7 Things to Consider When Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

Choosing a venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during the wedding planning process. The wedding venue you select will play a vital role in setting the tone and mood of your special day.

Since it can be overwhelming to find the perfect wedding venue, the experienced sales team at the Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia compiled this list of six things to consider when venue shopping!

  1. Location

Make it easy for your guests to RSVP “yes” to your wedding by choosing a venue that’s easy to get to. If many of your guests are in the Philly area, the Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia is in the ideal location. We’re situated just minutes from Center City, and a quick ride from New Jersey. Plus, getting here from the airport is a breeze—just 20 minutes door to door!

Thinking about hotels? Choose from one of dozens of Philadelphia hotels and talk to your hotel about bussing across town to the Rivers Casino Philadelphia.

  1. Parking

Help your guests get to your wedding on time! Hassle-free parking means that even your family members that notoriously run late can ditch their car quickly and make it on time to your special day! Guests and vendors can enjoy convenient, free parking with direct access to The Event Center from level 2 of the parking garage.

  1. Capacity

Like Goldilocks, you want to pick a venue that’s just right for your size. The Event Center features over 10,000 square feet of configurable banquet space. It can fit up to 500 guests or be divided into smaller sections for weddings with 100, 50, or even less guests.

  1. Catering

Catering at the Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia truly sets us apart. If you choose to host your wedding at the Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia, your wedding will be catered by our renowned onsite steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House. Enjoy premium steakhouse fare at an affordable price. Plus a large, separate catering kitchen makes it easy for Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House to get your guests’ meals out on time, while they’re hot.

  1. Amenities

While some venues offer many amenities, others require you to supply everything. In order to make wedding planning a cinch, wedding packages at the Event Center are all-inclusive. Our wedding package includes a five-hour open bar with champagne toast, a one hour cocktail reception followed by four hours of dinner and dancing, elegant floor length linens in a variety of color and fabric options, china, flatware, and glassware, a custom tiered wedding cake, and so much more.

  1. Price

Since your venue will likely be your largest wedding expense, you should make sure you choose one that gives you the most bang for your buck. The Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia offers competitive venue pricing and wedding packages.

  1. Built-In After Party

At Rivers Casino Philadelphia, the after-party is built in! Meet your family and friends on the casino floor and continue the celebration well into the night, for the most unique complete wedding experience!


If you’re ready to discover why the Events Center is truly the perfect wedding venue, call us at 1-844-538-3098 or send an email to [email protected] to schedule a tour.