Location, location, location" doesn't just apply to real estate. The difference between a "same-old same-old" and a "Wow!" Bar/Bat Mitzvah reception is all about the address. Philadelphia has a long list of dramatic party venues that pop, combining distinctive features with seamless service to deliver an experience your family will remember for a lifetime. Here are 20 of the most recommended reception venues in the Delaware Valley, listed in no particular order.7. Battleship New Jersey, the U.S. Navy's most decorated battleship, offers a wide array of fascinating spaces for any event. Have a party on the deck, the officers' mess or the Admiral's cabin, all of which offer great views of Philadelphia. The New Jersey's largest space, the tented fantail, holds 400 for dinner, 800 for a reception. "An event aboard the Battleship New Jersey is memorable on so many levels," said Jack Willard, vice president of the war vesselturned museum. "The sense of history is completely unique. And there are some amazing views of the Philly skyline, Ben Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River."12. R2L Restaurant is located on the 57th floor of Two Liberty Place, a stunning space accessed by multiple private elevators, adding an exclusive patina to your private party. "It's not just the view that impresses here," said Vera Masi, R2L's private events manager. "We make sure that the personal touch of the staff and chef Daniel Stern's creative contemporary cuisine makes our guests feel like VIP's." R2L's capacity: 60 to 175 guests, 100 for seated event or 175 for cocktail reception.