Finding a wedding venue that checks all your must-have boxes is tricky, particularly when that list includes natural space for your ceremony and a glamorous location for your reception. But it's not impossible, especially for brides that are planning to wed in Philadelphia. The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts is the perfect downtown location to meet all of your wedding day needs.
Start with a ceremony in the Dorrance H. Hamilton rooftop garden. Equipped with a beautiful glass dome, you'll feel like you're tying the knot in the fresh air without risk of inclement weather. There's plenty of space for up to 200 guests, so it's the perfect venue to exchange vows, but it also works perfectly for a reception.
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For a more formal reception, move the party to the venues Academy of Music Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 180 guests for a seated dinner. The elegant space features traditional design, shimmering chandeliers, and high golden ceilings, all of which are fit for a glamorous evening reception.
Another reason to select this gorgeous wedding venue for your big day? The site's team places a huge emphasis on food. Chef Jose Garces, of The Next Iron Chef fame, and his catering company, Garces Catering, provides high-end dining for every event at the Kimmel Center.