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The Crystal Tea Room is Philadelphia's largest event space, located in the historic Wanamaker building in Center City. The Crystal Tea Room is a beautiful area with a long history. Their hand-carved columns and gleaming crystal chandelier are reminiscent of the Tea Room's opulence.

The Crystal Tea Room, with a capacity of 900 guests, provides a beautiful setting for large-scale weddings. In the atrium, a magnificent conservatory with fountains and lush plant life, guests are welcomed before proceeding to the ballroom. Elegant chandeliers and a white dance floor create a classy and timeless ambiance in this immaculately designed venue. Couples who wish to add their own personal touch to their wedding day can choose from a variety of personalized decoration alternatives.

Finley Catering, a local family-run business founded by Steve Finley in 1976, provides all meal options at the Crystal Tea Room.

One of the great ballrooms in the city of Philadelphia and the home of Miguel, maitre d' extraordinaire. There's plenty of room for your guests and also several places to make beautiful images without having to leave the venue if you don't want to. It's always a pleasure to work at the Crystal Tea Room!


If you want the classic Broad Street shot with City Hall in the background, consider waiting until night time to take that image. It's a short walk out to the location and a nice break for my couples to have a few quiet minutes away from the chaos of the day and reconnect for a beautiful image! The resulting long exposure image creates a visually stunning image that you just can't get during the day.

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100 E Penn Square #9B
Philadelphia, PA 19107


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Wedding Stories

the newlyweds kissing while on an escalator

Wedding at The Crystal Tea Room | Ariel & Andrew

An unexpected encounter sparked the flames of love between Ariel and Andrew. Arielle was visiting her mother in Florida, engaging in an activity she hadn't imagined would lead her to the love of her life. A casual day of pickleball with her mother's friends brought forth a pivotal moment when Lisa, Andrew's mother, approached Arielle. "Are you single?" she asked, ...

the newlyweds in their first dance as husband and wife

Elegant Wedding at the Crystal Tea Room |Bianca and Matt

Bianca and Matt's love story was one for the ages. From their high school days to their romantic proposal in Italy, their love grew stronger with every passing day. Their shared interests in dining out, luxury cars, and traveling around the world brought them closer together. But what made their relationship work was the fact that they were best friends ...

Exquisite Crystal Tea Room Philadelphia Wedding| Corinne and Will

Corinne and Will's love story began one night at Bru, a cozy bar in Philly. As they chatted and bantered about whose hometown had better beaches and who would win at golf, they couldn't deny their intense connection. Corinne was drawn to Will's close relationships with his family, dedicated work ethic, and shared love of sports and the beach. But ...

couple holding each other's hands and smiling going down the stairs

Elegant Fall Wedding at the Crystal Tea Room | Jenna and Patrick

Jenna and Patrick's love story began on St. Patrick's Day in 2016, when they met and pretended to flirt to make another girl jealous. They lost touch, but fate brought them back together a few months later at a Sunday Funday at The Ivy. Patrick knew immediately that Jenna was special and asked her on a date. As they spent ...

Crystal Tea Room Wedding|Gabrielle & Dominick

Gabrielle and Dominic  had mutual friends and went to the same high school. They were connected in 2015 when they were both working in Philadelphia. He was in law school, and Gabrielle was finishing her degree in college. Dominic falls in love with Gabrielle because of her infectious, palpable and positive energy. He feels like it radiates out of her, ...

bride and groom holding hands while walking before their Crystal Tea Room Wedding

Deanna & Bobby | Crystal Tea Room Wedding

Deanna and Bobby's amazing Crystal Tea Room Wedding was the perfect way for this beautiful couple to cap off a relationship that started when they were in middle school. In fact, Deanna used to write "Mrs. Aquilino" on the back of her notebooks❤️ A big thank you to Deanna, Bobby and their families for trusting us to capture this amazing ...

long shot of bride and groom kissing

Center City Philadelphia Wedding|Jaime & Adam

Jaime and Adam had a plan in mind for their Center City Philadelphia Wedding at the Crystal Tea Room: Don't avoid the obvious! Since they were getting ready at The Loews Hotel (right around the corner from the Tea Room and across from City Hall) they told me that they just wanted to walk around the area and make all ...

Father of the bride escorting the bride down the aisle

Masonic Temple of Philadelphia Wedding

If you want to feel like a princess while walking down the aisle, look no further than having a Masonic Temple of Philadelphia wedding ceremony followed by a reception at the Crystal Tea Room! Santina and Bobby held their ceremony in Renaissance Hall which was constructed in 1891. This brilliant scarlet red room is decorated in the Italian Renaissance style ...

end of night shot with the newlywed couple in the middle of the street

Crystal Tea Room Wedding|Caitlin and Mike

A dapper military man and his bride in a Pnina Tornai dress? Their ceremony at one of my favorite churches in Philly? Add in a reception at the beautiful Crystal Tea Room in Center City? Yup...I knew this was going going to be a great day! Even with the extreme heat outside, Caitlin and Mike's wedding at the Crystal Tea ...

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