The Top 2018 Wedding Trends

Are you getting married this year? The top wedding trends in 2018 are lighthearted, non-traditional, and some may surprise you! Read on for a list of the top 2018 wedding trends.

Embracing Local Culture

Now more than ever before, local culture is being incorporated into weddings. If you host your wedding at our venue, you can serve delicious cheesesteak spring rolls as an appetizer, play the Eagles “fight song,” or even recreate the iconic Philly “Love” sculpture as your wedding cake.

Looking for other ways to embrace the local culture? Consider hiring an authentic band from Philadelphia rather than a traditional wedding band or furnish tables with framed family photos from trips at the Jersey Shore.

Creative Place Cards

Gone are the days when a wedding place card was a folded piece of cardstock. Brides are now coming up with unique place cards that guests can take home as a party favor, like live succulent plants and bars of monogramed chocolate. Our event coordinators can help you think of a one-of-a-kind place card to that is ideal for the particular style of your wedding.


Dark and Textured Florals

When it comes to florals, this year is all about dark and textured ones. They can give any room a dramatic look and feel and are bound to make any reception stand out. Shades of purple such as wine, lavender, and mauve are going to be particularly popular and will look stunning in our 10,000 square feet of configurable banquet space.


Donuts and Drip Cakes

Over the past few years, donuts have been widely seen at weddings. This trend continues to be popular in 2018. You’ll see a variety of donuts as well as drip cakes as dessert options rather than a traditional three tier wedding cake. Let our team assist you in finding the perfect cake alternative for your special day.


Emphasis on the After Party

A wedding isn’t over once the reception comes to an end. Official wedding after-parties are on-trend these days, because they encourage guests to keep the fun going all night long. A wedding at the Event Center comes with a built-in after party. Your guests can head on over to casino and continue the party.

If you’re on the lookout for a fun and trendy wedding venue in Philly, the Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia is sure to exceed your every expectation. We offer breathtaking views of downtown Philly, catering by the award winning Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, and everything you need to stay on top of the 2018 wedding venue trends. Contact us today for more information (844) 538-3098.