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Some of Philly's Major Venues Weigh in on Microweddings

By Alana Tosti | September 28, 2020 |

The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers stunning backdrops for both ceremonies and receptions.

“Microwedding” is one word that has entered the vocabulary of the recently engaged. “We believe that microweddings can take many forms from ‘marry now, celebrate later’ to the full enchilada of ceremony, cocktail reception and dinner,” says Elizabeth Knox, director of catering at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (, which is now allowing ceremonies in the North Vaulted Walkway, Great Stair Hall and East Balcony of the main building—all new offerings for 2020. “Constellation ( has developed custom microwedding packages that range from a simple ceremony and Champagne toast to a luxe picnic for 25 to a full seated dinner for 40,” adds Heather Burke, director of catering at the Barnes Foundation ( “Both venues are following city and state guidelines for gathering sizes as we return to entertaining in both spaces.” If you are looking for a beautiful backdrop for your nuptials, the good news is that you don’t have to wait. “You can celebrate your love right now with the people who matter most to you,” says Knox. “Love wins!”

Photography by: Sweetwater Portraits