Where We Are
The Drexelbrook Special Event Center has become the most desirable special event venue and caterer in the Tri-State area. We combine our passion for food, unsurpassed service, and a heartfelt desire for helping our clients and their guests to create unforgettable memories.
We cater all types of events, from boardrooms to ballrooms: corporate celebrations, amazing weddings, outrageous mitzvahs, over-the-top proms, and truly memorable social events.
We have evolved into a full service hospitality company capable of being a reliable and trusted resource for our clients’ entire foodservice, design, and planning needs.
Drexelbrook At A Glance
- Our beautiful and unique rooms at our Drexel Hill facility can accommodate group of all sizes, from eight to 1,200 guests
- We offer full-service catering in residences, offices and other locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware
- We operate the employee café at the headquarters of Aqua America in Bryn Mawr, PA
- We are the facility manager and caterer for the Franklin Commons in Phoenixville, PA
- Additionally, we are the exclusive caterer at the FUGE in Warminster, PA
- We are a preferred caterer at over 25 special event venues throughout the Tri-State area
- Our partnership with Smart Lunches in Boston helps to provide healthy lunches to over 30 schools in the region
- We have set up an ecommerce network called Special Occasions by Drexelbrook Catering for on-line ordering of our delicious food
Drexelbrook Through the Years
Opened on March 17th, 1950 as a private club featuring three dining rooms, ice skating rink, swim club and championship tennis courts. Seventeen cottage style rooms were also available to rent. Membership quickly reached into the thousands.
Drexelbrook hosted the popular American bandstand show as host dick Clark was a resident at Drexelbrook. The Belmont’s played the last show filmed from the ice skating rink. Many celebrities either performed on the club’s stage or were members themselves.
The club’s membership began to decline as a fire destroyed the main building in 1974. Drexelbrook re-opened to the public as a restaurant, banquet facility and swim club. The holiday season brought thousands of visitors to see the decorated apartment buildings.
Now hosting banquets and a restaurant, Drexelbrook continues to attract visitors from all over the country. In the late 80’s it begins to lose its luster to other destination locations.
Owner L. William Kay bring a new management team on board. Together with Frank Pica, Ristorante Frascati is opened to critical acclaim. A new focus on style and presentation brings Drexelbrook back to prominence. The demand for catering space begins to drive Drexelbrook in a new direction. The swimming club is closed for good in 1998.
After two years of construction, The Corporate Events Center is opened on August 24th, 2000. It is 15,000sf with outdoor gardens and terrace and becomes an overnight success increasing Drexelbrook’s capacity to 1200 guests in the Grand Ballroom. President George W. Bush visits in 2004 for a fundraiser.
After many years of success, Drexelbrook adds an ultra-modern Holiday Inn & Suites to its existing Event Center. Opened in January 2019, the hotel and restaurant will sure to be an instant success.