The Inn at Villanova University
Welcome to The Inn at Villanova University, a unique venue less than two miles from Villanova’s campus. Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s beautiful Main Line, the Inn blends the historic charm of the 100-year-old Montrose Mansion with the amenities of a modern hotel and conference center. The Inn reopened in summer 2017 after a complete renovation and offers today’s guests a setting that is fresh and comfortable, with the gracious hospitality that is a Main Line tradition.
The historic stone Montrose Mansion, designed by Philadelphia architect Wilson Eyre and completed in 1914, was the home of John Barnes Townsend and his wife, the former Margaret Riley. The 36-acre property was a wedding gift from Margaret’s father and over-looks the Gulph Creek valley to the north. The Mansion’s rooms feature details such as Tudor archways and paneling, molded plaster ceilings, and intricate wood carvings. It is a home that is gracious and hospitable, warm and elegant, with beautiful grounds and landscaped terraces. It is the crown jewel of the Inn at Villanova University, and is a favorite venue for weddings, special celebrations and corporate events. Video credit: Josiah & Steph Wedding Photography and Films
Contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour!
I don't know where to begin and won't do it justice, but the Inn knocked it out of the park. Ashley was simply stupendous and kept it all together. She is fantastic but then so again were all of the staff. The guests at both the wedding and those staying at the Inn kept repeating how helpful and friendly everyone was. The food and service was top notch. A really classy venue. The guests raved about the facility. They loved the grounds, mansion, hotel rooms and even commented how clean the bathrooms were. The Inn has come a long way in the last year and it is due to all of your hard work. I can't think of one suggestion.
The lovely comments keep coming in about the celebration and how wonderful everything was. I can’t begin to thank you enough for making the day so perfect for all of us. From the very start to the ending, I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful event. The meal was scrumptious and the atmosphere was so cozy. Everyone loved the Montrose!! It seems that the Montrose is the event place for our family and I also hope that our paths will cross again at another celebratory event. It would be my first place of choice!! Thank you again for taking such good care of us.