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Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering

Philadelphia , PA
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LOCATION

100 Penn Square East, Wanamaker Building, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US

PHONE

215-627-5100

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ABOUT US

Finley Catering Company, established in 1976, has soared to even greater heights than Steve Finley could have ever imagined. As a young boy, Steve took all his cooking skills from his... Read more
Finley Catering Company, established in 1976, has soared to even greater heights than Steve Finley could have ever imagined. As a young boy, Steve took all his cooking skills from his mother, pursued a culinary degree and worked hard to realize the great American success story.

Steve’s business has grown considerably over the years. Teaming with his brother, Tom Finley, they have created a dynamic duo in the area’s catering industry. Both spouses have been involved and now the next generation, Steve’s daughter, Michelle, is coming aboard making it a true family business. Steve’s values have stayed the same. He continues to strive for perfection in all aspects of his profession. Steve credits his success to hard work, dedication to detail, exquisite cuisine and top-notch employees.

Finley’s accomplishments, small or large, have earned him a reputation that has resulted in bookings at the Ballroom At the Ben and the Crystal Tea Room, exceeding all expectations. For example in 1997, Steve had the honor of hosting the Presidential Summit Luncheon at The Ballroom At the Ben. Then President and Mrs. Clinton, Vice President and Mrs. Gore, the Honorable George and Mrs. Bush, the Honorable Gerald Ford, Colin Powell, along with Governors from across the country and numerous celebrities, attended this prestigious event. Furthermore, The Crystal Tea Room has hosted numerous noteworthy events, such as The Tug McGraw Foundation, which was hosted by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. In addition, The Crystal Tea Room hosts events for numerous foundations, The Cole Hamel’s Foundation, Philadelphia professional athletes, and soirées for celebrities. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
900
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

REVIEWS

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Claire
Wedding:
11/27/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently had our reception at the Crystal Tea Room in November… Trish was incredible to work with. Her expertise, guidance and communication during the entire process were amazing. Miguel and his team executed everything flawlessly on the day. My guests wanted for nothing!!! The food was incredible and the service was impeccable. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. I come from a hospitality background so I always notice service standards and I could not have asked for more. I am still hearing rave reviews on everything and my guests had a blast ~ Finely Catering does it right!!!!!!!
My husband and I recently had our reception at the Crystal Tea Room in November… Trish was incredible to work with. Her Read more...
My husband and I recently had our reception at the Crystal Tea Room in November… Trish was incredible to work with. Her expertise, guidance and communication during the entire process were amazing. Miguel and his team executed everything flawlessly on the day. My guests wanted for nothing!!! The food was incredible and the service was impeccable. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. I come from a hospitality background so I always notice service standards and I could not have asked for more. I am still hearing rave reviews on everything and my guests had a blast ~ Finely Catering does it right!!!!!!! Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
11/20/2015
5.0/5.0
As soon as I seen The Crystal Tea Room I fell in love with the place. It was the perfect spot for my wedding. Trish was helpful with every step of the way. Miguel was right by my side the whole night making sure I had the perfect day. Also, I would recommend their after party package, its a great package to keep the wedding going. All my family and friends raved it was the best wedding they went to. Loved the staff, the place, and everything about The Crystal Tea Room.
As soon as I seen The Crystal Tea Room I fell in love with the place. It was the perfect spot for my wedding. Trish was Read more...
As soon as I seen The Crystal Tea Room I fell in love with the place. It was the perfect spot for my wedding. Trish was helpful with every step of the way. Miguel was right by my side the whole night making sure I had the perfect day. Also, I would recommend their after party package, its a great package to keep the wedding going. All my family and friends raved it was the best wedding they went to. Loved the staff, the place, and everything about The Crystal Tea Room. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Binh
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Thank you for an amazing wedding on Sunday, September 6th! Thuy and I couldn't have asked for better. There were so many things that just went right for us that day, all thanks to Trish and her staff:

1. The food
Wow! That's all I have to say. It was probably the biggest concern for us because all of our families wanted to make sure that there was enough food and that it was good. They definitely had more than enough and my niece even told me there was too much food at my wedding. The fish was by far the rock star at the wedding. I think many people ended up switching their entrees to get the fish because it was so good! The steak was perfectly cooked and the chicken was not dry one bit. The cocktail hour and dessert spread was insane. The alcohol and drinks flowed all night, so much so that many of my guests had to take two days to fully recover. It still amazes me how consistent everything was for as many guests as there were at my wedding.

2. The staff
Your staff is top notch. Miguel and Efron (I'm sure I butchered the spelling of his name) performed way above our expectations! Miguel took care of so many last minute things for us, including last minute changes to the seating arrangements, setting everything up the way we wanted it, and dealing with last minute requests. He read my mind throughout the night and took care of things without hesitation. Efron was so attentive to us, always asking if he could get us something. I don't think I ever went without a drink in my hand. He even brought our things to the hotel on his own. The rest of the wait staff were extremely attentive to my guests, taking care of their requests and anticipating their needs with a smile. The bartenders were so great and just took care of all of us that night.

As you know, I've worked in many venues and dealt with countless weddings. I've seen the good and the bad and it takes a lot for me to be impressed nowadays. I can't say enough about our experience and we're so happy!
Thank you for an amazing wedding on Sunday, September 6th! Thuy and I couldn't have asked for better. There were so many Read more...
Thank you for an amazing wedding on Sunday, September 6th! Thuy and I couldn't have asked for better. There were so many things that just went right for us that day, all thanks to Trish and her staff:

1. The food
Wow! That's all I have to say. It was probably the biggest concern for us because all of our families wanted to make sure that there was enough food and that it was good. They definitely had more than enough and my niece even told me there was too much food at my wedding. The fish was by far the rock star at the wedding. I think many people ended up switching their entrees to get the fish because it was so good! The steak was perfectly cooked and the chicken was not dry one bit. The cocktail hour and dessert spread was insane. The alcohol and drinks flowed all night, so much so that many of my guests had to take two days to fully recover. It still amazes me how consistent everything was for as many guests as there were at my wedding.

2. The staff
Your staff is top notch. Miguel and Efron (I'm sure I butchered the spelling of his name) performed way above our expectations! Miguel took care of so many last minute things for us, including last minute changes to the seating arrangements, setting everything up the way we wanted it, and dealing with last minute requests. He read my mind throughout the night and took care of things without hesitation. Efron was so attentive to us, always asking if he could get us something. I don't think I ever went without a drink in my hand. He even brought our things to the hotel on his own. The rest of the wait staff were extremely attentive to my guests, taking care of their requests and anticipating their needs with a smile. The bartenders were so great and just took care of all of us that night.

As you know, I've worked in many venues and dealt with countless weddings. I've seen the good and the bad and it takes a lot for me to be impressed nowadays. I can't say enough about our experience and we're so happy! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how amazing our wedding was at the Crystal Tea Room. Our reception was a fairytale. Miguel and Chris made the reception go by smoothly and without any problems at all. The venue is breathtaking and the service was perfection. We have gotten endless compliments about how amazing the reception was! Trish helped us through all the booking/paperwork, which was very smooth. She got back quickly to all emails. Miguel makes you feel like you are part of his family. He eased any worries I had involving the day; he also was present during the whole reception making sure we had everything we needed. Chris was also amazing. He was always there making sure everything was taken care of. The entire staff was very professional; we got many compliments, especially about the bartenders. I cannot say enough about the entire Finley Catering team. From the minute my husband and I arrived to the minute we left we had smiles on our faces. It was truly the wedding of our dreams!
Words cannot express how amazing our wedding was at the Crystal Tea Room. Our reception was a fairytale. Miguel and Chris Read more...
Words cannot express how amazing our wedding was at the Crystal Tea Room. Our reception was a fairytale. Miguel and Chris made the reception go by smoothly and without any problems at all. The venue is breathtaking and the service was perfection. We have gotten endless compliments about how amazing the reception was! Trish helped us through all the booking/paperwork, which was very smooth. She got back quickly to all emails. Miguel makes you feel like you are part of his family. He eased any worries I had involving the day; he also was present during the whole reception making sure we had everything we needed. Chris was also amazing. He was always there making sure everything was taken care of. The entire staff was very professional; we got many compliments, especially about the bartenders. I cannot say enough about the entire Finley Catering team. From the minute my husband and I arrived to the minute we left we had smiles on our faces. It was truly the wedding of our dreams! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Finley Catering did everything to make our wedding at Crystal Tea Room absolutely amazing. Working with both Michelle and Miguel was so easy and they made everything go so well during the process and on our wedding day. They went above and beyond with everything and we could not have been happier with how our day turned out. The venue is stunning and we have received so many compliments from our family and friends about the venue itself as well as the food and staff. We would recommend this venue and working with Finley Catering to anyone. Thank you again to the whole Finley Catering team to making our day perfect!
Finley Catering did everything to make our wedding at Crystal Tea Room absolutely amazing. Working with both Michelle and Read more...
Finley Catering did everything to make our wedding at Crystal Tea Room absolutely amazing. Working with both Michelle and Miguel was so easy and they made everything go so well during the process and on our wedding day. They went above and beyond with everything and we could not have been happier with how our day turned out. The venue is stunning and we have received so many compliments from our family and friends about the venue itself as well as the food and staff. We would recommend this venue and working with Finley Catering to anyone. Thank you again to the whole Finley Catering team to making our day perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My daughter's reception was held at the Crystal Tea Room in July. We can't say enough about Michelle and the entire staff. Michelle was knowledgeable, flexible and easily accessible throughout our planning. Miguel was fun and available the entire night of the wedding so that we did not need to worry about anything! I highly recommend the Crystal Tea Room!!!
My daughter's reception was held at the Crystal Tea Room in July. We can't say enough about Michelle and the entire staff. Read more...
My daughter's reception was held at the Crystal Tea Room in July. We can't say enough about Michelle and the entire staff. Michelle was knowledgeable, flexible and easily accessible throughout our planning. Miguel was fun and available the entire night of the wedding so that we did not need to worry about anything! I highly recommend the Crystal Tea Room!!! Read less
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Marci
Wedding:
2/22/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Crystal Tea Room on Sunday, February 22, 2015 and it was everything I ever hoped and dreamed of! The staff was amazing, especially my coordinator Tricia, and the maître ds, Miguel and Chris. Food was spectacular and the drinks were flowing all night!

I'd reccomend Crystal Tea Room to anyone who wants an exquisite wedding in the heart of Philadelphia!
We had our wedding at the Crystal Tea Room on Sunday, February 22, 2015 and it was everything I ever hoped and dreamed of! Read more...
We had our wedding at the Crystal Tea Room on Sunday, February 22, 2015 and it was everything I ever hoped and dreamed of! The staff was amazing, especially my coordinator Tricia, and the maître ds, Miguel and Chris. Food was spectacular and the drinks were flowing all night!

I'd reccomend Crystal Tea Room to anyone who wants an exquisite wedding in the heart of Philadelphia! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Crystal Tea Room was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for Trish...she helped us every step of the way. The room is gorgeous on it's own but the food just wowed our guests as well!
The Crystal Tea Room was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for Trish...she helped us every step of the way. The room Read more...
The Crystal Tea Room was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for Trish...she helped us every step of the way. The room is gorgeous on it's own but the food just wowed our guests as well! Read less
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Meg
Wedding:
12/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at the Crystal Tea Room on 12/27/2014. We were impressed from the first moment we saw the room set up for a wedding. We had some early hiccups but eventually worked with Nicole and Miguel, as well as Chris the day of the wedding. Also, on the day of the wedding, Michelle Finley, couldn't have been kinder or more helpful. Planning was very easy. They made us feel extremely comfortable and that they were seasoned professionals at these events. We had some anxiety, as this was a first for us!

They delivered beyond our expectations. Everything was executed perfectly. Staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Food could not have been tastier. Family and friends keep telling me that "it was the best wedding they have ever been to!" The cocktail hour had a large assortment of food and cocktails. People didn't expect to get such a filling or delicious entree after such a big cocktail hour!

I would enthusiastically recommend Finley Catering, specifically the Crystal Tea Room to anyone. The room looked beyond gorgeous and every chandelier sparkled!
We had our reception at the Crystal Tea Room on 12/27/2014. We were impressed from the first moment we saw the room set up Read more...
We had our reception at the Crystal Tea Room on 12/27/2014. We were impressed from the first moment we saw the room set up for a wedding. We had some early hiccups but eventually worked with Nicole and Miguel, as well as Chris the day of the wedding. Also, on the day of the wedding, Michelle Finley, couldn't have been kinder or more helpful. Planning was very easy. They made us feel extremely comfortable and that they were seasoned professionals at these events. We had some anxiety, as this was a first for us!

They delivered beyond our expectations. Everything was executed perfectly. Staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Food could not have been tastier. Family and friends keep telling me that "it was the best wedding they have ever been to!" The cocktail hour had a large assortment of food and cocktails. People didn't expect to get such a filling or delicious entree after such a big cocktail hour!

I would enthusiastically recommend Finley Catering, specifically the Crystal Tea Room to anyone. The room looked beyond gorgeous and every chandelier sparkled! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at CTR on 12/13/14.

We knew well in advance that we wanted to have our wedding on this special date, we met with Trish Finley even before we got engaged and she did not make us feel like it was strange or weird that we were there even before a ring appeared on my finger.

Originally we met with her with our hearts set on the Ballroom at the Ben, after meeting with Trish at CTR we left there knowing that CTR was right and so was our choice in Finley.

All I can say is WOW, Trish and her team blew away our wildest dreams and expectations of such a magical evening. Miguel, Chris, Trish, Tom the entire staff throughout the 18 months were on point and so helpful. We upgraded almost everything, and it was worth every penny that we spent.

Ceremony:
Was absolutely beautiful - Chris arranged everything, was on point and kept everything moving

Cocktail Hour -
Heard it was amazing - The martini/cocktail bar was a hit and the food I heard was amazing

Reception -
We did a dual cocktail hour - with stations and TONS and TONS of food. Trish kept telling me how much food we were having - and that's how much food we had :) The dessert room (yes I said ROOM) - was the biggest hit of the night. The chocolate shots people still talk about it. Yes, I said Chocolate shots. They are chocolate shot glasses filled with the liquor of your choice

We ended the reception with a cheesesteak station and tastykakes -

No request was too big for Trish, we attended a wedding at CTR in September 2014, and then again in March 2015. Each time the wedding felt different and special. Not like another big vendor in Philly where each wedding you go to is EXACTLY the same.

I only wish one thing - that I could of attended our wedding as a guest. I could not recommend Trish and her team more to anyone. Run, don't walk to the CTR, I promise you will not be disappointed. It is YOUR wedding - you can have it any way you want to.
We had our wedding at CTR on 12/13/14.

We knew well in advance that we wanted to have our wedding on this special Read more...
We had our wedding at CTR on 12/13/14.

We knew well in advance that we wanted to have our wedding on this special date, we met with Trish Finley even before we got engaged and she did not make us feel like it was strange or weird that we were there even before a ring appeared on my finger.

Originally we met with her with our hearts set on the Ballroom at the Ben, after meeting with Trish at CTR we left there knowing that CTR was right and so was our choice in Finley.

All I can say is WOW, Trish and her team blew away our wildest dreams and expectations of such a magical evening. Miguel, Chris, Trish, Tom the entire staff throughout the 18 months were on point and so helpful. We upgraded almost everything, and it was worth every penny that we spent.

Ceremony:
Was absolutely beautiful - Chris arranged everything, was on point and kept everything moving

Cocktail Hour -
Heard it was amazing - The martini/cocktail bar was a hit and the food I heard was amazing

Reception -
We did a dual cocktail hour - with stations and TONS and TONS of food. Trish kept telling me how much food we were having - and that's how much food we had :) The dessert room (yes I said ROOM) - was the biggest hit of the night. The chocolate shots people still talk about it. Yes, I said Chocolate shots. They are chocolate shot glasses filled with the liquor of your choice

We ended the reception with a cheesesteak station and tastykakes -

No request was too big for Trish, we attended a wedding at CTR in September 2014, and then again in March 2015. Each time the wedding felt different and special. Not like another big vendor in Philly where each wedding you go to is EXACTLY the same.

I only wish one thing - that I could of attended our wedding as a guest. I could not recommend Trish and her team more to anyone. Run, don't walk to the CTR, I promise you will not be disappointed. It is YOUR wedding - you can have it any way you want to. Read less
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