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.
33 Reviews for The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Elizabeth · Married on 09/21/2019
Gorgeous City Wedding
My Husband and I were so happy that we chose The Notary Hotel as our Venue for our Wedding Day!! Not only was the building and surrounding areas so great for pictures but our out of town guests loved all the close attractions that they were able to visit!! Working with Angie Schembs -Smith was such a pleasure! She was incredibly sweet, super responsive and made sure we had everything that we needed to make our day the best day ever! We also have to add that Nicole Trotter who originally showed us the Hotel was wonderful as well!! She made us feel so at home that we immediately knew this was the place for our wedding day!! Thank you so much again Angie and Nicole!! Our day was perfect!! :)Sent on 10/16/2019
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!
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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