We realize you want to look spectacular for your wedding day photos. You're conscientious about picking a gorgeous wedding gown or a flattering tuxedo for your big day. Yes, these elements are essential, but another secret to unforgettable photos is choosing the right facility. 

A great wedding venue should feature breathtaking scenery and dramatic architectural features that serve as colorful backdrops for romantic wedding day pictures. A wonderful venue has professionals that plan all important details, so you can relax and enjoy your ceremony in style.

One of the nation's top wedding facilities is The Merion at Cinnaminson, N.J. It continues garnering awards including The Knot Magazine's 2018 Best of Weddings. It was also named to the publication's Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. In our latest guide, you'll learn about why this outstanding, award-winning facility may be the perfect venue for your wedding day.   


Why Selecting the Right Wedding Venue is Important

The Merion is a veteran catering and special events company. Their building is a wonderful venue for couples desiring class, formal sophistication, and elegance. The group has hosted weddings for more than 40 years. 

The luxurious, world-renowned facility holds many weddings throughout the year. They ensure that each wedding day is a private affair. The organization staggers event schedules so couples and their guests can celebrate in relative secrecy. You won't have stragglers from other bridal parties interrupting your important day.

We know planning your wedding day can be hectic. The Merion's professional staff is cordial, conscientious, and detail-oriented. You won't be driven crazy with worry, nor will you have to orchestrate every detail. They'll help plan your wedding during several meetings to ensure it will be a special one. They'll create a luxurious atmosphere that will align with your budgetary needs.

The Merion at Cinnaminson - Your Wedding Experts

The Merion has several premier facilities that can handle larger wedding and engagement parties.

Their charming venue features four immaculate ballrooms that highlight classic European and American design periods. Each magnificent space has a cocktail room and private restrooms. Every ballroom has bridal suites where couples can spend time preparing for their nuptials.

Spacious Ballrooms and Private Suites for wedding

The Palazzo Ballroom and Grand Hallway is a stately ballroom that exemplifies high Greco-Roman design.

This majestic room can host large-scale wedding parties up to 600 people. Rome's Corinthian architecture served as the inspiration for the ballroom's design. The spacious area features jeweled crystal chandeliers and towering Roman columns. A magnificent twenty-three-foot ceiling soars above the room's polished granite floor.

The ballroom has a fantastic new North Patio and Palazzo Terrace that are beautiful locations for bridal photos and candid shots.

600-Guest Seating
Granite Dance Floor
Roman Corinthian Marble Columns
Crystal Chandeliers
Ceilings that Change Color
Adjacent Grand Hallway
Use of North Patio and Palazzo Terrace.

A Greco-Roman Masterpiece:

The Palazzo Ballroom and Grand Hallway

One of the Tri-State area's most popular ballrooms is The Skylight Ballroom. The Colonial Period inspired the magnificent room's elegant design. Merion affectionately calls this stellar space its crown jewel.

A 40-foot diameter glass dome exposes the room to natural lighting from the sky. Couples can kiss underneath the stars on the 1,000-square-foot marble floor with a compass rose inlay.

The room has a 30-foot ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows. This gorgeous ballroom can host 300 guests.

300-Guest Seating
40-Foot-Diameter Glass-Dome Skylight
1,000 Square-foot Marble Dance Floor
30-Foot Ceiling
Cathedral Windows.

An Evening Under the Stars:

The Skylight Ballroom

The Empire Ballroom is a cosmopolitan area inspired by New York City's Roaring Twenties Area. The room eye-catching masterpiece is a giant 600-gallon saltwater fish tank and beautiful mosaic wall.

The stylish room features a faux night sky and stellar window lighting. Wedding guests can dance on a lovely 1,100-square-foot dance floor.

The area has a bar with a running fountain. It can host 300 guests.

300-Guest Seating
New York City Roaring Twenties Design
600-Gallon Saltwater Fish Tank
Mosaic Art Wall
Faux Night Sky
Window Lighting
1,100-Square-Foot Dance Floor
Bar with Running Water
Gorgeous Chandeliers.



Sixteenth-century France serves as the inspiration for The Palace Ballroom. You'll be able to make a showstopping entrance from the ballroom's private staircase. The posh location is also a perfect setting for pictures of the bridal couple.

The regal ballroom design elements include crystal chandeliers and gold accents.

You can share your first dance on the Palace Ballroom's 1,000-square-foot circular dance floor made of high-quality Brazilian Cherry Wood.

Guests can escape outside onto the ballroom's fresh-air private terrace and explore the landscaped gardens. The area is perfect for romantic shots of the bridal couple. This room can host 300 people.

300-Guest Capacity
16th Century French Design
Private Grand Staircase
1,000-Square-Foot Room
Fresh-Air Terrace
Palace Gardens and Manicured Grounds.



The Merion has a professional catering service that can prepare unforgettable gourmet meals for your wedding. Their staff will not leave anything to chance.

Before your wedding, you'll meet The Merion's staff for a private tasting. You'll try samples from their large menu. Couples can select their favorite entrees and hors-d'oeuvres for their wedding day. You won't have to worry about eating a meal you don't enjoy.

The organization also takes pride in culinary presentation. White-gloved servers will cater to your needs on your wedding day.

Here are some of their most popular entrees. For a full menu, visit this page.

Catered to Perfection

Crafted to Perfection: The Merion's Elegant Cakes and Patisserie

The Merion has a professional pastry that can design one-of-kind wedding cakes. The staff uses fresh ingredients. They make confections using classic French techniques.

Each cake is visually stunning. For more information, visit this page.

Selected Menu
Roasted Prime Rib
Grilled Filet Mignon
Veal Osso Bucco
Chateau Briand
Shrimp and Scallop Au Vent
Vienesse Table
Baby Lamb Chops on a Sword
Buffalo Shrimp
Brie & Raspberry Tart
Blue Cheese and Bacon Truffles.

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