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230 N. 2ND STREET | PHILADELPHIA PA 19106 | 215.592.8775

There are always questions.

Here are answers to the most common ones asked:

What is the capacity of Power Plant?

Fully-seated formal wedding ceremony: 120 guests 

Fully-seated dinner with dance floor: 120 guests

Cocktail party: 150 guests with varied seats for about 100

Standing-room only or conference events: 150 guests

What is the rental fee for a wedding or private event?

Our venue rate depend on your specific rental needs. For an accurate quote, please contact us.

What dates are still available?

Please contact us to check on our availability.

How do I book a date?

To secure your date we require a signed contract and a 50% venue deposit. 

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel up to 1 year prior to your scheduled event, you will receive your venue deposit and security deposit, minus a $4,000 non-refundable booking fee. The venue deposit will not be refunded if you cancel within 1 year of your event date.  The security deposit will be returned within 15 business days.

Are there any restrictions to the vendors I can use?

We have an open vendor policy with the restriction of following our guidelines (hyperlink guidelines). Please see our Preferred List  for pre-approved caterers and our full Vendor Recommendation List if you need suggestions for Florists, DJs, Photographers etc.

When can my vendors and guests be present onsite?

Depending on the nature of each event, vendors can arrive up to 3 hours prior to start time. Guests usually arrive 15-30 minutes prior.

Do I need to hire an event planner or coordinator?

Hiring an event coordinator to help with planning is a personal choice, we do not require it. Depending on your catering choice you may not need a day of person since some catering companies will coordinate these details.

Am I allowed to use my own bartenders or have my caterer provide bar service?

All staff, including bartenders, are required to come from a pre-approved catering company who will provide the required insurance coverage.

What other services or items do you provide?

Power Plant venue fee includes: 

  • ALL tables
  • ALL chairs 
  • ALL lounge furniture
  • Decorative lighting
  • Sound system
  • Projector
  • Microphone
  • Decorative curtains 
  • Decorative candles
  • Layout assistance
  • All logistical coordination between caterer and venue for setup, event management and breakdown
  • Door Person: guiding guests outside the building for the entire event 
  • One parking space for catering truck
  • Event Manager: liaison between caterer, vendors and venue.
  • 3 hours set-up, event, 1 hour breakdown

Does the building have heat and A/C?

Yes. Power Plant has central heat and air conditioning.

How many restrooms are there?

Power Plant is equipped with 6 restrooms (4 in the studio, 1 in the private bridal suite, 1 for staff in the building)

Where do my guests park?

Old City Parkominium is located directly across the street from Power Plant and offers our guests a discounted rate. See Location page for more information.

Is smoking or vaping allowed?

There is no smoking or vaping allowed inside the building or within 20 feet of the entrance of the Power Plant.

Are candles allowed?

Yes, as long as all candles are enclosed in glass and the wick is 1 inch lower than the top. Open flames and taper candles are not allowed.

Is the building wheelchair accessible?

No, unfortunately our historic building is not wheelchair accessible. 

Is Power Plant pet friendly?

Yes. Pets on leash are permitted in the space during the ceremony with prior approval. We kindly request that following the ceremony the pet be escorted home.

Do I need to provide my own insurance?

Caterers, DJs and other vendors on-site must provide Power Plant Productions a COI as proof of Liability Insurance. Wedding couples do not need to provide insurance themselves. 

Am I responsible for clean up?

Under the direction of our event manager, your catering team is responsible for packing up your supplies, breaking down & cleaning up the studio.  Your supplies can be stored at the building to be picked up on another day.

Audio & Visual System Specs 

  • 4 Behringer B215D Euro Live 550 self powered speakers.
  • Mixer takes XLR & 1⁄4” inputs (Bring appropriate cables).
  • Handheld, Lav and over-ear microphones
  • High-definition projector
  • An in-house audio technician may be required for extensive A/V needs (additional fees will apply)
  • Acoustic bands or ensembles only. No amplified instruments or drum kits.

 

Thank you to the photographers who provide us with stunning images of our space. Click on our preferred vendor list to see a list of our favorites.

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