Planning a wedding is a huge task. It’s one of the most important days of your life, so you want to make it memorable, fun and pleasant. One of the options is to hold it at a hotel that can provide a venue for the service, a reception and accommodations for your guests. It is also nice for the wedding party to have a place to get ready, relax and enjoy some pampering. These are the top five picks for hotels in Philadelphia to hold your wedding.
Chestnut Hill Hotel
8229 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
This gorgeous hotel should be your pick for a smaller, more intimate wedding. The Chestnut Hill Hotel is a luxury, three-star, historic hotel capable of accommodating a mid-sized wedding. Rooms types available include standard, suites and kitchenettes. Patrons have described this upscale boutique hotel as unique and beautifully designed. There is also an onsite restaurant and fitness center. The staff of the Chestnut Hill goes out of its way to accommodate.
The Four Seasons Philadelphia
1 Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Four Seasons knows weddings, and it has both indoor and outdoor options available. The outdoor option features a fountain courtyard that’s the only one in Center City. The hotel also features a spa, which is an added bonus for the wedding party. Finally, the Four Seasons is a five-star hotel known for its exemplary service, plush rooms and for providing that extra luxury you may be seeking for a memorable wedding. This is the hotel to book if service and opulence are high on your priority list.
433 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Monaco is rated number one out 84 hotels in Philadelphia by guests on Trip Advisor.com. This is a funky and festive hotel that even offers spa suites and services. It has a great location for any method of transport and has an onsite bar and lounge. The huge ballroom is over 3,000 square feet and can accommodate many styles of weddings. There are also smaller rooms available for pre-wedding functions like showers, bachelorette parties or appetizers. Hotel Monaco can serve dinner for up to 180 guests and cocktail functions for 250.
1200 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Loews Philadelphia is a great spot for people who have many guests and a large wedding party. This hotel is usually capable of blocking off multiple rooms for out-of-town guests and is rated as a four-star hotel. Loews has a restaurant, bar/lounge, fitness center and a full-service 15,000-square-foot spa and pool. Loews also has club level rooms and suites for that added bit of roominess, and the additional perks of snacks and beverages on hand. The hotel can provide full services for weddings which includes florists, engravers and catering. And since it’s centrally located in Center City, the Loews Hotel is very easy to travel to by car, bus or train.
120 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Sofitel is a luxurious and popular hotel in its own right, and an excellent choice for large weddings. The grand ballroom can hold up to 300 guests. Sofitel offers luxury rooms and suites and your venue can be indoors or outdoors, or a combination of both. Sofitel also provides everything from catering and accommodations to your own wedding coordinator.
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Christina Dagnelli is a freelance writer in Philadelphia and the author of Little Squares with Colors: A Different way to look at autism. Her work on examiner can be found here Examiner.com.