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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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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great venue, wonderful staff, and the best food you'll find at a wedding for a very good price compared to other downtown venues. We had a 400 person wedding with two ceremonies, cocktail hour, reception, and after-party with a lot of specific requests, and the Finleys were very accommodating through it all. Miguel was exceptional as the Maitre D' and handled everything with a smile. He really made us feel comfortable that everything would go off without a hitch, and his staff was timely and professional. The food was probably the number one thing our guests raved about. So many choices, and every one of them delicious. We were so thrilled at how it all turned out.
Great venue, wonderful staff, and the best food you'll find at a wedding for a very good price compared to other downtown Read more...
Great venue, wonderful staff, and the best food you'll find at a wedding for a very good price compared to other downtown venues. We had a 400 person wedding with two ceremonies, cocktail hour, reception, and after-party with a lot of specific requests, and the Finleys were very accommodating through it all. Miguel was exceptional as the Maitre D' and handled everything with a smile. He really made us feel comfortable that everything would go off without a hitch, and his staff was timely and professional. The food was probably the number one thing our guests raved about. So many choices, and every one of them delicious. We were so thrilled at how it all turned out. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
From start to end, everything about my experience with Finley Catering, and Allison and Miguel, was phenomenal! They are so accommodating, and really strive to make your day as perfect as possible. The service, the food, the people are all fantastic. I highly recommend Finley Catering, and the Crystal Tea room - the room is stunning and has so much to offer!
From start to end, everything about my experience with Finley Catering, and Allison and Miguel, was phenomenal! They are Read more...
From start to end, everything about my experience with Finley Catering, and Allison and Miguel, was phenomenal! They are so accommodating, and really strive to make your day as perfect as possible. The service, the food, the people are all fantastic. I highly recommend Finley Catering, and the Crystal Tea room - the room is stunning and has so much to offer! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot express how much I love Finley Catering and the Crystal Tea Room!!! My wedding was the day of my dreams because of the staff of Finley Catering! A huge thanks to Nicole and Miguel and everyone else who put the night together and made it just perfect! My family cannot get over how classy, elegant, beautiful and aesthetically pleasing the Crystal Tea Room was. People cannot stop calling and texting that it was the best wedding they've been too! It could not have gone more smoothly and the team makes sure you and your groom are very well taken care of and happy with everything! Very detail oriented and that's what I appreciate most. I feel like I have an extended family at Finley now and highly recommend them!! I hope someone I know has their wedding there soon so I can enjoy all the food, cocktails and atmosphere!
I cannot express how much I love Finley Catering and the Crystal Tea Room!!! My wedding was the day of my dreams because Read more...
I cannot express how much I love Finley Catering and the Crystal Tea Room!!! My wedding was the day of my dreams because of the staff of Finley Catering! A huge thanks to Nicole and Miguel and everyone else who put the night together and made it just perfect! My family cannot get over how classy, elegant, beautiful and aesthetically pleasing the Crystal Tea Room was. People cannot stop calling and texting that it was the best wedding they've been too! It could not have gone more smoothly and the team makes sure you and your groom are very well taken care of and happy with everything! Very detail oriented and that's what I appreciate most. I feel like I have an extended family at Finley now and highly recommend them!! I hope someone I know has their wedding there soon so I can enjoy all the food, cocktails and atmosphere! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Crystal Tea Room two weeks ago. The evening of the wedding was absolutely perfect - the venue is gorgeous, the food was spectacular, and the staff was so professional. Our friends and family are STILL raving about the food at both the cocktail hour and at the sit down dinner. So many people have also commented about the classic style and the timelessness of the venue, it is truly picture perfect! The Crystal Tea Room was so friendly and so accommodating every step of the planning process. Any time we had a question, it was answered promptly and politely. Our meeting two days prior to the big event was informative and made me feel confident that everything was taken care of. I could not have asked for a better venue, caterer, or hosting staff! Thank you Crystal Tea Room and Finley Catering for making our wedding day so beautiful and for having such a sincere investment in giving us the best of the best!
We had our wedding at the Crystal Tea Room two weeks ago. The evening of the wedding was absolutely perfect - the venue is Read more...
We had our wedding at the Crystal Tea Room two weeks ago. The evening of the wedding was absolutely perfect - the venue is gorgeous, the food was spectacular, and the staff was so professional. Our friends and family are STILL raving about the food at both the cocktail hour and at the sit down dinner. So many people have also commented about the classic style and the timelessness of the venue, it is truly picture perfect! The Crystal Tea Room was so friendly and so accommodating every step of the planning process. Any time we had a question, it was answered promptly and politely. Our meeting two days prior to the big event was informative and made me feel confident that everything was taken care of. I could not have asked for a better venue, caterer, or hosting staff! Thank you Crystal Tea Room and Finley Catering for making our wedding day so beautiful and for having such a sincere investment in giving us the best of the best! Read less
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Bernadette
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Finley Catering at the Crystal Tea Room provided us with such an incredible reception for our daughter's wedding that I am still receiving emails, thank you notes and phone calls. The ambiance was charming, the food was delicious and the service was top notch. We will cherish such beautiful memories for a lifetime thanks to the wonderful people at Finley Catering. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars!
Finley Catering at the Crystal Tea Room provided us with such an incredible reception for our daughter's wedding that I am Read more...
Finley Catering at the Crystal Tea Room provided us with such an incredible reception for our daughter's wedding that I am still receiving emails, thank you notes and phone calls. The ambiance was charming, the food was delicious and the service was top notch. We will cherish such beautiful memories for a lifetime thanks to the wonderful people at Finley Catering. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding was a dream come true. The venue is beautiful and everyone I worked with (especially Trish and Miguel) were wonderful.
My wedding was a dream come true. The venue is beautiful and everyone I worked with (especially Trish and Miguel) were Read more...
My wedding was a dream come true. The venue is beautiful and everyone I worked with (especially Trish and Miguel) were wonderful. Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Tom & Trish, were both absolutely wonderful coordinating our wedding. They were so helpful with the whole planning process and made everything as stressful as possible for us. Our Maître d, Miguel was awesome w/getting everything in order and making sure everything ran smoothly on our special day. The Crystal Tea Room was in one word, exquisite. Our cocktail hour was held in the Atrium, which was absolutely breath-taking and the dining room was jaw-dropping beautiful! Even a month later, we are still hearing guests raving about not only how stunning the venue was, but how great the food was, service & organization of our wedding! Highly recommended!
Tom & Trish, were both absolutely wonderful coordinating our wedding. They were so helpful with the whole planning process Read more...
Tom & Trish, were both absolutely wonderful coordinating our wedding. They were so helpful with the whole planning process and made everything as stressful as possible for us. Our Maître d, Miguel was awesome w/getting everything in order and making sure everything ran smoothly on our special day. The Crystal Tea Room was in one word, exquisite. Our cocktail hour was held in the Atrium, which was absolutely breath-taking and the dining room was jaw-dropping beautiful! Even a month later, we are still hearing guests raving about not only how stunning the venue was, but how great the food was, service & organization of our wedding! Highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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M.
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
This is by far one of the nicest places to get married in Philadelphia. My wedding was absolutely gorgeous and people were literally shocked at how good the food was and how impressive the space was. I was told by literally all of my guests that this was an exquisite event and there were quite a few rollers there. Most importantly, it was a romantic night for my husband and I and not one thing went wrong. We were literally depressed when it ended!

We served lobster and fillet or the chicken piccante with an intermezzo, Wanamaker salad, and gnocchi app. It is hard for caterers to serve food at such a large capacity, and they did a great job. The service was excellent and everyone felt like VIP's. Planning the event was easy because they were so flexible throughout the entire process.

There are other places of not nearly the same caliber that somehow also received a 5 star rating on this website. I am from the area and can tell you that the Crystal Tea Room is worth every dollar, especially if you are a bride looking for a luxurious old world feel in a grand room with low lighting, a stellar chandelier as the room focus, and a water fountain in the center of your cocktail hour. Not to mention, it is right in center city next to the city hall which creates a great ambiance for the center city feel.

Miguel will make sure your night runs perfectly so you can actually enjoy your wedding. They didn't come up to me one time to ask any questions and worked their butts off to make the night spectacular. I wish I could relive the night!
This is by far one of the nicest places to get married in Philadelphia. My wedding was absolutely gorgeous and people were Read more...
This is by far one of the nicest places to get married in Philadelphia. My wedding was absolutely gorgeous and people were literally shocked at how good the food was and how impressive the space was. I was told by literally all of my guests that this was an exquisite event and there were quite a few rollers there. Most importantly, it was a romantic night for my husband and I and not one thing went wrong. We were literally depressed when it ended!

We served lobster and fillet or the chicken piccante with an intermezzo, Wanamaker salad, and gnocchi app. It is hard for caterers to serve food at such a large capacity, and they did a great job. The service was excellent and everyone felt like VIP's. Planning the event was easy because they were so flexible throughout the entire process.

There are other places of not nearly the same caliber that somehow also received a 5 star rating on this website. I am from the area and can tell you that the Crystal Tea Room is worth every dollar, especially if you are a bride looking for a luxurious old world feel in a grand room with low lighting, a stellar chandelier as the room focus, and a water fountain in the center of your cocktail hour. Not to mention, it is right in center city next to the city hall which creates a great ambiance for the center city feel.

Miguel will make sure your night runs perfectly so you can actually enjoy your wedding. They didn't come up to me one time to ask any questions and worked their butts off to make the night spectacular. I wish I could relive the night! Read less
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John
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I wish I could give more than 5 Stars!
It was absolutely INCREDIBLE! From the moment we arrived, my wife and I were taken back - the room was set up perfect, the lighting, the draping, it looked amazing! The food was phenomenal! We are still hearing about appetizers that we didn't even see. So much food and it was delicious. Some people could not believe they were still going to be fed after the cocktail hour. And Miguel was OUTSTANDING! A true professional and so easy to work with! So many of our guests said to us "This is the best wedding I have ever been to in my life" and "this is the wedding all other weddings will be compared". Working with you Trish, Miguel, Chris and the entire staff of Finley Catering made my daughter's wedding everything it could be and more! Thank you so much!
I wish I could give more than 5 Stars!
It was absolutely INCREDIBLE! From the moment we arrived, my wife and I were Read more...
I wish I could give more than 5 Stars!
It was absolutely INCREDIBLE! From the moment we arrived, my wife and I were taken back - the room was set up perfect, the lighting, the draping, it looked amazing! The food was phenomenal! We are still hearing about appetizers that we didn't even see. So much food and it was delicious. Some people could not believe they were still going to be fed after the cocktail hour. And Miguel was OUTSTANDING! A true professional and so easy to work with! So many of our guests said to us "This is the best wedding I have ever been to in my life" and "this is the wedding all other weddings will be compared". Working with you Trish, Miguel, Chris and the entire staff of Finley Catering made my daughter's wedding everything it could be and more! Thank you so much! Read less
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