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Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

401 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, PA
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(215) 931-4251

About Us

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

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  • Samantha Serekin is THE best! She is so attentive, friendly, and exceeds all of your expectations. My husband and I worked with her to secure our wedding room block. She worked with us for a while, as we had to reschedule our wedding due to the pandemic. She responds to all of your emails promptly, and is always happy to jump on a call if need be. I would highly recommend her for your wedding planning needs. Her and her staff ensured all of our needs were met prior to our arrival. I'm sad to not be working with her directly anymore, but I really hope I have the opportunity to work with her in the future. Thank you over and over! You made our wedding process that much easier!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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

    $ 8,250.00

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

    $ 5,500.00

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


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

    $ 750.00

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

    $ 750.00

    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?

    $ 30.00

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    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

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