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!
Member Since: 7/9/2012
When my daughter and her fiance decided to have an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding the choice of venue became evident from the start. Living only a few blocks from the Merion Tribute House we have attended and previously hosted an event at this neighborhood treasure. Colette and her entire staff (Thank you Suzette, Katie and Jeff) could not have been more accommodating to all of our many queries and to our unconventional decorating scheme. The grounds are just exquisite and the building offers your guests so much room in just beautiful surroundings. We cannot thank the staff enough for their courtesy, enthusiasm and sound professional advice. Our daughter’s wedding was everything we had hoped for and more and we cannot begin to thank everyone at the Tribute House for their assistance not only to us but to our vendors throughout our long planning process.
Member Since: 1/15/2012
The staff at the MTH was amazing. They worked above and beyond to make my wedding day everything I imagined it would be even with the weather being horrible for days prior to the big day. The space is absolutely gorgeous and I would recommend them to anyone.
Member Since: 8/2/2010
This venue is beyond amazing. Great service, beautiful setting and a memorable experience for both you and your guests. Your wedding will definitely stand out in the best way possible.
Member Since: 12/15/2009
My husband and I fell in love with this venue as soon as we saw it. It gives you the old estate feel with the room to fit everyone in the ballroom. The staff was courteous, professional and very knowledgeable. They were very helpful in the layout of our wedding as well overall feel and atmosphere. We had about 150 guests attend for a seated dinner which was the perfect amount. There was room between tables and room for a dance floor. Our guests loved the location as well. The building and grounds are gorgeous and a perfect backdrop to our dream wedding.
Member Since: 2/14/2010
Very accommodating, beautiful location. Nice staff. Quick replies on any questions.
Member Since: 10/18/2009
I cannot say enough good things about the Merion Tribute House. The venue itself is beyond beautiful, which is one of the reasons my husband and I selected it. We had the ceremony and the reception at this location. Colette Speakman and the entire staff at the Tribute House were great to work with and were always accessible to me with a quick response to all my questions. The ballroom can accomodate 175 guests, so be wary if you are having more than that. There are multiple locations to have the ceremony (inside and outside), so you can customize! Also a great venue for company parties, reunions, etc. But definitely most beautiful for a wedding. There is alot of history associated to the Tribute House, which is another reason we chose this venue. I have nothing but positive feedback for the Tribute House and its staff.
Member Since: 10/11/2009
The stonework on this building is incredible. Beautiful grounds, nice landscaping. Built to honor veterans. The staff was personabl and very helpful. Accommodating to your needs. Storage and bridal suites availble. Pictures came out beautifully.
Member Since: 1/31/2005
I was looking for a unique venue for my wedding reception and I found it in the Merion Tribute House. Colette offers wonderful customer service. The venue is flexible and lets you choose from a list of 9 or so caterers of varying price-points. The Tribute House is an amazing piece of architecture and has so many opportunities for photos. They offer off-season and off-day discounts and you supply your own alcohol, so it's excellent for a bride on a budget. I had a winter wedding and there are 2 large fireplaces that the venue tends to. It made the affair cozy and intimate.
Member Since: 3/15/2007
Looking for a historic setting that will help you create a unique and memorable ambiance for your wedding? Then look no further! My husband and I had our reception at Merion Tribute House in March of 2009 and it was amazing. The venue fit in with our fairy tale theme and numerous guests commented that it actually looked like a castle.
The location offers a whimsical and rustic environment for wedding celebrations. The manager there was incredibly helpful and flexible about scheduling meetings, etc. The price is not bad, especially if you are able to do a winter or off-season event. There are about a dozen caterers that Merion Tribute House works with and you are able to select from that list. They also furnish you with a list of their other preferred vendors, but you are able to bring in outside vendors for everything except catering.
There are some incredible locations for photo ops throughout the venue including the front lawn (which offers a spectacular view of the whole building), an indoor stone balcony, a walk-in stone fireplace and beautiful arched doorways. My only regret is that I did not take advantage of all of them as I was opposed to "wasting" too much time on pictures.
It's also very helpful that there are several rooms in addition to the main ballroom where bars can be set up or your guests can just lounge for the cocktail hour. The main ballroom had great acoustics and the stage allowed for easy set-up for our DJs as well as provided the perfect place to stage the bouquet and garter toss.
Overall, I loved my day at Merion Tribute House and would not have wanted to host my reception anywhere else.
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