The Racquet Club of Philadelphia

215 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Racquet Club of Philadelphia

The Racquet Club of Philadelphia is an elegant indoor wedding venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located in the heart of Center City, the venue provides historic charm, ornate decor and architecture, and a sophisticated backdrop for your special day that will leave every guest speechless. From decor to cuisine, their experienced planners will handle every detail and bring your vision for your wedding day to life!

Facilities and Capacity
The Racquet Club of Philadelphia offers a dazzling ballroom to host your one-of-a-kind celebration, accommodating up to 240 guests for your "I do's," dinner and dancing. With its stately grand staircase, soaring ceilings, marble floors, ornate millwork, original artwork and vintage appointments, the venue provides an impressive backdrop for your special day. They also offer every modern comfort in 13 newly appointed rooms for overnight guests.

Services Offered
The Racquet Club of Philadelphia provides many services for an enjoyable wedding experience. They will provide all needed barware, china, flatware, glassware and linens for your event. Couples are provided with many event rentals to use during their wedding event, such as tables, chairs, furniture and a dance floor. Services include:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Setup


Cuisine
The Racquet Club of Philadelphia provides the convenience of in-house catering for your big day, as well as accommodating those with gluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, no pork, organic, vegan and vegetarian dietary restrictions. The wedding catering services they offer include:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations


Other Services
In addition to catering, the venue also offers in-house bar services. The wedding bar services they provide include bartender(s), open bar, outside alcohol and signature drinks.

History
Founded in 1889, The Racquet Club of Philadelphia is a well-known National Historic Landmark. Designed by renowned architect Horace Trumbauer, this venue began its life as a posh sports club in the heart of Center City. Today, this historic building retains a timeless majesty, serving as a reminder of Philadelphia’s rich heritage and old-world sophistication.

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18 Reviews for The Racquet Club of Philadelphia

Recommended by 96% of couples


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  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8
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    SK · Married on 08/25/2018

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    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our daughter was married at the end of August 2018 at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. We couldn't have picked a more perfect venue and are still glowing from the wonderful day enjoyed by the bride and groom and their friends and family. The Racquet Club (RC) helped to create a day that was everything we had dreamed of for her - it was elegant and classy and magical and lots of fun.

    Within the RC are three distinct spaces for the celebration, a big plus. Our ceremony was held in the gorgeous marble rotunda. The cocktail reception that followed was in a large library type setting, and then dinner was served in yet another room. It made it possible to have quiet music played during dinner, and people were able to have actual conversations without shouting! After dinner the party moved back out to the rotunda where the band had set up for dancing.

    Jeffrey Miller does the catering for the RC, and Laura Shoup is their site coordinator. She is a consummate professional, who makes sure that the myriad of details that go into planning a wedding come together seamlessly. She is responsive, warm, and personable, and was a pleasure to work with.

    Jeffrey Miller Caterers provided a delicious meal. We tweaked our menu quite a few times, and were very pleased with the results. The hor d'oeuvres were delicious and well-presented, and the dinner was equally scrumptious. Mothers of the Bride don't get much time to linger over a meal, but I tried to steal a few moments to enjoy the good food. Service was prompt and attentive.

    The RC also has rooms for out of town guests, and we used their Founders Suite as our base for getting our hair and makeup done. This was convenient and comfortable and worked well for us.

    I have nothing but high praise for all the personnel at the RC. They were all helpful and accommodating. I highly recommend the Racquet Club and Jeffrey Miller Catering.

    Sent on 09/28/2018
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    Charlotte · Married on 04/23/2016

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    I can't even begin to express how amazingly our wedding at the Racquet Club went. My fiance and I knew right away it was the perfect choice for our wedding, with it's old Philadelphia charm and bright welcoming spaces it was a dream come true. The event designer Laura was so delightful to work with, she responded to all of our questions right away and made the details part of wedding planning completely stress free. The food from Jeffrey Miller Catering was easily the best we've ever had at a wedding. They have rooms available to stay in and an amazing downstairs bar that we could book for our after party so we didn't have to spend one second of our wedding day traveling. Everything from the food, the incredible staff, and the beautiful space made it the absolute best day of our lives and I can't thank them enough. I cannot recommend the Racquet Club of Philadelphia and their entire wedding team more highly.

    Sent on 07/06/2016

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The Racquet Club of Philadelphia FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 4,021.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,561.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • 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
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Historic Building, Hotel, Mansion
  • 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? Accommodations, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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    610-486-3470 (Phone number)

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