Venues allowing outside catering

posted 3 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@glamvicious:  I can tell you that Front & Palmer does not allow outside catering. Their caterer is Feast your Eyes. Their starting price is $135/person.

Crane Arts is a $2500 rental fee. I believe it is a blank slate so that has to be factored into your cost. 

Is your rental fee budget $5000 or your entire wedding expense? 

 

Post # 5
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I considered that place but we went to an all inclusive hotel. I also live about 10 mins from Curtis Hall. I have a HUGE list of vendors and intially was contacting any wedding venue within so many miles from home.

Here is a list of venues that I contacted that allow outside catering:

Palmyra Harbour – Palmyra, NJ – $1,175.00
Center for Architecture – Philadelphia – $1,400.00
Glenside Hall – Glenside – $1,750.00
Curtis Hall – Wyncote – $2,300.00
Camden County Boathouse – Pennsauken, NJ – $2,500.00
Crane Arts – Philadelphia – $2,500.00
Abington Art Center – Abington – $3,250.00
The Highlands – Fort Washington – $3,500.00
Morris Arboretum – Philadelphia – $3,800.00
Arcadia – Glenside – $4,500.00
Fuge – Warminster – $4,500.00
Graeme Park – Horsham – $5,000.00
Pearl S Buck Estate – Perkasie – $5,000.00
Ash Mill Farm – Holicong – $6,790.00
Andalusia Mansion – Andalusia – $10,000.00

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@ecrowe1218:  Great list! But OP check each one of these out online first, a lot of them have a list of “preferred” caterers (aka only caterers you can use) and they run close to $100/pp.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@JrzyGurl:  Yes I agree double check because some of them do have preferred caterers.

 

@glamvicious:  Also, some of the caterers do not provide the alcohol, which was a big negative on our part. We didn’t want to have to deal with any of that. I also have a list of cateres. Check out some of the venues and I can let you know starting prices and what’s included.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Although the caterer not providing alcohol might be a pain, it could also be a huuuuuuge money saver. They usually still take care of the mixers and provide bartenders, you just supply the booze for way less than a “beverage package”

Post # 11
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@glamvicious:  Are you still looking for a venue that allows outside catering? Did you check out those places and none were to your liking?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@glamvicious:  Have you checked out Painted Bride Art Center? Their rental fee is Friday/Saturday – $2000/day.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@glamvicious:  Hi, you might here some suggestions for the German Society- they allow all outside vendors/DIY BUT DO NOT USE THIS VENUE! The building is beautiful, yes, but the staff is horrible to deal with! Just to name a FEW things that happened: they made my sister (maid of honor) cry on the wedding day because they were so incredibly rude, they locked our guests outside in the heat because they came a few minutes early, they started construction on the building without telling us forcing us to change our entire wedding around after things had been planned, there were no steps or accessible entrance to the building until we had to show up and force them to install both, they originally told us we could move tables around and when we did we were screamed at (on the wedding day), they were just horrible. It is not worth the stress they will put you through!

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