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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.
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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.
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:
- Event rentals
- In-house bar
- In-house catering
- Lighting/ sound
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:
- Cocktail reception
- Outside cake
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I haven't even begun to discuss how incredibly beautiful the venue is for the ceremony and reception! Our guests continue to bring up how stunning everything was. The ceremony was perfectly placed out by the pines, where the trees offered just enough shade for our guests to feel comfortable and not overly hot. For the reception, the ability to view the outside through all of the windows was spectacular. It felt so inviting and celebratory. And the food. My goodness the food! We attended the tasting held beforehand and we were in heaven then but everything was even more delicious the day of. Our guests were totally impressed by all of the options as well as the taste. And so were we!
Everything was absolutely perfect and we wouldn’t change one single thing. We had no concerns and everything worked seamlessly. We feel so grateful to have worked with ALL the staff at Deerfield, and so truly honored to have gotten to know Lizette and Wendy along the way. We already miss them terribly!
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We’ve also received several follow up emails from our guests praising the Deerfield and being extremely impressed with the level of service provided. The hits of the night seemed to be the duck ravioli, the lamb chop, and the crab cake station during cocktail hour and the early cake cutting combined with the ice cream bar.
We cannot thank the Deerfield enough for all of their excellent work leading up to and during our wedding.
Photos are from Tuleya Photography
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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 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 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.
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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!
I love photographing weddings at Deerfield! They have one of the prettiest outdoor spots in their pine grove for a perfect summer wedding.
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