The Union League of Philadelphia : A Patriotic, Historically Rich Wedding Venue
Gorgeous architecture, historical richness, and romance, what more can you ask for in a wedding venue? The Union League of Philadelphia has it all! If you are looking for a wedding venue in the City of Brotherly Love that exudes personality, flair, and historical significance, look no further than Union League of Philadelphia. This one-of-a-kind setting is a hidden gem among Philadelphia wedding venues and is sure to help you create an unforgettable wedding!
About the Union League of Philadelphia
Ranked the number one City Club in the Country, the Union League of Philadelphia is a jewel of a venue. It was founded in 1862 to support the Union and President Abraham Lincoln’s policies, and laid the philosophical foundation for other Union Leagues across a recently war-torn nation. The League has hosted U.S. presidents, industrialists, heads of state, dignitaries, and entertainers from around the world, and is a big supporter of the US. Military. Its motto, “amor patriae ducit,” means “love of country leads.”
The League is home to 3,500 members who keep the League’s traditions alive. These members represent diverse facets of industries as varied as business, education, healthcare, government, religion, culture, and technology. The Union League of Philadelphia was added to the National Historic Register in 1979.
Union League Spaces & Amenities
The Union League of Philadelphia is situated on an entire city block in Philadelphia’s cultural and commercial district. Built in the classic French Renaissance style, the Union League of Philadelphia features a brick and brownstone façade and striking twin staircases that circle up to the main entrance on Broad Street.
Inside the Union League, rich leather, patinated wood, and polished marble give the building a stately, aristocratic ambiance. Its walls and hallways are adorned with art and artifact collections that chronicle Philadelphia’s contribution to the American landscape, from the 1800s to the modern era.
The Union League includes three dining rooms (the Café Meredith, Founders, and 1862), fourteen banqueting and meeting spaces, an extensive library with 25,000 volumes, and more. Couples will be given a private room for their ceremony, which includes chair setup and staging.
The Union League of Philadelphia offers a comprehensive wedding package designed to aid in menu planning and selection. It includes an open bar, tapas display, reception station, and hors d’oeuvres served by professional butlers, a four-course dinner with wine service, a wedding cake, complimentary parking, and a complimentary suite for bride and groom on the night of the wedding.
Decorations including votive candles, table linens and napkins are available at no extra charge, as is a complimentary coat check during the winter season. Pin spot lighting for dinner tables is available for an additional fee, as is overnight guest room rates at the INN at the League, which includes breakfast in the Founders Dining Room.
Union League Photography opportunities
Located in the heart of Philadelphia, the Union League of Philadelphia offers couples endless opportunities to take unique, stunning, unforgettable wedding photographs indoors and out. History buffs will love the fact that the Union League is located only minutes away from such historical treasures as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Franklin Square. And the Union League of Philadelphia building itself is filled with charming details that will add romance and elegance to all of your wedding photographs.
The Union League of Philadelphia welcomes photography in specific locations throughout their unique venue, and as Philadelphia photographers who are highly familiar with the space, we here at Tami & Ryan Photography know how to work with the venue to help you create and capture the best photographs during your wedding.
With its prime location, beautiful interior and exterior décor, and friendly, professional staff, the Union League of Philadelphia is the perfect place to host your once-in-a-lifetime wedding. Your guests will be blown away by the beautiful clubhouse and delicious menu, and you will have the beautiful joy-filled start to your married life that you’ve always wanted!
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