Guest Accommodations

Aloft Philadelphia Downtown
101 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

The Aloft is located in an old bank building and is one block from the reception venue. The hotel bar will also host the after party after the reception on Saturday, October 5th.

You may use this link to reserve your room: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1545429763805&key=GRP&app=resvlink

The Notary
21 N Juniper St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

The Notary is part of the Marriott Autography Collection. Currently, it is called the Courtyard Marriott, and you will be reserving your room under this name. However, this transition will be happening during the course of this year and the hotel will be called The Notary at the time of your arrival. The Notary is one block from the reception venue.

The Notary will be where the Welcome Drinks on Friday, October 4th is located as well as the brunch on Sunday, October 6th.

You may use this link to reserve your room: https://book.passkey.com/go/FedorisLeslieWedding

You may use this number if you prefer to call regarding your reservation: 877-901-6632

Le Méridien Philadelphia
1421 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

While we do not have a room block with this hotel, we invite you to explore it as an additional accommodation option.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

While we do not have a room block with this hotel, we invite you to explore it as an additional accommodation option.

Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Center City
One, E Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

While we do not have a room block with this hotel, we invite you to explore it as an additional accommodation option.

The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
10 Ave Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

While we do not have a room block with this hotel, we invite you to explore it as an additional accommodation option.

Travel and Transportation

Airport Train Line

In Terminal A, walk to the sign that says trains to Center City. If you are picking up bags, you will go down to baggage claim and return to this area between baggage claim and the terminal after retrieving your bags. The trains leave on the :10 and :40. When you are on the train, once you are seated you will tell the conductor you are going to Suburban Station. Please have cash ready for the conductor. Once you are at Suburban Station, you can walk to either hotel by walking towards City Hall.

The Notary Parking
21 North Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Valet parking at The Notary is $55.13 a night after tax. This includes in and out privileges and you can keep the car parked until 6pm the day of check out.

Market-Frankford Line

For transportation between the hotel and wedding venue, we recommend the Market-Frankford Line. Pick up near the hotel at 13th Street Station (13th and Market) and get off at 5th Street Independence Hall Station. Head South on 4th Street and you will see ushers shortly past Walnut Street.

Parkway 12th & Filbert Garage
1201 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

Located across the street from the Notary, it is $39/night.

17, 33, 48 Septa Buses

For transportation between the hotel and wedding venue, we recommend the the 17, 33, or 48 Septa Buses. Pick up near the hotel at 13th Street Station (13th and Market) and get off at 4th Street. Head south on 4th Street and you will see ushers shortly past Walnut Street.

Uber/Lyft

We recommend using Uber/Lyft for quick trips around the city.

Things to Do

Independence Hall, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA
520 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Admission is free and by timed tour during October. It is open from 9 AM to 5 PM. You can book tickets online here, which we recommend, or you can get limited free, timed tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis from the Independence Visitor Center beginning at 8:30 AM. A must see in Philadelphia!

Liberty Bell
N 6th St & Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

The Liberty Bell is open from 9 AM to 7 PM and admission is free. Located right near the church, you could stop by to see the Bell wearing your very best on your way to the reception!

Reading Terminal Market
51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Located near both hotel blocks as well as the reception venue, this market has everything anyone could ever want! A must-see (and eat) in Philadelphia, be sure to grab a bite and something to remember the weekend by. There are plenty of local artisans, including handmade gifts from the Amish and Mennonite located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Just about every cuisine and treat can be found here, but we recommend a few of our favorites:

Cheesesteak: Spataro's

Reuben: Hershel's East Side Deli

Cannolis/Italian pastries: Termini Brothers Bakery

Every day you find something new in Reading Terminal, so enjoy exploring!

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has many unique collections - and is located right by our apartment! We recommend checking out all the art Philadelphia has to offer along the Parkway, with the Barnes Museum and Rodin Museum just a stone's throw away.

Be sure to visit the museum:

Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday open until 8:45 p.m.
Closed Monday except some holidays*

The first Sunday of every month is pay what you wish, which will fall on October 6, 2019!

Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

Our personal favorite museum in the city! Dr. Albert C. Barnes curated this entire collection, originally housed at his home in Merion, Pennsylvania. As you walk through the collection, each room is completely unique - with American silver lining the walls, iconography from Greece in the 1400s, and a Monet lining the same wall. It's up to you to decide what Dr. Barnes saw while curating each room, and you can interact with the art more intimately than most museums - just make sure you don't step over the line! Tickets are $25.

Rodin Museum
2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

Located conveniently near the Barnes Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this museum houses the largest collection of Rodin sculptures and sketches outside of France. Admission to the Rodin is pay what you wish, and the garden is free year-round!

Ben Franklin's House
Fragments of Franklin Court, 322 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19139

The Ben Franklin Museum is located in Philadelphia as well, but even if you don't visit the museum, be sure to walk around the courtyard where fragments of Ben Franklin's home can be seen. With information regarding personal letters he sent to his wife on the design, this is a quick and easy way to pass time between the ceremony and reception.

Ben Franklin's Grave
Benjamin Franklin's Grave, 50 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106

To see Ben Franklin's final resting place in the beautiful Christ Church Cemetery, take a walk after the ceremony. Admission is $3 for adults, and make sure you have a penny to leave on Mr. Franklin's grave!

Christ Church
20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

While visiting Mr. Franklin's final resting place, be sure to walk down the street and see the beautiful Christ Church. Free and donation-based, the founding church of the American Episcopal Church was founded in 1695. Known as the "Nation's Church," members have included Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross.

National Constitution Center
525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Alison's favorite museum, the National Constitution Center walks you through America's history through interactive spaces and gorgeous exhibits. Have you always wanted to sign the Constitution? Here's your chance!

Tickets, found here, are $14.50 for adults. Interested in seeing both the National Constitution Center and the Museum of the American Revolution? Tickets are discounted to $29.00 for adults.

Museum of the American Revolution
101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

One of Philadelphia's newest museums, the Museum of the American Revolution is truly unique. Located conveniently in Old City, you can learn about the history of the revolution, including the many areas of Pennsylvania that played a significant role in the American Revolution! Tickets are $19.00 for adults, and we recommend spending a couple hours here before checking out the rest Old City has to offer!

Pat's King of Steaks
1237 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA

Located at "Cheesteak Corner," Pat's & Geno's both claim to serve the original Cheeseteak. It's up to you to decide which is your favorite!

Geno’s Steaks
1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA

You've already made it down to Pat's, why not stop at Geno's?

Sonny's Famous Steaks
228 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

How many cheesesteaks are too many cheesesteaks? The limit does not exist.

While other tourists will be fighting over whether Pat's or Geno's is better, you can try our favorite cheesesteak in Philadelphia. Our recommendation is wit & provolone (that's with fried onions and provolone rather than traditional whiz cheese). Feel free to add peppers and mushrooms despite the glare from the cashier.

Conveniently located in Old City, and near plenty of museums, this is the perfect way to break up a day of learning!

Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 N Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USA

Located west of Philadelphia, Valley Forge National Historical Park was Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The 3,500-acres of monuments, meadows, and woodlands commemorate the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation. Absolutely stunning, especially in the fall, we recommend spending a morning or afternoon in Valley Forge. Whether you tour the cabins where Continental soldiers stayed or just hike the trails, the stunning space will transport you to a different time.

Restaurant and Bar Recommendations
The Bourse Market

Neighborhood: Old City

Address: 111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106

A food hall with lots of food, drink, and gift options. A great stop between the ceremony and the reception!

Sassafrass

Neighborhood: Old City

Address: 48 S 2nd Street

Alison and Tyler's favorite bar in Philadelphia. Small neighborhood bar with great cocktails and a great selection of wine and beer. They are particularly known for their Old Fashioneds.

Located in Old City, we recommend checking it out between the ceremony and the reception.

The Plough and the Stars

Neighborhood: Old City

Address: 123 Chestnut Street

An excellent Irish pub with a great rotating beer list in Old City.

High Street on Market

Neighborhood: Old City

Address: 308 Market Street

Excellent restaurant focused on local ingredients. Great for a quick bite before the ceremony!

Amada

Neighborhood: Old City

Address: 217 Chestnut Street

Iron Chef Jose Garces's tapas restaurant. Beautiful space, with excellent gin and tonics. We recommend the bacon wrapped dates and the pan con tomate.

Little Nonna's

Neighborhood: Old City

Address: 1234 Locust St

Small Italian American restaurant where we get our Italian comfort food fix. The Sunday Gravy is incredible, but make sure you get there before they run out! Reservations recommended.

Vedge

Neighborhood: Center City

Address: 1221 Locust Street

James Beard nominated chef Richard Landau's vegetarian restaurant. Vedge is frequently mentioned as one of the best restaurants in the city. Reservations recommended.

Charlie Was A Sinner

Neighborhood: Center City

Address: 131 S 13th Street

Vegan restaurant with some of the best cocktails in the city. If you are stopping by for a drink, we recommend getting there before 6 to avoid the rush. Reservations recommended for dinner.

Sampan

Neighborhood: Center City

Address: 123 S 13th Street

Asian Fusion restaurant with great cocktails and happy hour. We recommend any (and all) of their dumplings!

V Street

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square

Address: 124-126 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

V Street is home to amazing vegetarian street food and innovative cocktails. One of our favorite restaurants in the city (yes, coming from two meat-eaters), we recommend this to anyone looking for an incredible meal. Reservations highly recommended, although bar seats are available.

Interested in another veggie option? Charlie Was a Sinner and Vedge are both veggie options with great cocktails!

The Dandelion

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square

Address: 123 S 18th Street

British style gastropub in Rittenhouse Square, great for brunch, happy hour, or dinner. We recommend the rabbit pie and any of their cocktails. Reservations recommended.

Butcher Bar

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square

Address: 2034 Chestnut St

Meat and whiskey heavy menu (aka, Alison and Tyler's dream). We recommend trying as many of their unique meatballs as possible while washing it down with a bourbon. Reservations recommended.

Oyster House

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square

Address: 1516 Sansom Street

Delicious oysters, lobsters and other East Coast style seafood dishes. Also offers buck-a-shuck oysters during their happy hour. We recommend lots of oysters and the lobster roll.

The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co. (aka The Franklin Bar)

Neighborhood:Rittenhouse Square

Address: 112 S 18th St

One of the first craft cocktail bars in Philly, this speakeasy style bar is actually two different bars. Downstairs is the original craft cocktail bar with excellent drinks. Upstairs is the more casual tiki bar. You can't go wrong!

1 Tippling Place

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square

Address: 2006 Chestnut St

One of our go to cocktail bars in the city. The cocktails change with the season, but you can't go wrong with any of their classic cocktails. Can't decide? Ask the bartender for their recommendation!

Tria Taproom

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square

Address: 2005 Walnut

Tria Taproom has 2 dozen beers, a dozen wines, 4 cocktails, two ciders and one kombucha option on tap. This is one of our favorite places to grab a beer in the city. We highly recommend their other location, Tria, as well!

Monk's Cafe

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square

Address: 264 S 16th Street

Belgian Beer bar in Rittenhouse. Amazing beer selection and a great place to find some rare beers. Hungry? It also has the classic mussels and frites, one of Alison and Tyler's favorite dishes.

Fine Wine & Good Spirits

Looking for something to bring back to your hotel room? The Fine Wine & Good Spirits is located right near the hotel at 5 N 12th St.

FAQ
FAQ

Q. When is the RSVP deadline?

A. The RSVP deadline is August 29, 2019.


Q. Is there a dress code?

A. Yes - Formal Attire. We invite guests to wear formal cocktail or long dresses and dark suits.


Q. Are children invited? Will there be babysitting services?

A. Children are invited! We ask that you RSVP for your child, and if you are interested in babysitting services, we recommend using My Fair Nanny (http://www.myfairnanny.com/).


Q. What should we know about the ceremony and Old St. Joseph's Catholic Church?

A. Old St. Joseph's is the oldest Catholic Church in Philadelphia. It was founded by Jesuits in 1733 and is still staffed by Jesuits and their lay colleagues. The community has been in continuous existence since 1733. There are two entrances and they are somewhat hidden. This was done in order to protect churchgoers in a time when Catholics were often persecuted for their faith. Groomsmen will be directing guests to the entrances.

We will be having a Catholic Mass and invite those of all faiths to join us in this celebration.

Old St. Joseph's does not allow alcohol on its premises and asks that guests refrain from throwing celebratory rice.


Q. What hotel should I stay in?

A. We have hotel blocks at the Aloft Philadelphia Downtown and the Courtyard Marriott (soon to be renamed The Notary), both of which are one block from the reception. Please look at the Accommodations page for additional accommodation suggestions or Airbnb.com for a non-hotel option.


Q. Will there be food served?

A. Yes, we will have stations and passed plates during cocktail hour and a plated meal during the reception. If you have any dietary restrictions, please make a note in your RSVP card or feel free to reach out to Alison at afedoris@gmail.com.


Q. Will there be a break between the ceremony and the reception?

A. There will be approximately a two hour break between the ceremony and the reception. We recommend checking out the Things to Do page for some ideas in the neighborhood. We will be providing ideas in your welcome bags with ideas for drinks, coffee, or some historical stops as you make your way to the reception. You can find additional suggestions on the Things to Do and Restaurants and Bars pages.


Q. Will last names be changing after the wedding?

Yes, Alison Toth Fedoris will become Alison Fedoris Leslie.


Q. Whom should I call with questions?

Before the wedding, please call Alison Fedoris at 610-850-2434 or Tyler Leslie at 612-309-6908. On the day of the wedding, please refer to the wedding website, itinerary, or call the Mother of the Bride Susan Fedoris at 610-246-6520.