German Society of Philadelphia Wedding Venue - Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason

The German Society of Philadelphia wedding venue is a classic and historic site for a wedding reception in Philadelphia. Built in 1764 the multiple venues at the German Society maintain their classical features and charm. My super fun clients, Nikki + Javier were married here and I had the pleasure of shooting a very energetic wedding video for them.

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About German Society of Philadelphia

The first German society in America, founded in 1764 by a group of prominent German colonists, The German Society of Philadelphia has a 250-year-old history of culture and community. With several historical event spaces, this is an ideal venue for a grand wedding reception. The Barthelmes Auditorium was converted from an assembly hall into a reception venue and boasts beautiful classical architectural features from the period it was built in. A stunning and complete library with antique wooden bookcases and tables would make a stunning ceremony space. In addition, to these two upscale spaces, the Ratskeller space offers a more casual and authentic experience.

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Quick Facts about the German Society of Philadelphia Wedding Venue

  • Located in the city center of Philadelphia
  • Historical and classical 19th-century architecture
  • The Barthelmes Auditorium seats up to 200 guests
  • Joseph Horner Library seats up to 150 guests (no food or drink, ideal for ceremony)
  • The Ratskeller space seats up to 100 guests
  • 250-year-old traditions maintained by volunteers

German Society of Philadelphia Wedding Costs

  • Auditorium $2900
  • Library $1400
  • Ratskeller $700
  • Leidy Terrace $700

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German Society of Philadelphia Wedding Photos

Nikki + Javier’s dream wedding started in the library for the ceremony and then the stunning Auditorium for the reception. The couple and the guests had tons of fun – as you can clearly tell in the video. The German Society of Philadelphia was a beautiful place for such a beautiful couple to share their special day. Check out the video below!

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If you have any questions or would like to hire me to photograph your wedding, send me an email and I would love to help!

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