About this Vendor
Bartrams' Garden - an oasis in Philadelphia
Bartram's Garden is a National Historic Landmark located along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. New for 2017, all events will be handled by the experts at Jamie Hollander Catering & Events and will feature receptions in the new Eastwick Pavilion. Enjoy an intimate ceremony on the historic garden grounds, transition to cocktails on the terrace and then dinner and dancing in the Eastwick Pavilion. All events are unique and tailored to your vision - from the menu to the decorations, Jamie Hollander's experienced professionals handle every detail so that you and your guests can celebrate.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Barn, Garden, Historic Venue, Park, Tented
Food + Catering, Planning
Absolutely Perfect VenueReviewed on 10/03/2013 Charlotte N
My September wedding was at Bartram's and we had the most spectacular day. The weather was perfect and the gardens were beautiful. We had tours available of the Bartram House also, which our guests really loved. This is a great combination of natural beauty and history, all in one place.
Oustanding location, Accommodating StaffReviewed on 7/09/2012 Mandy S
We have had nothing but rave reviews about our wedding at Bartram's. We were helped by lovely weather, but more than that, it was the excellent staff and planning that made our day so wonderful. Bartram's was extremely accommodating about entry to the venue, dropping off clothing and other necessities, deliveries, a space to change, photos earlier in the day, etc. They have many weddings and other events here and are very helpful lining up vendors and working with your choices to make everything run smoothly. The space is absolutely beautiful. This is the perfect place for an elegant outdoor wedding! It's a beautiful spot with both outdoor and indoor space available. Public transit runs here from Center City, so that was easy for a lot of our guests.
Magical Garden WeddingReviewed on 10/30/2011 Heather W
Having our wedding at Bartram's Garden was an incredible experience. The location is beautiful, the staff are helpful and Diverse Catering (one of about five catering companies that works with Batram's) serve as your wedding planner to make sure you take advantage of everything the garden has to offer. Over a month after our wedding, our family and guests still rave about how warm, friendly and personal the wedding was. I know a big part of this was the location, Bartram's is hands-down the best rustic wedding venue you are going to find in the area.
Never made it to the venue ( which looks lovely) because it was impossible to get in touch with anyone at Jaime Hollander Events. Multiple Calls, Emails etc. went unanswered, even when left messages for the Wedding Sales Director with other staff members none of which were returned. I hope others have a better experience.
Bartram’s Garden was a gorgeous venue for our wedding reception. The public garden is beautiful and the Philadelphia skyline view is one-of-a-kind. We were so pleased that guests could wander the garden during our cocktail hour and entertain themselves with lawn games set up around the garden during the reception. That said, there were a few drawbacks to our experience. First, there was construction at the garden leading up to our wedding and the grounds were somewhat disheveled on our wedding day. There were fences up in front of the visitor’s center and barn – not the view we wanted guests to see upon arrival! We would have been less upset about this if we had been told in advance (especially since we booked the venue over a year before our wedding). We had been informed that there would be construction on the gazebo around that time, but we had no idea that there would be construction on the garden itself. We really wish Bartram’s Garden would have communicated this to us. Further, we had difficulty with drop-offs and set-up for our wedding reception. Bartram’s Garden’s point of contact was difficult to reach and unhelpful when our family tried to drop off décor and other items for our reception. He also stored our items in a hard-to-reach location without informing us or the catering staff, which had volunteered to set up our décor, and despite very detailed instructions that we had written for those items’ use and set-up. When the groom’s father realized that the items were missing and sought out the point of contact during the reception to find those items, it was too late to use anything that had been stored. This may have been alleviated if we had combined all of our drop-offs into a single trip and had a designed day-of coordinator to track down our items, but we wish that we hadn’t had to worry about this. Overall, some aspects of communication were very lacking!
Bartram's Garden weddingReviewed on 6/12/2013 Lara L
I loved this location for our wedding, and so did all our family and guests. We are local so we weren't put off by the West Philly location. Our out-of-town guests didn't have a problem with is either since we bussed them in from the hotels. It was nice knowing the money we paid was going towards a nonprofit that works so hard to provide a beautiful and useful green space for the community, instead of going to a hotel or ballroom. Would have given 5 stars, but the venue cost was more than we had wanted to pay, and although it was pretty much on par with what similar venues in Philly charge, it still hurt to pay that much money. Venue charges (not including catering, rentals, decor, etc.) are just stupid expensive no matter where you go. Best parts: gorgeous photos (especially in the field with a perfect view of the city skyline),plenty of green space for kids to run around and explore, awesome history. Check out the new orchard, greenhouse, community garden plots, kayak dock, and connection to the Schuylkill Trail! Mr. Bill, the grounds gentleman (don't know his real job title) is super helpful on your wedding day, and Andrea is pretty responsive and very helpful beforehand.
Beautiful Location!Reviewed on 6/21/2011 Laura T
This was the first place I looked out when trying to find a location to get married. I fell in love with the flowers, the buildings and the view of the Philadelphia skyline.