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Weddings & Social Events

Surrounded by beautiful gardens and woodlands, and with a grand manor house as its centerpiece, the Villanova University Conference Center is the perfect place to celebrate in style. The elegant ambiance of the historic Montrose Mansion sets the tone for memorable business and social events. Our expert planning and catering staff will design a special celebration for you from a casual barbecue on the terrace to a formal dinner in our private dining room. Let us help you create the perfect party, dinner or wedding. At Villanova you and your guests will enjoy:

Cocktail Receptions

Entertain up to 200 guests on the Mansion's first floor and patio. Enjoy an array of specialty hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, attended chef's stations featuring carving stations, pasta, sushi and many more. Select your choice of premium brand bar services including consumption, open bar or cash bar for your guests.

Special Themed Events

Themed dining events can include many special flavors such as the Taste of the Caribbean, Mardi Gras, South of the Border, Vietnamese along with other International Buffets.

Special Occasion Luncheons and Afternoon Teas

A perfect choice for birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers and anniversary parties. Luncheons include various entree selections, salad, fresh bakery rolls, chef's choice dessert, coffee, tea and soft drinks. Afternoon Tea features a wide variety of Traditional Teas, assorted tea sandwiches, traditional apricot glazed scones accompanied by Devonshire cream and raspberry preserves, plus chef's selection of petite desserts.

Holiday Brunches

A beautifully presented buffet of hot and cold selections served on Mother’s Day and Easter. Reservations are required. Please call 610-523-1776.

Bar Bat Mitzvah Menus

Kosher Options

Kosher options are available for selected meals or entire events. Please contact our catering sales department at 610-523-1769 to discuss details.

Weddings at The Villanova University Conference Center

Welcome your guests to a landmark estate that epitomizes the legendary style of Philadelphia's Main Line. We invite you to make the historic Montrose Mansion your home for a memorable wedding day. A gracious array of special features will create lasting memories for you and your guests:

To find out more about creating wedding memories at The Villanova University Conference Center's Montrose Mansion, please call 610.523.1776, email us, or check out the links below.

Wedding Menus

Wedding Vendor List 

Wedding Planner Guide

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