Weddings

Conroy Catering

Philadelphia, PA View map
Rating 4.7 out of 5
   85 reviews
Guests 50 to 250

About

Guests 50 to 250

Conroy Catering began very simply about 30 years ago. A young man named Jack had just graduated from restaurant school. A young woman named Beth had just earned her degree in psychology. The world was full of possibilities, and Jack and Beth were determined to explore them. They decided to pursue their dream of running a catering business together.

They had no employees. When they needed extra help, they turned to friends and relatives. Their base of operations was a truck they drove from event to event. It was a humble beginning, yet Jack and Beth made sure the important things were right from the start:

They worked hard and pursued perfection. Their ingredients had to be the finest, the recipes extraordinary, the service exquisite. As their resources grew, they invested more and more in perfecting their work. They insisted on the best equipment, the best suppliers, and the best employees. Their reputation grew. It became clear that Conroy Catering was different. It was truly exceptional.

In time, Jack and Beth married. As their relationship changed, so did their business. They focused on developing exclusive venues where they could host clients on their own terms and better control the quality of every aspect of the event. They set up shop in two elegant, historic properties that offered ambience to match the Conroys' extraordinary food and gracious service. They continued to grow and excel.

Today, Conroy Catering employs more than 100 professionals who share Jack and Beth's dedication to exceptional quality in food and service. They offer clients remarkable events in timelessly elegant settings. As they have from the beginning, they work hard and focus on the details. They pursue perfection in every moment, with every client.

No matter how simple or elaborate your plans, Conroy Catering is the company to rely on to make them real -- experienced, professional, and always exceptional.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$137.00

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

No

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$137.00

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$144.00

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$650.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine
House Liquor
Premium Liquor

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Stations

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
Cajun
Italian
Mediterranean
Southwestern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

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    Alyssa B. Married on 07/25/2021
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    Hidden gem

    My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding at Knowlton Mansion in July 2021. The staff at Conroy helped make our wedding truly something to remember. While our wedding was small and intimate, our guests are still talking about it weeks later.

    I full heartedly recommend Conroy catering at Knowlton Mansion, and wish to share the following from our recent experience.

    Atmosphere:
    —Open home: We really wanted our guests to be able to wander and not feel locked into a ballroom. Our guests enjoyed the ability to explore the historic rooms. It helped the day feel personal. Like we were celebrating in a home. The historic rooms also offer a great place to get ready.
    —While the mansion is historic, the attached ballroom is modern with all the conveniences of a modern world—-AC (the historic rooms have AC too, great for summer wedding), generous bathrooms for guests (no lines or porte-potties here folks), kitchen on-site, etc.
    —The ballroom has a lot of sunlights and windows to create an amazing naturalistic and bright space—perfect alternative for an outdoor loving couple forced by weather to stay indoors. We lucked out and had ours outdoors, but it meant a lot to know we had a Plan B that would be memorable too.

    Covid Safety:
    —Our wedding was originally planned May 2020. During the past year, there has been a lot of stress, but none of it came from our wedding planning with Conroy. They worked so hard to accommodate us and keep our guests safe. When we rescheduled from 2020 to 2021, they worked with us. They also offered a variety of Covid safety measures: staff wearing masks, reducing shared plates at food stations, outdoor/indoor space, improving air circulation through open doors, outdoor tents, etc.
    They took it seriously, and we trusted them. With a guest list that included several elderly and vulnerable guests, including the groom himself, this trust was not something lightly given. But at every step, they demonstrated that safety was a priority. In the end, our 40 person event had no covid cases, thankfully.

    Accommodations
    —Our guests and bridal party had several health issues that they accommodated with great aplomb. Handicapped ramp and bathrooms. Space was easily accessible for guests with mobility issues.
    —Groom has bad back, they allowed us to keep specialty ice pack in kitchen fridge and groom was able to lie down on chase upstairs when needed.
    —Dietary needs—This is the BIGGEST thing that brought use to Conroy and that we will sing praises about until the day we die. Groom has celiacs and other dietary needs that required a gluten-free, fish free meal plan. It wasn’t just the groom. When all was done, each table had a gluten-free eater. Special care was taken to make the food default gluten free. While there was some gluten food about, it was clearly marked and all entries, appetizers, and even the cake was gluten free. My god the CAKE! Best gluten free cake ever. Cake was made by a pastry chef who works at a gluten free bakery. Amazing! For any couple with diet issues, know that Conroy will work with you.


    In short, when we started planning we felt overwhelmed and concerned about having a safe space that could accommodate the physical and dietary needs of our guests. Not only did they help address those needs, they made planning the wedding so smooth. And on our special day, Rebecca (our day of manager) made everything go smoothly. She dealt with issues we didn’t even know we had. In the end our day passed like a dream. It all happened so quickly, but it was such an amazing experience, and Conroy is there to help make it happen.
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    Jennifer Married on 10/17/2020
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    Excellent! Professional and detail oriented

    Conroy catering facilitated our wedding and we could not have been more impressed. Our wedding day was perfect from start to finish. They handled every detail for us and they were there every step of the way from the contact signing to the end of our wedding. We got married during the pandemic and regulations were changing daily. Actually up to the the day before our wedding! It was stressful and uncertain for months but the staff at conroy were there to update us and give us news even it it wasn’t what we wanted to hear. They modified and restructured things up to the last day to make sure that we could have our perfect wedding. We couldn’t have been more grateful. I can only imagine what an amazing job they do during normal times. I would recommend them to anyone looking to plan an event. Big or small.
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    Daniella Married on 04/02/2016
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    Absolultly excellent from the venue to the staff to the food to our wedding cake! Pleased with everything. They worked hard and made our wedding day perfect! No complaints! Our ceremony and reception were at the Knowlton mansion.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Precious Petals Precious Petals Wedding Florists

Amazing venue, love the staff and food.

Steve and Company DJ's Steve and Company DJ's Wedding DJs

I have worked with Conroy Caterers for many years. They have a great friendly staff that really works hard for you. The food is always top notch. The Knowlton Mansion is a great place to have a reception. You won't be disappointed

cHill Weddings, LLC cHill Weddings, LLC Wedding Planners

Some of my favorite venues are those that are unique but still in the city - and Conroy Catering fits the bill. Glen Foerd is my absolute favorite and Knowlton and Laurita Winery are wonderful too. All are catered by Conroy and their food is amazing. They have custom designed menus for my clients and really listened to them to achieve their perfect wedding. The staff is professional and wonderful and the consultants are wonderful and easy to work with!

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8001 Verree Road Philadelphia, 19111
2157228082
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