Recommended by 96%
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Brianna Short · Getting married on 06/13/2020
Beautiful venue. Nice staff.
Mid June wedding. Saturday evening. Comes with catering, bar, ice sculpture, chairs linens and more!Sent on 03/02/2019
Jack Saccente · Married on 10/12/2019
From The very beginning of the planning to the day of the Wedding, Stephanie. was absolutely fantastic and took a care of every detail. On the day of my son’s wedding Stephanie was there to make sure that everything went as planned. Stephanie and her staff were Great. From the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the reception, the service and just the overall look of the Marion made for a very memorable day and evening. If you are looking to have a very memorable wedding I would highly recommend The Merion.Sent on 10/14/2019
Avani · Married on 10/05/2019
Stunning Venue & Excellent Catering!!! (Indian & American weddings)
Matt and I used the Merion for our two weddings on October 4th and October 5th (Indian and American). The Indian wedding was at Skylight ballroom and the American ceremony and reception was was at North Garden and Palazzo ballroom, respectively. The place is absolutely stunning!!! The picture will come out beautiful at this venue.Sent on 10/09/2019
The entire staff is responsive, professional, and do everything above-and-beyong to make your wedding day perfect! Maitre D, captain, bridal attendant were great! They added rose parade and champagne tower as a surprise.
I worked with Jolene Cross, the event specialist. She is excellent!!! I did not feel the need to hire a planner or a coordinator because Jolene was so friendly and helpful throughout the planning process - both Indian and American. On the days of the wedding, she made sure everything runs smoothly according to the plan and timeline. She even bustled my bridal gown. She treated me like her best friend!
Last but not least, many thank you to the chef! The Merion fully catered both Indian and American wedding. The chef cooked up delicious indian entrances, vegetarian entrees, along with American entrees for both weddings and cocktail hour!!! My guests are still raving about vegetarian food at the Indian wedding. He even made Indian desserts for the wedding. A few guests asked for recipes. Indian Station at the cocktail hour was a big hit (chick peas with potato patties - three chutneys, curried vegetables and chili cauliflower). Paneer tikka masala entree tasted delicious!. The upvass potatoes (Fasting meal) was great! My wedding ended up with 7 main course entree options. The food was served hot even with such a large menu. The viennese hour display was out of the world! The Merion chef accommodated every request. I recommend people not to bring outside caterers for Indian food. The Merion chef will do an excellent job!
Matt and I had a great experience at the Merion. We highly recommend their 5-stars service!!!
Avani Bharucha & Matt Floyd
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Maryana · Married on 09/22/2019
Simply Fabulous and Amazing!
Well what can I say except for THANK YOU AND AMAZING! Jolene and her fabulous team at The Merion truly went above and beyond for our wedding on 9/22/19! Jolene was just so amazing to work with through out the entire planning process, especially since it wasn’t my favorite thing planning a wedding she was there through it all! She made sure everything was spelled out and on time and convenient for us! We were truly amazed and blessed to have Jolene as our event specialist! We started out with Alyssa but after she left we were super lucky to have Jolene as head of our team! She is just one of the kindest people and was very easy to work with! All the staff at The Merion are great and our day of staff was just totally fabulous! Everyone was on top of everything and our guests were just blown away with the amount of food and drink and the taste! And of course the service! Our bridal attendant and head servers were so attentive and made sure we had everything we needed or wanted at all times. It’s already been a month since our wedding and our guests are still talking about how great and beautiful everything was and how much food and how tasty it was. You just can’t go wrong in choosing this beautiful, versatile venue and if you get Jolene as your event specialist you’re in luck because she’s AWESOME! Thank you t all the Merion staff for making our dream wedding come true! We can’t wait to attend another event at your fabulous venue! Thank you to all of you especially Jolene!Sent on 10/22/2019
The Merion's reply:Awww Maryana, you and Gene made it easy!
Cynthia Watson · Married on 07/07/2019
The Merion's staff was excellent! Checked on my bridal party throughout the entire experience, provided anything requested of them. My bridesmaids were ready to walk down the aisle when I realized I left their bouquets at home. Jolene immediately calmed me down and had the staff pulled fresh flowers from around the building. I WAS impressed and ironically they matched the ladies gowns. I'd recommend The Merion to anyone who's looking for a beautiful venue and great staff. My wedding was July 7 and we're still getting compliments from our guest.Sent on 07/31/2019
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Dianne · Married on 07/06/2019
Best Customer Service EVER
When we first sat down with our Wedding Coordinator, we were not ready for everything the Merion had to offer. They spoke to us about the menu while serving Champagne, fruit, giant shrimp, and even some desserts. The menu was easily 10 pages and almost everything was included!Sent on 07/20/2019
When it came time to finalize payments, they worked with me allowing me to pay late for guests that had extreme medical issues. They were super accommodating about everything when it came to our wedding.
The big day ran smoothly and all my guest continue to rave about how amazing the venue and the food was.
This is a must pick venue for sure. You will not be disappointed.
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Georgie Monschein · Married on 04/05/2019
Where do I even begin. When my mom, sister and I initially went to the merion to see if I wanted to have my wedding there, it was basically a no brainer. The venue is gorgeous and when we met with Nicole who gave us a tour and showed us the menu of all the food I knew we had to have our wedding there. We had the palace ballroom which is an absolutely beautiful and classic looking room. Nicole was outstanding through the entire process. Our engagement was almost a year and a half long and she was wonderful in communicating with me - she would literally email me back same day or next day any time I emailed her about anything. She was also great in communicating with my other vendors. She is very organized and made everything so easy for me!!! She was also an amazing support when any stressors came up during planning. She helped to make our wedding day literally everything we wanted it to be. I talked to cliff and Dave a few times throughout the process as well and they were both nice as could be!! The food at our wedding was INSANE. All of our guests were raving about the huge variety of food choices and how amazing everything tasted!! While my husband and I didn’t have much time to eat since we were talking to everyone, I did still get to enjoy some of my dinner which was delicious. The portions they give you are insane and they send you home with a ton as well (so at least now my husband and I will get to enjoy the delicious food at home!) Our bridal attendant (deb), Maitre D’ (nick) and captain (dee) took care of my husband and I on the day of (helped to get us anything we needed) and were right there getting us anything we needed and making sure we were happy and taken care of the entire night. They were just amazing and my husband and I were blown away with how taken care of we felt. Thank you so much to Nicole and the rest of the team - we couldn’t have asked for anything more and I would highly recommend having your wedding at the merion if you’re looking at venues. - Georgie & DaveSent on 05/05/2019
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Doug Smith · Married on 11/17/2018
I can't say enough about how much we loved working with The Merion. As a gay couple we wanted a venue who wouldn't treat us any differently. From our first visit, we felt at home and welcomed. Nicole and Stephanie worked with us throughout this process and were both perfect. They paid attention to every detail, established great communication and tailored our wedding to suit our every need (no matter how out of the box our requests were). Our guests RAVED about the food and loved how beautiful the venue itself was. It was the perfect location for our wedding, the Palazzo ballroom will always hold a special place in our hearts.Sent on 11/26/2018
The Merion's reply:Hi Jake & Doug!
Regina · Married on 03/17/2018
From the moment we stepped through their doors we felt like the King and Queen. Our families and guests were also treated like royalty! People are still raving about our food and how great everything was. There were plenty of glamours opportunities for photos and our pictures came out stunning!Sent on 10/03/2018
Sue was our consultant and she felt like family from the first time we met. Her excitement for our wedding was so genuine and we were so grateful to have her with us that day. WE LOVE SUE!!! We also have to mention Cliff, who put some special finishing touches on our wedding and made the evening extra special. He made sure the event was perfect and made sure the Bride was satisfied!
Every one of our guests are still talking about how nice the service, food, and energy was at our wedding.
Meredith · Married on 02/11/2018
Absolutely amazing beautiful at the merion my wedding was perfect a dream come true . Food over the top fair price for what you get . My family was blown away . The staff are so nice and they make you happy Stephanie helped me so much she’s the bestSent on 02/22/2018
Melissa · Married on 12/08/2017
How do I even begin?! My wedding was on Friday, December 8, 2017, and I have been procrastinating writing this review, because every time I sit down to write it, I feel so incredibly overwhelmed with emotion! My wedding day was HANDS DOWN the absolute BEST day of my entire life thus far, and I have THE MERION to thank for this! I worked with ALYSSA Dettorre, and she went ABOVE AND BEYOND to ensure we had the most perfect day possible! From the moment I walked inside to tour the venue I got chills and goosebumps all over: I just KNEW it was special, but I was so afraid it would be too expensive. Then we sat down with Alyssa to go over the menu and pricing, and I was blown away by how affordable it is compared to similar venues, however we still did our due diligence in comparing venues: The Merion won out in every aspect each time! It is simply THE BEST event venue in all of South Jersey and Philadelphia area! They are beyond willing to accommodate your every need and desire, and they really care about making your biggests dreams a reality! They offer SO MUCH! Their cocktail hour menu is INCREDIBLE, their sit down dinner is equally incredible, all of the surprises they include for the bride and groom the day of the wedding...the list just goes on and on and on! I could shout from the mountain tops for the rest of my life how awesome this wedding venue is, and it still wouldn't be enough!!! Do yourself a favor and check this place out, because I promise you won't regret it. They are not just another wedding venue: they are in the business of making peoples DREAMS come TRUE, and they excel at it. The Merion, Vinny, and Alyssa: thank you from the bottom of my heart for your excellence, your hard work, and your heart. You are special, you are appreciated, and you deserve for God to bless your lives abundantly. Thank you, thank you, thank you! With love, Tobi and Melissa RosarioSent on 08/21/2018
Jennifer · Married on 11/12/2017
The Merion is honestly top notch!! Negotiate people, they do work with you on meeting YOUR budget. When you walk in the door the amazing stair case greets you and your guests-absolutely gorgeous! The staff is amazing, everyone is so friendly and professional. We worked with Sue-down to earth, cool ass chick! I HIGHLY recommend The Merion for your weddingSent on 11/28/2017
Robin · Married on 10/07/2017
The staff, especially, Stephanie, our coordinator, guided us through every step of the planning phase up to and including the "Big Day" for my son and daughter-in-law. The ballroom sparkled, the array of food and presention were exquisite and the service was greeted with a smile and efficiency. My family could not recommend a finer venue to hold such a special occasion!Sent on 10/15/2017
Carly · Married on 10/07/2017
Everything/everyone at The Merion was absolutely perfect. From our coordinator, to the wait staff they were extremely attentive and made our dream wedding a reality!! They made the entire process leading up to the day so simple! I would recommend Merion Caterers to ANYONE!Sent on 10/21/2017
Corine · Married on 09/16/2017
Where do I begin? If I can give The Merion 10 starts, I absolutely would. My wedding was on September 16, 2017 and it was by far the most amazing day/experience of my life. From a little girl, I always said I would get married at Merion, and boy did I make the right decision. My guests are still calling me, raving about my wedding a month later. My wedding coordinator Ariana, made sure everything was absolutely perfect and was very responsive to my non-stop calls and emails. She put my mind at ease each time I spoke to her. The entire staff went above and beyond for us and made us feel like royalty. I asked for water, I had it in my hand a second later, I asked for a cocktail, they brought me five. The amount of food was endless and unbelievably delicious. I did not even get to see half of it. The Palazzo room looked absolutely breathtaking. No detail was overlooked. It was like a dream come true. I would highly recommend the Merion to all !!! You will thank me!!!!Sent on 10/11/2017
Gianna · Married on 09/09/2017
Working with Alyssa was amazing! She was so helpful every step of the way. She felt more like a friend than a salesperson! I loved working with her and she made our entire wedding planning process so much easier! Our wedding was absolutely perfect, thanks to Alyssa and the entire Merion staff!Sent on 11/01/2017
Susie · Married on 08/05/2017
Stephanie and everyone at the Merion literally made my wedding dreams come true. I could not have asked for a more beautiful or perfect location to begin the rest of our lives. I am just hoping someone else I know has a wedding there so that I can enjoy The Merion as a guest! Every time I thought it couldn't get any better, it did. They worked perfectly with our vendors and provided exceptional service. Even though this location was about an hour and a half from the church we had our ceremony at, EVERYONE we spoke to about it who came to the wedding said it was absolutely worth it! We had so many people say it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and although I may be biased since it was my wedding I have to agree, all thanks to the Merion!Sent on 04/29/2018
Sherrie · Married on 07/22/2017
My daughter got married at the Merion in July 2017. From beginning to end, the quality of service was outstanding. From the food to the decor to the staff I had not one complaint, The amount of food during the coctail hour, dinner and dessert tables was amazing. Not only was there an overabundance but all the guests raved about the taste of everything. The price we were quoted incuded everything so the Merion did not nickel and dime us for each station. There were no hidden costs!Sent on 09/05/2017
I was concerned about being one of three weddings at the venue during the evening and our wedding coordinator from The Merion guaranteed us that we would not see other brides or guests from other weddings taking place and vice versa. This was absolutely true. I can not say enough about this venue and would highly recommend it.
Kalliopi · Married on 06/25/2017
Everything was perfect and the way we were dreaming it! We got married at the end of June at the Palace ballroom! Alyssa was awesome and she helped us with whatever she could! I wouldn't change anything!Sent on 07/10/2017
Stacie · Married on 06/24/2017
The Merion was the first and only place we looked at while searching for a wedding venue. Everything was absolutely perfect from the initial consultation to the wedding night. It all ran so smoothly and this couldn't have been possible without the help of my awesome wedding coordinator, Steph. She is very professional and personable. She takes the time to meet her clients and accommodates to their needs and requests. We had several meetings with Steph leading up to the wedding date and each time we reviewed all of the information, assuring we were all on the same track. As for the wedding, we had our reception outdoors at The North Garden. Absolutely beautiful! Cocktail hour was filled with all sorts of food which all of my guests raved about. The reception was everything we could ask for! The staff members that night were exceptional and very attentive. The dinner was delicious and dessert hour was out of this world. The whole venue itself is immaculate. You will not be disappointed by choosing The Merion! It is well worth every penny!Sent on 08/08/2017
User6306342 · 2+ years ago
Although The Merion is a little pricier than most local vendors, their food and service is incomparable.Sent on 03/09/2017
Tannis · Married on 04/01/2017
Sue and the fantastic staff at The Merion went above & beyond our expectations on our wedding day of Saturday April 1st, 2017in the chapel & The Skylight Ballroom. We were the only event at The Merion that day and the service was superb!!! All of our guests had the most amazing time with the drinks, food and enviroment!! This was my dream venue and it was everything I ever dreamed of!!! Definitely recommend The Merion!!!Sent on 05/25/2017
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Danielle · Married on 03/24/2017
Everything was AMAZING! The entire crew at The Merion makes you feel like family. We LOVED our wedding specialist, Sue and our maitre'd, Dave. Both were fantastic and made sure everything went smoothly. I can't say enough about the two of them. We highly recommend The Merion. Everything is top notch - the venue, the food, the people. Thank you again for everything and for helping to make our day even more special.Sent on 04/01/2017
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Karly · Married on 02/25/2017
I really cannot say enough wonderful things about the merion. They did an absolute fabulous job with our reception, from the first time I sat down with Alyssa to a year and half later to our wedding night. Alyssa was extremely professional and went above and beyond to fit our needs. All our guests raved and still are about how great the food and everything was at the merion. Everyone commented how great the cocktail hour was, the bacon bar was a huge hit. The Merion is not only beautiful they cater to your every needs. I don't have one single regret, except I wish I had time to eat more! The Merion is worth every penny! I can't thank Alyssa and Cliff enough!!Sent on 03/31/2017
Kristin · Married on 12/03/2016
The merion is absolutely beautiful and exceeded our expectations. The quality and quantity of food is just ridiculous...we got so many comments on how great it was. They took care of everything and made the whole process very easy.Sent on 12/31/2016