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Desmond Hotel

Malvern , PA

LOCATION

One Liberty Blvd.
Malvern, PA US 19355 (map)
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ABOUT US

When you choose The Desmond Hotel, your wedding celebration will become a special part of the memories you will treasure forever. Nothing is spared in our efforts to make the reception... Read more
When you choose The Desmond Hotel, your wedding celebration will become a special part of the memories you will treasure forever. Nothing is spared in our efforts to make the reception uniquely yours to share with family and friends. Our thoroughly experienced staff will help make planning a breeze by coordinating your menu, centerpieces, wedding cake, seating arrangements and overnight accommodations, all at an affordable price. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1989
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
275
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
183
Number of suites
5
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Mary Ann
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Desmond were helpful and accommodating. We were treated royally each time we were in touch with them. The food was delicious and the venue was elegant.
The staff at the Desmond were helpful and accommodating. We were treated royally each time we were in touch with them. The Read more...
The staff at the Desmond were helpful and accommodating. We were treated royally each time we were in touch with them. The food was delicious and the venue was elegant. Read less
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Mandi
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about The Desmond. We worked with Karen up until the wedding day and then Andy on the day of the wedding. They executed an amazing wedding beyond my expectations. Everyone was very responsive and accommodating to all of our needs and wishes. I would highly recommend this venue to a future couple looking for a place to get married.
I cannot say enough good things about The Desmond. We worked with Karen up until the wedding day and then Andy on the day Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about The Desmond. We worked with Karen up until the wedding day and then Andy on the day of the wedding. They executed an amazing wedding beyond my expectations. Everyone was very responsive and accommodating to all of our needs and wishes. I would highly recommend this venue to a future couple looking for a place to get married. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
The Desmond was our main hotel for our guests to stay at for our wedding. The bridal suite was gorgeous and perfect for having the bridal party get their hair and makeup done. The hotel staff was extremely attentive to all our needs. Marie and Rachel were instrumental in setting up our wedding block and accommodating as many guests as were possible.
The Desmond was our main hotel for our guests to stay at for our wedding. The bridal suite was gorgeous and perfect for Read more...
The Desmond was our main hotel for our guests to stay at for our wedding. The bridal suite was gorgeous and perfect for having the bridal party get their hair and makeup done. The hotel staff was extremely attentive to all our needs. Marie and Rachel were instrumental in setting up our wedding block and accommodating as many guests as were possible. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to express how happy we were with our recent wedding reception at The Desmond Hotel. To start, this was the first place we looked at for our reception. And after visiting a few other venues there was nothing comparable to what the Desmond had to offer in their wedding packages. Everything from centerpieces, cake, table linens, etc. were included. Of course there were charges if you wanted additional upgrades but with what they offered those upgrades were few and far between. When we went for our tasting, we were treated like royalty. You would have thought it was our actual wedding day. We tried so many foods and were given so many options. If we didn't like something foodwise, they quickly accomendated us with something else that we did like. We worked with Kevin and he made the planning process so simple. I never had to worry about anything. Once our wedding day came, we dealth with Andy at the reception. Another person we couldn't have enjoyed our day without. The food was phenomenal and the service was excellent. We hosted 200+ guests and everyone raved about all aspects of our reception. From the reception to our post wedding brunch to our hotel stay it was awesome. The only thing I would complain about is how fast the whole night went by but it was truly beyond all of our dreams.
There are not enough words to express how happy we were with our recent wedding reception at The Desmond Hotel. To start, Read more...
There are not enough words to express how happy we were with our recent wedding reception at The Desmond Hotel. To start, this was the first place we looked at for our reception. And after visiting a few other venues there was nothing comparable to what the Desmond had to offer in their wedding packages. Everything from centerpieces, cake, table linens, etc. were included. Of course there were charges if you wanted additional upgrades but with what they offered those upgrades were few and far between. When we went for our tasting, we were treated like royalty. You would have thought it was our actual wedding day. We tried so many foods and were given so many options. If we didn't like something foodwise, they quickly accomendated us with something else that we did like. We worked with Kevin and he made the planning process so simple. I never had to worry about anything. Once our wedding day came, we dealth with Andy at the reception. Another person we couldn't have enjoyed our day without. The food was phenomenal and the service was excellent. We hosted 200+ guests and everyone raved about all aspects of our reception. From the reception to our post wedding brunch to our hotel stay it was awesome. The only thing I would complain about is how fast the whole night went by but it was truly beyond all of our dreams. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Desmond was great! Everyone has talked about the excellent service and food. The ballroom is beautiful!
The Desmond was great! Everyone has talked about the excellent service and food. The ballroom is beautiful!
The Desmond was great! Everyone has talked about the excellent service and food. The ballroom is beautiful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My daughter had her dream wedding at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Malvern. Their staff was fantastic to work with and helped so much with the reception planning experience. We also had the rehearsal dinner and next day morning brunch there. The ballroom was decorated elegantly, the Conservatory and adjoining ballroom were great for the cocktail hour, the food was excellent. Everything went off perfectly. Our guests, and we had a lot of out- of- towners, were extremely impressed.
My daughter had her dream wedding at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Malvern. Their staff was fantastic to work Read more...
My daughter had her dream wedding at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Malvern. Their staff was fantastic to work with and helped so much with the reception planning experience. We also had the rehearsal dinner and next day morning brunch there. The ballroom was decorated elegantly, the Conservatory and adjoining ballroom were great for the cocktail hour, the food was excellent. Everything went off perfectly. Our guests, and we had a lot of out- of- towners, were extremely impressed. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
No matter where you have a wedding these days, you’ll spend a good deal of money. But the real value of the Desmond goes far beyond any dollar amount spent there. My husband and I have been to the Desmond countless times and we had always considered it for our own nuptials. Taking a risk, we asked about having the reception on the deck instead of the traditional ballroom. To our great surprise and happiness, we were offered the space and were introduced to the phenomenal service that we now know is just the Desmond standard.

Out of all the venues we visited, only the Desmond actually asked us what we really wanted. At no time did they just try to fit us into what “normally happens.” Instead, they listened to things we envisioned and things we wanted to avoid, and did their best to make all of those imaginings possibilities. All of the staff we dealt with was knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely welcoming. Especially as stressful as weddings can be, they consistently make you feel comfortable and confident.

They truly understand that this day isn’t about them and that they are working to make it your own. To that end, the staff can accommodate any style of couple and any planning style. For us, a more laid-back planning couple, we were seeking a place where we could trust the staff to make some of the decisions for us, a place we knew we didn’t need attend to the minutiae as it would be done impeccably anyway. When we had specific directions, the Desmond followed our thoughts and lived up to their promises. (For example, unique, fun, delicious food designed at a meeting with the Chef!) For the things we were unsure of, they led us to a good place. (Can you set up the guest book/table number area? YES! says the Desmond, and man, it looked great.)

The best example of this was their commitment to realizing our vision for the awning. As it is, the outdoor deck and awning are very beautiful. But, we wanted to add something to bring out our theme
No matter where you have a wedding these days, you’ll spend a good deal of money. But the real value of the Desmond goes Read more...
No matter where you have a wedding these days, you’ll spend a good deal of money. But the real value of the Desmond goes far beyond any dollar amount spent there. My husband and I have been to the Desmond countless times and we had always considered it for our own nuptials. Taking a risk, we asked about having the reception on the deck instead of the traditional ballroom. To our great surprise and happiness, we were offered the space and were introduced to the phenomenal service that we now know is just the Desmond standard.

Out of all the venues we visited, only the Desmond actually asked us what we really wanted. At no time did they just try to fit us into what “normally happens.” Instead, they listened to things we envisioned and things we wanted to avoid, and did their best to make all of those imaginings possibilities. All of the staff we dealt with was knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely welcoming. Especially as stressful as weddings can be, they consistently make you feel comfortable and confident.

They truly understand that this day isn’t about them and that they are working to make it your own. To that end, the staff can accommodate any style of couple and any planning style. For us, a more laid-back planning couple, we were seeking a place where we could trust the staff to make some of the decisions for us, a place we knew we didn’t need attend to the minutiae as it would be done impeccably anyway. When we had specific directions, the Desmond followed our thoughts and lived up to their promises. (For example, unique, fun, delicious food designed at a meeting with the Chef!) For the things we were unsure of, they led us to a good place. (Can you set up the guest book/table number area? YES! says the Desmond, and man, it looked great.)

The best example of this was their commitment to realizing our vision for the awning. As it is, the outdoor deck and awning are very beautiful. But, we wanted to add something to bring out our theme Read less
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ashley
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
The Desmond Hotel was an awesome choice for our friends, relatives and bridal party to go after our wedding. The shuttle bus was the best service. This is one of the reasons for selecting the Desmond. THank You
The Desmond Hotel was an awesome choice for our friends, relatives and bridal party to go after our wedding. The shuttle Read more...
The Desmond Hotel was an awesome choice for our friends, relatives and bridal party to go after our wedding. The shuttle bus was the best service. This is one of the reasons for selecting the Desmond. THank You Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
So many of our guests called my parents or told my husband and me what a spectacular wedding we had and we owe most of it to the Desmond. Kevin was amazing throughout the whole planning process and whenever I felt the need to stress out, he immediately calmed me down and answered my lists of questions quickly and easily. The food was terrific and there was so much of it. The dessert table was exquisite. The staff was wonderful to all the guests and treated the bridal party and our parents' tables like royalty. We have been to so many weddings where the meal drags on cuts into the party time; the staff at the Desmond kept things moving so we could get the party started on the dance floor. I have absolutely no complaints about the Desmond and only hope to be invited to a wedding there, so I can be a guest and not the host this time!
So many of our guests called my parents or told my husband and me what a spectacular wedding we had and we owe most of it Read more...
So many of our guests called my parents or told my husband and me what a spectacular wedding we had and we owe most of it to the Desmond. Kevin was amazing throughout the whole planning process and whenever I felt the need to stress out, he immediately calmed me down and answered my lists of questions quickly and easily. The food was terrific and there was so much of it. The dessert table was exquisite. The staff was wonderful to all the guests and treated the bridal party and our parents' tables like royalty. We have been to so many weddings where the meal drags on cuts into the party time; the staff at the Desmond kept things moving so we could get the party started on the dance floor. I have absolutely no complaints about the Desmond and only hope to be invited to a wedding there, so I can be a guest and not the host this time! Read less
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lilrunner25
Wedding:
6/25/2005
5.0/5.0
Everything was wonderful at the Desmond to make our wedding a beautiful day. The wedding planner was amazing, always in touch and completely responsive. I have only great things to say about this venue.
Everything was wonderful at the Desmond to make our wedding a beautiful day. The wedding planner was amazing, always in Read more...
Everything was wonderful at the Desmond to make our wedding a beautiful day. The wedding planner was amazing, always in touch and completely responsive. I have only great things to say about this venue. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen Eubanks and her staff were especially helpful in both planning and execution of the welcome dinner and wedding brunch. The hotel itself is lovely. Menus were broad enough to satisfy all tastes. Bar arrangements were flexible. Our guests were comfortable in their rooms.
Can't say enough good things about The Desmond.
Karen Eubanks and her staff were especially helpful in both planning and execution of the welcome dinner and wedding Read more...
Karen Eubanks and her staff were especially helpful in both planning and execution of the welcome dinner and wedding brunch. The hotel itself is lovely. Menus were broad enough to satisfy all tastes. Bar arrangements were flexible. Our guests were comfortable in their rooms.
Can't say enough good things about The Desmond. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
I would recommed the Desmond Hotel to anyone who is have a special function. The staff was very accomadating and nice. I choose a package which include the wedding cake and a lunch. The food was hot and delicious. The cake was beautiful and elegant. Everyone had a fabulous time and said it was the best reception they have ever been to.
I would recommed the Desmond Hotel to anyone who is have a special function. The staff was very accomadating and nice. I Read more...
I would recommed the Desmond Hotel to anyone who is have a special function. The staff was very accomadating and nice. I choose a package which include the wedding cake and a lunch. The food was hot and delicious. The cake was beautiful and elegant. Everyone had a fabulous time and said it was the best reception they have ever been to. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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claremontroad
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
We had an absolutely flawless experience at the Desmond for our wedding reception. Kevin was amazing when I was booking the space and had a million questions; Karen was efficient and helpful every step of the way when choosing our menu and putting together the timeline for our evening. The ballroom looked incredible and the staff were so friendly and wonderful. They made our wedding day so memorable and I would recommend The Desmond to anyone looking to have a reception in a hotel venue that will allow your guests to stay just a few floors away.
We had an absolutely flawless experience at the Desmond for our wedding reception. Kevin was amazing when I was booking Read more...
We had an absolutely flawless experience at the Desmond for our wedding reception. Kevin was amazing when I was booking the space and had a million questions; Karen was efficient and helpful every step of the way when choosing our menu and putting together the timeline for our evening. The ballroom looked incredible and the staff were so friendly and wonderful. They made our wedding day so memorable and I would recommend The Desmond to anyone looking to have a reception in a hotel venue that will allow your guests to stay just a few floors away. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Fantastic place for a wedding! The whole staff was wonderful and Karen was amazing. She was so easy to get along with and made sure everything went flawless. We had our ceremony and reception there and I couldn't have been happier. Everything was absolutely beautiful and the outdoors pictures were perfect. Definitely a great place a wedding and an amazing staff!
Fantastic place for a wedding! The whole staff was wonderful and Karen was amazing. She was so easy to get along with and Read more...
Fantastic place for a wedding! The whole staff was wonderful and Karen was amazing. She was so easy to get along with and made sure everything went flawless. We had our ceremony and reception there and I couldn't have been happier. Everything was absolutely beautiful and the outdoors pictures were perfect. Definitely a great place a wedding and an amazing staff! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
The Desmond Hotel truly is a top-notch venue for a wedding reception. Our coordinator, Karen, was extremely easy to work with. She returned e-mails and phone calls and helped us answer all of our questions in a super timely fashion. The day of our wedding we had no worries! The banquet manager was accommodating to all of our guests and any request we made it was done perfectly! Needless to say, it was great that a lot of our guests stayed right on the premise and were able to enjoy the planned after party on the deck following the reception!
The Desmond Hotel truly is a top-notch venue for a wedding reception. Our coordinator, Karen, was extremely easy to work Read more...
The Desmond Hotel truly is a top-notch venue for a wedding reception. Our coordinator, Karen, was extremely easy to work with. She returned e-mails and phone calls and helped us answer all of our questions in a super timely fashion. The day of our wedding we had no worries! The banquet manager was accommodating to all of our guests and any request we made it was done perfectly! Needless to say, it was great that a lot of our guests stayed right on the premise and were able to enjoy the planned after party on the deck following the reception! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/2/2013
4.9/5.0
No one, and I mean no one, is more awesome than Kevin K at the Desmond. From minute 1, Kevin was on our side, wanted to understand our vision for our wedding, and our needs, and worked to accommodate them in a way that worked with our budget. Kevin was on top of every single detail, and not one thing was out of place. On the night of the wedding, Kevin, Keven and Andy were just so perfect with everything we needed, every question we had, everything we asked for.

The food was incredible at our tasting, and even better at our reception. The steak was cooked perfectly, and my Baltimore husband and MIL approve of the crab cake (actual crab, and less filler!). From the appetizers (which you didn't have to chase down), to the dessert, everything was plentiful and delicious. They were incredibly accommodating for our bar.

And the service is exceptional - everyone seems very happy to do their jobs, to help you, and no one acts like any request is a burden. The servers were so attentive to our guests, and no one was kept waiting. We kept the bar open until 2am, and even the bartender was kind and had a smile on his face all night, even after we had to usher our guests to bed after last call.

Every venue we looked at was very nice. I'm sure they would've been just fine. But The Desmond was exceptional - and that's what we wanted for our wedding!
No one, and I mean no one, is more awesome than Kevin K at the Desmond. From minute 1, Kevin was on our side, wanted to Read more...
No one, and I mean no one, is more awesome than Kevin K at the Desmond. From minute 1, Kevin was on our side, wanted to understand our vision for our wedding, and our needs, and worked to accommodate them in a way that worked with our budget. Kevin was on top of every single detail, and not one thing was out of place. On the night of the wedding, Kevin, Keven and Andy were just so perfect with everything we needed, every question we had, everything we asked for.

The food was incredible at our tasting, and even better at our reception. The steak was cooked perfectly, and my Baltimore husband and MIL approve of the crab cake (actual crab, and less filler!). From the appetizers (which you didn't have to chase down), to the dessert, everything was plentiful and delicious. They were incredibly accommodating for our bar.

And the service is exceptional - everyone seems very happy to do their jobs, to help you, and no one acts like any request is a burden. The servers were so attentive to our guests, and no one was kept waiting. We kept the bar open until 2am, and even the bartender was kind and had a smile on his face all night, even after we had to usher our guests to bed after last call.

Every venue we looked at was very nice. I'm sure they would've been just fine. But The Desmond was exceptional - and that's what we wanted for our wedding! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.8/5.0
The Desmond was absolutely wonderful! They took care of everything for me including securing the cards, taking gifts to our room, answering questions and being flexible for all the last minute changes. Also, everyone keeps raving about the food. It was delicious!
The Desmond was absolutely wonderful! They took care of everything for me including securing the cards, taking gifts to Read more...
The Desmond was absolutely wonderful! They took care of everything for me including securing the cards, taking gifts to our room, answering questions and being flexible for all the last minute changes. Also, everyone keeps raving about the food. It was delicious! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.9/5.0
This was a great wedding, but for being on the main line and competing with the other hotels in the area, the Desmond has some upkeep to do. The bathrooms that you use for the wedding outside the ballroom are horrendous. They need a total transformation before I ever recommend a friend for booking. Second, no one enjoys that wallpaper. It's not as much of a turn-off as the gross bathroom situation, but a quick project to tear it down and paint would go a loooong way.
This was a great wedding, but for being on the main line and competing with the other hotels in the area, the Desmond has Read more...
This was a great wedding, but for being on the main line and competing with the other hotels in the area, the Desmond has some upkeep to do. The bathrooms that you use for the wedding outside the ballroom are horrendous. They need a total transformation before I ever recommend a friend for booking. Second, no one enjoys that wallpaper. It's not as much of a turn-off as the gross bathroom situation, but a quick project to tear it down and paint would go a loooong way. Read less
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