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How Finley Catering is Making Holiday Party Hosting Easier

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

Finly Catering's newest venture lets guests party in style—and history.

Hold your next event under the 65-foot engraved ceiling of the historic Union Trust building.

Hold your next event under the 65-foot engraved ceiling of the historic Union Trust building.

The Union Trust building, in Philadelphia’s historic district— which opened in 1888 as The Union Trust Company Bank and later was converted into a steakhouse—recently reopened as a party space, backed by the local caterer Finley Catering. The 100-year-old edifice, complete with 65-foot-high engraved ceilings and an indoor balcony, has been enhanced and can now hold up to 500 guests for a cocktail party and 200 for a seated dinner. In this stately setting, guests can enjoy Finley Catering’s excellent cuisine (favorites include baked lobster cobbler, herb-crusted lamb chops, and a wild berry cocktail for dessert), which has been served at iconic spots like the Crystal Tea Room and the Ballroom at the Ben. “The space encompasses the old regal architecture of Philadelphia,” says marketing and sales manager Michelle Finley. “But with our new accents, such as décor and lighting, it now has a contemporary, vibrant pulse.” 717 Chestnut St., 215-627-5100



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