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The Union League of Philadelphia

Philadelphia , PA

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karl
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
the Union League is celebrating their 150th anniversary with the winning of first place for city clubs out of 3000 nation wide. A well deserved honor. My daughter's wedding was perfect. The food, service, accomadation, the whole package lived up to the well deserved reputation. My daughter had asked that the filet be prepared at her direction and her request was folllowed perfectly. Jennifer the director and coordinator could have not been more helpful. A wonderful and marvelous event.
the Union League is celebrating their 150th anniversary with the winning of first place for city clubs out of 3000 nation Read more...
the Union League is celebrating their 150th anniversary with the winning of first place for city clubs out of 3000 nation wide. A well deserved honor. My daughter's wedding was perfect. The food, service, accomadation, the whole package lived up to the well deserved reputation. My daughter had asked that the filet be prepared at her direction and her request was folllowed perfectly. Jennifer the director and coordinator could have not been more helpful. A wonderful and marvelous event. Read less
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LKBH
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.6/5.0
Our wedding at the Union League was an amazing experience. The guests were blown away by the beautiful venue, wonderful service, and amazing food. This truely is one of the best places (if not THE best place) to have a wedding in Philadelphia.

The staff is very willing to work with you and your other vendors to ensure everything comes together seamlessly and meets your vision.

It's important to note that to hold your wedding here you need to either be a member or be sponsored by a member since it's a private club. It's a pricey venue, but you won't be disappointed.
Our wedding at the Union League was an amazing experience. The guests were blown away by the beautiful venue, wonderful Read more...
Our wedding at the Union League was an amazing experience. The guests were blown away by the beautiful venue, wonderful service, and amazing food. This truely is one of the best places (if not THE best place) to have a wedding in Philadelphia.

The staff is very willing to work with you and your other vendors to ensure everything comes together seamlessly and meets your vision.

It's important to note that to hold your wedding here you need to either be a member or be sponsored by a member since it's a private club. It's a pricey venue, but you won't be disappointed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/28/2012
4.9/5.0
If you are thinking about having your wedding reception at the UL, DO IT! The Union League did an absolutely amazing job with everything on our wedding day, they helped make our reception flawless and perfect. We got married on July 28, 2012 and we worked with Abby Kanak who was incredible. She was responsive, professional, and listened to every request we made. I highly recommend you request her to be your coordinator. Throughout the reception, she was by my side making sure that everything was okay -- she was also doing the same to our parents and my husband's parents. The ambiance perfection in itself, however the delicious food & quality of service makes this venue a 5 star place. The food was out of this world, people are still talking about it. Everything was so fresh and cooked perfectly - the raw bar was some of the best seafood I've had, and the dual entre of filet/lobster was delicious. I couldn't have been happier with how everything was executed. I would recommend this venue to anyone, especially to someone who has quality of food & service at the top of their list.
If you are thinking about having your wedding reception at the UL, DO IT! The Union League did an absolutely amazing job Read more...
If you are thinking about having your wedding reception at the UL, DO IT! The Union League did an absolutely amazing job with everything on our wedding day, they helped make our reception flawless and perfect. We got married on July 28, 2012 and we worked with Abby Kanak who was incredible. She was responsive, professional, and listened to every request we made. I highly recommend you request her to be your coordinator. Throughout the reception, she was by my side making sure that everything was okay -- she was also doing the same to our parents and my husband's parents. The ambiance perfection in itself, however the delicious food & quality of service makes this venue a 5 star place. The food was out of this world, people are still talking about it. Everything was so fresh and cooked perfectly - the raw bar was some of the best seafood I've had, and the dual entre of filet/lobster was delicious. I couldn't have been happier with how everything was executed. I would recommend this venue to anyone, especially to someone who has quality of food & service at the top of their list. Read less
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Marianna
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.6/5.0
First of all -- this is by far, hands down, the best venue in Philadelphia. But just know that it's a private club, so you need to either be a member or have personal references from a member in order to have an event here.

The single BEST decision of the entire wedding was the choice to have the reception here!! The Union League gave me the elegant, flawless, dramatic, fairy tale wedding of my DREAMS. Beyond my dreams, in fact! The whole event far exceeded my expectations. Michelle Gentile, our coordinator, made sure everything went smoothly and ensured that each guest was given outstanding treatment and service. Everyone commented on how gorgeous the place was -- so much more than your traditional ballroom.

The food was OUTSTANDING, better than any wedding food I've ever had. And the service was IMPECCABLE, patient, professional and genteel. TEN STARS for quality!

(PS: If you want a fancy wedding cake, it's best to get your own from an outside vendor -- although the UL staff does try hard to make you exactly the cake you want. I didn't really care about the cake, esp. since I was bringing in a fun groom's cake, but just a heads-up if you do.)
First of all -- this is by far, hands down, the best venue in Philadelphia. But just know that it's a private club, so you Read more...
First of all -- this is by far, hands down, the best venue in Philadelphia. But just know that it's a private club, so you need to either be a member or have personal references from a member in order to have an event here.

The single BEST decision of the entire wedding was the choice to have the reception here!! The Union League gave me the elegant, flawless, dramatic, fairy tale wedding of my DREAMS. Beyond my dreams, in fact! The whole event far exceeded my expectations. Michelle Gentile, our coordinator, made sure everything went smoothly and ensured that each guest was given outstanding treatment and service. Everyone commented on how gorgeous the place was -- so much more than your traditional ballroom.

The food was OUTSTANDING, better than any wedding food I've ever had. And the service was IMPECCABLE, patient, professional and genteel. TEN STARS for quality!

(PS: If you want a fancy wedding cake, it's best to get your own from an outside vendor -- although the UL staff does try hard to make you exactly the cake you want. I didn't really care about the cake, esp. since I was bringing in a fun groom's cake, but just a heads-up if you do.) Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I were both extremely happy with the services that the Union League of Philadelphia provided us for our wedding reception. Their event planning department and catering services were both wonderful. In the event planning department, we worked with Michele Gentile who helped us coordinate all of our different vendors. She was very professional, knowledgable, and flexible in helping us plan all of the different components of our reception - we had a couple unusual requests (a couple of ethnic traditions, and my fiance and I wanted to eat our meal on our own during the cocktail hour) and she was so pleasant and helpful in making sure everything went just as we had planned. Throughout the entire process, she was very accessible and approachable. During the reception, all of the waitstaff and bartenders were polite, professional and thorough. Wine came as part of our package and our guests said that their glasses seemed to magically keep refilling throughout the dinner service. The Union League also provides an individual in the room to oversee the entire dinner service and other parts of the reception (they have a title for him, but I forget what the title is). Our overseer was Willy and he was fantastic. He stopped in several times to us me and my fiance how we were doing and was very friendly; we saw him at several other points in the evening just supervising the room.

The building itself is beautiful and provided an elegant and romantic venue. Michele helped us make sure that the table floral pieces and other decorations were set up perfectly and she helped coordinate a few other touches (candles and uplighting) around the room for the perfect ambience.

The food prepared by their chef was absolutely delicious - our guests kept saying that it was not only the best wedding food they have ever eaten, but some of the best food period! We selected the steak or chicken with crab options for our guests, but the Union League had many more choices for entrees, appetizers, desserts, etc. The choices are all creative, but not too "crazy." The wedding cake came as part of our package, too, and was equally as yummy.

I have nothing bad to say about our entire reception and the event planning/food services from the Union League. I would highly recommend this venue. A+
My fiance and I were both extremely happy with the services that the Union League of Philadelphia provided us for our Read more...
My fiance and I were both extremely happy with the services that the Union League of Philadelphia provided us for our wedding reception. Their event planning department and catering services were both wonderful. In the event planning department, we worked with Michele Gentile who helped us coordinate all of our different vendors. She was very professional, knowledgable, and flexible in helping us plan all of the different components of our reception - we had a couple unusual requests (a couple of ethnic traditions, and my fiance and I wanted to eat our meal on our own during the cocktail hour) and she was so pleasant and helpful in making sure everything went just as we had planned. Throughout the entire process, she was very accessible and approachable. During the reception, all of the waitstaff and bartenders were polite, professional and thorough. Wine came as part of our package and our guests said that their glasses seemed to magically keep refilling throughout the dinner service. The Union League also provides an individual in the room to oversee the entire dinner service and other parts of the reception (they have a title for him, but I forget what the title is). Our overseer was Willy and he was fantastic. He stopped in several times to us me and my fiance how we were doing and was very friendly; we saw him at several other points in the evening just supervising the room.

The building itself is beautiful and provided an elegant and romantic venue. Michele helped us make sure that the table floral pieces and other decorations were set up perfectly and she helped coordinate a few other touches (candles and uplighting) around the room for the perfect ambience.

The food prepared by their chef was absolutely delicious - our guests kept saying that it was not only the best wedding food they have ever eaten, but some of the best food period! We selected the steak or chicken with crab options for our guests, but the Union League had many more choices for entrees, appetizers, desserts, etc. The choices are all creative, but not too "crazy." The wedding cake came as part of our package, too, and was equally as yummy.

I have nothing bad to say about our entire reception and the event planning/food services from the Union League. I would highly recommend this venue. A+ Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
3/20/2010
4.8/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Union League and their staff. Our original ceremony location cancelled on us 10 weeks before the wedding. The Union League came to the rescue and made the ceremony and reception better than we could have thought! The food was excellent, the staff was excellent, the Inn at the League was amazing! We had a lot of guests staying overnight and they all had a great experience as well.

We were pretty clueless as to how to throw a wedding and the staff at the Union League were wonderful in helping us figure everything out. We really appreciated their flexibility and assistance in planning everything so late.

Once again, I loved everything about the Union League and am SO glad we ended up there!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Union League and their staff. Our original ceremony location cancelled on Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Union League and their staff. Our original ceremony location cancelled on us 10 weeks before the wedding. The Union League came to the rescue and made the ceremony and reception better than we could have thought! The food was excellent, the staff was excellent, the Inn at the League was amazing! We had a lot of guests staying overnight and they all had a great experience as well.

We were pretty clueless as to how to throw a wedding and the staff at the Union League were wonderful in helping us figure everything out. We really appreciated their flexibility and assistance in planning everything so late.

Once again, I loved everything about the Union League and am SO glad we ended up there! Read less
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rothlia
Wedding:
11/10/2008
3.0/5.0
This location is very decadent and formal. This was great- we liked the spot a lot. However, the food was just mediocre- we had a chicken parmigian that was just ok. Also, the open bar was not open long enough nor did they open it up after the dinner even though people were clearly hanging out. The staff made it clear that they were ready to leave. The room we had though was very nice.
This location is very decadent and formal. This was great- we liked the spot a lot. However, the food was just mediocre- Read more...
This location is very decadent and formal. This was great- we liked the spot a lot. However, the food was just mediocre- we had a chicken parmigian that was just ok. Also, the open bar was not open long enough nor did they open it up after the dinner even though people were clearly hanging out. The staff made it clear that they were ready to leave. The room we had though was very nice. Read less
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em179
Wedding:
9/20/2008
3.9/5.0
What a beautiful venue! The food was superb -- we could not have found a better place to have our wedding reception!
What a beautiful venue! The food was superb -- we could not have found a better place to have our wedding reception!
What a beautiful venue! The food was superb -- we could not have found a better place to have our wedding reception! Read less
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NinaT
Wedding:
10/27/2007
4.2/5.0
Every single person involved in my wedding at the Union League was eager to please us for our special day. They basically would do anything we would ask and saw our vision through. Food was very good. Wait staff was excellent.
Every single person involved in my wedding at the Union League was eager to please us for our special day. They basically Read more...
Every single person involved in my wedding at the Union League was eager to please us for our special day. They basically would do anything we would ask and saw our vision through. Food was very good. Wait staff was excellent. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Union League staff could not have been more helpful and attentive in planning our wedding. Our coordinator worked with us to create our ideal package at a very reasonable price. The personal attention our wedding received was amazing! The tasting was like a private dinner for my fiance and my family. We were able to work with the staff to create our idea meal and "signature" cocktails. No detail was too small for the Union League (i.e. it was important to us that the tables had pitchers of water on them throughout the dancing). We, also, held our rehearsal dinner at the Union League. The "Philadelphia" menu was perfect for our out of town guests! The food was delicious and the service was as attentive as on our wedding day.

On the day of our wedding, the personal staff my fiance, our parents, the maid of honor, best man and myself had made certain that where ever we were, that we had our drink of choice at all times and all of our needs and wants were met before we even had an opportunity to voice them.

We and many of our guests stayed the weekend at the Union League. The rooms were beautiful, clean and spatious. The brunch was delicious! And, the staff made certain that our welcome bags were distributed to every guest upon arrival.

If I were to do plan our wedding, again, I would not even think of having our reception anywhere other than the Union League.
The Union League staff could not have been more helpful and attentive in planning our wedding. Our coordinator worked with Read more...
The Union League staff could not have been more helpful and attentive in planning our wedding. Our coordinator worked with us to create our ideal package at a very reasonable price. The personal attention our wedding received was amazing! The tasting was like a private dinner for my fiance and my family. We were able to work with the staff to create our idea meal and "signature" cocktails. No detail was too small for the Union League (i.e. it was important to us that the tables had pitchers of water on them throughout the dancing). We, also, held our rehearsal dinner at the Union League. The "Philadelphia" menu was perfect for our out of town guests! The food was delicious and the service was as attentive as on our wedding day.

On the day of our wedding, the personal staff my fiance, our parents, the maid of honor, best man and myself had made certain that where ever we were, that we had our drink of choice at all times and all of our needs and wants were met before we even had an opportunity to voice them.

We and many of our guests stayed the weekend at the Union League. The rooms were beautiful, clean and spatious. The brunch was delicious! And, the staff made certain that our welcome bags were distributed to every guest upon arrival.

If I were to do plan our wedding, again, I would not even think of having our reception anywhere other than the Union League. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.1/5.0
Our daughter's wedding was beautiful. The Union League did an outstanding job in every way except one. It appears they had a luncheon the day of my daughter's wedding, which prevented the staff of Carl Alan Floral Design (highly recommend them) from having access to the ballroom early enough to take the time they needed to perfect the tables. When we entered the ballroom we were disappointed to find that the large candelabras located on the wedding party feast table, and tables of the parents and family were missing candles, some candles were unlit and most were askew. Also, the menu cards had the wrong date! While accepting responsibility for the menu card error, the event manager accepted no responsibility for the look of the tables. The Union League is a beautiful venue, the food was outstanding, everyone had a wonderful time, but I will still see those candelabras in every wedding photo taken during the reception. Make certain you or a representative check the tables BEFORE your guests enter the ballroom!
Our daughter's wedding was beautiful. The Union League did an outstanding job in every way except one. It appears they had Read more...
Our daughter's wedding was beautiful. The Union League did an outstanding job in every way except one. It appears they had a luncheon the day of my daughter's wedding, which prevented the staff of Carl Alan Floral Design (highly recommend them) from having access to the ballroom early enough to take the time they needed to perfect the tables. When we entered the ballroom we were disappointed to find that the large candelabras located on the wedding party feast table, and tables of the parents and family were missing candles, some candles were unlit and most were askew. Also, the menu cards had the wrong date! While accepting responsibility for the menu card error, the event manager accepted no responsibility for the look of the tables. The Union League is a beautiful venue, the food was outstanding, everyone had a wonderful time, but I will still see those candelabras in every wedding photo taken during the reception. Make certain you or a representative check the tables BEFORE your guests enter the ballroom! Read less
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