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Villanova University Conference Center

Radnor , PA
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LOCATION

601 County Line Rd
Radnor, PA 19087 US (map)

PHONE

610-523-1769
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ABOUT US

Situated on a beautiful wooded estate on Philadelphia's famous "Main Line", The Villanova University Conference Center combines the charm of early 20th century architecture with the... Read more
Situated on a beautiful wooded estate on Philadelphia's famous "Main Line", The Villanova University Conference Center combines the charm of early 20th century architecture with the sophistication of 21st century technology. Created specifically for executive training, and designed for productive business meetings, the Center offers an award-winning learning environment complemented with excellent accommodations, dining and recreation. The Center is home to Villanova University's nationally recognized Executive MBA Program as well as other University sponsored executive training programs.

The Villanova University Conference Center offers amenities and services to suit the needs of business, family and leisure travelers. The guestrooms are well appointed with the conveniences expected by today's travelers, including wireless Internet throughout the Center. The Center's 24 conference rooms of varying sizes allow meeting planners considerable flexibility in designing either overnight or day meeting programs.

The Center's historic ambiance and secluded setting create the perfect venue for memorable wedding receptions, parties and celebrations or a special destination for a leisure getaway. The Center's close proximity to Villanova University makes it the favorite overnight retreat for visiting parents and alums. With easy access to major highways, The Villanova University Conference Center is ideally located and convenient distance from downtown Philadelphia.

The Villanova University Conference Center meets the demanding standards of the International Association of Conference Centers and in 2005 & 2006 won a Pinnacle award for its outstanding facilities and service. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
125
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
125
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events

REVIEWS

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Amelia
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot saw enough good things about Dan and the Villanova Conference Center/The Montrose Mansion! From the very beginning, Dan was responsive to emails and when we met, he was so friendly and helpful! I was overwhelmed with everything and he made all the choices enjoyable! The tasting was fantastic. I knew it was the perfect venue for me and I was NOT disappointed! The entire staff including Dan were so friendly and accommodating. My wedding was AMAZING, better than I ever expected! I highly recommend it!
I cannot saw enough good things about Dan and the Villanova Conference Center/The Montrose Mansion! From the very Read more...
I cannot saw enough good things about Dan and the Villanova Conference Center/The Montrose Mansion! From the very beginning, Dan was responsive to emails and when we met, he was so friendly and helpful! I was overwhelmed with everything and he made all the choices enjoyable! The tasting was fantastic. I knew it was the perfect venue for me and I was NOT disappointed! The entire staff including Dan were so friendly and accommodating. My wedding was AMAZING, better than I ever expected! I highly recommend it! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
I had a lovely April wedding at VUCC! From start to finish, VUCC exceeded our expectations and delivered the most perfect weekend we could have imagined. From start to finish, our treatment and the experience of each of our guests at VUCC was 5 stars. The planning was smooth and thoughtful thanks to Dan Peterson, our catering manager. We loved the personal touches in each aspect of the planning, from a glass of wine when we were touring the grounds to the set up of tastings, which was really lovely, personal and delicious. Guests continue to talk about the food, drink and the service.
The grounds are really gorgeous and we were lucky enough to have our cocktail hour mostly outdoors (for those who wanted to be). The bar set up/service left us with very little lines and servers seemed to constantly pop out of nowhere with more appetizers.
We had a disabled guest and the staff went out of their way to continue to check on our guest and his wife.
Myself, my bridal party and most of the wedding guests stayed overnight (or for most of the weekend) and I'd like to put in a huge plug for the hotel aspect of the venue. They truly made every guest feel like they were VIP for the only event there. The accommodations were great and having everyone under one roof was beyond perfect. Each guest's rate included breakfast for 2 the next morning and it was lovely to have guests there the next morning. Our parents were so appreciative of the opportunity to greet guests again the next day.
They collected our gifts and delivered to our room with our cake topper after the wedding with an extra piece of cake and a bottle of champagne. Dan and other staff personally checked on us throughout the event (to make sure we were eating and our drinks were filled) and we can't speak highly enough of the service we experienced here.

I can't recommend this venue and this TEAM highly enough. We had the best wedding we've ever been to (doesn't everyone think that?) in April 2016!
I had a lovely April wedding at VUCC! From start to finish, VUCC exceeded our expectations and delivered the most perfect Read more...
I had a lovely April wedding at VUCC! From start to finish, VUCC exceeded our expectations and delivered the most perfect weekend we could have imagined. From start to finish, our treatment and the experience of each of our guests at VUCC was 5 stars. The planning was smooth and thoughtful thanks to Dan Peterson, our catering manager. We loved the personal touches in each aspect of the planning, from a glass of wine when we were touring the grounds to the set up of tastings, which was really lovely, personal and delicious. Guests continue to talk about the food, drink and the service.
The grounds are really gorgeous and we were lucky enough to have our cocktail hour mostly outdoors (for those who wanted to be). The bar set up/service left us with very little lines and servers seemed to constantly pop out of nowhere with more appetizers.
We had a disabled guest and the staff went out of their way to continue to check on our guest and his wife.
Myself, my bridal party and most of the wedding guests stayed overnight (or for most of the weekend) and I'd like to put in a huge plug for the hotel aspect of the venue. They truly made every guest feel like they were VIP for the only event there. The accommodations were great and having everyone under one roof was beyond perfect. Each guest's rate included breakfast for 2 the next morning and it was lovely to have guests there the next morning. Our parents were so appreciative of the opportunity to greet guests again the next day.
They collected our gifts and delivered to our room with our cake topper after the wedding with an extra piece of cake and a bottle of champagne. Dan and other staff personally checked on us throughout the event (to make sure we were eating and our drinks were filled) and we can't speak highly enough of the service we experienced here.

I can't recommend this venue and this TEAM highly enough. We had the best wedding we've ever been to (doesn't everyone think that?) in April 2016! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Dan Peterson and crew for making our reception so special. The Montrose Mansion is such a beautiful venue and we really enjoyed spending time with our guests in such a lovely place. Chef Laura cooked up some amazing food and delicious desserts. So many guests commented on how much they enjoyed their meals. Dan was so professional and friendly, making planning go smoothly. We both really enjoyed working with Dan and crew to make our wedding reception so special and unforgettable.
Thanks to Dan Peterson and crew for making our reception so special. The Montrose Mansion is such a beautiful venue and we Read more...
Thanks to Dan Peterson and crew for making our reception so special. The Montrose Mansion is such a beautiful venue and we really enjoyed spending time with our guests in such a lovely place. Chef Laura cooked up some amazing food and delicious desserts. So many guests commented on how much they enjoyed their meals. Dan was so professional and friendly, making planning go smoothly. We both really enjoyed working with Dan and crew to make our wedding reception so special and unforgettable. Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our September 12, 2015 wedding at the Villanova University Conference Center in Radnor, Pa.
We had about 150 people (children included)
Seated served dinner (Salad and choice of chicken marsala or filet mignon)
Cake by Clay's Corner Bakery
Flowers by Precious Petals
Hotel on premises, which was very convenient, no shuttle needed.
Band - Soul Patch Philly.
Dan Peterson from the VUCC did an amazing job and we would highly recommend using this location to a friend.
We had our September 12, 2015 wedding at the Villanova University Conference Center in Radnor, Pa.
We had about 150 Read more...
We had our September 12, 2015 wedding at the Villanova University Conference Center in Radnor, Pa.
We had about 150 people (children included)
Seated served dinner (Salad and choice of chicken marsala or filet mignon)
Cake by Clay's Corner Bakery
Flowers by Precious Petals
Hotel on premises, which was very convenient, no shuttle needed.
Band - Soul Patch Philly.
Dan Peterson from the VUCC did an amazing job and we would highly recommend using this location to a friend. Read less
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L.
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Dan was very good to work with and very accommodating. Food and service were very good. We had a wonderful time and the grounds looked beautiful!
Dan was very good to work with and very accommodating. Food and service were very good. We had a wonderful time and the Read more...
Dan was very good to work with and very accommodating. Food and service were very good. We had a wonderful time and the grounds looked beautiful! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
5/2/2015
4.8/5.0
Phenomenal place for a wedding reception! The Montrose Mansion is gorgeous & we were lucky enough to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor area for cocktail hour. Many of our guests commented on what a great venue it was. Dan was a pleasure to work with. He accommodated all of our requests without any troubles. We brought quite a few personal things to display around the mansion & they did a really nice job of scattering them about. They even set up some lawn games that we had brought for cocktail hour. The food was delicious, the bartenders worked fast, the staff was pleasant, and when my husband & I got back to our hotel room that night, everything we needed to bring home was already in there. They had even brought up some desserts from our reception for us to snack on- very much appreciated! The breakfast the next day was enjoyed by all of our guests who stayed overnight, too. I'm so glad my husband & I chose to have our wedding reception here- I would definitely recommend it!
Phenomenal place for a wedding reception! The Montrose Mansion is gorgeous & we were lucky enough to take advantage of the Read more...
Phenomenal place for a wedding reception! The Montrose Mansion is gorgeous & we were lucky enough to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor area for cocktail hour. Many of our guests commented on what a great venue it was. Dan was a pleasure to work with. He accommodated all of our requests without any troubles. We brought quite a few personal things to display around the mansion & they did a really nice job of scattering them about. They even set up some lawn games that we had brought for cocktail hour. The food was delicious, the bartenders worked fast, the staff was pleasant, and when my husband & I got back to our hotel room that night, everything we needed to bring home was already in there. They had even brought up some desserts from our reception for us to snack on- very much appreciated! The breakfast the next day was enjoyed by all of our guests who stayed overnight, too. I'm so glad my husband & I chose to have our wedding reception here- I would definitely recommend it! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Cannot say 1 negative thing about this place. Anything and everything I wanted or needed I was given. The food was outstanding, the service was impeccable and the coordinator, Dan, is the best. He's definitely seasoned in this business and our night went off without a hitch thanks to him and the entire staff at Villanova Conference Center. The breakfast the morning after the wedding was delicious too. You can't beat the convenience factor of being able to walk to your room at the end of the reception. Highly recommend this venue for a wedding of 125-200 people.
Cannot say 1 negative thing about this place. Anything and everything I wanted or needed I was given. The food was Read more...
Cannot say 1 negative thing about this place. Anything and everything I wanted or needed I was given. The food was outstanding, the service was impeccable and the coordinator, Dan, is the best. He's definitely seasoned in this business and our night went off without a hitch thanks to him and the entire staff at Villanova Conference Center. The breakfast the morning after the wedding was delicious too. You can't beat the convenience factor of being able to walk to your room at the end of the reception. Highly recommend this venue for a wedding of 125-200 people. Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
6/7/2014
4.8/5.0
The Villanova Conference Center is quite a hidden gem! I never would have thought to look there, but did at my now husband's suggestion. I loved the site for three reasons. First, the mansion setting. So many wedding receptions are held in country clubs, and they all tend to blend together. I thought this unique space would help mine stand out. Second, the grounds are GORGEOUS!!! And they have a nice patio with a bar that was perfect for my June wedding. And third, I could go before the ceremony to get ready and take photos. A great perk, since the whole place is absolutely beautiful. Luckily, the food was also delicious, and there was so much of it. I had the mini cheesesteak bar, which was a huge hit with the guests. And everyone was very helpful and easy to work with. Last but not least, at the end of the night it was so convenient to have the hotel right there onsite.
The Villanova Conference Center is quite a hidden gem! I never would have thought to look there, but did at my now Read more...
The Villanova Conference Center is quite a hidden gem! I never would have thought to look there, but did at my now husband's suggestion. I loved the site for three reasons. First, the mansion setting. So many wedding receptions are held in country clubs, and they all tend to blend together. I thought this unique space would help mine stand out. Second, the grounds are GORGEOUS!!! And they have a nice patio with a bar that was perfect for my June wedding. And third, I could go before the ceremony to get ready and take photos. A great perk, since the whole place is absolutely beautiful. Luckily, the food was also delicious, and there was so much of it. I had the mini cheesesteak bar, which was a huge hit with the guests. And everyone was very helpful and easy to work with. Last but not least, at the end of the night it was so convenient to have the hotel right there onsite. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The people at Villanova Conference Center are top notch, bar to none. From the tasting to the planning, all the way through our reception, everyone was so friendly and helpful from top to bottom.
If you're looking for a great value in the Philadelphia area Villanova Conference Center is the place to go!
The people at Villanova Conference Center are top notch, bar to none. From the tasting to the planning, all the way Read more...
The people at Villanova Conference Center are top notch, bar to none. From the tasting to the planning, all the way through our reception, everyone was so friendly and helpful from top to bottom.
If you're looking for a great value in the Philadelphia area Villanova Conference Center is the place to go! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing experience at the Villanova University Conference Center. Dan Peterson helped us plan the wedding from afar (we live in Pittsburgh), and everything went off without a hitch. The staff was incredibly accommodating, and opened the Mansion and the Game Room for the bridal party to get ready and have lunch the day of the wedding. We had our first reveal and photos on the grounds, which are beyond beautiful. We had a gorgeous day, so we used both the patio and inside the mansion for cocktail hour. If the weather isn't cooperating on the day of your wedding, you could easily just use the inside of the mansion, which has large windows in every room, so you can still see the grounds.

Dinner went smoothly, and our guests raved about the food. Everyone was happy with their order, and dinner was served quickly to all the tables. The VUCC has a list of recommended vendors, and we used their suggested DJ company, SilverSound. Vaughn Walters was our DJ, and he was absolutely fantastic.

After the reception, our guests were invited back to the Game Room for a cash bar and table games (pool, shuffleboard, board games, etc.). It was great to be able to invite our guests to keep enjoying the evening, without having to leave the venue. There is also an outdoor patio right off the Game Room that was great for guests who wanted to get a little air. At the end of the night, it was incredibly convenient for our guests to return to their hotel rooms at the VUCC. It made it a lot easier on us so we didn't have to arrange transportation for the after party, or the hotel accommodations.

The bride and groom received a complimentary room, and we were happy to find all of our gifts, decorations, and other items we brought had already been brought up to the room. The customer service was exceptional. The entire night ran so smoothly that we did not need to think about a single thing. The entire staff made our entire experience unforgettable.
We had an amazing experience at the Villanova University Conference Center. Dan Peterson helped us plan the wedding from Read more...
We had an amazing experience at the Villanova University Conference Center. Dan Peterson helped us plan the wedding from afar (we live in Pittsburgh), and everything went off without a hitch. The staff was incredibly accommodating, and opened the Mansion and the Game Room for the bridal party to get ready and have lunch the day of the wedding. We had our first reveal and photos on the grounds, which are beyond beautiful. We had a gorgeous day, so we used both the patio and inside the mansion for cocktail hour. If the weather isn't cooperating on the day of your wedding, you could easily just use the inside of the mansion, which has large windows in every room, so you can still see the grounds.

Dinner went smoothly, and our guests raved about the food. Everyone was happy with their order, and dinner was served quickly to all the tables. The VUCC has a list of recommended vendors, and we used their suggested DJ company, SilverSound. Vaughn Walters was our DJ, and he was absolutely fantastic.

After the reception, our guests were invited back to the Game Room for a cash bar and table games (pool, shuffleboard, board games, etc.). It was great to be able to invite our guests to keep enjoying the evening, without having to leave the venue. There is also an outdoor patio right off the Game Room that was great for guests who wanted to get a little air. At the end of the night, it was incredibly convenient for our guests to return to their hotel rooms at the VUCC. It made it a lot easier on us so we didn't have to arrange transportation for the after party, or the hotel accommodations.

The bride and groom received a complimentary room, and we were happy to find all of our gifts, decorations, and other items we brought had already been brought up to the room. The customer service was exceptional. The entire night ran so smoothly that we did not need to think about a single thing. The entire staff made our entire experience unforgettable. Read less
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