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William Penn Inn

Gwynedd, PA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
364 reviews
$13k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$13k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

William Penn Inn is a landmark wedding venue located in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. The inn’s history can be traced back to 1714 when it was founded as a public house. It has been used as a gathering place among the local community for over 300 years and now hosts idyllic weddings. Located less than an hour from Philadelphia, this venue offers the privacy of the country and the amenities of the city.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue has a plethora of ceremony and reception sites, each with their own distinct charm. You can hold your ceremony in Penn’s Garden, an elegantly manicured lawn featuring colorful flowers and verdant plants. Exchange vows under the space’s wrought-iron gazebo while up to 250 loved ones look on. Indoor weddings can be accommodated in a ballroom of your choice. The Carriage and Surrey Ballrooms provide a classic backdrop for both ceremonies and receptions with delicate chandeliers and vintage decor. Many couples choose the Carriage Ballroom, as its capacity of 250 allows for large gatherings. The Surrey Ballroom, which can accommodate 120 guests, is equally as stunning with bow windows offering views of the grounds. Dining rooms in the venue are suitable for intimate weddings of fewer than 40 attendees.

Services Offered

Staff at the William Penn Inn strive to give couples who wed here timeless memories of their special day. A professional wedding coordinator can oversee the day’s timeline and assist the couple as needed, reducing stress on the big day. Wedding packages here cover catering, and couples will have the opportunity to attend a private menu tasting. A custom wedding cake is also included, as is bar service with the option to add your own signature drink.

History

The founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn, visited Gwynedd around 1700 to pray with local Quakers. Years later, in 1714, the community founded an inn, which became a popular haven on the route between Philadelphia and the country villages. The establishment was christened the William Penn Hotel in 1827 and began functioning as a tavern. This historic building now holds the title of Pennsylvania’s longest operated country inn.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$1,144

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

$1,230

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?

$1,000

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

$500

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

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$13

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Beautiful Venue with Great Staff

    I couldn’t ask for more on our wedding day. The venue was perfect. We had to move our wedding inside because of rain and it still looked amazing. Highly recommend!!!
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    Jessica H. Married on 08/27/2022
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    Spectacular Service

    I cannot express enough gratitude and respect for everyone I dealt with at William Penn!! Darlene was a coordinator and was amazing helping ask alll my questions and I asked a lot lol and very responsive with everything involved with planning the wedding! She was so helpful with everything as well and just soo friendly and professional. My other gratitude goes out to Cathy who was amazing helping during the whole day! She was sooo attentive and helpful and friendly and professional and don’t wan to repeat words lol but any other word to describe outstanding! My day was amazing all thanks to the staff at William penn! The food was delicious and the open bar was a plus lol much love to all involved 🥰 thank you soo much!
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Real Weddings

Dana & Mathew
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Deals

William Penn Inn 1
Discount

$15 off Saturday Afternoon and Sunday Wedding Receptions!

William Penn Inn 2
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Take $5.00 off any Friday Evening Weddings!

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Professional Network & Endorsements

16 Endorsements
Kayfield Photography Kayfield Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

Bella Musica String Ensembles Bella Musica String Ensembles Wedding Musicians

Lovely venue....professionally landscaped beauty!

Philadelphia String Quartet Philadelphia String Quartet Wedding Musicians

Amazing and are very easy to work with. Beautifully organized and would recommend to all! Pleasure to work with you.

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Route 202 & Sumneytown Pike P.O. Box 6 Gwynedd, PA, 19436
2156999272
215-699-9272

Banquet Dept 10 am - 7pm 6days a week
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William Penn Inn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at William Penn Inn?

William Penn 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

At William Penn Inn, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

William Penn Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At William Penn Inn, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at William Penn Inn includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of William Penn Inn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by William Penn Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at William Penn Inn for wedding events?

William Penn Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does William Penn Inn offer?

William Penn Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does William Penn Inn offer for wedding events?

William Penn Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does William Penn Inn have available for wedding events?

William Penn Inn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend William Penn Inn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

William Penn Inn is recommended by 92% 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 professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does William Penn Inn offer?

William Penn Inn currently offers 2 discount promotions for wedding services.

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