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Where to Book Your Holiday Party in Philadelphia


If you’re still in the market to book your holiday party, the clock is ticking! With only a few weeks left in the year, Philly PR Girl comes through to help you handle those last-minute holiday plans. Here are a list of our favorites with options for every budget:

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse: Would you believe that Philly’s most prestigious neighborhood is home to a bar that boasts a free private space? In the heart of Rittenhouse Square, Cavanaugh’s offers their “Alumni Room” at no additional charge. All you have to do to secure the space for your holiday party is purchase one of their very reasonably-priced food and beverage packages.

Starting at $40 per person (including a two-hour open bar package!), the space can entertain up to 30 guests. Cav’s takes bar food to the next level – they serve tater tots with every sandwich on their menu, have won awards for their delicious buffalo wings, and who could forget their uh-maaazing funnel cake fries?!

Howl at the Moon: This high-energy piano bar adds a creative twist to any holiday party. When you host a party centered around two dueling piano players, you’re guaranteed a festive evening of singing, dancing, and silliness. If you’re planning a corporate event, Howl at the Moon goes the extra mile to customize the event for your company – you can create signature cocktails or even unveil a corporate themed song with personalized lyrics! Groups of 10-20 can be easily accommodated in their reserved seating area, but, if you’re a group of 100 or more, you can book the whole place for a truly private holiday event.

Yakitori Boy*: Eat, drink, and sing your heart out at Philly’s premiere karaoke bar. This authentic Izakaya serves authentic Japanese dishes, sushi, Japanese tapas (aka japas), plus creative cocktails, sake, and Japanese beers while bringing the very best in entertainment. Eight private karaoke rooms host sing-a-longs for groups from 2-20, but the venue can host up to 150 people if you plan on coming with a crowd! Yakitori Boy is Philly PR Girl’s own favorite pick – we host our annual holiday party here every year!

Village Whiskey: If you’re a lover of the grain-based brew, Jose Garces’ Village Whiskey won’t disappoint. They boast more than 200 whiskeys and a menu that might just blow your mind. Be sure to try their Burger of the Month: December’s feature is topped with crispy duck, black pepper Foie Gras mousse, pickled red onion, and baby arugula. Go nuts and splurge on the duck fat fries with Sly Fox cheddar sauce while you’re at it! (Save the salads for next year… you still have a few weeks before your resolution goes into effect.)

Private party menus feature sliders of some of their most popular burger selections as well as their awesome pickled veggies and deviled eggs. While their sample menus will get you started with the planning process, we have a feeling that the Garces crew will be happy to accommodate any special requests. After all, to book your private party here, you’ll have to do a full buyout of the restaurant. Pricing starts at only $45/person before booze, and they can accommodate up to 60 people.

Stotesbury Mansion: So, you feel like having a house party, but you just don’t have the kind of house that lends itself to entertaining a large group of people? Problem solved! Stotesbury Mansion is a grand home located just steps off of Rittenhouse Square, and the three story stunner is the perfect place to throw your own opulent house party. Rental on a Saturday in December will run you $2,500 for five hours with open bar packages starting at $26 per person. Did we mention they have pool tables!?

Del Frisco’s: When you’re one of the swankiest steakhouses in Philadelphia, you’ve clearly perfected the fine art of catering to your highbrow clientele. Del Frisco’s has a distinct air of refinement without the stuffiness of your traditional steakhouse. For the ultimate holiday soiree, book your holiday party in one of Del Frisco’s ten private dining rooms.

Accommodating up to 250 people, the 24,000 square foot venue is perfect for a huge crowd, but they also have small, private dining rooms for a more intimate evening. If you want to really wow your guests, book their posh Vault Room, serve up some surf and turf, and order a bottle (or two… or ten) from their show stopping, two-story glass wine tower.

There are plenty of awesome spaces within city limits to host your own holiday soiree! Where have you hosted your office party in years past? Share your recommendations in the comments!

*Yakitori Boy is a client of Philly PR Girl.

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  1. I would love to see another post like this… My company has just started looking for a venue for our holiday party – yes, in May! – with maybe a few more fancy options.