Stunning Hotel and Ballroom Wedding Venues Around Philadelphia

Peek inside these historic resorts, modern event spaces, cool clubs and more.


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This list of wedding venues includes Ballroom at the Ben. Photo by Ashley Gerrity Photography

Thinking about a hotel wedding in Philly? We can’t blame you: Hotel and ballroom wedding venues are among the things we, as a city, do best. (And one of the things we missed the most during the height of the pandemic.) We have a seemingly endless number of such locations, and whittling it down to just one can seem impossible. But that’s a good problem to have — and we’re here to help. Below, we’ve compiled a lineup of some of the (many!) gorgeous hotel and ballroom wedding venues in the area. We’ve split up the list to make it easily searchable: The beginning focuses on hotels with ballrooms, while the second half features stunning options that don’t necessarily come with accommodations attached.

Of course, this list is by no means comprehensive, and if you’re favorite hotel and ballroom wedding venue isn’t included, please email us at kschott@phillymag.com. And, should you need more ideas, check out our ultimate guide to wedding venues or our searchable listings of venues in the area, which also includes information on planners, photographers, florists and more vendors. Happy planning!

Ed. Note: The capacities and prices noted below are subject to change based on seasonality, availability and COVID guidelines.

Hotel Ballroom Wedding Venues

The Bellevue

Center City

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Since 1904, the Bellevue has been one of Philly’s premier venues. (Seriously: These historic walls have seen guests like Theodore Roosevelt and Katharine Hepburn.) Located on the Avenue of the Arts, the Bellevue is not far from iconic destinations like the Academy of Music or City Hall. Its 30,000-square-foot event space offers a host of different areas, like the Grand Ballroom or the Conservatory for larger parties of between 250 to 1,450 guests, and the Rose Garden or State Drawing Room for 200 to 400 attendees. Prices upon request; 200 South Broad Street.

Congress Hall

Cape May

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This grand oceanfront resort offers three unique settings for your nuptials — the beach, a gorgeous lawn, and a ballroom for up to 225 guests. For more than 100 years, the team at Congress Hall has been planning classic beachfront weddings in the heart of Cape May. Wedding packages include a complimentary two-night stay in the Presidential Suite for the newlyweds; day-of coordination, catering options and dessert presentations are also offered. Prices upon request; 200 Congress Place.

The Desmond Hotel

Malvern

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This pretty hotel ballroom wedding venue provides everything from rehearsal-dinner services to morning-after brunches, all with a complimentary planner to guide you through the whole process. The main ballroom offers an elegant space for a classic party, with an option to include the outdoor deck for events during warmer months. Packages feature a choice of entrees (prices vary based on the meal selection), florals, cake and an open bar plus an overnight room for the couple. Prices from $124 per person; One Liberty Boulevard.

Fitler Club

Fitler Square

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The Fitler Club is one of the coolest venues to hit Philly. Although it’s members only, the venue allows non-members to host their weddings in its 10,000 square feet of event space. Host your cocktail hour or reception in the Garden for up to 250 guests. Larger parties should opt for the Ballroom, which features 21-foot ceilings, modern chandeliers, and a spacious dance floor for busting a move. In the mood for games? The Trophy Room offers bowling, billiards and pingpong — perfect for some fun during a reception or after-party. The on-site culinary team will also work with you to design the perfect menu beginning with the hors d’oeuvres and ending with the wedding cake. Prices upon request; 24 South 24th Street.

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

Center City

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Saying “I do” at the Four Seasons is incomparable thanks to its excellent service, staff and sky-high scenery at literally every turn. Get ready in a Skyline corner suite on levels 48 to 56 or in the 59th-floor private dining rooms. And celebrate your Big Day in the gorgeous Grand Terrace Ballroom with 275 of your closest friends or 160 in the Arch Ballroom (both accommodations are for banquet-style seating). Perks include access to celeb florist Jeff Leatham, a custom cocktail program — with the option to add on a personalized whiskey barrel — and, of course, that Night Spa experience for you and your new partner-in-life. End the festivities with a post-wedding brunch at Vernick Fish. Prices upon request; 1 North 19th Street. 

The Grand Hotel Cape May

Cape May

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This pretty oceanside venue offers almost 10,000 square feet of event space. A mahogany bar and classic cocktail lounge create a sense of elegance as you enter the 250-person-capacity Penthouse Ballroom, which boasts views of the Atlantic and surrounding Victorian homes. Three other indoor spaces (the Grand Ballroom, Wicker and Crystal Rooms) are also on offer. Can you say beach chic? Prices upon request; 1045 Beach Avenue.

Hotel Du Pont

Wilmington

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The Hotel Du Pont has been hosting lavish soirees since 1913. With two ballrooms to choose from (and the most Instagrammable staircase for pictures), this hotel is perfect for a Gatsby-style party. The larger Gold Ballroom accommodates up to 275 guests, and the smaller Du Barry room fits up to 150 for more intimate gatherings. The planners can take care of everything from decor and entertainment to arranging a golf or spa day for the wedding party. Prices upon request; 42 West 11th Street.

Hotel Du Village

New Hope

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This former schoolhouse turned wedding venue and boutique hotel is on an equestrian estate brimming with lush greenery. Both of its event spaces feature modern amenities for your Big Day, whether you opt for the dramatic 10-foot ceilings and fireplace in the Colt Ballroom or the reclaimed wood and riverside view in the Historic Ballroom. There are 22 guest rooms (plus a private house with seven rooms) for you and your party to stay in over the wedding weekend. The Colt Ballroom holds up to 225 guests, while the Historic Ballroom holds up to 150. And a rotating menu features local and seasonal ingredients. Prices upon request; 2535 River Road.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

Old City

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Not only is this hotel a chic and trendy spot to host your soiree, but it’s also a sustainable choice, too. The destination is among the Kimpton properties that have received a Gold LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 3,237-square-foot Lafayette Ballroom features 15-foot ceilings lined with chandeliers and windows overlooking Independence Hall. Up to 215 guests can be accommodated in the Lafayette, while the smaller rooms can hold anywhere from 135 to 150 of your friends and family members. Book rooms for you and your guests to stay after all the wedding-day festivities come to an end, and cap off the weekend with brunch at on-site restaurant Red Owl Tavern. Prices upon request; 433 Chestnut Street.

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

South Philly

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Debuted in February 2021, the 208-room casino and hotel has myriad opportunities for wedding fun. The modern Market Ballroom, with its all-white walls and sparkling chandeliers, spans more than 15,000 square feet and can hold 1,000 guests for a customizable ceremony and reception. Also on-site are the Prime Rib and Luk Fu, both great for rehearsal dinners. Luk Fu also has private karaoke rooms for after-party fun — then there’s the casino itself, with upward of 2,000 slots and 150 table games. From $125 per person; 900 Packer Avenue.

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Midtown Village

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This Philly landmark offers classic ballroom-styled spaces as well as a rooftop terrace on the 33rd floor for a wedding in the clouds. A team of award-winning chefs and in-house pastry specialists can create a menu that will reflect your personal style. For pre- and post-wedding festivities, enjoy the Bank & Bourbon restaurant and bar (which offers exclusive barrel picks) or relax at the in-house Joseph Anthony Retreat Salon & Spa. A perk: All of the wedding experiences are customizable and cater to each couple’s needs. Prices from $159 per person; 1200 Market Street.

The Logan Hotel

Center City

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Located in the heart of Center City, the Logan infuses touches of Philadelphia throughout the space. (All of the artwork and decor is Philly-inspired, bringing the energy of the city inside to the ceremony and reception spaces.) Here, expect upscale dining, spacious ballrooms and a scenic roof deck. The in-house team is your one-stop shop and can help tailor a package perfect for your love story. The Logan also has a preferred vendor list for florals. Friday and Sunday weddings from $184 per person; Saturday weddings from $200; One Logan Square.

The Notary Hotel

Center City

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History and beauty come together at this circa-1926 building turned hotel and wedding venue. There are 12 event spaces available for your soiree. For larger celebrations, the Juniper ballroom can host up to 200 guests. More intimate gatherings of between 40 and 50 attendees can take place in the the Logan, Rittenhouse and Washington rooms. Looking for something in the middle? No problem: The Grand Ballroom hosts parties of 120 to 130. Pricing from $170 per person; 21 North Juniper Street.

The Rittenhouse Hotel

Rittenhouse

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Following a modern renovation in 2017, The Rittenhouse is high on our list of gorgeous ballrooms suitable for any wedding color palette. The hotel can host your ceremony in the lovely ballroom and then easily flip it while your guests enjoy cocktail hour in the Cassatt Tea Room and Garden for an indoor-outdoor experience. The private boardrooms can be rented for a getting-ready suite — the rooms are conveniently located on the same floor as the salon. The ballroom can host 275 guests for dinner and dancing. Prices upon request; 210 West Rittenhouse Square.

The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Center City

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In 2016, The Ritz-Carlton saw a major renovation project to its already gorgeous Center City location. The four event spaces, which can accommodate anywhere from 100 to 175 guests, feature mahogany, silk and marble finishings and overlook City Hall. The Classic Wedding package includes five hours of open-premium bar, six butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and four display stations for the cocktail reception. The package also offers various services and deals like complimentary nights in the hotel as well as a custom-designed cake and menu cards. More add-ons are available for customization. Classic Wedding package from $182 to $198 per guest; 10 Avenue of the Arts.

W Philadelphia

Center City

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You’ll have numerous choices for your celebration at this hot new venue. There are 37 event rooms — each with floor-to-ceiling windows — and a Great Room with a built-in LED wall and sound system. This space can hold 250 guests. A perk: There are no columns to block guests’ view of the fun. Other spaces range from the Secret Garden (outdoor receptions) to the Wet Deck (post-wedding brunches). From $229 per person; 1439 Chestnut Street.

The Warwick Hotel

Rittenhouse

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The historic Grand Ballroom at the Warwick Hotel is ideal for a luxe affair and drips with classic elegance. The 3,750-square-foot space features dramatic high ceilings and sprawling windows that let in the perfect amount of natural light; it can host up to 400 of your closest friends and family. Inside, you’ll find Bluestone Lane, known for its Australian cafe culture and healthy breakfast options, and Rittenhouse Grill, a steakhouse with live music and retro charm. Another neighborhood option includes Spice Finch, a modern Mediterranean spot for a pre-wedding dinner or post-party brunch. Wedding packages range from $140 to $170 per guest, which includes cocktail, reception and bar options; 220 South 17th Street.

The Westin Mount Laurel

Mount Laurel

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Fully renovated in 2017 and 2018, the Westin Mount Laurel boasts more than 6,200 square feet of event space. The Regency Ballroom is a more traditional venue, with room for 250 guests; the modern and contemporary Grand Ballroom can hold 350 seated, with a dance floor. Rehearsal-dinner and bridal-suite options are available. Packages from $99 per person; 555 Fellowship Road.

The Westin Philadelphia

Center City

 

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With its traditional crown molding, Italian marble floors and sparkling chandeliers, the 7,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom at this venue nestled in the heart of the city has plenty of space for your whole party. The hotel can accommodate up to 400 guests for a seated dinner. Prices upon request; 99 South 17th Street.

Non-Hotel Ballroom Wedding Venues 

Adelphia

Deptford

 

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With three ballrooms to choose from, Adelphia can host both intimate gatherings and a huge party with all of your family and friends. Packages include a five-and-a-half-hour reception, premium bar selections and a hand-sculpted ice display. The ballrooms can accommodate anywhere from 50 to 500 guests depending on the space. Prices from $85 per guest; ​1750 Clements Bridge Road.

Arts Ballroom

Midtown Village

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The Arts Ballroom blends its historic roots with modern elements. With over 10,000 square feet to work with, this venue is ultra-customizable — whether you want an entrance fit for royalty in the Grand Hall on the marble staircase or if you prefer to make your debut as newlyweds under the crystal chandeliers of the Sylvania Ballroom. The space can host up to 250 guests for an on-site ceremony and 500 for a cocktail-style event with an off-site ceremony. A guest minimum of 125 is required for Friday and Sunday evenings, 150 for Saturday evenings and 100 for weekday afternoons or evenings. Prices upon request; 1324 Locust Street.

Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

Newtown Square

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Finley Catering’s Delco space has been setting the scene with a nature-filled garden and a classic ballroom since 2016, along with the phenom food and drink for which the group has been known for upward of 45 years. Prices upon request; 3821 West Chester Pike.

Ballroom at the Academy of Music

Center City

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The iconic Academy has been home to a multitude of performances and events since 1857. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1962, and today it can be the location for your Big Day. Sparkling chandeliers, high ceilings and a view overlooking Broad Street come together to create a reception space blending historic charm with modern touches for you and 150 to 200 of your closest friends and family. Prices upon request; 240 South Broad Street.

Ballroom at the Ben

Washington Square West

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This exclusive Finley Catering venue offers a glamorous turn-of-the-century aesthetic. Your guests will enjoy cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres on the mezzanine overlooking the refurbished ballroom where Philly native Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence gave an Academy Award-winning performance for Silver Linings Playbook. (We still can’t get enough of that movie.) You and up to 350 of your closest friends and family can enjoy delicious bites then dance the night away under the 65-foot ceilings. Prices from $220 per person; 834 Chestnut Street.

The Breakwaters at the Dunes

Sea Isle City

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Tie the knot just steps from the water at this Sea Isle venue, located one block from the bay and a block and a half to the beach. The venue comes complete with on-site wedding planners and available condo rentals, as well as a pretty, classically designed ballroom. Ceremonies take place either directly on the beach or inside in case of inclement weather. Enjoy the ocean breeze during a sunset rooftop rehearsal dinner, or sip cocktails and indulge in hors d’oeuvres after saying “I do.” Catering packages from $80 per person and bar packages from $38 per person; 8600 Landis Avenue.

Cescaphe Ballroom

Northern Liberties

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What used to be a “movie palace” today is an otherworldly venue with cathedral-style ceilings, columns, and a floor-to-ceiling bar. This location screams grandeur for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. With an in-house event team, Cescaphe can take care of all the details — from decor to dining — so you don’t have to shop around for other vendors. The grand ballroom can host anywhere from 150 to 300 guests. Prices upon request; 923 North 2nd Street.

Collingswood Grand Ballroom

Collingswood

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The Collingswood Grand Ballroom offers a 1920s-style space for your special day with up to 600 guests. The two-floor ballroom features a wrap-around mezzanine overlooking the dance floor, with a dramatic cherry wood grand staircase connecting the the two levels. The venue even offers a range of unique add-ons like a martini or espresso bar, and customized lighting options. Prices from $140 person; indoor ceremony fee $750; $850 for outdoor; 315 White Horse Pike.

The Down Town Club

Washington Square West

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Upon entering this Cescaphe venue, guests are greeted with stunning views of Independence Hall and Old City. Inside, marble flooring, mahogany paneling and handcrafted moldings will accent your ceremony or reception. The food is crafted by Cescaphe’s team of expert chefs; the group’s wedding specialists will work with you down to the last detail. The space can accommodate between 125 and 220 guests. Prices upon request; 600 Chestnut Street.

The Lucy

Center City

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People went bonkers for this Cescaphe venue when it opened a few years back. Located in the heart of Center City, the 17,000-square-foot space can accommodate up to 300 guests for dinner. The second-floor mezzanine overlooks the ballroom, which features a ton of 19th-century details — painted white brick, wood floors, chandeliers and marble accents. Want to see more? Check out one wedding here. Prices upon request; 231 South Broad Street.

The Merion

Cinnaminson

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With four different grand ballroom spaces to offer, the Merion practically specializes in weddings. Chose from the Palazzo, Skylight, Palace or Empire ballrooms, depending on the size of your party and your vision for the night. The full-service catering team works to create a distinctive and memorable menu for your guests to enjoy, down to the last bite of cake. Prices upon request; 1301 Route 130 South.

One North Broad

Center City

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Stained glass, marble floorings, and a dramatic staircase will be the photo-worthy backdrop of your ballroom soiree at One North Broad at the Masonic Temple. The Grand Ballroom, with its stately pillars and bronze statue of Benjamin Franklin, accommodates between 200 and 250 guests. Other venues include the Grand Foyer and Foyer Under the Stars, perfect for cocktail hours or smaller receptions. The library and museum or the John Wanamaker room are more historic areas for intimate gatherings. Catering by Design is the exclusive vendor; other options include in-house audio-visual services, specialty lighting, wedding-prep suites and rentals. Prices upon request; One North Broad Street.

The Racquet Club

Rittenhouse

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Since the 1880s, the Racquet Club of Philadelphia has been a landmark in the city hosting chic high-society events. Today, it maintains its Old World feel with a grand staircase, marble floors and original artwork. While the club is members-only, it does host weddings for non-members. Jeffrey A. Miller Catering can serve up to 225 guests for sit-down receptions. There are downstairs after-party spaces, a German-style beer hall (for a catered post-wedding breakfast) and more perks. Prices upon request; 215 South 16th Street.

The Union League

Rittenhouse 

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Sure, we know the Union League is members-only, but what’s a ballroom roundup without mention of the Philly classic? The stately grand ballroom is ideal for larger receptions and features dramatic ceilings draped in chandeliers. The smaller event rooms are better suited for more intimate gatherings or ceremonies. Membership prices upon request; 140 South Broad Street.

The Waterfall Catering and Events

Claymont

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The Waterfall’s all-inclusive package makes it easy to say “I do” here. The Cascade and Grand ballrooms have plenty of sparkle by way of the gorgeous chandeliers. Be sure to take advantage of the lovely gardens for cocktail hour or cigars. And, of course, you won’t be able to miss the two waterfalls on-site — perfect for wedding portraits, of course. Prices upon request; 3416 Philadelphia Pike.

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