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Desmond Hotel

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

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610-296-9800

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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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Caitlin
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
The Desmond Hotel made our wedding day absolutely perfect! Throughout the planning process, any time I had a question, they were immediately answered by Kevin, Andy or Karen. I had absolutely no worries placing my wedding in their hands. They knew what we wanted and took care of the rest, even anticipating somethings before we knew we needed/wanted them. They provided a bridal suite for my girls and I to get ready. They then turned over the room for the bridal party to enjoy apps and beverages before we went into cocktail hour. The day of Karen made sure the timeline went as planned. We had an outdoor ceremony with rain looming, so timing was necessary. Afterwards, Karen made sure to get me from cocktail hour and get the reception started right away. She was amazing. My husband and I had our own waitress the night of and it was fabulous. I never had to ask for anything! During the reception, Andy was our man. He was there every step of the way. He knew I wanted to keep the party moving and people dancing all night and he made sure to keep it that way. The staff at the Desmond is beyond any other I have encountered. They love their jobs and it shows. The food was amazing, from the cocktail appetizers, to the reception meals, to the decadent dessert bar...it was impeccable. My guests are STILL talking about the food. I can't imagine having my wedding anywhere else.
The Desmond Hotel made our wedding day absolutely perfect! Throughout the planning process, any time I had a question, Read more...
The Desmond Hotel made our wedding day absolutely perfect! Throughout the planning process, any time I had a question, they were immediately answered by Kevin, Andy or Karen. I had absolutely no worries placing my wedding in their hands. They knew what we wanted and took care of the rest, even anticipating somethings before we knew we needed/wanted them. They provided a bridal suite for my girls and I to get ready. They then turned over the room for the bridal party to enjoy apps and beverages before we went into cocktail hour. The day of Karen made sure the timeline went as planned. We had an outdoor ceremony with rain looming, so timing was necessary. Afterwards, Karen made sure to get me from cocktail hour and get the reception started right away. She was amazing. My husband and I had our own waitress the night of and it was fabulous. I never had to ask for anything! During the reception, Andy was our man. He was there every step of the way. He knew I wanted to keep the party moving and people dancing all night and he made sure to keep it that way. The staff at the Desmond is beyond any other I have encountered. They love their jobs and it shows. The food was amazing, from the cocktail appetizers, to the reception meals, to the decadent dessert bar...it was impeccable. My guests are STILL talking about the food. I can't imagine having my wedding anywhere else. Read less
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Mariah
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Beautiful setting and excellent service!
Beautiful setting and excellent service!
Beautiful setting and excellent service! Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not be happier that we chose the Desmond Hotel for our wedding reception. From beginning to end of the planning process, Karen, Andy, and the entire team at the Desmond made everything completely painless. Karen was flexible and accommodating at every turn. I never felt bad asking questions or for information because she was so responsive and patient. The cocktail hour and reception rooms looked completely amazing for our special night - better than we had even hoped. Andy was there every moment making sure the night went smoothly. Our parents, my husband, and I were waited on hand and foot. We never had an empty glass. Our guests are still raving over a month later about the food. If you can, choose filet as one of your options because we were told by several people it was the best they'd ever had! All the entrees were amazing though. The staff at the Desmond gave my husband and I peace of mind throughout the planning process, which is invaluable. The exceptional service and quality you receive for the price paid is unreal. I would happily recommend this venue to anyone. I can't say enough how pleased we were. Not one detail was overlooked by the team, and we cannot thank them nearly enough to convey how much we appreciate them. Now that the big day has come and gone, I'm actually sad we will no longer be interacting with Karen and Andy! We can only hope that when we return for dinner or drinks we bump into them again.
My husband and I could not be happier that we chose the Desmond Hotel for our wedding reception. From beginning to end of Read more...
My husband and I could not be happier that we chose the Desmond Hotel for our wedding reception. From beginning to end of the planning process, Karen, Andy, and the entire team at the Desmond made everything completely painless. Karen was flexible and accommodating at every turn. I never felt bad asking questions or for information because she was so responsive and patient. The cocktail hour and reception rooms looked completely amazing for our special night - better than we had even hoped. Andy was there every moment making sure the night went smoothly. Our parents, my husband, and I were waited on hand and foot. We never had an empty glass. Our guests are still raving over a month later about the food. If you can, choose filet as one of your options because we were told by several people it was the best they'd ever had! All the entrees were amazing though. The staff at the Desmond gave my husband and I peace of mind throughout the planning process, which is invaluable. The exceptional service and quality you receive for the price paid is unreal. I would happily recommend this venue to anyone. I can't say enough how pleased we were. Not one detail was overlooked by the team, and we cannot thank them nearly enough to convey how much we appreciate them. Now that the big day has come and gone, I'm actually sad we will no longer be interacting with Karen and Andy! We can only hope that when we return for dinner or drinks we bump into them again. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/26/2014
2.7/5.0
Our wedding was held in July 2014, and while I loved my wedding since it was such a special occasion, I would not go back and hold it again at The Desmond. There are so many details that I would like to explain for a well rounded review, but I am limited here. After many back & fourth discussions and being told that things couldn't be done, just to find out that with the right pushing, they actually could, we settled on all of the details of our "big day". One of these details was an upgraded bar package for $750. The contract we signed included a brochure explicitly listing each item that would be in this upgraded list. Instead, on wedding day we received very few of them. It was incredibly embarrassing to have a beautiful "Bride & Groom Bar Favorites" sign made that was completely incorrect. After we got back from the honeymoon we called and were immediately told they knew about the problem (yet had mentioned nothing to us, hoping we wouldn't notice). They went on the defensive and told us that other similar liquors were provided (not true, and never mentioned to us before the event). After much heartache & calls to managers they agreed to give us $250 refund on the upgraded price (keep in mind that the $750 we paid was on top of the included price for alcohol). This pathetic attempt was enough for us to not want to deal with the issue anymore, but over a month later and we still have not seen any indication that they intend to refund us. Another upgrade was a dessert bar that came with an ice sculpture. The display was incredibly impressive but since the manager moved up our cake cutting time during the wedding some guests left earlier than they would have since desert had already been served. The same deserts were on display the next morning at the hotel restaurant, and the ice sculpture that was included was an endless back and fourth. Overall, dealing with an all inclusive package was just not worth having to bicker about every detail.
Our wedding was held in July 2014, and while I loved my wedding since it was such a special occasion, I would not go back Read more...
Our wedding was held in July 2014, and while I loved my wedding since it was such a special occasion, I would not go back and hold it again at The Desmond. There are so many details that I would like to explain for a well rounded review, but I am limited here. After many back & fourth discussions and being told that things couldn't be done, just to find out that with the right pushing, they actually could, we settled on all of the details of our "big day". One of these details was an upgraded bar package for $750. The contract we signed included a brochure explicitly listing each item that would be in this upgraded list. Instead, on wedding day we received very few of them. It was incredibly embarrassing to have a beautiful "Bride & Groom Bar Favorites" sign made that was completely incorrect. After we got back from the honeymoon we called and were immediately told they knew about the problem (yet had mentioned nothing to us, hoping we wouldn't notice). They went on the defensive and told us that other similar liquors were provided (not true, and never mentioned to us before the event). After much heartache & calls to managers they agreed to give us $250 refund on the upgraded price (keep in mind that the $750 we paid was on top of the included price for alcohol). This pathetic attempt was enough for us to not want to deal with the issue anymore, but over a month later and we still have not seen any indication that they intend to refund us. Another upgrade was a dessert bar that came with an ice sculpture. The display was incredibly impressive but since the manager moved up our cake cutting time during the wedding some guests left earlier than they would have since desert had already been served. The same deserts were on display the next morning at the hotel restaurant, and the ice sculpture that was included was an endless back and fourth. Overall, dealing with an all inclusive package was just not worth having to bicker about every detail. Read less
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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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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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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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
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