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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!!!!
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!
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
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!
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..
Went there for a bridal show and it was such a great time... Booked my wedding there for 2015 can't wait!