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A place that can accomadate 150 people?

Gorp512 Jun 19, 2008 09:27 PM

Looking to book a reunion in Center City for about 150 people, any recs?

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    DaisyM RE: Gorp512 Jun 20, 2008 05:24 AM

    One of the hotels is probably your best bet.

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      bluehensfan RE: DaisyM Jun 20, 2008 05:37 AM

      Estia could do it but it'd be pricey...

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        Mr_Pickles RE: bluehensfan Jun 20, 2008 06:00 AM

        Brasserie Perrier could do it in their banquet room, but it would be tight because the max capacity is 150. The only other space large enough is Table 31 at the Comcast Center. The banquet space there holds up to 250. Although the food in the main dining room at Table 31 is mediocre, the banquet menu is actually much better; the banquet facilities have a separate kitchen and separate cooking staff. The banquet chef was the sous chef over at Le Bec-Fin for the past 8 years.

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          bluehensfan RE: Mr_Pickles Jun 20, 2008 06:17 AM

          You could also rent out Reading Terminal Market at night...

    2. rabidog RE: Gorp512 Jun 20, 2008 06:30 AM

      hrm... call la famiglia and ask how many their upstairs room holds. i can't remember off the top of my head, but i took a look at it once and it was large!

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        sylviag RE: Gorp512 Jun 20, 2008 07:02 AM

        There are lovely rooms at the Four Seasons. We were surprised to find that the prices for a luncheon or dinner there weren't any more than at most good restaurants - and they do an excellent job.

        We have also been to very nice functions at the Omni and at other hotels. The Rittenhouse is wonderful; I have only been there for smaller parties but I have seen larger groups there in other areas.

        Would hotel prices be too high?

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          dalig RE: Gorp512 Jun 20, 2008 08:07 AM

          You might also try Bistro St. Tropez or Patou (under same management). Both should be able to accommodate 150 and are reasonably priced with good food and service....

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            mazza3 RE: Gorp512 Jun 23, 2008 08:34 AM

            unless you go to chinatown, you won't find anything that will be even moderately expensive. if money is no option, then i would probably book rae. i think that 150 is their max though. the italian bistro can accomodate large groups and the food is passable (but not great by any means). and one of the hotels is def a good recomendation too. if by any chance you are able to rent out the union league, definitely get the chicken wellington. soooo good.

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              Bigley9 RE: Gorp512 Jun 23, 2008 09:55 AM

              Fosters Homeware at 4th and Market has "Apt 399" in the back of the store that is rented for events - not sure how many it would hold, but there is also an outdoor courtyard. It would need to be catered but there is a full kitchen/etc (thus the "Apt" designation)

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                Nancy99 RE: Gorp512 Jun 25, 2008 11:55 AM

                The Union League of Phila., near City Hall - if you are a member or know someone who is: www.unionleague.org. Or, if you venture down into Wilmington, DE (30 min. south of Philly), check out the University & Whist Club; no need to be a member to book it for events: www.universityandwhistclub.com. (There's Amtrak and SEPTA service into WIL.)

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                  cwdonald RE: CitizenChef Jun 28, 2008 03:52 PM

                  I think the Mask and Whig club at Penn (which is in Old City) can handle that number, and they have catering on premises.

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