The Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia – A Romantic, Historical Wedding Venue

Looking for a revolutionary wedding venue with historical charm and luxurious modern conveniences? One with as much personality and history as you and your love story? The Hotel Monaco, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this unique, award-winning, and globally-inspired venue is perfect for hosting your unforgettable wedding venue.

About the Hotel Monaco

Located in historical Philadelphia, near hip bars, boutiques, eateries and world-famous attractions, the Hotel Monaco includes 268 guest rooms, 13,000 square feet of meeting space, a charming neighborhood restaurant, rooftop lounge, and splendid ballroom. It was rated one of the Best Hotels in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report in 2017, and recognized with AAA’s Four Diamond Award, also in 2017.

Located across the street from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the Hotel Monaco is surrounded by historical sites of interest, and amazing places to explore, from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Old City Historic District, to the Franklin Institute and Adventure Aquarium.

Venue Spaces

The Hotel Monaco welcomes up to 200 guests.

Lafayette Ballroom: This grand yet chic lobby level ballroom features natural lighting and is perfect for your wedding ceremony and/or celebration. Contemporary teardrop crystal chandeliers and a bold geometric floor pattern in the hardwood floors exude romance and elegance. The ballroom looks out toward Independence National Historic Park and offers multiple lighting options to transform your reception space into a magical wonderland in which you and your guests can dance the night away.

Stratus Rooftop Lounge: Located a soaring eleven stories above Philadelphia, this stunning rooftop space was specially crafted by Los Angeles designer Gulla Jonsdottir, who incorporated lush textures and moveable walls into the trendy yet comfortable space. The Stratus Rooftop Lounge is divided into a large outdoor patio, an indoor bar, and the Vapor and Mist pavilions.

Hotel Monaco Pricing and Other Information

Set up time may start one hour prior to the beginning of the event, and all events must end by 1:00 am. The Hotel Monaco offers six hours of event time for evening weddings, and five hours for daytime weddings, not including set up and clean up time. Couples also have the option of selecting a ceremony-only wedding. The Hotel Monaco is not available for weekday weddings.

There is no rental fee for the wedding ceremony and reception, but a food and beverage minimum applies to all events. The Hotel Monaco provides alcohol and catering, which is customized to each event.

Average wedding costs at the Hotel Monaco-Philadelphia is estimated to be between $23,361-$37,272 for a 100-guest ceremony and reception.

Hotel Monaco Photography Opportunities

Just as with real estate, location is crucial when it comes to selecting a wedding venue, and the Hotel Monaco has one of the best locations in the world—especially when it comes to wedding photography! Historical Philadelphia, where the Hotel Monaco is nestled, provides endless opportunities for history buffs and their creative wedding photographer to capture a plethora of unique, unforgettable photos.

Inside the Hotel Monaco, there are even more gorgeous backdrops—a mix of classic elegance with modern flair—that is sure to wow your guests and help you create the wedding photos of your dreams!

At Tami and Ryan Photography, our goal is to help you capture the most precious memories from your special day so that you can relive them whenever you want. Our modus operandi is to start by building a trusting relationship with our couples so that we truly get to know you and your unique personalities and love story.

In other words, we don’t just want to take gorgeous photographs for you, we want to help you create an unforgettable wedding experience! We are well-acquainted with the Hotel Monaco and the surrounding neighborhood, and would love to combine our expertise with your desires to create truly one-of-a-kind memories and photographs that will last a lifetime.

If you dream of hosting your wedding in Philadelphia’s Old City, with Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell just down the street, Hotel Monaco will fulfill your every wish to a tee. This exquisite building blends old and new, classic architecture with contemporary finishes.

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