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Last-Minute Holiday Parties

December 4 – If you’re still looking for a place to host your holiday festivities, we’ve got a list of all the places welcoming your party to eat, drink, and be merry in a range of ambiances. Get in the holiday spirit and check out some of the best locations for holiday parties, last minute or not. Find the perfect location for your crew, have an unforgettable time and make lasting memories at one of these top spots. Can you see yourself celebrating in any of these dining rooms, chef’s tables, parlors, and beyond? Book it before it’s too late!

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The Twisted Tail, located in historic Headhouse Square, offers full restaurant buy-outs and a wide variety of designated rooms and party options:

Downstairs & Lounge: first floor bar area, in the middle of the mix.
Seated Dinner: seats up to 20 guests // Cocktail Hour: fits up to 30 guests
Entire Downstairs buy-out: fits up to 120 guests

Club Room: Festively decorated double sided fireplace. This area is versatile and has been utilized for cocktail parties with lounge style seating, a board room with a meeting table, and a dining room with a banquet table.

509 S. 2nd St | 215.558.2471 | http://thetwistedtail.com

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Pictured: Club Room 

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Assembly Rooftop Lounge will elevate your celebration 9 stories high overlooking the Ben Franklin Parkway, cozied up around four fireplaces and six lounges beneath heat lamps. Here, there are a variety of semi-private spaces to enjoy accommodating up to 65 people.

1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.783.4171 http://assemblyrooftop.com

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Chubb Hotel and Conference Center offers multiple indoor and outdoor options to celebrate. Mix and mingle in the stylish lobby and lounge before coming together in the ballroom to sit down for a delicious dinner by Garces Events, who take a unique approach to global cuisine through the creative vision and direction of renowned James Beard Award winning Chef Jose Garces.

Marquis Ballroom: seats up to 180 guests with views overlooking the lush landscape and Gold Course

Lafayette Ballroom: seats up to 300 guests and is located in a secluded section of the property and provides spectacular views

American Ballroom: seats up to 120 guests with views overlooking Lafayette Hill

The outside Lafayette Terrace boasts vast views of the Golf Course and is the perfect place to socialize and warm by the fire pit before gathering in the ballroom for dinner.

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Fond, the contemporary American restaurant and bar on East Passyunk, has a lot to offer party people this holiday season. Take a seat with up to 10 other guests at the chef’s table with a up-close view of the chefs hard at work in the kitchen. Or reserve the entire restaurant for a private event experience with food and drink packages. Dining options include food a la carte or a customized 9-course menu. For something more untraditional, team bonding is always well spent with a cocktail in hand. Reserve your spots in the 10-seat hands-on cocktail classes and learn to make two cocktails from scratch.

1537 South 11th Street | 215.551.500 | https://www.fondphilly.com

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Forsythia, the French restaurant by renowned Chef Christopher Kearse, is welcoming parties of 6 to full-restaurant reserved private events and offering food and beverage package customizations with any menu items. Forsythia is also hosting brunch and lunch holiday parties.

Contact hello@forsythiaphilly.com or call to book your party.

233 Chestnut St | 215.644.9395 | https://www.forsythiaphilly.com/

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Royal Boucherie, the lively American brasserie from award-winning Chef Nicholas Elmi, has decked the halls this season with holiday fireplace mantles, flickering candles, fresh pine boghs and pointsettias. The second-floor parlor adjacent to the patio has seating for up to 38 people and can fit up to 60, standing room only. Customized food and beverage packages available.

2 South 2nd St | 267.606.6313 | https://www.royalboucherie.com

Royal Boucherie Upstairs Holiday

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Ocean Prime, Center City’s luxury steakhouse and seafood restaurant, offers three private dining rooms, all equipped with a flat screen TV and proper utilities for presentations or slide shows as well as DVD players for music/videos.

Fairmount Room: seats up to 16 people
Rittenhouse Room: seats up to 28 people
Manayunk Room: seats up to 30 people
Mezzanine: Semi-Private Dining Space for up to 56 guests

Private Luncheons are available Monday-Friday in any of the Private Dining rooms, or the entire restaurant as it is closed to the public during lunch time.

124 S. 15th St | (215) 563-0163 | https://www.ocean-prime.com/

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At Philadelphia Brewing Co., one of Philadelphia’s oldest and largest breweries, you can book a guided brewery tour and enjoy samples of Philadelphia Brewing Co.’ home brews and Commonwealth Ciders. The Tasting Room accommodates up to 150 people for larger events, or if you’re looking for a more intimate setting, consider their Peacock Room and Patio. Warm up near the fireplace, or venture to back patio and cobblestone courtyard. Jolly local caterers and food trucks pull up to serve food at your request (Jerry’s Food Truck, Darling Nikki’s BBQ, Cosmic Catering). Contact events@philabrewers.com to book your party.

2440 Frankford Ave| (215) 427-2739 | http://philadelphiabrewing.com

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Townsend-Wentz Restaurant Group offers private dining and buy-outs at each of their restaurants, and you can decide based on your party’s most-craved cuisine.

A Mano, handcrafted Italian cuisine

2244 Fairmount Ave | (215) 236-1114 | https://www.amanophl.com/

Townsend, elegant French dining

2121 Walnut St | 267.639.3203 | https://www.townsendphl.com/

The Pearl Tavern, contemporary American cuisine

1123 Walnut St

Oloroso, classic Spanish tapas and plates

1121 Walnut St | (267) 324-3014 | https://www.olorosophl.com/

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Urban Farmer boasts organic, farm to table ingredients and offers a variety of get-together options ranging from private buy-out sit down dinners or semi-private dining rooms, corporate happy hours, and cocktail/reception style events.

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | https://urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com

Urban Farmer Private Dining Room

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-Alissa Marinello