Post # 1
Hi everyone – anyone have experience holding a ceremony at the Kimmel Center (Dorance Hamilton garden)? Or a reception at the Constitution Center? We’re thinking of having the ceremony at the Kimmel Center followed by the reception at the National Constitution Center (with a couple hour break in between). Before we sign the contracts, I would love some insights from some brides that have used these venues. Thanks!!
Post # 3
Sorry, haven’t used either, but both are beautiful. Question: are you going to be providing transportation for your guests? It’s not really walkable…just curious…
Post # 4
Yea I agree that would be an ambitious walk and I am sure people are not going to want to pay for parking twice.
Question, why do you not want to do both in one spot?
Post # 5
@phillybride61513 – There will actually be a little break in between the ceremony and reception and we’ll provide transportation. (Though that issue is one of the reasons I am not completely sold on this option– we’re also considering moving the whole shindig to Phoenixville Foundry for that reason.)
@MASPA – We unfortunately can’t do everything at NCC because, since it’s a museum, you need to start your ceremony a little later and since we’re having a longer ceremony (a Hindu fusion one), we don’t want our reception starting super late. We can’t do Kimmel because our guest count is over their max capacity for receptions.
If we do decide to do the ceremony/reception split, we’re also considering Kimmel for ceremony and Franklin Institute for reception. Aaah, I just need to make a decision!! 🙂
Post # 6
All these placing are amazing, so you can’t really go wrong! Do you have a preference of in the city or the ‘burbs? Do you have any guests traveling to your wedding? If so, the city might be better for those folks.
We live in Atlanta now and have had to travel to the Philly ‘burbs for several weddings in recent years and it’s a drag being a “tourist” in Chester Co/Delco/South Jersey…