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Did you know that you can book the Philadelphia Eagles Pep Band to make an appearance at your wedding reception?
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Sports mascots like SWOOP, the Phillie Phanatic, and others can be booked for wedding and event appearances as well. If Philadelphia colleges or their sport’s teams are more your styles, many local college mascots make appearances as well.
Food Glorious Food!
Ask most visitors to Philly something about our city, and they are likely to mention cheesesteaks or soft pretzels. While they are absolutely correct about their popularity, we know there’s so much more to Philly. They also make for great late-night snacks.
Soft Pretzels –
Center City Pretzels, a Philadelphia pretzel bakery, not only makes delicious traditionally shaped soft pretzels, but you can get them shaped like hearts, shamrocks, or a sports team logo. You can even have your names spelled out in pretzels if you want!
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The Original Tony Luke’s in South Philly can be an excellent option for getting cheesesteaks as late-night snacks. While many of the fantastic cheesesteak shops will do the trick; this one could introduce your wedding guests to the wonders of roast pork and sharp provolone too!
Craft Beers and Spirits
The popularity of craft beers and liquors has grown in leaps and bounds in the last few years. You might want to consider including some of the Philadelphia favorites on the bar.
Yards Brewing Company–
Yards has been brewing some of Philly’s beer since 1994. If you are really a craft beer enthusiast, their Spring Garden brewery also hosts weddings and events!
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W.P. Palmer Distilling Co in Manayunk produces the incredible, award-winning Liberty Gin. Made from an Old Dutch recipe with ties to the spice trade during the American Revolution. This gin is widely available across the region.
Stateside Urbancraft Vodka–
If vodka is more your thing, Stateside Urbancraft Vodka is worth checking out. They are Philly’s favorite hometown vodka and have won several craft spirit competitions.
What about a little something sweet to end the night? Who doesn’t like Milk and Cookies? Our couples LOVE insomnia cookies – did you know they started in a dorm at the University of Pennsylvania? https://insomniacookies.com
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Federal Donuts is another iconic Philly sweet treat and is perfect for a goodnight kiss at your wedding.
More Iconic Philly Ideas
Did you know that many of Philadelphia’s String Bands will make appearances at your wedding reception? How about last year’s award-winning South Philadelphia String Band?
Image from the South Philadelphia String Band website
Welcome your out of town wedding gifts to Historic Philadelphia with PA General Store’s Meet Me At The Liberty Bell welcome bag? This gift bag has two Hank’s Root Beers, a Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpet, a Chocolate Cupcake, a Chocolate Liberty Bell, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Utz Potato Chips, Nine Variety Pretzel Mix, and Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews.
Whether you are looking for a wedding venue in the heart of Philly or including something special on your wedding day, our Elegant Events team looks forward to helping you make your wedding iconic!