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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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Ashley
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Finley and the CTR team was amazing. We worked closely with Michelle who made sure the day was perfect. She was flexible and fun during the planning process. On the night of, Miguel, Carlos and the waitstaff made sure my husband and I never had an empty drink and also took great care of our parents and bridal party. Our guests had nothing but great things to say about the food, service, drinks and venue. This venue knows how to throw a wedding! I wish I could redo the night!!!!! Thanks to Finley and CTR!
Our experience with Finley and the CTR team was amazing. We worked closely with Michelle who made sure the day was Read more...
Our experience with Finley and the CTR team was amazing. We worked closely with Michelle who made sure the day was perfect. She was flexible and fun during the planning process. On the night of, Miguel, Carlos and the waitstaff made sure my husband and I never had an empty drink and also took great care of our parents and bridal party. Our guests had nothing but great things to say about the food, service, drinks and venue. This venue knows how to throw a wedding! I wish I could redo the night!!!!! Thanks to Finley and CTR! Read less
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Steph
Wedding:
7/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Elegant, Beautiful, Delicious, Fancy, Perfect!

Best day of our lives! And that is mostly because of The Crystal Tea Room's beauty, their staff's accommodations/attention to detail, and Finley's FOOD of course!

We planned our wedding in 7 months. You have to do VERY little when you book with Finley. I realized that early on. The room itself is already gorgeous, they include a Termini Bros cake, any beers/drinks you want, and food that will have your guests talking forever about!!! We decided not to get married in a church and I was nervous about being able to match the beauty of a church for my ceremony; But the room makes for a gorgeous ceremony spot! The atrium, for cocktail hour gives you the outdoor feel with natural lighting from the glass ceiling and a fountain. We couldn't get over the bridal suite there...just absolutely beautiful and a great space to spend time with your bridal party before everything begins!

Michelle Finley is amazing and was easy to communicate with, helpful and just went above and beyond to accommodate us. Miguel is the bomb too! His attention to detail made the day run smooth as can be. I didn't have to worry about a thing that day because of Miguel! It's clear that both Michelle and Miguel have a ton of experience. The staff there understands elegance and value the details of your day. I don't think it's possible NOT to have the most beautiful wedding if you book the Crystal Tea Room!
Elegant, Beautiful, Delicious, Fancy, Perfect!

Best day of our lives! And that is mostly because of The Crystal Read more...
Elegant, Beautiful, Delicious, Fancy, Perfect!

Best day of our lives! And that is mostly because of The Crystal Tea Room's beauty, their staff's accommodations/attention to detail, and Finley's FOOD of course!

We planned our wedding in 7 months. You have to do VERY little when you book with Finley. I realized that early on. The room itself is already gorgeous, they include a Termini Bros cake, any beers/drinks you want, and food that will have your guests talking forever about!!! We decided not to get married in a church and I was nervous about being able to match the beauty of a church for my ceremony; But the room makes for a gorgeous ceremony spot! The atrium, for cocktail hour gives you the outdoor feel with natural lighting from the glass ceiling and a fountain. We couldn't get over the bridal suite there...just absolutely beautiful and a great space to spend time with your bridal party before everything begins!

Michelle Finley is amazing and was easy to communicate with, helpful and just went above and beyond to accommodate us. Miguel is the bomb too! His attention to detail made the day run smooth as can be. I didn't have to worry about a thing that day because of Miguel! It's clear that both Michelle and Miguel have a ton of experience. The staff there understands elegance and value the details of your day. I don't think it's possible NOT to have the most beautiful wedding if you book the Crystal Tea Room! Read less
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Monique
Wedding:
7/15/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Crystal Tea Room on July 15, 2016. To say that the venue and service was impeccable doesn’t even do it justice! We had the most magical night of our lives thanks to the team at the Crystal Tea Room, and are even RECEIVING many thank you cards from guests thanking us for inviting them! People are still raving about how gorgeous the venue was, and how much they enjoyed the delicious food.
Michelle Finley was on top of every single question and request we had throughout the entire planning process. For as much as she deals with on a daily basis, I always felt like I was top priority to her.
Miguel and his staff were hands down the warmest, most accommodating group I have ever experienced at a wedding! He was right there all night making sure my husband and I were comfortable and had everything we needed. I had a request at one point and I asked the nearest busser to help me out. He dropped what he was doing and literally ran to Miguel to let him know. I’ll never forget that! 
Great job to Crystal Tea room and its staff! We owe our magical night with great food, service, and ambiance to you!
We had our wedding reception at the Crystal Tea Room on July 15, 2016. To say that the venue and service was impeccable Read more...
We had our wedding reception at the Crystal Tea Room on July 15, 2016. To say that the venue and service was impeccable doesn’t even do it justice! We had the most magical night of our lives thanks to the team at the Crystal Tea Room, and are even RECEIVING many thank you cards from guests thanking us for inviting them! People are still raving about how gorgeous the venue was, and how much they enjoyed the delicious food.
Michelle Finley was on top of every single question and request we had throughout the entire planning process. For as much as she deals with on a daily basis, I always felt like I was top priority to her.
Miguel and his staff were hands down the warmest, most accommodating group I have ever experienced at a wedding! He was right there all night making sure my husband and I were comfortable and had everything we needed. I had a request at one point and I asked the nearest busser to help me out. He dropped what he was doing and literally ran to Miguel to let him know. I’ll never forget that! 
Great job to Crystal Tea room and its staff! We owe our magical night with great food, service, and ambiance to you! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
2/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Absolute best day of our lives! It is hard to know where to begin while writing this review because everything was beyond fantastic! The service, the attention to detail, the food, the beautiful venue, the coordination with my wedding planner and all the other vendors could not have been more perfect. We could not have been more pleased with The Crystal Tea Room and Finley Catering! I would like to especially thank Miguel, Nicole, and Carlos. Nicole made sure that everything was ready and running smoothly up to the day of. She was always available to answer questions that we had and responded very quickly. She also was so accommodating to all requests that we had. Miguel (maitre d) went above and beyond to make sure that myself and my husband as well as our bridal party and parents felt like we were royalty. Every request was handled so well. Carlos (captain for bride and groom) was so amazing and made sure that we ate and drank the entire evening. He was very attentive throughout the night and even went the extra mile to help us take things back to the hotel room at the end of the night! Our guests cannot stop gushing about our wedding. We have heard that it was the “best wedding ever” by so many people and I know that we could not have accomplished such a classy, elegant, and beautiful evening without Finley!
Absolute best day of our lives! It is hard to know where to begin while writing this review because everything was beyond Read more...
Absolute best day of our lives! It is hard to know where to begin while writing this review because everything was beyond fantastic! The service, the attention to detail, the food, the beautiful venue, the coordination with my wedding planner and all the other vendors could not have been more perfect. We could not have been more pleased with The Crystal Tea Room and Finley Catering! I would like to especially thank Miguel, Nicole, and Carlos. Nicole made sure that everything was ready and running smoothly up to the day of. She was always available to answer questions that we had and responded very quickly. She also was so accommodating to all requests that we had. Miguel (maitre d) went above and beyond to make sure that myself and my husband as well as our bridal party and parents felt like we were royalty. Every request was handled so well. Carlos (captain for bride and groom) was so amazing and made sure that we ate and drank the entire evening. He was very attentive throughout the night and even went the extra mile to help us take things back to the hotel room at the end of the night! Our guests cannot stop gushing about our wedding. We have heard that it was the “best wedding ever” by so many people and I know that we could not have accomplished such a classy, elegant, and beautiful evening without Finley! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It is almost unfair that I can only rate up to a 5.0, In every one of the criteria listed, Finley Catering exceeded our expectations for our daughter's wedding. I cannot possibly more highly recommend Michelle Finley and her team. Every one of our 175 guests raved about the reception, venue, the food and the Finley staff. The only "hitch" was that of our daughter Emily marrying our new son in law Joe!
It is almost unfair that I can only rate up to a 5.0, In every one of the criteria listed, Finley Catering exceeded our Read more...
It is almost unfair that I can only rate up to a 5.0, In every one of the criteria listed, Finley Catering exceeded our expectations for our daughter's wedding. I cannot possibly more highly recommend Michelle Finley and her team. Every one of our 175 guests raved about the reception, venue, the food and the Finley staff. The only "hitch" was that of our daughter Emily marrying our new son in law Joe! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Fantastic people to work with from start to finish!!! We celebrated every meeting with them and they made it totally stress-free. They are total professionals and had every detail covered for us. When they tell you to just enjoy yourself and leave everything to them they mean it. Our guests had a wonderful time and the service was great. Miguel ran the night for us and we now consider him like family. He is the absolute best!!! Under Trish's careful planning, she was able to transform the room into a magical world that we will never, ever forget. I still keep looking at the pictures from that night and feel myself pulled back to that moment and all the fun we had celebrating our wedding. The Finley staff definitely are at the top and we will go back for other events in our family.
Fantastic people to work with from start to finish!!! We celebrated every meeting with them and they made it totally Read more...
Fantastic people to work with from start to finish!!! We celebrated every meeting with them and they made it totally stress-free. They are total professionals and had every detail covered for us. When they tell you to just enjoy yourself and leave everything to them they mean it. Our guests had a wonderful time and the service was great. Miguel ran the night for us and we now consider him like family. He is the absolute best!!! Under Trish's careful planning, she was able to transform the room into a magical world that we will never, ever forget. I still keep looking at the pictures from that night and feel myself pulled back to that moment and all the fun we had celebrating our wedding. The Finley staff definitely are at the top and we will go back for other events in our family. Read less
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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
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Private User
Wedding:
11/8/2015
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better day!!! Everything was absolutely perfect!!!! People have not stopped raving about the food...everything was so delicious.The Crystal Tea room is just beautiful but the staff makes the entire evening magical. Planning the wedding with Trish was great...she was helpful, honest and fun to work with. She literally responds to your questions in minutes. Miguel is just the best ever!!! Everyone from Finley Catering exceeded our expectations and we cannot begin to thank them enough.
We couldn't have asked for a better day!!! Everything was absolutely perfect!!!! People have not stopped raving about the Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better day!!! Everything was absolutely perfect!!!! People have not stopped raving about the food...everything was so delicious.The Crystal Tea room is just beautiful but the staff makes the entire evening magical. Planning the wedding with Trish was great...she was helpful, honest and fun to work with. She literally responds to your questions in minutes. Miguel is just the best ever!!! Everyone from Finley Catering exceeded our expectations and we cannot begin to thank them enough. Read less
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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
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