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Ruthann · Married on 10/11/2019
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
Nicole Ganaden · Married on 08/18/2019
amazing venue and staff! michelle was quick to answer my emails and was super helpful. the food was amazing and my guests are still raving about the cocktail hour!Sent on 09/09/2019
Jocelyn · Married on 08/03/2019
My husband and I fell in love with the Union Trust from the moment we first walked into the venue. It is breathtaking. Something about it is just so special. We are so happy that we chose this venue for our wedding reception. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Stacey. She is amazing to work with and was so incredibly helpful during our wedding planning process. We are grateful to have worked with her. Thomas was also wonderful to work with. From the moment we met with Thomas, we knew we were in good hands. He was so attentive on our wedding day and ran the show so smoothly. We felt so special!! I literally started crying when I entered the Union Trust on our big day. It was breathtaking. The service was top notch. It honestly felt like a dream. The food was amazing! I continue to receive compliments from friends and family. I highly recommend the Union Trust. It is an amazing venue with excellent service!Sent on 09/25/2019
Danielle · Married on 07/13/2019
Union Trust is obviously a gorgeous wedding venue, but what really makes it amazing is working with Stacey, Thomas, and the whole staff. They made wedding planning so easy and accommodated all of our special requests. All of our guests raved about the food and the gorgeous venue. There's no need to hire a wedding planner when you have Stacey and Thomas. They took care of everything, from helping us finalize the wedding timeline to making sure all the vendors were set up and ready to go, we didn't have to worry about a thing. They literally anticipate everything you could need without asking! Just perfect.Sent on 08/07/2019
Nicole Jones · Married on 03/15/2019
Everything was beyond perfect!
We had our wedding at Union Trust Ballroom on 3/15/19. I can not express how amazing it was, everything down to the last detail was perfect and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. I don’t even know where to begin because it was flawless. Prior to the wedding Kathryn was so responsive and helped with every single stupid question I could come up with. The day of the wedding was beyond perfect and Thomas runs everything like a well-oiled machine. My husband and I didn’t have to worry about a single thing and were able to enjoy the time with our guests. We were never without a full drink in our hands and they were so attentive to our families and guests as well. Almost every single guest has called/ texted/ commented on the amazing food and how everything was just beyond perfect. I am so glad we chose Union Trust for our wedding, the venue, food and staff were wonderful!!!Sent on 03/27/2019
Alexa · Married on 03/08/2019
Breathtaking Venue + Spectacular Service & Team!
Our wedding was on March 8, 2019. Words cannot express how amazing this venue is OR how amazing the team at Finley Catering is, truly!
We worked with Stacey and she was so attentive, responsive and helpful throughout the planning process. From our initial meeting, to our menu meeting, even to the day of the wedding. I loved being able to reach out to her with any questions of how the day and night might work, to see what we can do or add into our wedding experience and more. Not only was Stacey amazing but the team she works with at Union Trust were perfect.
Thomas and Lisa truly made us feel like we were with family and really helping to move our day and night along. They were just as attentive and always checking in on us. Lisa saved me many times that day from helping my girls bustle me, to helping with the veil and more. The venue is breathtaking and this team knows how to make all of your wedding dreams come to life. The food was great, so many different options for cocktail hour. The cocktails were perfect! Our guests are still commenting on the venue and experience even a month later!Sent on 04/04/2019
Kristen · Married on 12/14/2018
Wish we could do it all again!
Union trust provided the PERFECT wedding for my husband and I. I don’t typically believe anything is perfect, but we still cannot get over how incredible our experience was on our wedding day. We were looking for an urban, grand, indoor space that allowed an on-site ceremony and had easy parking for guests. The moment I walked into Union Trust, I knew I had found just that. We worked with Stacey to plan the event and hugely appreciated that UT is an all-inclusive vendor. They provide the space, caterers, linens, bar, uplighting and affordable adjacent parking option which makes them even more of a bargain and stress-reducing partner. Stacey and their maître d’, Thomas, served as our wedding planners and day of coordinators, eliminating the need for a pricey third party. They provided a lead staffer, Lisa, to attend to our every need. I kid you not, she kept my dress bustled, a drink in my hand, and worries far from my mind. We were able to kick back, relax and soak up every loving moment of our wedding day because of UT’s incredible team. Oh - and our guests haven’t stopped raving about the food and ambiance. If you want a beautiful, classy Philadelphia wedding that will put your mind at ease while blowing the minds of your guests - pick Union trust!!
Photos by Landon Wise PhotographySent on 02/18/2019
Justina · Married on 12/08/2018
We couldn't have been happier with the venue. The history behind it and the stunning decor made it such a memorable evening.Sent on 02/01/2019
Kristen · Married on 07/07/2018
Union Trust was the first venue we toured and nothing else compared. For our ceremony and reception of 120 guests, it was the absolutely perfect. What I loved most about Finley Catering was that they were honest and upfront about their pricing. Everything is included (cake, ice sculpture, open bar) and there were very little mentions of "upgrades." Their staff is also very personable and responsive. Kathryn was very responsive to all our questions in the planning stages and Thomas and Lisa executed our wedding day flawlessly. Guests commented on the quality and quantity of food and the effortless beauty of the venue. Finley gave me an ease on my wedding day that I never expected. Everything was handled professionally and I cannot recommend them and Union Trust enough!Sent on 07/24/2018
Angela · Married on 06/23/2018
My husband and I got married at the Union Trust on June 23rd and it was the most magical day ever! The venue is gorgeous and the staff was incredible. All of our guests had an amazing time and could not stop talking about how delicious the food was. Finley does an outstanding job hosting events and I cannot wait to attend a wedding at a Finley location!Sent on 07/09/2018
Marlene · Married on 05/05/2018
Absolutely a pleasure to work with. Service was exceptional and food was great! The venue itself is gorgeous. Would definitely recommend this venue for an event. You will not be disappointed!Sent on 06/01/2018
Vanessa · Married on 04/13/2018
I am beyond grateful to the staff at Union Trust, especially Stacey Mullen our Catering Manager for Finley Catering and Thomas Fowler the Maitre'd at Union Trust. After my husband and I got engaged in Dec 2015, the wedding planning began immediately and Union Trust was number one on my list. However, without contacting Union Trust and just going based on reviews and pictures of the venue, I assumed that the venue would be way out of our budget. We eventually opted for a Destination Wedding in Old San Juan Puerto Rico. Due to Hurricane Maria we needed to cancel our October 8th wedding on short notice. Although we were completely devastated, we still needed to have a wedding. Round 2 of wedding planning so I revisited Union Trust but this time I reached out. Stacey completely understood the situation we found ourselves in and was willing to help us out. She gave us a bunch of discounted dates that we could choose from but before discussing money, dates, and contracts she invited us that weekend to come visit Union Trust so we can talk about everything. Luckily we visited on a Saturday afternoon as they were setting up for a wedding that evening so we got to see everything in action. The moment we walked in WE FELL IN LOVE, it is such a beautiful venue and not much is needed to make it special for the big day. Although the decision was pretty much made in the first 5 minutes of being there, we still had destination wedding PTSD. We lost a lot of money and I still felt Union Trust might be out of reach. Stacey and Finley Catering told us not to worry and were beyond helpful with our budget when they did not have to be. They had a business to run but we felt that they put that aside to help us out. We opted for their discounted day Friday, April 13th (we already had bad luck, so why not try to reverse it), and our day was perfect. Union Trust is a "well oiled machine", and nothing went wrong, NOTHING. Thank you Finley Catering from the bottom of our hearts! <3Sent on 04/27/2018
Nadia · Married on 06/03/2017
We worked with Stacey Lee Mullen and Thomas was our Maitre D for the day off and they were absolutely perfect. Stacey met with us several times to show us the venue since we were coming from about 2.5 hours away and she went over every detail. She was one of the reasons we chose Union Trust, besides the beauty of the venue, we wanted to make sure that we were in good hands. The only thing I had to worry about the day of was saying my vows, and that was exactly the way I wanted it. Could we have done it cheaper? Yes. Was it worth every penny, YES! There are so many moving parts to a wedding that even the little I had to coordinate was enough. Thomas made sure everything moved exactly as scheduled, he made sure our parents knew where to go, and directed us as needed. The food was PHENOMENAL, and my friends and family said it was one of the best weddings they have ever been too. It was the perfect day, I couldn't have asked for anything else and I wouldn't change a thing.Sent on 06/05/2017
Amanda · Married on 06/02/2017
My husband and I cannot thank Finely Catering enough for making our wedding so incredible at Union Trust! Stacey was amazing to work with. Working with her through the process was so super easy and made us feel confident going into our big day! Thomas and his team totally kicked ass the night of. Everyone is still talking about the venue, the food, THE SERVICE, etc, etc, etc! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!Sent on 04/07/2017
Rachel · Married on 04/22/2017
The first second I walked into Union Trust I was blown away!! It has historic architectural beauty with high vaulted ceilings, ornate decorated walls, a beautiful 2nd floor bar with elegant windows, and a marble staircase, all enhanced by lighting that highlights the maturity and elegance of the space.Sent on 05/25/2017
Incredibly, this was all matched by Finley Catering's event planning, day of service, and cuisine! I truly am so impressed by Finley Catering's team and Union Trust. I truly feel that they created my perfect dream wedding that was so unique, special, and different from any other wedding I've been to.
I worked with Stacey Lee Mullen who was an incredible resource prior to the wedding and the day of. She went over ever detail and was very responsive to email, phone calls, and meetings. Not only was she professional, organized, and kind, but she genuinely was passionate about planning my wedding, shared in the excitement, and made the experience fun and full of joy!
I also worked with Thomas Fowler, the Maitre d’, who did an incredible job running the show at Union Trust. He met with us in person the week of the wedding and helped personalize the event to accommodate our timeline and helped create the desired atmosphere for the event.
While everyone always says the bride never eats at her own wedding...I did not miss out on this! Delicious:) Our guests are still raving about the dinner and cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres. Finley Catering made sure to stock the bridal suite with all the appetizers and drinks so we were able to sneak away for a moment of post-wedded peace and sample our favorite snacks.
Most importantly, we had so much fun! We were able to be guests at our own wedding. We danced all night and Stacey and Thomas took care of any issues that may have arisen. Everything seemed to go seamlessly!
Overall this venue and catering company made our wedding more romantic, fun, and epic than I could have ever imagined.
Leah · Married on 03/05/2017
We recently had our wedding on a Sunday at Union Trust and we cannot say enough about it! A friend who had his wedding there recommended us to check it out and we are so happy that we did. This venue gives you the feeling that it truly is yours for the day to have he wedding exactly how you imagined it. We had this idea to make our wedding elegant but with a Sunday Funday theme and Finley Catering catered to our every request. Michelle was very engaged with us throughout the entire process and Thomas was perfect in making the day run smoothly. The service was outstanding and they made all of my guests feel like they were special! I could not believe how attentive Laura was to me and my family! The other things that really made our wedding stand out was the amazing food and the AMAZING bar selection.Sent on 03/22/2017
Hillary · Married on 02/18/2017
If you can get away with a wedding of less than 175, there is no better place to get married than Union Trust. The room is drop dead gorgeous and the day-of staff is amazing. They treated everyone like royalty. Finley has a wonderful reputation and it shows in the quality of their food and beverage programs.Sent on 02/21/2017
Karina · Married on 02/03/2017
We had our reception at Union Trust on Feb 3rd, 2107. I cannot even put into words how happy we are with Finley Catering and their Union Trust venue!! The venue itself is amazing!! You add the decorations and Finley's amazing service and food...it's just out of this world!! We cannot thank them enough for making that night so special. Stacey, Thomas, and Lisa made everything run so smoothly along with our other amazing vendors, of course. You will not go wrong by choosing Finley Catering and Union Trust as your venue.Sent on 02/11/2017
Kristen · Married on 12/03/2016
We had our wedding at Union Trust on 12/3/16 and WOW, it was the most perfect day! Right from the beginning- Stacey, the wedding coordinator, was so easy to work with. She was professional, responsive, and offered suggestions throughout the whole planning process. The tasting they offered was very delicious and helped us narrow down our food ideas. On the day of, Stacey and her team put together an amazing day. Everything was set up exactly the way we wanted and our timeline was respected, so we had plenty of time to dance. There was delicious food galore! Thomas, the Maitre d’, and Lisa, the bridal attendant, made sure the wedding party was taken care of before and during the reception. Lisa helped figure out my bustle, which saved the night! I also have a dietary restriction and they accommodated me with no problem. I even had my own special bread. The venue itself is GORGEOUS! Our guests still are commenting how beautiful the venue was and how much they enjoyed the food!Sent on 03/11/2017
Angela · Married on 11/20/2016
We cannot say enough amazing things about Union Trust and Finley Caterers. Every part of the process was easy and fun from start to finish. Stacey was so accommodating and always quick to answer questions and offer advice. The venue looked incredible the day of the wedding and our guests were just in awe of the service and the atmosphere. Thomas and Lisa worked so hard to make sure that everything was absolutely perfect for us and we are so thankful. If we could do it all again, we wouldn't change a thing. I highly recommend Union Trust and Finley Caterers!Sent on 12/05/2016
Melissa · Married on 10/08/2016
My wedding at Union Trust was beyond anything I could have imagined! First, working with Michelle Finley made the planning a breeze. She was easy to work with, always responded to my emails right away, and she is clearly an expert at what she does.Sent on 10/11/2016
Working with Thomas Fowler the week of and day of the wedding was also great. He is fun and made sure that me, my husband, our parents, and our bridal party were well taken care of. He made sure everything ran smoothly and perfectly. Lisa, the bridal attendant, was also there to help me with ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING! She was so sweet and worked super hard to make sure we didn't have a care in the world.
All the staff was wonderful, the service was impeccable, and the food was fantastic! Our guests can't stop talking about how beautiful and fun our wedding was, and we have received tons of compliments on the food.
I can't say enough about Union Trust and Finley Catering. The venue is beautiful and they are perfectionists!
Jessica · Married on 10/07/2016
Union Trust exceeded our expectations for our wedding. The space was comfortable, the food was excellent, and their customer service was outstanding. Everything went smoothly during the wedding and our guests were very happy, and are still raving about everything. We had the ceremony and the reception at the Union Trust, and the staff was able to seamlessly transition the space from one to the other. One of the best things about Union Trust was the extent to which Michelle & Thomas treated not only us, but also our families and our bridal party. It's clear that both they and their team will do everything they can to make all of your wedding dreams come true!Sent on 10/19/2016
Emily · Married on 09/18/2016
Finley Catering has the most incredible and beautiful wedding venues, and we could not be happier with Union Trust. The ambiance at Union Trust is one-of-a-kind with its art deco architecture, vaulted ceilings, and beautiful up-lighting. We worked with Stacey on the details leading up to our wedding, and she was thoughtful, attentive, detail oriented, and made us feel special and worry free. The Maitre D’, Thomas, ensured everything on our wedding day went smoothly – and he nailed it. Thomas and his team made us feel like celebrities; we were treated like royalty and not one detail was left overlooked. Not only was the venue breathtaking, but the food was also amazing! The cocktail hour sets the tone for the wedding, and Finley hits this out of the park. Not only the quantity of food, but the quality was incredible. From the seafood martini bar to the Italian anti-pasta station, everything was exquisitely elegant and more importantly, tasted delicious. Our guests were blown away and continue to tell us how it was the best wedding they’ve been to. This is our second wedding with Finley Catering – my sister was married at the Ballroom at the Ben last March, and words cannot express how happy we were with everything at both weddings. We absolutely love and recommend Finley Catering!Sent on 10/26/2016
Annelise · Married on 09/02/2016
We had our wedding at Union Trust a little more than a month ago and it was truly Perfect. Finley Catering did an impeccable job from start to finish. During the planning process, Michelle Finley was always there to check in and make sure that we had the information that we needed when we needed it. Anytime a question came up, she promptly responded no matter how far away the wedding was or how small the question. As the wedding got closer, we were reminded in advance of payments, menu tastings, and meetings. We always felt informed of next steps. The week of the wedding we met Thomas, the Maitre'd, to iron out of the details. I have never met anybody more calming and professional. In what should have been the most stressful week of wedding planning, my husband and I left that meeting knowing that we had absolutely nothing to worry about and that we were in good hands. The day of the wedding Thomas ensured that each transition from Ceremony to Cocktail Hour to Reception was 100% stress free. Everybody from the wedding party to parents were able to enjoy the day without concern because Thomas was there to guide everybody through. This was invaluable to us. My husband and I had our own attendant, Lisa, that ensured we had a drink in hand at all times and were completely taken care of that night. She was amazing, she even helped my mom when she got a bit nervous doing my bustle after the ceremony. The food was incredible - from presentation to taste. We are still hearing how well the Filet was cooked and how amazing the seafood was at the cocktail hour. While our guests raved about the food, the drinks and the beautiful venue, they also raved about the service they received at their table and how seamlessly the wedding flowed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Michelle, Thomas and Lisa, to each waiter and waitress involved. You made us and all of our guests feel so special!Sent on 09/17/2016
Kattie · Married on 08/06/2016
The second we walked into Union Trust, we knew this was the perfect place for our wedding reception. Not only is it GORGEOUS, but the staff was incredible. Stacey was so helpful throughout the entire process and Thomas and his staff were amazing the night of the reception. We never once worried that things would be pulled off exactly how we dreamt. The food was amazing and guests are still talking about the cocktail hour!Sent on 03/14/2017