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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鈥檚 signature affordable elegance for all stages of their wedding and celebration.

Facilities and Capacity
Scattered throughout Deerfield鈥檚 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

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

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


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


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

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

Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake

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

Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

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


How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Country/Golf Club

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

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
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Photo booth

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


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Alyssa V. Married on 09/17/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Book this venue immediately if you want a worry-free wedding!

I could write a novel about the amazing experience we had with Deerfield for our wedding. They made everything so easy, fun, and worry-free. We worked with Lizette leading up to the big day. My husband and I had no idea what we were doing, what to ask, what to consider, and Lizette made us feel comfortable as we asked questions and talked through our decisions. She's also just a total blast to be around and work with. For the rehearsal and day of the wedding we worked with Wendy, who was an absolute angel. She was so attentive to detail, took charge of making sure everything was where it should be, made it important to know exactly who our family members were, guided the entire day and made sure we were enjoying the moment as we were experiencing it instead of worrying about anything else. I also, like many of us to, have complicated relationships with parents, such as splitting the walk down the aisle with my step dad and father, and I was worried about being in an uncomfortable situation. Wendy not only found a way to relate to my concerns but thoroughly thought out every solution as to avoid anyone being hurt or confused or me being put in a difficult situation.

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鈥檛 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!
Julie F. Married on 08/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolute Best Wedding Venue

Deerfield is absolutely the best wedding venue! They offer so many options for any type of event and accommodate weddings large and small. Their pricing also can鈥檛 be beat, and you still get the highest quality of food, service, decor, staff and more. There are way too many amazing things to say about our wedding day and it was truly amazing because of Deerfield and everyone that works there.
Lauren P. Married on 07/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Superior Food and Service

It was an absolute pleasure working with the Deerfield and we loved how everything turned out! Lizette and the sales team were incredibly easy to communicate with and responsive even during some last minute changes. Our guests absolutely raved about the hors d鈥檕euvres and the food and service in general. Wendy (day of coordinator) was a master of ensuring everything went smoothly and the two lead assistants (Sarah and Marshaan) were extremely helpful the entire day! We were very impressed with how quickly Sarah bustled my dress as my bridesmaids had spent hours trying to figure it out before hand. We were not expecting help with bustling!

We鈥檝e 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.

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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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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

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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.


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