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Mendenhall Inn is an elegant hotel wedding venue in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania that serves couples in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. With two spacious ballrooms and a beautiful outdoor patio, the luxurious inn is perfect for rustic and classic gatherings with sophisticated flair. At this restaurant and hotel wedding venue, expect top-notch service and elegance that will enchant your guests.

Facilities and Capacity
The venue can host indoor and uncovered outdoor gatherings for up to 350 guests. The Grand Ballroom features decorative ceilings, a massive chandelier, and a stunning spiral staircase. The Gold Ballroom, which has an outdoor patio, is embellished with multiple vintage chandeliers. From the fountain to the railroad tracks, Mendenhall Inn has ample opportunities for wedding photographs.

Services Offered
The staff at Mendenhall Inn is ready to accommodate all of your needs. Through a range of services and all-inclusive wedding packages, they will ensure that every last detail is put into place. Their services include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals

Cuisine
As a restaurant, Mendenhall Inn has an executive chef and catering team that provides white-glove service and delicious menu items, including cake and dessert. They promise to delight both you and your guests. Serving styles include buffet, plated, stations, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert. Cuisine options include:

  • American
  • Gluten-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Nut-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Accommodation
The hotel wedding venue has overnight accommodations available. Their packages include options for dinner, breakfast buffet, and admission to local tourist attractions. Couples and guests will love the old-world hospitality at the inn.

Other Facilities
Before the festivities, your wedding party can prepare in the bridal suite. Guests may also utilize the wheelchair access and on-site parking.

Other Services
Mendenhall Inn can host your engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony, and reception. The team also provides additional services, including:

  • Bartenders
  • Signature drink
  • Champagne toast
  • Cash bar
  • Open bar
  • Limited bar
  • Barware
  • Flatware
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Linens


History
In 1917, the farm that is now Mendenhall Inn was owned by Pierre DuPont. He also purchased the surrounding properties. Soon after, the Millhous Brothers bought the farm and turned it into a feed store. The barn was turned into a restaurant in 1968, then purchased by its current owners in 1982. In 1990, a 70-room hotel was added by the Hionis family. The Grand Ballroom was built in 1994, while the original Gold Ballroom was renovated in 2006.

Location
Mendenhall Inn is 32 minutes from downtown Philadelphia and Philadelphia International Airport. It is 60 minutes from Lancaster, 60 minutes from Reading, and 21 minutes from Wilmington, Delaware.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

9

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
273 Reviews
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99% Recommended by couples

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Caroline M. Sent on 11/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

What a Beautiful Evening!

To say our wedding reception was amazing is an absolute understatement. Everyone on the team over in the Grand Ballroom at Mendenhall was absolutely phenomenal. We cannot thank Gianna, our wedding specialist, the staff, Roberto, and everyone else at Mendenhall enough. Roberto went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed at all times, to make sure our parents were taken care of, and was just a comfort to know he was there for us. The entire planning process was seamless and Gianna was incredible to work with and made the planning and decision making so easy. We had an amazing wedding reception and have to thank the team for that!

We are still getting compliments about the ballroom, the cocktail hour, and all the other details!

Hopefully we weren鈥檛 too much of a hassle to work with!
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Diana S. Sent on 01/24/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding!

We just toured the Mendenhall inn and fell in love with it! We are booking it !!! It鈥檚 fairy tale wedding !!! Gianna was amazing and when I first called Dottie was amazing too!!! I can鈥檛 believe this is real !!! It鈥檚 absolutely beautiful we are getting married ahhhh!!!! 10/8/23 will be the most wonderful and perfect day as can be forever in our hearts the Mendenhall inn
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Christine C. Sent on 10/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best night ever!

Mendenhall was amazing! Gianna was our vendor coordinator and she was so attentive. She answered all my questions and was so detail oriented for the 14 months of planning. She never missed a beat. The night was seamless, food was delicious and drinks were flowing. The waitstaff and bartenders were professional, timely, and so kind. Would recommend to anyone!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

17 Endorsements
Woodward Studios Woodward Studios Wedding Photographers

As a wedding photographer, the Mendenhall Inn is one of my favorite venues. Both banquet rooms also have separate rooms for cocktails/ceremonies. I adore the inclosed outdoor courtyard. The grounds are very good for photos, especially the train tracks!

VIP DJ Entertainment VIP DJ Entertainment Wedding DJs

This is an amazing venue to have any event! We have entertained many weddings at The Mendenhall Inn. They have two beautiful ballrooms to choose from and a few options for where you would like your ceremony. The staff goes above and beyond every single time! Food is delicious and always served with a smile. Highly recommended!

Castaldi's Salon Castaldi's Salon Wedding Hair & Makeup

Of any venue we have worked with, Mendenhall Inn is hands down one of the most reliable, professional & fun places we have collaborated with. The wedding team is absolutely phenomenal, and our clients are always gushing about the warm atmosphere and kind demeanor of the staff. We love working with the Mendenhall team!

Preferred Vendors

Silver Sound Entertainment
4.9 out of 5 rating , 2,088 Reviews
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VIP DJ Entertainment
5.0 out of 5 rating , 730 Reviews
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BVTLive Bands
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Philip Gabriel Photography
5.0 out of 5 rating , 127 Reviews
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Valley Creek Productions
5.0 out of 5 rating , 113 Reviews
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Schaffer Sound Disc Jockeys
4.9 out of 5 rating , 445 Reviews
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Mendenhall Inn frequently asked questions

Mendenhall Inn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Mendenhall Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at Mendenhall Inn includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by Mendenhall Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant
Mendenhall Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Mendenhall Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Mendenhall Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
Mendenhall Inn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
Mendenhall Inn is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in value.

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