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The Merion

Cinnaminson , NJ

LOCATION

1301 route 130 south
Cinnaminson, NJ US 08077 (map)
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ABOUT US

The Merion - South Jersey’s premiere full service catering and special events facility is an exquisite European designed masterpiece. With majestic classical elements including marbled... Read more
The Merion - South Jersey’s premiere full service catering and special events facility is an exquisite European designed masterpiece. With majestic classical elements including marbled columns, ornate crystal chandeliers, and a grand spiral staircase, The Merion will leave your guest’s breathless. Known for their innovative culinary style, the Merion continues its extraordinary reputation with its presentation of delicious cuisine at every event. Served by professional, white-gloved attendants every detail is considered to ensure your affair is truly distinctive and memorable. Offering Off Premise Catering, the Merion can plan your event with that special place in mind. Your Place or Ours! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1963
When was your venue last renovated?
2006
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
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
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1963
When was your venue last renovated?
2006
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
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
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Donald
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I will highly recommend the Merion for your wedding for there professionalism, quality, care , superb food, responsiveness and overall value.
The Wedding planner, Denyse DeSilvestro is the greatest person one can ever work with in planning your wedding day. Our wedding was handled with the greatest care, professionalism
and Denyse's personal touch will be what seals the deal for you.
Putting the wedding in her hands is care free and you will not be disappointed with Denyse or the Merion.
I will highly recommend the Merion for your wedding for there professionalism, quality, care , superb food, responsiveness Read more...
I will highly recommend the Merion for your wedding for there professionalism, quality, care , superb food, responsiveness and overall value.
The Wedding planner, Denyse DeSilvestro is the greatest person one can ever work with in planning your wedding day. Our wedding was handled with the greatest care, professionalism
and Denyse's personal touch will be what seals the deal for you.
Putting the wedding in her hands is care free and you will not be disappointed with Denyse or the Merion. Read less
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Doris
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot give enough praise to Vinnie Mazzella and Denyse DiSilvestri, event coordinator for the outstanding service given for our daughters wedding. Our guests cannot stop talking about the Palace Room, the Merion itself, the food and the awesome staff who catered to our guests. We are forever grateful for the fairytale wedding we were able to give our daughter thanks to you both and your team! Love you guys!!
I cannot give enough praise to Vinnie Mazzella and Denyse DiSilvestri, event coordinator for the outstanding service given Read more...
I cannot give enough praise to Vinnie Mazzella and Denyse DiSilvestri, event coordinator for the outstanding service given for our daughters wedding. Our guests cannot stop talking about the Palace Room, the Merion itself, the food and the awesome staff who catered to our guests. We are forever grateful for the fairytale wedding we were able to give our daughter thanks to you both and your team! Love you guys!! Read less
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James
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
My new wife and I got married at The Merion this past weekend. We could not have been any happier with how everything went. All of the staff was so helpful and gracious. The food was some of the best I've ever had! I would highly recommend this venue for anyone that is looking in the southern New Jersey area for a wedding venue.
My new wife and I got married at The Merion this past weekend. We could not have been any happier with how everything Read more...
My new wife and I got married at The Merion this past weekend. We could not have been any happier with how everything went. All of the staff was so helpful and gracious. The food was some of the best I've ever had! I would highly recommend this venue for anyone that is looking in the southern New Jersey area for a wedding venue. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
8/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding ceremony & reception at the Merion. This organization is first class all the way and will really make you feel like you get your money's worth. The food was amazing and I was able to make sure there was something for every guest. The venue itself is simply breathtaking and beautiful no matter where you are on the premises. Stephanie and Jim were really great and know how to get things done the right way so you dont have to stress about anything that day. You wont regret having your wedding at the Merion, I could not have been happier.
I just had my wedding ceremony & reception at the Merion. This organization is first class all the way and will really Read more...
I just had my wedding ceremony & reception at the Merion. This organization is first class all the way and will really make you feel like you get your money's worth. The food was amazing and I was able to make sure there was something for every guest. The venue itself is simply breathtaking and beautiful no matter where you are on the premises. Stephanie and Jim were really great and know how to get things done the right way so you dont have to stress about anything that day. You wont regret having your wedding at the Merion, I could not have been happier. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Meghan
Wedding:
7/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm in awe at the event The Merion put on for our wedding. It was filled with surprises that I didn't even know to expect and they made the evening even more spectacular then we had planned. The food was beyond amazing and we are still getting compliments on our cocktail hour and stations style dinner (chocolate bacon!?!) Steph Lewis worked with my husband and I from day one to take care of every detail and was incredibly attentive and responsive along the whole process every time we had planning questions for her. She was superb - helped us to get special beer and cocktails for our New Orleans themed wedding. The food manager was amazing - they developed a specialized New Orleans/cajun station that was out of this world in addition to their typical amazing stations. This venue is NOT the typical dry and bland wedding food - everything from pasta to chicken is delicious!!!

The night of the wedding Tim and Mel made the evening amazing. Their attentive service and kindness was felt throughout our entire families. The Merion itself is beautiful which allowed for an amazing canvas for our photographer. My husband and I wish we could go to The Merion for another event to appreciate all over again because from the planning stage until the day of the wedding they were awesome!!
I'm in awe at the event The Merion put on for our wedding. It was filled with surprises that I didn't even know to expect Read more...
I'm in awe at the event The Merion put on for our wedding. It was filled with surprises that I didn't even know to expect and they made the evening even more spectacular then we had planned. The food was beyond amazing and we are still getting compliments on our cocktail hour and stations style dinner (chocolate bacon!?!) Steph Lewis worked with my husband and I from day one to take care of every detail and was incredibly attentive and responsive along the whole process every time we had planning questions for her. She was superb - helped us to get special beer and cocktails for our New Orleans themed wedding. The food manager was amazing - they developed a specialized New Orleans/cajun station that was out of this world in addition to their typical amazing stations. This venue is NOT the typical dry and bland wedding food - everything from pasta to chicken is delicious!!!

The night of the wedding Tim and Mel made the evening amazing. Their attentive service and kindness was felt throughout our entire families. The Merion itself is beautiful which allowed for an amazing canvas for our photographer. My husband and I wish we could go to The Merion for another event to appreciate all over again because from the planning stage until the day of the wedding they were awesome!! Read less
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Barry
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything and everyone that works there not only met but exceeded our expectations!
Everything and everyone that works there not only met but exceeded our expectations!
Everything and everyone that works there not only met but exceeded our expectations! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Merion! Stephanie was our coordinator. She was awesome from beginning to end!!!! Our guests raved about the venue, the food as well as the top notch service! Can't wait to be a guest to get the full experience you miss out on when you are the bride and groom....
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Merion! Stephanie was our coordinator. She was awesome from beginning to Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Merion! Stephanie was our coordinator. She was awesome from beginning to end!!!! Our guests raved about the venue, the food as well as the top notch service! Can't wait to be a guest to get the full experience you miss out on when you are the bride and groom.... Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding in The Palace Ballroom this June. I can not say not say enough good things about my experience with the wedding. Everything and anything that I had requested, they met my every need. The food was excellent, the venue itself was beautiful, and all of the help from Sue & Denise was beyond helpful. Guests are still raving about the 30+ food options that were served at the cocktail hour and the great meals that were served at dinner. Every staff member at The Merion worked to help make my day perfect (especially Sue & Denise!). The venue itself is breathtaking and I VERY HIGHLY recommend using this as your wedding venue!!
I recently had my wedding in The Palace Ballroom this June. I can not say not say enough good things about my experience Read more...
I recently had my wedding in The Palace Ballroom this June. I can not say not say enough good things about my experience with the wedding. Everything and anything that I had requested, they met my every need. The food was excellent, the venue itself was beautiful, and all of the help from Sue & Denise was beyond helpful. Guests are still raving about the 30+ food options that were served at the cocktail hour and the great meals that were served at dinner. Every staff member at The Merion worked to help make my day perfect (especially Sue & Denise!). The venue itself is breathtaking and I VERY HIGHLY recommend using this as your wedding venue!! Read less
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Susan and Gerry
Wedding:
6/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding ceremony and reception was held at The Merion on Father's Day, 2014 and a more beautiful present could not have been wished for our family. Everything was absolutely perfect. Our wedding coordinator, Ms. Stephanie Lewis was provided by The Merion.

Who needs a wedding planner when you have people like her and the rest of the Merion staff to handle the details. Now almost a month later, our guests and family are still talking about our affair. The most wonderful thing was everyone, even the bridal party, parents and bride and groom had an absolutely magnificent time.

Our only regret - we unfortunately, never got to the cocktail hour, which I understand was truly amazing. The food at dinner (sit down) was excellent. The staff handled everything expertly.

The price was considerably more reasonable than most venues for what we received. And it goes without saying that the atmosphere is absolutely amazing.

I would recommend the Merion to anyone for any affair.

Thank you Susan and Gerry McGowan, Cherry Hill, NJ.
Our daughter's wedding ceremony and reception was held at The Merion on Father's Day, 2014 and a more beautiful present Read more...
Our daughter's wedding ceremony and reception was held at The Merion on Father's Day, 2014 and a more beautiful present could not have been wished for our family. Everything was absolutely perfect. Our wedding coordinator, Ms. Stephanie Lewis was provided by The Merion.

Who needs a wedding planner when you have people like her and the rest of the Merion staff to handle the details. Now almost a month later, our guests and family are still talking about our affair. The most wonderful thing was everyone, even the bridal party, parents and bride and groom had an absolutely magnificent time.

Our only regret - we unfortunately, never got to the cocktail hour, which I understand was truly amazing. The food at dinner (sit down) was excellent. The staff handled everything expertly.

The price was considerably more reasonable than most venues for what we received. And it goes without saying that the atmosphere is absolutely amazing.

I would recommend the Merion to anyone for any affair.

Thank you Susan and Gerry McGowan, Cherry Hill, NJ. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/15/2014
5.0/5.0
The best ever. Stephanie was awesome with everything the staff was fantastic.
The best ever. Stephanie was awesome with everything the staff was fantastic.
The best ever. Stephanie was awesome with everything the staff was fantastic. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
June 2014 wedding at The Merion posted 7/7/2014

From the moment we stepped into The Merion, my husband and I knew that we needed to have our reception there. We were shown every inch of the hall during our first visit by the owner himself--we saw all of the ballrooms, the bridal suites, and even the kitchen. The entire building is immaculate, opulent, and elegant-what more could you ask for? Every ballroom has a unique feel and there is definitely something for every taste. We ended up choosing the Skylight Ballroom and could not be happier that we did! It is beyond gorgeous and just has that "wow" factor we were looking for. We had 225 guests and the room felt full, but not crowded (the room can actually hold much more than that). Our contact at The Merion throughout the planning process was Stephanie-she was amazing and made everything easy and seamless-She even gave me great recommendations for a DJ and a designer to do our menus, church programs, etc. The day of the wedding couldn't have gone smoother. The Merion staff made it so we didn't have to worry about a thing, except enjoying ourselves (and eating-they brought us extra food even after cocktail hour was done. And then they gave us 4 entrees and all sorts of desserts to take home with us!!) Which brings me to my next point...the FOOD. The abundance and the quality still has our guests raving, weeks later. We're talking more cocktail hour stations then you know what to do with (and one of ours was a BACON BAR...need I say more?), a 4 course dinner, and then a giant Venetian hour. My only regret of the night is that I didn't eat more :) And then after (and during) dinner, we danced all night on the beautiful dance floor under the glass dome—it's pretty much the perfect size for a dance floor. So, definitely consider The Merion for your wedding reception venue...and then invite me, so I can eat more of the food!!
June 2014 wedding at The Merion posted 7/7/2014

From the moment we stepped into The Merion, my husband and I knew Read more...
June 2014 wedding at The Merion posted 7/7/2014

From the moment we stepped into The Merion, my husband and I knew that we needed to have our reception there. We were shown every inch of the hall during our first visit by the owner himself--we saw all of the ballrooms, the bridal suites, and even the kitchen. The entire building is immaculate, opulent, and elegant-what more could you ask for? Every ballroom has a unique feel and there is definitely something for every taste. We ended up choosing the Skylight Ballroom and could not be happier that we did! It is beyond gorgeous and just has that "wow" factor we were looking for. We had 225 guests and the room felt full, but not crowded (the room can actually hold much more than that). Our contact at The Merion throughout the planning process was Stephanie-she was amazing and made everything easy and seamless-She even gave me great recommendations for a DJ and a designer to do our menus, church programs, etc. The day of the wedding couldn't have gone smoother. The Merion staff made it so we didn't have to worry about a thing, except enjoying ourselves (and eating-they brought us extra food even after cocktail hour was done. And then they gave us 4 entrees and all sorts of desserts to take home with us!!) Which brings me to my next point...the FOOD. The abundance and the quality still has our guests raving, weeks later. We're talking more cocktail hour stations then you know what to do with (and one of ours was a BACON BAR...need I say more?), a 4 course dinner, and then a giant Venetian hour. My only regret of the night is that I didn't eat more :) And then after (and during) dinner, we danced all night on the beautiful dance floor under the glass dome—it's pretty much the perfect size for a dance floor. So, definitely consider The Merion for your wedding reception venue...and then invite me, so I can eat more of the food!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had both our ceremony and reception at The Merion and can't say enough wonderful things about this amazing venue. Our guests are still talking about the quality and abundance of food. Everything was delicious and beautifully displayed. Sue was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her expertise and professionalism are top-notch. She took care of everything, so we could just enjoy the day. I highly recommend this venue to all of my friends just as it was recommended to me. The Merion is truly a first class facility!!
We had both our ceremony and reception at The Merion and can't say enough wonderful things about this amazing venue. Our Read more...
We had both our ceremony and reception at The Merion and can't say enough wonderful things about this amazing venue. Our guests are still talking about the quality and abundance of food. Everything was delicious and beautifully displayed. Sue was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her expertise and professionalism are top-notch. She took care of everything, so we could just enjoy the day. I highly recommend this venue to all of my friends just as it was recommended to me. The Merion is truly a first class facility!! Read less
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regina
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
The Merion provided us with a once in a lifetime experience. They went above and beyond to see that our wedding day was exceptionally perfect. The moment we walked in the door it was all about the bride & groom. My now husband said he felt like a royal for the day. the food spread, the experienced team of coordinators and staff had every detail perfect. the food was amazing and the guest left speechless- all they will say leaving your wedding is how full they are and how it was the best wedding they had ever been too!!! I recommend this venue to any bride or person hosting a large party!!!

Thank you!!
bride & groom
The Merion provided us with a once in a lifetime experience. They went above and beyond to see that our wedding day was Read more...
The Merion provided us with a once in a lifetime experience. They went above and beyond to see that our wedding day was exceptionally perfect. The moment we walked in the door it was all about the bride & groom. My now husband said he felt like a royal for the day. the food spread, the experienced team of coordinators and staff had every detail perfect. the food was amazing and the guest left speechless- all they will say leaving your wedding is how full they are and how it was the best wedding they had ever been too!!! I recommend this venue to any bride or person hosting a large party!!!

Thank you!!
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Magy
Wedding:
5/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Can I just say WOW! My husband and I are sooo happy that we chose to have our wedding at the Merion. They were amazingggg, beyond our expectations. The Merion provided excellent service, the kindest staff, phenomenal food, and of course gorgeous facilities. They were by far our favorite vendor. Stephanie was our wedding coordinator, basically our superman. From day one, she was so down to earth and understanding. She made the process so smooth. I remember we went to over 12 top reception halls in NJ, and the Merion was the only one that fit all our checklist requirements. I am so thankful to have had Stephanie in this process. Stephanie, Vinny (one of the owners), operations manager, every member of their staff is just wow. Words cannot express how sincere and astounding they all are. All my guests left the wedding talking about how beautiful the place is, the quality of food, and the service. I am a very tough critic, and I have nothing bad to say about the Merion. Everything you want for your wedding you will find at the Merion.
Can I just say WOW! My husband and I are sooo happy that we chose to have our wedding at the Merion. They were amazingggg, Read more...
Can I just say WOW! My husband and I are sooo happy that we chose to have our wedding at the Merion. They were amazingggg, beyond our expectations. The Merion provided excellent service, the kindest staff, phenomenal food, and of course gorgeous facilities. They were by far our favorite vendor. Stephanie was our wedding coordinator, basically our superman. From day one, she was so down to earth and understanding. She made the process so smooth. I remember we went to over 12 top reception halls in NJ, and the Merion was the only one that fit all our checklist requirements. I am so thankful to have had Stephanie in this process. Stephanie, Vinny (one of the owners), operations manager, every member of their staff is just wow. Words cannot express how sincere and astounding they all are. All my guests left the wedding talking about how beautiful the place is, the quality of food, and the service. I am a very tough critic, and I have nothing bad to say about the Merion. Everything you want for your wedding you will find at the Merion. Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I never dreamed that I could have such an elegant wedding until I met with the friendly staff at the Merion.
Stephanie our wedding coordinator was so helpful and made sure all my worries were handled.
From the food to the staff our night was magical. The Merion out did themselves with all the finishing touches that made our event so memorable.
Never did we feel like we weren't important but were always made to feel like a king and queen.

I would highly recommend The Merion to all the brides and grooms out there.
I never dreamed that I could have such an elegant wedding until I met with the friendly staff at the Merion.
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I never dreamed that I could have such an elegant wedding until I met with the friendly staff at the Merion.
Stephanie our wedding coordinator was so helpful and made sure all my worries were handled.
From the food to the staff our night was magical. The Merion out did themselves with all the finishing touches that made our event so memorable.
Never did we feel like we weren't important but were always made to feel like a king and queen.

I would highly recommend The Merion to all the brides and grooms out there. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot believe how this venue has changed since I got married there 42 years ago. First of all, our wedding coordinator, Sue Aita, was absolutely incredible. She was with us all the way. She would tell us what would go with what we wanted or if she didn't like it. She is extremely personable and knowledgeable. I was told that she has been at The Merion the longest and I can see why. My daughter and I were lucky to get Sue for our wedding coordinator. The wedding at The Merion was everything I imagined it and more. A spectacular venue for a wedding!
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I cannot believe how this venue has changed since I got married there 42 years ago. First of all, our wedding coordinator, Sue Aita, was absolutely incredible. She was with us all the way. She would tell us what would go with what we wanted or if she didn't like it. She is extremely personable and knowledgeable. I was told that she has been at The Merion the longest and I can see why. My daughter and I were lucky to get Sue for our wedding coordinator. The wedding at The Merion was everything I imagined it and more. A spectacular venue for a wedding! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
3/14/2014
5.0/5.0
The Merion is the best place to have a nice classy/elegant wedding. From the ceremony until my kicking my family out after the DJ has stopped playing and was packing up:) I knew from my first visit to the Merion that it was my wedding venue. And they did not let me down. They were flexible with my menu. And Sue is a doll to work with. She is very personable. She made sure that I was ok with everything every step of the way. Tim(my maitre d) and the other Merion staff was great. Loved Loved Loved my wedding day. I wish someone will invite me to an event at the Merion. I'd like to sit back and enjoy.
The Merion is the best place to have a nice classy/elegant wedding. From the ceremony until my kicking my family out after Read more...
The Merion is the best place to have a nice classy/elegant wedding. From the ceremony until my kicking my family out after the DJ has stopped playing and was packing up:) I knew from my first visit to the Merion that it was my wedding venue. And they did not let me down. They were flexible with my menu. And Sue is a doll to work with. She is very personable. She made sure that I was ok with everything every step of the way. Tim(my maitre d) and the other Merion staff was great. Loved Loved Loved my wedding day. I wish someone will invite me to an event at the Merion. I'd like to sit back and enjoy. Read less
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karen
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased with how my wedding was handled without me(bride) worrying about just what I needed done. Friendly, comfortable, and helpful to the end.
I was very pleased with how my wedding was handled without me(bride) worrying about just what I needed done. Friendly, Read more...
I was very pleased with how my wedding was handled without me(bride) worrying about just what I needed done. Friendly, comfortable, and helpful to the end. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect! They made my wedding beautiful and the good and service was impeccable!
Everything was perfect! They made my wedding beautiful and the good and service was impeccable!
Everything was perfect! They made my wedding beautiful and the good and service was impeccable! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything we ever dreamed of!....cannot say a bad thing about this place....all of our guests still cannot stop talking about the venue, food, service,decor of the merion.....I'm so sad my wedding is over I want to go back to that night again so badly
Everything we ever dreamed of!....cannot say a bad thing about this place....all of our guests still cannot stop talking Read more...
Everything we ever dreamed of!....cannot say a bad thing about this place....all of our guests still cannot stop talking about the venue, food, service,decor of the merion.....I'm so sad my wedding is over I want to go back to that night again so badly Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I am not sure there is anything I could say that has not already been said by other reviews. I knew the instant we saw the Merion that it would be the place we would celebrate our wedding. We were fortunate to book to Skylight room and work with Sue to coordinate our special day. She was professional and quick to respond to all the questions that we had. I knew we were in good hands as the day approached. We and all of our guests that day felt that they were treated like royalty! The service far exceeded all expectations that we had and everyone continues to rave about the venue, the food, and the service. Our maître d for the evening, Don, was beyond accommodating to my husband and I, and he made sure we were ready for all the events of the evening! I knew that our wedding will be talked about for years and years to come. I can only hope we get to attend a wedding as a guest so that we can thoroughly enjoy all the food!
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I am not sure there is anything I could say that has not already been said by other reviews. I knew the instant we saw the Merion that it would be the place we would celebrate our wedding. We were fortunate to book to Skylight room and work with Sue to coordinate our special day. She was professional and quick to respond to all the questions that we had. I knew we were in good hands as the day approached. We and all of our guests that day felt that they were treated like royalty! The service far exceeded all expectations that we had and everyone continues to rave about the venue, the food, and the service. Our maître d for the evening, Don, was beyond accommodating to my husband and I, and he made sure we were ready for all the events of the evening! I knew that our wedding will be talked about for years and years to come. I can only hope we get to attend a wedding as a guest so that we can thoroughly enjoy all the food! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter got married at The Merion on New Year's Eve, 2013, and friends are still raving about the event! Denyse Disilvestro and her staff did a superb job of making our daughter and son-in-law's evening wedding and celebration a magical experience! Classy, elegant, opulant, but not over the top! Gorgeously decorated for the holidays. The food was extraordinary! Its presentation, from the fabulous cocktail hour through the dessert, was unbelievable!
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Our daughter got married at The Merion on New Year's Eve, 2013, and friends are still raving about the event! Denyse Disilvestro and her staff did a superb job of making our daughter and son-in-law's evening wedding and celebration a magical experience! Classy, elegant, opulant, but not over the top! Gorgeously decorated for the holidays. The food was extraordinary! Its presentation, from the fabulous cocktail hour through the dessert, was unbelievable! Read less
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Amro
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone at The Merion was fabulous to work with. Denyse was a great coordinator, very very patient and flexible with both our parents’ requests. The food was out of this world and the service was wonderful. The event staff was wonderful and very responsive and quick to our requests. The whole night was like a dream and thank you to The Merion for helping create it! We actually loved our engagement party at the Merion so much, that we booked another ballroom for the Wedding!!
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Everyone at The Merion was fabulous to work with. Denyse was a great coordinator, very very patient and flexible with both our parents’ requests. The food was out of this world and the service was wonderful. The event staff was wonderful and very responsive and quick to our requests. The whole night was like a dream and thank you to The Merion for helping create it! We actually loved our engagement party at the Merion so much, that we booked another ballroom for the Wedding!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Absolutely the best and then some. My coordinator Sue was wonderful to work with. Everything came together so beautifully. Thanks so much to everyone at The Merion.
Absolutely the best and then some. My coordinator Sue was wonderful to work with. Everything came together so beautifully. Read more...
Absolutely the best and then some. My coordinator Sue was wonderful to work with. Everything came together so beautifully. Thanks so much to everyone at The Merion. Read less
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Ally
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Sue Aita was our coordinator and she was fabulous. We had an excellent experience at the Merion - they made everything easy and straightforward. The day of the wedding, everything was taken care of and I did not have to worry about a thing, which was exactly what I wanted. Would highly recommend them to anyone - our wedding was perfect.
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Sue Aita was our coordinator and she was fabulous. We had an excellent experience at the Merion - they made everything easy and straightforward. The day of the wedding, everything was taken care of and I did not have to worry about a thing, which was exactly what I wanted. Would highly recommend them to anyone - our wedding was perfect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Merion did an absolutely fantastic job for our wedding!! We here nothing but rave reviews even 8 months later as to how incredible the food was and guests keep telling us it's the best wedding they have ever been to! Thank you for giving us the wedding of our dreams!!!
Merion did an absolutely fantastic job for our wedding!! We here nothing but rave reviews even 8 months later as to how Read more...
Merion did an absolutely fantastic job for our wedding!! We here nothing but rave reviews even 8 months later as to how incredible the food was and guests keep telling us it's the best wedding they have ever been to! Thank you for giving us the wedding of our dreams!!! Read less
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Angelica
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone at The Merion was fabulous to work with. Sue was a great coordinator, very patient and flexible with all of my mothers requests. The food was out of this world and the service was wonderful. Diane the pastry chef created a masterpiece from my vague request. The whole night was like a dream and thank you to The Merion for helping create it!
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Everyone at The Merion was fabulous to work with. Sue was a great coordinator, very patient and flexible with all of my mothers requests. The food was out of this world and the service was wonderful. Diane the pastry chef created a masterpiece from my vague request. The whole night was like a dream and thank you to The Merion for helping create it! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
All I can honestly say is I had my dream wedding at The Merion. Ask anyone of my 200 guests, and they will tell you it's the place to have your wedding. Everything was perfect and the food was phenomenal.
All I can honestly say is I had my dream wedding at The Merion. Ask anyone of my 200 guests, and they will tell you it's Read more...
All I can honestly say is I had my dream wedding at The Merion. Ask anyone of my 200 guests, and they will tell you it's the place to have your wedding. Everything was perfect and the food was phenomenal. Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything went perfect! They offer discounts for Sunday night weddings. No other vendor we looked at offered as much as The Merion does and they were all more expensive. We had the best wedding!
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Everything went perfect! They offer discounts for Sunday night weddings. No other vendor we looked at offered as much as The Merion does and they were all more expensive. We had the best wedding! Read less
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Deandra
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
The Merion went over the moon and back for us. You just can't imagine how much food, care, and professionalism that goes into their weddings until you experience it. It's been 2 1/2 weeks since our wedding and we still have friends and family commenting and raving over The Merion. Everything from the ceremony to the skylight ballroom was perfect.
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The Merion went over the moon and back for us. You just can't imagine how much food, care, and professionalism that goes into their weddings until you experience it. It's been 2 1/2 weeks since our wedding and we still have friends and family commenting and raving over The Merion. Everything from the ceremony to the skylight ballroom was perfect. Read less
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Deandra
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
WOW! My husband and I had our wedding here in Sept 2013. It's been 2 1/2 weeks since the wedding and people are still talking about it. Stephanie was the absolute best. She was a dream to work with and always helped up with our problems and planning with extreme professionalism. She even helped us on deciding on where to go for our honeymoon.

You can't even imagine how much food and care and professionalism go into your day from them. We absolutely loved our ceremony out on the patio and loved the Skylight ballroom even more for our reception. Everyone is extremely friendly and ready to make your day perfect.
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WOW! My husband and I had our wedding here in Sept 2013. It's been 2 1/2 weeks since the wedding and people are still talking about it. Stephanie was the absolute best. She was a dream to work with and always helped up with our problems and planning with extreme professionalism. She even helped us on deciding on where to go for our honeymoon.

You can't even imagine how much food and care and professionalism go into your day from them. We absolutely loved our ceremony out on the patio and loved the Skylight ballroom even more for our reception. Everyone is extremely friendly and ready to make your day perfect. Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was absolutely SUPERB, MAGICAL, BEAUTIFUL!!! From the ambience, to the décor, the staff, and MOST CERTAINLY THE FOOD!!!!!!!! Everything was GREAT!!! When my husband and I initially went for our tour, we were in absolute awe of the multiple options that the Merion had to offer! When we first went, we initially met with Vinny, (the owner) for our tour. We were ensured by Vinny that we were in great hands with our wedding consultant, Sue. This was so true! In fact we were in great hands, no matter what!!!! The Merion staff was GREAT!!! No doubt that we chose the best place to begin our journey into everlasting marital bliss!!! Our RECEPTION was EXTRAORDINARY, IMMACULATE, EXTREMELY ELEGANT!!! The service was just WONDERFUL!! Thank you Sue, Don (Maître D), Valerie our personal server, the additional servers, bartenders, everyone that participated in making our wedding day such an EXTRAORDINARY event!!! The Merion was totally worth it!!! All my guests are still talking about our wedding day!!! Thank you for making our wedding day the best beginning of the rest of our lives!!
Our wedding day was absolutely SUPERB, MAGICAL, BEAUTIFUL!!! From the ambience, to the décor, the staff, and MOST Read more...
Our wedding day was absolutely SUPERB, MAGICAL, BEAUTIFUL!!! From the ambience, to the décor, the staff, and MOST CERTAINLY THE FOOD!!!!!!!! Everything was GREAT!!! When my husband and I initially went for our tour, we were in absolute awe of the multiple options that the Merion had to offer! When we first went, we initially met with Vinny, (the owner) for our tour. We were ensured by Vinny that we were in great hands with our wedding consultant, Sue. This was so true! In fact we were in great hands, no matter what!!!! The Merion staff was GREAT!!! No doubt that we chose the best place to begin our journey into everlasting marital bliss!!! Our RECEPTION was EXTRAORDINARY, IMMACULATE, EXTREMELY ELEGANT!!! The service was just WONDERFUL!! Thank you Sue, Don (Maître D), Valerie our personal server, the additional servers, bartenders, everyone that participated in making our wedding day such an EXTRAORDINARY event!!! The Merion was totally worth it!!! All my guests are still talking about our wedding day!!! Thank you for making our wedding day the best beginning of the rest of our lives!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can't even begin to explain how Sue and everyone at The Merion made our day absolutely perfect! They made every vision I had for my big day come to life. The food was amazing, the staff was incredible, the place was gorgeous, and the atmosphere was above and beyond my expectations! I had never been to a wedding at The Merion, but I would not have chosen any other place for our wedding day. From the Yankee ice sculpture, to the champagne water fall, The Merion made our big day a day to remember! Our guests still talk about how amazing everything was. I hope to get invited to an event at The Merion soon so I can enjoy everything they have to offer again!
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I can't even begin to explain how Sue and everyone at The Merion made our day absolutely perfect! They made every vision I had for my big day come to life. The food was amazing, the staff was incredible, the place was gorgeous, and the atmosphere was above and beyond my expectations! I had never been to a wedding at The Merion, but I would not have chosen any other place for our wedding day. From the Yankee ice sculpture, to the champagne water fall, The Merion made our big day a day to remember! Our guests still talk about how amazing everything was. I hope to get invited to an event at The Merion soon so I can enjoy everything they have to offer again! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I truly had the most memorable breath taking fairytale wedding I could've ever dreamed of. From the second I walked in I was surprised over and over again all night by wonderful additions to the reception. Not only could all of my guests eat for a year with the amount of food provided but, all of the service staff enjoyed overwhelming my guests with beautifully prepared hors d'oeuvres. I highly recommend you making your dreams come true at The Merion. I had 4 staff members cater to me and my husband the entire night, making every detail perfect. Denyse, Cliff, Cat, and the entire staff caring for my event did a phenomenal job. I truly felt like the scene in Beauty and the Beast where they sing "be our guest". Beyond impressed, so thankful for their expertise. I wish I could relive that night every weekend.
I truly had the most memorable breath taking fairytale wedding I could've ever dreamed of. From the second I walked in I Read more...
I truly had the most memorable breath taking fairytale wedding I could've ever dreamed of. From the second I walked in I was surprised over and over again all night by wonderful additions to the reception. Not only could all of my guests eat for a year with the amount of food provided but, all of the service staff enjoyed overwhelming my guests with beautifully prepared hors d'oeuvres. I highly recommend you making your dreams come true at The Merion. I had 4 staff members cater to me and my husband the entire night, making every detail perfect. Denyse, Cliff, Cat, and the entire staff caring for my event did a phenomenal job. I truly felt like the scene in Beauty and the Beast where they sing "be our guest". Beyond impressed, so thankful for their expertise. I wish I could relive that night every weekend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Merion receives sole credit for giving me my princess wedding. My mother and I fell in love with the venue the second we walked through the doors. The minute we sat down to discuss details with Cliff, we were sold. This venue far surpasses any other venue in all of NJ- and I know because i visited/spoke to every venue that could accomodate our 350 guests. Every staff member we worked with were the most pleasant, professional, and helpful people i have ever had the privilege of working with. Stephanie was my coordinator, and treated me like her sister. Jimmy, who is in charge of operations, was willing to meet with me in person and speak with me numerous times over the phone to put my mind at ease with the logistics of the day. For all the little things that may have gone wrong during my wedding day, they were all completely overshadowed by the staff, service, and FOOD at the Merion. Multiple wedding guests could not stop thanking us for inviting them to such a magical venue (and it really is magical). We even have guests asking if they need to give us more money for gifts because the amount of food served at the Merion gave them the impression that we paid about a million dollars for the wedding (we didn't!)...i wish i could get married all over again at this venue..just to be at the place and interact with their team. my parents and myself have planned multiple large events, and we were left speechless by how well we were taken care of by this venue. I can't thank them enough and I hope i get invited to wedding at this venue so i can eat all the food!! Thank you Cliff, Steph and Jimmy for giving me the wedding I always dreamed of.
The Merion receives sole credit for giving me my princess wedding. My mother and I fell in love with the venue the second Read more...
The Merion receives sole credit for giving me my princess wedding. My mother and I fell in love with the venue the second we walked through the doors. The minute we sat down to discuss details with Cliff, we were sold. This venue far surpasses any other venue in all of NJ- and I know because i visited/spoke to every venue that could accomodate our 350 guests. Every staff member we worked with were the most pleasant, professional, and helpful people i have ever had the privilege of working with. Stephanie was my coordinator, and treated me like her sister. Jimmy, who is in charge of operations, was willing to meet with me in person and speak with me numerous times over the phone to put my mind at ease with the logistics of the day. For all the little things that may have gone wrong during my wedding day, they were all completely overshadowed by the staff, service, and FOOD at the Merion. Multiple wedding guests could not stop thanking us for inviting them to such a magical venue (and it really is magical). We even have guests asking if they need to give us more money for gifts because the amount of food served at the Merion gave them the impression that we paid about a million dollars for the wedding (we didn't!)...i wish i could get married all over again at this venue..just to be at the place and interact with their team. my parents and myself have planned multiple large events, and we were left speechless by how well we were taken care of by this venue. I can't thank them enough and I hope i get invited to wedding at this venue so i can eat all the food!! Thank you Cliff, Steph and Jimmy for giving me the wedding I always dreamed of. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything about The Merion was perfect! From our very first meeting with Stephanie I knew that this was the place for us. Then we went back another day to try to decide on a room and Cliff walked up and down all 3 flights of stairs with us, again and again with total understanding, until we decided that we would change the original date we wanted in order to have our reception in the Skylight room. Stephanie was so helpful the whole time we were planning and very frequently sent me e-mails or called to make sure I was ready and to see if I needed anything.
Aside from the staff being wonderful, the food was also amazing! Everyone raved about our cocktail hour (so many choices), dinner, and our venetian hour (again so many choices). From the second my new husband and I stepped off the party bus at The Merion there was a Maitre D' (Mary) waiting for us with a glass of champagne and she was there the rest of the night to assure that we had everything that we needed, and that we actually stopped to enjoy our dinner (which we needed). There were also 2 other Maitre D's assigned to us that were also wonderful. The room itself was also set up beautifully. I didn't have to worry about a thing!
My husband and I are hoping that we get invited to a wedding that is at The Merion just so we can enjoy it as a guest = ) We LOVED it and highly, highly recommend it! You will not be disappointed.
Everything about The Merion was perfect! From our very first meeting with Stephanie I knew that this was the place for us. Read more...
Everything about The Merion was perfect! From our very first meeting with Stephanie I knew that this was the place for us. Then we went back another day to try to decide on a room and Cliff walked up and down all 3 flights of stairs with us, again and again with total understanding, until we decided that we would change the original date we wanted in order to have our reception in the Skylight room. Stephanie was so helpful the whole time we were planning and very frequently sent me e-mails or called to make sure I was ready and to see if I needed anything.
Aside from the staff being wonderful, the food was also amazing! Everyone raved about our cocktail hour (so many choices), dinner, and our venetian hour (again so many choices). From the second my new husband and I stepped off the party bus at The Merion there was a Maitre D' (Mary) waiting for us with a glass of champagne and she was there the rest of the night to assure that we had everything that we needed, and that we actually stopped to enjoy our dinner (which we needed). There were also 2 other Maitre D's assigned to us that were also wonderful. The room itself was also set up beautifully. I didn't have to worry about a thing!
My husband and I are hoping that we get invited to a wedding that is at The Merion just so we can enjoy it as a guest = ) We LOVED it and highly, highly recommend it! You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely gorgeous and went without a snag! We can't thank the Merion staff and our coordinator enough for all of their work in helping us plan every little detail of our reception. Multiple guests came up to us afterward and said it was the most fun they've ever had at the wedding, and that they loved dinner. Will recommend to everyone we know!
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Our wedding was absolutely gorgeous and went without a snag! We can't thank the Merion staff and our coordinator enough for all of their work in helping us plan every little detail of our reception. Multiple guests came up to us afterward and said it was the most fun they've ever had at the wedding, and that they loved dinner. Will recommend to everyone we know! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful time at the Merion. The service and staff were exceptional. A special thank you to Sue and Diane for your support in planning our reception. It is a day that will never be forgotten.
We had a wonderful time at the Merion. The service and staff were exceptional. A special thank you to Sue and Diane for Read more...
We had a wonderful time at the Merion. The service and staff were exceptional. A special thank you to Sue and Diane for your support in planning our reception. It is a day that will never be forgotten. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I just got married at the Merion and had the pleasure to work with Stephanie Lewis. Se helped my family and I every step of the way. We were very impressed with her organization and responsiveness, especially the days before the wedding. On the day of my wedding, Stephanie met me at the limo and set up a first reveal shot for my fiancé and I which was truly magical. My guests are telling me it is the best wedding they have ever been to, and I believe Stephanie was a big part of that.
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I just got married at the Merion and had the pleasure to work with Stephanie Lewis. Se helped my family and I every step of the way. We were very impressed with her organization and responsiveness, especially the days before the wedding. On the day of my wedding, Stephanie met me at the limo and set up a first reveal shot for my fiancé and I which was truly magical. My guests are telling me it is the best wedding they have ever been to, and I believe Stephanie was a big part of that. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Love love love that I had my wedding here. They went above and beyond. Susan was the best consultant and our cake was just beautiful. The service was just amazing.
Love love love that I had my wedding here. They went above and beyond. Susan was the best consultant and our cake was just Read more...
Love love love that I had my wedding here. They went above and beyond. Susan was the best consultant and our cake was just beautiful. The service was just amazing. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fantastic!!! By far the best wedding venue in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area. Easy to work with and alway make sure your event is a success. They also catered our events leading up to the wedding as well. Great food and great service!
Absolutely fantastic!!! By far the best wedding venue in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area. Easy to work with and alway Read more...
Absolutely fantastic!!! By far the best wedding venue in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area. Easy to work with and alway make sure your event is a success. They also catered our events leading up to the wedding as well. Great food and great service! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
The Merion is the best hall in New Jersey and they proved it. They did everything right.
The Merion is the best hall in New Jersey and they proved it. They did everything right.
The Merion is the best hall in New Jersey and they proved it. They did everything right. Read less
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Leila
Wedding:
6/6/2013
5.0/5.0
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Merion is absolutely incredible. The place is beyond beautiful. It is absolutely gorgeous. Sue Aita, our wedding coordinator, is the most lovely, most professional, most wonderful person!! It was an absolute pleasure working with Sue. I miss her already!!! My family met her and just loved her. I am a high-strung, anxiety-prone person and she had a way of calming me down and "talking me off the ledge." She always replied to me via email or phone, she was always responsive. My fiance and I just love Sue Aita!!!

Our ceremony took place in the Palazzo ballroom. What a gorgeous room, it is so pretty you dont need to spend too much on decorating the space, it is beautiful. Our cocktail hour was beyond words. So much delicious food, the Merion puts any other venue to shame in terms of what they do for cocktail hour. Its incredible. Plus its an amazing value for what you are paying. The entrees were delicious. And let me just tell you about the dessert room....UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will never see something like it in your life I guarantee. Our ballroom was the Skylight ballroom which was just magical. its so unique with the skydome. What a beautiful place.

I am so happy I chose the Merion for my wedding!!! Its absolutely incredible. If you are trying to decide on a venue and you really want a WOW factor for your guests - CHOOSE THE MERION FOR YOUR WEDDING VENUE!!!!!

We love you Sue!!!!!!
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Merion is absolutely incredible. The place is beyond beautiful. It is absolutely gorgeous. Sue Aita, Read more...
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Merion is absolutely incredible. The place is beyond beautiful. It is absolutely gorgeous. Sue Aita, our wedding coordinator, is the most lovely, most professional, most wonderful person!! It was an absolute pleasure working with Sue. I miss her already!!! My family met her and just loved her. I am a high-strung, anxiety-prone person and she had a way of calming me down and "talking me off the ledge." She always replied to me via email or phone, she was always responsive. My fiance and I just love Sue Aita!!!

Our ceremony took place in the Palazzo ballroom. What a gorgeous room, it is so pretty you dont need to spend too much on decorating the space, it is beautiful. Our cocktail hour was beyond words. So much delicious food, the Merion puts any other venue to shame in terms of what they do for cocktail hour. Its incredible. Plus its an amazing value for what you are paying. The entrees were delicious. And let me just tell you about the dessert room....UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will never see something like it in your life I guarantee. Our ballroom was the Skylight ballroom which was just magical. its so unique with the skydome. What a beautiful place.

I am so happy I chose the Merion for my wedding!!! Its absolutely incredible. If you are trying to decide on a venue and you really want a WOW factor for your guests - CHOOSE THE MERION FOR YOUR WEDDING VENUE!!!!!

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Lily
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a cocktail reception to celebrate our marriage Since it was a 2 nd marriage for both of us we wanted simple elegance. We used the Empire room and achieved just that! Stephanie and Cliff were wonderful to work with! Everyone raved about our food and decor which of course, made us happy!
We had a cocktail reception to celebrate our marriage Since it was a 2 nd marriage for both of us we wanted simple Read more...
We had a cocktail reception to celebrate our marriage Since it was a 2 nd marriage for both of us we wanted simple elegance. We used the Empire room and achieved just that! Stephanie and Cliff were wonderful to work with! Everyone raved about our food and decor which of course, made us happy! Read less
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Ronak
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Merion was the first venue we looked at in December 2011 and after our meeting with Sue (Susan Aita) & Vinny; we knew we had found our dream spot for Wedding Ceremony (Skyline) and Reception (Palazo).

Indian weddings usually have a lot of religious requirements and traditional ceremonies that has to be performed on time to ensure auspiciousness of that particular day. From the start, Sue knew all about Hindu weddings and how ceremony and everything that goes with it worked. We are forever grateful and can't express our gratitude enough towards the entire staff of Merion especially Sue because once we had given them our itinerary for the day of; we actually had nothing to worry about.

I was nervous because I wanted to make sure that we were on time (it’s hard when you're Indian ;)) but Sue and her staff were on top of things and made sure that we were on pace to finish our Baarat and start the ceremony as noted in our itinerary. We were shocked because we didn't expect Sue to be our personal coordinator on the day of. YES, she was there at 7 am and left probably around midnight since we had the Palazo ballroom till 1:30 am. I sure as hell don't remember what time it was after 9 pm due to 6 hr open bar!

All desserts and drinks were presented in the cocktail area as promised. Bartenders and entire staff was on point for the entire day. When we got feedback from our families and friends, one of the first things they mentioned was the Venue and how classy and helpful the staff was as well as the ambiance and how amazing the place looks of course! Bringing the Bentley inside the venue for Baarat was just absolute cherry on the top!!! We still get that "wow" faces almost after a month!

If you're looking for professional, hassle free, no BS, dream venue; you DO NOT need to look anywhere else! The Merion is IT!

Thank you SUE and we love you!

-- Ronak & Payal
Merion was the first venue we looked at in December 2011 and after our meeting with Sue (Susan Aita) & Vinny; we knew we Read more...
Merion was the first venue we looked at in December 2011 and after our meeting with Sue (Susan Aita) & Vinny; we knew we had found our dream spot for Wedding Ceremony (Skyline) and Reception (Palazo).

Indian weddings usually have a lot of religious requirements and traditional ceremonies that has to be performed on time to ensure auspiciousness of that particular day. From the start, Sue knew all about Hindu weddings and how ceremony and everything that goes with it worked. We are forever grateful and can't express our gratitude enough towards the entire staff of Merion especially Sue because once we had given them our itinerary for the day of; we actually had nothing to worry about.

I was nervous because I wanted to make sure that we were on time (it’s hard when you're Indian ;)) but Sue and her staff were on top of things and made sure that we were on pace to finish our Baarat and start the ceremony as noted in our itinerary. We were shocked because we didn't expect Sue to be our personal coordinator on the day of. YES, she was there at 7 am and left probably around midnight since we had the Palazo ballroom till 1:30 am. I sure as hell don't remember what time it was after 9 pm due to 6 hr open bar!

All desserts and drinks were presented in the cocktail area as promised. Bartenders and entire staff was on point for the entire day. When we got feedback from our families and friends, one of the first things they mentioned was the Venue and how classy and helpful the staff was as well as the ambiance and how amazing the place looks of course! Bringing the Bentley inside the venue for Baarat was just absolute cherry on the top!!! We still get that "wow" faces almost after a month!

If you're looking for professional, hassle free, no BS, dream venue; you DO NOT need to look anywhere else! The Merion is IT!

Thank you SUE and we love you!

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Alejandra
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Diane Fehder from the Merion designed and made the most amazign wedding cake I have ever tasted! She sat with us and gave us samples of the cake flavors we were interested in and listened to all of the ideas we had and the vision we had for our cake. When I saw my cake for the first time I was blown away and extremely happy!! And wow, was it delicious!!!! I really don't eat cake or like wedding cakes but this was just so delicious and I am so happy with the way it all came out! I would def reccommend that you look into Diane for your wedding cake!
Diane Fehder from the Merion designed and made the most amazign wedding cake I have ever tasted! She sat with us and gave Read more...
Diane Fehder from the Merion designed and made the most amazign wedding cake I have ever tasted! She sat with us and gave us samples of the cake flavors we were interested in and listened to all of the ideas we had and the vision we had for our cake. When I saw my cake for the first time I was blown away and extremely happy!! And wow, was it delicious!!!! I really don't eat cake or like wedding cakes but this was just so delicious and I am so happy with the way it all came out! I would def reccommend that you look into Diane for your wedding cake! Read less
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Tamara
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Where do I start? From the moment we walked into the Merion I knew it was the place, not only because it was beautiful but because the service was excellent! We had Sue Aita as our wedding cord and couldn't have asked for someone better. She was on top of things and was also my pschycologist at times. She calmed me and made me have less anxiety about the whole process. When the big day finally came we met our matre d Jimmy, server and captain suz and D, who were all amazing and and went above and beyond for us and our guests. I also heard from guests and my parents that the bartenders and other staff were fantastic and they never had better service, Oh and how great the food was (there was tons of it). Our wedding night was magical and perfect. I felt like cinderella and I have the merion's staff to thank...now my husband and I and our parents recommend The Merion to everyone so hopefully we get to experience The Merion from the other side...We wish we could do it all again..
Where do I start? From the moment we walked into the Merion I knew it was the place, not only because it was beautiful but Read more...
Where do I start? From the moment we walked into the Merion I knew it was the place, not only because it was beautiful but because the service was excellent! We had Sue Aita as our wedding cord and couldn't have asked for someone better. She was on top of things and was also my pschycologist at times. She calmed me and made me have less anxiety about the whole process. When the big day finally came we met our matre d Jimmy, server and captain suz and D, who were all amazing and and went above and beyond for us and our guests. I also heard from guests and my parents that the bartenders and other staff were fantastic and they never had better service, Oh and how great the food was (there was tons of it). Our wedding night was magical and perfect. I felt like cinderella and I have the merion's staff to thank...now my husband and I and our parents recommend The Merion to everyone so hopefully we get to experience The Merion from the other side...We wish we could do it all again.. Read less
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Olga
Wedding:
1/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Went there for a bridal show and it was such a great time... Booked my wedding there for 2015 can't wait!
Went there for a bridal show and it was such a great time... Booked my wedding there for 2015 can't wait!
Went there for a bridal show and it was such a great time... Booked my wedding there for 2015 can't wait! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
1/25/2013
5.0/5.0
The Merion went above and beyond for us. Everything about our reception was amazing. It was more than we have ever dreamed about. I still cannot believe how perfect everything was.

Stephanie was our wedding coordinator and she was the absolute best! My husband and I loved her. There was not one thing that we asked for that she didn't do for us. She made us feel very comfortable and more like a friend. I cannot say how thankful we are to have had Stephanie as our wedding coordinator and how thankful we are that we booked The Merion.

Everything was beautiful and delicious. Cocktail hour was amazing and dinner at the reception was excellent. I can't forget about our cake, it was amazing! The food was hot and the beer was cold. The staff was so kind and on top of everything. We did not have to worry about a thing! Everyone we talk to keeps telling us how beautiful everything was, how great the food was, how fast the service was as well as how polite the servers were. I could not be any happier that we booked The Merion for our wedding.
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The Merion went above and beyond for us. Everything about our reception was amazing. It was more than we have ever dreamed about. I still cannot believe how perfect everything was.

Stephanie was our wedding coordinator and she was the absolute best! My husband and I loved her. There was not one thing that we asked for that she didn't do for us. She made us feel very comfortable and more like a friend. I cannot say how thankful we are to have had Stephanie as our wedding coordinator and how thankful we are that we booked The Merion.

Everything was beautiful and delicious. Cocktail hour was amazing and dinner at the reception was excellent. I can't forget about our cake, it was amazing! The food was hot and the beer was cold. The staff was so kind and on top of everything. We did not have to worry about a thing! Everyone we talk to keeps telling us how beautiful everything was, how great the food was, how fast the service was as well as how polite the servers were. I could not be any happier that we booked The Merion for our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Merion was absolutely beautiful, everything about it. We got married on the terrace outside of the palace ballroom & had the reception in the palace, which is stunning!!! The staff was so accommodating to anything that anyone needed & the food was impeccable, from cocktail hour to the dessert, no one left hungry!! Every little detail was amazing, from the ice sculptures that we picked to the pork roll sandwiches that were given to us on the way out, they really strive on customer service!!


We had the pleasure of working with Stephanie, who made our experience of planning better than we would have imagined. She was extremely accommodating to each and every detail and was very pleasant to work with! From numerous emails & phone calls she assisted with everything and wanted to make sure everything was perfect, which it was!

We had our cake made by Diane, who is amazing! We met with her to have our tasting and show her some of our ideas, which came out beautifully! The cake was the best wedding cake we have ever had!!!

I would highly recommend The Merion!
The Merion was absolutely beautiful, everything about it. We got married on the terrace outside of the palace ballroom & Read more...
The Merion was absolutely beautiful, everything about it. We got married on the terrace outside of the palace ballroom & had the reception in the palace, which is stunning!!! The staff was so accommodating to anything that anyone needed & the food was impeccable, from cocktail hour to the dessert, no one left hungry!! Every little detail was amazing, from the ice sculptures that we picked to the pork roll sandwiches that were given to us on the way out, they really strive on customer service!!


We had the pleasure of working with Stephanie, who made our experience of planning better than we would have imagined. She was extremely accommodating to each and every detail and was very pleasant to work with! From numerous emails & phone calls she assisted with everything and wanted to make sure everything was perfect, which it was!

We had our cake made by Diane, who is amazing! We met with her to have our tasting and show her some of our ideas, which came out beautifully! The cake was the best wedding cake we have ever had!!!

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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
If you get married here, it is truly a fairly tale wedding. Our wedding is one our family will be talking about for years. I have never had so many people say they have never been to a wedding like that before in their life. The food was amazing, and TONS of it! Every detail, from the surprise staff greeting with sparklers and roses, to our own waitress who got us everything we needed the entire night made us feel like royalty. We worked with Stephanie who felt more like a friend than a contact. Now I just want all my friends to have their weddings here so I can see what it's like to experience a Merion wedding as a guest!
If you get married here, it is truly a fairly tale wedding. Our wedding is one our family will be talking about for years. Read more...
If you get married here, it is truly a fairly tale wedding. Our wedding is one our family will be talking about for years. I have never had so many people say they have never been to a wedding like that before in their life. The food was amazing, and TONS of it! Every detail, from the surprise staff greeting with sparklers and roses, to our own waitress who got us everything we needed the entire night made us feel like royalty. We worked with Stephanie who felt more like a friend than a contact. Now I just want all my friends to have their weddings here so I can see what it's like to experience a Merion wedding as a guest! Read less
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Talia
Wedding:
12/12/2012
5.0/5.0
My day- my way!

Thank you for letting me have free reign to photograph and prance around like a princess. What a phenomenal venue for photos between the stairs to the skylight room. The host staff make the best plates up for the bridal suite and the food is magical!

From start to finish this place rocks. I recommend this place if you can even get an open available date! We struck lucky because it was a Wednesday.
My day- my way!

Thank you for letting me have free reign to photograph and prance around like a princess. What a Read more...
My day- my way!

Thank you for letting me have free reign to photograph and prance around like a princess. What a phenomenal venue for photos between the stairs to the skylight room. The host staff make the best plates up for the bridal suite and the food is magical!

From start to finish this place rocks. I recommend this place if you can even get an open available date! We struck lucky because it was a Wednesday. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our son Bar Mitzvah (it was like a wedding) there in November 2012. I was very nervous for a few months before the party. Wanted to make sure everything is going to be great. As soon as party started I was feeling a little bit better, but by the middle of the event I just knew they delivered every little bit of what they have promised and maybe even more. We have 3 kids and did a lot off parties, but The Merion definitely is the place for the next even. They overdid every place we have been to so far.
The amount and quality of food is above and beyond. So is the bar. Everyone is very professional and extremely pleasant to deal with. And overall the entire place is very celebratory.
Thank you so much for our party. Especial thanks to Sue and Chef. You made our day.
We had our son Bar Mitzvah (it was like a wedding) there in November 2012. I was very nervous for a few months before the Read more...
We had our son Bar Mitzvah (it was like a wedding) there in November 2012. I was very nervous for a few months before the party. Wanted to make sure everything is going to be great. As soon as party started I was feeling a little bit better, but by the middle of the event I just knew they delivered every little bit of what they have promised and maybe even more. We have 3 kids and did a lot off parties, but The Merion definitely is the place for the next even. They overdid every place we have been to so far.
The amount and quality of food is above and beyond. So is the bar. Everyone is very professional and extremely pleasant to deal with. And overall the entire place is very celebratory.
Thank you so much for our party. Especial thanks to Sue and Chef. You made our day. Read less
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Chrissy
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Our reception at the Merion exceeded every expectation we had for our wedding day. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. My family and friends cannot stop talking about the delicious food and the beautiful atmosphere. I have to send a HUGE thank you to our coordinator at the Merion, Denyse DeSilvestro. Denyse is hands down the best person I could have ever dreamed of to help us plan our reception. She is so much fun, organized, and easy to work with. She went out of her way to make our dreams come true.
Our maitre d, our head waiter, and the entire staff was absolutely incredible! Always willing to help!
Thank you to the entire staff at The Merion for your hard work and fantastic attitude!
Our reception at the Merion exceeded every expectation we had for our wedding day. The food is amazing and the service is Read more...
Our reception at the Merion exceeded every expectation we had for our wedding day. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. My family and friends cannot stop talking about the delicious food and the beautiful atmosphere. I have to send a HUGE thank you to our coordinator at the Merion, Denyse DeSilvestro. Denyse is hands down the best person I could have ever dreamed of to help us plan our reception. She is so much fun, organized, and easy to work with. She went out of her way to make our dreams come true.
Our maitre d, our head waiter, and the entire staff was absolutely incredible! Always willing to help!
Thank you to the entire staff at The Merion for your hard work and fantastic attitude! Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely, by far, the best wedding venue imaginable. The Merion goes above and beyond to make your day special. Just when you think you are getting more than you could imagine, you find out they have many more surprises in store for you. The Merion is a beautiful facility, with 4 magnificent ballrooms to choose from...you can't go wrong. Fantastic service, more food than you can ever imagine, and outstanding value. The Merion, and Stephanie Lewis, made our wedding day the best day of our lives.

Eric & Michelle
Absolutely, by far, the best wedding venue imaginable. The Merion goes above and beyond to make your day special. Just Read more...
Absolutely, by far, the best wedding venue imaginable. The Merion goes above and beyond to make your day special. Just when you think you are getting more than you could imagine, you find out they have many more surprises in store for you. The Merion is a beautiful facility, with 4 magnificent ballrooms to choose from...you can't go wrong. Fantastic service, more food than you can ever imagine, and outstanding value. The Merion, and Stephanie Lewis, made our wedding day the best day of our lives.

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theresa
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our reception here in the skylight room. It was amazing and beautiful. Our family and friends brag about how much fun and great the place was.


There food is fantastic and our cake came out beautiful.
We had our reception here in the skylight room. It was amazing and beautiful. Our family and friends brag about how much Read more...
We had our reception here in the skylight room. It was amazing and beautiful. Our family and friends brag about how much fun and great the place was.


There food is fantastic and our cake came out beautiful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Merion was a compete show stopper, never experienced anything like it! Cathy was our coordinator and she was a pleasure to work with. We are elated at how things turned out. We knew it would be great, but we never expected it to be at the level that it turned out to be. It completely blew us away and went above and beyond any expectations that we had. We enjoyed every single minute of it. I always hear people say that they never actually get to enjoy their own weddings because they’re always running around dealing with things. I did not have one thing to worry about or deal with, it was incredible! INCREDIBLE!!! The room was amazingly beautiful, the service was off the charts (Tim was a phenomenal waiter and him and the host were magically always around when I needed them!), and the food… the food was delicious!!! Cocktail hour was at a different level than anyone had ever experienced! Everything was just simply stunning and amazing and wonderful! People were coming up to me all night telling me that this was the best wedding they’ve ever been to! And of course I agreed! We had high expectations from everything we heard about, but we never expected it to be THAT great! I honestly cannot express enough how grateful we are to The Merion for all of their help and how thankful we are that we had such an amazing wedding.
The Merion was a compete show stopper, never experienced anything like it! Cathy was our coordinator and she was a Read more...
The Merion was a compete show stopper, never experienced anything like it! Cathy was our coordinator and she was a pleasure to work with. We are elated at how things turned out. We knew it would be great, but we never expected it to be at the level that it turned out to be. It completely blew us away and went above and beyond any expectations that we had. We enjoyed every single minute of it. I always hear people say that they never actually get to enjoy their own weddings because they’re always running around dealing with things. I did not have one thing to worry about or deal with, it was incredible! INCREDIBLE!!! The room was amazingly beautiful, the service was off the charts (Tim was a phenomenal waiter and him and the host were magically always around when I needed them!), and the food… the food was delicious!!! Cocktail hour was at a different level than anyone had ever experienced! Everything was just simply stunning and amazing and wonderful! People were coming up to me all night telling me that this was the best wedding they’ve ever been to! And of course I agreed! We had high expectations from everything we heard about, but we never expected it to be THAT great! I honestly cannot express enough how grateful we are to The Merion for all of their help and how thankful we are that we had such an amazing wedding. Read less
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christine
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
The Merion took my breath away at first site! In love with the palazzo room! Sue Aita and all the staff took such great care of us! We can truly say WE ENJOYED OUR WEDDING!!!! The staff is right by your side for everything and kept our wedding flawless. My bustle broke during the reception and the staff were there in 2 seconds to safety pin it up! The food was incredible, beyond my expectations! If we could, we would relive our wedding over and over again at the Merion with their amazing staff!!!! Love love love it! We had an amazing time at our own wedding and was able to EAT, which many couples cannot say!
The Merion took my breath away at first site! In love with the palazzo room! Sue Aita and all the staff took such great Read more...
The Merion took my breath away at first site! In love with the palazzo room! Sue Aita and all the staff took such great care of us! We can truly say WE ENJOYED OUR WEDDING!!!! The staff is right by your side for everything and kept our wedding flawless. My bustle broke during the reception and the staff were there in 2 seconds to safety pin it up! The food was incredible, beyond my expectations! If we could, we would relive our wedding over and over again at the Merion with their amazing staff!!!! Love love love it! We had an amazing time at our own wedding and was able to EAT, which many couples cannot say! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Best reception hall in all of Jersey. Loved every minute of it.
Best reception hall in all of Jersey. Loved every minute of it.
Best reception hall in all of Jersey. Loved every minute of it. Read less
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MaryCM
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
AWESOME! The Merion was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. It's excellent and well-informed staff members - especially Denyse and Cliff - work hard to make your event memorable and personal. From our initial meeting, to our tasting, to the event itself, the staff made us feel welcome and comfortable making our experience stress-free. Our guests raved about the space, food, and service. It its truly second to none!
AWESOME! The Merion was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. It's excellent and well-informed staff members - Read more...
AWESOME! The Merion was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. It's excellent and well-informed staff members - especially Denyse and Cliff - work hard to make your event memorable and personal. From our initial meeting, to our tasting, to the event itself, the staff made us feel welcome and comfortable making our experience stress-free. Our guests raved about the space, food, and service. It its truly second to none! Read less
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Daphney
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had an amazing experience at The Merion from the planning to the actual day! We built a great relationship with Denise (our wedding coordinator there) and Cliff manager) now we feel part of the Merion family. There were so many surprises that filled our day making it so memorable!
My husband and I had an amazing experience at The Merion from the planning to the actual day! We built a great Read more...
My husband and I had an amazing experience at The Merion from the planning to the actual day! We built a great relationship with Denise (our wedding coordinator there) and Cliff manager) now we feel part of the Merion family. There were so many surprises that filled our day making it so memorable! Read less
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ysk
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Great venue and totally worth the money. You get so much for the price and its so elegant. My guests were raving about it. Food was great!!!! Sue was incredibly helpful, responsive, and great to work with. I was totally at ease during the whole planning service and wedding because I knew I could rely on Sue. My only complaints are

1.) the maitre D Scott and the banquet manager were a little gruff. They were definitely professional and did a great job but they just seemed also a little high stress which can then stress out the bride. It wasn't a big deal but it was just in such contrast to Sue who was super chill and assured me things would be fine.

2.) there was an error in our final bill and they forgot to charge us $1000. They realized this the morning of the wedding and called me to ask me to bring the money. Again, luckily I was on such a hi so i didn't let it bother me then but in retrospect, that was a little tactless. I feel like they could have either waited to email me after the wedding or maybe call the parents. It all worked out fine and I don't blame Sue for it because I'm sure she was just doing what she was told. But, another bride may not have been so calm getting a call like that the morning of the wedding.

Still, I would 100% recommend the merion. Great great venue!
Great venue and totally worth the money. You get so much for the price and its so elegant. My guests were raving about it. Read more...
Great venue and totally worth the money. You get so much for the price and its so elegant. My guests were raving about it. Food was great!!!! Sue was incredibly helpful, responsive, and great to work with. I was totally at ease during the whole planning service and wedding because I knew I could rely on Sue. My only complaints are

1.) the maitre D Scott and the banquet manager were a little gruff. They were definitely professional and did a great job but they just seemed also a little high stress which can then stress out the bride. It wasn't a big deal but it was just in such contrast to Sue who was super chill and assured me things would be fine.

2.) there was an error in our final bill and they forgot to charge us $1000. They realized this the morning of the wedding and called me to ask me to bring the money. Again, luckily I was on such a hi so i didn't let it bother me then but in retrospect, that was a little tactless. I feel like they could have either waited to email me after the wedding or maybe call the parents. It all worked out fine and I don't blame Sue for it because I'm sure she was just doing what she was told. But, another bride may not have been so calm getting a call like that the morning of the wedding.

Still, I would 100% recommend the merion. Great great venue! Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
3/16/2012
5.0/5.0
The merion went above and beyond to ensure that everything about our day was perfect. They listened to what we wanted and made sure everything went smothly so that my husband and I didn't have to worry about anything.
The merion went above and beyond to ensure that everything about our day was perfect. They listened to what we wanted and Read more...
The merion went above and beyond to ensure that everything about our day was perfect. They listened to what we wanted and made sure everything went smothly so that my husband and I didn't have to worry about anything. Read less
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nicole
Wedding:
3/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We worked with Sue from the Merion she was awesome and one of the reasons we decided to book there. Everyone at the wedding went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect!
We worked with Sue from the Merion she was awesome and one of the reasons we decided to book there. Everyone at the Read more...
We worked with Sue from the Merion she was awesome and one of the reasons we decided to book there. Everyone at the wedding went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect! Read less
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brideparent
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Our daughter just had her wedding there and we still have people talking about it being the best wedding ever from the high quality apps to excellent dinner to the delicious desserts. The Merion Does NOT skimp on value and Jim made sure that everything was perfect!!!
Worth every penny and comarable in price to many places that only appear to be the same quality. If you are considering this venue just book .It will far exceed your expectations!!!!
Our daughter just had her wedding there and we still have people talking about it being the best wedding ever from the Read more...
Our daughter just had her wedding there and we still have people talking about it being the best wedding ever from the high quality apps to excellent dinner to the delicious desserts. The Merion Does NOT skimp on value and Jim made sure that everything was perfect!!!
Worth every penny and comarable in price to many places that only appear to be the same quality. If you are considering this venue just book .It will far exceed your expectations!!!! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
2/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Unbelievable! Beautiful! I could go on for days about how amazing the Merion is. If I could, I would tell every bride to book this place asap. The venue could not be more beautiful. The rooms are gorgeous and there is a style of room for everyone. And I MUST mention the food. It was the thing my guests raved about the most! Cocktail hour was out of this world!! There were countless butlered appetizers, along with 6 attended stations. And that's not dinner! For dinner, you must get the potato leek soup! Just amazing! And we can not forget dessert...not just wedding cake, there are dessert stations!! The Merion will make your wedding one of a kind and unforgettable...just as they did for ours. The staff is very attentive and super nice. I only hope that someone I know gets married there so I can enjoy everything from the guest point of view too!!! By booking this place, you are ensuring that your wedding day will be the day of your dreams. Thank you, Merion, for everything! It was the best day of our lives!
Unbelievable! Beautiful! I could go on for days about how amazing the Merion is. If I could, I would tell every bride to Read more...
Unbelievable! Beautiful! I could go on for days about how amazing the Merion is. If I could, I would tell every bride to book this place asap. The venue could not be more beautiful. The rooms are gorgeous and there is a style of room for everyone. And I MUST mention the food. It was the thing my guests raved about the most! Cocktail hour was out of this world!! There were countless butlered appetizers, along with 6 attended stations. And that's not dinner! For dinner, you must get the potato leek soup! Just amazing! And we can not forget dessert...not just wedding cake, there are dessert stations!! The Merion will make your wedding one of a kind and unforgettable...just as they did for ours. The staff is very attentive and super nice. I only hope that someone I know gets married there so I can enjoy everything from the guest point of view too!!! By booking this place, you are ensuring that your wedding day will be the day of your dreams. Thank you, Merion, for everything! It was the best day of our lives! Read less
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ErinMarie
Wedding:
1/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved the Merion, they treated you like GOLD! I could not have asked for more.
The food is amazing and their professionalism is outstanding, go see Stephanie!
I loved the Merion, they treated you like GOLD! I could not have asked for more.
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I loved the Merion, they treated you like GOLD! I could not have asked for more.
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kim
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
The Merion is the best place in Jersey. Great food and service. I highly recommend.
The Merion is the best place in Jersey. Great food and service. I highly recommend.
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
The best place to have a wedding! Loved every minute of planning our wedding here. Stephanie is the BEST!! So is Vinny! They made my reception feel flawless to plan. LOVE!!
The best place to have a wedding! Loved every minute of planning our wedding here. Stephanie is the BEST!! So is Vinny! Read more...
The best place to have a wedding! Loved every minute of planning our wedding here. Stephanie is the BEST!! So is Vinny! They made my reception feel flawless to plan. LOVE!! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Merion was AMAZING! We worked with Sue and she was great. So helpful and nice. Any questions I had, she responded right away and really was so helpful. The banquet staff on our wedding day was also fantastic. I really couldnt have asked for anything better.
The food was also delicious. Our menu consisted of the champaign chicken, the sea bass and the grilled rib-eye. They were all excellent and i couldn't decide what i wanted to eat on my wedding day. I got the sea bass and it was the best sea bass i've ever eaten. we also had so much food at our wedding it was awesome! my husband and i are foodies and i HIGHLY recommend the merion.
The staff at the Merion was AMAZING! We worked with Sue and she was great. So helpful and nice. Any questions I had, she Read more...
The staff at the Merion was AMAZING! We worked with Sue and she was great. So helpful and nice. Any questions I had, she responded right away and really was so helpful. The banquet staff on our wedding day was also fantastic. I really couldnt have asked for anything better.
The food was also delicious. Our menu consisted of the champaign chicken, the sea bass and the grilled rib-eye. They were all excellent and i couldn't decide what i wanted to eat on my wedding day. I got the sea bass and it was the best sea bass i've ever eaten. we also had so much food at our wedding it was awesome! my husband and i are foodies and i HIGHLY recommend the merion. Read less
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Emma
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Venue: The Merion/Chapel and Empire Ballroom A+++++++
The Merion was amazing. I worked with Stephanie and she was so helpful. Anything I needed done throughout the planning process was taken care of as well as any questions I had. I used the Chapel for my ceremony. We had a Catholic/Jewish ceremony with about 125 people. We were able to accommodate anyone with disabilities since the Chapel had an elevator. There was a Matre D and Captain that helped my then fiance and I stay separated prior to the ceremony and also coordinated everything for us as far as the lineup of bridesmaids and groomsmen and how to walk in and where we should stand during the rehearsal.
The cocktail hour, from what I heard, was amazing. I really wished I could have attended but we were taking pictures. All my guests were telling me they thought that was dinner and stuffed themselves. There was a martini bar, Asian food station, groom station with mini cheese steaks, sausage/peppers, boneless wings and an ice sculpture with his football team logo. There was also a mashed potato bar plus over 40 different butlered hors d' ouevre. There was a top shelf open bar for the entire cocktail hour and reception.
The reception was held in The Empire Ballroom. It has beautiful crystal balls hanging from the ceiling and the windows surrounding the room change colors. It was very comfortable in there with the amount of people we had. The food was a sit down dinner and guests were able to order from a menu. When you are planning you get a +10 page menu with options to choose from. We chose Oscar chicken (chicken breast with crab imperial), Snapper (fish with a potato crust; a bit spicy but good) and Prime rib (which was as tender as a filet mignon) My husband chose the Surf and Turf since he always eats that and the lobster tail was a very nice size. The food was cooked perfectly and everyone was raving about how well prepared it was. All the servers were so nice and we had a personal attendant who never left our side and always had a fresh cup of whatever we were drinking waiting for us. We even were able to have our dinner boxed up so we could eat later at our hotel. They not only boxed the dinner but also filled two huge boxes of desserts for us. The wedding cake was provided by The Merion and we designed it with Diane. It was a 4 tier cake with butter cream frosting and flowers. The flavors were chocolate/vanilla with a raspberry filling. Tasted very moist and they gave us the top and bottom of it. During the dessert portion of the reception there was a cheesecake bar. That was heaven. There was also a huge chocolate fountain, tons of different pastries, tarts and fruit. There was even a Belgian waffle station. My niece and I went around sampling all the sweets and I think we had a sugar high for hours. It was just amazing.
Venue: The Merion/Chapel and Empire Ballroom A+++++++
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Venue: The Merion/Chapel and Empire Ballroom A+++++++
The Merion was amazing. I worked with Stephanie and she was so helpful. Anything I needed done throughout the planning process was taken care of as well as any questions I had. I used the Chapel for my ceremony. We had a Catholic/Jewish ceremony with about 125 people. We were able to accommodate anyone with disabilities since the Chapel had an elevator. There was a Matre D and Captain that helped my then fiance and I stay separated prior to the ceremony and also coordinated everything for us as far as the lineup of bridesmaids and groomsmen and how to walk in and where we should stand during the rehearsal.
The cocktail hour, from what I heard, was amazing. I really wished I could have attended but we were taking pictures. All my guests were telling me they thought that was dinner and stuffed themselves. There was a martini bar, Asian food station, groom station with mini cheese steaks, sausage/peppers, boneless wings and an ice sculpture with his football team logo. There was also a mashed potato bar plus over 40 different butlered hors d' ouevre. There was a top shelf open bar for the entire cocktail hour and reception.
The reception was held in The Empire Ballroom. It has beautiful crystal balls hanging from the ceiling and the windows surrounding the room change colors. It was very comfortable in there with the amount of people we had. The food was a sit down dinner and guests were able to order from a menu. When you are planning you get a +10 page menu with options to choose from. We chose Oscar chicken (chicken breast with crab imperial), Snapper (fish with a potato crust; a bit spicy but good) and Prime rib (which was as tender as a filet mignon) My husband chose the Surf and Turf since he always eats that and the lobster tail was a very nice size. The food was cooked perfectly and everyone was raving about how well prepared it was. All the servers were so nice and we had a personal attendant who never left our side and always had a fresh cup of whatever we were drinking waiting for us. We even were able to have our dinner boxed up so we could eat later at our hotel. They not only boxed the dinner but also filled two huge boxes of desserts for us. The wedding cake was provided by The Merion and we designed it with Diane. It was a 4 tier cake with butter cream frosting and flowers. The flavors were chocolate/vanilla with a raspberry filling. Tasted very moist and they gave us the top and bottom of it. During the dessert portion of the reception there was a cheesecake bar. That was heaven. There was also a huge chocolate fountain, tons of different pastries, tarts and fruit. There was even a Belgian waffle station. My niece and I went around sampling all the sweets and I think we had a sugar high for hours. It was just amazing. Read less
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kristin
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
The Merion was an incredible venue for our wedding! It was all that we dreamed of and more! We still hear compliments from everyone who attended. The cocktail hour is like no other! The reception set up was beautiful! The dinners were all delicious! Desserts lined the room and top shelf drinks were poured all night. One of our guests favorite memories was the pork roll, egg and cheese sandwiches that were at the door at the end of the night. Top of the line service from everyone, especially Stephanie- she was the best wedding coordinator anyone could ask for! She listened to what we wanted, offered suggestions and made our night magical!
The Merion was an incredible venue for our wedding! It was all that we dreamed of and more! We still hear compliments from Read more...
The Merion was an incredible venue for our wedding! It was all that we dreamed of and more! We still hear compliments from everyone who attended. The cocktail hour is like no other! The reception set up was beautiful! The dinners were all delicious! Desserts lined the room and top shelf drinks were poured all night. One of our guests favorite memories was the pork roll, egg and cheese sandwiches that were at the door at the end of the night. Top of the line service from everyone, especially Stephanie- she was the best wedding coordinator anyone could ask for! She listened to what we wanted, offered suggestions and made our night magical! Read less
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Tracey
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day at the Merion was perfect! The Merion is beautiful and had so many great spots for our bridal party to take amazing pictures! The cocktail hour and dinner was exceptional! To this day people still remark that my wedding had the best food they ever had! It is a little bit pricey but is well worth it! The Merion staff is very attentive and personable and made my day organized, stress free and FABULOUS! I would highly recommend the Merion to any bride! Good luck!!!
Our wedding day at the Merion was perfect! The Merion is beautiful and had so many great spots for our bridal party to Read more...
Our wedding day at the Merion was perfect! The Merion is beautiful and had so many great spots for our bridal party to take amazing pictures! The cocktail hour and dinner was exceptional! To this day people still remark that my wedding had the best food they ever had! It is a little bit pricey but is well worth it! The Merion staff is very attentive and personable and made my day organized, stress free and FABULOUS! I would highly recommend the Merion to any bride! Good luck!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
There isn't enough room in this box to explain how incredible the Merion is. From the moment we booked, they treated us like family. They are incredibly professional, kind, and made our wedding day truly unforgettable. Whatsmore, their food is five-star caliber, and quite plentiful. There isn't a guest who neglected to tell us how unbelievable the food and service was. I would be remiss, however, if I didn't attribute the success of the evening to Sue, our wedding coordinator. She made every single detail I dreamed of come to life. She is a wonderful, wonderful, person to work with - and we truly consider her, and the rest of the merion staff, part of our family.
There isn't enough room in this box to explain how incredible the Merion is. From the moment we booked, they treated us Read more...
There isn't enough room in this box to explain how incredible the Merion is. From the moment we booked, they treated us like family. They are incredibly professional, kind, and made our wedding day truly unforgettable. Whatsmore, their food is five-star caliber, and quite plentiful. There isn't a guest who neglected to tell us how unbelievable the food and service was. I would be remiss, however, if I didn't attribute the success of the evening to Sue, our wedding coordinator. She made every single detail I dreamed of come to life. She is a wonderful, wonderful, person to work with - and we truly consider her, and the rest of the merion staff, part of our family. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with The Merion. People are still talking about how fantastic the food was. I do have to admit that I liked the cocktail hour food better than the sit down dinner, but that's because the cocktail hour was so amazing! I even made a special request--to have a soft pretzel stand with assorted dipping sauces and The Merion made it happen. We really loved our wedding reception here and would definitely recommend it to others. It's a bit expensive, but they gave me and my husband a discount since he was in the military and just returned from a deployment. I only mention that since I think it was an amazing value for us, but we couldn't have afforded it otherwise. I still think that with the amount of food they provide, the pleasantness/helpfulness of the wedding coordinators, and the beauty of the venue, it's a good value for the cost.
We had a great experience with The Merion. People are still talking about how fantastic the food was. I do have to admit Read more...
We had a great experience with The Merion. People are still talking about how fantastic the food was. I do have to admit that I liked the cocktail hour food better than the sit down dinner, but that's because the cocktail hour was so amazing! I even made a special request--to have a soft pretzel stand with assorted dipping sauces and The Merion made it happen. We really loved our wedding reception here and would definitely recommend it to others. It's a bit expensive, but they gave me and my husband a discount since he was in the military and just returned from a deployment. I only mention that since I think it was an amazing value for us, but we couldn't have afforded it otherwise. I still think that with the amount of food they provide, the pleasantness/helpfulness of the wedding coordinators, and the beauty of the venue, it's a good value for the cost. Read less
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Sabina
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
5 Star Reception for the most perfect wedding day! The Merion was phenomenal and far exceeded my expectations. Stephanie, our coordinator there, was such an asset and we are definitely looking forward to booking more events with them in the future!
5 Star Reception for the most perfect wedding day! The Merion was phenomenal and far exceeded my expectations. Stephanie, Read more...
5 Star Reception for the most perfect wedding day! The Merion was phenomenal and far exceeded my expectations. Stephanie, our coordinator there, was such an asset and we are definitely looking forward to booking more events with them in the future! Read less
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sujiq
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding was PERFECT, all thanks to the team at The Merion. The food is TO DIE FOR and the service is quick! My parents have been to MANY weddings, and this place was definitely one of the BEST in the NJ/PA area! You can't go wrong with them. The rooms are very elegant ballrooms that it makes you feel like a princess. The whole wedding experience there was so great, I want to do it all over again!
My wedding was PERFECT, all thanks to the team at The Merion. The food is TO DIE FOR and the service is quick! My parents Read more...
My wedding was PERFECT, all thanks to the team at The Merion. The food is TO DIE FOR and the service is quick! My parents have been to MANY weddings, and this place was definitely one of the BEST in the NJ/PA area! You can't go wrong with them. The rooms are very elegant ballrooms that it makes you feel like a princess. The whole wedding experience there was so great, I want to do it all over again! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Merion on March 26, 2011. The staff, service and food were all wonderful. The Merion caters to your every need so that your wedding day feels very special. Our coordinator, Denyse, was great to work with- very friendly and accommodating. Our family and friends are still talking about what a fantastic time they had at our wedding. The Merion is worth every penny you spend, and definately the place to have an outstanding wedding that you, your family and friends will never forget. Kim & Ed
We got married at the Merion on March 26, 2011. The staff, service and food were all wonderful. The Merion caters to your Read more...
We got married at the Merion on March 26, 2011. The staff, service and food were all wonderful. The Merion caters to your every need so that your wedding day feels very special. Our coordinator, Denyse, was great to work with- very friendly and accommodating. Our family and friends are still talking about what a fantastic time they had at our wedding. The Merion is worth every penny you spend, and definately the place to have an outstanding wedding that you, your family and friends will never forget. Kim & Ed Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
1/16/2011
5.0/5.0
The Merion gave me a dream wedding, there is no other way to put it. Every aspect of planning my wedding with the staff here was a dream from the moment we called them.

My husband and I were looking for a venue that was different and no one else from our area had gotten married. While The Merion was quite a bit further than we originally planned on going, I am so glad we took that chance. Everyone had told us we would have the moment where we just KNEW we found our hall and 15 halls into our search we were starting to think we were going to have to settle - we were wrong. From the minute we walked in the door, we KNEW this was it. The meeting was perfect - for one thing it was the ONLY hall out of the 15 we went to that actually had food for tasting on the initial visit which meant we actually got to see if we were going to like the food before we gave them a cent. They were a bit out of our budget range and worked with us to ensure we would not have to cut a thing from our wedding and still got the full experience the Merion offers. Everytime we needed to meet with them, it was actually something we looked forward to as it was an excuse to go to the hall.
The staff responded IMMEDIATELY to each and every phone call or email, the owners knew us by name, they granted every request we had that strayed from their normal menu and each and every guest felt we were absolutely justified in traveling so far to find this gem. Every aspect of the night was perfect thanks to the people at this venue, I could not say enough good things about them. My husband and I have already let everyone in the family know when we start a family, they should plan on traveling here for a Christening and if we have a girl, the Sweet 16 venue is selected! Thank you thank you thank you Merion for making my wedding dreams come true!
The Merion gave me a dream wedding, there is no other way to put it. Every aspect of planning my wedding with the staff Read more...
The Merion gave me a dream wedding, there is no other way to put it. Every aspect of planning my wedding with the staff here was a dream from the moment we called them.

My husband and I were looking for a venue that was different and no one else from our area had gotten married. While The Merion was quite a bit further than we originally planned on going, I am so glad we took that chance. Everyone had told us we would have the moment where we just KNEW we found our hall and 15 halls into our search we were starting to think we were going to have to settle - we were wrong. From the minute we walked in the door, we KNEW this was it. The meeting was perfect - for one thing it was the ONLY hall out of the 15 we went to that actually had food for tasting on the initial visit which meant we actually got to see if we were going to like the food before we gave them a cent. They were a bit out of our budget range and worked with us to ensure we would not have to cut a thing from our wedding and still got the full experience the Merion offers. Everytime we needed to meet with them, it was actually something we looked forward to as it was an excuse to go to the hall.
The staff responded IMMEDIATELY to each and every phone call or email, the owners knew us by name, they granted every request we had that strayed from their normal menu and each and every guest felt we were absolutely justified in traveling so far to find this gem. Every aspect of the night was perfect thanks to the people at this venue, I could not say enough good things about them. My husband and I have already let everyone in the family know when we start a family, they should plan on traveling here for a Christening and if we have a girl, the Sweet 16 venue is selected! Thank you thank you thank you Merion for making my wedding dreams come true! Read less
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Gracef
Wedding:
9/6/2010
5.0/5.0
I just had my reception at The Merion, and took pictures. The location was convenient for us because my family is from Pennsylvania, and my husband from New York, so we met half way. All four rooms are a dream!!! We had our cocktail hour upstairs in the room with the glass dome at sunset, and the set up for the food was beautiful, and everything tasted delicious. Densye DiSilvestro was awesome to work with, all the staff made you feel like you were the only bride the were working with. The Chef is great too!!! Gorgeous place for a wedding!
I just had my reception at The Merion, and took pictures. The location was convenient for us because my family is from Read more...
I just had my reception at The Merion, and took pictures. The location was convenient for us because my family is from Pennsylvania, and my husband from New York, so we met half way. All four rooms are a dream!!! We had our cocktail hour upstairs in the room with the glass dome at sunset, and the set up for the food was beautiful, and everything tasted delicious. Densye DiSilvestro was awesome to work with, all the staff made you feel like you were the only bride the were working with. The Chef is great too!!! Gorgeous place for a wedding! Read less
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Cheryl
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I had both my ceremony and reception at the Merion. We used the Palazzo ballroom for the ceremony, and the Skylight ballroom for the reception. Both my husband and I were extremely happy with everything that the Merion did. As many other reviewers have said, when you have an affair at the Merion, your guests will rave about it for quite sometime.
The facility is georgous, and the service was amazing. I have received so many compliments from my guests about how beautiful the wedding was. The food was awesome, and boy was there alot of it. I am hoping that if any more of my friends or relatives get engaged, they will have their wedding there so I can really take time to enjoy it. I am vegetarian and was really pleased with my dinner choice. The cake was very delicous as well. I am still eating it.
Cliff and Denyse did an excellent job running things and assisting us. I also used some of their preferred vendors, and was very happy. My wedding was everything I hoped it would be plus more. The best part was watching everyone have so much fun!
I had both my ceremony and reception at the Merion. We used the Palazzo ballroom for the ceremony, and the Skylight Read more...
I had both my ceremony and reception at the Merion. We used the Palazzo ballroom for the ceremony, and the Skylight ballroom for the reception. Both my husband and I were extremely happy with everything that the Merion did. As many other reviewers have said, when you have an affair at the Merion, your guests will rave about it for quite sometime.
The facility is georgous, and the service was amazing. I have received so many compliments from my guests about how beautiful the wedding was. The food was awesome, and boy was there alot of it. I am hoping that if any more of my friends or relatives get engaged, they will have their wedding there so I can really take time to enjoy it. I am vegetarian and was really pleased with my dinner choice. The cake was very delicous as well. I am still eating it.
Cliff and Denyse did an excellent job running things and assisting us. I also used some of their preferred vendors, and was very happy. My wedding was everything I hoped it would be plus more. The best part was watching everyone have so much fun! Read less
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ree629
Wedding:
8/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Imagine being greeted by valet service and a beautiful water fountain at the entrance of a wedding venue. You walk in and are awed by glistening marble floors, vaulted ceilings, and a impeccable grand staircase. This is the first impression one would get when visiting The Merion. On August 15, 2010, I married my best friend at The Merion in Cinnaminson, NJ. Both our ceremony and reception were convened there and our guests raved aboout the ambiance, delicious food, and overall experience.
Cathy Schepis was our event planner, and she made sure that our every need was met in regards to preparation- she was always there for my 101 phone calls before the wedding. :) You won't be displeased if you book your wedding here!
Imagine being greeted by valet service and a beautiful water fountain at the entrance of a wedding venue. You walk in and Read more...
Imagine being greeted by valet service and a beautiful water fountain at the entrance of a wedding venue. You walk in and are awed by glistening marble floors, vaulted ceilings, and a impeccable grand staircase. This is the first impression one would get when visiting The Merion. On August 15, 2010, I married my best friend at The Merion in Cinnaminson, NJ. Both our ceremony and reception were convened there and our guests raved aboout the ambiance, delicious food, and overall experience.
Cathy Schepis was our event planner, and she made sure that our every need was met in regards to preparation- she was always there for my 101 phone calls before the wedding. :) You won't be displeased if you book your wedding here! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The most amazing reception hall! I couldn't imagine having my wedding anywhere else!
The most amazing reception hall! I couldn't imagine having my wedding anywhere else!
The most amazing reception hall! I couldn't imagine having my wedding anywhere else! Read less
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ctracy731
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Merion in Cinnaminson. Everything was wonderful!!!! The staff at the Merion are very professional. When we decided to have our wedding at the Merion we knew it was a little expensive but it turned out to be well worth the cost. The cocktail hour was insane!!! So much food!! The service throughout dinner was exceptional. The bartenders did an awesome job as well. Guests are still talking about how wonderful the wedding was. I do not have one single complaint. I would recommend that future brides take some time to enjoy the day as the food was delicious, but I hardly ate a thing!!
We had our wedding at the Merion in Cinnaminson. Everything was wonderful!!!! The staff at the Merion are very Read more...
We had our wedding at the Merion in Cinnaminson. Everything was wonderful!!!! The staff at the Merion are very professional. When we decided to have our wedding at the Merion we knew it was a little expensive but it turned out to be well worth the cost. The cocktail hour was insane!!! So much food!! The service throughout dinner was exceptional. The bartenders did an awesome job as well. Guests are still talking about how wonderful the wedding was. I do not have one single complaint. I would recommend that future brides take some time to enjoy the day as the food was delicious, but I hardly ate a thing!! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
11/20/2009
5.0/5.0
The Merion truly made the wedding of my dreams. The entire staff was professional and polite, and the food was AMAZING. I am still getting rave reviews from my guests how it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I would most definitely recommend the Merion, over and over again!
The Merion truly made the wedding of my dreams. The entire staff was professional and polite, and the food was AMAZING. I Read more...
The Merion truly made the wedding of my dreams. The entire staff was professional and polite, and the food was AMAZING. I am still getting rave reviews from my guests how it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I would most definitely recommend the Merion, over and over again! Read less
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LF622
Wedding:
8/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Just had my wedding there on August 16, 2009.. and it was PERFECT! My coordinator Jen was a complete doll! The place is absolutely stunning and flawless, everything is immaculate! The food is 5 star and then some! No one left hungry from our wedding! Everyone kept saying how beautiful the venue was, and asked if I could have another function there because it was THAT good! Would HIGHLY reccomend having your wedding here! Everything went off with out a hitch, this venue is a real GEM!
Just had my wedding there on August 16, 2009.. and it was PERFECT! My coordinator Jen was a complete doll! The place is Read more...
Just had my wedding there on August 16, 2009.. and it was PERFECT! My coordinator Jen was a complete doll! The place is absolutely stunning and flawless, everything is immaculate! The food is 5 star and then some! No one left hungry from our wedding! Everyone kept saying how beautiful the venue was, and asked if I could have another function there because it was THAT good! Would HIGHLY reccomend having your wedding here! Everything went off with out a hitch, this venue is a real GEM! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/29/2009
5.0/5.0
After looking at a few local places in Philadelphia, I saw an ad in a bridal magazine for The Merion and decided to expand my search into South Jersey. And I am SO glad I did. I don’t have one bad thing to say about the venue, or our wedding coordinator Sue Aita.

This place is top-notch from the ballrooms to the food and the service is impeccable. Three and a half years after my wedding, people are still talking about it. I held my reception in the Skylight Ballroom and couldn’t have imagined how amazing it would feel to have my first dance under the dome with the stars above us. The food was plentiful and delicious. In fact a family member thought the cocktail hour WAS the dinner. And we always had our server close-by to refill drinks, get us food or let us know how we were doing with timing.

To say this place is amazing doesn’t do it justice. I only hope that I can afford to have my daughter’s wedding there when the time comes!
After looking at a few local places in Philadelphia, I saw an ad in a bridal magazine for The Merion and decided to expand Read more...
After looking at a few local places in Philadelphia, I saw an ad in a bridal magazine for The Merion and decided to expand my search into South Jersey. And I am SO glad I did. I don’t have one bad thing to say about the venue, or our wedding coordinator Sue Aita.

This place is top-notch from the ballrooms to the food and the service is impeccable. Three and a half years after my wedding, people are still talking about it. I held my reception in the Skylight Ballroom and couldn’t have imagined how amazing it would feel to have my first dance under the dome with the stars above us. The food was plentiful and delicious. In fact a family member thought the cocktail hour WAS the dinner. And we always had our server close-by to refill drinks, get us food or let us know how we were doing with timing.

To say this place is amazing doesn’t do it justice. I only hope that I can afford to have my daughter’s wedding there when the time comes! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
People are still talking about my wedding! The Merion is everything you can ask for. Service, Food, Professionalism. Just amazing. Sue Aita was my coordinator and was fantastic. Very flexible and understanding.

One bit of advice!... we were the only wedding that night at the Merion. We had the Skylight room which is on the 2nd floor. There were parties below on the first floor including a Communion party. We actually had WEDDING CRASHERS!! Rude people brought their friends and flock of children up to our party to eat from our desserts. When confronted, they laughed and went back stairs. It wasn't until a little later that more of them dared to come back up and take more of our food! When booking with the Merion please make sure you emphasize that you do not want anyone other then the wedding attendees allowed near your party.
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People are still talking about my wedding! The Merion is everything you can ask for. Service, Food, Professionalism. Just amazing. Sue Aita was my coordinator and was fantastic. Very flexible and understanding.

One bit of advice!... we were the only wedding that night at the Merion. We had the Skylight room which is on the 2nd floor. There were parties below on the first floor including a Communion party. We actually had WEDDING CRASHERS!! Rude people brought their friends and flock of children up to our party to eat from our desserts. When confronted, they laughed and went back stairs. It wasn't until a little later that more of them dared to come back up and take more of our food! When booking with the Merion please make sure you emphasize that you do not want anyone other then the wedding attendees allowed near your party. Read less
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Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
The best venue for the best food, best decor and wedding ambience.
The staff went beyond our expectations in attending not only guests but also groom and bride.
The food was perfect from start to finish.

Highly recommended for a wedding. Service and food are superb.
The best venue for the best food, best decor and wedding ambience.
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The best venue for the best food, best decor and wedding ambience.
The staff went beyond our expectations in attending not only guests but also groom and bride.
The food was perfect from start to finish.

Highly recommended for a wedding. Service and food are superb. Read less
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David
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
One word...WOW. I don't have the vocabulary to express how blown away everyone was by our experience here. The facility is unspeakably gorgeous, the staff are polished and highly-trained.

We had the night of our lives, and would HIGHLY encourage anyone looking for a venue in New Jersey to make an appointment to walk through the Merion.
One word...WOW. I don't have the vocabulary to express how blown away everyone was by our experience here. The facility is Read more...
One word...WOW. I don't have the vocabulary to express how blown away everyone was by our experience here. The facility is unspeakably gorgeous, the staff are polished and highly-trained.

We had the night of our lives, and would HIGHLY encourage anyone looking for a venue in New Jersey to make an appointment to walk through the Merion. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/30/2008
5.0/5.0
We had the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at The Merion. Everything was fantastic and it ran exceptionally smooth. The guests raved about the food and the appearance of the ballroom. We never had any problems communicating with the staff in the months leading up to the wedding. Everyone was professional and worked really hard to make the day special.
We had the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at The Merion. Everything was fantastic and it ran exceptionally smooth. Read more...
We had the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at The Merion. Everything was fantastic and it ran exceptionally smooth. The guests raved about the food and the appearance of the ballroom. We never had any problems communicating with the staff in the months leading up to the wedding. Everyone was professional and worked really hard to make the day special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
My husband and I had both our ceremony and reception at the Merion in March. Everything from the food, to the decor and service was incredible. Not only had the Merion followed through with everything we had discussed when we signed our contract but they added things we hadn't even expected such as handing out breakfast sandwiches to our guests when they were leaving! Stephanie Lewis was our coordinator and she was wonderful - any special requests we had she accommodated and executed perfectly from how we wanted our napkins folded to setting up our "first look". She kept everything under control and at no point during the day of our event did we have to do anything aside enjoy ourselves. She made sure that everything ran smoothly. When comparing experiences with other couples who were recently married I felt incredibly happy that we had chosen the Merion because whereas other couples complained of upcharges for petty things we never experiences such a thing with the Merion. The food was fantastic, the presentation was beautiful and there was more than enough to go around. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone getting married - you will not be sorry!
My husband and I had both our ceremony and reception at the Merion in March. Everything from the food, to the decor and Read more...
My husband and I had both our ceremony and reception at the Merion in March. Everything from the food, to the decor and service was incredible. Not only had the Merion followed through with everything we had discussed when we signed our contract but they added things we hadn't even expected such as handing out breakfast sandwiches to our guests when they were leaving! Stephanie Lewis was our coordinator and she was wonderful - any special requests we had she accommodated and executed perfectly from how we wanted our napkins folded to setting up our "first look". She kept everything under control and at no point during the day of our event did we have to do anything aside enjoy ourselves. She made sure that everything ran smoothly. When comparing experiences with other couples who were recently married I felt incredibly happy that we had chosen the Merion because whereas other couples complained of upcharges for petty things we never experiences such a thing with the Merion. The food was fantastic, the presentation was beautiful and there was more than enough to go around. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone getting married - you will not be sorry! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Simply put: THE BEST! No venue we visited outdid The Merion! Best of the best. Stephanie is an amazing coordinator , I highly reccomend!!
Simply put: THE BEST! No venue we visited outdid The Merion! Best of the best. Stephanie is an amazing coordinator , I Read more...
Simply put: THE BEST! No venue we visited outdid The Merion! Best of the best. Stephanie is an amazing coordinator , I highly reccomend!! Read less
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Chidinma
Wedding:
12/4/2010
4.9/5.0
You can't beat the Merion! They are the best and the food is amazing. They are very accomodating to every request and are willing to do whatever you ask for your event. I will continue to use them for many events in the future. They are the best!
You can't beat the Merion! They are the best and the food is amazing. They are very accomodating to every request and are Read more...
You can't beat the Merion! They are the best and the food is amazing. They are very accomodating to every request and are willing to do whatever you ask for your event. I will continue to use them for many events in the future. They are the best! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
11/6/2010
4.9/5.0
This place was fantastic. They made every detail of the whole day go so smoothly that there was nothing to worry about. They really tried to individualize my wedding for my own personal tastes, as far as food and theme, and my guests were blown away by both how beautiful it was, and how incredible the food and service was. I've never seen anything like it in my life!
This place was fantastic. They made every detail of the whole day go so smoothly that there was nothing to worry about. Read more...
This place was fantastic. They made every detail of the whole day go so smoothly that there was nothing to worry about. They really tried to individualize my wedding for my own personal tastes, as far as food and theme, and my guests were blown away by both how beautiful it was, and how incredible the food and service was. I've never seen anything like it in my life! Read less
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Siby
Wedding:
12/7/2013
4.8/5.0
The Merion is a great place for a wedding. We are extremely happy that we chose this venue. It has tons of places to take pictures. They are a bit expensive but is flexible with pricing. The only issue is that since this place is in high demand there is a chance you will be 1 of 4 weddings/receptions at the same time.
The Merion is a great place for a wedding. We are extremely happy that we chose this venue. It has tons of places to take Read more...
The Merion is a great place for a wedding. We are extremely happy that we chose this venue. It has tons of places to take pictures. They are a bit expensive but is flexible with pricing. The only issue is that since this place is in high demand there is a chance you will be 1 of 4 weddings/receptions at the same time. Read less
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Elena
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.8/5.0
Had my son's wedding reception at the Merion. WOW, what not to say. Could not have been more pleased with everything, from the food, service, presentation, personalized care from Cathy, our planner and so much more. What a wonderful experience. Love the Merion!!
Had my son's wedding reception at the Merion. WOW, what not to say. Could not have been more pleased with everything, from Read more...
Had my son's wedding reception at the Merion. WOW, what not to say. Could not have been more pleased with everything, from the food, service, presentation, personalized care from Cathy, our planner and so much more. What a wonderful experience. Love the Merion!! Read less
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1sigma4life
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.8/5.0
We walked into the The Merion and saw the Skylight ballroom and were done. We chose the Merion based on the room and everything else fell into place. Cathy was amazing and the rest of staff made our weekend getaway just an all around amazing experience. We fully recommend this gem in South Jersey and wouldn't want it any other way. The food was amazing, the staff was amazing - our family and friends are still raving about the place and this is a credit to the Merion - Thank you sooooo much Cathy!!!
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We walked into the The Merion and saw the Skylight ballroom and were done. We chose the Merion based on the room and everything else fell into place. Cathy was amazing and the rest of staff made our weekend getaway just an all around amazing experience. We fully recommend this gem in South Jersey and wouldn't want it any other way. The food was amazing, the staff was amazing - our family and friends are still raving about the place and this is a credit to the Merion - Thank you sooooo much Cathy!!!
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Wedding:
3/22/2009
4.8/5.0
Guests were raving about the quality and amount of food from start to finish. The staff at the Merion really took care of not only the guests, but the bride and groom. There was someone there every step of the way from our entrance to the cake cutting. Thank you Merion for making our day such a great success!
Guests were raving about the quality and amount of food from start to finish. The staff at the Merion really took care of Read more...
Guests were raving about the quality and amount of food from start to finish. The staff at the Merion really took care of not only the guests, but the bride and groom. There was someone there every step of the way from our entrance to the cake cutting. Thank you Merion for making our day such a great success! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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JVichko
Wedding:
12/13/2008
4.8/5.0
The Merion was great to work with, though very pricey it is worth every penny! Our guests are still raving about the entire night. One downside is that there are other events going on at the same time but they really try their hardest to keep everyone separate!! We were on the top floor in the Skylight Ballroom and barely saw anyone that wasn't one of our guests. Sue was great to work with and helped make our day fabulous! Our Maitre D, Scott, was amazing and ensured everything was PERFECT!
The Merion was great to work with, though very pricey it is worth every penny! Our guests are still raving about the Read more...
The Merion was great to work with, though very pricey it is worth every penny! Our guests are still raving about the entire night. One downside is that there are other events going on at the same time but they really try their hardest to keep everyone separate!! We were on the top floor in the Skylight Ballroom and barely saw anyone that wasn't one of our guests. Sue was great to work with and helped make our day fabulous! Our Maitre D, Scott, was amazing and ensured everything was PERFECT! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/20/2008
4.8/5.0
My husband and I are very pleased with The Merion. We worked with Sue and she was amazing. She answered our questions promptly and was very flexible. The Merion is just gorgeous, everyone was commenting! The food is delicious and there is SO much of it! We had an amazing wedding reception! I would recommend this reception hall to all my friends!
My husband and I are very pleased with The Merion. We worked with Sue and she was amazing. She answered our questions Read more...
My husband and I are very pleased with The Merion. We worked with Sue and she was amazing. She answered our questions promptly and was very flexible. The Merion is just gorgeous, everyone was commenting! The food is delicious and there is SO much of it! We had an amazing wedding reception! I would recommend this reception hall to all my friends! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
9/29/2013
4.7/5.0
The Merion was a beautiful venue for my daughter's wedding. The Merion staff was very attentive, professional and nice. I thought it was a great value, I have never seen so much food offered at a cocktail hour or a dessert table. My guests are still raving. The Skylight Ballroom was beautiful!
The Merion was a beautiful venue for my daughter's wedding. The Merion staff was very attentive, professional and nice. I Read more...
The Merion was a beautiful venue for my daughter's wedding. The Merion staff was very attentive, professional and nice. I thought it was a great value, I have never seen so much food offered at a cocktail hour or a dessert table. My guests are still raving. The Skylight Ballroom was beautiful! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
11/13/2010
4.7/5.0
The Merion is a reception venue your guests will talk about for years. It's unforgettable with outstanding service. The merion would rather cut the cost than cut their outstanding service to maintain their reputation. The cocktail hour is spectacular, we extended it to 1.5 hours which was worth it since you really got to socialize. They also have outstanding white glove service for 4 courses. For the bride and groom they let us have as many dishes as we wanted, I had both the chicken and filet which were both to die for! Their dessert hour is outstanding. Everyone was so excited for it and over indulged :-). I couldn't have dreamed a more beautiful ballroom and reception! The matre D' was so helpful and easy to find. He communicated with the band, photographer, and videographer to make sure everyone knew the timing of the night so I didn't have to worry about anything but having fun! I recommend every bride to check out this venue if your planning a formal affair!


The only negatives were minor.
Sometimes it took a while to get a response to questions when not within 2 months of your wedding. Also the night of the wedding they served the wrong sauce on the fish, however all the guests loved it and didn't notice.
The Merion is a reception venue your guests will talk about for years. It's unforgettable with outstanding service. The Read more...
The Merion is a reception venue your guests will talk about for years. It's unforgettable with outstanding service. The merion would rather cut the cost than cut their outstanding service to maintain their reputation. The cocktail hour is spectacular, we extended it to 1.5 hours which was worth it since you really got to socialize. They also have outstanding white glove service for 4 courses. For the bride and groom they let us have as many dishes as we wanted, I had both the chicken and filet which were both to die for! Their dessert hour is outstanding. Everyone was so excited for it and over indulged :-). I couldn't have dreamed a more beautiful ballroom and reception! The matre D' was so helpful and easy to find. He communicated with the band, photographer, and videographer to make sure everyone knew the timing of the night so I didn't have to worry about anything but having fun! I recommend every bride to check out this venue if your planning a formal affair!


The only negatives were minor.
Sometimes it took a while to get a response to questions when not within 2 months of your wedding. Also the night of the wedding they served the wrong sauce on the fish, however all the guests loved it and didn't notice. Read less
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lmj0122
Wedding:
5/3/2008
4.7/5.0
The Merion was a fantastic place to have both our ceremony and reception. All the details of the day were taken care of, taking a lot of stress away from us. They were very professional and the service is amazing!
The Merion was a fantastic place to have both our ceremony and reception. All the details of the day were taken care of, Read more...
The Merion was a fantastic place to have both our ceremony and reception. All the details of the day were taken care of, taking a lot of stress away from us. They were very professional and the service is amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
The Merion had great food and was a beautiful venue! Our guests can't stop talking about the amount and quality of the food at our reception.
The Merion had great food and was a beautiful venue! Our guests can't stop talking about the amount and quality of the Read more...
The Merion had great food and was a beautiful venue! Our guests can't stop talking about the amount and quality of the food at our reception. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Merion last week and it was amazing! Stephanie Lewis was our coordinator and she did a great job the day of and the month leading up to the wedding to get us everything we wanted. There were a few hiccups the day of but nothing crazy! We also got our Wedding Cake there and Diane did an unbelievable job!! All of our guests told us that we won the "Best Food Wedding" ever! Our only wish was that we got to take some of the fabulous food home because as I'm sure you all know, you barely get to eat the day of! We would definitely recommend the Merion to other people (and already have)! Thanks for everything Merion! You sure made it a day NO ONE could forget!!
Jessica and Marco
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We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Merion last week and it was amazing! Stephanie Lewis was our coordinator and she did a great job the day of and the month leading up to the wedding to get us everything we wanted. There were a few hiccups the day of but nothing crazy! We also got our Wedding Cake there and Diane did an unbelievable job!! All of our guests told us that we won the "Best Food Wedding" ever! Our only wish was that we got to take some of the fabulous food home because as I'm sure you all know, you barely get to eat the day of! We would definitely recommend the Merion to other people (and already have)! Thanks for everything Merion! You sure made it a day NO ONE could forget!!
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Kissiekat
Wedding:
7/3/2008
4.5/5.0
I couldn't have asked for anything more! The reception was beautiful, the ballroom was decorated just the way we asked. The food was amazing and service was excellent. Our guests raved about both and said they had never seen anything like it. With everything else you have to worry about that day it was good to know that our family and friends were taken care of. The cake decorator was great to work with and it was included with the price. She designed a cake topper just to fit us! I would definitly reccommend!
I couldn't have asked for anything more! The reception was beautiful, the ballroom was decorated just the way we asked. Read more...
I couldn't have asked for anything more! The reception was beautiful, the ballroom was decorated just the way we asked. The food was amazing and service was excellent. Our guests raved about both and said they had never seen anything like it. With everything else you have to worry about that day it was good to know that our family and friends were taken care of. The cake decorator was great to work with and it was included with the price. She designed a cake topper just to fit us! I would definitly reccommend! Read less
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Razzdeca
Wedding:
4/11/2008
4.5/5.0
Beautiful and convenient. Great service and very flexible
Beautiful and convenient. Great service and very flexible
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
The Merion was beautiful and the staff was so friendly. Sue, our wedding coordinator, was incredibly professional, helpful, and understanding. Everything was so beautiful, I still have friends asking me for the Merion's contact information. The only downside was the fact that they didn't serve some of the hors d'oeuvres and the stations we had requested, and the bridal party got really crappy food during the cocktail hour. However, out of all of the things that could go wrong, those were really minor issues. The fact that the Merion was able to complete the other 300 things on their checklist for our wedding and reception indicates that they still deserve an A- for their service.
The Merion was beautiful and the staff was so friendly. Sue, our wedding coordinator, was incredibly professional, Read more...
The Merion was beautiful and the staff was so friendly. Sue, our wedding coordinator, was incredibly professional, helpful, and understanding. Everything was so beautiful, I still have friends asking me for the Merion's contact information. The only downside was the fact that they didn't serve some of the hors d'oeuvres and the stations we had requested, and the bridal party got really crappy food during the cocktail hour. However, out of all of the things that could go wrong, those were really minor issues. The fact that the Merion was able to complete the other 300 things on their checklist for our wedding and reception indicates that they still deserve an A- for their service. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/12/2011
4.4/5.0
Our reception was in the "Skylight Ballroom" at the Merion which is a gorgeous ballroom with a dome glass ceiling, a circular dance floor and so much space that it feels very grand. The cocktail hour room is the perfect size and the service is great. The amount of food is AMAZING, all of my guests raved to my husband and I all night long about the variety, quality and taste of the food. The service is amazing, every room in the venue is gorgeous and the choices they offer allow you to customize you're wedding and make it perfect for you.
Our reception was in the "Skylight Ballroom" at the Merion which is a gorgeous ballroom with a dome glass ceiling, a Read more...
Our reception was in the "Skylight Ballroom" at the Merion which is a gorgeous ballroom with a dome glass ceiling, a circular dance floor and so much space that it feels very grand. The cocktail hour room is the perfect size and the service is great. The amount of food is AMAZING, all of my guests raved to my husband and I all night long about the variety, quality and taste of the food. The service is amazing, every room in the venue is gorgeous and the choices they offer allow you to customize you're wedding and make it perfect for you. Read less
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Jacquelyn
Wedding:
3/6/2009
4.4/5.0
AMAZING, AMAZING! What an incredible facility. It is definitley worth the money we spent. Our guest to this day still talk about how wonderful of a wedding we had. The Merion truly took care of the bride and groom and our guests. The food is spectacular. They had an amazing spread from cocktail hour right through to the very end of the evening. I would recommend The Merion to anyone who is planning on getting married. They even have a little chapel in the bottom level that looks like a church. It is very convenient. I can't say enough about them! The only issue I had which is why I didn't give them five stars is that It was very hard for me to get in contact with out coordinator. I did get some attitude from the people that worked there and my phone calls were never returned when I did leave messages. Overall a wonderfull place, first class service!!!!!
AMAZING, AMAZING! What an incredible facility. It is definitley worth the money we spent. Our guest to this day still talk Read more...
AMAZING, AMAZING! What an incredible facility. It is definitley worth the money we spent. Our guest to this day still talk about how wonderful of a wedding we had. The Merion truly took care of the bride and groom and our guests. The food is spectacular. They had an amazing spread from cocktail hour right through to the very end of the evening. I would recommend The Merion to anyone who is planning on getting married. They even have a little chapel in the bottom level that looks like a church. It is very convenient. I can't say enough about them! The only issue I had which is why I didn't give them five stars is that It was very hard for me to get in contact with out coordinator. I did get some attitude from the people that worked there and my phone calls were never returned when I did leave messages. Overall a wonderfull place, first class service!!!!! Read less
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Portia
Wedding:
7/19/2008
4.4/5.0
fabulous service, delicious food and beautiful cake, not economical for child guests or no-show guests
fabulous service, delicious food and beautiful cake, not economical for child guests or no-show guests
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
The Merion was amazing. I would definitely recommend The Merion to anyone who is looking to have their reception there. We worked with Susan from start to finish. She was very professional and was able to answer all our questions and was there for us whenever we needed her. We were in the Palace ballroom as the Skylight room was not available on the date we wanted. The food was awesome. Our guest are still amazed and can't stop raving about the cocktail hour and their dinner and how good it was.
The Merion was amazing. I would definitely recommend The Merion to anyone who is looking to have their reception there. We Read more...
The Merion was amazing. I would definitely recommend The Merion to anyone who is looking to have their reception there. We worked with Susan from start to finish. She was very professional and was able to answer all our questions and was there for us whenever we needed her. We were in the Palace ballroom as the Skylight room was not available on the date we wanted. The food was awesome. Our guest are still amazed and can't stop raving about the cocktail hour and their dinner and how good it was. Read less
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derkoboni
Wedding:
10/27/2007
4.3/5.0
The Merion was BEAUTIFUL. We did have some moments where things were difficult, but I believe such is the nature with any business relationship. Many of the staff are newer, and we were there in a time of transition. There were no catastophes, not even close, and they really contributed 100% to an amazing reception. I'd recommend The Merion to anyone.
The Merion was BEAUTIFUL. We did have some moments where things were difficult, but I believe such is the nature with any Read more...
The Merion was BEAUTIFUL. We did have some moments where things were difficult, but I believe such is the nature with any business relationship. Many of the staff are newer, and we were there in a time of transition. There were no catastophes, not even close, and they really contributed 100% to an amazing reception. I'd recommend The Merion to anyone. Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
6/20/2014
4.2/5.0
Every guest I have spoken to says this was the best wedding they have ever been to in their lives. I believe The Merion can throw an amazing party, and the staff is THE BEST, but they do come with the PRICE TAG of being THE BEST.
Our Maître D was Don and he went above and beyond, and took us to our hotel when the bus we hired never came back for the bride and groom, and would not accept the bus driver’s tip bc we had already “tipped him enough.” Our head server was Maria, and she was phenomenal and speaks Portuguese which helped because some of our guests spoke mainly Portuguese and very poor English. Our coordinator was Denyse, and she was awesome, I had some Portuguese soda, and water at the reception that I did not request, and I think it was a surprise from Denyse!
With everything said, there is room for improvement….in the case of the Merion that is a man named Cliff. He looks like the villain from a Disney movie, Mr. Burns from the Simpsons..a used car salesman..he is just downright shady an sleazy! He tried violating the contract by saying he could not provide the wine listed in our contract in August 2013, 3 days prior to our wedding in June 2014. It was straightened out the next day and the wine was “magically found.” There was also a discrepancy in my numbers..I had 5 extra people show up, but 6 who said they would come but didn’t and one vendor did not show..So technically the Merion would owe me one guest and one vendor, But that didn’t happen. Cliff got Denyse to do his dirty work and get me in and give him $790 cash for the 5 people that came the day after my wedding.
The Merion is THE BEST place to get married, and Denyse is their best coordinator! They have a lot of great food and great staff, but 1 or maybe 2 sleazy higher-ups. Just remember, they have a great team otherwise, a team who cares and is there to make your day special, and it will make you want to tip them even morehaving to put up with guys like Cliff everyday!
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Every guest I have spoken to says this was the best wedding they have ever been to in their lives. I believe The Merion can throw an amazing party, and the staff is THE BEST, but they do come with the PRICE TAG of being THE BEST.
Our Maître D was Don and he went above and beyond, and took us to our hotel when the bus we hired never came back for the bride and groom, and would not accept the bus driver’s tip bc we had already “tipped him enough.” Our head server was Maria, and she was phenomenal and speaks Portuguese which helped because some of our guests spoke mainly Portuguese and very poor English. Our coordinator was Denyse, and she was awesome, I had some Portuguese soda, and water at the reception that I did not request, and I think it was a surprise from Denyse!
With everything said, there is room for improvement….in the case of the Merion that is a man named Cliff. He looks like the villain from a Disney movie, Mr. Burns from the Simpsons..a used car salesman..he is just downright shady an sleazy! He tried violating the contract by saying he could not provide the wine listed in our contract in August 2013, 3 days prior to our wedding in June 2014. It was straightened out the next day and the wine was “magically found.” There was also a discrepancy in my numbers..I had 5 extra people show up, but 6 who said they would come but didn’t and one vendor did not show..So technically the Merion would owe me one guest and one vendor, But that didn’t happen. Cliff got Denyse to do his dirty work and get me in and give him $790 cash for the 5 people that came the day after my wedding.
The Merion is THE BEST place to get married, and Denyse is their best coordinator! They have a lot of great food and great staff, but 1 or maybe 2 sleazy higher-ups. Just remember, they have a great team otherwise, a team who cares and is there to make your day special, and it will make you want to tip them even morehaving to put up with guys like Cliff everyday! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
The Merion is simply the best! Our wedding reception was fabulous and everyone had a wonderful time.
The Merion is simply the best! Our wedding reception was fabulous and everyone had a wonderful time.
The Merion is simply the best! Our wedding reception was fabulous and everyone had a wonderful time. Read less
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Marina
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.2/5.0
The Merion is a beautiful venue, and the food was excellent. All of our guests were so happy with the amount and quality of the food. Vincenzo went out of his way to accomodate all of our requests. We were happy with everything from this vendor, my only complaint is the lack of communication, and many unreturned phone calls from my event coordinator.
The Merion is a beautiful venue, and the food was excellent. All of our guests were so happy with the amount and quality Read more...
The Merion is a beautiful venue, and the food was excellent. All of our guests were so happy with the amount and quality of the food. Vincenzo went out of his way to accomodate all of our requests. We were happy with everything from this vendor, my only complaint is the lack of communication, and many unreturned phone calls from my event coordinator. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.2/5.0
The Merion is a beautiful venue with so much to offer a couple getting married. My husband and I booked the Merion about a year and a half before our wedding date so were able to get the room we wanted, but the consultant we booked with had left and the communication line got a bit muddled. It took me a while to be able to get a hold of our new consultant and to begin the process of discussing details.

During our food tasting experience, we sat the whole evening watching the coordinators going to all the other tables, but at the end of the night no one had come to us. When I told the manager how unhappy I was with the service, they immediately set up another time for us to come in for a private meeting to discuss the details that we hadn't that evening.

Although this definitely made us happier that they would do whatever they could to make us happy, it just seemed that our coordinator was a bit fake...that's a harsh word, but that's what it felt like. They treat you like you know every little detail of what they have planned that night so make sure you have your question list ready.

Now that we got through the bad things, the day of our wedding was absolutely wonderful! We had a server with my husband and me all night helping us with our drinks, keeping us on schedule, everything a bride could ever wish for. The actual day of the event was amazing, but it was just getting up to that day that was tough.
The Merion is a beautiful venue with so much to offer a couple getting married. My husband and I booked the Merion about a Read more...
The Merion is a beautiful venue with so much to offer a couple getting married. My husband and I booked the Merion about a year and a half before our wedding date so were able to get the room we wanted, but the consultant we booked with had left and the communication line got a bit muddled. It took me a while to be able to get a hold of our new consultant and to begin the process of discussing details.

During our food tasting experience, we sat the whole evening watching the coordinators going to all the other tables, but at the end of the night no one had come to us. When I told the manager how unhappy I was with the service, they immediately set up another time for us to come in for a private meeting to discuss the details that we hadn't that evening.

Although this definitely made us happier that they would do whatever they could to make us happy, it just seemed that our coordinator was a bit fake...that's a harsh word, but that's what it felt like. They treat you like you know every little detail of what they have planned that night so make sure you have your question list ready.

Now that we got through the bad things, the day of our wedding was absolutely wonderful! We had a server with my husband and me all night helping us with our drinks, keeping us on schedule, everything a bride could ever wish for. The actual day of the event was amazing, but it was just getting up to that day that was tough. Read less
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PuffinBride
Wedding:
7/13/2008
4.1/5.0
The place was amazing and beautiful. People continue to still talk about how beautiful it was, however, the only reason I would not give it a 100% is because the food came out alittle later then expected.
The people who work there are so nice and friendly and is was truly a night I will never forget. Thank you to the MERION
The place was amazing and beautiful. People continue to still talk about how beautiful it was, however, the only reason I Read more...
The place was amazing and beautiful. People continue to still talk about how beautiful it was, however, the only reason I would not give it a 100% is because the food came out alittle later then expected.
The people who work there are so nice and friendly and is was truly a night I will never forget. Thank you to the MERION Read less
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lzephirin
Wedding:
9/30/2007
4.1/5.0
This venue was exquisite and beautiful! The offered discounted rate for Sunday weddings! The have 5 huge banquet rooms with excellent themes. My room was on the lower level and have a New York Contemporary theme. Each room has its own bridal suite with a huge bathroom for bridal dressing. The bar service is all top shelf and special request. The menu was plentiful with 5 courses and a champagne toast. The even do a surprise ceremony to the bridal with roses and sparkles presented to you in front of your guest. Valet, and butlered service is also included. I think it was excellent for a calssy, sophisticated event. the food was good, but there servents are a bit rough around the edges and I did loose my toasting glasses during my reception. My follow up after was not very good, but in all it was a beautiful location and people still talk about to this day.
This venue was exquisite and beautiful! The offered discounted rate for Sunday weddings! The have 5 huge banquet rooms Read more...
This venue was exquisite and beautiful! The offered discounted rate for Sunday weddings! The have 5 huge banquet rooms with excellent themes. My room was on the lower level and have a New York Contemporary theme. Each room has its own bridal suite with a huge bathroom for bridal dressing. The bar service is all top shelf and special request. The menu was plentiful with 5 courses and a champagne toast. The even do a surprise ceremony to the bridal with roses and sparkles presented to you in front of your guest. Valet, and butlered service is also included. I think it was excellent for a calssy, sophisticated event. the food was good, but there servents are a bit rough around the edges and I did loose my toasting glasses during my reception. My follow up after was not very good, but in all it was a beautiful location and people still talk about to this day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.8/5.0
First of all, our wedding was beautiful. We received many compliments on the food and the location. Don’t get me wrong, the Merion is lovely. They are just a lot of hidden fees. Everything was paid in full before the wedding. Then the minute the reception was over, the Merion coordinator comes running up to me asking about a $500 fee for the complimentary parking. Yes, they charge $500 for COMPLEMENTARY parking. Also, we paid an additional fee to have a cotton candy maker. About five people were able to get cotton candy before they shut the dessert room down because the reception time was over. It was such a waste of money and I wish I had known before I added it. Another thing, we decided to rent chairs from another company- the Merion charges a $500 fee to move their own chairs out of the ballroom. Now, if you use their company to rent the chairs, there is no fee. Another thing, the Merion had told us that as the guests were leaving the reception, they would be handed sandwiches and coffee/ tea. Not one person was offered anything as they left. Finally, I had provided cake boxes for our wedding cake to be sliced and placed in for the guests to take home with them. I had about 100 boxes left over. I was sent home with the top four tiers of our cake. A lot of our guests didn’t get any cake to take home since it wasn’t placed in boxes. My boxes were thrown out and four tiers were sent home with the bride and groom. I would have preferred all the cake to be cut up and placed at the door. It just seemed like a waste of cake boxes and wedding cake.

Overall, our wedding was amazing. But there are some things I wish I knew going into the whole wedding planning.
First of all, our wedding was beautiful. We received many compliments on the food and the location. Don’t get me wrong, Read more...
First of all, our wedding was beautiful. We received many compliments on the food and the location. Don’t get me wrong, the Merion is lovely. They are just a lot of hidden fees. Everything was paid in full before the wedding. Then the minute the reception was over, the Merion coordinator comes running up to me asking about a $500 fee for the complimentary parking. Yes, they charge $500 for COMPLEMENTARY parking. Also, we paid an additional fee to have a cotton candy maker. About five people were able to get cotton candy before they shut the dessert room down because the reception time was over. It was such a waste of money and I wish I had known before I added it. Another thing, we decided to rent chairs from another company- the Merion charges a $500 fee to move their own chairs out of the ballroom. Now, if you use their company to rent the chairs, there is no fee. Another thing, the Merion had told us that as the guests were leaving the reception, they would be handed sandwiches and coffee/ tea. Not one person was offered anything as they left. Finally, I had provided cake boxes for our wedding cake to be sliced and placed in for the guests to take home with them. I had about 100 boxes left over. I was sent home with the top four tiers of our cake. A lot of our guests didn’t get any cake to take home since it wasn’t placed in boxes. My boxes were thrown out and four tiers were sent home with the bride and groom. I would have preferred all the cake to be cut up and placed at the door. It just seemed like a waste of cake boxes and wedding cake.

Overall, our wedding was amazing. But there are some things I wish I knew going into the whole wedding planning. Read less
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Carmella
Wedding:
7/7/2012
3.1/5.0
A little over a month ago I had the wedding of my dreams. It was the most magical day. Getting ready with my friends all morning, pictures and The Navy Yard and then Merion Caterers for an unforgettable reception.
Ladies if you go to The Merion DO NOT upgrade your cake. I paid for a cake and the pastry chef made a cake that was nothing like what I asked for. Even though I provided her specific pictures!! I mean you have to be really bad if you can not replicate a cake from a picture. Now they are only willing to provide me half my money. My cake had the wrong colors, flavor and less tiers then I paid for.

DO NOT PAY FOR A CAKE AT THE MERION.
A little over a month ago I had the wedding of my dreams. It was the most magical day. Getting ready with my friends all Read more...
A little over a month ago I had the wedding of my dreams. It was the most magical day. Getting ready with my friends all morning, pictures and The Navy Yard and then Merion Caterers for an unforgettable reception.
Ladies if you go to The Merion DO NOT upgrade your cake. I paid for a cake and the pastry chef made a cake that was nothing like what I asked for. Even though I provided her specific pictures!! I mean you have to be really bad if you can not replicate a cake from a picture. Now they are only willing to provide me half my money. My cake had the wrong colors, flavor and less tiers then I paid for.

DO NOT PAY FOR A CAKE AT THE MERION. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.4/5.0
Our wedding day was on 6/10/12. We had our ceremony in the Palazzo room (Not worth the extra money by the way) and we had our reception in the Palace. Our ceremony was very rushed because there was another wedding right after ours so I wasn't pleased with the clean-up crew in my wedding video before we were pronounced husband and wife. Another issue was with our food at the reception. A plus was that there was plenty to eat ! However my Husband and I are affiliated with a church (Husband is Clergy) that has a specific dietary preference. Day #1 and every other meeting with Cathy Hawk in preparation for the Wedding day we thoroughly explained that we DID NOT want certain foods served, because this would be offensive to us and to the great majority of our guests who were of the same faith. On the Wedding Day to our humiliation the DO NOT serve foods were served. Some of our guests even mentioned it to us after we came back from the honeymoon. NO apologies, or refunds. I was told later that they removed some of those items but the damage had already been done !! It was very unsavory and disappointing. Overall my experience with The Merion was just Average (But not average cost.) It was a very beautiful venue but if I had to do it all over again I would choose a venue that would be truly dedicated to my wedding only. They do a great job of assuring you that you are important but at the end of the day it's just another wedding.
Our wedding day was on 6/10/12. We had our ceremony in the Palazzo room (Not worth the extra money by the way) and we had Read more...
Our wedding day was on 6/10/12. We had our ceremony in the Palazzo room (Not worth the extra money by the way) and we had our reception in the Palace. Our ceremony was very rushed because there was another wedding right after ours so I wasn't pleased with the clean-up crew in my wedding video before we were pronounced husband and wife. Another issue was with our food at the reception. A plus was that there was plenty to eat ! However my Husband and I are affiliated with a church (Husband is Clergy) that has a specific dietary preference. Day #1 and every other meeting with Cathy Hawk in preparation for the Wedding day we thoroughly explained that we DID NOT want certain foods served, because this would be offensive to us and to the great majority of our guests who were of the same faith. On the Wedding Day to our humiliation the DO NOT serve foods were served. Some of our guests even mentioned it to us after we came back from the honeymoon. NO apologies, or refunds. I was told later that they removed some of those items but the damage had already been done !! It was very unsavory and disappointing. Overall my experience with The Merion was just Average (But not average cost.) It was a very beautiful venue but if I had to do it all over again I would choose a venue that would be truly dedicated to my wedding only. They do a great job of assuring you that you are important but at the end of the day it's just another wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.0/5.0
I would not recommend this place to any of my families or friends. Sure there venue is spectacular and they have an amazing facility. However, they do not know how to treat their clients/guests. For the amount of money we paid this place, they completely lacked professionalism in treating me. I had the owner Vinny screaming and cursing at me at the top of his lungs. The venue agreed to something in my contract and then told me they couldn't do it, instead of offering an alternative or refunding me some money, there solution was to have Vinny call and scream and curse at me, and he threatened to cancel my wedding. When the tables turn and you ask for something, they will tell you its either A) not in the contract or B) they will ask for more money. Seems a bit hypocritical to me. Even on the day of the even, they started breaking down our room before the even was over to get ready for their next event and yet again on that day the owner gave us such a difficult time with everything. THIS IS NOT HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE WHO TREAT PEOPLE. If you want a nice venue, there are many other options out there where they will treat you with respect and dignity.
I would not recommend this place to any of my families or friends. Sure there venue is spectacular and they have an Read more...
I would not recommend this place to any of my families or friends. Sure there venue is spectacular and they have an amazing facility. However, they do not know how to treat their clients/guests. For the amount of money we paid this place, they completely lacked professionalism in treating me. I had the owner Vinny screaming and cursing at me at the top of his lungs. The venue agreed to something in my contract and then told me they couldn't do it, instead of offering an alternative or refunding me some money, there solution was to have Vinny call and scream and curse at me, and he threatened to cancel my wedding. When the tables turn and you ask for something, they will tell you its either A) not in the contract or B) they will ask for more money. Seems a bit hypocritical to me. Even on the day of the even, they started breaking down our room before the even was over to get ready for their next event and yet again on that day the owner gave us such a difficult time with everything. THIS IS NOT HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE WHO TREAT PEOPLE. If you want a nice venue, there are many other options out there where they will treat you with respect and dignity. Read less
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The Merion responded with the following comments:

How can someone make a statement like this and leave it as from anonymous.
This sounds like another venue just trying to bad talk The Merion,
as my Father used to say :
" With Greatness expect jealousy "
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Judith
Wedding:
5/28/2012
0.6/5.0
I was highly upset when I attended my childhood friends wedding ceremony and reception and saw how rude and disgusting the behavior of the entire staff was. After attending a beautiful wedding here before I expected the same for my close friend only to be yelled at for being 8 months pregnant and waddling as fast as I could to the ceremony after helping to set up the reception area due to their lack of staff. This was followed by a cold reception, snarky attitudes, and a missing host who left the building rather than helping the couple with their special day. Due to her lack of attendance the cake cutting, champagne toast, and garter toss were off timing and further caused the other staff to scramble to complete their tasks which another worker set blame on the couple. With my own wedding being planned I would rather nail my tongue to rail road tracks then to put one penny into this joke of an establishment with crappy service and hospital quality food.
I was highly upset when I attended my childhood friends wedding ceremony and reception and saw how rude and disgusting the Read more...
I was highly upset when I attended my childhood friends wedding ceremony and reception and saw how rude and disgusting the behavior of the entire staff was. After attending a beautiful wedding here before I expected the same for my close friend only to be yelled at for being 8 months pregnant and waddling as fast as I could to the ceremony after helping to set up the reception area due to their lack of staff. This was followed by a cold reception, snarky attitudes, and a missing host who left the building rather than helping the couple with their special day. Due to her lack of attendance the cake cutting, champagne toast, and garter toss were off timing and further caused the other staff to scramble to complete their tasks which another worker set blame on the couple. With my own wedding being planned I would rather nail my tongue to rail road tracks then to put one penny into this joke of an establishment with crappy service and hospital quality food. Read less
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