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Danielle · Married on 08/04/2018
The Colonial Dames was a fantastic venue. I was looking for something small and unique in the city, and this fit every checkbox. Adrianna was great to work with. And Power Catering has worked at the venue many times before, making the pair absolutely perfect. We had a quick rehearsal the day before and Adrianna was there to make sure we had everything all set. Day of, she was great in making sure everything ran smoothly during set up and the event itself (and was very patient in all the questions family/moms had for her). I received so many compliments on the venue itself. It has so much character. We were able to do the ceremony outdoors, even though it had rained all morning. There is a smaller patch of turf, so we did the ceremony there so that no heels sunk into the grass! There's also the possibility of doing the ceremony indoors in the living room as well. With 80 people, there was ample room upstairs for 8 tables, the dj, and still a small dance floor area. There is a small room to the bride to get ready in, but it was a little too small for me, so I got ready at the Warwick just a block or two away. There's a small library on the first floor for the groom to get ready it. It's a great gem--small, but beautiful.Sent on 08/12/2018
Tim · Married on 08/26/2017
The Colonial Dames was the first place we found online and the first place we visited in person. Mere blocks from where my wife and I had our first date, we knew after about 5 minutes that this would be the perfect place for our wedding. Adriana was great to work with, the price of the venue was very affordable and all in all it was the perfect setting for our ~70 person wedding. We got so many comments from guests (including some Philly natives) who could not believe we had found such a beautiful place. Thank you again!Sent on 09/03/2017
Stephanie · Married on 05/19/2017
We cannot say enough good things about our experience having our wedding at Colonial Dames! We came across the site as we started searching the Philadelphia wedding scene for beautiful and historic venues. We both knew that we wanted a smaller wedding that felt intimate and uniquely ours. We weren’t looking for a big ballroom, a country club, or a traditional event/reception hall. Importantly, we also wanted the venue to reflect the beauty and history that we admire about Philadelphia. When we found Colonial Dames – it just felt right! We were pleasantly surprised to discover that this hidden gem is located in the heart of Rittenhouse, but with its lovely gardens and indoor/outdoor flow it has the power to make you feel just enough secluded from the big city. When we went to tour it our search stopped there – we loved it!Sent on 06/16/2017
Adriana, the event coordinator at Colonial Dames, is equally as lovely as the venue itself. She was so easy to work with throughout the whole planning process and was very organized and prepared the night of the wedding. It is clear that Adriana has been doing this for a long time and loves her job. Everything ran so smoothly because of the staff at Colonial Dames. We could not be happier with our wedding and we would highly recommend this location to anyone!
I Love, love, love this place. It seems like a secret garden in the city. Toni Anne (master gardener) does the garden and it is just beautiful! Perfect location for photos. It's the best of all worlds for a city wedding.