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Welcome to The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, where your event can take its proper place in history.

This beautiful New Beaux-Arts style building, constructed in 1908 and designed by Cope and Stewardson, has the unique distinction of being home to the oldest medical society in the country (founded in 1787) and the renowned Mütter Museum.

As guests walk inside, they are surrounded by grandeur and elegance, and greeted by Aesculapius – the Greek god of medicine. The magnificent columned Marble Rotunda, with its view of a classic grand staircase, sets the stage for any occasion.

With its historic ambience and stately architecture, it’s no wonder that the College – located in Philadelphia’s charming Rittenhouse-Fitler Historic District – has been the chosen setting for a diverse range of memorable events.

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests. Please contact our Facilities Rental Office at 215.399.2247 or via email to learn more about the College’s unique spaces and the full range of services we provide.

The College is Wheelchair Accessible. ADA Compliant.

Spaces

First Floor
Marble Rotunda
Thomson Gallery
Hutchinson Parlor
Gross Library
Mütter Museum
Sir John Templeton Veranda
Medicinal Herb Garden
Second Floor
Mitchell Hall
Ashhurst Room

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Services

Catering By Design is the exclusive catering and hospitality partner to The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.  With Catering By Design comes an entirely new way of entertaining that blends expertly prepared cuisine with striking conceptual design. Our event professionals walk you through every step of the event, from decor to your customized menu, entertainment and facilities, to the day-of details.
Catering By Design works to customize each menu, and for large events we often have a sampling of several of the dishes that will be featured at your event to make sure it is exactly what everyone involved in the planning has in mind. This is a small private pre-event meeting in the Tasting Room that is outfitted with many of the china and linen rental options.
Visit the Mütter Museum Store for highly unusual gifts and mementos. See our assortment of unique and “Mütteresque” handmade pieces created by our consignment artists including jewelry, art, and crafts.

The acclaimed Mütter Museum books and the Limited Edition Mütter Museum Calendar are perfect reminders of your museum visit. Ask about custom gift bag items and take-aways for your guests. Your purchase helps to support the Mütter Museum’s unparalleled collection.

Catering By Design is more than just the blending of cuisine and design, it is the purposeful manifestation of this pairing in every last detail of an event. The menu, decor, entertainment, and facilities are all crafted specifically for each occasion.

We approach every menu and design element with you in mind, integrating our flavors to represent you and your needs. We respect how flavors, like people, interact. This philosophy helps us execute each event with the perfect amount of style and flair, from understated and elegant to spectacular and dramatic.

Conveying the taste of the plate to the concept of design is our full time design staff. Together with an incredible supporting cast, Catering By Design has become the catering tour de force in the Delaware Valley.

Our event professionals walk you through every step of the event, from decor to your customized menu, entertainment and facilities, to the day-of details.

Event design and planning is a major part of what sets Catering By Design apart from other caterers. When you add that to the captivating event spaces at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the possibilities are endless.

Tables and chairs are included with the facilities rental fee. Your CBD event specialist will discuss glass, china, silver, and linen options, which fall under catering. To preview some ideas, visit www.partyrentalltd.com. Party Rental Ltd. works closely with Catering By Design.

Together with an incredible supporting cast, Catering By Design has become the catering tour de force in the Delaware Valley. Our event professionals walk you through every step of the event, from decor to your customized menu, entertainment and facilities, to the day-of details.

Event design and planning is a major part of what sets Catering By Design apart from other caterers. When you add that to the captivating event spaces at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the possibilities are endless.

The Mütter Museum offers group guided tours. Tours are led by professional museum staff and include highlights of the collection. They are appropriate for groups of 25 or less; groups larger than 25 will be split into smaller groups. Guided tours have an additional fee; please discuss with your event professional. Event design and planning is a major part of what sets Catering By Design apart from other caterers. When you add that to the captivating event spaces at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the possibilities are endless.
We are pleased to offer a calm aqua colored bridal room, complete with a full length mirror and ivory couch, perfect to dress and prepare for the big day.
Electrifying Events. Intelligent Installations. Unforgettable Experiences. Sounds like the work of Clear Sound – the Delaware Valley’s best full service audio, video and lighting company.

Since 1976 we’ve been providing exceptional service to our customers, installing cutting edge a/v systems and providing unforgettable experiences for audiences of all sizes. Our production services include everything from event lighting and equipment rentals to staging, live event production and a/v for meetings.

Our services can be scaled up or down to meet the exact needs of your project, with the goal of providing an unforgettable and stress-free experience for everyone involved.

Your event specialist will discuss valet options with you. There are also numerous parking lots nearby. Limited street parking is available. Public transportation options are listed under services and remember that we are very close to 30th Street Station.

Train/Subway: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is a five-minute walk from Amtrak’s 30th Street Station and the Market/Frankford line, and one-half block from the subway-surface (trolley) stop at 22nd and Market.

Bus: Bus routes 7, 17, 21, 42, 44 and 48 are within one or two blocks.

FAQ

Where do my guests park?2020-03-19T16:12:59-04:00

Your event specialist will discuss valet parking options with you.There are also several lots nearby. Limited street parking is available. Public transportation options and more detailed parking information is listed under services.

Is music or dancing allowed?2020-03-19T16:12:38-04:00

Music and dancing are encouraged!

Can we use candles?2020-03-19T16:12:18-04:00

Candles are permitted, with proper containers.

How do we arrange liquor at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia?2020-03-19T16:11:28-04:00

The College has a liquor license. Please discuss with your event specialist current rates and selections.

Do you have an exclusive caterer?2020-03-19T16:11:52-04:00

Yes, Catering By Design is the exclusive on-site caterer at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Visit our section on services or cbdevents.com to learn more about Catering By Design.

What is included in the facilities rental fee?2020-03-19T16:10:36-04:00

Facilities rental includes use of the spaces that you have selected, use of in-house tables and chairs, housekeeping and security.

What is the rental fee?2020-03-19T15:37:50-04:00
Facilities rental fees vary according to spaces used, number of guests, and days and hours scheduled. Please contact our Manager of Facilities Rental to discuss fees.

Brides, Bubbly and Brunch

Catering By Design was fantastic to work with. Diana, our event coordinator, was organized, experienced and flexible. We had total confidence in her and her team. She was very responsive to emails and met with us multiple times to go over details. My husband and I added a few additions to the menu and bar to personalize our wedding all of which was done with ease and upfront pricing. The food was so delicious. Not your typical wedding dinner. There is craft and care that goes into everything from the passed hors d’ouevres to the main dish. People are still talking about it! Catering By Design is a well-oiled machine. They run multiple events a year, but you won’t get a generic ballroom event. Every detail can be tailored to your desire and the space at The College of Physicians is so fantastic is speaks for itself.

Allie & Schulyer

Contact

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact
Elizabeth Savitz
Phone: 215.399.2245
Email: elizabeth@cbdevents.com

Kristen Medici
Phone: 215.399.2246
Email: Kristen@cbdevents.com

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