Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village is a wedding and special events venue in Dover, Delaware. Located on 10 acres of land overlooking the scenic Silver Lake, this historic venue boasts loads of charm and unique character for indoor and outdoor weddings. The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village is the perfect setting for country and garden style weddings with lots of historic touches.
Facilities and Capacity
Our museum and village include a large main exhibit hall and ten (10) historic buildings and an array of small outbuildings that recreate the village of "Loockerman Landing" a 19th century Delaware farming community.
1. The main museum: Our South Gallery has several layout options and is ideal for wedding receptions and other types of gatherings of up to 125 persons. The Great Hall will comfortably seat up to 220 guests and has a nice layout for buffets, cocktail hour and dancing. The Circular Gallery and Atrium are terrifc areas for cockatil parties and receptions, seating up to 125 people. The Meeting Room is perfect for small gatherings of up to 50 people.
2. 1890's Village: Highlights include a historic 1850's era Church, Covered Bridge, Mill, Barn, Blacksmith Shop, Farmhouse, and a variety of gorgeous open-air spaces (Blacksmith Green, Covered Bridge, Village Green, Barn, Garden and Mill areas) all provide a beautiful backdrop for weddings, receptions and cocktail parties. The village can accommodate up to 400 people.
The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village is available for weddings and special events such as birthdays, picnics, corporate events and conferences year round. Several package options are available and the staff is happy to answer all your questions. The following services are provided by Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village:
The Delaware Agricultural Museum Association was founded in 1980 by a group of Delaware farmers and business people dedicated to preserving the agricultural heritage of Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula. Nowadays, this historical landmark gives visitors the opportunity to see over 4,000 artifacts relevant to the growth and development of the area as well as a number of historic structures - all open to the public -that were moved to the museum grounds from rural communities across the state.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Mary Lisa Bernacki · Married on 03/30/2019
Fantastic place to get married!!!
My husband and I were married at the Delaware Agricultural Museum at the end of March. The setting was so beautiful, it was like a scene out of a movie. We originally requested that the museum stage the seating in front of their pretty covered bridge, then the old mill which is really cool (!) . We returned again and again to tour the grounds we finally decided to hold our ceremony in front of the beautiful red barn that is on the property. It set everything off so nicely and our guests loved it. Everyone was taking pictures before during and after the ceremony! We held a cocktail party in the garden and had a wonderful sit-down supper served in the museum’s gallery.Sent on 04/18/2019
K Braunskill · Married on 11/03/2018
Such a cool place to get married!
This space was amazing for the 100 guests we had. All of our guests were surprised that this gem could be a great wedding venue! We went with a fall theme and it really tied in well with the exhibits. I am now looking for another reason to rent out space for an event. We had our event in the main great space but there are several smaller rooms that would work well for a smaller crowd or another event like a birthday party. We also had time during our reception to go outside to take a few pictures with the photographer that came out amazing.Sent on 12/31/2018
Danalisa Higgins · Married on 09/12/2018
Gorgeous Historical Setting
We held our wedding ceremony and reception outdoors at the Delaware Agricultural Museum's 1890's village in 2018. It was a very special day and a very special place to get married. We were so pleased to find such a beautiful location for our wedding, right in the heart of Dover!! The museum staff went out of their way to accommodate our needs and wishes for the wedding ceremony and reception set-up, no small feat with over 200 people attending. If you are planning to hold your wedding in the Dover area, you are not going to find a more beautiful setting or a better price!Sent on 11/26/2018
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