Wedding Receptions

Historic charm & contemporary amenities in Old City Philadelphia

Neighborhood House is a unique, charming venue for your wedding day. We offer two unique rooms for your wedding ceremony, reception or full day of events. At about 32’ x 72’, both spaces have a capacity of approximately 150 people for seated events.

Unique, affordable one-of-a-kind venue

Located in Philadelphia, PA, Neighborhood House is a sleek wedding venue that inspires awe and creativity. Brimming with classic-meets-contemporary allure, this versatile property is situated in Old City’s Christ Church campus. Ideal for soon-to-be newlyweds who desire to marry in an urban setting, it is a vibrant place that attracts couples, artists, and performers alike. Whether you would like a religious, secular, or themed celebration, this Philly gem can set the scene for your entire marital occasion.

Having hosted countless arts festivals and weddings, it is an inclusive venue that encourages people from all walks of life to pay a visit.

Christ Church Neighborhood House was the perfect venue for our welcome dinner on the night before our wedding for a number of reasons: it’s unique, affordable, flexible, and in an amazing location that wowed all of our guests, out-of-towners and locals alike!

— Sarah, Philly Bride

Neighborhood House Theater

Space Rental Fee: $7,500

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

The Great Hall

Space Rental Fee: $5,500

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
  • Lobby Kawai baby grand piano
  • Wood buffet table (47″ x 122″)
  • Radiator heat
  • Folding tables & chairs for 100 people
  • Wireless Internet​

Whole-Venue Rentals

Entire Venue: $9,500

Rent the Neighborhood House Theater and Great Hall simultaneously at a reduced rate of $8,000. 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.

Rate quotes are for 2023-2024 events. Please contact us for 2025+ rates.


Local parking 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.


To formally reserve the Neighborhood House for a wedding related event, we require a signed contract and refundable security deposit equal to 20% of the final contract. The security deposit is separate from your rental fee based on the rates listed above. The deposit will be refunded approximately 30 days after your event assuming no damage, has occured and no event waste was left behind.  A renter reserves the right to cancel the reservation 100 calendar days or more prior to scheduled event. In the event of a cancellation by a renter, Neighborhood House charges Renter an administrative fee equivalent to the security deposit. For cancellations made by a renter 99 or fewer days before the rental date, the entire rental amount becomes nonrefundable and any balance owed against that full rental amount shall be due in full to CCPT upon the date and time of any such cancellation.


Approved caterers may use our kitchen area for staging. Because of the historic nature of our building, we have a closed list of approved caterers:

Chef’s Table

Di Bruno Bros.

Old City Coffee

Power Events