Kosher Wedding in NYC/NJ/PA
I am planning a kosher wedding for next fall. I am flexible on area, looking in and around Philly, NYC, and NJ. I am on a budget and do not want to spend more that $130pp all in. This range is fine for a synagogue wedding, but I am hoping for a venue that at least has a little bit of a wow factor. So far the only place I have been able to find that is somewhat reasonable once you add kosher is The College of Physicians in Philly. I am going to have between 175-225 people.
ANY suggestions would be MUCH appreciated as I need to make a decision soon!!!
It's not open yet, but I would look at the new National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. A brand new museum should have the "wow" you're looking for, and assuming they have an in house kosher caterer, they should be more reasonable than a museum/hotel where you will pay the standard caterer and the kosher caterer.
Another Philadelphia option I would suggest is the Franklin Institute. They have Frog Commissary in house, and Frog has a kosher subdivision, Noah's Kitchen, that is able to cater at there.
So funny.. I have been in touch with NMAJH... I agree, it could be such a cool place to do it. Right now they are working on getting their prices in order, so they are not totally organized yet, but I am holding out hope that they will get it together soon enough that they can be an option.
Thanks so much for the tips!! Please keep them coming!!
Maybe the Please Touch Me Museum in Philadelphia.
JRA, a Chabad affiliated food bank/meals on wheels, is hosting their annual dinner/reception there. Or the Kimmel Center in downtown Philadelphia. Definitely a wow. It might be a bit out of your budget. Both places Max and Davids have catered at.