In our industry, it’s impossible to execute an incredible event without the help of other dynamic vendors. In our Vendor Features, we learn more about the people who we love to work with event after event, and year after year. Next up is Stephanie Carr, Catering Director at the Fitler Club.
Stephanie Carr has been in the events industry for 14+ years, and joined the Fitler Club pre-opening team in the Summer of 2018. The Fitler Club itself opened in January of this year, and has been thriving since!
The Fitler Club is one of Philadelphia’s up-and-coming private clubs. The membership offers some pretty incredible benefits such as hotel suites, an incredible restaurant, and an outstanding game room. One pretty cool feature of the Fitler Club is that you don’t have to be a member to host your wedding event here. Everything within the Fitler Club is brand new, modern, and provides the perfect environment to celebrate love.
To learn more about the club itself, head to April 2019’s EBE Venue Spotlight!
I was able to sit down with Stephanie to ask her a few questions… check it out!
What makes the Fitler Club stand out next to companies like it?
An incredible attention to detail and guest experience. Exceptional homemade food by Marc Vetri.
Favorite Wedding Month?
December. I love a great winter wedding. Especially with light snow on the ground that doesn’t impact travel!
Favorite Spot in Philadelphia?
Favorite thing to do in Philadelphia?
Dining al fresco
What is your Best Advice for Potential Clients?
Trust the event professionals you’ve hired. We do this Every.Single.Weekend. Weddings and planning doesn’t have to be stressful – that’s what we’re here for.
Do you play any instruments?
No! I am nowhere near musically inclined.
What wedding trends are you loving?
Dark, moody colors and tones — and hanging/suspended decor
What wedding trends are you ready to see go away?
Mason jars and burlap
What motivates you to work hard?
My profession is very rewarding – I often get to see my client’s dreams come true on one of the most memorable days of their lives. I strive to make every single client feel special and attended to.
What is your zodiac sign?
Tell us about your favorite event!
I have so many! One that stands out was a gala for the opening of a children’s hospital, where cocktails took place in the lobby, followed by dinner in a tent on top of the parking garage. It was one of the most logistically-challenging events I have ever worked in my career, but incredibly rewarding when all went as planned. What I remember most is celebrating with our entire team and client afterward. There is no better feeling!
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I’m seriously good at pinball and a fairly good bowler. I’m getting to hone in on those talents here at Fitler Club’s Trophy Room!
What is your go-to at karaoke?
If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?
Though I wouldn’t be able to contribute anything musically, I would love to go on tour with DMB!
What is your favorite thing about your career?
Being challenged to create fun ways to tell stories through food & beverage. And… tastings. All the tastings.
Let’s see some of your work!
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