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Host your event in our historic building.
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About the Building

Designed by the distinguished architectural firm of Cope & Stewardson, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia’s 22nd Street building is an unusually bold example of early 20th century institutional building designed in the classicism of 17th century England.  Deemed a National Historic Landmark in 2002, “this building illuminates what is perhaps the central theme of the history of American medicine, the transformation of an exclusive and somewhat guild-like trade into a modern profession.” 


Events & Building Rentals

Catering By Design is the exclusive hospitality provider for the Mütter Museum and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. CBD offers an array of event planning services and proudly provides seasonal specific menus, exceptional staff and a full-service décor division, garnish


Every event is unique and so is our stewardship of your experience. Each menu is crafted by your desires, staff is carefully selected to accomplish the vision, and the décor, executed by garnish, is imagined and brought to life by a highly talented and experienced team of designers.  Large or small, CBD is with you every step of the way until the last departing smiles at the end of a successful event. 


Full Service Event Planning

Here are some of the services we provide for every function. If you have special requests- such as arriving on a white horse or the walkway strewn with flowers- just let your wishes be known and we will make it happen!


  • Full service event planning
  • Menu design attentive to theme and personal culinary tastes
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  • The best staff in the business; warm and caring service to guarantee a blissful occasion
  • All manner of event equipment to accentuate and personalize your experience
  • Complete bar service to include mixers, a wide variety of non-alcoholic beverages, ice and bar fruit. Ask our expert bar staff for suggestions to create your own signature cocktail
  • Any audiovisual need, from accent and dance floor lighting to screens and staging
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