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Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering

Philadelphia, PA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
102 reviews
$25k - $33k For 180 Guests
Up to 800 guests

About

$25k - $33k For 180 Guests
Up to 800 guests

Crystal Tea Room - Finley Catering is a wedding venue based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Superbly situated, this location is just a short walk from the city hall making it extremely convenient for guests. An exquisite combination of elegance and comfort, it is stunningly adorned to create unforgettable wedding moments. Meticulous and attentive event coordinators are on-hand to help execute every detail so that couples can make their vision a reality. It has been the choice of venue for a number lavish events by hosted celebrities including Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and a number of notable Philadelphia athletes.

Facilities and Capacity

With a capacity of 900 attendees, the Crystal Tea Room serves as a luxurious backdrop for glorious large scale weddings. Guests are welcomed into the atrium, a majestic conservatory complete with fountain and lush plant-life, before being led to the ballroom. This pristinely decorated venue features elegant chandeliers, carved columns and a white dance floor creating a refined and timeless atmosphere. Personalized decoration options are available for couples who want to add their own touch to their special day.

Services Offered

The event planning team brings over four decades of service experience and detail-oriented expertise to every celebration. Dedicated to helping couples achieve their wedding vision, they offer an assortment of invaluable resources to choose from. From mapping out seating arrangements to setting up audiovisual equipment, they are on-hand at every stage to make the preparation process as stress-free as possible. Additional services include:

  • Timeline creation
  • Event decoration
  • Event rentals
  • Setup and cleanup

Cuisine

All dining options at the Crystal Tea Room are provided by local family-run business, Finley Catering. Founded by Steve Finley in 1976, this world-class team of culinary experts is committed to providing every event with an exceptional dining experience. They have catered to various prestigious dinners attended by distinguished guests including presidents Clinton, Ford and Bush as well as numerous other celebrities. Steve and his staff strive to achieve perfection at every wedding they cater to and offer an irresistible array of menu options. From artisan appetizers to sumptuous entrees, couples are invited to create their own customized menu to thoroughly satisfy their guests' palates.

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

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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 starting price per person for bar service?

$15

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

800

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

180

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

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
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound

What event items are available?

Chairs

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

102 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Alyssa Married on 06/12/2021
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    Simply the Best!

    Not only is the Crystal Tea Room the most beautiful venue in the City of Philadelphia, it has the best staff!! I can honestly say that I got to know Michelle Finley extremely well while planning a wedding during a pandemic. She was always extremely responsive, accommodating, and willing to do whatever it took to give us our dream wedding. She exceeded all of our expectations!

    My husband and I had the MOST magical wedding on June 12, 2021. The entire evening was flawless. Miguel, the day of coordinator and the entire staff were perfect. You would never guess that they were forced to shut their doors for 60 plus weeks based on the level of service they provided. All of the staff were extremely attentive to both my husband and I, as well as the rest of our families.

    We received compliments on the food, strong drinks, ambiance, and high level of service from our guests. I heard countless times throughout the weekend and the days to come that it was the best wedding our friends and family have ever attended. We could not be happier and attribute this to Michelle and the entire Finley Team!
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    Kelly M. Married on 04/03/2021
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    Better than we could have ever expected!!!!

    Finley Catering was absolutely amazing to work with while planning our wedding!! We didn't have it easy as we had planned everything before the pandemic hit and then of course, plans had to change due to restrictions. But they worked with us the entire time to have the wedding of our dreams. And we had exactly that! A huge shoutout to our coordinator, Emily, for being available at any time to answer all questions we had which helped ease our anxiety during these uncertain times. And of course, to Finley Catering overall who were completely flexible with all our changes and even held our originally agreed upon pricing without holding us to our minimum that we promised pre-pandemic. We really couldn't have asked for better service and overall quality. Our wedding turned out exactly how we imagined it even through all these obstacles and it's all because of the Finley's and their amazing crew!!!!
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    Kaliopi R. Married on 02/01/2020
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    Truly THE Best

    I researched extensively into different Philadelphia venues for our wedding, taking into consideration all of the things we wanted (AMAZING food, beautiful space, ability to customize, what your money gets you, etc.) and choosing CTR and the Finley Group gave us all of that and MORE. Those are things that every one searches for, no doubt, but what Finley gave us that wasn't on any list was feeling like family...thanks to a team (especially our coordinator Emily and Tom Finley!) that made sure we felt well taken care of, staff that made our entire wedding guest list feel comfortable (Miguel the Maitre'd and Mike who took care of us and our parents), and an event we'll never forget. Every detail was taken care of, even down to making sure we had help getting our things at the end of the night. It's been almost a year and our guests continue to rave about the food, venue, and service, and how it was the best wedding they've ever been to. I'll never be able to thank the entire Finley Group for such a wonderful experience!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Ryan & Gina
    32 photos · 05/07/2017

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
BVTLive Bands BVTLive Bands Wedding Bands

We work very regularly with Finley catering and the amazing team at the Crystal Tea Room. The room is absolutely beautiful and customizable for any type of event or wedding. Plus, each and every event runs flawlessly with Miguel who runs every wedding and event there. Our bands and DJs play there often and we always look forward to working with the team at the Crystal Team Room

Leigh Florist Leigh Florist Wedding Florists

We love working at the crystal tea room. The room is beautiful with the rich wood work and ambiance. The room draping is beyond gorgeous and really adds an upscale hollywood. Working with Miguel and his team is a pleasure!

London Flower and Variety Inc. London Flower and Variety Inc. Wedding Florists

London flowers have worked with this caterer for several years. The staff go above and beyond. Looking forward to numerous more years together.

Map

100 Penn Square East Wanamaker Building, 9th Floor, Wanamaker Building, 9th Floor Philadelphia, PA, 19107
2156275100
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Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering?

Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

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

At Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering for wedding events?

Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering offer?

Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering offer for wedding events?

Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Cake
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound

What furniture and decorations does Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering have available for wedding events?

Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs

What percentage of users recommend Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Crystal Tea Room- Finley Catering is recommended by 98% 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 average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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