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Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

401 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, PA
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(215) 931-4251
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  • 22 Reviews


    Pete

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  • My Fiance and I met with Samantha who is the head coordinator for their hotel. She was nothing but cheerful and helpful. She addressed every question and gave us a clear picture on how our day will go. She answers all my emails with a timely manner and no matter how off the wall she is ready to answer.

    Christine

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  • I cannot stress enough how perfect our wedding was at the Renaissance. From the moment we booked the site a year and a half ago, it was smooth sailing on their part. I could write an entire review just on Sam, but I'll stick to just a few points -- she was there to respond in less than a day to any silly question I had, and we loved her so much at first meeting that we didn't have any reservations about choosing this venue. On the day of, Sam was ready to handle any issue that came our way and was there with a drink for me when she sensed me get stressed. I can't imagine the day without her and the rest of the staff at the Renaissance. Them, the food, the atmosphere -- everything was perfect. We can't think of a single thing we wished had gone differently or better. Thank you for the best wedding!

    Megan

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  • My husband and I just got married at The Renaissance. We had a stress free and easy planning experience with the wedding coordinator Samantha. She was very responsive, knowledgeable and friendly! She gave us lot of advice and made sure we had all of our boxes checked. With your wedding you also get to stay in the pent house suit which was so fun to get ready in. We rented the room for the night before too and had the hair and makeup stylists come to the room which I highly recommend! Our wedding went without any issues. We had the best time and couldn’t of asked for anything less!

    BriAnna

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  • Our wedding at the Renaissance Hotel was beyond anything we could’ve imagined. We decided to have a small, intimate wedding and kept having a hard time finding a venue that wasn’t a restaurant. After speaking with Sam and doing our first visit, we knew we wanted to get married here. Sam was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The entire experience from start to finish was great! We couldn’t be happier with how our special day went and how beautiful everything was. I would highly recommend the Renaissance Hotel for any wedding. The area is beautiful and historic. The hotel felt new and updated. Everyone told me how much they loved the food, without me even asking! Wonderful experience!

    Meeri

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  • Originally, I didn't want to have a wedding at a hotel because I was worried it would lack personality and character. However, from the very first meeting with Samantha, who is the Renaissance's dedicated wedding planner, my now-husband and I (and even his parents!) knew that this was the venue for us. She was incredibly organized and detail-oriented -- so much so that she answered our questions before we could even ask them! The space itself is great for a smaller wedding. Our was around 80 people in the end. They take care of almost everything for you, except the DJ and flowers. The Sunday wedding package was an incredible deal that included a plated meal, wine service, dance floor, open bar, tables & their settings, floating votive candles, and even the cake itself! Our cake was delicious, from Bredenbeck's Bakery in Chestnut Hill, and it was decorated exactly how we envisioned it. But of course, Samantha was really the highlight of the whole thing, since she basically is a built-in... Read more

    Beth

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  • The Renaissance Hotel was a perfect place to have a Philadelphia Fall wedding. Me and my husband were so in love with the venue from having the penthouse, which was gorgeous, to the staff being so prompt and accommodating. Samantha Serenkin was an amazing wedding coordinator. I have never met such an organized and positive person! She was amazing, so prompt, and so professional! She would answer me with an email or question so quick and would handle any situation that was thrown her way. Planning can be very stressful but she was always able to put me at ease. Collin was also so helpful dealing with the reception and helping me out through the night. It was overall an amazing experience and we are so happy that we chose The Renissance Hotel as our venue.

    Jim Pembroke

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  • I have been DJing at different venues in and around Philadelphia for the past 10 years, and I have to say that from the start of the ceremony until the last dance, this staff was awesome. I DJed a Sunday wedding here on 10-7-18, and literally felt like I was stealing money since my clients and the staff here were awesome. The food was excellent as well. I was the Vendor and they made me feel like a VIP. They even comped valet parking for me. I know my newlyweds could not stop raving about this place either. From the servers, the bartender Dwight, Manager Colin, and Floor Manager Ken, thank you all for going above and beyond. We made a great team that night. DJ Jim P.

    Jennie

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  • My partner and I did not have a lot of time to plan the perfect wedding. In fact we only had about four months! We searched for about three weeks until we came across, at the time, The Franklin Hotel. We took a leap of faith considering it was undergoing renovations. All we had were pictures of what it was going to look like and the word of the staff to go by, but I must say it was the most magical and satisfying leap my partner and I ever took. Samantha Serenkin was literally a God send and I would recommend her any day of the week to coordinate anyone's wedding. From the start she was impressive. She is timely, genuine and extremely knowledgably! The food and beverage staff were absolutely amazing as well and their manager is an all-star. Everyone here made ourselves and our family have the best day of our lives. You don't want to book your wedding anywhere else!

    Maryann

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  • This hotel was under construction at the time of our wedding and the hotel did everything possible to make our stay so comfortable. They truly were an awesome group and catered to our needs. We were so pleased!

    Megan

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  • We met with Jessie at The Franklin Hotel (formerly the Omni Hotel) and she was nothing but pleasant and professional. We decided to book our reception there because their packages included everything we needed for our special day. We really liked the location of the hotel (less than 2 blocks from Independence Hall) and the quaint atmosphere it provides. They also don't require a minimum number of guests, which we really liked. Their prices were also very reasonable. I can't wait to have our reception at The Franklin Hotel.

    sofia

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  • If I could have my wedding reception all over again at the Franklin Hotel I would do it in a heart beat. When I first toured the venue it was gorgeous and it had everything already set up for a wedding later that day. If your looking for a venue in the perfect location in Philadelphia (liberty bell,beer gardens....and a lot more all in walking distance) and it really didn't need much decor to create a theme because the whole hotel is very beautiful in itself and his a very elegant classy theme. Our events coordinator was Chris Laufer and later we were introduced to Colin Harvey who were our events coordinators. They were both very professional and did a phenomenal job taking care of our wedding events and guests. From the moment we stepped into the hotel Chris came directly to us to make sure we were okay and offered to bring champagne to our penthouse immediately. Also, our guest can't stop talking about how wonderful the staff was at the hotel. Thank you and we would highly r... Read more

    theresa

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  • We had our wedding reception here and we loved it!! We had to transition coordinators in the middle of planning... Jessie is amazing! She answered every one of my million questions and concerns. The food, the staff and the room were exactly what we wanted. We had 150 people and we were comfortable at dinner. There were concerns with the dance floor at first being too small but it was the perfect size for every one of our 150 guests to be on it all night! The cocktail hour was tight, but we had the servers butler out drinks. Even with that, the bar was packed. At dinner, we had wine service at the tables and two bars! Which was necessary! Overall, we had the best time ever! If we had to do it all over again, we would pick The Omni Hotel every single time!!

    User4241305

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  • The staff at the Omni in Philadelphia was exceptional. Everyone seemed genuinely happy to be a part of our special day and went well out of their way to accommodate every person and every request. In particular, Lauren Westerman was by far, the best. She handled every single thing with such precision and enthusiasm that she is quite literally worth more than her weight in gold. Do not miss out on the opportunity to work with her in fabulous facilities with wonderful people.

    Debbie

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  • Spectacular! Our decision to have the wedding here was a brilliant one! Lauren is a dream to work with, the room was beautiful, the food delicious. The location made for gorgeous pictures in the park. They only have one wedding at a time and the entire staff from bellman to room service seemed to know who we were and to be excited for us. I wholeheartedly recommend this venue.

    Corey

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  • Our wedding day at the Omni was absolutely perfect! The service of the waitstaff and reception are beyond exceptional! Jessie is very no nonsense and makes sure the job gets done. She made sure we had everything we needed for our big day! We had a little apprehension initially because we had a change in wedding coordinator mid-way through our planning; the switch from Laura to Jessie left us a little out of the loop as to timeline and next steps, and seeing as how we were new to the whole wedding planning process it left us a bit nervous. However, everything worked out beautifully and our wedding day went by smooth as silk. I really can't say enough good things about the staff in the the Azalea room at the the Omni. Not only do they clearly love their workplace, but they will go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. Every time we would swing by the space to show our parents the venue, they were warm and welcoming. The styling of the hotel (rooms and Azalea room) is Old Euro... Read more

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