Celebrate in sophisticated style adjacent to a world-class art collection

In the heart of picturesque Bucks County sits the beautifully restored Michener Art Museum, offering captivating spaces for idyllic celebrations. Perfectly juxtaposed to this historic site is the Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion, a contemporary 2,500-square-foot, glass-enclosed room beaming with natural light. This combination of art and architecture combine to make an exquisite and sophisticated museum wedding venue.

The James A. Michener Art Museum, named for Pulitzer-Prize winning author and philanthropist, is ideally located in the heart of Doylestown. With a world-class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist art, this is the ultimate Bucks County Wedding & Events Venue for artists and art lovers.

An extension to the museum, the Edgar N. Putnam Event Pavilion stands in the courtyard as an impressive all-glass architectural feat. It has been awarded a gold medal for design excellence, is among the largest self-supporting insulated glass panels in the world, and is a stunning, customizable space for sit-down receptions and dinner for up to 200 guests. The pavilion also has direct access to the galleries and outdoor sculpture garden, which can accommodate a tent.

During your celebration, you and your guests may stroll through the galleries. Formal tours can be arranged for your event with one of the museum’s experienced docents.

The Grand Entrance Hall is a welcoming area for cocktail hour, with access to the courtyard and galleries. The 4,500-square-foot courtyard is a quiet spot for lovely wedding ceremonies, and a sunny space for guests to enjoy welcome champagne or cocktail hour.

Located in Doylestown, The Michener Art Museum is a great central meeting point for events, with many other attractions in Doylestown and nearby New Hope. The Michener is within 50 miles of Philadelphia, Allentown, and Princeton, and within 100 miles of New York City, making it a convenient meeting place for the Mid-Atlantic region.

Client Testimonials

Catering By Design was AMAZING for our wedding! We got married at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, where they are the contracted catering and coordination. I'm so glad we decided to go with them! Not only is the venue beautiful, but Kelly C. was an incredible coordinator. She took care of every detail and anticipated every need. We ran out of alcohol mid-event and her team ran out for more so our guests never knew and the drinks never stopped.
The food was so good -- everything was fresh, well-seasoned and prepared, and looked beautiful. We did stationary and passed apps for cocktail hour and had two dinner stations for our main meal. A month later and our family and friends are still raving about the food and ambiance of our wedding.
Thank you, Kelly and CBD, for helping to make our dream wedding exactly how we envisioned it and executed without a hitch. If you're between caterers or unsure of who to choose for your wedding or event, I cannot recommend CBD enough! We will absolutely use them again for future events and parties in our family.

Abigail & Alex

We spent a good portion of our honeymoon talking about how great our wedding was. It was so beautiful, the food was delicious, and your staff was so professional and helpful to everyone. Rich said you are one of the best he’s ever seen. I appreciate how you made everything look so pretty, and all of your attention to detail throughout the whole evening, and during all the planning.

Angela & Rich

Cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you did with my event… rave reviews.

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

I can’t say enough! It was beautiful, delicious, elegant, and I didn’t have a care in the world. Your team took excellent, excellent care of all of us. Everyone loved the food and drinks. Gary and his team were consummate professionals. I very much look forward to working with you in the near future.


Everything was so great! Couldn’t have asked for a better evening. It went off without a hitch!
We received MANY compliments about the food! A lot of people said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding!! Also we had lots of compliments about the wait staff— attentive and friendly!

Rovera Knapp Wedding