A Magical Day + a Surprise Announcement
When Julie and Justin were on the hunt for the perfect Philadelphia wedding venue, it was Hotel Monaco’s uniquely human touch that won the couple over. “We loved how welcoming Desiree was. She made our tour so personal. We loved how the hotel was not your typical cookie cutter hotel. We loved the uniqueness of the menu and how attentive everyone was. It was a mix of classic with a twist of modern.”
The couple had dreamed of a New Year’s Eve wedding, and though Desiree was able to make their dream of ringing in the New Year as newlyweds come true, their reception was put on hold due to Covid restrictions. “When we were told that due to state guidelines we would have to postpone our party Desiree was with us each step of the way! She helped us to feel at ease with the changes and was even able to help us weigh out our options.”
Fast forward to June 2021 and a perfect late spring evening that also happened to be the day Philadelphia lifted its Covid restrictions. Julie and Justin had chosen Stratus, the hotel’s rooftop lounge, to host their postponed reception. It was a casually glamorous affair featuring a live band, a delicious menu (including two signature cocktails for the bride and groom) and special surprise announcement for the guests—Julie was five months pregnant!