I recently had my son's baptism luncheon at Anthony's Caterers at the IATSE Ballroom and had such an amazing experience. First off, this place is a hidden gem in South Philadelphia and the perfect place for an event. I will say that the venue was a bit nicer than I would have planned for a baptism and definitely more in line for an elegant wedding. However they had a wonderfully priced brunch menu that was equal to places half as nice.We had a brunch that included an omelet station and a buffet with french toast, bacon, sausage and potatoes, as well as, chicken piccata and penne a la vodka. I also added on a cheesesteak station as many of my guests were from out of town and would (and did) appreciate the "philly-experience".The food was great and the service was even better. We had young children at the event that were a little on the hyper side and the place was fine with me bringing in some games etc to keep them occupied and the staff even managed to continue smiling as my 3 year old son went around and blew out every candle that was lit in the place.We had an open bar for our guests in which we paid the final bill and the prices on that were reasonable as well (considering many places completely overcharge you for drinks etc).This place was wonderful and my husband and I will continue to tell everyone we know about what a great event they planned and delivered for us.I highly recommend you check them out for your next event.
Our wedding was truly as good as it gets!! Carmen and Crystal provide the perfect venue, a great selection of spectacular and plentiful food, a beautiful room, top shelf open bar, beautiful and delicious pastries/wedding cake and a competent and dedicated staff.As the Bride, I was able to relax and enjoy my big day knowing that everything would be "taken care of". My expectations were far exceeded! It is a warm and joyful experience to hold your marriage/reception in this very caring venue.(as a plus, you can't beat the location and free parking and plenty of available cabs).Wedding held 5/31/2013.