Rooms for Wedding Guests at Courtyard by Marriott - Philadelphia Valley Forge

We have reserved a block of rooms with the Courtyard by Marriott located at 600 Campus Drive, Collegeville, PA 19426. This hotel is closer to our reception site and we will be providing a shuttle to and from the reception from this hotel.

Guests can book either a king bed/sofa bed room or a room with two queen beds. In addition, rooms can also accommodate either one roll-away or one crib by request. All rooms include complimentary high speed internet access. Our special rates for rooms are available on June 9th & 10th, 2017 and are as follows:

  • King bed/sofa bed room: $134/night + tax
  • Two Queen beds room: $144/night + tax

Guests can reserve rooms using this link or by calling 484-974-2600 and mentioning the code KMW. The cutoff date to reserve rooms at our special rate is May 10th, 2017.


Reception After-Party

After our reception ends at 10:00 p.m. we will be relaxing and continuing to enjoy the evening with a casual after-party at the hotel. The bar will be open, as well as the outdoor seating patio (if weather permits). We invite you to join us if you would like!

Things To Do In And Around Philadelphia

Philadelphia is an amazing city and we're happy to be making it our home. If you have the extra time to spend a day touring the city and are looking for things to do there is no better resource than the Visit Philadelphia website at

Greg and Julia's Philly Recommendations

Not interested in spending so much time planning? Here are a few recommendations from us!


If you are making your first visit to Philadelphia, then you should take an hour or two and wander the historic mile - a national park right in the center of the city. Taking in Independence Mall, the site of George Washington's White House, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell puts you right in the Center of America's Founding and all these sites are within one block of each other in Old City. You need a free, timed ticket to actually go inside Independence Hall (which you should try to get by before noon at the Independence Visitor Center at 6th & Market streets).

If you prefer to leave history in the past but love fine art, then we might suggest a visit to the Philadelphia Art Museum, The Rodin Museum, or The Barnes Foundation - all of which are located along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. One could easily spend an entire day visiting all of these museums, but for those in a hurry the Rodin Museum is quickest. The Philadelphia Art Museum is also great for fans of Rocky, since it's steps feature prominently in the movies.

For something weird, you can't get any stranger than a visit to the Mutter Museum of medical oddities.

To keep younger children entertained a trip to the Fairmount Park section of the city to visit the Please Touch Museum is sure to keep everyone happy.


Outdoor dining is everywhere in Center City and the weather in June is usually wonderful. Here are a few recommendations of some of our favorite spots.

For brunch you can't go wrong at either Day By Day (corner of 20th St & Sansom St), Honey's Sit 'N Eat (corner of 21st & South St), or Parc (corner of 18th St & Locust St).

If you're looking for a good beer you might try one of the 150+ brews at Monk's Cafe (264 S. 16th St) or enjoy the English Pub atmosphere of The Dandelion (corner of 18th St & Sansom St) where Julia and Greg had their first date.

For finer dining you can enjoy a nice french meal at Parc (corner of 18th St & Locust St) or Caribou Cafe (1126 Walnut St). The Cuban dishes at Alma de Cuba (1623 Walnut St) are always fun. For a simple Italian meal or nice pizza you might check out Pietro's (1714 Walnut St), which is also family friendly, or the unique Victor Cafe (1303 Dickinson St) with its waitstaff who pause to sing opera at several points each night.

Philly is also full of great BYOB restaurants including Audrey Claire (corner of 20th St & Spruce St), Melograno (2012 Sansom St), and Mercato (1216 Pine St).

No post about food options in the city would be complete without recommending a place to try and Cheesesteak. We like Jim's (corner of 3rd and South Street) which also puts you in the heart of South Street's weird, funky, punky scene for some more unusual shopping.