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Newlyweds dance at reception

The Big Day,
Big Reveal


Wedding stories: a behind-the-scenes glimpse

Take a walk down the aisle with some amazing couples who began their journey into wedded bliss with us right here at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia. Hear tales from their big event—from pre-wedding festivities to morning-after brunches—learning how each pair customized the day in a way that celebrated their individual style and vision. The team at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia enjoys nothing more than helping honor your love; they don't call us the City of Brotherly Love for nothing, after all.

Brandon and Jamin

From college roommates to partners for life, Brandon and Jamin had found love in Philadelphia and wanted a wedding venue to reflect their tastes...Somewhere eclectic, but still classic and short, a venue with character. Enter Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia: The perfect choice.

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Brandon and Jamin on Stratus Rooftop

Leah and Rob

Pennsylvania natives Leah and Rob built their lives together in Philadelphia, and when they started planning their big day, they looked to one of their favorite date destinations—featuring one of Philly's "hidden gems"—to host the summer wedding of their dreams.

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Leah and Rob on chairs for the hora

Jacqueline and Darby

Thanks to its Center City location, alongside on-site restaurant Red Owl Tavern and Stratus Rooftop Lounge, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia was a go-to date spot during Jacqueline and Darby's courtship. When the time came to choose a wedding venue, it was the ideal place to host them on their special day.

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Darby Kissing Jacqueline's hand

Stasia and William

Early in Stasia's move to Philly she met trainer and gym owner William in his Crossfit class. Were their elevated heart rates due to the tough workout or blossoming love? Maybe a little bit of both, and their love would continue to grow and eventually lead them to a wonderful wedding at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia.

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Newlyweds dance at reception

Brendan and Blake

A fortuitous power outage brought these two Penn State alum face-to-face (literally), and they've only had eyes for one another ever since.

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Brittany and Brandon

For Brittany and Brandon, tying the knot in Philadelphia was a big deal. The city that raised them, where they met, and where they fell in love. They immediately knew that Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia was the perfect fit for their special day.

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Bride and groom kissing in front of Philadelphia's City Hall building exterior

Aimee and Caleb

These high school sweethearts have lived in Philly since graduating from college in 2015 and knew it was the perfect city to host their special day. Though the pandemic could have thrown their plans into disarray, by choosing Hotel Monaco's rooftop venue, they were able to have a dream wedding that was a safe as it was beautiful.

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Aimee & Caleb at their reception

Yi-Cai and Naum

Having fallen in love amongst the historic backdrop of Philadelphia, Yi-Cai and Naum knew it was where they wanted to get married. The duo discovered Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, noting that the amenities, service, and design made it the perfect fit.

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Bride and groom kissing in front of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia main entrance

Katie and Ryan

This pair met at their workplace and began dating in 2012. Fast forward to their stunning Philadelphia wedding that featured elevated rooftop views, beautiful music, heartfelt speeches and a rockin' late-night after-party. Highlights ranged from an extended cocktail party to sharing “the best night of [their] lives” with those they love most.

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Katie and Ryan First Look

Brandi and James

Brandi and James both share a true love for their hometown, praising the “food, history, and diversity.” Which is why it made perfect sense to hold their special day at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia which embodied the vision of the special day.

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Aubre and Michael

When a self-proclaimed "angry feminist" and "neurotic misanthrope" met on the Internet, the unthinkable happened. Years later, they wed at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia.

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