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Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

Philadelphia, PA View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
30 reviews
$10k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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$10k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is an elegant modern wedding venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With its convenient city center location, this property offers a stylish setting for your ceremony and reception. Engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners are also welcomed here. Independence Square is just a short walk away, offering greenery and stately buildings for out-of-town guests to explore. Philadelphia International Airport is less than 20 minutes away from the hotel by car, ideal for those flying in to celebrate with you.

Facilities and Capacity

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel has three distinctive event spaces for to-be-weds to choose from, covering more than 3,300 square feet. It has a maximum capacity of 150 guests, with more intimate gatherings also being welcomed. The walls of the main hall, Magellan Ballroom, are lined with floor-to-ceiling windows, filling the space with natural light. This room can be divided into smaller settings for events of all sizes. The ballroom's neutral color scheme lends itself to any design theme. A get-ready room is available for the couple to use at their convenience, offering somewhere private they can relax with their party. Guests can stay overnight in the comfortable rooms and suites, before waking up refreshed and ready to explore the city of Philadelphia. The hotel is decorated throughout with comfortable lounge seating and unique artwork, encouraging visitors to feel at home.

Services Offered

Assistance is available from Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel's certified wedding planners. They are ready to help coordinate celebrations of all sizes and can help to set a budget, create a menu, and source vendors. Customized lighting can be arranged to further make the space your own. Catering is available from the hotel's in-house team for further convenience. They are happy to provide a buffet, hors d'oeuvres, and food stations, while a plated meal can also be arranged. The team here is happy to take care of setup and cleanup, leaving the to-be-weds free to enjoy their day. A selection of event rental items is provided by the hotel, including:

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Centerpieces
  • Tableware
  • Decor
  • Dance floor

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$8,250

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August

30 Reviews

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Recommended by 100% of couples
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  • Rachel
    Rachel Married on 04/16/2022
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    The best Philly wedding block hotel!

    We used the Renaissance for our wedding block which had to be rescheduled twice due to the pandemic. Samantha Serenkin was beyond helpful and so responsive throughout our planning period. Everyone who works at the Renaissance was incredibly friendly and helpful throughout the weekend, from the management team we interacted with to every front desk person, valet and housekeeping staff member. Samantha also made catering a breeze for our bridal party the morning of the wedding, our after party in the hotel lobby and our farewell continental breakfast. The hotel is in a perfect location for out of town guests as well to get to explore Philly. If you are looking for a center city room block, look no further!
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    Rachel C. Married on 04/16/2022
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    The perfect Philly wedding block hotel

    We used the Renaissance for our wedding block which had to be rescheduled twice due to the pandemic. Samantha Serenkin was beyond helpful and so responsive throughout our planning period. Everyone who works at the Renaissance was incredibly friendly and helpful throughout the weekend, from the management team we interacted with to every front desk person, valet and housekeeping staff member. Samantha also made catering a breeze for our bridal party the morning of the wedding, our after party in the hotel lobby and our farewell continental breakfast. The hotel is in a perfect location for out of town guests as well to get to explore Philly. If you are looking for a center city room block, look no further!
  • Emily
    Emily K. Married on 01/16/2022
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    An amazing Philadelphia wedding

    Sam and the whole Renaissance team are the BEST. They were incredibly flexible when we had to postpone twice due to Covid, and in the lead up to the big day Sam responded to all of my emails quickly and kept everything super organized. During the wedding weekend she coordinated with our vendors, which allowed me to really enjoy everything without worrying about all of the little details. The food and drinks were delicious, and the penthouse suite was amazing for getting ready and having a “home base” for our family and wedding party all weekend. We also were able to do photos across the street in Independence National Historical Park and in the funky lobby bar when it got too cold outside. Highly, highly recommend the Renaissance for anyone getting married in Philly!

Awards

  • 30
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Meeri & Nate
    75 photos · 09/29/2019

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Team

Samantha Serenkin
Samantha Serenkin
Catering Sales Manager

Hi, I'm Sam! I would love to get to know you and help plan your unique and beautiful day at the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.

I feel that each & every event is unique & deserves to be treated as such. I love creating a perfect day and look forward to planning with you!

Contact me for a tour at samantha.serenkin@marriott.com Looking forward to meeting you!

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Marry Me Philadelphia Marry Me Philadelphia Wedding Officiants

Our brides absolutely love their Omni weddings! It's a beautiful and classy location that's sure to bring magic to your special day! We love Omni!

Map

401 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106
2159314251
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Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel?

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

What are the most important characteristics of Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel for wedding events?

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel offer?

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel offer for wedding events?

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel have available for wedding events?

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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