The William Penn Inn is a wedding venue located in Philadelphia. Founded in 1714 and located on beautifully-landscaped grounds in Montgomery County, The William Penn Inn is the oldest continuously operated country inn in Pennsylvania offering continental country dining in an exquisite setting. Their classic ballrooms and beautiful outdoor garden provide old-world elegance and an excellent backdrop for your special day. Their expert staff pays close attention to every detail, from menu selection to setting a stage to reflect your personal style.
Facilities and Capacity
The William Penn Inn offers indoor and outdoor event spaces for your ceremony and reception. Their outdoor garden provides natural beauty and a gorgeous setting for your I do's. Their Carriage Ballroom features exquisite crystal chandeliers, a decorative marble fireplace and a mahogany bar. Couples can host up to 250 guests in this space. The Surrey Room, with its gleaming brass appointments and charming bow windows, can accommodate up to 120 guests. For smaller weddings, the Commonwealth Club, Penn’s Tavern and Hunt Room are the perfect spaces for intimate gatherings of 10 to 45 guests.
The William Penn Inn offers many wedding services, including providing all needed barware, china, chocolate fountain, flatware, glassware and linens. They also have event rentals available for you to use, such as aisle runners, altars and archers, centerpieces, chair covers, chairs, dance floor, decor, drapery, furniture and tables. The William Penn Inn is also available for engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and elopements. The wedding services they offer include:
The William Penn Inn provides the convenience of in-house catering. Their professional catering staff offers innovative cuisine, extensive fine wine selections and impeccable service. They are also able to accommodate to those with gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, organic, vegan and vegetarian dietary restrictions. The catering services they offer include:
In addition to catering, The William Penn Inn also offers in-house bar services for your special day. The wedding bar services they provide include:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Alicia · Married on 12/29/2018
The Perfect Wedding Reception!
Booking the William Penn Inn for our wedding day was one of the best decisions my husband and I made! From our first meeting with Monica, her and the entire staff made everything so easy for us. It’s clear that they know what they are doing with large events, as they were able to answer all of our questions and requests (almost always with “Sure, no problem!”) And that they thought and planned for things that weren’t even on our radar.
We live about 2 hours away so when looking for a venue we were hoping for a “one stop shop” and the William Penn Inn exceeded our expectations. Monica (the banquet manager) and Kate (the florist) made it so easy to set up and coordinate appointments and they were always responsive to our emails. Both ladies really listened to what we were looking for on our wedding day and worked towards making sure it was exactly what we wanted.
Kate was an amazing florist to work with. As someone that can’t tell a flower from a weed she walked us through the process and created gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces for our wedding day.
Monica guided us through the entire planning process and answered every question promptly and with a smile.
The day of our wedding could not have gone any smoother. Our day of coordinator Karen was fabulous and made sure that everything was taken care of. My husband and I literally had no stress and were able to enjoy every second of our reception. I was expecting to have some element of running around/ tracking people down/ coordinating vendors but I didn’t experience any of that. I truly got to be a guest at my wedding and spend as much time as I wanted on the dance floor!
Besides the second to none service, the food was amazing! We got so many compliments from our guests on how good everything tasted.
Without a doubt we would recommend the William Penn Inn to anyone looking to have a wedding in the Philly suburbs. The staff is incredible and I really can’t emphasize enough how easy it is to plan an event with them. My husband and I had the perfect wedding day thanks to them!
Bridget · Married on 12/28/2018
Such a magical night!
We are so happy with our decision to choose William Penn Inn for our wedding venue. Everyone with whom we worked was a professional through and through and we always felt heard. We worked with Caryn who was a dream and who made it her mission to make our wedding the most personal and beautiful experience. We got married right after Christmas so the decor was unparalleled. Our guests are still raving about the decorations and the FOOD! The decision to hold our wedding reception at William Penn Inn was the right one and we couldn't be happier!
Allison Innes · Married on 12/22/2018
Everything I have ever dreamed of!!
My husband and I got married on December 22nd 2018! It was the MOST magicical wedding I could have ever dreamed of. Something out of a fairytale. From the very start, planning was a breeze because of how much they do on sight (food, flowers, bakery)! That was especially important to me because I was planning from out of state. Caryn Allen was my go-to for every single need or question. She responded quickly and made everything so simple and clear. The entire staff at the William Penn Inn is professional, kind, and dedicated to making their events perfect! Compliments come flooding in from guests about the food, the cake, flowers, and the overall beauty of the place. If I could go back I would do everything exactly the same. Thank you to William Penn Inn and everyone there who made our day the most special day of our lives!
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A truly beautiful venue with an amazing staff. The Inn has SO MANY lovely areas for photography options, and I very much look forward to working with them again. Highly recommended.
Lovely venue....professionally landscaped beauty!
Amazing and are very easy to work with. Beautifully organized and would recommend to all! Pleasure to work with you.