Weddings at Friends Center

Picture your wedding ceremony in the quiet dignity of our historic Quaker meetinghouse.

For your once in a lifetime wedding, consider the simple beauty of Race Street Meetinghouse. Ideal for couples looking for a unique venue or those seeking a traditional setting for a non-traditional ceremony, our rooms can be transformed into your very own wedding wonderland. Whether you’re hosting your closest family and friends or accommodating 500, this National Historic Landmark provides the perfect setting.

Since our space is without theological symbols, it is a congenial setting whatever your religious tradition and an excellent location for interfaith weddings.  We welcome and support same gender weddings which have been held in our meetinghouse for over 20 years.



Hold Your Reception in Our Courtyard Garden or in Cherry Street Room

After your nuptials, guests can proceed to our enclosed garden courtyard or into the picturesque Cherry Street Room.

Our preferred caterers can provide a full service reception with menus and décor to fit your tastes and budget.  Or you can use our kitchen for a simple self-catered or potluck reception.  We can accommodate approximately 250 for a stand-up hors d’oeuvres buffet or 150 for a sit-down meal. Please see Catering for more information.

Garden Courtyard

Located just outside the Meetinghouse, the Courtyard Garden, brings together the simple beauty of nature and the historic architecture of Center City Philadelphia.  Guests can mingle and dine under the canopy of our tree-lined courtyard.  With dining for 150, and a total capacity of 300, this delightful space is ideal for a reception or hors d’oeuvres.


Cherry Street Room

Nestled below the historic Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Quaker Library, the Cherry Street Room boasts high ceilings and an abundance of natural light. Choose between an intimate sit-down reception and a buffet.


Whichever you decide, remember that our goal is to be a support to you and make this day as special and spectacular as you’ve always dreamed of.

For more information or to schedule a walk-through to envision your wedding at the Race Street Meetinghouse, contact Shakirah Holloway, 215-241-7098 or click here to contact by email. Ask for our special wedding pricing.


More than 100 attendees requires extra staff time for logistical support.

To provide a welcoming environment for all guests, we are an alcohol and smoke- free facility.

The Race Street Room is not air-conditioned.

Discounted parking is available with validation in the lot across 15th Street. Other discounted parking is usually available nearby in the neighborhood on evenings and weekends.