
10/19/2022

Looking through Nikki and Justin’s wedding photos filled me with joy. Their photos are so beautiful and the smiles on their face in every photo are just so infectious ❤️
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How sweet is this intimate dinner for 20?! On the other side, the Sphinx. Pretty cool if I do say so myself.            ...
10/17/2022

How sweet is this intimate dinner for 20?! On the other side, the Sphinx. Pretty cool if I do say so myself.

We have some very creative clients. They wanted a change of scenery for lunch, so they used the lobby area of Harrison A...
10/14/2022

We have some very creative clients. They wanted a change of scenery for lunch, so they used the lobby area of Harrison Auditorium. Such a good transformation of that space. It looks great!

Please join me in welcoming Liz Young to the  Venue Sales & Events department. We are very happy to have her! Liz is loo...
10/10/2022

Please join me in welcoming Liz Young to the Venue Sales & Events department. We are very happy to have her! Liz is looking forward to meeting and working with all of you.

Thanks so much for the review
10/06/2022

Thanks so much for the review

Congrats to Beth and Max on their lovely wedding last night. You couldn’t have asked for a better day for a wedding. Eve...
09/25/2022

Congrats to Beth and Max on their lovely wedding last night. You couldn’t have asked for a better day for a wedding. Everything was perfect.




Fall time festivities. A corporate get together, with some coming as far away as Italy!
09/24/2022

Fall time festivities. A corporate get together, with some coming as far away as Italy!

Congrats Sharay and Brandon! You looked amazing! A beautiful ceremony in Stoner Courtyard with the most perfect weather....
09/18/2022

Congrats Sharay and Brandon! You looked amazing! A beautiful ceremony in Stoner Courtyard with the most perfect weather.

Warden Garden has been the main attraction for the past few events. Perfect weather, beautiful space…doesn’t get better ...
09/15/2022

Warden Garden has been the main attraction for the past few events. Perfect weather, beautiful space…doesn’t get better than that. Well it kind of does, because add in those amazing linens and it’s even better!

We had a lovely staff outing today. Definitely much needed as we say good bye to summer and get time to meet many new co...
09/08/2022

We had a lovely staff outing today. Definitely much needed as we say good bye to summer and get time to meet many new colleagues and catch up with old friends.

Early work day and food and drinks for some happy staff today. Ready to go for their happy hour. Great indoor/outdoor sp...
08/25/2022

Early work day and food and drinks for some happy staff today. Ready to go for their happy hour. Great indoor/outdoor space.

The weather last night was absolutely perfect for a 900-person reception. It couldn’t have been any better.             ...
08/18/2022

The weather last night was absolutely perfect for a 900-person reception. It couldn’t have been any better.

Dinner for 120…no problem. Space for a class photo…we got you. Welcome Wharton Executive MBA’s incoming class!          ...
08/14/2022

Dinner for 120…no problem.
Space for a class photo…we got you.
Welcome Wharton Executive MBA’s incoming class!

Brace yourself and get ready to see some of the most ethereal photos ever. Do you have goosebumps yet? So in love with ....
08/11/2022

Brace yourself and get ready to see some of the most ethereal photos ever. Do you have goosebumps yet? So in love with .rita and wedding photos. Shout out to Just stunning!

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Thanks  for this incredible review. The full review can be found on
08/01/2022

Thanks for this incredible review. The full review can be found on

I just got  and Andrew’s photos from their May wedding and I am in love with them. Absolutely amazing work  Stay tuned f...
07/22/2022

I just got and Andrew’s photos from their May wedding and I am in love with them. Absolutely amazing work Stay tuned for more photos to come.

Sharing the photos of Tyler and Edward’s fabulously stylish April wedding. The grooms and their guests were dressed to t...
07/20/2022

Sharing the photos of Tyler and Edward’s fabulously stylish April wedding. The grooms and their guests were dressed to the nines. Check out the Events at Penn Museum’s page for more photos.
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07/11/2022

Thanks for this lovely review! 🤗

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To say that the Penn Museum went above and beyond for us on our wedding day would be a complete understatement. Let me tell you — this venue and their dream team were beyond exceptional, Attiya and Jenn in particular! Where to start.

First - the Museum itself is stunning! The pictures don’t do it justice. Located in the heart of University City, Philadelphia on UPenn’s campus - the museum was such a creative and special place for us to tie the knot. Rich with history and stories of cultures from across the world, when Attiya showed us around we knew immediately that this was the place. I’ll get to this miracle worker in a second but first I wanna hit on our truly magical run-of-show. The Museum staff gave us two classrooms to prep once we arrived - super clutch for sprucing up, any costume changes, and a safe space to keep our stuff. We did our photos beforehand with hair and makeup fresh and ready to go in the back Stoner Courtyard by the fountain which was perfect. We were greeted with a plate of cheese and wine and an Attiya there to help settle our nerves with reassurance that all prepped and that the ceremony would go off without a hitch. Then we were off to the races! We got married in the Warden Garden with our parents walking us down the gorgeous steps from the main entrance of the building with the beautiful Coy pond adjacent to our entrance. After that, while everyone made moves to the reception on the main floor in the Sphinx Gallery, my new wife and I snuck away to the rooftop for a moment to ourselves with some bubbly. From there we joined our guests for cocktails and passers in the Sphinx Gallery with speeches there from our Maid of Honor and Best Man on the side steps. After that we headed up to the most magical dinner of our lives. You’ve probably seen the Chinese Rotunda online. It was simply breathtaking with the lighting and florals. We did our first dance upon our entrance (gotta be a slow dance because of the delicate statues) and then our parent dances after the first course. Cut the cake, and then danced the night away in the Egypt Gallery next door. We closed up the night with hot Philly pretzels and made our exit under sparklers in the Warden Garden where we’d just been married a few hours ago - facilitated by the amazing Penn Museum Staff.

That brings me to one of the most important parts of this review. Attiya. Wow. This woman is one of the most organized, get s**t done no matter what, intelligent, people I’ve ever met. Eager to problem-solve with her astute knowledge having organized weddings for couples many times before - we leaned on her wisdom through the duration of our planning. Also she is an awesome human being who we really enjoyed being around. A good thing for us because we had so many questions with planning around COVID and making things work with our guests, vendors, and run-of-show. Let me tell you, planning a wedding during a pandemic is not for the faint of heart. Attiya was responsive, honest, straight forward yet kind - and very obviously knew what she was doing. It felt like she truly wanted our wedding day to be as fabulous as we did, almost like a friend or family member would. Attiya is a great leader and we are so grateful she was there to guide us through the planning and day of. Sometimes we’d be like … let’s do this! And she’d be like, I like that but here are some things to think about based on what I’ve seen. (SO HELPFUL!) She’d listen to our ideas and always try to make it work. Attiya made our day so special. We simply couldn’t have done it without her.

We did our catering with CxRA and were blessed beyond measure to have Jenn lead the way on this hugely important piece. She helped us create a innovative and delicious signature cocktail for the reception and helped us piece together everything from the bar menu, to the apps, to the cake, to the full dinner itself. Jenn organized a menu that blew us away and presented us with options that utilize fresh, local ingredients, by chefs who care deeply about getting it right. The food represented a tireless dedication to quality and Jenn was there to ensure every aspect of our catering went off without a hitch. Our reception apps were AMAZING:
- Jumbo lump crab cake
- Maine lobster
- Jumbo shrimp cocktail
- Creekstone farm beef tenderloin
- Smoked gouda
- Garlic glazed chicken Starters
For dinner we served:
- Barolo Braised Beef Short Rib, Olive Oil Whipped Potatoes, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Cipollini Onions, Aged Balsamic
- Miso Glazed Salmon, Ginger Carrot Puree, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, 5 Spice Red Wine Reduction
- Ricotta Tortellini, San Marzano Tomato & Butter Emulsion, Pecorino, Toasted Bread Crumbs, Basil
Our party desserts were:
- Dark chocolate ganache
- Caramel cheesecake
- Lime Coconut Cream Tart, Mango
- Mini apple pie
*This worked great because everyone got some sweet treats as we moved to the dance party … and then upon their departure got bags of our cake at the exit door! (We did the traditional thing and saved a layer of our cake to enjoy on our anniversary.)
As you can imagine … the food was one of the best parts of the wedding. It was also an aspect that we didn’t really worry much about after the tasting with Jenn. We knew this woman had everything covered and that the food would be amazing. Believe me - it was!

This review is already way too long and I’m not even close to finished but I will close with this. We had the wedding of our dreams at the Penn Museum. If you’re looking for good people and the most magical spot to make the promise of a lifetime before your family and friends? This place is next to none. 10/10 stars. You won’t be disappointed. We’re 6 months out and already eager to plan a vow renewal so we can do it all again!
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Looking forward to the Green Phase and to dressing up the beautiful Chinese Rotunda for Events at Penn Museum very soon!!
Imagine your stylish micro-wedding at the historic Penn Museum! Dating back to 1899, Events at Penn Museum afford beautiful public gardens, striking architectural styles, and soaring galleries among other amenities. 💍

Options include Warden Garden, Stoner Courtyard, Mosaic Hall and Courtyard, Rooftop Terrace, among other distinctive spaces with all-inclusive packages, taking the stress and guesswork out of planning.
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We hope you enjoy these photos of Monica and Tyler’s October wedding as much we do! 💍 ⁣

Designed in the 1890s, our beautiful historic building is a spectacular venue and provides an unforgettable setting for your event. Visit Events at Penn Museum to learn more about renting the Penn Museum for your wedding ceremonies and receptions, mitzvahs, corporate, and philanthropic events.