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The Vista Room at Top of the Tower

Philadelphia , PA
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LOCATION

1717 Arch Street, 50th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US (map)

PHONE

215-567-8787

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Sky Philadelphia enjoys a stellar reputation as an exceptional venue for Center City Philadelphia weddings. Breathtaking views, warm wood finishes, soaring ceilings and sleek lines... Read more
Sky Philadelphia enjoys a stellar reputation as an exceptional venue for Center City Philadelphia weddings. Breathtaking views, warm wood finishes, soaring ceilings and sleek lines create a stunning framework for your signature day.

Your wedding deserves exceptional service, creativity and flavor, starting with the planning process. So you will have our focused attention until the final exhilarated goodbye. Take comfort in our years of wedding experience, relax, and enjoy your day!

Last but not least - the meal. On your Sky Wedding day, yours is the only menu being prepared by the Sky Philadelphia Executive Chef and the kitchen team. Together, we craft a menu that is distinctly yours from the first savory bite to the ultimate sweet finish. Read less

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific

REVIEWS

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Kate
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue and all of the people who work to make it so wonderful. The view is astounding, the food is amazing, and the individuals who work their magic to make it all come together really make it unique and solidified my and my fiance's decision to book with this venue. Every step of the way there is someone there to help us, answer questions and just make us focus on all of the fun and planning of our upcoming wedding instead of worrying that something will go wrong. I have never waited for more than maybe an hour to hear a response to an email. I feel completely at ease that our day will go off without a hitch and have complete confidence that everyone is working to make sure our vision is realized. I would recommend the Vista to anyone. Book your day with them before someone else does!!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue and all of the people who work to make it so wonderful. The view is Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue and all of the people who work to make it so wonderful. The view is astounding, the food is amazing, and the individuals who work their magic to make it all come together really make it unique and solidified my and my fiance's decision to book with this venue. Every step of the way there is someone there to help us, answer questions and just make us focus on all of the fun and planning of our upcoming wedding instead of worrying that something will go wrong. I have never waited for more than maybe an hour to hear a response to an email. I feel completely at ease that our day will go off without a hitch and have complete confidence that everyone is working to make sure our vision is realized. I would recommend the Vista to anyone. Book your day with them before someone else does!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My son's wedding was beyond our expectations....absolutely perfect! The food was outstanding, the staff was perfect and working with Vanessa was an absolute pleasure! I recommend the Vista Room at Top of the Tower without any hesitation whatsoever. They are just wonderful and helped to give our family a night to remember!
My son's wedding was beyond our expectations....absolutely perfect! The food was outstanding, the staff was perfect and Read more...
My son's wedding was beyond our expectations....absolutely perfect! The food was outstanding, the staff was perfect and working with Vanessa was an absolute pleasure! I recommend the Vista Room at Top of the Tower without any hesitation whatsoever. They are just wonderful and helped to give our family a night to remember! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
What a venue! If you want a great view of the city and an unforgettable wedding experience, this is it. We had a beautiful wedding at Top of the Tower at the end of March. From start to finish, the staff was gracious, accommodating, and professional. The planning process went beautifully, and the end result was an event that was flawless. We had our ceremony in the Observatory Room, the cocktail hour in the Grand Hallway, and the Reception/Dinner in the Vista Room. Everything was set up beautifully, and our guests were very impressed with how beautiful everything looked. We decided to go for the high end lighting package, and we were not disappointed. Our wedding logo was projected onto the dance floor, and we had pin-spotlights on each table. Our formal photographs were taken outside on the 51st floor terrace. The shots turned out perfect! The fact that this venue is really high but not the tallest building around means that our photos had a beautiful backdrop created by the tops of the nearby skyscrapers... just gorgeous! Dinner was timed so that the sun was setting just as our guests entered the dining room - it was stunning! The chef there is incredibly talented, and we were very impressed with everything that was served. We had lots of moving parts in our event, and the staff handled the many details beautifully.
What a venue! If you want a great view of the city and an unforgettable wedding experience, this is it. We had a beautiful Read more...
What a venue! If you want a great view of the city and an unforgettable wedding experience, this is it. We had a beautiful wedding at Top of the Tower at the end of March. From start to finish, the staff was gracious, accommodating, and professional. The planning process went beautifully, and the end result was an event that was flawless. We had our ceremony in the Observatory Room, the cocktail hour in the Grand Hallway, and the Reception/Dinner in the Vista Room. Everything was set up beautifully, and our guests were very impressed with how beautiful everything looked. We decided to go for the high end lighting package, and we were not disappointed. Our wedding logo was projected onto the dance floor, and we had pin-spotlights on each table. Our formal photographs were taken outside on the 51st floor terrace. The shots turned out perfect! The fact that this venue is really high but not the tallest building around means that our photos had a beautiful backdrop created by the tops of the nearby skyscrapers... just gorgeous! Dinner was timed so that the sun was setting just as our guests entered the dining room - it was stunning! The chef there is incredibly talented, and we were very impressed with everything that was served. We had lots of moving parts in our event, and the staff handled the many details beautifully. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sabrina
Wedding:
1/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Our point of contact from day one was Vanessa. I cannot even describe how responsive, helpful, kind, and easy she was to deal with! She was always available and accommodating and truly helped me pull together our special day in less than 5 weeks. Everything turned out exactly as I pictured and every single member of the staff, from our banquet manager to the bartenders were so professional, helpful, and amazing! We loved our experience here.

We opted for a brunch wedding and got a beautiful, snowy, bird's eye view of Philadelphia! It was breathtaking and our guests loved everything about the day!

We would highly recommend the Vista at Top of the Tower!!
Our point of contact from day one was Vanessa. I cannot even describe how responsive, helpful, kind, and easy she was to Read more...
Our point of contact from day one was Vanessa. I cannot even describe how responsive, helpful, kind, and easy she was to deal with! She was always available and accommodating and truly helped me pull together our special day in less than 5 weeks. Everything turned out exactly as I pictured and every single member of the staff, from our banquet manager to the bartenders were so professional, helpful, and amazing! We loved our experience here.

We opted for a brunch wedding and got a beautiful, snowy, bird's eye view of Philadelphia! It was breathtaking and our guests loved everything about the day!

We would highly recommend the Vista at Top of the Tower!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My daughter was recently married at the Vista Room at Top of the Tower and it was an amazing evening! I can't say enough wonderful things about this venue. The view is magnificent of course but the food, wait staff and management outshone the view! Working with Lou and Mickey for the planning was fabulous. They are considerate and have many ideas to make the affair the best night ever! Vanessa was helpful and Charmaine and Todd, who worked the event, were "gifts from God!" Our friends all raved about the tasty food and fabulous desserts! We highly recommend this venue for your next party!
My daughter was recently married at the Vista Room at Top of the Tower and it was an amazing evening! I can't say enough Read more...
My daughter was recently married at the Vista Room at Top of the Tower and it was an amazing evening! I can't say enough wonderful things about this venue. The view is magnificent of course but the food, wait staff and management outshone the view! Working with Lou and Mickey for the planning was fabulous. They are considerate and have many ideas to make the affair the best night ever! Vanessa was helpful and Charmaine and Todd, who worked the event, were "gifts from God!" Our friends all raved about the tasty food and fabulous desserts! We highly recommend this venue for your next party! Read less
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Dorothy
Wedding:
12/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Michael and I are at a loss for words! Everything about our wedding was spectacular. After EVERY wedding, you thank the bride and groom and tell them everything was beautiful, however this event was nothing short of fabulous. We are still hearing: “your wedding was so much fun”, “the food was amazing”, “the service was terrific” and “wow the views are awesome”!!
Planning a wedding is stressful, however when we met Vanessa we were taken aback by how professional and knowledgeable she is about the space. My husband and I promised ourselves that we would be honest in our vision, then trust the “vendors” we chose to make our day special. I am beyond thankful that we trusted Top of the Tower.
We had two concerns when considering Vista at Top of the Tower: 1.Can the Vista Room hold 200 people, a 14 piece band with a seated meal? 2. Many Center City Philadelphia venues offer huge quantities of food, especially during the cocktail hour for about the same price as Top of the Tower.
When we mentioned our concerns to Vanessa, she told us about the free, pre-contract menu tasting. The food was fabulous. We met with Executive Chef Matthew Lane, and one of the two owners, Louisa Kochman. Lou presented us with floor plans, walked us through the space (again) and assured us that if would fit. She was very open and she said “I am not here to sell you a wedding that will not work or to promise you things I cannot deliver but to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams.”

We chose quality over quantity and we couldn’t have been more delighted. Our guests were happy, full, and honestly enjoyed themselves. EVERYTHING was perfect.
On a side note: I originally told Vanessa our colors were going to be cranberry, ivory and gold. When I dropped off the miscellaneous items two days before the wedding, I noticed that the linen was cranberry. I TOTALLY forgot to tell Vanessa that the Bridesmaid dresses were more burgundy than cranberry. Vanessa ordered the correct color!!!
Michael and I are at a loss for words! Everything about our wedding was spectacular. After EVERY wedding, you thank the Read more...
Michael and I are at a loss for words! Everything about our wedding was spectacular. After EVERY wedding, you thank the bride and groom and tell them everything was beautiful, however this event was nothing short of fabulous. We are still hearing: “your wedding was so much fun”, “the food was amazing”, “the service was terrific” and “wow the views are awesome”!!
Planning a wedding is stressful, however when we met Vanessa we were taken aback by how professional and knowledgeable she is about the space. My husband and I promised ourselves that we would be honest in our vision, then trust the “vendors” we chose to make our day special. I am beyond thankful that we trusted Top of the Tower.
We had two concerns when considering Vista at Top of the Tower: 1.Can the Vista Room hold 200 people, a 14 piece band with a seated meal? 2. Many Center City Philadelphia venues offer huge quantities of food, especially during the cocktail hour for about the same price as Top of the Tower.
When we mentioned our concerns to Vanessa, she told us about the free, pre-contract menu tasting. The food was fabulous. We met with Executive Chef Matthew Lane, and one of the two owners, Louisa Kochman. Lou presented us with floor plans, walked us through the space (again) and assured us that if would fit. She was very open and she said “I am not here to sell you a wedding that will not work or to promise you things I cannot deliver but to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams.”

We chose quality over quantity and we couldn’t have been more delighted. Our guests were happy, full, and honestly enjoyed themselves. EVERYTHING was perfect.
On a side note: I originally told Vanessa our colors were going to be cranberry, ivory and gold. When I dropped off the miscellaneous items two days before the wedding, I noticed that the linen was cranberry. I TOTALLY forgot to tell Vanessa that the Bridesmaid dresses were more burgundy than cranberry. Vanessa ordered the correct color!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Christina
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
The Top of the Tower exceeded our expectations from day one. Not only did they accommodate everything we asked of them, their staff was willing to work with us throughout the entire planning process to make sure everything was just right. The food was exceptional (even the vegan meal we specially requested), the cake options were delicious, and the service was top of the line. If all of this wasn't enough, the views from Top of the Tower are unparalleled! Despite our number of visits to the venue, we were always amazed by the exquisite views and our guests could not stop talking about how amazing the city vistas were! We cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue. We were searching for the perfect city wedding and we found it at Top of the Tower!
The Top of the Tower exceeded our expectations from day one. Not only did they accommodate everything we asked of them, Read more...
The Top of the Tower exceeded our expectations from day one. Not only did they accommodate everything we asked of them, their staff was willing to work with us throughout the entire planning process to make sure everything was just right. The food was exceptional (even the vegan meal we specially requested), the cake options were delicious, and the service was top of the line. If all of this wasn't enough, the views from Top of the Tower are unparalleled! Despite our number of visits to the venue, we were always amazed by the exquisite views and our guests could not stop talking about how amazing the city vistas were! We cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue. We were searching for the perfect city wedding and we found it at Top of the Tower! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough great things about our recent wedding at Top of the Tower. Our guests are still talking about the views, the food, and the service. Planning a wedding is so stressful and Vanessa, Mickey, Todd and their team really helped make our day amazing. Everything went off without a hitch!
From day 1, this team makes you feel comfortable and does everything in their power to answer e-mails, meet your requests, etc. Besides the wonderful people, the food is amazing and the venue is beautiful. Thank you for all you have done for us!
My husband and I cannot say enough great things about our recent wedding at Top of the Tower. Our guests are still talking Read more...
My husband and I cannot say enough great things about our recent wedding at Top of the Tower. Our guests are still talking about the views, the food, and the service. Planning a wedding is so stressful and Vanessa, Mickey, Todd and their team really helped make our day amazing. Everything went off without a hitch!
From day 1, this team makes you feel comfortable and does everything in their power to answer e-mails, meet your requests, etc. Besides the wonderful people, the food is amazing and the venue is beautiful. Thank you for all you have done for us! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Adrianna
Wedding:
1/27/2015
5.0/5.0
From start to finish, it was an absolute pleasure to work with everyone at Top of the Tower. In the beginning stages, Mickie was incredibly accommodating when it came to answering questions and alleviating any concerns. I would send him emails late at night, and he'd answer in 5 minutes! My fiance were amazed that we were getting above and beyond service, even before signing a contract! If the view alone doesn't convince you to have your wedding at Top of the Tower, the pre-contract tasting will make it a more than easy decision. Unlike other venues/caterers, the tasting is free, no obligation, and the food is incredible. After the tasting and seeing the view at night, my (now) husband and I knew that this was the perfect venue for us.

The above and beyond customer service does not end with the contract signing. Vanessa, the wedding coordinator, will help you from start to finish in planning your special day. She gave me a lot of great advice about vendors and scheduling, and I cannot thank her enough. Whenever I was at my most stressed, I knew that the venue was one thing I never needed to worry about. She coordinated with my other vendors, so I didn't have to go crazy over getting everyone on the same page.

On the day of, Charmaine and Todd made sure everything went as smoothly as possible. Everything was set up exactly the way I wanted: the tables, the cake, the guest book, etc. When we arrived at the venue, the 51st floor was ready with us with hot apps, wine, and champagne! We felt like royalty. Todd also checked in with me periodically throughout the night to make sure I was happy, and I can't describe how incredibly happy/relaxed/special that made me feel. Charmaine, Todd, and the rest of the wait staff were amazing, and you could tell that they really cared about making our wedding day incredible. I can't thank all of them enough for the hard work they did that day, and the wonderful memories I have now.
From start to finish, it was an absolute pleasure to work with everyone at Top of the Tower. In the beginning stages, Read more...
From start to finish, it was an absolute pleasure to work with everyone at Top of the Tower. In the beginning stages, Mickie was incredibly accommodating when it came to answering questions and alleviating any concerns. I would send him emails late at night, and he'd answer in 5 minutes! My fiance were amazed that we were getting above and beyond service, even before signing a contract! If the view alone doesn't convince you to have your wedding at Top of the Tower, the pre-contract tasting will make it a more than easy decision. Unlike other venues/caterers, the tasting is free, no obligation, and the food is incredible. After the tasting and seeing the view at night, my (now) husband and I knew that this was the perfect venue for us.

The above and beyond customer service does not end with the contract signing. Vanessa, the wedding coordinator, will help you from start to finish in planning your special day. She gave me a lot of great advice about vendors and scheduling, and I cannot thank her enough. Whenever I was at my most stressed, I knew that the venue was one thing I never needed to worry about. She coordinated with my other vendors, so I didn't have to go crazy over getting everyone on the same page.

On the day of, Charmaine and Todd made sure everything went as smoothly as possible. Everything was set up exactly the way I wanted: the tables, the cake, the guest book, etc. When we arrived at the venue, the 51st floor was ready with us with hot apps, wine, and champagne! We felt like royalty. Todd also checked in with me periodically throughout the night to make sure I was happy, and I can't describe how incredibly happy/relaxed/special that made me feel. Charmaine, Todd, and the rest of the wait staff were amazing, and you could tell that they really cared about making our wedding day incredible. I can't thank all of them enough for the hard work they did that day, and the wonderful memories I have now. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner
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Megan
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
What a great experience! We had such a fantastic wedding here. All of our guests had a blast and loved the wedding and view. I can't thank the staff enough for making our wedding so wonderful!
What a great experience! We had such a fantastic wedding here. All of our guests had a blast and loved the wedding and Read more...
What a great experience! We had such a fantastic wedding here. All of our guests had a blast and loved the wedding and view. I can't thank the staff enough for making our wedding so wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue

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