Unique, inspiring, and sophisticated, the Delaware Art Museum offers the perfect setting to impress your guests. Contemporary spaces, magnificent artwork, and a tranquil sculpture garden offer a stunning backdrop for your wedding. Whether planning a lively cocktail reception or an intimate seated dinner, our experienced staff is here to cater to your every need and to make your special day unforgettable.
Our North Terrace, labyrinth, and six-acre Copeland Sculpture Garden welcome guests strolling to the entrance by leading them along a tree-lined path. Sculptures from the Museum's permanent collection are located throughout the expansive outdoor space. Cocktail receptions and wedding ceremonies can be held in the garden and labyrinth, offering a spectacular and unique experience. A tent can be added and up to 200 guests can be accommodated for a seated dinner. Dinner and Dancing: 200, Cocktail Reception: 300
Catherine A. Fusco Grand Hall: This sophisticated social space is ideal for seated dinners or standing cocktail receptions. The grand entry hall to the Museum opens onto our main gallery spaces and overlooks the paved terrace and scenic Kentmere Parkway. Seated Dinner with Dancing: 130, Cocktail Reception: 250.
East Court: The East Court adjoins our Pre-Raphaelite, Howard Pyle and American Illustration, and our changing exhibition gallery spaces, making it an ideal location for cocktail parties or small dinners. Seated Dinner: 100, Cocktail Reception: 175.
For more information on pricing and availability, please contact Lauren McMahon, Wedding Coordinator, at Lmcmahon@delart.org, or call 302.351.8530.
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User4700877 · 2+ years ago
I think the best compliment I can give Liz and DAM is that several of our guests stopped us throughout the evening to tell us that ours was one of (or *the*) nicest wedding they'd ever been to. This was an amazing experience from the very start. Liz DeRosier is an exceptional planner: she patiently answered our questions, brought up points we hadn't thought about, and was always there to remind us about deadlines.
Delaware Art Museum provides a beautiful setting for weddings. And it's a great value: everything is built in to the fee. Venue, food, bar, cake, linens - it's all there. All you need is a photographer and a DJ. This was a huge convenience, as neither of us had time to work with 20 different vendors. When we had some issues with the contracted baker, no worries: Liz graciously allowed us to work with a new one.
The event area for our reception was gorgeous - everything was set up exactly as we had planned. Liz handled a minor crisis (cake topper tumbled off the cake, denting a cake tier and decapitating the bride), and calmly explained everything to us after she had personally fixed everything (we're glad we invested in a backup topper).
The food was delicious, and Liz was extremely accommodating when it came to special dietary requests. She suggested meals that had worked in the past, and our guests weren't disappointed. They're still talking about how good the food was. Enjoy the tasting party!!
The only thing I would have changed was to not open a gallery. Our cocktail hour was held in the sculpture garden, and there are plenty of pieces on view in the common areas. Our guests were having too much fun and never made it to the gallery. It was a small portion of our overall bill, but I would have preferred to give free passes as a wedding favor.
Brandi · Married on 07/08/2018
My ceremony at the Delaware Art Museum in the beautiful labyrinth will be something my guest and I reflect on for many years to come. The beautiful scenery looked like something you would find in a painting on the wall inside of the museum. Ceremony seating is often times difficult to execute because the larger the number of guests, the harder it is for guests to have what they would consider a good seat. In the labyrinth, every seat was the best seat in the house!
While the location in itself was above our expectations, the service really took our experience to the next level. Following our ceremony, we had a cake reception in which the staff made sure my guests were hydrated and could enjoy a snack before heading to the reception. Even when we experienced small technical difficulties before the ceremony began, Delaware Art Museum staff worked immediately to solve our issues and did not hesitate to be on standby the remainder of my event.
On top of all this, I thoroughly enjoyed working with the event coordinator, Lauren McMahon. Her amazing ideas, patience and willingness to make this day special will be the reason I come back to the Delaware Art Museum for my next celebration. She made it clear from our first communication that she would do whatever was in her power to make our day special and my husband and I truly believe she went above and beyond to do just that.
Sage · Married on 05/20/2017
Lauren & the wonderful art museum staff:
Ben and I do not even know where to start in thanking you for how perfect and beautiful you made our wedding day!
Lauren – you made the entire process easy which was so much appreciated with our crazy schedules. You are an amazing woman and we are so honored to have met you and I find myself missing you since we don’t email daily any longer.
Staff – you were perfect the day of the event. The bartenders could not have gotten more compliments. Servers were impeccable and everything was set op flawlessly.
A million thanks and hoping our paths cross again!
Ben and Sage
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The Delaware Art Museum is a great choice for anyone looking for artistic and unique wedding in the Wilmington area. We have had groups ranging from our DJ's to our large bands play in the space and it is always a great time!
If you're looking for an unforgettable wedding with sophisticated surroundings, then look no further. The Delaware Art Museum hosts cocktails to sit down dinners for 90-300 guests. They also offer a package for 75 or fewer guests. Your professional personal event planner will do all the work for you. Your inclusive wedding package includes the following amenities: Catering by Toscana Catering, Use of museum or sculpture garden for engagement and wedding photography, One year Museum membership for the wedding couple which includes free admission, 10% discount to museum store and invitations to special events, One-day museum passes for all wedding guests and free parking. The Delaware Art Museum offers 6 event spaces. The Catherine A Fusco Hall boasts high ceilings with dramatic arch windows. The East Court offers a more contemporary style. Chihuly Bridge has a backdrop of brilliantly colored blown glass. North Terrace has views of the Sculpture Gardens. Copeland Sculpture Garden is home to the museum's permanent collections and The Labyrinth, a circular one-way path in a former reservoir, provides a serene and visually exquisite location for a wedding ceremony. For more information visit the Delaware Museum's website: http://www.delart.org/about/weddings/
The Delaware Art Museum is a perfect backdrop for a gorgeous wedding reception! The terrace and sculpture gardens are perfect for cocktails. I love the white walls and beautiful Dale Chihuly glass that can be seen both inside and outside the museum. The staff is professional and the space is perfect for a reception.