William Penn Inn

Route 202 & Sumneytown Pike P.O. Box 6, Gwynedd, PA 19436 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About William Penn Inn

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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353 Reviews for William Penn Inn

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Jessica

    Jessica L. · Married on 11/13/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Kate and the William Penn Inn floral team are amazing!

    Working with Kate and the floral team at the William Penn Inn (Flower Shoppe) was such a highlight of planning my 2020 microwedding. I am so grateful my wedding planner let me know that the William Penn Inn's floral team can also handle florals for outside events not held at the inn. Kate went above and beyond what her job description requires, even meeting me at my venue to survey the space to better put together a plan and quote for our wedding. We met again in person a month before the wedding, where Kate showed me samples of what my flowers would look like, including a bouquet, centerpieces and decor. I was truly blown away by the time and effort she put in before our wedding even happened to make sure the day itself would be beautiful. 

    I was also impressed by the William Penn Inn Flower Shoppe's competitive pricing -- I did a lot of florist research before choosing Kate and her team, and while of course, their talent won me over, price played a big role too. I found the prices to be extremely fair, and Kate was happy to work within our set budget.

    When the pandemic changed our wedding plans, Kate jumped into action to create a smaller package that still helped bring my vision for the day to life. The day of the wedding Kate's team assembled our floral arch, greenery and candles flawlessly. My bouquet was beautiful, as were the flowers for other members of the bridal party.

    We can't wait to work with Kate and the William Penn Inn Flower Shoppe team again next year for our vow renewal and reception.

    Sent on 01/08/2021
  • Heather

    Heather · Married on 10/30/2020

    5.0
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    Exceptional Venue

    William Penn Inn is beautiful as always! Cathy made us feel comfortable and was very friendly and honest. Food was delicious and we loved staying there and having our special day celebrated there. Only recommendation would be to turn off the dining music in our indoor ceremony area while the ceremony was going. Other than that great venue!

    Sent on 11/05/2020

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William Penn Inn Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$11,402 - $16,941
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware

William Penn Inn Price Rates

William Penn Inn FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1144
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1230
  • 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?
    $ 1000
  • 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
    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

2 Real Weddings

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Short Term Savings!

    For all wedding receptions booking now and taking place in June 2020 to August 2020 you will receive a discount of $15 per person.

    For all wedding receptions booking now and taking place by May 31st, 2020, you will receive a discount of $20 per person.

Professional Network & Endorsements

16 Endorsements

  • KayfieldMedia 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 Wedding Musicians

    Lovely venue....professionally landscaped beauty!

  • 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, P.O. Box 6 Gwynedd, PA, 19436 See on map
    215-392-6024 (Phone number)
    2156999272 (Other Phone Number)
    2156994808 (Fax Number)
    Banquet Dept 9am-7pm 7days 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 flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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

William Penn Inn currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.