It's a little-known fact that the City of Brotherly Love is referred to as America's Garden Capital, but it's no surprise that so many brides-to-be choose to get hitched in a lush garden wedding venue. For brides who want to be surrounded by beautiful flowers and vibrant greenery when they say "I do," these outdoor venues in Philadelphia won't disappoint.
Awbury Arboretum (Above)
A secret garden, wildflower meadows, towering trees, and wondrous wetlands make this tranquil 55-acre arboretum in Germantown perfectly picturesque. The venue can hold weddings of up to 200 guests and gives access to the Francis Cope House's foyer, three parlors, and front lawns.
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Philly brides-to-be looking for a really unique (and a little bit funky!) venue will fall in love with this whimsical haven. Intimate weddings can unfold in the outdoor labyrinth, which is completely decked out in glittering mosaic tiles in different eye-catching colors. Think of all the beautiful photo ops for you and your new spouse!
Photo: Courtesy of Morris Arboretum
With its fragrant magnolia trees, blooming roses, glimmering fountains, and lushly landscaped grounds, the sprawling 92-acre Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is the perfect plush space for an alfresco summer wedding. Exchange vows in one of its romantic gardens and toast your nuptials in the Victorian Carriage House.
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If you've always dreamed of tying the knot at a National Historic Landmark, Bartram's Garden is the venue for you. Distinguishing features of the 45-acre space include the Common Flower Garden where ceremonies take place, the Bartram Barn (the oldest barn in Philly!) where guests can mingle over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and the beautiful Coach House that's perfect for a reception.
Photo: Courtesy of Physick House and Garden
Rich with history, this beautiful brick house built in 1786 (the last freestanding Federal townhouse in Society Hill) is where Dr. Philip Syng Physick treated elite patients like Dolley Madison and President Andrew Jackson. Parties in the house's dream-like garden accommodate up to 100 guests for dinner — and dancing under the stars.