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 Theatre

Space Rental Fee: $6,000

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: $4,000

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: $8,000

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 2021 events. Please contact us for 2022 or 2023 rates.

Parking

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.

Deposits

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.

Caterers

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:

Art in the Age
artintheage.com
215-922-2600

Chef’s Table
cateringphiladelphia.com
215-925-8360

Feastivities
feastivitiesevents.com
215-475-3338

Seedling and Sage
seedlingandsage.com
215-885-2037

Old City Coffee
oldcitycoffee.com
215-629-9292