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The Powel House and Garden is available for weddings under 100 guests, private dinners, and corporate events. Rates given include up to four hours of event time with additional overtime hours available. 

All revenues generated from private rental events at our houses help us operate the nonprofit that runs the historic house museums. 

Click HERE HERE and HERE for photo blogs of past weddings at the Powel House. 


The 2nd floor ballroom may be used for seated luncheons or dinners of not more than fifty (50) people. Cocktail receptions of not more than seventy-five (75) people can utilize rooms on both the 1st & 2nd floors. There are no exceptions for these numbers. The garden can accommodate up to 100 guests with a tent. Prices do not include tenting fees, which are required for all outdoor parties over 50 seated, or 75 standing, in case of inclement weather.


There is no dancing allowed inside of the house. Dancing is allowed in the garden. Outdoor music must end by 10pm with volume substantially lowered after 9pm per neighborhood ordinances. No amplified bands or DJ's. We know a few great acoustic jazz bands that are perfect for the garden though!


The $1,000 security deposit must be paid at the time of booking to reserve your date. The separate rental fee is to be paid in full 30 days before the date of the event.


Personal Liability Insurance:  Proof of personal liability insurance including host liquor liability (listing the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks as additional insured) is required in an amount of no less than $1,000,000.00 covering the use of the Powel House in the form of a Certificate of Insurance or a letter from Licensee’s insurer advising of such coverage thirty (30) days before the event. Coverage can be obtained by a rider to the client’s homeowner’s policy or through www.wedsafe.com.


244 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


Rental Inquiries:

Meagan Regina: (215)880-4150