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Posted on August 13, 2019

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Elopement Package with Champagne Toast, Décor, Light Bites, Professional Photography,

Officiant, and more


Philadelphia, PA (August 13, 2019) – Garces Events and the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus are excited to invite five lucky couples to experience “Vows with a View,” an intimate and all-inclusive elopement/vow renewal package on Saturday, September 28th 2019 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Hamilton Rooftop Garden, voted “Best of Weddings, 2019” by The Knot. For a modern way to say “I do,” this elopement package is a one-day-only event for friends and family to toast to the newlyweds with bubbles and bites from the award-winning Garces Catering team while overlooking the Avenue of the Arts.


  • Venue—The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus will host five couples at the Hamilton Rooftop Garden for two-hour increments with time slots of 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm. The venue includes microphone and sound equipment with mahogany chivari chairs and ivory cushions.


  • Champagne and Light Bites—Garces Events brings the award-winning cuisine to this modern-day wedding with a champagne toast and sweet & savory dishes, including Shrimp & Chorizo Brochettes, Serrano Ham Wrapped Figs, Herb Marinated Cherry Tomatoes, Dark Chocolate Bouchons, and Lemon Merengue Tarlets.


  • Photographer – Photographer Afrik Armando will be capturing memorable moments & providing each couple with 50 digital high-res images to remember their big day.


  • Florist – Ram Floral will be decorating the ceremony with neutral ceremony décor, one petite floral bouquet, and one white boutonnière.


  • Officiant—Monica Walsh of Vaux Studio will be the officiant.


  • Vow Booklet—A Personalized Vow booklet by Willow Wynn will be given to each couple for the exchange of vows.


  • Gift Card—Couples will receive a $150 gift card in celebration of their big day, valid for use at any Garces restaurant.


*Pricing is $2,000 for 10am, 12pm, and 2pm time slots, and $2,500 for 4pm and 6pm time slots. A maximum of 20 guests can be accommodated per ceremony. Spaces can be booked by calling 215-670-2354 or emailing


“The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and Garces Events specialize in bringing love stories to center stage with ceremonies and breathtaking reception spaces,” said Ed Cambron, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Coupled with our institutional vision to transform lives daily through the arts, ’Vows with a View’ is a unique opportunity for Philadelphians to receive a wedding worthy of a standing ovation, with a touch of spontaneity thrown in.”


Garces Events is the only chef-driven caterer in the city and the exclusive caterer for Kimmel Events, which includes the Hamilton Rooftop Garden, a high tech, multi-purpose space for special events, featuring a 6,200-square-foot hardwood maple floor and breathtaking views of the Philadelphia skyline. Additionally, Garces Events offers their services in nine exclusive unique locations while integrating their impeccable hospitality and award-winning cuisine.


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Coming Up on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus:


Kimmel Center Wedding Open House

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 12pm

Join us at our Wedding Open House and experience the unparalleled beauty of available spaces across our campus. Imagine your wedding underneath the stars in the Hamilton Rooftop Garden or dancing beneath the chandelier in the Academy of Music Ballroom!


Couples: come and tour our venue, speak to knowledgeable Kimmel Center representatives about YOUR special day, and discuss culinary options with Garces Events -- the Kimmel Center's exclusive culinary partner.


About Garces

Garces is a Philadelphia-based hospitality group specializing in personal dining experiences rooted in the rich cultural traditions and culinary vision of renowned Latin-American chef Jose Garces. Taking a heartfelt and creative approach to time-honored recipes and dishes, Garces, in partnership with New Orleans- based Ballard Brands, operates numerous restaurants including Amada, Distrito, Tinto, Village Whiskey, JG Domestic, Volvér, The Olde Bar, Buena Onda, Ortzi at the LUMA Hotel Times Square, Okatshe, Olón and Bar Olón at Tropicana Atlantic City, Amada and Distrito Cantina in the Ocean Resort Casino and Stella in New Hope, PA. The group also operates Garces Events, a full-service catering and event division; the Garces Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to Philadelphia’s underserved immigrant community; and Luna Farm, Chef Garces’ 40-acre farm in Bucks County, PA.


The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, our mission is to engage the region’s diverse communities with art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves more than 1 million guests per year and includes the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater- representing more than 160 years of rich history for the performing arts along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. We are home to eight esteemed Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, we are the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. Our Cultural Campus serves as a preeminent and inclusive place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of our region by cultivating a creative and socially-responsible environment where our community shares experiences that are delivered with pride, integrity, and respect. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we collaborate on, present, and produce a broad range of relevant and meaningful events, we serve as an active gathering space for social and community events, we educate the region’s young people through access to quality arts experiences, and we provide support to artists in the creation of new work. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is our proud sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2019-2020 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit


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Media Contact:

Shana Saddic

Cashman & Associates

215-627-1060 (o)

610-937-9977 (m)


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