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Deerfield

Newark, Delaware View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
232 reviews
$12k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 500 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$12k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 500 guests

Deerfield is a premier wedding venue located in Newark, Delaware. This lovely property, which is situated right next to White Clay Creek State Park, dates back to 1955. It began its history as the Louviers Country Club. Then, it eventually gained its present name in 1994. Now, this stunning 145 acre country/ golf club is owned by the state and is carefully tended to by the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation. Couples will be able to enjoy this venue’s signature affordable elegance for all stages of their wedding and celebration.

Facilities and Capacity
Scattered throughout Deerfield’s property are a variety of indoor and uncovered outdoor site options. Regardless of your wedding party size, this venue has an ideal site for you. If you are looking for an intimate space to enjoy with your smaller sized wedding party, you can host your wedding in one of the banquet spaces. If you are planning a larger wedding, the ballroom can accommodate up to 350 of your friends and family. Additionally, this space will amaze your entire wedding party with its walls of glass. The entire facility has been attractively designed and decorated. From its columns to its manicured lawns, you will have endless elegant backdrops. There is even a suite specifically set aside for brides inside. The landscaped grounds also provide couples with lovely ceremony and reception sites. Outdoors, you will find atriums, a terrace, a gazebo, and more that you can enjoy with your wedding party.

Services Offered
The team at Deerfield can help couples host not only their wedding and reception at the venue, but also their bridal shower, engagement party, and rehearsal dinner. You will receive a personalized experience regardless of which package you choose, because team modifies each package just for you to make sure it matches your needs and budget. Couples can also add on the following services:

  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Cake
  • Lighting/ sound


Cuisine
Executive Chef Mike Josephick can take care of all of your wedding-day cuisine needs, starting with your hors d'oeuvres all the way to your dessert. Chef Mike and his team can also provide you with the following options:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,100

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,100

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

500

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

15

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Country/Golf Club

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March

232 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Ashley H. Married on 06/04/2022
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    The Best Day Ever

    From our first interaction to the day after our wedding, Deerfield was absolutely incredible! They are a well oiled machine and made the whole process so seamless. From the sales team to the day of team, we always felt like we were in very good hands and made the day stress free.

    We had the absolute pleasure to work with Lizette Kennedy from the sales team. She is so awesome and easy to talk to. We spent a lot of time with her planning the ins and outs of the big and small details of our big day. She was very prompt with her email responses, which was crucial. She facilitated the transition to the day of team so well.

    We were so lucky to be able to work with Wendy Wilroy the day of our wedding. She and her team catered to our every need and were always available when we needed them. She has many years of experience and it really came through. I had Lexi as my bridal attendant, and she was awesome! She even over came her fear of driving a golf cart so we could get golden hour shots! Jason was also very kind to drive us to get some shots even after his shift was over. Griffin did a great job with all of the final touches!

    We would definitely recommend Deerfield for any event. We love their team!

    Deerfield's reply:

    Ashley & Brett: Thank you for taking the time to share your Deerfield experience, we are so thrilled that our team created a perfect day for you! We look forward to welcoming you and your families back for many special occasions in the future!
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    Lauren O. Married on 04/09/2022
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    Best venue ever

    Wow! Deerfield was the absolute perfect wedding venue! We had the most perfect day and their staff was more than accommodating. From the beginning with the tour, Angela was professional and answered all of our questions. She explained everything throughly with our surplus of questions! We were then transferred to the banquet team and even had a personal bridal attendant the day of. We knew we were in good hands throughout the ENTIRE planning process. Deerfield made our wedding possible and helped make the day even better than we could have imagined! Delicious food, fantastic service, beautiful venue and many options for ceremony spots! They set up inside and outside for us and we decided on an inside ceremony an hour before our ceremony start. Could not have asked for better service!!! Look no further for your wedding venue!!!!

    Deerfield's reply:

    Lauren & Zachary: Thank you for taking the time to share your Deerfield experience. We are thrilled that your planning and wedding day were perfect, and look forward to welcoming you and your families back for many special occasions in the future!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Amber & Alan
    50 photos · 05/25/2019
  • Jonathan & Yelena
    25 photos · 06/11/2016

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Team

Angela Kaiser
Angela Kaiser
Catering Sales Manager

Angela has been on the team at Deerfield as Catering Sales Manager since April 2006, and she has worn many hats during her tenure at the Club. She handles not only many of our stunning weddings, but events for the corporate and non-profit markets as well.

Angela’s career in the hospitality industry began at The Dorchester, London as Assistant to the Banqueting Manager in 1987. At the end of 1988 when the hotel closed temporarily for renovations she traveled to America on an 18 month Management Training Program and worked at Hotel duPont, Wilmington in the Rooms Division. Returning to Hotel duPont after assisting in the reopening of The Dorchester ~ Angela held positions as Concierge, Front Office Manager, Conference Service Manager and Reservations Manager.

Prior to joining Deerfield, Angela was the Director of Sales and Catering at the beautiful Inn at Montchanin Village, Wilmington for several years.

Angela and her husband, Rod, have a teenage daughter, Amelia. They love to travel as a family and spend time with family and friends. Angela has a passion for gardening and flowers, scouting and delicious food. She is a long time member and volunteers at the Delaware Center for Horticulture, she serves on the Ballet Guild at Wilmington Ballet and is a Co-leader of a Girl Scout Troop. Angela enjoys listening to a wide variety of music.

Lizette  Kennedy
Lizette Kennedy
Catering Sales Manager

Lizette is an event industry veteran with over 18 years of hospitality experience. Since joining the Deerfield family 4 years ago (originally in the operations department), Lizette gained experience in coordinating the award-winning Sunday Brunch, large-scale holiday dining events, and has helped orchestrate hundreds of successful weddings, fundraisers and corporate functions on the day of the event. Since joining the Sales Team, she now handles the initial contact and planning of many of our weddings, corporate events and non-profit events. She also specializes in golf outings!

Originally from Stanhope, New Jersey, Lizette graduated from University of Delaware and has since called Delaware her home. Prior to Deerfield, Lizette managed the historic Klondike Kate’s Restaurant in Newark as a Banquet Sales and Marketing director for 10 years. Lizette has a passion for supporting the community and has previously served as a member of the Downtown Newark Merchant Committee and volunteers in her spare time for the Delaware KIDS Fund which is dedicated to providing goods and services to children at risk and in distressed situations. Lizette and her husband Ryan reside in Pike Creek with their sons Luke and Gavin. Lizette and her family enjoy frequent trips to the Delaware Beaches, Charleston, and South Florida to visit friends & relatives.

Alex Lento
Alex Lento
Catering Sales Manager

Alex is the newest Catering Sales Manager to join Deerfield, making her debut in in June of 2019. She has since taken over the social events market, and loves to customize these types of events for our very special clients! Any reason to celebrate is a fabulous excuse to call Alex! Alex also handles many of the smaller weddings and several of our corporate markets.

After graduating from West Chester University in 2017, Alex’s events career began with her Event Coordinator internship at Radley Run Country Club where she quickly developed into the role of Catering and Sales Manager within a few short months. As a one-woman-show in member and non-member banquet events, Alex gained abundant experience planning and executing all types of events including member theme parties, golf outings, weddings, fundraisers, showers, mitzvahs, and many more. She loves to think outside the box and get creative with each individual event, which is what makes her perfect a perfect complement to our team!

Alex currently lives in West Chester, and thrives off the dynamic life in town as well as the countless restaurants that line the streets! She enjoys spending time in nature hiking and exploring, especially around her family’s mountain house in the Pocono Mountains. Her favorite spot is the beach in Cape May, NJ, and she loves spending time with her friends and family there. She is passionate about art & crafting, cooking, and volunteering at the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Stacy Hart Photography Stacy Hart Photography Wedding Photographers

I have captured weddings at Deerfield several times and am looking forward to shooting there again next month. The staff and coordinators are always welcoming and helpful and the venue's grounds are beautifully kept!

Kerry Harrison Photography Kerry Harrison Photography Wedding Photographers

I love photographing weddings at Deerfield! They have one of the prettiest outdoor spots in their pine grove for a perfect summer wedding.

Map

507 Thompson Station Road Newark, Delaware, 19711
3023686640
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