REAL STORIES: A Contemporary Chic Wedding at the Kimmel Center

June 18, 2013 ,
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When it comes to sensational, statement-making wedding venues in Philadelphia, the newly renovated Dorrance H. Hamilton Garden at the Kimmel Center is an absolute WINNER. Located just five blocks south of historic City Hall, the Kimmel Center takes up an entire city block and is comprised of two theaters, Verizon Hall and Perelman Theater. Both theaters are completely encapsulated by a giant glass enclosure that leaves light and airy indoor plazas, terraces and spaces for the city’s most fabulous events. But it’s the Hamilton Garden perched high atop the Perelman Theater that is just PERFECT for today’s sophisticated urban weddings.

{Photos courtesy of Sweetwater Portraits by Julie Melton}

The Hamilton Garden is a modern, rooftop terrace that once could only host weddings during cooler months. But now, the fully-enclosed and blissfully air-conditioned space is able to host weddings year-round in comfort and style.  To be fair, we have loved the rooftop garden for years and despite the former heat issue, we have designed many dramatic events in the space over the years, beginning with the grand opening celebration when we were setting up tables while construction workers were still building the place around us!  But now, with its stunning improvements, we love the Hamilton Garden even more! Right down to the sexy, delicious food catered by Garces Catering, the catering division from Iron Chef and celebrated restauranteur Jose Garces.

As you can see from these images from our clients’ wedding,  this savvy bridal couple managed to blend the best of Philadelphia  tradition with the contemporary chic of the Kimmel Center.


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{Photos by Sweetwater Portraits by Julie Melton}