Located on the Philadelphia Main Line, Merion Tribute House is a historic mansion wedding venue. This English country manor is a magnificent space, featuring a vintage ballroom, enchanting balcony and stained glass windows. Between the historic architectural details and eight acres of manicured grounds, the unique wedding venue exudes classic elegance.
Facilities and Capacity
An outdoor ceremony can be hosted on the front lawn of the Merion Tribute House. Indoor ceremonies can be accommodated in the ballroom or Legion Room, a more intimate option. For cocktail hour, guests can mingle on the outdoor Terrace or in the Legion Room, Lounge and Memorial Hall in the House. Grand oak doors reveal the ballroom, an open floor space with high ceilings, slate and hardwood floors, a fireplace and a balcony. Couples are welcome to host up to 175 guests.
Merion Tribute House has a variety of professional services. Their accommodating team offers the following:
- Event rentals
- Event planning
- Preferred caterer list
- Chairs and tables
- Dance floor
- Altar and arches
Couples are required to pick a wedding caterer from the venue’s preferred list. These vendors have experience working at Merion Tribute House.
Your wedding party can get ready and relax in the on-site bridal suite. Guests may also use on-site parking and wheelchair accessible facilities.
Merion is able to host your engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony and reception. They can also provide additional event hours, coat room attendant and use of both fireplaces.
In 1891, Elridge Johnson offered to build a “Tribute House” on his property. This facility’s purpose was to honor the 81 Merion men who were in the armed services during World War I. Architects designed the space with Gothic patterns, local stone, ornamental iron work and stained glass windows. The venue has been part of the wedding industry for 85 years.
The historic wedding venue is 23 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, 30 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport and 18 minutes from University of Pennsylvania. Nearby attractions include Bala Golf Course, The Mann Center, Please Touch Museum, Fairmount Park and Philadelphia Zoo.
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What an exceptional location for a wedding or any event for that matter. Absolutely beautiful and at the same time Colette and her staff are easy to work with. Highly recommend!
Unique venue on the Mainline - great for intimate weddings and it's interesting architecture makes for beautiful photos.
Always a pleasure to work at and with the Merion Tribute House! On of our favorite locations!
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What are the most important characteristics of Merion Tribute House in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Merion Tribute House for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does Merion Tribute House offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Merion Tribute House offer for wedding events?
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
What furniture and decorations does Merion Tribute House have available for wedding events?
- Dance Floor
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