Post # 1
Has anyone been to or hosted an event at the Regal Ballroom in NE Phila lately? Growing up, I had banquets for sports teams and I remember thinking (even at a young age) that it was pretty outdated. I am pending signature on my contract with another venue downtown @ about $160 per head, and came across the Regal Ballroom’s website randomly and couldn’t help but look into their pricing/availability. With the number of people we plan to have at our wedding, we would save almost $15K on the venue alone switching venues. Their pricing is really reasonable and by the pictures, it looks like they recently renovated and it looks amazing! I am concerned about the location, but thinking that because it is off a main road (the blvd) and they offer complimentary valet parking, that may not be that big of a deal. Although if I go there and feel uncomfortable with the location, it will definitely be a deal-breaker. I am going to schedule a visit, but wanted to see if anyone could provide any feedback in the meantime.
Thank you!!! J
Post # 3
@shoegal215: I was told that they valet park the cars along the road because their ‘valet’ lot is very tiny and can only accommodate so many vehicles. I am completely 100% admitting that this is not any kind of valid information just hear say.
I never called to have them confirm or deny the rumor though because our parents both nixed the regal though after hearing it was in the NE (my mom grew up there not to say we are too good for the area – they just did not want our wedding there)
I will say that if the area is not a problem for you what they were offering seemed unbeatable to me and the renovations looked very promising!
Post # 4
I heard that they renovated but I havent been there in years. The neighbor is not the greatest. I did contact them regarding prices but after discussing with my Fiance we both agreed that the neighborhood was too shady. I used to live about 10 mins from there and couldnt wait to get out of the neighborhood. I still live in the NE so not all of the NE is terrible but the Regal is in Oxford Circle which is not a safe neighborhood.
Post # 5
Is this the place on Oxford Ave? I wouldnt go for it. The neighborhood is sketchy but I just dont think its going to be a good experience.