Looking for unique venues that have a little extra something? Mike, our equipment manager, graphic designer, and our most experienced event concierge recently attended his 700th event.
With that many celebrations, he has visited many different venues and locations in the Greater Philadelphia area, many of them more than once. When asked about his favorite memories so far, Mike shared some of his favorite venues with memorable features.
The Curtis Atrium
The Curtis Atrium has one of the most unique water features of any venue he has worked. The Atrium is an impressive space with very high ceilings and huge columns along either side. The central water feature is designed to look like gradual stairs that flow right into the ground. It’s tiled to match the floor exactly so it blends seamlessly. Not to mention The Curtis Center also houses The Dream Garden glass mosaic which was created by Tiffany and used to be the largest glass mosaic in the country.
Ballroom at the Ben
The ceilings at The Franklin Residences, formally the Ben Franklin Hotel, are pretty amazing. Renovated in 2014, the Ballroom at the Ben is one of Philadelphia’s largest wedding spaces and catered by Finley Catering. After packing up for one event, he went out and looked up for a bit from a balcony to admire the impressive building with ornate ceilings at this outstanding venue.
Normandy Farm Silos Ballroom
During his time with Twinkle Photo Booth, Mike has worked a number of events at Normandy Farm in Blue Bell, PA. They have a few spaces for the ceremony and reception to fit any party’s needs. He loves the Silos Ballroom because they place our booth in this perfect little round area in the corner that is directly under the old farm silo. They have a glass pane that allows you to look up into the silo. It’s a cool atmosphere and guests usually don’t notice until told to look up. It’s like an added attraction to the booth!
Delaware Museum of Natural History
A giant squid welcomes you to the Delaware Museum of Natural History upon entering. It’s a small museum with friendly staff and it makes for a very cool space for corporate or charity events. When you walk further back into the exhibits there is a fake coral reef beneath see-through plastic, leading right to where the photo booth was located.