Philadelphia’s Historic Fine Events Venue

Philadelphia’s Historic Fine Events Venue

Host an Event to Remember at ONE.
Party Space - Best Venue 2018

One, at the majestic Masonic Temple, is a stunning world-renowned architectural wonder, featuring magnificent rooms based on themes of ancient architecture and sweeping grand staircases.

The Grand Ballroom seats 250 for a sit-down dinner, and when combined with the Grand Foyer, can host 450 guests for receptions. The second floor marble Foyer can host an additional 200 guests for a reception “under the stars.”  Additional foyers, reception spaces and exquisite meeting rooms create the perfect setting for more intimate events.  A library and museum feature articles belonging to George Washington and other national and international dignitaries, as well as decorative masterpieces and precious artifacts with captivating historical significance. This National Historic Landmark is central to the City of Brotherly Love… just one more reason why it’s the perfect location for the perfect event.

An Exquisite Wedding Venue

Exchange vows amidst beautiful stained glass, sip cocktails inside large marble foyers and dance the night away in a spacious Grand Ballroom. The spirit, history and luxury of Philadelphia comes alive inside the breathtaking Masonic Temple. Host an intimate wedding ceremony, a grand reception and everything in between within this historic fine events venue.


Everything went perfectly

We are so happy we chose to have our wedding ceremony at The Masonic Temple. From start to finish, everything went perfectly. Our contacts at the Temple were Danny Hines and Sue Cunnane. They were extremely responsive and went the extra mile to help us make the event go seamlessly. Additionally, I do not think it is possible to find a more attractive ceremony venue in all of Philadelphia. We were in the Corinthian Hall, which is so well decorated it almost feels ethereal. While we chose to use an aisle runner and flower petals, the room truly needs no extra enhancement. We have started to go through our pictures and are so happy we chose ONE for our ceremony venue!


Wouldn't change anything!

The venue is so unique and beautiful and the staff made the entire experience so easy! Our ceremony was even better than we expected. We wouldn't change anything about it. If you want a venue that is breath taking, unforgettable and will surpass your expectations, you found it!



Thank you for making our wedding so magnificent!  I cannot stop thinking about every aspect of the was even more beautiful than I think any of us anticipated.


The event was perfect.

Thank you so much for all your help! The gentleman who required the kosher meal was very happy and grateful. Thank you for going out of your way to help him.


The event was fabulous!

There were numerous compliments to your team as they were professional and extremely accommodating. Everyone raved over the food and decor, such class! Thank you for all your assistance. You are a master of your craft.


A Professional and Very Successful Event

Thanks for a terrific party! Everything went very smoothly and we received many complimentary remarks on your cuisine. I think it was a successful day. Thanks again for a very professional and very successful event.


It was a wonderful event!

I can’t thank you enough for the amazing work you and your team did last night! We love working with you and look forward to another event with you. The food offering was one of the best I have enjoyed for this type of event. Everyone enjoyed the format, location, food and warmth! Congratulations for a classy and successful event last night. You attracted a good crowd and the atmosphere was very pleasant.


The perfect setting for your corporate event

An executive board meeting, a week-long symposium with break-outs, a seminar with presentation over dinner, team-building activities, company workshops… whatever your meeting requirements are, our meeting rooms offer ideal and versatile settings so you can get down to business. We have audio visual and conferencing capabilities available to meet your needs, as well…  All within impressive settings in the ultimate center city location.


Grand Ballroom

Grand Ballroom

Dine and dance the night away at One!   Our newly renovated Grand Ballroom accommodates 200 guests for a seated dinner with dancing or 250 guests without a dance floor.  Brilliant stained-glass windows line one wall, and a magnificent bronze statue of Benjamin Franklin graces this extraordinary ballroom.

Grand Foyer

Grand Foyer

This beautiful marble-tiled foyer, graced at each end by sweeping staircases, is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before dining in the Grand Ballroom. Combined with the Grand Ballroom, receptions of 450 guests flow beautifully.

Foyer Under the Stars

Foyer Under the Stars

Imagine 200 guests mingling under the stars or 50 guests banqueting in this unique event space. A expansive double staircase and stunning stained glass windows offer breathtaking ambiance in addition to the starry ceiling above.

Library and Museum

Library and Museum

Guests will delight in viewing the rich history and national treasures showcased in these captivating displays. Reception style, this space hosts up to 75 guests.

John Wannamaker Room

John Wanamaker Room

This richly decorated, wood-paneled room offers round tables for meeting and/or eating in a private and luxurious space. A projector and screen are available in this dining room, with a capacity of 50 guests.

Meeting Rooms

Ornate rooms themed after different styles of ancient architecture set the stage for meetings, weddings, celebrations, concerts and recitals, and inspire your guests to meander through history. Each meeting room has its own style, and selecting a favorite always sparks lively conversation.

Oriental Hall, Egyptian Hall, Ionic Hall and Norman Hall each seat 125 guests.

Renaissance Hall seats 200 guests.

Corinthian Hall seats 450 guests.

Gothic Hall seats 250 guests.

Handheld microphones are available in all of the meeting rooms; lavalier microphones are available in Corinthian Hall.

Each meeting room features beautiful working organs. Beverage are not permitted in the meeting rooms, however, docents sharing history and interesting facts about each meeting room will be sure to satisfy guests’ appetites until they return to the party.

Bride and groom


Catering By Design (CBD) is the exclusive catering and hospitality partner to ONE, at the Masonic Temple. For over 25 years, Catering By Design has blended expertly prepared cuisine with striking conceptual design. CBD will work with you to create inspired dishes and flavors from all over the globe as well as walk you through every step of your event from creating a customized menu to choosing decor, entertainment and more.

Catering By Design’s décor division, garnish, offers complete floral and space design services for all events, specializing in bridal personals, vivid centerpieces and striking foyer arrangements.

Click here for our detailed information sheet.

  1. What is the rental fee? Fees vary based on the space selection, number of guests and days and hours scheduled. Please contact our Director of Sales and Events to request pricing information and availability.
  2. Do you have an exclusive caterer? Yes, Catering By Design is the exclusive on-site caterer for ONE.
  3. Is alcohol permitted? Yes. Our Sales and Events office will assist with arrangements.
  4. Can we use candles? Yes, candles are permitted with proper containers.
  5. Is music or dancing allowed? Music and dancing are encouraged!
  6. Is photography permitted inside the venue? Yes!

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