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Cantwell's Tavern

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About

Cantwell's Tavern is a historic wedding venue located in Odessa, Delaware. With almost 200 years of history, the venue is situated among a preserved collection of buildings and surrounding estates dating back to the 18th and early 19th centuries. With breathtaking scenic views in a picturesque setting, Historic Odessa is sure to impress.

Facilities and Capacity
Cantwell's Tavern has three event spaces, including several beautifully landscaped outdoor event spaces. Wedding ceremonies can be held in the gardens, while cocktail hour can be hosted on the patio of the Corbit-Sharpe House. The venue has expansive outdoor space, stretching out to the Fieldstone Stable, which can host up to 300 guests. The venue also has indoor event spaces, such as the historic bank building, which can host up to 70 guests, and the Odessa Firehall, which can host up to 200 guests.

Services Offered
Cantwell's Tavern offers in-house catering services, bar services, and event items such as chairs and linens. They cater to wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, and engagement parties. Their services include:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar including limited bar, open bar, bartenders, a champagne toast, house beer, premium liquor, a signature drink, and more


Cuisine
Cantwell's Tavern offers in-house catering services, including buffet, plated, stations, family style, tastings, and more with servers. They serve American-style cuisine with options to customize the menu according to various dietary restrictions, including gluten-free, pork-free, nut-free, lactose-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Parking
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Barn
Farm/Ranch
Historic Building
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Open Bar

What event items are available?

Chairs

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens
Rated
5.0
out of 5.0
Recommended by 100% of couples
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  • Value
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 5 out of 5

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    Rosen Married on 01/06/2018
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    My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Bank building on January 6, 2018. Patty was extremely helpful and answered all of my questions promptly. She was very understanding. Our dinner was buffet style for a little over 50 people. Our guests raved about the food. They also loved the venue. It was the perfect space for us. We had fun dancing the night away. Even with all of our additions such as butlered appetizers, lamb carving station & extra hour of open bar, everything was within our budget. The staff was very kind & helpful to us & our guests. We were so happy with the impeccable service that we received. I am so grateful that I found them on Wedding Wire. I will try to update with pictures from my photographer when I receive them. Thanks again! We plan on using Cantwell's Tavern for future events.

    Cantwell's Tavern's reply:

    Rosen,
    Thank you so very much for letting us cater your special day! Your family was absolutely wonderful and it was truly our pleasure working with you. Many thanks from all of us here at Cantwell's!
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    Sara Married on 10/21/2017
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    I can't say enough about how happy I am with the decision to use Cantwell's for our catering. Patty was fantastic at communicating and answering all of questions quickly. I felt completely at ease knowing that everything would be taken care of and that she would ensure that everything was set up how we wanted. My guests all raved at how great all of the food was and we got tons of compliments on the venue- the Corbit-Sharp house and historic bank building. All of the servers and the bartenders were great and friendly as well. I have absolutely no complaints. I feel we got an amazing value for the price and would absolutely recommend Cantwell's.

    Cantwell's Tavern's reply:

    Sara,
    Thanks so much for your kind words. It truly was a pleasure working with you!!!
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    Terry Married on 06/17/2017
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    My daughter had ceremony and wedding reception at Cantwell's Tavern it as the best decision we made. The garden was so beautiful for the ceremony. Patty was very helpful for any question that we had. The reception was also great they had it all set up just like we wanted it and everyone was saying how delicious the food was. The staff was always there when we needed anything. I would recommend Cantwell's Tavern to everyone.

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109 Main Street Odessa, DE, 19730
302-894-1200

9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
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Cantwell's Tavern frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Cantwell's Tavern?

Cantwell's Tavern includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up

At Cantwell's Tavern, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Cantwell's Tavern includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting

What are the most important characteristics of Cantwell's Tavern in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Cantwell's Tavern for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Cantwell's Tavern for wedding events?

Cantwell's Tavern offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Cantwell's Tavern offer?

Cantwell's Tavern offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Cantwell's Tavern offer for wedding events?

Cantwell's Tavern offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Cantwell's Tavern have available for wedding events?

Cantwell's Tavern offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs

What percentage of users recommend Cantwell's Tavern and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Cantwell's Tavern is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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