Weddings at Christ Church Neighborhood House


Historic Charm &

Contemporary Amenities

in Old City Philadelphia

On Second Street Above Market Street.
  • Neighborhood House Wedding Front

Thank you for your interest in Neighborhood House as a venue for your wedding, reception, or both!


We offer two unique rooms for your celebration. At about 32’ x 72’, both spaces have a capacity of approximately 180 people for seated events. However, depending on table size and orientation it is possible to fit up to 200.


Below on this page, you will find an overview of wedding amenities in the Neighborhood House Theater and Great Hall. 


If you are interested in a ceremony in the Christ Church Sanctuary, you may contact Cecilia Wagner, the Parish Administrator, at


To contact the Neighborhood House team for further information about your reception or ceremony in the Theater or Great Hall, please complete our Wedding Events Inquiry Form.


We look forward to meeting you!

  • Theater Wedding with couple

Neighborhood House Theater


Exposed brick walls, tall windows, and original hardwood floors. You will appreciate this space’s versatility as a fully-equipped theatrical venue and its complete offering of modern amenities, including:


  • Theatrical grid and lighting

  • Sound System

  • Projector

  • Dressing Room with private bathroom and shower

  • Radiator heat and HVAC air conditioning

  • Lobby with view of Church Garden and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge

  • Upright piano

  • Wireless Internet


Space Rental Fee: $4,900

Rate quotes are for 2020 events. Please contact us for 2019 or 2021 rates.

  • Great Hall

The Great Hall


With its high ceiling and colonial details, this space is bright and welcoming.

Full-bodied curtains can be pulled closed for privacy, or the large windows can provide a beautiful view of Christ Church.


Due to the age of the building, this room does not have adequate air conditioning, so we do not recommend it for summer events.


Amenities with Great Hall rentals include:


Conventional overhead lighting

Portable sound system


Kawai baby grand piano

Wood buffet table (47" x 122″)

Radiator heat

Folding tables & chairs for 100 people

Wireless Internet​


Space Rental Fee: $3,000

Rate quotes are for 2020 events. Please contact us for 2019 or 2021 rates.


Whole-Venue Rentals 

(of the Theater and Great Hall simultaneously) are also available at a reduced rate of $7,000.


This allows you to minimize your time traveling between venues and maximize your time celebrating with guests. The additional space can be used to stage a ceremony in one space and a reception in the other, or for activities such as cocktails and dancing, a kids zone, and more.



is available in metered spots on 2nd and 3rd streets, as well as in the Park America lot directly behind Neighborhood House. We will be happy to provide you with locations of additional nearby lots and garages. 


may use our kitchen area for staging. Because of the historic nature of our building, we have a closed list of approved caterers; click here for this list.


Security deposits 

are due at contract signing. Deposits are 20% of total cost and are refundable at the end of the rental. 


Final fees 

are set in consultation with the rentals manager.

We offer the following services on an a la carte basis:

  • Theater post-event cleaning

  • $200


  • Great Hall post-event cleaning

  • $150


  • Kitchen post-event cleaning

  • $100


  • Day-of Venue Coordinator

  • $350


  • Technical Staff

  • $30 per hour


  • Rehearsal dinner

  • $100 per hour


  • Extended building hours 

  • (after 11pm, no later than 2am)

  • $100 per hour

  • Access to the space for setup on the day prior to the event

  • $100 per hour


Approved Caterers


Birchtree Catering

(215) 744-9489


Chef’s Table

(215) 925-8360


(215) 475-3338


Seedling and Sage

(215) 885-2037


Schulson Catering

(215) 330-6100


Feast Your Eyes

(215) 634-3002


1st & Fresh Catering

(215) 232-3762


Old City Coffee

(215) 629-9292



(484) 678-0160