Knowlton Mansion

(24 reviews)
8001 Verree Rd Philadelphia, PA map | (215) 722-8082
| www.conroycatering.com
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Wedding: 9/28/2013
Member Since: 2/16/2012 verified review
Knowlton Mansion    posted 11/2/2013

We had such a great experience with Knowlton. From the time we had our first meeting, through the day of our wedding, everything was perfect.The actual venue space is stunning--they set up candles everywhere, and are really flexible in how you set up the space. You don't need much decorating because the space is so beautiful on it's own. You have access to the whole building--so guests can explore the mansion and its grounds (they have horses and a gorgeous wine cellar too, which makes for some cool pictures) The venue also does the catering, and this was awesome. We were a bit high maintenance, too, because I have a gluten intolerance. They didn't even bat an eyelash when we asked for all the food to be gluten free---and it was amazing. A ton of guests told us that it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. Overall, we were super happy we went with Knowlton.

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Wedding: 5/3/2013
Member Since: 3/4/2012 verified review
Best Venue in Philadelphia area!    posted 5/20/2013

The Knowlton Mansion is amazing! For starters, it is a beautiful venue. The grounds are gorgeous too which makes for great photos. The staff are courteous, friendly, and professional. They attended to my every need. They made sure myself and the bridal party all got hors d'oeuvres even though we were taking pictures during cocktail hour. The food was excellent - everyone raved about it! The cake was great too. There is not one bad word I can say about the Knowlton. If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely choose the Knowlton Mansion!

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Wedding: 8/27/2010
Member Since: 1/6/2009 verified review
Wonderful Wedding Venue!    posted 9/13/2010

I can't say enough good things about Conroy Catering and the event staff at Knowlton Mansion! My August 27th, 2010 wedding went off without a hitch! The staff were soo friendly and soo helpful the night of the wedding... we really didn't have to worry about a thing. My only frustration was that everything seemed a little disorganized in the few weeks immediately preceding the wedding. I suppose it was just some new employees learning the ropes, but it left some things to be taken care of at the last minute which was unecessarily stressful. Overall though, Knowlton Mansion was INCREDIBLE! The prices may seem a bit on the higher side, but you definitely get what you pay for! The food was incredible, our cake was phenomenal, and everything was presented to perfect on the night of our wedding! I couldn't have asked for anything better!

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Wedding: 11/29/2013
Member Since: 1/9/2013 verified review
Christmas Wedding    posted 1/5/2014 (updated 1/6/2014)

Knowlton Mansion was the perfect venue for our wedding. The decor, food, and service was beyond what we expected.

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Wedding: 4/13/2013
Member Since: 11/11/2011 verified review
Perfect!    posted 5/18/2013

Knowlton is one of those hidden gems in the city- I had lived in the northeast for years and didn't know it existed. It's beautiful and charming in a unique somewhat haunted house sort of way. I know that doesn't sound good, but you have to see the mansion to understand what I mean. The grounds are absolutely stunning, perfect for our outdoor April wedding. It was just perfect. Highly recommend.

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Wedding: 4/20/2013
Member Since: 10/22/2012 verified review
Awesome    posted 5/17/2013

Beautiful venue, and the food was awesome. Several people called me after the wedding to tell me it was the best wedding they attended. The event day coordinator, Jeannie, was awesome.

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Wedding: 10/6/2012
Member Since: 5/11/2011 verified review
Knowlton Mansion    posted 10/25/2012

We fell in love with the Knowlton Mansion and was the only venue we visited and booked immediately! They were wonderful in the planning process and were extremelyn accommodating with our requests. Lori Frankel, my coordinator, was awesome! She always answered my MANY emails quickly and was a great help. The food was UNBELIEVABLE! and the venue is gorgeous and unique. Our day-of coordinator, Alice, was a God-send! She made sure that everything ran smoothly at both the ceremony and reception. She made sure that we tasted each appetizer, our dinner, and I didn't even have to get one drink at the bar b/c she always made sure I had one! She was the one to even bustle my gown! By the end of the night, she personally took care of gathering all of our belongings and made sure we had our cake and other desserts to take home.

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Wedding: 10/7/2012
Member Since: 6/10/2011 verified review
Love, love, love!    posted 10/16/2012

What can I say? The Knowlton was the absolute perfect venue for my wedding. Beyond what I expected. The ambience, the service, the food...there is nothing subpar about this place. The staff there is wonderful and accomodating. I must've emailed our one coordinator, Maria, 1,000 times and always got back a timely response, answering my (sometimes crazy bride) questions) :) The day of our wedding, we had Dan & Dee as our attendants & they were both equally amazing, wonderful people. I felt our wedding ran incredibly smooth because of everyone's hard work. The service was phenomenal & we still have guests talking about the food. Every single appetizer, entree, dessert was amazingly delicious. The prices are a little steep, but in my opinion with everything you get out having your wedding at the Knowlton, you leave there feeling like you got your money's worth & then some. Thank you again for everything, you helped us make our wedding everything we wanted!! I would recommend the Knowlton & any other Conroy Catering company to anyone venue shopping. Amazing! :)

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Wedding: 9/22/2012
Member Since: 10/31/2010 verified review
So much character!    posted 10/12/2012

We absolutely loved working with Conroy Catering to plan our wedding at the Knowlton Mansion. They were very professional and accomodating throughout the planning process. The mansion itself has so much character and absolutely beautiful grounds outside. We got rave reviews on the food choices and service from our guests. Everything was delicious!! The pastry cheif even made a sample of our cake for us to try out ahead of time and he custom made the entire thing to resemble a photo I had seen online. Absolutely the best service and georgous atmosphere at the mansion!!

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Wedding: 7/13/2012
Member Since: 7/20/2010 verified review
Bride    posted 8/8/2012

Knowlton made my day PERFECT!!!!!!

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Wedding: 5/6/2012
Member Since: 1/4/2011 verified review
Phenomenal    posted 6/10/2012

Conroy Catering is a top knotch venue and catering company. Their staff was exceptionally friendly and knowledgable, their food was outstanding, and the property was beyond beautiful. We have recieved so many compliements on the venue, the staff, and the food. They made our day phenomenal and unforgettable!

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Wedding: 5/12/2012
Member Since: 10/8/2008 verified review
Great Service    posted 5/31/2012

Knowlton Mansion was wonderful. I had an event planner up to the day of the event and then a coordinator during the day of my wedding and both were very helpful. I did not have to think about anything because they already had already done it or ask what I wanted.

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Wedding: 1/13/2012
Member Since: 6/18/2011 verified review
No regrets!    posted 2/18/2012

The venue is beautiful and affordable. Exclusively catered by Conroy Catering with excellent service and food. Staff is very willing to work with you and not force you into their package deals. I am very happy with their performance. My only complaint would be that the mansion is old and has old plumbing and electric. The main banquet room bathrooms and facilities were very nice, but the bathrooms in the historic part of the mansion were backed-up and leaky, so they should probably just close them off to use.

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Wedding: 11/26/2011
Member Since: 7/8/2009 verified review
Wedding Venue    posted 12/31/2011

Beautiful!

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Wedding: 11/5/2011
Member Since: 7/24/2011 verified review
BEAUTIFUL    posted 11/22/2011

GREAT VENUE AND FOOD, KIND OF PRICEY

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Wedding: 10/15/2011
Member Since: 2/24/2010 verified review
Beautiful!    posted 11/1/2011

The Knowlton Mansion was all that I could have asked for. They made my day very easy going and everything was decorated perfectly! I was very specific with what I wanted and they were able to handle all of it.

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Wedding: 9/23/2011
Member Since: 12/31/2010 verified review
Practically Perfect Evening at Knowlton Mansion    posted 10/23/2011

Knowlton Mansion is the perfect combination of vintage charm and modern convenience. We had a beautiful wedding here with about 110 people. The upstairs rooms are lovely for dressing and photography. Although we ended up with a rainy day, I know we would have gotten lovely shots outside.
This venue works well if you have disabled guests. My 94-year-old aunt uses a wheelchair, and she had no difficulty getting in and enjoying the evening.
Conroy Catering owns this venue, so you won't be able to choose your caterer. Trust me: you do not need to worry about it. (I'll write a separate review under "Caterer," but you will be very happy.) The only challenge here is that Conroy works on a team-based system, so you don't have one primary contact at the venue. I spoke with several different people in the months leading up to the wedding. All were professional and kind, but I would have felt calmer if I'd had one person help me from start to finish.
All in all, I loved the venue and would definitely do our wedding there all over again. Frankly, I'd like to do the wedding all over again just so I could eat another meal there!

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Wedding: 10/1/2011
Member Since: 1/31/2011 verified review
Best cake and favors!    posted 10/18/2011

The most beautiful cake I have ever seen!! And the 3 tierd brownie favors were delicious! I ate 5 myself!

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Wedding: 9/9/2011
Member Since: 1/20/2010 verified review
Perfect Day    posted 10/13/2011

The expert staff at the Knowlton made everything run smoothly. I was so happy with everything. The food was outstanding. The cake and all of the deserts were exceptional. I loved having access to the whole building. It made for some gorgeous photos. I couldn't have asked for better.

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Wedding: 1/1/2012
Member Since: 7/15/2011 verified review
Mansion of switches and stairs-neither done kindly    posted 9/12/2011

My sister was married at this venue and they were so horrible to her. They changed her contact person monthly over a year long planning process and at the rehersal a new person entirely showed up who knew NOTHING of her plans. They did NOT let us rehearse inside even though rain was forecast and the Knowlton lady Eileen was soooooo bosy and rude to EVERYONE.
They made no effort at all to make the place ADA accessible even though she'd discussed access with them well in advance.
Access aside, they made classic venue errors: Forgot the seating plan, changed the contact person, didn't listen about allergy issues and ultimately were rude and unaccomodating. Also, though the outside space looks lovely it neighbors a busy road and the traffic noise is so distracting. Don't use these folks!

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Victorian mansion, contemporary ballroom

Fully restored Victorian mansion with stunning contemporary ballroom for dinner and dancing. Features include: vaulted ceilings, glass skylights, intricately carved woodwork, and a secret wine cellar. Expansive patios lead to lush flowering gardens and a pergola for ceremonies.


  • Price Range: $$$
  • Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative

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