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.
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:
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:
174 Reviews for Deerfield
Recommended by 98% of couples
42 User photos
Kendra · Getting married on 09/09/2020
Absolutely breathtaking property with an unbelievably accommodating staff and planning team!
We may be a little biased, but Deerfield is the best wedding venue and exceeded all expectations for our wedding day. We looked at other luxury venues in the DE / PA area, and none of them compared with Deerfield. Deerfield offers a completely customizable wedding experience that allows you to select everything from the food and beverages selection, linens, seating arrangement, timeline and much more. Not to mention, the package comes with a remarkable wedding planner and day of coordinators (we especially want to thank Angela, Mike, Carmen and Jeff for making our wedding day certainly a day to remember).
We had our wedding reception at Deerfield on September 21, 2019. The ballroom at Deerfield is breathtaking! It is perfectly laid out with a large dance floor in the center. The ballroom has large windows on every wall which sets the stage for an even more romantic setting. Not to mention there is access to the perfectly kempt greens and a porch with a waterfall (which makes for a very romantic photo setting).
Instead, we want to focus this review on the unbelievable staff at Deerfield who were professional and executed everything flawlessly through the entire planning process and on our actual wedding day/night. You can tell the moment that you start planning a wedding with the Deerfield team that they have done it before and that you are in great hands. You never sense an ounce of stress or panic in their team, even when you are stressing as you come down to crunch time!
The event planning team, and we worked with Angela and Jeff in particular, are able to take all your different thoughts and ideas and construct them into a perfect vision for your wedding day. And most importantly, they are not afraid to add in their own ideas or to tell you if one of your ideas may not be the best fit for your wedding day. They are not there to just say “yes” to you, they are there to ensure that your wedding goes as smooth as possible.
The day-of event team, we worked with Carmen and Mike, are a well-oiled machine. We had not met with them until the week of our wedding, but a day or two is all they needed to make sure they understood the plan that we had laid out with Angela and to get their staff to execute that plan to perfection. When we went to check on the ballroom during our cocktail hour, we were left speechless by how elegant the place was. Throughout the night, they handled the coordination with our vendors and made sure that we kept to our timeline – which is harder to do than we ever could have imagined!
And they treat you like royalty. There was one point in the night that my husband swears he had simply thought about grabbing a gin & tonic from the bar and before he could even finish the thought Mike tapped him on the shoulder and had a gin & tonic for him. They make sure that all our guests are taken care of and they do it without being in the way or even being noticed – they are like wedding ninjas!
And in case you feel like it’s just a business to them and you are just a number – we went back there for brunch in November (which we highly recommend) and Mike, Carmen, and Jeff (the general manager) all recognized us right away and took the time to catch up with us about our wedding, honeymoon, etc. They remembered specific people and details from the evening and from our conversations that we would have never expected them to remember. It really made us feel special and made us feel like part of the family at Deerfield.
We highly recommend Deerfield for your wedding or really any event. A beautiful venue with a team of true professionals in every sense of the word.Sent on 01/20/2020
Deerfield's reply:Kendra & Dylan: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Deerfield and our wedding team. Can we steal the phrase "wedding ninjas" from you? We love that!
Rochelle Tinsley · Getting married on 05/23/2021
My fiancé and I toured this venue and it was an amazing experience. They offered us a sneak peak of the venue and offered us wine or champagne the moment we came through the door. I really appreciated their hospitality and were thinking about booking them in the spring.😀Sent on 11/26/2019
Deerfield's reply:Hello Rochelle! Thank you for the compliment, we take great price in a high level of service. We hope to welcome you in the Spring for your wedding. If there is anything keeping us from being your first choice, we welcome the opportunity to address it!
Emily · Getting married on 03/09/2021
Great wedding venue!
I would highly recommend Deerfield for a wedding venue! The staff was easy to get a hold of during the wedding planning process by phone and email. The day of, the bride had her own bridal attendant who was absolutely amazing and went above and beyond her job. The catering staff were extremely attentive to a guest with Celiac's. Also, all coordinators the day off asked the bride, groom, and close family members if anything was needed throughout the night!Sent on 12/14/2019
Deerfield's reply:Emily & Vince: Thank you for the great review! We are thrilled that you felt well taken care of, and look forward to welcoming you back to Deerfield in the future!
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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.