Love is in the air at one of Philadelphia’s most picturesque and award-winning wedding venues this Valentine’s Day Weekend. Garces Events and Kimmel Center Cultural Campus announce Vows with a View on Sunday, February 13, 2022. This intimate and all-inclusive micro-wedding and vows renewal experience comes complete with two exclusive hours at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Hamilton Rooftop Garden (300 S. Broad Street), voted Best of Weddings 2019 and Best of Weddings 2020 by The Knot. For a modern way to say, “I do,” this elopement package is a one-day-only event for up to 20 close friends and family members to toast the newlyweds with bubbles and bites from award-winning Garces Events team while overlooking the Avenue of the Arts in Center City.
The package leaves the details to the wedding experts at Garces. Vows with a View includes venue, views, officiant, photographer, florist, vows booklet, refreshments and unforgettable memories. Packages and time slots are first-come, first serve in two hour increments starting at 10:00am. Each package is $5,000, plus tax and administrative fee. For more information, visit the Kimmel Cultural Center website.
“It is a pleasure to partner with Garces Events year-round to produce standing-ovation worthy weddings and receptions for couples and their guests; yet through Vows with a View, we present all the exhilaration of a wedding on our Kimmel Cultural Campus,” said Matías Tarnopolsky, president and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc. “We excitedly welcome couples to our space for this unforgettable experience, since making memories together is at the core of what we do here on the Kimmel Cultural Campus, through moments of connection, artistry, and celebration.”
“Garces Events is thrilled to bring back Vows with a View at one of Philadelphia’s most iconic wedding venues,” said Garces Events Regional Direct Laura Fehrle. “Now, more than ever, micro-weddings are exploding in popularity as a solution that is unforgettable, intimate and accessible. Couples can leave all the details and planning up to our talented team. We want the happy couple to focus on their special day and starting a new life together – and we’re here to make it as easy and stress-free as possible.”
Vows with a View is the perfect option for all of the newly engaged couples who said yes over the holidays who want to get married on Valentine’s Weekend. It is also the perfect solution for those who have been looking for a mid-winter micro-wedding with all the details but without all the long-term planning.
For this year’s event, Vows will offer five couples two-hour increments starting at 10:00am, Noon, 2:00pm, 4:00pm and 6:00pm. The package includes a ceremony and reception in one of Philadelphia’s most celebrated wedding venues with unforgettable views from both the Hamilton Rooftop Garden and the Balcony overlooking Broad Street.
For each couple, the festivities will start in the Hamilton Garden, where the package will include a microphone, sound equipment, mahogany chiavari chairs with ivory cushions, and neutral ceremony decor by florist Devon and Pinkett. The florist will also provide one petite floral bouquet and one white boutonniere per couple. The ceremony will be officiated by a certified minister from Journeys of the Heart, who will also include a meeting prior to the event. Photographs will be taken and provided by Martin Reardon Photography, who will provide each couple with 50 digital high resolution images following their special day. Vows with a View also will include a personalized vow booklet by Chick Invitations, as a special keepsake from the day’s celebration.
Following the ceremony in Hamilton Garden, the couple and guests head to the breath-taking balcony and lounge overlooking City Hall and the Avenue of the Arts for lite bites and a champagne toast provided by Garces Events.
Sample selections will include a sweet and savory station, with Chef’s selection of imported cheese, truffle lavender honey, roasted garlic dulce de leche, cherry fig preserves, date walnut cake, red grapes, baguette, seasonal vegetable crudite with green goddess dressing, serrano ham wrapped figs with goat cheese and sherry reduction, Wagyu beef montadito with green chile, idiazabal cheese and romesco, marinated shrimp brochettes with garlic, lemon and parsley, bouchons topped with powdered sugar, and strawberry shortcake verrine with macerated strawberry, shortake and vanilla mousse.
After the short reception, the couple heads out to the Avenue of the Arts for iconic photos with City Hall behind them and in front of the Kimmel Center.
Pricing is $5,000 per time slot, plus tax and administrative fee. A maximum of 20 guests can be accommodated per ceremony. Spaces can be booked by calling Garces Wedding Sales Manager Samantha Gorman 267-284-7979 or emailing samantha.gorman@GarcesGroup.co