Photos Above taken by Philip Gabriel Photography
Tent by Event Quip
Catering By Starr Events
Below Copied online from a Blog Posted By Melissa Auman Greiner on November 18th, 2010
Once the jewel of the Fairmount Park system, the Horticulture Center was erected in 1976 for the Bicentennial and served as a stunning greenhouse and exhibition hall. Popular for private events, such as weddings and charity events, the center sadly fell into disrepair as the costs of maintaining the unique structure took its toll. But the community wouldn’t allow the loss, rehab began and on Tuesday, October 26, the center reopened as an event destination.
The City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Stephen Starr Events hosted the grand re-opening. Attended by Philadelphia influencers, trendsetters and tastemakers, the event showcased the facility’s numerous advantages for both social and corporate events while highlighting the Horticulture Center’s latest green initiatives. The redesigned Horticulture Center seeks to reclaim its reputation as the area’s premiere special events destination, and with the cobination or good looks and great food, it’s sure to do just that.