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The German Society of Pennsylvania, the oldest German-American organization in the United States, has several large and unique historic spaces available to rent for private functions such as weddings, corporate events, and for photography, film, or video.

The building exists in two parts. The first part is an historic 1830s townshouse purchased by the Society for offices and classrooms in 1887. The second, which is connected to the first, is a Hall and Library built in 1888 and on Spring Garden Street.

While the German Society is not a five-star hotel that can fit 400 of your closest friends and family, it is a building with character and historical significance.  Plus, in addition to it being a unique place to have your event, the income generated from your rental is used to help us (a nonprofit organization) fund our mission.

Among the spaces to rent are:

Der Versammlungssaal
(Barthelmes Auditorium/Ballroom)

Die Bibliothek
(Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library)

Der Ratskeller
(Bar and eating area, traditionally found in the basement of German city halls)

Das Vorstandszimmer
(Directors' Room)

Rental FAQ's

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Wedding and Photographer Blogs Featuring the German Society

To schedule a visit: Email info at germansociety dot org


Photo courtesy of Harald Schrader


German Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123
(P) 215-627-2332
(F) 215-627-5297