Why the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia Is the Perfect Venue for Your Big Day
By Kristin Detterline| September 13, 2017 |
Fanciful floral walls and custom cakes offer the finest finishing touches at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia.
Nicol Floral Design's flower walls are a chic addition to receptions.
Some settings in Philadelphia have the power to transport you to other times and places. With its grand facade, marble columns and iconic glass dome, the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia could easily be mistaken for a Roman temple instead of one of the city’s chicest hotels and most exclusive places to host a wedding. Still reveling in the newness of last year’s $50 million renovation, including the Grand Ballroom’s subdued shades of gray and centerpiece crystal chandelier, the Ritz-Carlton is touting a few first-to-Philly wedding exclusives. The property partnered with Nicol Floral Design to create their own petal-packed ower walls for brides to enjoy on the big day.
In the Grand Ballroom, the updated color scheme complements the building's original marble columns.
The Ritz-Carlton has also sweetened the dessert offerings by teaming with Van Earl French Jr., chef and owner of Langhorne’s Van Earl’s Cakes and contestant on the Food Network’s Cake Wars, for custom cake flavors and designs. Brides and grooms meet French after their private tasting with chef Patrick Morrison for the main menu roughly six weeks before the wedding. Senior Catering Sales Manager Dayna M. Leaventon (whose favorite cake flavor is sweet potato cake with cream cheese buttercream and salted caramel buttercream) says it’s the Ritz-Carlton’s ability to offer such elevated personalized service that sets them apart in the Philly wedding world. “From the beginning to the end of planning, we do everything possible to make our couples feel special,” she says. 10 Avenue of the Arts, 215.523.8000, ritzcarlton.com/philadelphia