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Racquet Club of Philadelphia

Classic Philadelphia Style.

Schedule a tour to see this exclusive club for your event. 

Contact our venue manager, Laura Shoup, for more information!

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    “We could not be happier with everything.  I would not change a single thing about the day and I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work! Everyone has said that it was the best wedding they have ever been to!” 

    Melissa O.

    The nitty gritty

    • Where’s it located? Right in Center City!

      215 South 16th Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19102
    • Are events held indoors or out? Indoors.
    • Is there air-conditioning? Yes.
    • What’s the capacity? 240 for dinner and dancing. 500 for cocktail parties.
    • Is it handicapped accessible? Yes.
    • Are there time restrictions? No. In fact there is a classic English-style pub you can use for an after party! There are also 13 guests rooms for overnight guests.
    • How about parking? Several lots located within a block.

    Traditional style with a spectacular location in the heart of the city.

    Founded in 1889, The Racquet Club of Philadelphia is a well-known and much-beloved National Historic Landmark. Designed by renowned architect Horace Trumbauer, this venue began its life as a posh sports club in the heart of Center City.

    The Club was once considered a must-join enclave by the city’s high society. Today, this historic building retains a timeless majesty, serving as a jewel-like reminder of Philadelphia’s rich heritage and Old World sophistication. With its stately grand staircase, soaring ceilings, marble floors, ornate millwork, original artwork, and vintage appointments, the Club provides an impressive and noble backdrop for any special occasion, whether corporate or private. Let our team of experienced
    staff make you and your guests feel like members of the elite as we help you craft an event you won’t soon forget.

    Click on the below images to see more from these Racquet Club Weddings!

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