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August 23, 2019 in

Finley Catering, one of Philadelphia's largest wedding vendors, is well known for their tasty eats and their four different venues. All four are prime locations to have a wedding, and in this article we're sharing specifics on the different character and feel of each location:

The Crystal Tea Room is located just seconds away from the iconic City Hall location for brides and grooms to grab a memorable kiss pic. The soaring glass atrium is an indoor conservatory featuring a fountain and greenery providing a year round “outdoor atmosphere” with no threat of weather. We love the atrium's natural light that shines down on cocktail hour's guests! Guests can make their way into The Crystal Tea Room's elegant ballroom space. The high-capacity ballroom can accomodate the largest of weddings. With hanging crystal chandeliers and classic decor, the Crystal Tea Room is great for a traditional feel. 

The Ballroom at the Ben You may know The Ballroom at the Ben for their scene in Silver Linings Playbook with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. The mezzanine level, which overlooks the palatial Ballroom (for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres) is the ideal place to chat with guests before heading downstairs to dance the night away on the floor. The Ballroom at the Ben is a great location for those with a large wedding party. 

Union Trust can be described as a blend of the old, regal Philadelphia infused with a new vibrant pulse. Union Trust is a great venue if you are looking for a piece of old-time Philadelphia history in your wedding day. It's an embodiment of Philadelphia's rich past, having once housed The Union Trust Company Bank (built in 1888). The large arched windows are a MUST for a few bridal party photos or a bridal portrait session. The architectural details are highly impressive and sure to wow your guests. Featuring a more intimate feel, The Union Trust is an elegant luxury venue for small to medium guest lists.

The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve
The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is the newest of the Finley Catering locations. With classical Greek revival exterior in a green pastoral setting, the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is located in Delaware County for a quiet, spacious location. It is the perfect venue to have an outdoor ceremony or cocktails, then have the reception indoors. The front staircase is an ideal spot for couples to have a sparkler sendoff with guests. For a relaxed feel and small-to-medium guest lists, the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve has all the space you need. Watch The Ballroom at Ellis-Preserve's Sizzle Reel to experience this venue.

Watch these three Finley Catering venues come to life in the Sizzle Reel:

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The Logan Hotel is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with killer views of both the city of Philadelphia and the Art Musuem. It's no wonder why couples choose The Logan to host their wedding day. Stay tuned for three of our favorite spots in The Logan that can add some life to your wedding day plans!

Assembly Rooftop Lounge

Assembly is The Logan's rooftop bar with a beautiful view that overlooks the Parkway and the Art Museum. Modern decor fills the intimate space, along with plenty of seating. Guests enjoy the fresh air during good weather, and huge glass windows look out onto historic Logan Circle during all weather. Assembly is the perfect place for a first look with a view! 

The Courtyard

The Courtyard is described as a "lush and secluded urban oasis." The terraced levels create depth and intrigue within a deceptively simple layout. An ideal spot to have a wedding ceremony if you are looking for a touch of outdoor greenery to add to your wedding day, The Logan hosts many weddings with an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception. A public yet private open-air space, couples can host medium to large-capacity guest lists alongside a spectacular modern water feature. 

The Ballroom

The Ballroom is the largest event space at The Logan. Servers and bartenders have easy access to keep the food arriving hot and drinks flowing. Featuring soaring ceilings, glittering chandeliers, and a neutral color palette to suit all your design aesthetics, the Ballroom offers 4,374 square feet of event space ready to host your family and friends.

Check out The Logan's Sizzle Reel to see the modern, sophisticated spaces available to future brides and grooms. 

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August 18, 2019 in Coming Soon Trailers

Julia and Nick were married on July 13th, 2019. 

Julia and Nick started their wedding day at Loews Hotel Philadelphia for their preparations. The mood was electric as Julia got ready to don her beautiful dress against the backdrop of the city skyline. Julia and her bridesmaids laughed and huddled together on the bed for a few group photos with champagne glasses in hand. Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back To Me" played on repeat as a theme song for the bridesmaids' day. Once Julia finally got into her dress, her bridesmaids couldn't hold back their emotions. 

Julia and Nick wrote cards to each other to share their feelings before they would see each other in the sanctuary of St. John the Evangelist Church.

"To my Nick, I am so excited to take this next step with you and become your wife. You are my everything and my one and only. I love you so much and I will see you at the end of the aisle. Forever and always, Julia." 

After the ceremony, the couple rode over to Cescaphe Vie on their trolley to greet their numerous family and friends in the reception. The huge number of guests wasn't surprising to Julia's sister, who said: 

"You're the kindest person I've ever known, with such genuine love for everyone in your life, I mean look around you, you have more friends than anyone I know."

Our team certainly appreciated Vie's space-- they can always handle a large guest list. FabuFloras decorated Vie's tables and rooms with tons of fresh florals that kept the mood vibrant all night long. Masquerade had a very large crowd to please, and things certainly got rowdy on the dance floor at times. Every guest was jumping and dancing to live music all night long. Julia and Nick even had the mic at one point! 

Julia and Nick had their Coming Soon Trailer ready to watch within days of their wedding. They were ecstatic with the results:

We are obsessed with it!! We have been watching it over and over again! Seriously the coming soon video is amazing and we cannot wait until the full video comes out.

- Julia and Nick 

Congratulations again to Julia and Nick on hosting such a fun wedding with so many enthusiastic guests. The people you surround yourself with make you who you are; Julia and Nick are obviously set up for success!

Coming Soon Trailer: CinemaCake Filmmakers
Photography: Jeffrey Vincent Photography
Florist: FabuFloras
Preparations Location: Loews Hotel Philadelphia
Ceremony Venue: St. John the Evangelist Church
Venue and Caterer: Cescaphe Vie
Entertainment: Masquerade
Music licensed through Tracks Music

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