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Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering

Philadelphia, PA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
116 reviews
$15k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$15k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering is an elegant wedding venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With lavish adornments, turn-of-the-century charm, and grandiose arches, the establishment offers a magnificent and exquisite atmosphere. Since 1976, Steve Finley has developed his culinary skills, knack for event planning, and passion to serve couples celebrating milestone occasions. Steve, his family, and his staff have provided countless weddings with high-quality customer service and delight in continuing to support each to-be-wed they work with.

Facilities and Capacity

Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering can host up to 350 wedding guests in their remarkable ballroom. With a glossy white dance floor, breathtaking chandeliers, and an incredible amount of space, the room is ideal for an extravagant and timeless wedding. It showcases gold hints and accents, numerous large arches, and vintage architecture. As seen in the film “The Silver Linings Playbook,” the ballroom features a mezzanine level overlooking the palatial space below. Here, newlyweds can dine and dance within the European-inspired ambience. The event space is ideal for couples looking to host a gorgeous and grandiose celebration. Plus, the stunning building provides a modern backdrop for unforgettable wedding photos.

Services Offered

Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering’s staff strives to offer impeccable service and assistance. With the help of one of the venue’s wedding coordinators, couples can be guided throughout the planning process. The planner will work closely with the to-be-weeds to ensure that they have a magical experience on their big day.

Cuisine

Couples can expect nothing short of a high-quality culinary and dining experience with Finley Catering. They aim to provide world-class service at affordable prices, all the while keeping you and your wishes close to heart. Custom menus are welcome and the team offers a variety of selections from their catering menu. To enjoy during your cocktail hour, a number of stations and hors d’oeuvres are available, ranging from fresh seafood to mediterranean-inspired dishes. For the seated meal, indulgent starters followed by fish, meat, and vegan entrées can be prepared. A sweet conclusion to the dining experience, dessert stations including deluxe miniature pastries and international coffee can be enjoyed. The culinary team is also happy to create a four-tier buttercream-icing wedding cake.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Event Planner

116 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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  • Sarah
    Sarah T. Married on 04/02/2022
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    Amazing venue- top notch experience!

    Finley catering was an absolute pleasure to work with and Ballroom at the Ben was a fantastic venue. We received soo many compliments from all of our guests how amazing the food was, how beautiful the space was, the top notch service and how they never had to wait on line for drinks. Ott was on top of everything and Emily was an absolute pleasure to work with. Would highly recommend using Finley- they run events flawlessly!!!
  • Kaitlyn
    Kaitlyn Married on 12/11/2021
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    Finley made my dream wedding a reality

    I truly don't know where to start. 12/11/21 was so much more than a dream come true. Everything from start to finish was just pure magic and truly the best day of our lives.
    I cannot express enough how amazing Michelle and the entire staff were throughout this entire process. Myself and several family members have several food allergies, and Michelle was considerate, responsive and proactive with planning and executing our menu. Everything was delicious and ran so smoothly the day of our wedding. It was so reassuring and wonderful to know I didn't have to worry about this on top of the other stressors that come with wedding planning.

    Additionally, I have to give major compliments to Ott, Barbara, the bartenders and the waitstaff. Ott and Barbara were amazing, both for my husband and I, and our families as they tended to all of us the entire night. My family members were never without a drink, and they were able to TRULY enjoy themselves the entire night. Mine and Tim's parents could not say enough nice things about your team. The waitstaff were all incredibly friendly, fast, and efficient with serving and clearing plates throughout the night. The bartenders did a wonderful job of keeping the drinks flowing (appropriately and responsibly!) and kept the line moving as our guests continued towards each bar. Everyone was just so happy and it was because the night just went so smoothly.

    I literally cry happy tears every time I think back to our wedding day, especially when I look at photos and videos that we continue to receive. Overall, everyone and I mean EVERYONE was stunned by the venue, impressed by the food, shocked by the quality of the service, and had a wonderful time - all thanks to you. You really made our dream wedding a reality and I am forever grateful. I am thrilled to recommend Finley with the highest regards.
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    Jen K. Married on 10/15/2021
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    Wedding of my Dreams

    Can I give more than 5 stars? My husband and I met with Emily in August of 2019 and originally planned our wedding for October 2020 at Ballroom at the Ben, but because of Covid, we rescheduled to October 2021. If there is anything I’ve learned about the wedding planning process, it's how vendors and venues handled Covid weddings–we were one of the lucky couples because we booked with Finley. They were flexible and understanding from the beginning. Not only was it such a stress-free process during such an uncertain time, but the end result was AMAZING. Finley really gave us everything we wanted and more. The venue was gorgeous and the food was TOP NOTCH. The staff was simply the best; Ott and Barb really allowed us to enjoy our day without stressing about any detail. It’s been over 2 months since our wedding guests still rave about the food and venue space. From beginning to end, working with Finely was such a breeze–no hidden fees and no page left unturned when it came to details. If you’re looking for a stress-free wedding experience, look no further than Finely (all of their locations are beautiful btw). I promise, they will not disappoint.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Rheana & Deal
    68 photos · 04/13/2019
  • Caitlyn & John
    16 photos · 03/24/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
BVTLive Bands BVTLive Bands Wedding Bands

Ott and the staff at The Ballroom at The Ben are the best, and always a pleasure to work with! This is not to mention that The Ballroom at The Ben is truly a Philadelphia architectural gem, made for a dream wedding!!

JL Original Designs JL Original Designs Wedding Planners

What a beautiful venue and the staff is amazing. Planning any event with with Finley Catering is a breeze. They make sure your event is exactly what you want. I never has a bad meal with Finley. Love working with Michelle, Stacey and Miguel. The staff is all are very helpful no matter what venue of Finley you are at. High recommend any of Finley's venue and expect excellence as well as the WOW factor from your guests and attendees. On of these day I will guest and not working or planning an event!

Leigh Florist Leigh Florist Wedding Florists

The building has great architectural features with a grand upscale feel. We always love working at Ballroom at Ben with Finley Catering.

Map

834 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA, 19107
2156275100
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Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering?

Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

What are the most important characteristics of Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering for wedding events?

Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering offer?

Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering offer for wedding events?

Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Cake
  • Event Planner

What percentage of users recommend Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.

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