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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 up to 200 guests. No matter your vision, this gorgeous historic, yet modern venue could be the perfect space for you to celebrate.

Services Offered
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:

  • Setup/cleanup
  • Cake
  • Get-ready rooms
  • Lighting/sound
  • Catering
  • Wireless internet

The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection was formerly known as Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown.

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


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

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

Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?


Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

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?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?

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Raina S. Sent on 11/30/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond our wildest expectations!

2020 has been a really tough year. Easily the biggest highlight for us was our wedding which just preceded the onset of the COVID pandemic. And we will be eternally thankful to the Notary Hotel for providing an amazing environment for our welcome lunch and most importantly, our ceremony! The lunch was really terrific—Julia, Angela and the whole team walked through everything with us and Chef did a phenomenal job accommodating both our vegetarian and non-vegetarian guests with a delicious spread including a lot of local Philadelphia treats. The ceremony was seamless—the Notary team did a fantastic job interfacing with our event coordinator and vendors so we didn’t need to worry about a thing except walking down the aisle! Our guests were thrilled to stay in a beautiful, historic and newly renovated hotel—it just made things so easy for us.

Thank you so much for everything and we’d highly recommend the Notary to any couples (or anyone else!) looking for an event venue.

Raina and Ben
Elizabeth Sent on 10/16/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!! :)
Qwalyne Sent on 07/13/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Wedding!

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.

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.
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Julia Spieler
Julia Spieler
Sr. Catering Sales Executive

Julia is the Sr. Catering Sales Executive at The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection. She has over 10 years of experience in hospitality including hotels, gaming facilities, food and beverage, and restaurants. She loves weddings most of all and is excited to help you with your big day!

Daniel Sabatano
Daniel Sabatano
Sr. Catering Sales Executive

Dan is an experienced Catering Sales Executive who has worked at a variety of properties and brands accross the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio. New to the Notary Hotel in 2022 Dan is excited to craft weddings at such a beautiful destination. Dan works with couples to understand their vision and bring that vision to life!

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David Cohen Classical & Flamenco Guitar David Cohen Classical & Flamenco Guitar Wedding Musicians

Great staff to work an event with.

Steve and Company DJ's Steve and Company DJ's Wedding DJs

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!!!

Toga Party Band Toga Party Band Wedding Bands

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


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