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


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Kimberly · Married on 09/22/2018

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    My fiance and I were unsure where to get married - we both live in NYC ... but met in Phila ... and are from the far outskirts of the city. All of the venues (we looked at dozens) near home were super rustic, which isn't what we were looking for, so we decided to look into venues in Phila ... but afraid of the price tag. We looked at ONE venue in the city ... The Racquet Club and knew the second we stepped inside that this was our wedding venue. The place is GORGEOUS ... the character, the architecture, the colors, I mean everything about it is just stunning. I actually want to take my bridal photos on the chaise in the women's bathroom (not joking) ... every inch of RCOP is just absolutely perfect. They have 13 (affordable AND nice) guest rooms (including a HUGE bridal suite) which makes it super easy for bridal parties to all be in the same place. The fee for renting RCOP was much less than I was anticipating and we are happily having the wedding we've always dreamed of, while staying in budget. We are in the early stages of planning, but so far all staff at The Racquet Club have been super accommodating (I'm sure they are sick of my "Hi, (insert family member) is in the city and would love to drop by and see the place" calls). If you're looking for a classically beautiful venue with old city charm make sure to check this place out.

    Sent on 12/15/2017
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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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  • 215 S. 16th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 See on map
    610-486-3470 (Phone number)

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