About your event at Front & Palmer…

• Our proposals include everything your event will need. The options are endless, and we’re happy to explore them with you with no obligation.

• Front & Palmer is available for tours, by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 8am – 5:30pm. Appointments may also be scheduled in the evenings, and on Saturdays depending on our event schedule. Sundays and national holidays are closed for tours.

• Beautiful Saturday evening receptions in high season start at $184 per person (based on 151-200 guests), including the menu, full bar and set-ups, our tables, chairs, china, flatware, glassware, essential linen, and staff. The Saturday facility fee is $4950, with discounts for events held on Fridays, Sundays, other days of the week, and during January, February, March, July, and August. We do not charge an additional service charge. Gratuities are left to your discretion.

• We will list the facility fee separately on your proposal and invoice, since that makes it a non-taxable portion of your bill and saves you money.

• There is a 125 person minimum guest count charge for all Saturday nights at Front & Palmer, though lower actual guest counts are accepted. Fridays, in the high seasons only, have a 100 person minimum. There are no minimum guest counts for other days of the week.

• Menus at Front & Palmer run the gamut from table service meals, to cocktail style small plate dinners, elegant buffets, and family style service. Front & Palmer is the home of Feast Your Eyes Catering, who is the exclusive caterer. Click on our name for more culinary information.

• Junior menus, at lower cost, are part and parcel of b’nai mitzvahs. They can range from the most plain to fairly elaborate, depending on the celebrant’s own interests and their friends’ dining habits. At events with only a few young guests, those under 6 years old are charged ½ price, tiny tots under 2 are free.

• Our pricing includes table top décor for buffets and/or stations. Either your florist or Front & Palmer can add floral arrangements, if you’d like.

• Pricing for our bar packages is already included in the per person pricing of our initial information wedding, mitzvah and dinner packages. There are a variety of options, including serving wine and beer only, or having a cash bar at corporate or non-profit events.

• Front & Palmer is ADA compliant, with both a ground level entrance into our front door and elevator service to the event.

• Our loft includes a 12 speaker sound system, with an iPod/iPhone dock, 5 cd carousel player, and wireless microphone.The lounge has 6 recessed speakers with an iPod/iPhone jack. Clients can provide music, and/or dj’s can plug into our system if they wish.

• We offer lighting packages that range from simple uplighting to pin spotting tables. More elaborate lighting can be brought in with lighting specialists.

• There is no time by which your party has to end. We establish beginning and finish times during the planning with each client. Towards the end of your party your event supervisor will check to see if you want to extend the finish time. Additional staff charges will apply, billed in ½ hour increments.

• Our parking lot is on site, and can accept 35-40 cars. Street parking is abundant, and free. We strongly recommend valet service if you will have 100+ guests; we arrange for valet. If you decide to have valet service, guests need only drive into the parking lot, where polite valets take over.

• We are 1 block from the Berks St stop on the Market-Frankford El.

• A guaranteed minimum guest count is required 14 days before your event. Additional guests may be added in the ensuing days.

• We are an open shop for all professional vendors. If you want suggestions about photographers, bands, dj’s, florists, etc., we will be happy to provide recommendations. All vendors need to provide proof of insurance.

• As long as the night/day before your event is not booked with another client, your vendors (or you) may come early to set up.

• If your wedding ceremony is going to be at Front & Palmer there is an additional $650 charge, which includes your rehearsal. (Rehearsals do need to be over by 4 PM.)

• Three to four times a year we stage Tasting Events where we show off favorite dishes and new recipes, letting you interact with the chefs and event planners. Invitations are required, and are limited to booked and potential clients who’ve received a formal proposal. A great variety of presentation styles and color palettes are on display, too. There is a much wider range of foods than could ever be offered in a private tasting; Tasting Events include the latest in décor concepts, include live music, last for 3 hours, and are something of a party all by themselves. The guest count is limited; invitations are extended for one Tasting Event per booking.

• Private tastings for clients who’ve received a formal proposal are held in our conference room at Front & Palmer. You enjoy a sophisticated menu targeted to your event and menu options, with kitchen and serving staff dedicated to serving you exclusively. Private tastings are for up to six guests. There is a $450 fee.

• Credit cards are accepted for initial deposits. Any portion of your bill after that may be paid with a credit card also, except for final payment which may be by check, other certified funds, or ACH with prior arrangement. Credit card payments subsequent to the initial deposit are subject to a 2.5% fee, with American Express subject to a 4% fee.

• If you don’t eat all your vegetables we’ll still serve you dessert.

This faq page is meant as a guide. Pricing and other details are subject to changes, which may not be reflected immediately on this page. Please contact us with any specific questions.
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