Weddings at The Merion Tribute House
WeddingsWeddings are a long and cherished tradition at the Merion Tribute House. Bridal couples have walked through these arches to greet their guests and celebrate with friends and family since 1924. The balcony is a favorite place for brides to toss their bouquets and for couples to pose for pictures. This castle-like venue is perfect for the fairy-tale wedding of your dreams!
ReceptionsThe Tribute House has an open floor plan that allows people to mingle while retaining the intimate atmosphere of a private home. Guests assemble for cocktails in three front rooms (the Legion Room, Lounge, and Memorial Hall), which connect to our spacious flagstone terrace. Oak doors open to reveal a ballroom (newly renovated in January 2011) set for 70 to 175 people, a band or DJ and a dance floor - all together in one room. Two lots provide plentiful parking for your guests.
For those who choose to have a ceremony as well as a reception, the Merion Tribute House offers many choices. Outdoor ceremonies can be accommodated anywhere on our eight-acre estate, typically on the front lawn where guests can admire the bride's entrance and processional from our Great Doors. Indoor ceremonies can be held either in the ballroom (for guest counts over 100) or the more intimate Legion Room (for under 100). We provide and set up white chairs for outdoor ceremonies. If you choose to have your ceremony here, we grant an extra half hour of rental time and you may schedule a rehearsal here in advance.
Here's what some of our clients have said about their events at the Merion Tribute House:
"Please accept our family's sincerest thanks and gratitude for all you did to help Dana and Frank's wedding be the gloriously unforgettable event it was. Your intervention with coordinating the various stages of the day made everything run smoothly so guests and family could relax and enjoy ourselves. All who came were totally blown away by the grand architecture of the building. Yet as castle-like as the house is, I heard repeatedly tha tthe atmosphere inside made one feel you were inside a relaxing cozy manor house. Most of us would love ot just move in and stay a while. All in all, a marvelous venue to have a party in."
Mother of the Bride, January 2012
"My son was married this weekend at the Tribute House and it was perfect. What I like about it was that it wasn't your typical wedding reception venue. The Tribute House is unique, beautiful, and charming. The wedding planner was excellent and very helpful. We had 106 guests and the room/dance floor was perfect. Everyone fit comfortably and EVERYONE had a wonderful time. What a truly wonderful experience!"
Mother of the Groom, November 2011
"We just wanted to thank you so much for everything you did for us for our wedding. Everything could not have gone more perfectly. We had the most amazing day! I’m sorry I do not remember the woman who was working with us that night but she was wonderful and please tell her thank you for everything! All of our guests said how beautiful the Tribute House is and of course so did we! Thanks so much again for everything!"
Tiff and Nate, October 2011
"Dave and I had the most amazing wedding! Our guests can’t stop raving about it. We’d also like to thank you for the silver keepsake. It will remind us of our very special day and of our great experience working with you."
Maraya and Dave, July 2011
"Just wanted to send a thank you to you and your staff for providing such wonderful assistance! Everyone was enchanted by the Tribute House and had nothing but wonderful things to say about the site and how it's maintained. It was a beautiful and wonderful wedding and we'll always have fabulous memories regarding the Trbute House."
Mother of the Bride, April 2011
"I have to thank you again for all your help planning this event. Everyone adored the different rooms in the MTH, and commented on what a remarkable building it was! Pam and I went nuts over the ivory and gold wreaths in the ballroom. They were truly elegant, and looked great with the pillar candles! I loved all the seating available in the Lounge for cocktails, and the fireplace in the Legion Room was amazing. We couldn't have asked for a lovelier venue for our wedding. Thanks so much!"
Mother of the Bride, December 2010
"We had an amazing reception, we honestly can't thank you and your staff enough! Every single guest was raving about the MTH! We will have a lifetime of wonderful memories!"
Lynn and Josh, October 2010
"We just wanted to thank you so much for everything you did for us to make our wedding absolutely spectacular. It was - in our minds - the PERFECT wedding. The grounds of the Tribute House looked beautiful that day. The venue looked like the perfect fairy-tale setting in all our photos. We could not be happier with our decision to have the most special day of our lives happen at the Merion Tribute House. "
Lynn & Stefan, August 2010
"Thank you so much for being part of our perfect day! Our guests loved the beautiful stone building and so did we! You were so easy to work with through the whole process and couldn't be happier."
Meredith and Brian, June 2010
"Staff at Merion Tribute House...Just a note to thank the staff of Merion Tribute House for the great job at my daughter's wedding. The concierge for the night was so courteous and professional...I never expected all the help she offered me. She was a doll! What a night...it was like a fairytale wedding reception, really. A sincere thank you to all...
Mother of bride, March 2010
Additional reviews can be found on weddingwire.com and The Knot sites.