Eastern State Penitentiary

In the 19th century, Eastern State Penitentiary was one of America’s most expensive and famous prison. Now, it is a haunting ruin with crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells serve as your uniquely haunting backdrop for any special event you may be planning on hosting in Philadelphia. Also, they are currently accepting inquiries 6 months in advance! So, if you want to have an eerie and gothic inspired wedding – this is an eccentrically perfect place for you!

The penitentiary is a place not just of confinement but also of creativity and renewal. The halls that once served as prison cells are now reborn as gallery spaces, where artists create some wonderful pieces on display year-round. In addition to these galleries, they offer weddings inside one of Philadelphia’s most well known landmark in the Central Rotunda. Although they don’t allow receptions, your ceremony will be undeniably exquisite nevertheless. Talk about breaking the usual rulings of wedding destinations. This one is definitely for the books!

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