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We had our wedding reception at the Please Touch Museum, and we couldn't have picked a more perfect venue! We wanted a unique venue and something different than the typical ballroom wedding. We had our cocktail hour in the Carousel House. It was whimsical, elegant, and fun. Even adult guests enjoyed a ride on the carousel! Dinner and dancing were in Hamilton Hall, which is totally breathtaking, especially with the right lighting and draping. Our guests were blown away by how gorgeous the space is. The service during our reception was also impeccable. Guests at each table were all served dinner at exactly the same time. I've never seen this kind of service before, and several of our guests commented on how impressed they were. My husband and I also had a separate attendant just for us, and she was very attentive and made sure we never had to get up to get a drink. The whole evening went smoothly, which couldn't have been as easy feat for the staff with a reception for 300 guests!The food was also excellent. Brulee even customized an Indian chef action station for us during cocktail hour, which was delicious! The h'orderves during cocktail hour and the entrees during dinner were also fanstastic. Overall, we were thrilled with how our wedding went and owe much of that to everyone at the Please Touch Museum and Brulee!

5.0/5.0
Simran, Wedding Date: 08/26/2017

About

Please Touch Museum® at Memorial Hall in scenic Fairmount Park is not only rich in history, it's also fun. With 60ft ceilings and a majestic dome above, the Beaux Art architecture of Hamilton Hall offers a dramatic space for all types of events. Guests can dance under the stars on the original marble floors from the building's construction in 1876. From elaborate weddings and bar & bat mitzvahs to unique corporate galas and philanthropic productions, Please Touch Museum® at Memorial Hall is sure to impress with additional foyer space, galleries, the Carousel House and meeting rooms. The venue exclusively uses Brûlée Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, and can accommodate events up to 3,500 guests.

Details

Venue Type
Government Building, Historic, Museum
Capacity
3000
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Describe your venue:
Government Building, Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
3000
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Drapery, Lighting, Tables, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

28 Reviews

4.9/5.0
 
5.0/5.0
Cheryl, Wedding Date: 04/21/2018
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

The staff at the Please Touch Museum were professional and very proud of their venue and what they can offer. On the day of the event, the staff went above and beyond to be certain that the bride and groom (and mother of the bride!) ate! Many guests commented on how the staff executed the serving of fabulous, hot meals to each table with perfection. When employees enjoy what they are doing, the guests notice!

Services Used: Event Venue

5.0/5.0
Grace, Wedding Date: 01/13/2018
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We got married on January 13, 2018! We had the ceremony and reception at the museum and we had around 300 guests. From the beginning to the end, Marley and her team were awesome! They were quick to respond to all of my questions (and many emails) and they made sure that we knew exactly what to expect on the very busy day. Our guests were so impressed. We received many compliments about the beautiful venue, delicious food, and amazing service. We were also amazed with how quickly the team was able to set-up before and clean-up after the wedding. It was definitely a night to remember. WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE PTM and Brûlée Catering!

Services Used: Event Venue

5.0/5.0
Sarah, Wedding Date: 09/23/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Marley and her team were wonderful throughout the entire process. We booked the venue a little over a year before our wedding date. They were very accommodating with some customization of the package that we wished to purchase. As the wedding grew closer, we reached out to Marley more in regards to the tasting, floor layout, menu, signature cocktail, etc. and she and her team were very prompt with responses and also with trying to make the day go as perfectly as possible. The week prior, I probably emailed her a couple times a day to make sure that everything was set, and that drop off of other things (such as table numbers, birdcages, guestbook, bathroom baskets, etc) could be coordinated. Again, everyone was on top of all of the planning and set up and the room looked beautiful on our wedding day! The staff was attentive and we had a day of attendant that would bring us snacks/foods/drinks throughout the night. The staff also let us know when it was time for parent dances, speeches, cake cutting etc. Each and every person made our day go extremely smoothly and we had the perfect time! Would highly recommend not only the venue itself for the beauty and fun atmosphere that it created for us and our guests, but also for the high level of professionalism and individual attention that everyone gave us throughout the entire planning process.

Services Used: Catering, Event Venue

5.0/5.0
Simran, Wedding Date: 08/26/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We had our wedding reception at the Please Touch Museum, and we couldn't have picked a more perfect venue! We wanted a unique venue and something different than the typical ballroom wedding. We had our cocktail hour in the Carousel House. It was whimsical, elegant, and fun. Even adult guests enjoyed a ride on the carousel! Dinner and dancing were in Hamilton Hall, which is totally breathtaking, especially with the right lighting and draping. Our guests were blown away by how gorgeous the space is.

The service during our reception was also impeccable. Guests at each table were all served dinner at exactly the same time. I've never seen this kind of service before, and several of our guests commented on how impressed they were. My husband and I also had a separate attendant just for us, and she was very attentive and made sure we never had to get up to get a drink. The whole evening went smoothly, which couldn't have been as easy feat for the staff with a reception for 300 guests!

The food was also excellent. Brulee even customized an Indian chef action station for us during cocktail hour, which was delicious! The h'orderves during cocktail hour and the entrees during dinner were also fanstastic. Overall, we were thrilled with how our wedding went and owe much of that to everyone at the Please Touch Museum and Brulee!

Services Used: Event Venue

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