Comments & Testimonials

Hotel Guest
My niece and I stayed overnight at the inn for a Girls Garden Getaway in order to catch the Nightscape at Longwood and visit Winterthur the following day. Located in between both gardens, it was quite convenient to run to the hotel, check in, get cleaned up and grab a bite to eat before heading back to Longwood for the Nightscape after spending the entire summer day traipsing through the gardens. The inn staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable about the area, and accommodating, the rooms were clean, (spotless actually,) and the beds were comfortable. We looked into eating at the restaurant, but we weren't in the mood for bar food, and we felt we weren't in the proper attire for the restaurant. (No one said anything, we just didn't feel like we would be comfortable in extremely casual attire.) So we had our dinner elsewhere. The complimentary breakfast offered by the inn, would have to rank in one of my top 10 complimentary breakfasts that I have come across. Eggs, (with or without cheese,) bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, make your own waffles, or pancakes, oatmeal, yogurt, cereal, bagels, juice, coffee and teas - and that is just what I remember!! I would definitely recommend staying at the inn, especially if checking out the surrounding attractions such as the gardens, museums and vineyards.
Hi Ashley :) These last few weeks have been so crazy and I am so sorry in sending you this so late but I wanted to say thank you again for all that you have done for us for our wedding!!! When I first walked in and saw how the room was decorated it brought me to tears!!! You and your staff did an excellent job and we are so happy we chose the Mendenhall! The food and service was amazing!! We couldn't have been more happier and everything turned out perfectly!! Thank you for making sure that everything looked perfect!!! I know my mom got a chance to see you that day I only wish that I got a chance to see you to thank you in person!! Everything was wonderful and it truly was a fairy tale day!! Thank you so much again, and as I said before you are really amazing at what you do- top notch service!
Today is the first day I have been able to sit down and write you a thank you note. As you saw on Saturday, the weather was perfect and the Mendenhall gave us a beautiful affair. My daughter Lauren wanted a fairy tale wedding and that is exactly what she got thanks to the Mendenhall. The food was excellent (no chicken fingers) LOL, the room was prepared to exactly what I asked and the staff was superb! I don’t know what else to say but THANK YOU so much for all your help in making my daughter’s wedding perfect!!!! I kind of wish she was not an only child so I could do this all over again!!!!I will definitely recommend you and the Inn to anyone asking about wedding recommendations.
The reception was spectacular. Mario jumped through hoops to please anyone and everyone at the event. He drove many folks to and from in the van while making sure that everyone's needs were being addressed. Not less than 20 people came up to me to comment on his incredible service. The food was delicious and the pacing of the dinner courses was just perfect. You have an incredible crew, but my guess is that you know that! The front desk was outstanding as well. Charlene was on duty for the majority of our stay and her personable approach was very well-received by all. Thanks to you and the entire team for providing us with a great experience for our daughter's wedding. We will be talking about it for years to come!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and the staff at Mendenhall for doing such a great job with Nicole's bridal shower. The Gold Ballroom looked beautiful and the food was delicious. Mario & Roberto were very attentive and helpful. Mario even brought us mimosas while we were there setting up. The girls loved that! We had many compliments from our guests. Now I am even more excited for the wedding!
Engagement Brunch
FABULOUS! The individual menus were a huge hit. Everyone kept them to take home as a souvenir. The wait staff couldn't have been more courteous. Heard comments all day about the food, venue and party in general. All the guests were very impressed. The bride and groom were almost in tears when they first saw the room. GOOD JOB.
Thanks again for everything! Several people told me that they'd never seen a bride & groom happier than John and I - and a lot of that was due in part to the planning we didn't have to do. You just took care of it for us. Everything was fantastic - Mario and his staff were great as were the bartenders at the wedding and in the lounge afterwards. I can't say enough about the entire process and the event itself. John and I were talking on Saturday morning... and we figure you probably plan 2-ish weddings per week, most weeks of the year. You never made us feel like were were one of 60-100 weddings you were currently planning - we always felt like we had your attention exactly when we needed it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Hi Paula, I wanted to thank you for all your hard work that made the event on May 16 very successful from the table set up, food and service. I neglected to tell you what a wonderful job the only wait person did. He worked constantly and was attentive to our needs - he had a pleasant demeanor and personality. Please pass this on to his superior as he deserve this commendation after making the afternoon a milestone event for my family and all who attended the lunch.
I recently had my Mother's 90th Birthday Celebration at The Mendenhall Inn on January 25th. Although I'm slow in doing so, I wanted to commend your employee Paula Kerestus, one of your event planners. I wanted you to know that the whole event came off without even one minor negative and that's really rare in today's world to have something come off flawless. Paula made every detail a reality for my Mom, by making suggestions on upgrades along with menu selections, as stated every detail was complete. To have many of my guests come up to me and state that the restaurant's atmosphere, ambiance, menu and overall affair was top notch was all I needed to hear to know that it was a success, This includes your event staff, bus personnel, Bartender and Hotel Reception Desk, whom I booked rooms through for some guests. I had my Mother's 85th Birthday Celebration at The Mendenhall and had exactly the same feeling coming away from that event and didn't want to ruin success so I followed that up with her 90th. She was really happy and appreciative and I feel Paula and her team made it all possible. Looking forward to having her 95th there!
Thank you so much for your accommodations and hospitality last week. Your team did a very nice job helping our event be successful!
Hi Paula, I just wanted to tell you that everything was a success on Saturday. You were right ~ everyone was raving about the Teriyaki Salmon. Don’t get me wrong, all the food was delicious and the staff was wonderful. However, the salmon was just the talk of the party! As a matter of fact a few of my relatives were speaking about coming back down to do Longwood Gardens and then having dinner at your restaurant, maybe even spending the night at your hotel. How about that for compliments… I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did and if I ever think of having another event, I will without a doubt keep Mendenhall in the forefront of my mind.
Everything was fantastic at dinner last night. The food and the service were top notch. We especially liked our waiter Justin. We will definitely be back the next time we have a gathering. We were 100% pleased with everything. Thank you for all the hard work you put into this, it really made the difference.
An excellent venue for my niece's wedding! My family stayed and partied at your resort in Chadds Ford last weekend and had a wonderful experience. Daniel at the front desk was helpful in finding an emergency sewing kit for my tuxedo buttons and the wait staff was friendly and efficient.
I just want to say thank you to you and everyone involved in making Holly & Michael's reception simply wonderful. I can't begin to tell you how many people came up to me and said that the reception was the best they ever attended, including their own. Please pass along my thanks and appreciation to all, especially those who work so hard behind the scenes- the chefs, cooks, maintenance staff, as well as the waiters/waitresses, and bartenders. It was because of everyone's efforts, hard work and professionalism that our guests had a simply fantastic evening and it should not go unrecognized. I also want to send a special thank you to you and Dottie. Your execution of our requests were spot on!
I wanted to write and say a big Thank You to you and the Mendenhall team!! My mom's 90th was held there this past Sunday. We all had a great time. The food and service were spot on. I really appreciated your help during the scheduling and planning. I could never do it for a living. It is way too stressful. The folks working the room were great, pleasant, and professional. Thank you again!
Joyce and I would like to thank you folks for a fine evening at the Inn this past Saturday. The service was excellent, the food was great and the complimentary hors d'oeuvres were very gracious and enjoyed by all.
Paula: Our banquet last night, from guest's responses, was an enjoyable success, thank you and to your staff headed by Issac. The Hors d' Oeuvres quality and quantity, as well as temperature, were quite good as well as the service.Table location and spacing as well as bar location provided us with generous areas for socializing. Thank you again for the gift certificate that was added to our awards items, and again to you and your staff for another enjoyable event at Mendenhall Inn.
Jessica & Mike
We wanted to thank you for all of your help, hardwork and patience with us over the past 9 months. It was so nice knowing that I could come to you with any questions I had. It was like chatting with a friend! Our wedding was absolutey perfect - everything looked amazing, the staff was wonderful and every detail was fabulous. Several of our guests complimented the food, timing of events, and the service throughout the night. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding planning experience!
Stephanie & John
Dear Ashley: From the day we booked our wedding at Mendenhall Inn, you were a pleasure to work with! Thank you for ensuring our special day was PERFECT and a very big thank you to your staff!
Elaine & John
I don't know how to thank you. I'm sure you hear that a lot but it is true. Everything was perfect, the cocktail hour, the decorations, the dinner, the service, the wedding cake and I have never seen pretzels so beautifully displayed. We never had to think about anything but enjoying ourselves and our guests. I could go on and on without exaggerating so thank you for all your hard work and the hard work of the Mendenhall staff both at the ballroom and the hotel. I realize that doing something that well requires hard work and team work.
Baby Shower
Just wanted to thank you for all you did to make our baby shower a success. Everything was perfect, the room beautiful and the food absolutely delicious. I will highly recommend your venue in the future.
Jim & Kathy
Mendenhall made the wedding planning such a wonderful experience from the day we met with Ashley, the wedding planner, to the final minutes of the reception in the beautiful Gold Ballroom with your very professional and efficient Mario and his wonderful staff. Ashley was so sweet and informative. There was never an issue with any of our requests. It was always "sure, no problem" or "how about if we do this!" Always with a smile. She made things so much easier for us! We have had so many guests comment on how wonderful everything was from start to finish and we will highly recommend your facility! What a beautiful way to begin two people's lives as a married couple!
The setting for my daughter's bridal shower was wonderful and the food & drinks were great. The servers and the bartender were absolutely professional. All of my guests raved about the food. The Garden Room speaks for itself, in that I was able to keep decorations to a bare minimum by adding just a few balloons. The cocktails & hors d'oeuvres in the courtyard added to the elegance of the occasion. Your professionalism helped put my mind at ease. Thank you!
Pam and Bill
We had our 25th wedding anniversary dinner at Mendenhall Inn and wanted to say thank you to everyone. We love the rooms, the food and the whole building is beautiful. We will tell all our friends what a great place to eat and stay. Thanks again!!
From the beginning of the planning stages until the day of our event the Sales Team & Maitre d's consistently displayed the professionalism & customer service that your organization can absolutely be proud of!
Stephanie and Matthew
Thank you for all you did to make our wedding day and reception so WONDERFUL! Your staff was do easy to work with that most of the worry was out of our hands and our wedding day was carefree and so much fun for us and our guests. Everyone has been raving about the food, service, drinks and atmosphere that you created to make our day so special. We really enjoyed ourselves and will never be sorry we chose the Mendenhall Inn to host our reception.
I would feel guilty if I didn’t take the time to thank and compliment the staff associated with my wife’s birthday dinner at The Mendenhall Inn Restaurant. It was truly a memorable occasion, and everyone had a wonderful time – especially my wife Karen. Everything about the affair was excellent from the beginning to the end. In particular, I wish to point out that our guests raved about the appetizers and entrees saying they were not only delicious but were well prepared, and presented. The birthday cake was good – it topped off the party. And thanks to the bartender there was nothing but praise for the quality of drinks that were served!
I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for all you did to make the rehearsal dinner perfect. We were very pleased with the staff and service at the Mendenhall Inn. Everything was presented as promised. I would not hesitate to recommend Mendenhall Inn for any gathering. Everyone was very pleased with their meals - the bananas foster really added to the evening.
Bridal Shower
Thanks for all you did for us for the shower on – it was lovely and many people said it was the nicest shower they had ever been to. The flowers were great, loved the pink napkins, it was very organized, the crew was so attentive and of course the food was fabulous. Angela was truly surprised and had a wonderful celebration. All in all – everyone had a great time and I just wanted to say thank you.
I just want to let you know that my wedding was perfect and I appreciate all of the time and effort you put into it. Everything was amazing! The ceremony looked beautiful and I appreciate the last minute details you made sure were done. My maitre d' was also fabulous! He was so accommodating and professional. Honestly, I could not have asked for a better wedding day. Thank you for everything! The Mendenhall is the best place to get married!
Kathy B.
I've had nothing but outstanding comments about the entire evening. Family and friends have continued to thank me but it's all of you at Mendenhall who deserve the thanks for all of your hard work. You should be so proud of such an outstanding affair you present. Thank you again for giving all of us a beautiful and memorable wedding reception. I couldn't be happier and more pleased that Mendenhall was our first choice for the wedding reception.