Ballroom at the Ben
One of the most prestigious ballrooms in the history of Center City Philadelphia. This elegant setting, featuring 40-foot-high windows, antique crystal chandeliers, dramatic balconies, grille work and classic architecture, can accommodate up to 600 guests for a cocktail reception, 350 for a sit down dinner, and 500 participants for classroom or theatre-style presentations. Its exclusive caterer, Finley Catering Company, custom-designs menus and provides all food and beverages for any event hosted in this historically certified venue. The Ballroom was featured in the 2012 Academy Award-nominated feature film Silver Linings Playbook.
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The Franklin Residences Executive Conference Room
The Franklin Residence's brand new, state-of-the-art executive conference room is available to book for your next meeting. The conference room features cutting-edge technology designed to enhance your productivity, high speed wifi, and space for up to 20 attendants.
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Di Bruno Bros.
The Franklin Residences is home to the sixth location of Di Bruno Bros. A Philadelphia institution, the authentic cheese shop has been a gourmet destination in the City of Brotherly Love since 1939. Praised for their culinary delights and shopping experience, the Di Bruno family aims to provide the most authentic foods from traditional, artisanal producers. This location, at the 9th Street entrance, brings a highly edited collection of the best of Di Bruno Bros. prepared foods and international specialties.
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Di Bruno’s Bottle Shop expands on the current prepared food and gourmet grocery offerings with the addition of a casual dining space serving an evolving menu of specialty cheese pairings, a vast selection of bottled beer, wine, snacks and assorted sampling plates, alongside rotating craft beers on tap.
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The Franklin’s resident coffee shop offers a full menu of fresh brewed coffees, tea, iced beverages, fruit and vegetable juices, as well as a daily selection of healthy breakfast options. Passero’s offers tasty baked goods from local bakeries including gluten-free, low fat, and vegan options. A variety of fresh and healthy lunch options such as soups, sandwiches, wraps, and salads are also available.
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Bryn + Dane's
Healthy fast food options from Bryn + Dane's. Creating a fast food revolution, Bryn + Dane's is reimagining what fast food is, and believes that eating healthy should also be convenient. First opened in Horsham, PA, B+D has expanded from their initial offerings of popcorn and smoothies to now include sandwiches, wraps, and even desserts!
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