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Kimmel Center Wedding Guide

You have decisions to make, dreams to fulfill, guests to impress. So let’s walk you through, step by step.

Choose a location

We think there’s no more beautiful place to get married than the Avenue of the Arts. The view here is bustling by day and sparkling by night, and parking and public transportation are at your feet. At the Kimmel Center, even diehard suburbanites and small-town relatives will feel at home. A very elegant home.

Consider the menu

“Venues across the Kimmel Center Campus have plenty of space for dancing and celebration, privacy, great views, and the added bonus of the acclaimed cuisine of Jose Garces” - Philadelphia Style

Garces Events is our exclusive caterer. You may know Jose Garces: Iron Chef, James Beard Award winner, author, and owner of a more than a dozen restaurants. His brilliant team will help you craft a menu that fits your personality as a couple.

Meet the staff

Our first job is to help you relax. Our wedding experts will sit down with you, listen carefully, offer honest opinions, and pay attention to every single detail.

P.S. Parents love us.

Decide on a venue

Contemporary. Classic. Bold. Can we help you choose?

Hamilton Rooftop Garden

“Elegant space, breathtaking views and catering by Jose Garces unite to make Hamilton Rooftop Garden the place to celebrate your special day” - Philadelphia Magazine

It’s stunning. It really is. This glass rooftop atrium, our most popular venue, offers an impressive view of the city and adds sparkle to every event. Invite up to 200 guests.

Academy of Music Ballroom

Shimmering chandeliers. Hand-gilded walls. The Ballroom, a proud throwback to an elegant era, has been called the most beautiful room in Philadelphia. Invite up to 150 guests.

Commonwealth Plaza

This public plaza is one of the most dramatic indoor spaces in Philadelphia, with a soaring 150-foot vaulted glass roof. A sophisticated, architectural backdrop for up to 750 guests.

Perelman Theater

Watch our turntable stage transform itself into a theatrical setting for your ceremony and smile graciously at your first standing ovation. Invite up to 250 guests.

Visit & pick a date 

We’re thrilled you’re considering the Kimmel Center. Three steps can help you get to know us.

  1. If you’re still researching, let’s start a no-commitment conversation here.
  2. If the timing’s right, visit our monthly Wedding Open Houses.
  3. Reach out to one of our event planners and review your dates. That’s important since most of our locations are booked well in advance.

See what others say

Our friends over at Wedding Wire have some kind words for our team.

The Knot also has some reviews if you wish to see what others have said about their wedding experience at the Kimmel Center.

According to Brides Magazine, Foodies will love our wedding venues for their big day

View photos from A Kimmel Center Wedding: Monica and Andrew

More for Meredith and James’ big day

Read about the winners of our Mamma Mia wedding giveaway Jayna Patel and Chip Schofield

View our photos on Pinterest by Garces Events

View photos of Rose Anna and Will

View more examples by Sweet Water Portraits

Need more inspiration? Call us! For rental rates and more info, call 215-790-5825 or submit an event inquiry online.

Our short video preview also offers a little more insight into how we do weddings at the Kimmel Center