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5 Local Venues to Host Your Next Soirée

By Jessica Green | September 28, 2015 | Food & Drink

Philadelphia's best venues provide the ideal backdrop for your next party.

The Waterfall has been updated with a marble fountain and an elegant gazebo.

The Waterfall has been updated with a marble fountain and an elegant gazebo.

A staple for local weddings, Celebrations is also a great place to host a holiday party. All-inclusive packages include a top-shelf open bar and all décor needs, like centerpieces, table numbers, crystal tea lights, and linens. A full spread of Italian cuisine is the venue’s specialty, but the highlight of the night is always the dessert. 2201 Galloway Road, Bensalem, 267-204-3053

Kimmel Center
With six spaces to choose from, the Kimmel Center sets the mood for a range of special events. From the Academy of Music Ballroom, studded with chandeliers and perfect for an elegant affair of just under 200 guests, to the Perelman Theater, for a more lavish reception of up to 650 people, the Kimmel can accommodate all your entertainment needs. 300 S. Broad St., 215-670-2300

Lincoln Financial Field
Party like the players at Lincoln Financial Field. For sports lovers, a party held in the Red Zone Lounge features flat-screen TVs, leather couches, and VIP suites overlooking the end zone. Other options include the Comcast Press Box, a cocktail party in the Presidents Club (complete with a pool table and fireplace), or a larger gathering in the SCA Club Lounge, which looks onto Citizens Bank Park. 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, 267-570-4000

Pen Ryn Estate
Located in Bucks County, this historic mansion sits on the Delaware River, providing a space tailored to fit the most elegant party. White-gloved waitstaff come standard with any package, as does food such as Philadelphia cheesesteak spring rolls and strawberries with doublecream Brie. Upgrade your party with a signature drink and a s’mores station complete with a fire pit. 1601 State Road, Bensalem, 215- 633-0600

The Waterfall
This elegant venue has been completely updated. Marble water fountains, a gazebo, and bridge have been added to the outdoor space, while the inside has a skylight embedded into the 18-foot ceilings, a blown-glass chandelier, and a redesigned cocktail room. 3416 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE, 302-792-2600

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