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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

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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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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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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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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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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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