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About The IATSE Ballroom


The IATSE Ballroom by Anthony's Caterers- Italian cuisine with theatrical flare!


You have surely ARRIVED as you walk through the bright marquee entrance to find yourself draped in the ballroom’s warm theatrical lighting! Our modern approach to traditional Italian recipes pairs well with our sense of theatrics and high production values.

Center stage we present gorgeous antipasti stations, flowing hors d'oeuvres, raw bars, fresh homemade gnocchi, veal chops, crab cakes, center cut choice filets, and of course Anthony's award winning Red Gravy . Curtain call ladies and gentleman... homemade gelato , mouth watering sorbet, and assorted Viennese pastries!

Our well seasoned management and production team is here to make any of your decor, lighting, floral, entertainment, and conceptual ideas happen seamlessly. The 500 person capacity IATSE Ballroom offers a full stage, theatrical lighting, large dance floor, PA Audio System, free secure on-site parking, and multimedia options. We are centrally located in South Philadelphia right off of I-95, I-76, and the Walt Whitman bridge ramp with numerous hotel accommodations in immediate area.

Caterers has 30 years experience in the restaurant and banquet industry and operates four ballrooms in Philadelphia and Delaware county. Off site catering packages available as well.

For more information on the IATSE Ballroom and the men behind the curtain please contact:

Giovanni La Rosa


267.861.0391 office



IATSE Ballroom

2401 South Swanson Street

Philadelphia, PA. 19148

Wedding reception - Corporate events & training - Black tie affairs - Fundraiser - Cabaret / Dinner Theater - Family Reunion - Funeral Luncheons - Sports Banquet/Award Ceremony - Class reunion - Bar /Bat Mitzvah

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Philadelphia

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36 Reviews for The IATSE Ballroom

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Profile Picture Charlene, 8/25/18, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Lighting/Sound, Set Up, Parking, Wheelchair Access

My wife and I knew as soon as we walked in and saw the venue, and spoke with Giovanni, that this was the place for our wedding. The venue is gorgeous, the food is incredible, and Giovanni is such a great person to deal with. From the very beginning, Giovanni was extremely responsive, always getting right back to us, and then when we had to change a major detail in our wedding, he was very understanding, and made the change very easy for us. Communication was never an issue. He always responded to our needs, and made everything much less stressful for a couple planning a wedding on their own.
As far as the food goes, it was incredible. Anthony's Caterers is amazing at what they do. From the food tasting, to the actual event, everything we ate was wonderful. Our guests still talk about the food, stating it was the best food they have eaten at a wedding. The only issue we have is we did not get to sit down for hours eating, because of how busy a bride and groom will be during their ceremony.
The venue is gorgeous inside. The lighting, the space of the room, they way it is set up, all of it is beautiful. Everyone calls it a diamond in the rough, and it most certainly is! We are still so happy we picked this venue for our wedding. If we could do it over again, we absolutely would, and would pick the IATSE Ballroom again, without question, with 100% certainty.
Lastly, I want to review the staff Giovanni and the IATSE have in place. Besides the chefs, that are amazing, and Giovanni, who was wonderful to work with, I have to review the event staff as well. They were all so responsive, and worked so hard to make this event work. Their hard work was definitely recognized, and we thank everyone there that night that went above and beyond for our wedding. A few of our guests, those that have a hard time with mobility, mentioned that there were event staff that specifically catered to them the entire evening! Absolutely incredible.
We loved the IATSE!

Profile Picture Chris, 10/14/17, 4 Reviews
Category: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue

The IATSE Ballroom Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting

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2401 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148   See On Map
267-861-0391 (phone)
The IATSE Ballroom is a wedding reception venue from Philadelphia. We service weddings throughout the local area, including New Jersey, Delaware, and New York. The IATSE Ballroom is a professional wedding reception venue that has been part of the Philadelphia wedding industry for 3 years. We specialize in Wedding Receptions.