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The Racquet Club of Philadelphia

Philadelphia , PA

LOCATION

215 S. 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA US 19102 (map)
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ABOUT US

Welcome to the Racquet Club of Philadelphia’s interactive website. We are a private social and athletic club located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, offering Squash, Court... Read more
Welcome to the Racquet Club of Philadelphia’s interactive website. We are a private social and athletic club located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, offering Squash, Court Tennis and Racquets. We also offer dining and lodging facilities and a variety of social activities.

We encourage both members and friends to view our virtual tour of the Club, browse our Event’s page for the latest upcoming events and visit our Athletic page to find out what is happening on the courts. Please look through our extensive list of Reciprocal Clubs and our variety of Banquet offerings. We also offer a special log in only section for our Club members to view their statements online and event photos. Read less
Catering , Wedding Venue

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Open Bar
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, French, Mediterranean, Pan-Asian
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
250

REVIEWS

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Mike
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. We keep getting comments from friends and family about how our wedding was the best ever. I couldn't agree more; I would not have changed a thing.

If you're looking for a super unique venue with LOTS of character and amazing party flow, look no further. Not only is the venue sweet, but the affiliated caterer, Jeffrey Miller Catering, is top notch. Marc, the wedding coordinator for Jeffrey Miller, was amazing throughout the entire planning process and executed on the day of like a champion. Even my DJ was impressed enough to offer a comment about how great Marc and his team were.

You owe it to yourself to check this space out.
Wow. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. We keep getting comments from friends and family about how our wedding was the best ever. Read more...
Wow. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. We keep getting comments from friends and family about how our wedding was the best ever. I couldn't agree more; I would not have changed a thing.

If you're looking for a super unique venue with LOTS of character and amazing party flow, look no further. Not only is the venue sweet, but the affiliated caterer, Jeffrey Miller Catering, is top notch. Marc, the wedding coordinator for Jeffrey Miller, was amazing throughout the entire planning process and executed on the day of like a champion. Even my DJ was impressed enough to offer a comment about how great Marc and his team were.

You owe it to yourself to check this space out. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Kerry
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn't score the RCOP any higher! The venue was absolutely perfect for our wedding. From our first showing to the planning to the day-of details, Katelynn and her team worked with the utmost professionalism and flexibility. They nailed it! The space is GORGEOUS - it is classic, beautiful, and very Philadelphia. The food is great. The bar is awesome (Rob, the bar manager, worked with us to provide local brews and a signature cocktail that was delicious). The hotel rooms in the RCOP are wonderful and priced so reasonably. The whole experience and event was just A++.
I couldn't score the RCOP any higher! The venue was absolutely perfect for our wedding. From our first showing to the Read more...
I couldn't score the RCOP any higher! The venue was absolutely perfect for our wedding. From our first showing to the planning to the day-of details, Katelynn and her team worked with the utmost professionalism and flexibility. They nailed it! The space is GORGEOUS - it is classic, beautiful, and very Philadelphia. The food is great. The bar is awesome (Rob, the bar manager, worked with us to provide local brews and a signature cocktail that was delicious). The hotel rooms in the RCOP are wonderful and priced so reasonably. The whole experience and event was just A++. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/10/2012
4.0/5.0
The venue is absolutely stunning and we received so many compliments on our choice of a "unique" venue. (Plus, they have an exclusive catering contract with Jeffrey A. Miller Catering, and that is reason enough to have an event here.) The key is working with your JAM contact and having as little to do with the Club folks. While some folks were completely fine, others were of the opinion that they could make decisions for us about details of the wedding, on our wedding day (i.e., where our wreaths could be hung), resulting in some last minute scurrying when I had to make that correction.
A bonus, however, is that the Club does have 13 guest rooms, so that if you do hold an event there, you have the option of having several guests be able to stay overnight, which was extremely convenient. Another plus, the Club has a much lower minimum guest count than many other venues in the city for a Saturday night (which was a plus for us), so if you're looking for a unique venue on a weekend, I would highly recommend the Racquet Club...just be aware of some potential issues and you'll be fine.
The venue is absolutely stunning and we received so many compliments on our choice of a "unique" venue. (Plus, they have Read more...
The venue is absolutely stunning and we received so many compliments on our choice of a "unique" venue. (Plus, they have an exclusive catering contract with Jeffrey A. Miller Catering, and that is reason enough to have an event here.) The key is working with your JAM contact and having as little to do with the Club folks. While some folks were completely fine, others were of the opinion that they could make decisions for us about details of the wedding, on our wedding day (i.e., where our wreaths could be hung), resulting in some last minute scurrying when I had to make that correction.
A bonus, however, is that the Club does have 13 guest rooms, so that if you do hold an event there, you have the option of having several guests be able to stay overnight, which was extremely convenient. Another plus, the Club has a much lower minimum guest count than many other venues in the city for a Saturday night (which was a plus for us), so if you're looking for a unique venue on a weekend, I would highly recommend the Racquet Club...just be aware of some potential issues and you'll be fine. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Ultimate professionals whose experience showed from the initial planning through the event execution.
Ultimate professionals whose experience showed from the initial planning through the event execution.
Ultimate professionals whose experience showed from the initial planning through the event execution. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I was married at the Racquet Club in September 2012 and had a wonderful experience. It is a super pretty place that is much more unique than a hotel ballroom because it's historical and has unique architecture. It also has a city vibe, located just a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square. You are required to use Jeffrey Miller Catering, which has really amazing food. We're foodies that live in NYC so we're super picky about food, and JMC did not disappoint. It was not "wedding food." Also, JMC assigns a wedding coordinator to handle all of the details. Coordinator Marc Liss was fantastic especially for a detail oriented person like myself. An added bonus is that you can rent the basement bar room for an after party (for an additional fee of course), which is super fun and gives you more time to interact with your guests.

In short, I would highly recommend the Racquet Club!
I was married at the Racquet Club in September 2012 and had a wonderful experience. It is a super pretty place that is Read more...
I was married at the Racquet Club in September 2012 and had a wonderful experience. It is a super pretty place that is much more unique than a hotel ballroom because it's historical and has unique architecture. It also has a city vibe, located just a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square. You are required to use Jeffrey Miller Catering, which has really amazing food. We're foodies that live in NYC so we're super picky about food, and JMC did not disappoint. It was not "wedding food." Also, JMC assigns a wedding coordinator to handle all of the details. Coordinator Marc Liss was fantastic especially for a detail oriented person like myself. An added bonus is that you can rent the basement bar room for an after party (for an additional fee of course), which is super fun and gives you more time to interact with your guests.

In short, I would highly recommend the Racquet Club! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia on 9/8/12. It was a beautiful venue for our wedding...the large staircase was the perfect spot for our first look and the various rooms for cocktail hour, dining, and dancing made the venue quite unique and different than your typical ballroom. It was also very convenient - we stayed at the Racquet Club the night before the wedding and on our wedding night and also held our after party there! Jeffrey Miller was the exclusive caterer for the venue and we had a wonderful experience with them. Our venue coordinator, Marc Liss was awesome! He was so accommodating throughout the entire process! He made sure we had our private tasting before we signed our contract and even arranged for us to come in for a second tasting when we changed our mind about one entree. He was always quick to respond to emails and calls and always offered his insight and expertise when we were making decisions on different aspects of our wedding. On the day of our wedding, everything was set up exactly as we wished and he made every effort to make sure we had a great wedding day. We especially appreciated our doggie bag with some of our hor d'oeuvres and entrees at the end of the night! The food at our wedding was delicious and we received many compliments from our guests! Besides Marc, the rest of the the staff was wonderful as well - everything went exactly as planned and we had an awesome day. We also had our after party at the Racquet Club and I would definitely recommend it. It was so easy to have everyone just come down to the basement bar right after the wedding to keep the party going! I can't recommend The Racquet Club, Jeffrey Miller or Marc Liss enough - thank you for making sure our wedding day was perfect!
My husband and I got married at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia on 9/8/12. It was a beautiful venue for our wedding...the Read more...
My husband and I got married at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia on 9/8/12. It was a beautiful venue for our wedding...the large staircase was the perfect spot for our first look and the various rooms for cocktail hour, dining, and dancing made the venue quite unique and different than your typical ballroom. It was also very convenient - we stayed at the Racquet Club the night before the wedding and on our wedding night and also held our after party there! Jeffrey Miller was the exclusive caterer for the venue and we had a wonderful experience with them. Our venue coordinator, Marc Liss was awesome! He was so accommodating throughout the entire process! He made sure we had our private tasting before we signed our contract and even arranged for us to come in for a second tasting when we changed our mind about one entree. He was always quick to respond to emails and calls and always offered his insight and expertise when we were making decisions on different aspects of our wedding. On the day of our wedding, everything was set up exactly as we wished and he made every effort to make sure we had a great wedding day. We especially appreciated our doggie bag with some of our hor d'oeuvres and entrees at the end of the night! The food at our wedding was delicious and we received many compliments from our guests! Besides Marc, the rest of the the staff was wonderful as well - everything went exactly as planned and we had an awesome day. We also had our after party at the Racquet Club and I would definitely recommend it. It was so easy to have everyone just come down to the basement bar right after the wedding to keep the party going! I can't recommend The Racquet Club, Jeffrey Miller or Marc Liss enough - thank you for making sure our wedding day was perfect! Read less
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Louise
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The Racquet Club is an amazing venue. It has the classic old world Philly feel and decor. The venue offers a sense of movement throughout the evening as well. There are multiple rooms in which the evening rotates though: a beautiful sitting room for cocktails and appetizers, a lovely dining room for dinner and speeches, and a beautiful open foyer with grand staircase for entrances and dancing. The Club uses there own caterer and provides the bride and groom with wedding coordinator. The food was fantastic. We had a private tasting where the food was prepared for us to try and comment on. The caterer also did our wedding cake. The cost for the venue, food, and cake was well below anything else we explored in the Philadelphia city limits. The Racquet Club also gave us an option to provide our own libations or pay them for the open bar. Either way bartenders, mixers, and glasses etc were provided.
The Racquet Club is an amazing venue. It has the classic old world Philly feel and decor. The venue offers a sense of Read more...
The Racquet Club is an amazing venue. It has the classic old world Philly feel and decor. The venue offers a sense of movement throughout the evening as well. There are multiple rooms in which the evening rotates though: a beautiful sitting room for cocktails and appetizers, a lovely dining room for dinner and speeches, and a beautiful open foyer with grand staircase for entrances and dancing. The Club uses there own caterer and provides the bride and groom with wedding coordinator. The food was fantastic. We had a private tasting where the food was prepared for us to try and comment on. The caterer also did our wedding cake. The cost for the venue, food, and cake was well below anything else we explored in the Philadelphia city limits. The Racquet Club also gave us an option to provide our own libations or pay them for the open bar. Either way bartenders, mixers, and glasses etc were provided. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
It was a tough decision choosing a wedding venue, but we undoubtedly made the right decision. This venue is elegant and so beautiful. I loved that there are three rooms to work with; we had cocktail hour, dancing and dinner in three different rooms. To me, this feature was so much better than being in one ballroom all night, and it prevents people from camping out at their tables all night.
The staff was professional and responsive, and there were only a few small glitches throughout the night, none of which anyone knew but me (after planning a wedding, I'd say that glitches are unavoidable). Jeffery Miller Caterers is the exclusive caterer here, but I thought that the rental fees and per person costs were reasonable for such an impressive venue, especially after doing a lot of comparisons. I would not have changed a thing about my venue.
It was a tough decision choosing a wedding venue, but we undoubtedly made the right decision. This venue is elegant and so Read more...
It was a tough decision choosing a wedding venue, but we undoubtedly made the right decision. This venue is elegant and so beautiful. I loved that there are three rooms to work with; we had cocktail hour, dancing and dinner in three different rooms. To me, this feature was so much better than being in one ballroom all night, and it prevents people from camping out at their tables all night.
The staff was professional and responsive, and there were only a few small glitches throughout the night, none of which anyone knew but me (after planning a wedding, I'd say that glitches are unavoidable). Jeffery Miller Caterers is the exclusive caterer here, but I thought that the rental fees and per person costs were reasonable for such an impressive venue, especially after doing a lot of comparisons. I would not have changed a thing about my venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Martha
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.8/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Racquet Club April 2012 and had an amazing time! First of all the venue is perfect for someone looking to have the ceremony, reception and after-party all in one place. The central room sets up perfectly for a ceremony with ~150 guests, the red room looks fabulous for cocktails and the dinning room is a perfect size. You have access to the bridal suite during the day which is a fabulous place to get ready. They even helped me set up a brunch in the bridal suite for my bridal party while we were getting ready. We also had our after party in the main bar in the basement of the racquet club which allowed people to party until 3am. We booked all the rooms at the club and our group of guests that stayed there loved the experience and thought the hotel was on par with other philly hotels (our other guests stayed at the Warwick). I would strongly recommend this venue.
My husband and I got married at the Racquet Club April 2012 and had an amazing time! First of all the venue is perfect for Read more...
My husband and I got married at the Racquet Club April 2012 and had an amazing time! First of all the venue is perfect for someone looking to have the ceremony, reception and after-party all in one place. The central room sets up perfectly for a ceremony with ~150 guests, the red room looks fabulous for cocktails and the dinning room is a perfect size. You have access to the bridal suite during the day which is a fabulous place to get ready. They even helped me set up a brunch in the bridal suite for my bridal party while we were getting ready. We also had our after party in the main bar in the basement of the racquet club which allowed people to party until 3am. We booked all the rooms at the club and our group of guests that stayed there loved the experience and thought the hotel was on par with other philly hotels (our other guests stayed at the Warwick). I would strongly recommend this venue. Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.4/5.0
This was a perfect venue! The location could not be beat! We had our ceremony, reception and after party here, which made the day easy on everyone! We also were able to rent the rooms upstairs, which served as a little something extra to say "thank you" to the bridal party! The venue itself is stunning and many of our guests remarked on the location, beauty of the space and flow between cocktail, dinner and dancing!
This was a perfect venue! The location could not be beat! We had our ceremony, reception and after party here, which made Read more...
This was a perfect venue! The location could not be beat! We had our ceremony, reception and after party here, which made the day easy on everyone! We also were able to rent the rooms upstairs, which served as a little something extra to say "thank you" to the bridal party! The venue itself is stunning and many of our guests remarked on the location, beauty of the space and flow between cocktail, dinner and dancing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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