If you grew up living in Philadelphia or within the surrounding counties, it is safe to say that you took a day trip to the Franklin Institute when you were young either with your family or as a school trip. Many Pennsylvanians have fond memories of this incredible museum that are near and dear to their hearts. If you are newly engaged and are looking for a unique venue, you’re in luck. You can get hitched at the Franklin Institute!

A landmark and staple of Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute is one of best places to get married in the Philly area. Couples can exchange their vows overlooking the Ben Franklin Parkway on the rooftop or in the Fels Planetarium under the stars. Guests can enjoy their delicious cocktails within your favorite exhibit.

We sat down with Anil Veeraraj of EBE L.A. Starz and and Nick D’Errico of EBE Imagine to discuss their love of playing at The Franklin Institute.

While EBE Talent is at The Franklin Institute most weekends during wedding season, L.A. Starz alone has performed at over 2 dozen events within the last several years. Anil shared that his favorite area of the museum to play in is the Fels Planetarium. “The beautiful ceiling makes you forget that you are indoors,” Anil tells us.

Nick says that his favorite exhibit is The Heart, as it can make any adult feel like a kid again, “I personally love the heart exhibit, climbing through the big heart is fun.” He also adds, “Cocktail hour allows you to experience a lot of the museum, so if you are nerdy and like the exhibits, extending the cocktail to an hour and a half can be fun. Also, having multiple cocktail musicians to cover the full area would be recommended.”

The ease of planning a wedding at The Franklin Institute can’t be beat. Their wedding package includes:

  • A dedicated bridal suite
  • On-site catering attendant
  • Day of wedding coordinator
  • On-site parking
  • Access to all permanent exhibits for photos
  • Access to rooftop deck or rain garden for bridal party photos
  • Multiple ceremony and space options including their rooftop deck, the timeless beauty of Jordan Lobby, or under the stars in Fels Planetarium.
  • Wedding catering – custom menus from FROG Commissary

If you are planning your wedding and would love to get married at The Franklin Institute, EBE is here to help you plan your entertainment needs. Contact us today!

Images: https://www.fi.edu/weddings

Want to learn more about our EBE Team Members? Vendors We Love? New Products?