Phone: 215-543-9339 (24-hour Availability)

The State Room in Philadelphia, PA

The State Room* offers a unique and comfortable setting for the joyous gathering of fellowship and remembrance in honoring and celebrating a life well lived.

There is a timeless, sacred value in the irreplaceable opportunity for family and friends to come together after a loss to pay a fitting tribute, share their grief, and begin their journey of healing. It is our goal to facilitate a meaningful experience which appropriately provides that sacred value for today’s families and friends.

Learn more about the genesis of The State Room, and an explanation of how it works.

Read a first-hand review of the experience at a State Room Memorial Tribute Gathering.

Read about The State Room tribute services in the recent Northeast Times article entitled Celebrating Life.


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Memorial Tribute Gathering

The use of The State Room facility, staff and equipment for an evening or weekend three hour Memorial Tribute Gathering includes:

  • Two parking attendants
  • Two Tribute Gathering liaisons
  • Piano player for gathering time prior to tribute service
  • Use of our audio-video systems including 11 big-screen displays
  • Custom Life-Tribute Video creation and display
  • Use of our private Video Booth
  • Use of our interactive Chalkboard Tribute Wall
  • eTribute digital guest signature and address collection system
  • Table linens and votive candles
  • Lemon water and soft pretzel nuggets
  • Bartender, sodas, mixers and ice (second bartender is $200 if requested – or required if selecting food for 120)
  • Chef / food service liaison
  • Staff for set-up, serving and clean-up (before, during and after the event)

Price: $3,350

Catered Food Offerings for a Memorial Tribute Gathering

We recommend appetizers and light fare/small plate selections to accommodate your “cocktail hour” style, post-tribute evening gathering.

Seasonal Vegetable Crudité
To include Red Radishes, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Celery, Tri-Color Peppers, Broccoli and Saffron Cauliflower / Sun-Dried Tomato and Creamy Herb Dips

Cheese and Fruit
Whipped Calabro Ricotta Cheese Drizzled with Lavender Honey, Cotswold, Sharp Provolone, Vermont Cheddar, and Smoked Gouda / Garlic Croustini / Fresh Berries and Crackers

Butlered Hors d’oeuvres
Mini Pigs in Blanket, Spicy Mustard / Seared BBQ Chicken Quesadilla, Pickled Onions, Lime Crème / Philly Cheese Steak Egg Roll, Sirrachi Ketchup / Grilled Pesto Sweet Sausage & Pepper Skewer / Hoisin Braised Mini Meatballs

Mini Sandwiches
Grilled Chicken / Shaved Turkey / Albacore Tuna / Veggie Melt / Italian Flat Bread

Hot Beverages and Sweets
Brewed Regular & Decaf Coffee / Creamer / Stirrers / Sweet & Low / Herbal Tea / Angela’s Signature Sweets of Seasonal Bars & Cookies

Approximate number of people attending:
Up to 30 Up to 60 Up to 90 Up to 120
$715 $1,295 $1,870 $2,275
(All food selections are subject to an 8% sales tax.)
Please contact DNH Caterers for any special requests and/or additional menu offerings.
Derick Vogelman (215) 990-2548
 * The State Room, housed in an adjoining structure to Delaware Valley Cremation Center, is not licensed as a funeral establishment.

Phone: 215-543-9339