my husband and i wanted to renew our vows, so we set up a date just last week (oct 6, 2012) with myself, my husband and our toddler son. it was perfect. intimate, personal and special. we were warmly welcomed, Rev. Nicole took the time to really speak to us and get a feel for who we were - we were offered to either perform the ceremony inside or outside and we got remarried! it was as simple as that and so affordable. Nicole said a few words - that uncannily mirrored the same sentiments that my husband wrote to each other (we wrote our own vows) - and she blessed the rings and she had us recite official vows - not the typical for a "first" marriage - but wording to fit a reaffirmation and she was moving and we moved her as she was crying by the end. it just felt so personal and we really got the feeling she CARES. she and her mother (the photographer) were wonderful with our 2 yr old and she took some really beautiful pictures (only 75.00 extra) - taking the time to set up the shots and position us and placing us around and "in" a tree, window shots - they really make the most of the grounds and find amazing placements for pictures where most of us would just see a bush, or a porch or a tree. My husband, child and I were completely at ease and felt so comfortable and intimate - it was really a very special day. If you are looking for a small quiet ceremony, intimate and affordable and personal, then this is a great place to look into. it's charming, inexpensive and we actually enjoyed the whole event from start to finish. relaxing - no stress - for our renewal it was perfect. while most of the reviews i read were on the positive side, I did notice some negative ones - all i can say is - if you are interested in a place like this, at least check it out for yourself before just relying on any of the reviews, good or bad - decide for yourself...I personally think you will be quite happy if you do.
The Wedding Chapel of Philadelphia is a wonderful place to have an AFFORDABLE intimate, traditional, and beautiful wedding. I had a garden wedding and an intimate reception on September 1, 2013. Nicole, Michael, Toy, DJ Smooth and everyone involved in my special day, went out of their way to make sure my wedding was beautiful. It was personalized according to my taste and colors and they worked with me regarding the ceremony and reception. I had very little worry, they handled everything and allowed me to bring in additional items to personalize my wedding and reception. From the decorations, to the food, to the music, to the photographs, to the overall feeling of the day, I could not have asked for more. I was able to have a dream wedding, in pink and white, and afford a wonderful Caribbean honeymoon without hurting my bank account. I THANK the Wedding Chapel of Philadelphia for that! When I returned from my honeymoon, my official marriage certificate was waiting for me. If you are looking to have a beautiful, romantic, intimate wedding without spending a ton of money, I definitely recommend The Wedding Chapel of Philadelphia!!!