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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 enter this historic building, 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.

The venue’s many event spaces, including a lovely outdoor medicinal herb garden, boast historic architecture and provide plenty of opportunities for personalization, making the building a choice Philadelphia wedding venue. Couples can make use of the outdoor space for ceremonies while moving the party upstairs for a seated reception with a live band or DJ.

With its historic ambience, stately architecture, and medical relevance 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. Employees and members of medical organizations and companies love hosting and attending events here – placing their own gala or awards ceremony in the elegant setting of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Access to the Mutter Museum during events can also be arranged.

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests. Please contact us at 215.399.2246 or via email to learn more about the College’s unique spaces and the full range of services we provide. Catering By Design is the exclusive hospitality partner with The College of Physicians, and has over 30 years of experience providing full-service catering for the Philadelphia area.

Full A/V hookup and projector are available.

The College is Wheelchair Accessible. ADA Compliant.

What They’re Saying

Magical! Our night could not have been better. Everything was unbelievable. The food, the service, the entire experience was beyond what we dreamed of.

Kathryn L.

Amazing experience with a great team!

Joanie J.

A Magical Evening!

Anne L.

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