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Price range: $12,850 - $15,550 Price range: $12,850 - $15,550
Couples usually spend $14,200 Couples usually spend $14,200
Reception
$1,144 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$13 per person
Reception
$1,230 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$13 per person

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About

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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.

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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?

$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

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
Bar Services
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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4.9 out of 5 rating
368 Reviews
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  • Flexibility
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98% Recommended by couples

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The William Penn Inn is highly praised by multiple reviewers for its exceptional service, beautiful decor, and delicious food. The staff, particularly Cathy and Darlene, are described as friendly, professional, and helpful throughout the planning process and on the wedding day. The venue itself is described as stunning, both indoors and outdoors, with manicured gardens and elegant banquet halls. The all-inclusive package, which includes various amenities and services, is highly appreciated by reviewers and makes the wedding planning process easier. Overall, the William Penn Inn is highly recommended as a wedding venue.

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The William Penn Inn is highly praised by multiple reviewers for its exceptional service, beautiful decor, and delicious food. The staff, particularly Cathy and Darlene, are described as friendly, professional, and helpful throughout the planning process and on the wedding day. The venue itself is described as stunning, both indoors and outdoors, with manicured gardens and elegant banquet halls. The all-inclusive package, which includes various amenities and services, is highly appreciated by reviewers and makes the wedding planning process easier. Overall, the William Penn Inn is highly recommended as a wedding venue.

Jillian
Jillian B. Sent on 02/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Five stars all around

I just got married at the William Penn Inn, and let me tell you it was the BEST experience working with them. My guests cannot stop talking about it and how they have “never seen such beautiful flowers” or “that was the best food I’ve ever had at a wedding”. Darlene is the event coordinator and is a rockstar. One of my favorite people ever and she made planning a wedding in 3.5 months seem easy. Kate is the in house florist and completely exceeded my expectations with the flowers- to say she is talented is an understatement. The bouquets and tables were stunning. She is the best of the best. We had the Philadelphia station which had mini hoagies, cheesesteaks, crab fries, tasty cakes, and hot pretzels as a late night food option. I highly recommend doing this. The food was delicious and all the guests left with full bellies!!!!!! I have only positive things to say about the William Penn Inn and their staff, and I almost wish I was getting married again just so I could hang out with them some more! Do yourself a favor and get married here- you will be doing what I’m doing now and writing a review reminiscing on how perfect everything was at your wedding!!!!!
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Ellie Sent on 01/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A dream come true!

Our wedding at William Penn Inn was a dream come true! We got married in September of 2023 and worked primarily with Darlene. She is such a joy and has such a kind heart! We loved working with her and she became our friend throughout the whole planning process. She answered every question we had and was quick to respond. We had a wonderful meal tasting at the restaurant a few months before the big day. Our family was treated so well and we enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate the special time in our life. Our rehearsal was a fun experience and we enjoyed seeing our vision come to life. We look back on our wedding day so fondly. The timeline was perfect, the food was wonderful and the decor was exactly what we envisioned. We’ve received so many compliments from our guests and it is truly a testament to how special WPI is. Darlene and team are so talented and truly put us at ease. We can’t recommend the William Penn Inn enough! 🩷
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Angelica K. Sent on 11/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!! The perfect venue!!

William Penn Inn was the a spectacular place to have our wedding ceremony and reception. Darlene Schneider the wedding coordinator did an outstanding job with guiding us through the whole process of our wedding planning and made sure everything went smoothly on our special day. She is so friendly and was helpful in any aspects that we had questions with. The day of our wedding we were so impressed with all of the staff, they went above and beyond with their professionalism and hospitality. All of our guests raved about how delicious the food was!! 10/10 I would recommend the William Penn Inn to anyone looking for a venue. It was both fancy and yet very affordable! Out of all the options we explored, we are so happy we chose this venue. Everything turned out even better than I could have even imagined. Thank you Darlene and all of the staff at William Penn Inn for making our day magical!
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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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William Penn Inn frequently asked questions

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
William Penn 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 William Penn Inn includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by William Penn Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant
William Penn Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
William Penn Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
William Penn Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
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
William Penn Inn is recommended by 98% 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 4.9 in value.
William Penn Inn currently offers 2 discount promotions for wedding services.

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