(Closed) I need a locals opinion on Water Works Restaurant in Philly

posted 6 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Reeniero:  I’ve never been there for a wedding. I imagine it’s beautiful. However it oct I think t would be a litte chilly to take advantage of their outdoor space. The food is good but sometimes a bit overrated. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MASPA:  I got married at the Please Touch Museum. I loved it! If you have any questions about that venue, feel free to PM me!

I also looked into WaterWorks and thought it was ridiculously expensive for what you got.  the PTM was very inclusive in their prices and there weren’t any surprise charges.

I’ve been to a wedding at the Downtown club which was also lovely.

I guess it really depends on what type of venue you’re looking for and how big your wedding is. The PTM is definately very different than Waterworks and Downtown club.

Also, have you looked into the Franklin Institute? They have some great spaces there as well, and while I haven’t been to a wedding there I’ve heard great things about it

 

Good luck!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I have nothing to add but that it’s so expensive! $$$$$$$$$$! Yikes!

Post # 6
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Wannabee

@Reeniero:  I would strongly recommend against it. When I ate there, the food was awful, and I understand the river causes a significant rat problem. Definitely an unwelcome wedding guest.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m also planning my Philly wedding from San Francisco. We took a long weekend and looked at tons of places, but most were way out of our budget. We also wanted something that was all-inclusive so we basically just have to show up. We narrowed the choices to Downtown Club, Corinthian Yacht Club, and Valley Green Inn. At the end of the day, having an outdoor ceremony was important to us and we went with Valley Green Inn.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We’re researching photographers, DJs, and shuttle services. I’ll also have to block a bunch of hotel rooms in Old City but not sure where yet. All of the other details will have to wait until after the election in November since I’m on the SF ballot and a little busy with that. 🙂

We’re planning on going out for a long weekend in January or February to do tastings and finalize some details.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m planning a Philly wedding from Texas! But my venue is closer to the suburbs. Good luck and congrats! 

Post # 12
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Newbee

I think the Waterworks is an excellent wedding venue (if it is in  your budget). I personally love Top of the Tower, Waterworks and Please Touch Museum. I would recommend visiting all three of them. Top of the Tower and Waterworks are more central to the downtown area making transportation via cab easier than the Museum (which is not far but certainly not inside center city). You would have to call a cab from the Museum whereas the other two venues one can just hail a cab. I have never seen a rat at the Waterworks and I’ve even taken the downstairs tour of the actual Waterworks museum, there were no rodents as far as I could see. The Philadelphia Free Library also allows weddings on its roof, however it is not all inclusive and you would be responsible for arranging all of your vendors (which you may not be up for all the way from LA). Lastly, I would check out the Philadelphia Museum of Natural Sciences and the Stotesburry Mansion. They’re nice venues. Good Luck.

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