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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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  • 18 Reviews


    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.

    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.

    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.

    Janet

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  • The Omni Hotel was the perfect venue for our wedding. We loved the location, the ambiance, the food, the staff, everything!! Even having to transition coordinators, our ceremony and reception turned out so beautifully. Can't thank Lauren, who had to pick up on our wedding details so soon before the event, and the entire Omni staff enough! I was so reassured that everything would go fine with her professionalism and attention to detail and it did. It was a perfect night. Our guests continue to rave about how wonderful the food was, and how the hotel was in such a great spot for visiting the city. Especially want to thank Kevin, Tarra, and Sue too for their service during the reception with us and our guests during dinner and at the bar. Thank you Omni for giving us such a memorable wedding to look back on!

    Sandy

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  • We held both our wedding ceremony and reception at The Omni Hotel at Independence Park, and chose the 5-hour, open bar, sit-down menu. We were looking for a more intimate, private venue for our ceremony and reception, and the Azalea Room is just that. At first, I was hesitant to book the venue because it does seem rather small when you first walk in. On the day of our wedding though, we had plenty of space and it never seemed cramped (we had about 95 guests). Plenty of room to dance and a spacious bar area. Several guests commented that they loved the layout - it was like a large, private dinner party. The food was absolutely delicious! Couldn't get enough of the hors d'oeuvres and loved our entrees. Chef was very accommodating for allergies/vegetarians. Our cake was exactly what I had asked for and delicious. The presidential suite is by far the best hotel room I have ever stayed in. Parking at the hotel is expensive for your guests, but comparable to all other venues in the city.... Read more

    Stephen

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  • Alicia at the Omni was absolutely irreplacable. She easy to work with and incredibly helpful from the day we first contacted her. She had suggestions that were helpful without being pushy and was willing to do anything to make our wedding great. She is so conscious of every little detail on the day of; I could not have asked for more. She was a dream come true for us as bride and groom and all of our guests. The food, setting and staff at the Omni were unbelievable. Willing to accomodate any and all requests and executing it perfectly. I could not imagine our wedding going any better and I could not imagine our wedding anywhere else.

    User2582666

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  • I can't rave enough about the incredible job that Alicia and the Omni staff did. She was there for me every step of the way - We exchanged around 100 emails in the last eight months. Alicia really did save my sanity, and handled a million small details so that I didn't have to. At the reception itself she was constantly checking in with us, and was there for anything I needed. My mother loved her! Every guest I spoke to told me that the food was beyond amazing, and a couple people even told me that it was the best cocktail hour they'd ever attended. The room itself was beautiful, the staff was helpful, attentive, and prompt, and I wanted to hug all of them. Plus, we got the Penthouse Suite for the day of the wedding and the wedding night. If you haven't already booked a venue, please, please, please go look at the Omni.

    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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