The ASHM offers a unique and beautiful setting for events. Stunning architecture. Elegant details. Easy access. Free parking. Incredible spaces for indoor or outdoor occasions.

Make your next special event a memorable one!

The ASHM offers a unique and beautiful setting for events. From weddings to business gatherings, the Museum has indoor and outdoor space that can accommodate up to 200 guests, in addition to easy access and free parking. We work with our exclusive caterer, Jeffrey A. Miller Catering, which offers only the highest quality food and service.

Imagine your wedding in our two-story Grand Hall with its elegant staircase and beautifully painted, vaulted ceiling. Or, if you prefer an outdoor ceremony, you might exchange vows under a leafy tree with the lush park as your backdrop, frame your ceremony in architectural charm under one of the arcades’ graceful arches, or go big-front-and-center in front of the museum’s ornate doors and stately façade.

Rental of the American Swedish Historical Museum includes use of all the museum’s public spaces during your event. Your guests will enjoy browsing our fantastic galleries, which feature original period paintings, furniture, and textiles. There is even a seasonal tent, complete with lighting, fans and heaters, and clear, retractable sides, so that you and your loved ones can dine and dance the night away while enjoying the beauty of the outdoor setting.

Featuring easy access, free parking, and convenient proximity to center city, the American Swedish Historical Museum is the perfect Philadelphia venue to host any special occasion.

Rental Fees

For information on pricing and holding an event at the Museum, please contact Mandy Lightcap at Jeffrey Miller Catering, 215.421.7765 and  

Photography Rental Information

Photography sessions are available on the Museum grounds and inside by appointment only. The fee is $50/hour during the Museum's open hours and $100/hour after hours, and must be paid with booking. The Photography Session Application is available to download below, or call (215) 389-1776 for more information.

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