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Merion Tribute House

Merion Station, Pennsylvania View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
94 reviews
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

About

$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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.

Services Offered

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

Cuisine

Couples are required to pick a wedding caterer from the venue’s preferred list. These vendors have experience working at Merion Tribute House.

Other Facilities

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.

Other Services

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.

History

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.

Location

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Mansion

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?

Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

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
December

94 Reviews

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4.9
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Ashley M. Married on 11/13/2021
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    A Fairytale Castle in the suburbs!!

    The Merion Tribute House was the perfect location. It made the whole event feel like a fairytale. Colette was a pleasure to work with
  • Jacqueline
    Jacqueline K. Married on 09/25/2021
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    Very Pleased

    We had a wonderful experience using Merion Tribute House for our wedding reception. Colette Speakman, the manager, was great to work with. She responded quickly and thoroughly to my calls and emails. The venue is beautiful and unique. We got so many compliments.
  • Carolyn
    Carolyn L. Married on 08/31/2019
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    The most modest castle

    My husband and I found Merion Tribute House amidst a variety of reception venues and immediately fell in love. As soon as we drove into the venue location, I was in awe of the natural beauty of the landscape and the building. The amount of history this place has is unreal and it makes for great stories to share with loved ones. From day one, Colette Speakman made us feel welcome, relaxed, and informed about all things wedding-related, not just about the venue. We were given a thorough tour of MTH, including the bridal and groom suites, the “lending shelves” area, and the patio. We were given a handbook of sorts so we could plan our wedding without stress (yes, we planned it ourselves), and it did answer most of our questions if it was not covered in our first on-site meeting.
    Colette used mostly a hands-off approach as we planned our big day, which allowed us to gain clarification when we wanted without feeling hounded by a vendor. She was SUPERB the night of the wedding as she was the point-person for all questions and concerns regarding MTH. I felt confident that if I couldn’t get to her, one of my bridesmaids or groomsmen could speak with her and get immediate assistance. Everything at the Tribute House went off without a hitch. I was even able to go up to the balcony for a few photos AND you and your spouse can sign on the walls going up to the balcony-fun memento to leave your mark.
    In terms of payment, the fee is very fair, and you can get a discounted rate for paying in cash ahead of time. Colette responds in a timely manner via email and phone calls and respects your time. For any walk-thoroughs with other vendors, Colette is present and can help answer questions along the way. She was very pleasant to work with and we are thankful for her amazing work at the Merion Tribute House. Thank you so much, Colette!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Love on a Shoe String - Peggy Kilkenny Hecksher Wedding Coordinator Love on a Shoe String - Peggy Kilkenny Hecksher Wedding Coordinator Wedding Planners

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!

Pictures by Todd Photography Pictures by Todd Photography Wedding Photographers

Unique venue on the Mainline - great for intimate weddings and it's interesting architecture makes for beautiful photos.

Clair Pruett Studios Clair Pruett Studios Wedding Photographers

Always a pleasure to work at and with the Merion Tribute House! On of our favorite locations!

Map

625 Hazelhurst Avenue Merion Station, Pennsylvania, 19066
6106641267
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Merion Tribute House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Merion Tribute House?

Merion Tribute House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Merion Tribute House in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Merion Tribute House for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Merion Tribute House for wedding events?

Merion Tribute House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Merion Tribute House offer?

Merion Tribute House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Merion Tribute House offer for wedding events?

Merion Tribute House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms

What furniture and decorations does Merion Tribute House have available for wedding events?

Merion Tribute House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Merion Tribute House and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Merion Tribute House is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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