Post # 1
Hello all, hoping to get some help here as I am planning my wedding (June 2012) remotely!
My finance and I live in Northern VA and our family live in Philly, we are hoping to have our wedding in Center City as we have lots of out of town guests. We are targeting 150 guests and wants somewhere BYOB.
So far we are going to visit Seaport Museum, Top of the Tower, Front & Palmer, and a empty studio, PowerPlant Production. What do everyone know about these venues?
I am really hoping to have a CITY like wedding… and have my guests really get the feel of PHILLY!
I am a bit nervous about the location of Front & Palmer… anyone know anything about that place? Help please!
Post # 3
Hmm…I’ve done a lot of research and it seemed like Center City Philly is sooooo expensive. The Independence Seaport Museum seemed really cool and not too expensive, but they’re still out of my price range.
Post # 4
I agree! I see that you are in VA & Philly?
If so, Me too! We live in VA and trying to plan a wedding remotely is just too difficult.
Have you look into like resturants in downtown… i would totally do those as I went to one at Maggiano’s and it was actually really nice. And your guests are DEFINITELY well fed! I just cant do resturants bc i have 150+ guests.
Post # 5
OMG i’m on the same boat =) I live in Alexandria but trying to plan a wedding in center city Philadelphia. We opted to do an all in one place so we booked Tendenza (a Cescaphe venue). Mind telling us what your per person budget is? (including taxes and gratuities). I did alot of research on venues but I don’t wanna suggest anything that’s out of your price range.
Post # 6
The downtown restaurants I looked into were all about buying them out for the evening, which many started at $10,000 (that’s my whole wedding budget haha). Maggiano’s is a great place, though. I love their food.
What about Moshulu? Have you tried PartySpace.com. I’ve used that site to locate places and then sent tons of emails to the venues requesting pricing information. That helped me whittle down my list quite a bit.
Post # 7
It IS super tough to get that Center City feel on a budget. Have you looked into any of the mansions on the Delaware or perhaps a country club in the near area?
Post # 8
When we were looking at venues we considered philly as well. There was a lot of really pretty places. We’ve been to weddings at Ballroom at the Ben and Crystal Tea Room which were both beautiful and very grand. My future mother and father in laws recently went to a wedding at Waterworks (?)and were very pleased (and they’re tough critics!) A friend just got married at chestnut club (I think thats what its called) and was very very pleased. We actually went to look at Top of the Tower when we were looking at venues. We loved the views which are one of a kind and you can bring your own alcohol so save money there. The negatives were that the decor was a bit dated and cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing were in all different rooms so lots of movement and not so good for older guests. Also 150 people in the dining room felt like it was pushing it in terms of having space. We ended up picking a private country club in NJ. Good luck!