Success Stories

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The Whole Package


“My wife and I knew as soon as we walked in and saw the venue, and spoke with Giovanni, that this was the place for our wedding. The venue is gorgeous, the food is incredible, and Giovanni is such a great person to deal with. From the very beginning, Giovanni was extremely responsive, always getting right back to us, and then when we had to change a major detail in our wedding, he was very understanding, and made the change very easy for us. Communication was never an issue. He always responded to our needs, and made everything much less stressful for a couple planning a wedding on their own.

As far as the food goes, it was incredible. Anthony's Caterers is amazing at what they do. From the food tasting, to the actual event, everything we ate was wonderful. Our guests still talk about the food, stating it was the best food they have eaten at a wedding. The only issue we had is we did not get to sit down to eat, because of how busy a bride and groom were during their ceremony.

The venue is gorgeous inside. The lighting, the space of the room, they way it is set up, all of it is beautiful. Everyone calls it a diamond in the rough, and it most certainly is! We are still so happy we picked this venue for our wedding. If we could do it over again, we absolutely would, and would pick the IATSE Ballroom again, without question, with 100% certainty.

Lastly, I want to review the staff Giovanni and the IATSE have in place. Besides the chefs, that are amazing, and Giovanni, who was wonderful to work with, I have to review the event staff as well. They were all so responsive, and worked so hard to make this event work. Their hard work was definitely recognized, and we thank everyone there that night that went above and beyond for our wedding. A few of our guests, those that have a hard time with mobility, mentioned that there were event staff that specifically catered to them the entire evening! Absolutely incredible.

We loved the IATSE!" - Chris, Groom 10/14/17


“We would pick the IATSE Ballroom again, without question, with 100% certainty.”



Thank You, Giovanni!


"The IATSE Ballroom was AMAZING! We could not have asked for a more perfect venue for our wedding reception. From the first time we spoke to Giovanni we knew that this was the place that we needed to have our wedding. Every single detail was perfect. Giovanni was extremely prompt with answering calls and emails from us when we needed anything. When we dropped off all of our things the night before the wedding, we knew that we were in good hands. That was an understatement! The room was perfect, the food was perfect, the way they added all of the special touches throughout the night were PERFECT! I can honestly say that was the best night of my life. My family and friends rave about everything from that night. We would 100% use them for other events.

Thank you Giovanni and your staff for making our night, one to remember forever!"

-Jen, Bride 11/12/16

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Birthday Extravaganza


"I had my 50th birthday extravaganza last night at the IATSE Ballroom and all I can say is: WOW! As a professional photographer, I have seen my fair share of beautiful venues, and this location is the best kept secret in Philadelphia. The party was a surprise, and I was stunned! The beauty of the facility is incredible, the food was DELICIOUS! The staff was courteous and efficient. The amenities of the ballroom are just so gorgeous. I also love that they had off street parking for the guests too - not like a lot of Philly locations. All in all 100% pleased!"


-Natalie, Event Planner 8/6/17

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