11 featured reviews
Member Since: 9/24/2012
A beautiful location with an amazing, helpful staff. Loved the flexibility to plan for an outdoor ceremony knowing that it could become an indoor ceremony if needed.
Member Since: 12/29/2011
The Merion Tribute House was the perfect venue for our wedding! The building and grounds looked spectacular! Collette, the general manager, was extremely helpful and responsive to all of my questions. Our day-of coordinator made sure everything ran smoothly. Everyone was extremely helpful and accommodating! They even took the time to set up the chairs for our ceremony in a perfect circle inside the grand ballroom. We could not have asked for a better place to hold our ceremony and reception.
Member Since: 1/1/2012
We fell in love with the Merion Tribute House as soon as we visited. It's such an amazing space, with so much character. So many of our guests commented on how beautiful it was. It was intimate and cozy with the fireplaces. I hope we get invited to a wedding there!
Member Since: 12/14/2010
I got married on November 11, 2012 and my wedding reception at the Merion Tribute house was amazing. All communication with staff was prompt and efficient. I was able to visit the venue on any day there was not an event going on there. I chose many vendors off their "preffered" list and I was pleased with those selctions also. Only gripe I have was the hostess and coatroom attendant never introduced themselves to me upon arrival so half way theough the reception I asked who they were thinking they were wedding crashers. But overall excellent facility.
Member Since: 11/28/2011
We had our wedding at the MTH on August 31st. We had a garden ceremony around 5:00 p.m. and it was absolutley gorgeous. The tribute house is beauiful and if you get married in the summer, they have gorgeous flowers in potted stone planters around the venue and it makes for an abosloute perfect garden wedding. They also offer free chivari chairs that you can use for reception!
Member Since: 12/31/2006
From the moment I saw the Tribute House, I knew it would be perfect. It has a great outdoor space (though I couldn't use it for my winter wedding), the ballroom was the perfect size for my smallish wedding (about 110 people), and it has a great lounge area for people that want to escape from the loud music.
All of my guests couldn't stop gushing about how beautiful, and comfortable, the venue was. Also, I want to say thank you again to Suzette from the Tribute House for going completely above and beyond her day of duties and making my wedding the awesome experience that it was!
Member Since: 3/8/2011
We loved the Merion Tribute House! Did you know that Tina Fey and several Philadelphia Eagles players have gotten married here? It's beautiful both inside and out (since we had a winter wedding, inside was most important to us), an old stone building with working fireplaces and also lovely grounds. We were able to stick with really simple decor because the venue itself was so lovely! Colette was extremely responsive via email with even the smallest questions and concerns, and they let you choose between 10 different caterers at different price points and with different specialties, a flexibility that really meant a lot to us. It's a bit pricey compared to some other venues, but they let you provide your own alcohol, which saves you a ton of money, especially if you go to tax-free Delaware to buy it! The day of the wedding the staff was very helpful and professional, and we couldn't have had a better experience. On top of all this, when we ended up having some problems with our caterer the day of the wedding, Colette and the Tribute House staff really wanted to listen to our issues and be on our side. A great experience overall!
Member Since: 10/22/2010
My exhaustive search for a venue suitable for my vintage travel-inspired wedding reception happily ended upon our visit to the Merion Tribute House. It is unique among historic locations in that the house was built to host events, so that guests aren't divided among separate rooms but can enjoy dinner and dancing together in one space. It also has air conditioning, which was a dealbreaker for me when considering venues for our August wedding. The ballroom could also accommodate our 160 guests, which is difficult to find in an indoor space at a historic location. (This was doubly important when a thunderstorm the day of meant that our ring ceremony was also held in the ballroom). They are also more realistic about the price, in comparison to the exorbitant rates of other historic mansions located in greater Philadelphia. The front rooms are cozy and allowed guests to interact while eating appetizers, with enough room to allow for a makeshift photo booth, guestbook table, entrance display, and gift table. The grounds were well kept, even in late August, and the location is enviable -- tucked away from traffic but still accessible, and with plenty of parking. Between our booking and the wedding, the ballroom underwent a major renovation which freshened the space considerably, even though I wasn't crazy about the chandeliers and actually hate the new cornices on the windows.
The staff worked well with our vendors -- the caterer and the bakery, who work with them regularly, and also our florist and decorator, who hadn't worked with them before. Colette is an exceptional manager; she showed us through multiple times and e-mailed timely notices about the renovation and also when a tree in the front landscape had to be removed. Unfortunately, she was out of town the day of our wedding and my bridesmaids told me that the staff member who replaced her that evening wasn't nearly as competent or helpful. Still, I wouldn't go anywhere else -- Merion Tribute House had it all for me.
Member Since: 2/16/2010
The staff and the place is amazing! Beyond a doubt the most beautiful place to have a wedding!
Member Since: 10/9/2010
Storybook setting and ideal size/backdrop/foundation for a wedding of 100-150. The staff are fantastic and extremely accomodating. Definitely go to tastings and check out photos to see how other couples decorated and personalized the MTH for their special day. The amount of compliments we received of how beautiful/elegant/unique our wedding and reception was in mid-October are still pouring in!
Member Since: 1/11/2010
Colette was so helpful, accommodating, and reassuring during the entire year of planning that it really allayed any anxiety and concern that we might have had! The venue is as if you've stepped out of a fairytale and we were thrilled to have it be the location of our happiest of days! We were able to come on site many times to visualize and plan our decorations and lay out. Any questions we had were answered promptly and professionally. Our wedding took place on the hottest day of the summer (105 degrees) so we were able to take advantage of the alternate ceremony location and use the legion room! Truly it was perfect!! It made our ceremony that much more intimate and allowed our guests to hear everything our wonderful officiant said and gave us the feeling that we really were closely surrounded by all of our loved ones! Seeing the landscape, castle-like building, and beautiful gardens as the backdrop for our pictures afterwards, it further reaffirmed that we definitely made the right choice in venues! The new renovations in the ballroom were also such a hit as the carpet, light fixtures, paint, dance floor, and draperies really were able to preserve the classic feel of the room but give it a beautifully updated touch!
Make Your Grand Entrance!
Come in and picture your wedding reception in this remarkable facility. Inside and out, it reflects the arts and crafts tradition of the early 20th century with wood- beamed ceilings, stained glass, slate floors, a walk-in fireplace and a wedding balcony perfect for the toss of a bridal bouquet.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: No
- Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: No
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: Yes
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011