Situated in Memorial Hall in Fairmont Park is one of the most exclusive and incredible wedding venues in Philadelphia. The Please Touch Museum, a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1876 for the Centennial Exhibition in celebration of the country’s 100th birthday. With seven uniquely different locations accommodating up to 3,000 guests, it remains one of the most beautiful and revered buildings in the city and a fun and festive place to hold your special day.
Your every moment with be memorable and authentically you when you say “I do” at The Please Touch Museum. The exterior grounds and architecture are filled with classic columns, carefully maintained grounds and stairs that are perfect for outdoor portraits. Inside these historical walls are seven distinctive venues allowing any couple to host a wedding in the style or theme which best suits them without making any compromises.
A grand entrance with a large ceremony space welcomes you in the South Foyer. Perfect for pre-wedding festivities or hosting a ceremony, the South Foyer shares the same majestic and classically detailed design as Hamilton Hall. With its soaring 60-foot ceilings and a four-story-tall replica of the arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty, Hamilton Hall is the ballroom of any bride’s dreams. Dance the night away the expansive marble floor dancefloor surrounded in classical elegance with Beaux Art architecture, ceremonies and receptions held in Hamilton Hall will leave your guests with a warm romantic feel. Uplights and pinspotting in the style that suits the couples theme the best light up the majestic dome adding a modern touch of color and pop or couples can keep it classic.
A favorite portrait location for Iryna Shostak Photography is the Carousel House. Fully restored 1908 the Dentzel Carousel is housed in a 9,000 square foot glass enclosure with a separate entrance. Featuring hand carved animals in rich and vibrant colors; the Carousel House at The Please Touch Museum is a stunning, carefree and colorful spot for wedding party portraits. No end of fun, romantic pictures can be captured on this distinctive, gorgeous, and lively Carousel.
Dive down the rabbit hole and be your own Alice in a Wonderland of Love when you hold your festivities in the East Gallery. Couples can walk together through fields of grass taking, stopping for reflection pictures in the small pond and then venture down the 70-foot flowing river, all in the East Gallery. A whimsical exhibit, couples can be captured in the upside down of Alice’s room on the checkboard floor with the shrinking walls. The East Gallery at The Please Touch Museum makes for incredibly fun, eclectic wedding portraits celebrating the inner kid in all of us.
Engage your modern hipster in the West Gallery, an urban environment featuring high rises, shops, a city park, and even a SEPTA bus. This fun city-within-history hosts a reception of up to 1,000 guests, and like all seven locations, family and friends will enjoy James Beard Award-winning cuisine from exclusive caterer Brulee Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix. Known for their creative and innovative ideas, their culinary team can create menus which are as artful and whimsical as the theme of your day.
Iryna Shostak Photography will be there to capture every candid smile and perfectly posed portrait in this fantastic wedding venue in Philadelphia.
Contact Philadelphia wedding photographer Iryna Shostak to discuss your wedding at The Please Touch Museum!
Please Touch Museum
Address: 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: (215) 581-3181
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