The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection is a hotel wedding venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It began as the City Hall Annex in 1926, and has since been renovated to feature new, modern accommodations. This historic venue is the ideal location for a variety of events, and has a strong, attentive event team that will give you the most amazing and stress-free experience possible.
Facilities and Capacity
The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection is a venue of style and elegance, ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and many other special occasions. Recent renovations and excellent interior design provide the venue with stunning bronze and marble accents, lending a great classic yet contemporary setting for your event. There are two spacious 3,000-square-foot ballroom spaces, with the ability to accommodate approximately 200-220 guests. No matter your vision, this gorgeous historic, yet modern venue could be the perfect space for you to celebrate.
When hosting your event at The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection, you and your guests will surely have a magical experience. With experienced and attentive on-site catering and event managers, each and every detail of your event will be accounted for. Enjoy delicious menu options, luxurious guest room accommodations, and many other amazing services that are sure to enhance your experience. Some of the other specific event services this hotel venue offers are:
The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection was formerly known as Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Qwalyne · Married on 05/26/2019
My husband and I were married here in May 2019, shortly before the property was rebranded as The Notary Hotel. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. My husband and I are both from Philly, but we currently live in California. It was really important for us to have a "Philly wedding." The location and decor of this hotel couldn't be beat. Angela and Nicole were such a pleasure to work with and our big day went off without a hitch. Also, it was so practical hosting our ceremony, reception, and hotel room block in one venue. We're Bonvoy Gold members and the service we received was everything we've come to expect from Marriott. The food was delicious and our suite was amazing.Sent on 07/13/2019
At first we were a little disappointed to have our ceremony and reception in the same ballroom with a gap between the two, due to construction taking place in the hotel at the time, but Angela worked hard to make up for it in other ways and we were so grateful. At the end of the day, our wedding was spectacular and our guests had a great time.
If you're having your wedding here, or any Marriott property, I advise you to get one of the Bonvoy credit cards and use it for all of your payments to the hotel. The points you'll earn will go along way to covering your honeymoon nights.
Nikkita · Married on 05/04/2018
We chose to have our wedding here in June and we cannot express just how happy we were with this choice. While everything was fantastic and beyond our expectations, the MVP of this event was definitely Angela, our wedding coordinator at the Courtyard. She was the most organized coordinator one could hope for and *always* on top of everything. She emailed us questions when necessary and chased us when we forgot to answer one. She was in 20 places at once and made sure everything went according to plan. If Marvel makes a movie about a super hero whose ability is freakishly on point wedding coordination, Angela will star.Sent on 06/10/2018
That said a few other points worth noting:
1) The chef is phenomenal – the food was delicious far beyond what I expected from a hotel kitchen. He was super fun to work with at the tasting and everyone raved about the food at the wedding. Tip – go for the lamb and sea bass.
2) This is unlike other Courtyards and feels more like a well renovated historic hotel. The rooms and hallways are elegant and the bridal suite was gorgeous – we hosted a bridal party there with 15 and it easily could have fit more. The room and hallways decorations are REALLY nice and give this hotel a very classy vibe.
3) You really get your money’s worth here – it’s Courtyard prices (lower than the high end Marriott brands) but because of the nature of this specific Courtyard, you get quality a lot closer to the J.W. Marriott brand in quality and décor.
4) The staff that supported our wedding behind the scenes were all extremely competent and pleasant. Whenever we needed anything, from a suggestion of where to get a cheese platter to some muscle to move boxes around, they were immediately on hand to help out, with a smile. Frankly I don’t know if I’ve ever dealt with a more friendly hotel staff. City of Brotherly Love!
Sonia · Married on 03/10/2018
Everything about this venue was fantastic! The location has all the old charm of Philadelphia, the feel of a boutique hotel, and a beautiful modern event space. It's right across the street from City Hall too, which is great for photos. The value is incredible for being right in the heart of the city and being the only wedding at the hotel for your specific date.Sent on 03/22/2018
From start to finish, my experience with the event team was fantastic. I booked with Nicole, and she made sure to answer all my questions prior to booking the event and even arranged for multiple visits so that my parents could see the space before we booked. I had multiple events for my wedding weekend, and our event coordinator Angela, and the Maitre D', George, made sure everything went perfectly! Angela worked with me and my mom to coordinate every last detail of the weekend, and she made sure she was available to me the entire weekend in case there were any last minute problems that popped up. She was incredibly organized and thought of everything we would possibly need for the big day. We couldn't have planned everything without her! George was also fantastic! He made sure the ceremony space was exactly what I wanted, including building out a larger stage for our ceremony, and made sure to check-in with me throughout the weekend to make sure I was happy with everything. The team at the Courtyard Marriott made me feel truly special and I could not have asked for a better weekend!
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Great staff to work an event with.
It is always a pleasure to work with the staff at the Courtyard. Steve and Company and the Courtyard were selected to work with David Tutera on the My Fair Wedding television program. The night was a blast and went off without a glitch. This was mainly due to the professionals at the Marriott. The management staff always have every person performing at his or her best, the hotel is immaculate and the location is perfect Always a pleasure!!!
Our band performed a wedding at The Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown in October, 2010. I must say that this is a wonderful venue with extremely helpful and great staff to work with. The service was excellent. We highly recommend them for any wedding or event! Kathy Straley, Toga Party Band LLC