Belle of the Ball- The Philadelphia Belle

December 2, 2010 marked the christening of the Philadelphia Belle.

As the premier Philadelphia event planners we had the privilege to board the Belle and take a tour as it debuted on Pier 3 in Penns Landing.

Lucky for the Belle the rain cleared out the previous day which gave way to a beautiful day for its unveiling.

Mayor Nutter was aboard the Philadelphia Belle and Lauren Hart was the one who broke the bottle of champagne over the bow of the Belle and christened her for the Belle’s  first cruise the following day.

Tom D’Amato- Philadelphia Belle’s Vice President and General Manager gave many thanks to everyone who helped make the day possible as well as giving a small history of the Belle.

The Philadelphia Belle is the largest vessel of it’s kind of the East Coast.  This 228ft massive boat can accommodate 1,000 guests and is not only available for cruises but can host a wedding, corporate event, holiday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs etc.  Three out of the four decks are enclosed with a bar on each level.  The first level deck is the signature bar that is the only one that says “Life, Liberty and You.”  The Philadelphia Belle traveled 3400 miles from Illinois down the Mississippi and up the east coast stopping at numerous ship yards for renovations.  Most of the renovations took place in Philadelphia (mainly interior decorating)

Eli Allen owner of Majestic Images used the Philadelphia Belle as a beautiful backdrop for this couples photo.  Majestic Images Blog

What type of party would this be if there wasn’t a cake make out of TastyKakes?  You guessed it, only in Philadelphia would there be a cake made out of TasyKakes.

Steven Starr Events and Philadelphia International Records have exclusive partnerships with the Philadelphia Belle.   Philadelphia International Records (PIR) featuring The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP) will offer a ‘Best of Philadelphia’ experience aboard the Belle. The riverboat experience will offer menus inspired by Stephen STARR Events, providing cruise guests with a unique special events dining experience featuring signature items from Starr

Karen Pecora Events had such a fabulous time on the Philadelphia Belle and we can not wait to go on one of their cruises!  For those of you who do not have plans yet for New Years- the Philadelphia Belle is having a Sunset or Midnight New Years Eve Party Cruise…So Jump aboard and ring in the New Year with the Philadelphia Belle!

Have a Safe & Happy New Year from Karen Pecora Events!