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.
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.
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.
351 Reviews for William Penn Inn
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Jillian Black · Married on 01/25/2020
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!!!!!Sent on 02/09/2020
Miranda Keys · Married on 02/09/2020
Excellent from start to finish
When we went for our first walk through of William Penn Inn, we sat in the parking lot after and tried to decide if it was "the one." A woman knocked on our car window to ask if we would take a picture of her and her husband because it was their 5th anniversary and they got married there. They gushed about how perfect everything was and we immediately made up our minds to get married there. The fact that everything is in-house, including the florist and the cake, really made it easy to plan. We also had a lot of help from our amazing coordinator, Caryn. At the ceremony we were pampered, the room was beautifully decorated and the food was SO GOOD! As a non-traditional couple, we were unsure about a ballroom wedding, but it was so perfect and our families and friends are still raving about it. Best decision ever!Sent on 12/02/2019
Marykate Mccloskey · Married on 12/29/2019
Out of this world!
They have been so accommodating considering my situation! Their prices are fantastic and just right for everything offered. I fell in love after one visit:)Sent on 03/12/2019
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
William Penn Inn Price Rates
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.
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.