Ben Franklin Memorial

The Franklin Institute is the most captivating, historical venue in Philadelphia to hold an event.

If you are looking for a unique wedding venue, or looking to plan a meeting in a state-of-the-art space, The Franklin Institute is the perfect choice. The museum has a number of large event locations that offer unique settings ranging from our breathtaking National Monument to a night under the stars in our Planetarium.

We have both meeting and wedding spaces that offer rich history, custom layouts and high end, quality catering by our partner of 30 years, FROG Commissary.

The Franklin Institute is the perfect place to get married, as guests enjoy cocktails in our spacious, interactive exhibit spaces. For your reception, you can dine under the 20 foot statue of Benjamin Franklin, which rises beneath an 82 foot domed ceiling and gold gilded oculus.

In addition to our one-of-a-kind wedding receptions, the museum also hosts the most unique and sophisticated ceremony spaces in all of Philadelphia. Couples will exchange vows overlooking the Parkway on our roof top deck, in the grandeur and elegance of the marble floors and hand-painted linen ceiling in Jordan Lobby, or under the full moon in our nation's second-oldest Planetarium, which has been open since 1933.

The Franklin Institute is the natural choice for your next event, large or small. Let the elegance and charm of Philadelphia and its rich history be the perfect backdrop of your next event! For additional information please email us at or check out photos of our space on Facebook at Weddings at The Franklin Institute.