Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts allows you to create a top notch performance for your wedding day. Feel like a celebrity on your wedding day by taking the stage with views of the Academy of the Arts. Built in the mid 1850s, The Kimmel Center encompasses Philadelphia’s artistic history with a variety of eclectic spaces.
Kimmel Center Venue Spaces
The Kimmel Center showcases four different areas to celebrate your wedding day. For your “I Do’s,” share your moment in the Kimmel Center’s most popular ballroom: Hamilton Garden. On top of the building, the unique atrium features soaring, geometric window structures. You will feel on top of the world as you strut through the atrium and overlook the city. This private area displays breathtaking views of the Philadelphia skyline, a setting to make any day feel magical. At night, LED lighting illuminates the area to wow you and your guests even more. Onlookers from below can see the lit up garden atop the center.
Have your wedding under the sun or stars at the Hamilton Garden’s glass box structure. This structure keeps the atrium accessible year round. Its climate control settings allow you and your guests to celebrate in the vaulted glass dome any time of the year. No need to worry about the weather when booking your “outdoor” ceremony at The Kimmel Center!
Academy of Music Ballroom
The Kimmel Center also offers another option for brides and grooms looking for a more traditional ballroom setting. The Academy of Music Ballroom overlooks the Avenue of the Arts in Philadelphia. Wrapping in its ties to the theater, this ballroom oozes elegance. The ornate details and glittering chandeliers will stun your guests as they enter. Gilded, luxurious walls surround the venue and transport you to a different time. The Academy of Music Ballroom has hosted parties and weddings for the last 160 years! Through careful renovations and maintenance, the Kimmel Center has taken care to preserve this magnificent ballroom.
Looking for a more theatrical wedding venue? The Perelman Theater can be exactly that. Take center stage with your partner and enjoy the sounds of applause from the stands below. The lower level seats can be completely flattened to create a space for eating, drinking, or dancing. Your wedding day will feel like a top production with you as the star when you choose the Perelman Theater for your ceremony or reception.
Last but definitely not least, The Kimmel Center’s Plaza is another extraordinary area for a wedding. Beneath the center’s fully glass ceiling, The Plaza is a perfect spot to hold your grand wedding. Along with the awe-inspiring ceiling, The venue shows off its grandeur in The Plaza’s architecture. Host up to 750 guests in this breathtaking room.
Garces Catering at The Kimmel Center
Along with the center’s ambiance, the center’s staff does an amazing job from beginning to end. The Kimmel Center’s staff is set to put on only the best performances, and that includes producing your wedding day. They pair up with Garces Catering, the exclusive catered for the center to give the best service and cuisine. Led by award-winning chef Jose Garces, Garces Catering creates unique menus to fit your ideal palette.
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