4 Local Hotels That Are Perfect For Celebrating

By Jessica Green | September 28, 2015 | Food & Drink

From party to afterparty, these hotels set the stage for any festivity.

Choose from three event spaces and a bevy of locally sourced menu options at The Logan.

Choose from three event spaces and a bevy of locally sourced menu options at The Logan.

The Logan
The newest hotel at the former Four Seasons Hotel space offers three options for your next event: The Ballroom, the rooftop (coming in spring 2016), and The Stenton. The Stenton is a new space with views of Logan Square, an outdoor courtyard, and a private library. Urban Farmer, the in-house culinary team, creates special menus for every event, with all food coming from local sources. 1 Logan Sq., 215-963-1500

The Rittenhouse
A truly sophisticated party can be held at The Rittenhouse hotel. Weddings are often hosted in the Grand Ballroom, with room for up to 500 guests, while more intimate dinner parties can be held in the Parkview Suite, holding up to 90 and boasting sweeping views of Rittenhouse Square park. A plus for all events: Catering is done by in-house restaurant Lacroix, led by Executive Chef Jonathan Cichon, who creates an array of dishes from veal cheek to ruby shrimp with black quinoa. 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 215-546-9000

Sofitel Philadelphia
Enjoy French cuisine, stately décor, and impeccable service for your next soirée. A planner is assigned at the start of the process, helping you custom-arrange a room, schedule activities, and plan a meal full of specialties like gazpacho with pickled mushroom and smoked eggplant. On the day of, a concierge acts as your right-hand man (or woman), ensuring everything goes smoothly and you, the host, can enjoy your own party. 120 S. 17th St., 215-569-8300

Valley Forge Casino Resort
Valley Forge offers six rental options—including the newly renovated Independence Ballroom and the two-floor space aptly named The Venue—as well as its new restaurant, LP Steak. Opening this month, the upscale steakhouse is run by chef Luke Palladino. Party hosts can rent out the dining room, bar, or one of the private event rooms, all of which serve prime beef, veal, and seafood. 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia, 610-354-8118

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