Philadelphia is known for its American history. While there are many parts of Philadelphia that exemplify its history, there is one in particular we love: The Bellevue Hotel in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. In the heart of Philadelphia, patrons of the Bellevue Hotel find themselves in the original “luxury hotel.” George C. Boldt, “The Father of the Modern American Hotel” pioneered the idea of a luxury hotel; delicious cuisine, impeccable service and a social setting where all locals and visitors could gather. He envisioned the Grand Ballroom as “the most magnificent in the world, no matter what the cost.”
The Bellevue has certainly lived up to those expectations over the years. As a historic hotel, it is also thought that the Bellevue was the first fully-electrified building in the country. Thomas Edison designed the original lighting for the entire building.
Directly in Center City, the Bellevue draws in guests with beautiful views inside and out. Within the hotel there are three main wedding venues: XIX Pearl Room, the Rose Garden Ballroom, and the Grand Ballroom. These rooms have beautiful architectural design and modern furnishing. Each room provides wonderful backdrops for wedding photos. Lisa McGraw, The Bellevue Hotel’s Senior Event Sales Manager, tells us that their clients love the balconies off the XIX Pearl Room and the staircase in the Grand Ballroom for photos.
With such an exquisite venue, The Bellevue Hotel’s staff also works extremely hard to make sure they can assist brides and grooms. Couples are invited in for a personalized tasting and help from the staff on picking their catering options. Seasoned sales, marketing, and event staff members assist clients every step of the way to ensure couples have the perfect day.
Lisa also gave us some tips on how couples should go about finding a venue.
She informs that couples should make a list of priorities. If a specific venue is your priority, it is easier to book when your wedding date it also flexible. Let the first two or three priorities guide your decision making. Recently, Lisa has also seen some interesting wedding trends she wanted to share. ” Traditional but timeless details are making their way back into the spotlight. Couples are loving Manhattans, Clover Clubs and Kir Royales as their signature cocktails. Many are also celebrating with heavier cocktail receptions and lighter dinners.” These trends mesh perfectly with a setting like the Bellevue, that always strives to combine timeless luxury and modern style.
The Bellevue Hotel is the perfect wedding venue for couples looking for elegance, history, and luxury. Any couple will find themselves celebrating in style when they book the Bellevue for their wedding. Congratulations to the Bellevue Hotel for winning Philadelphia Wedding’s Editor’s Choice Award!