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KATE AND MARK'S WEDDING

November, 2008 in Philadelphia
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Ceremony: Old St. Joseph's Church
Reception: Down Town Club

Venues

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Ceremony:

Old St. Joseph's Church - Ceremony - 321 Willings Alley, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, United States

Old St. Joseph's Church

321 Willings Alley
Philadelphia, PA 19106, US

Reception:

The Down Town Club - Reception - Chestnut St & S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, US

Down Town Club

150 S Independence Mall W # 11
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Hotel:

Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Historic District - Hotel - 400 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Historic District

400 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Hotel:

Omni Hotel-Independence Park - Hotel - 401 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Omni Hotel

401 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106, US

Restaurant:

Amada

217 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106, US

"Authentic Spanish tapas restaurant + bar that is getting rave reviews."

Restaurant:

Italian Market District

"If you love Italian food or open-air markets, or both, you should not miss this area. Amazing fresh pasta, homemade mozzarella from an Italian machine, cheese shops galore, and everything else you could dream of. While you're here, don't forget to visit Isgro Pastries!"

Restaurant:

Maggiano's Little Italy

1201 Filbert St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Rehearsal Dinner Site"

Restaurant:

Ralph's Italian Restaurant

760 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"The oldest Italian restaurant run still run by its original family. Fantastic food, approved by Teddy Roosevelt, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Michael Keaton, and countless others."

Restaurant:

Reading Terminal Market - Restaurant - 51 N 12th St # 2, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Reading Terminal Market

51 N 12th St # 2
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Opened in 1892, Reading Terminal Anonymouset is an indoor public market while stalls comprised of a Jewish deli, Amish-made breads and cheeses, Italian bakery items, home-made ice cream, fresh seafood, sandwiches, hoagies, pizza, and just about anything you crave for lunch or to go."

Attraction:

Academy of Natural Sciences

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"The Academy opened its doors to the public in 1828. It is currently located on the Ben Franklin Parkway next to Logan Square. The scientific collections of the Academy have since expanded to over 25 million specimens. It performs the triple role of supporting research, education, and providing a museum. The Academy is home to many dinosaur bones. Visitors are greeted by a large Giganotosaurus, the largest predator ever to have existed on earth. There are three diorama halls, African, Asian, and North American."

Attraction:

Atwater Kent Museum

15 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"The Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia, located just around the corner from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, has been an exciting gateway into Philadelphia History for nearly 70 years. See hundreds of priceless objects on display, include the wampum belt that the Lenni Lenape Indians gave to William Penn in 1682 ."

Attraction:

Betsy Ross House - Attraction - 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Betsy Ross House

239 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"According to the oral history, in 1777, three men-George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross, visited Betsy Ross in her upholstery shop. Washington pulled a folded piece of paper from his inside coat pocket. On it, was a sketch of a flag with thirteen red and white stripes and thirteen six pointed stars."

Attraction:

Independence Hall - Attraction - 320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Carpenter's Historic Hall

320 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"The site of Patrick Henry's impassioned plea. Before the Constitution, before the Declaration of Independence, there was the First Continental Congress. In 1774, delegates from 12 colonies (Georgia abstained), gathered at Carpenters"

Attraction:

City Hall - Attraction - City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, PA, US

City Hall

City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
PA, US

"The world's largest municipal building and the world's tallest masonry building, and one of the nation's finest examples of French Second Empire architecture. Also where Anonymous worked as a law clerk to a common pleas judge after her first year of law school. The view from the top of the tower is breathtaking!"

Attraction:

Eastern State Penitentiary - Attraction - 2124 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Eastern State Penitentiary

2124 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"An architectural marvel at the time that it was built, Eastern State Penitentiary started the model of solitary confinement in the prison system and housed such villains as Al Capone."

Attraction:

Elfreth's Alley - Attraction - 126 Elfreths Alley, Philadelphia, PA, 19106

Elfreths Alley Museum

126 Elfreths Aly
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Built in 1702, this is one of the oldest continuously inhabited streets in the U.S. Elfreth's Alley is a living, breathing historic neighborhood in the heart of Historic Philadelphia. The Alley was opened in 1702 and has been home to thousands of ordinary Philadelphians for more than 300 years. The Alley is a place where you can learn about what life was like for the working people that built and maintained this city during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries."

Attraction:

Geno's Steaks

1219 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Attraction:

Independence Hall - Attraction - 143 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, US

Independence Hall

401 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Construction on Independence Hall was completed in 1753 and overseen by Alexander Hamilton. This is where the Declaration of Independence was adopted, and where the Constitution was drafted, debated, and signed. It has been called "the birthplace of the United States.""

Attraction:

Independence Seaport Museum - Events at ISM - Attraction - 211 South Columbus Blvd & Walnut Streets, Penn&#x27;s Landing, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, USA

Independence Seaport Museum

211 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106, US

"With historic vessels to board, a ship"

Attraction:

Love Park - Attraction - 1500 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, 19102, US

Love Park

1500 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"The site of artist Robert Indiana's iconic "Love" statue that echoes Philadelphia's identity as "the city of brotherly love.""

Attraction:

National Constitution Center - Attraction - Independence Mall, 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

National Constitution Center

Independence Mall, 525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"The National Constitution Center in Historic Philadelphia is America's most interactive history museum. Located just two blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, it is the only museum devoted to the U.S. Constitution and the story of we, the people. First came the revolution. Then came a revolutionary document. See what's revolutionary on the other side of the Independence Mall in Philadelphia's historic district."

Attraction:

Pat's King of Steaks - Attraction - 1237 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19147, US

Pat's King of Steaks

1237 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Philadelphia's original cheesesteak is located directly across the street from its famed competitor--Geno's. Be like Anonymous's dad and try one from each to offer your answer to the age-old debate: Which is better, Pat's or Geno's?"

Attraction:

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - Attraction - 118 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

118 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was founded in 1805 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor William Rush, and other artists and business leaders. It is the oldest art museum and school in the nation. The Academy's museum is internationally known for its collections of 19th and 20th century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Its archives house important materials for the study of American art history, museums, and art training."

Attraction:

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Attraction - 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Philadelphia Museum of Art

26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Attraction:

Physick House - Attraction - 321 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Physick House

321 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Medical drama. Great wealth. Marital scandal. Forced by his father to study medicine, Dr. Philip Syng Physick became one of the most accomplished physicians of his time. A 19th century soap opera ensued when his wife left him, something unheard of in that era. From a medical office located in his spectacular mansion, he treated his high-profile patients including Dolly Madison, President Andrew Jackson and Chief Justice John Marshall. Richly furnished in the Empire and Federal styles, the home includes some of the medical and surgical tools he invented-bloodletting instruments, stomach pumps, clamps, and tubes to remove kidney stones. Primitive, yes, but Dr. Physick"

Attraction:

Rodin Museum - Attraction - 2201 Benjamin Franklin Pky, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Rodin Museum

2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"The largest collection of Rodin's works outside of France."

Attraction:

Second Bank of the United States - Attraction - 151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, US

Second Bank of the United States

420 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106, US

"It"

Attraction:

The Franklin Institute - Attraction - 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

The Franklin Institute

222 N 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103, US

"Founded in honor of Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is a museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. The Franklin Institute itself comprises three centers, The Science Center, The Franklin Center, and The Center for Innovation in Science Learning. It also houses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial."

Attraction:

Penn's Landing - Attraction - 121 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Irish Memorial at Penn's Landing

Front St
Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

"This Memorial, a national monument, was opened to the public on October 25, 2003. The Memorial stands prominently at the southeast corner of Front and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia. The Irish Memorial is dedicated to the memory of more than one million innocent men, women and children who perished during the years 1845 to 1850 and to the millions of Irish immigrants who found here in the United States of America the freedom, liberty and prosperity denied to their ancestors in Ireland."

Attraction:

Liberty Bell - Attraction - 500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, US

The Liberty Bell

"The Liberty Bell was a symbol of the freedom of Pennsylvania's citizens in being able to openly practice their religion. After the Civil War, it became a symbol of unity for the country."

Attraction:

The President's House

"An installation marking where, from 1790 to 1800, the President's House stood while Philadelphia was the capital of the United States."

Attraction:

Washington Square - Attraction - 601-699 S Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Washington Square

"Frequented by John Adams, the site of the nation's oldest publishing house, a burial field for the poor, a memorial to unknown dead soldiers, and an arboretum--Washington Square's history is incredibly colorful!"

Coffee shops:

Starbucks

63 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"For those of you jonesin' for your joe."

Coffee shops:

Starbucks

8th & Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"For those of you jonesin' for your joe."

Shopping Destinations:

Antique Row

"Just six blocks from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, antique-lovers can hunt for treasures in the shops along Pine Street (from 10th to 18th). It has long been a favorite spot to search for antique books, stained glass and furniture, much of it museum quality. From colonial heirlooms to 1950s kitsch, there"

Shopping Destinations:

Jeweler's Row - Shopping Destinations - Antique Row, Philadelphia, PA, PA, US

Jeweler's Row

"America's oldest diamond district and its second largest."

Shopping Destinations:

Northern Liberties Boutiques

124 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Hip and trendy shopping abound in this area of the city with shops like Sugarcube (124 N. 3d), Tony (47 N. 3d), Moletta (55 N. 3d) and more."

Shopping Destinations:

Rittenhouse Row shopping

Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA, US

"(Philly's Tax Free on Clothing!) Focused between Broad and 18th Streets, includes Burberry, Tiffany's, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, BCBG, Armani Exchange, Lacoste, the Art of Shaving, Jacques Ferber Furs, Coach, H & M, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Zara, Club Monaco, Bebe, MAC, Arden B, Aerosoles, Jack Kellmer Jewelers, Diesel, Anthropologie, Kiehl's, Barnes & Noble, Holts' Cigars, Joan Shepp, Lagos, Knit Wit, City Sports, Max Studio, Talbots, and more."

Shopping Destinations:

Shops at Liberty Place - Shopping Destinations - 1625 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Shops At Liberty Place

1625 Chestnut St # 202
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"A small indoor shopping mall at the foot of one of Philadelphia's most elegant skyscrapers. Includes J. Crew, Aveda, Douglas Cosmetics, Jos. A Banks, Bath & Body Works, the Body Shop, Godiva, Aldo, Nine West, Bandolino, Ann Taylor Loft, Victoria's Secret, Aveda, and Express, as well as a food court on its second level."

Shopping Destinations:

Shops at the Bellevue

"Another historical landmark in the city, the Bellevue has been visited by every president since Theodore Roosevelt. It includes Polo Ralph Lauren, Williams Sonoma, Nicole Miller, and Origins stores, as well as another Starbucks and the Palm restaurant. It is a hotel and an office building, and houses a food court on its basement level."

Lunch and Brunch:

Jones Restaurant

700 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Lunch and Brunch:

Marathon Grill

929 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Lunch and Brunch:

Sabrina's Cafe

910 Christian St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bars:

Old City Bar District

"Bars abound between 3d & Anonymouset Streets and 2d and Chestnut Streets in Old City. Foot it down and then stop by Margherita's for some late-night pizza."

Bars:

Plough & the Stars

123 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"A beloved Philadelphia Irish bar. Traditional music during dinner, but they break out the dj and the 80s music as the night goes on."

Bars:

Sugarmom's

225 Church St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"You gotta love Sugarmom's. In the basement of an old sugar refinery, this hipster dive is one of the last places you can still smoke. Beware the lack of ventilation! The super cheap drinks, however, often make the smoky atmosphere seem worthwhile."

Bars:

The Continental

138 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106, US

"Diner made martini bar with delicious small bites. Make sure to bring a fat wallet, it's good, but those martinis ain't cheap!"

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