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The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia’s soaring ceilings, majestic columns, and gracious staircases create an unforgettable ambiance that is the perfect destination for weddings. The ballrooms and other unique spaces throughout the hotel can be personalized to meet your desires, including the balcony that overlooks the picture-perfect lobby rotunda.

21

Event Rooms

28106 SQ FT

Total Event Space

600

Capacity Largest Space

6

Breakout Rooms

WEDDINGS

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Tell us about your wedding, then we'll contact you and plan it together.

The Grand Ballroom - Social Setting

Weddings & Occasions

A magnificent landmark reminiscent of the Pantheon in Rome

Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.
Multi-purpose event space with neutral, contemporary design
A city landmark revered for its soaring ceilings, marbled columns and sweeping staircases
Featuring the city's most experienced wedding planning team
A unique balcony with gleaming bronze-railed mezzanine and breathtaking views of The Rotunda
From intimate venues for romantic ceremonies to timeless ballrooms for dinner receptions

Romantic Philadelphia Ballrooms

Set within a former bank building inspired by the Pantheon, this Philadelphia hotel was destined for weddings. Ceremonies and receptions can be hosted in beautiful venues including the 600-person Grand Ballroom, a balcony overlooking the rotunda, and a former restaurant space that retains its historic charm and Philadelphia views.

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Wedding Advisor

We offer the most comprehensive wedding services and seek to help you shape your vision of your entire wedding celebration. From planning your shower and selecting your dinner menu to create the perfect martini night for the bachelor party and organizing the farewell brunch, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia wedding planning team works to orchestrate a seamless series of absolutely perfect events. Starting with choosing your ceremony and reception site, we will assist you in selecting one of our Philadelphia wedding locations, whether you prefer a formal gala in one of our ballrooms or the charming ambiance of The Exchange event space. Our wedding planner will work with you to manage and coordinate with your vendors, including the musical accompaniment, floral, and photography, as well as overseeing menu, linen, and dessert selections. Let us assist you in making your Philadelphia wedding dreams come true.

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Wedding Advisor Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a list of preferred vendors?
Yes, your wedding professional can offer a list of preferred vendors.

How are they selected?
Vendors are selected by long-standing reputation and/or an extraordinary record of excellence at hotel events.

May I use outside vendors?
You may use outside vendors for your music, wedding cake, flowers, and photographers. Contact your wedding professional for more details.

What kind of music is available?
Your personal wedding professional can help select the perfect musical accompaniment. Choices include a harpist, saxophonists, classical duos or quartets, jazz or salsa bands, or a DJ.

How do I arrange for flowers?
Our preferred florist will prepare a range of seasonal arrangements, centerpieces, bouquets, headdresses, corsages, and buttonholes.

May I take wedding pictures at The Ritz-Carlton if my wedding is to be held elsewhere?
No, we reserve photography privileges for couples whose weddings or receptions are held at The Ritz-Carlton.

Do we have our ceremony at the hotel?
That depends entirely on your vision of your wedding day and your preferences. If you wish to have the ceremony here, your planner will work with you to help answer your questions and plan the event.

Are you able to recommend ceremony officiants?
Yes, from a number of backgrounds to accommodate any faith or preference.

Are you able to accommodate different ethnic and religious traditions that call for elaborate setups?
Yes, and do so with great regularity.

How do out-of-town guests make reservations?
Your sales manager and planner will work with you to help assist you in procuring sleeping rooms.

Are there special room rates for wedding guests?
For family and friends of the wedding party, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia will be happy to quote preferential rates for the week of the event. The rate will depend on the occupancy of the hotel at the time the room block is reserved. 

Do the bride and groom get a complimentary room for the wedding night?
The hotel provides a complimentary suite for the bride and groom on the night of their wedding. The complimentary suite is offered with a minimum of 25 guests in attendance at the reception.

What is required by the state of Pennsylvania and the county of Philadelphia for a legal wedding ceremony?
To legally marry in the Philadelphia area, a couple must obtain a marriage license. The couple must apply for their license in person. The couple must wait three days before they can marry. The license is valid for 60 days. The couple must present their Social Security card along with a driver's license, birth certificate, or passport.

What do I need to know before contacting the hotel? 
You should know the estimated number of guests, a date, and an approximate budget for your event. If possible, choose a few alternate dates in case your first choice is not available.

How far in advance should I reserve the date? 
Although The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia often fills the most popular dates as far as two years in advance. Saturday evenings typically book up first with more flexibility Friday evenings and Sundays. Contact the hotel for more information about available dates.

What weather should I expect at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia?
Weather is seasonal. Please contact the concierge for more details.

On what are the deposits based and when are they due?
Deposits are based on anywhere from 15 - 20% of the combined food and beverage minimum, plus the rental fees for the event space reserved. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Two months prior to your event, 50% of the estimated charges are due, and the estimated final balance is due fourteen business days prior to your event.

When do I need to tell The Ritz-Carlton exactly how many guests will be attending my wedding?
The catering department must be notified of the exact number of guests attending a function at least 1 week prior to the start of the event. This will be considered a guarantee, for which you will be charged, even if fewer guests attend the function.

Are there any other suggestions for planning my wedding?
Create a wedding binder. Clip pictures from magazines and make notes about what you have liked at other weddings. This will help you select your flowers, cake, room décor, and other special touches to make your wedding uniquely yours.

May I hold my ceremony and/or reception outside?
No, we are unable to hold outside ceremonies/receptions.

Do I need a wedding coordinator?
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia provides a Special Events manager to coordinate all aspects of your special day and will be on-site the day of the wedding.

What does The Ritz-Carlton provide for weddings and receptions?
The Ritz-Carlton provides all food and beverages, tables and chairs, champagne table linens, silverware, glasses, a dance floor, and staging for your event. The rental of a ceremony location includes chair set-up and staging as well as rehearsal time for the ceremony. This also includes an on-site Wedding Specialist to greet and assist your guests.

What other services or items can The Ritz-Carlton provide for my event?
The Ritz-Carlton can provide a wide range of specialty items to help you personalize your events, such as Chiavari chairs, specialty linens, specialty base plates, and menu cards. We can also assist you with welcome baskets, bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts, and a variety of other special amenities to help add that personal touch to your wedding. Costs for all items vary.

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Social Celebrations

The Perfect Venue To Plan a Party in Philadelphia

Unique spaces, catering inspired by local offerings and experts who are passionate about creating unforgettable celebrations are the foundation of every event at this Philadelphia hotel. Venues are available for fundraising galas, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthdays, retirements and other special occasions and include a private dining room, a balcony overlooking the rotunda and the Grand Ballroom ideal for large celebrations.

The Grand Ballroom Foyer
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Grand Ballroom 79x79x18 6241 240 225 64 74 600 400
Grand Ballroom Prefunction 89.9x19.8x23 1942 - - - - - -
Petite Ballroom 57x54x13.6 3078 80 90 50 48 250 200
Petite Ballroom Prefunction 51x52x15 2652 - - - - - -
Plaza Ballroom 56x35x12 1960 100 64 44 45 150 100
Plaza Prefunction 54x13x12 702 - - - - - -
Pavilion 54x18x13.6 972 90 48 48 45 90 50
Hamilton Room 24x14x12 336 - - - - - -
The Exchange 39x94x17 2590 - - - - - -
Arden Room 34x18x14.6 612 45 24 24 21 40 30
Mellon Room 28x22x14.6 616 45 24 24 21 40 30
Arden/Mellon Balcony 75x18.7x14.6 1402.5 - - 40 - 120 70
Betsy Ross 41x15x16.9 615 45 18 24 21 45 30
William Penn 39x14x9 546 40 18 20 21 35 30
Liberty 53x16.75x9 887.75 75 39 26 39 50 40
Independence 41x15x16.9 615 45 18 24 21 45 30
Constitution 39x14x16.9 546 40 18 20 21 35 30
John Hancock 26.6x17x9 452.2 - - 14 - - -
John Adams 26.5x17x9 450.5 - - 14 - - -
Thomas Jefferson 26.5x17x9 450.5 - - 14 - - -
Benjamin Franklin 27.5x16x9 440 - - 14 - - -
Grand Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
79x79x18
Area (sq.ft)
6241
Theater
240
Schoolroom
225
Conference
64
U-Shape
74
Reception
600
Banquet
400
Grand Ballroom Prefunction
Dimensions (LxWxH)
89.9x19.8x23
Area (sq.ft)
1942
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Petite Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
57x54x13.6
Area (sq.ft)
3078
Theater
80
Schoolroom
90
Conference
50
U-Shape
48
Reception
250
Banquet
200
Petite Ballroom Prefunction
Dimensions (LxWxH)
51x52x15
Area (sq.ft)
2652
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Plaza Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
56x35x12
Area (sq.ft)
1960
Theater
100
Schoolroom
64
Conference
44
U-Shape
45
Reception
150
Banquet
100
Plaza Prefunction
Dimensions (LxWxH)
54x13x12
Area (sq.ft)
702
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Pavilion
Dimensions (LxWxH)
54x18x13.6
Area (sq.ft)
972
Theater
90
Schoolroom
48
Conference
48
U-Shape
45
Reception
90
Banquet
50
Hamilton Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
24x14x12
Area (sq.ft)
336
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
The Exchange
Dimensions (LxWxH)
39x94x17
Area (sq.ft)
2590
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Arden Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
34x18x14.6
Area (sq.ft)
612
Theater
45
Schoolroom
24
Conference
24
U-Shape
21
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Mellon Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
28x22x14.6
Area (sq.ft)
616
Theater
45
Schoolroom
24
Conference
24
U-Shape
21
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Arden/Mellon Balcony
Dimensions (LxWxH)
75x18.7x14.6
Area (sq.ft)
1402.5
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
40
U-Shape
-
Reception
120
Banquet
70
Betsy Ross
Dimensions (LxWxH)
41x15x16.9
Area (sq.ft)
615
Theater
45
Schoolroom
18
Conference
24
U-Shape
21
Reception
45
Banquet
30
William Penn
Dimensions (LxWxH)
39x14x9
Area (sq.ft)
546
Theater
40
Schoolroom
18
Conference
20
U-Shape
21
Reception
35
Banquet
30
Liberty
Dimensions (LxWxH)
53x16.75x9
Area (sq.ft)
887.75
Theater
75
Schoolroom
39
Conference
26
U-Shape
39
Reception
50
Banquet
40
Independence
Dimensions (LxWxH)
41x15x16.9
Area (sq.ft)
615
Theater
45
Schoolroom
18
Conference
24
U-Shape
21
Reception
45
Banquet
30
Constitution
Dimensions (LxWxH)
39x14x16.9
Area (sq.ft)
546
Theater
40
Schoolroom
18
Conference
20
U-Shape
21
Reception
35
Banquet
30
John Hancock
Dimensions (LxWxH)
26.6x17x9
Area (sq.ft)
452.2
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
14
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
John Adams
Dimensions (LxWxH)
26.5x17x9
Area (sq.ft)
450.5
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
14
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Thomas Jefferson
Dimensions (LxWxH)
26.5x17x9
Area (sq.ft)
450.5
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
14
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Benjamin Franklin
Dimensions (LxWxH)
27.5x16x9
Area (sq.ft)
440
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
14
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Grand Ballroom 24.1x24.1x5.5 579.8 240 225 64 74 600 400
Grand Ballroom Prefunction 27.4x6x7 180.4 - - - - - -
Petite Ballroom 17.4x16.5x4.1 286 80 90 50 48 250 200
Petite Ballroom Prefunction 15.5x15.8x4.6 246.4 - - - - - -
Plaza Ballroom 17.1x10.7x3.7 182.1 100 64 44 45 150 100
Plaza Prefunction 16.5x4x3.7 65.2 - - - - - -
Pavilion 16.5x5.5x4.1 90.3 90 48 48 45 90 50
Hamilton Room 7.3x4.3x3.7 31.2 - - - - - -
The Exchange 11.9x28.6x5.2 240.6 - - - - - -
Arden Room 10.4x5.5x4.4 56.9 45 24 24 21 40 30
Mellon Room 8.5x6.7x4.4 57.2 45 24 24 21 40 30
Arden/Mellon Balcony 22.9x5.7x4.4 130.3 - - 40 - 120 70
Betsy Ross 12.5x4.6x5.2 57.1 45 18 24 21 45 30
William Penn 11.9x4.3x2.7 50.7 40 18 20 21 35 30
Liberty 16.2x5.1x2.7 82.5 75 39 26 39 50 40
Independence 12.5x4.6x5.2 57.1 45 18 24 21 45 30
Constitution 11.9x4.3x5.2 50.7 40 18 20 21 35 30
John Hancock 8.1x5.2x2.7 42 - - 14 - - -
John Adams 8.1x5.2x2.7 41.9 - - 14 - - -
Thomas Jefferson 8.1x5.2x2.7 41.9 - - 14 - - -
Benjamin Franklin 8.4x4.9x2.7 40.9 - - 14 - - -
Grand Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
24.1x24.1x5.5
Area (sq.mt)
579.8
Theater
240
Schoolroom
225
Conference
64
U-Shape
74
Reception
600
Banquet
400
Grand Ballroom Prefunction
Dimensions (LxWxH)
27.4x6x7
Area (sq.mt)
180.4
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Petite Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.4x16.5x4.1
Area (sq.mt)
286
Theater
80
Schoolroom
90
Conference
50
U-Shape
48
Reception
250
Banquet
200
Petite Ballroom Prefunction
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.5x15.8x4.6
Area (sq.mt)
246.4
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Plaza Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.1x10.7x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
182.1
Theater
100
Schoolroom
64
Conference
44
U-Shape
45
Reception
150
Banquet
100
Plaza Prefunction
Dimensions (LxWxH)
16.5x4x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
65.2
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Pavilion
Dimensions (LxWxH)
16.5x5.5x4.1
Area (sq.mt)
90.3
Theater
90
Schoolroom
48
Conference
48
U-Shape
45
Reception
90
Banquet
50
Hamilton Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.3x4.3x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
31.2
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
The Exchange
Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.9x28.6x5.2
Area (sq.mt)
240.6
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Arden Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.4x5.5x4.4
Area (sq.mt)
56.9
Theater
45
Schoolroom
24
Conference
24
U-Shape
21
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Mellon Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5x6.7x4.4
Area (sq.mt)
57.2
Theater
45
Schoolroom
24
Conference
24
U-Shape
21
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Arden/Mellon Balcony
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22.9x5.7x4.4
Area (sq.mt)
130.3
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
40
U-Shape
-
Reception
120
Banquet
70
Betsy Ross
Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.5x4.6x5.2
Area (sq.mt)
57.1
Theater
45
Schoolroom
18
Conference
24
U-Shape
21
Reception
45
Banquet
30
William Penn
Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.9x4.3x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
50.7
Theater
40
Schoolroom
18
Conference
20
U-Shape
21
Reception
35
Banquet
30
Liberty
Dimensions (LxWxH)
16.2x5.1x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
82.5
Theater
75
Schoolroom
39
Conference
26
U-Shape
39
Reception
50
Banquet
40
Independence
Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.5x4.6x5.2
Area (sq.mt)
57.1
Theater
45
Schoolroom
18
Conference
24
U-Shape
21
Reception
45
Banquet
30
Constitution
Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.9x4.3x5.2
Area (sq.mt)
50.7
Theater
40
Schoolroom
18
Conference
20
U-Shape
21
Reception
35
Banquet
30
John Hancock
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.1x5.2x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
42
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
14
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
John Adams
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.1x5.2x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
41.9
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
14
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Thomas Jefferson
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.1x5.2x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
41.9
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
14
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Benjamin Franklin
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.4x4.9x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
40.9
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
14
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • 35MM Projector
  • AV Technician
  • Microphone
  • Overhead Projector
  • TV
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video Camera
  • Wired Internet
Event Services
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Event Lighting
  • Locksmith
  • Message Service
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Blackboards
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Spotlights
  • Wall Charts
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Overnight Delivery/Pickup
  • Post/Parcel
  • Printers
  • F+B stations include protective sneeze guards
  • Meeting space capacities and configurations follow social distancing guidelines
  • Offers single serve F+B options
  • Third-party partners comply with MI cleanliness standards