(Closed) The Manor House at Commonwealth- too good to be true?

posted 6 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had my wedding there in July 2011, and everything was absolutely amazing. The venue itself is stunningly beautiful, the food is delicious, and the staff is professional, organized, and friendly. I couldn’t have asked for a better day. As far as cost, for a Friday night wedding (which included both ceremony and reception at MHaC) it was about $120 a head. Of course, that cost covers an awful lot. I’d be more than happy to go into more detail, but I don’t want to bore you.

If you’d like to see the venue in action, here’s a four minute highlight video from my wedding. For what it’s worth, we planned an outdoor ceremony but a storm ruined that. MHaC transformed everything to an indoor ceremony with only a couple hours’ notice. We were so impressed!

http://vimeo.com/26677197

Post # 4
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I can second how awesome the Manor House is. I got married in early November, 2011. On average, I’d say we paid about $135 a head, but that included everything. There were no surprises when I got the final invoice. What I liked about their packages was everything was included, so you wouldn’t get hit for the cost of gratuity or valet on top of when you were quoted.

They were so wonderful to work with, and were so organized from the begining of the process until the day of. I didn’t have to worry about anything, and the food is seriously awesome, especially for wedding food!

They deserve every great review on weddingwire, christy and jen and the catering staff do an amazing job! If you want to see pictures, my photographer has shot there pretty frequently (she is also amazing) – lorrainedaleyweddings.com/blog

Post # 6
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@musician32992: 

 It included the venue for ceremony and reception, top shelf open bar, unlimited hors d’oeuvres during an amazing cocktail hour, signature cocktail, four course meal (prices varied slightly for vegetarian, chicken, and crab cakes), cake from a bakery of our choice, linens, day-of coordinator (who is so much more!), staff, use of the bridal suite, and parking valets. I can’t remember if the ceremony fee was included in that total, but it was only about $4-6 a chair.

We were responsible for our flowers, music, officiant, videographer, and photographer, but pretty much everything else was covered by MH. To give you an idea, for a Friday night wedding (cheaper than Saturday, of course) for 140 guests, everything total was probably around $35k, and I believe we spent under $20k for the venue. I’m sure prices will have gone up a bit since that was 2011, but probably not dramatically. 

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