Union Trust

717 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Union Trust

Union Trust is a wedding venue located in the Historic District of Philadelphia. Built in 1888, this elegant venue is an embodiment of rich Philadelphia history, having once served as The Union Trust Company Bank. Its grand architecture and elegant decor provide a modern, chic setting for an unforgettable wedding celebration. The convenience of their in-house event coordination and professional catering company will ease the stress of the planning process and allow you to enjoy the entire experience with your loved ones.

Facilities and Capacity
Union Trust offers four indoor event spaces, accommodating up to 190 guests. The venue features soaring sixty-five-foot illuminated engraved ceilings, architecturally accented walls, multiple private rooms and a breathtaking balcony that overlooks the whole space. With a blend of the old, regal Philadelphia and a new, vibrant atmosphere, Union Trust will leave your guests speechless.

Services Offered
Union Trust offers many wedding services as well as providing all needed barware, glassware, chocolate fountain and linens. They also offer many event rentals such as chairs, tables, dance floor, lighting and drapery. Union Trust is also available to host engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. The wedding services they provide include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound
  • Setup
  • Parking
  • Shuttle
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair access


Cuisine
Union Trust offers the convenience of in-house catering through their catering company Finley Catering. The culinary experts are dedicated to the pursuit of exquisite cuisines and top-notch professionalism. They can accommodate guests with gluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, organic, vegan and vegetarian dietary restrictions. The wedding catering services they provide include:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations


Other Services
In addition to catering, Union Trust also provides many in-house bar services for your event. The wedding bar services they offer include:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne toast
  • House wine
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine
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62 Reviews for Union Trust

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Ashley · Married on 10/18/2019

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    Amazing venue and team!!

    We did a ton of research before deciding and are so happy that we chose to get married at Union Trust. Emily Hassinger (coordinator) was so helpful from the beginning! She was wonderful every step of the way. I really appreciated how organized she is! It really made planning for the event so much easier. Thomas was incredible to work with as well! He walked us through everything the day before our wedding and really put us at ease. It was perfect. He kept everything running so smoothly throughout the day, and we were so impressed! Lisa (bridal attendant) was amazing! She was fantastic to work with and so helpful. I don’t know what I would have done without her! All-in-all, the staff was wonderful and I would highly recommend choosing Finley Catering! Our guests raved about the food and the venue and all around were so impressed with everything. It was absolutely perfect!

    Sent on 12/09/2019
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    Ruthann · Married on 10/11/2019

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    The best place in the city to have your wedding!

    I knew when I first laid eyes on Union Trust a few years ago, I would one day get married there. Not only is it breathtakingly beautiful, but it's unique, and in a prime location of Philadelphia. We had a lot of friends and family traveling in from out of town, so location was very important to us. I had never been to Union Trust for an event, but because I had been to a couple of their other venues (Ballroom at the Ben and the Crystal Tea Room) for weddings, I knew Finley Catering was a well oiled machine. Everything about our wedding was top-notch, from the white glove service, the outstanding good, and the fact that every little detail had been thought out. Thomas, who is the Maitre d' for the venue was amazing. He pays attention to every detail and ensures nothing less than a 10 out of 10 experience. Everyone who was at our wedding continues to tell us it was one of the BEST weddings they've ever been to, in very large part due to the staff and service at Union Trust. The entire day was better than I could have dreamed of.

    Sent on 10/16/2019

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Union Trust FAQ

  • 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 off-peak season?
    $ 1,500.00
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    190
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    120
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • 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
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Drapery
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Chocolate Fountain
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    July
    August

Real Weddings

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2 Endorsements

  • London Flower and Variety Inc. Wedding Florists

    Great Venue, Stunning surroundings great to work with

  • Philadelphia String Quartet Wedding Musicians

    Very easy to work with, and very organized with the planning. One of the most popular sites to perform at. Would recommend to anyone looking for a venue for their wedding or event!

Map

  • 717 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, 19106 See on map
    267-327-4286 (Phone number)
    Location of (Union Trust)