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Calling Philly-Area Couples: Here’s Your Ultimate Guide to Stress-Free Wedding Planning

The Philadelphia region is home to countless wedding venues, ranging from classic and timeless to modern and chic. For couples looking to wed in the area, it can be challenging to know where to start and what aesthetic to choose—and we’ll spare you the platitudes about how stressful wedding planning can be (but they’re true).

That’s why a venue that takes those stressors off your plate can be so crucial to making the most of your wedding, so you can focus on enjoying all the magic of the day. And to do that, our region’s newest wedding venue might be your best bet. Borgata’s newly renovated MGM Tower featuring The Overlook presents an exciting opportunity to be one of the first couples to tie the knot in a brand-new space and is complete with full-service planning assistance from bridal shower to rehearsal dinner to ceremony to reception. And the best part: Because the space is on the 32nd floor of the MGM Tower, the views of Atlantic City are one-of-a-kind and stunning.

“There aren’t a lot of spaces in the area that offer these types of views,” says Maryetta Borkowski, catering manager at Borgata. “We have skyline views of Atlantic City and you can see the ocean.”

And those gorgeous views will be the backdrop to your perfect wedding at The Overlook at MGM Tower. With the assistance of dedicated planners who work to understand each couple’s vision, the day can be infused with your personal flair as a couple and can be as stress-free as possible. Here’s your guide to all that this modern space can offer you, and how to get started on planning the wedding you deserve.

Pre-Wedding Festivities

When it comes to pre-wedding festivities, like booking hotel rooms for guests, planning bridal party showers and hosting the rehearsal dinner, Borgata’s MGM Tower can be a one-stop-shop—and it’ll be an elevated, seamless one at that.

“Everything’s on property, so you won’t have to go off-site. You can do everything in one spot,” explains Borkowski.

Brides, you can begin your girl’s weekend in the hotel room with some in-room dining and then get pampered at Spa Toccare—where you can feel rejuvenated, relaxed and refreshed before the weekend gets underway.

And once it is underway, don’t worry—with logistics taken care of, you’ll still feel relaxed. That’ll enable you to focus on having fun as you head to Long Bar for drinks in a trendy atmosphere, or as you host your rehearsal dinner at any of Borgata’s fine-dining restaurants. Try Angeline for upscale and creative Italian or B-Prime Steakhouse for a contemporary take on a traditional steakhouse.

“Rehearsal dinners are always popular in our restaurants, and we walk couples through menus and pricing, so that they can select exactly what they want beforehand,” says Borkowski. Couples can also pre-select and configure custom menus for the wedding itself and play a hand in designing the perfect cake to top off their perfect day.

Wedding Day

Where other venues might see each wedding as another number, Borgata’s approach is more personalized and intimate, helping every couple design their wedding to be as unique as they are. And speaking of unique: Couples looking to wed on the sooner side have the chance to be some of the first to celebrate their nuptials at The Overlook at MGM Tower, where in addition to the skyline views, there are also ballroom and indoor pool options that serve as the perfect backdrop to a couple’s special day.

“Because we do a smaller number of weddings, we can give every couple the time and attention they deserve,” Borkowski explains. “And everything’s customizable; we’ve done many different décor items, linens, flowers and more, depending on what a client wants.”

That personal touch can act like a security blanket to help couples feel comfortable, cared for and excited as they embark on their journey together. Borkowski works with couples from start to finish as they plan and execute their special days to ensure that couples have the day they dreamed of, and everything goes smoothly.

Post-Wedding Festivities

After the ceremony, it’s time to celebrate—and whether a full night of partying is your thing or not, there are options to post-game your vows at Borgata.

“Post-parties are always popular here in our clubs,” says Borkowski. “You can sort of design your own experience, but it’ll always be in an elevated atmosphere.”

And should you have preferences or commitments to pre- or post-wedding events that are outside of Borgata, that doesn’t mean the MGM Tower can’t be involved in your special day. You can choose to host as many wedding activities at Borgata as you’d like, knowing that you’ll be cared for comprehensively as you plan them, and that your story as a couple will be reflected in the details.

That elevated atmosphere for weddings at The Overlook at MGM Tower affords beautiful views, delicious and custom menu options, professionally crafted cocktails, and best of all—it’ll provide you with the day of your dreams as you commit to the love of your life.

To learn more about weddings at Borgata and start planning your wedding at MGM Tower, click here.