After a $5.7 million redo, the Dorrance H. Hamilton Rooftop Garden atop the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center (pictured) features a climate-and-sun-glare-controlled, LED-lit cast-glass canopy equipped to put on theatrical lighting displays visible from Broad Street; state-of-the-art sound systems; and two open porch areas with views of the 150-foot-high glass barrel-vaulted roof. It seats up to 200, with a menu designed by in-house Garces Catering; rental fee around $3,000.
Kimpton Hotels’ über-modern new Hotel Monaco, opened this past fall, offers multiple spaces for your soiree, including the Lafayette Ballroom, with 15-foot windows facing Independence Park and room for up to 325, and the Stratus Rooftop Bar and Lounge, with room for up to 275. All catering is done by the hotel’s Red Owl Tavern; prices start around $140 per person.
This article originally appeared in the spring/summer 2013 issue of Philadelphia Wedding.