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Delaware Museum of Nature & Science

Wilmington, DE View map

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The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, formerly the Delaware Museum of Natural History, is a wedding venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. Now open after a major renovation to its galleries and public spaces, this eye-catching building and its captivating collections offer an idyllic setting for natural history buffs, science and nature lovers, and a range of to-be-weds in between. Whether you’ve been dreaming of saying “I do” beside a dinosaur or dining next to birds of prey, this venue has got you covered.

Facilities and Capacity

The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science offers a variety of charming event and exhibition spaces where couples can host their milestone moments. Ceremonies can be held in the museum’s galleries, including Delaware and global ecosystems and a new PaleoZone featuring regional dinosaurs. Receptions can also be held here, inviting newlyweds and their guests to create lifelong memories at the dining table beside a polar bear, elephant, and walrus, among others. Celebratory dining and dancing can also be held in the museum’s hall amidst a range of flora and fauna. Alternatively, receptions can be held in the museum’s dedicated event space, separate from the exhibitions. The space’s neutral color palette and versatile floor plan can be adjusted to align with a number of wedding visions. For those dreaming of an open-air event, tents can be set up on the museum’s lush grounds. Photography opportunities at the museum are only limited by one’s imagination. To name a few options, newlyweds are welcome to be photographed under a dinosaur and beneath a whale skull. Day or night, the institute’s dynamically designed facade also offers a stunning backdrop for timeless images.

Services Offered

The team at the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science provides couples a number of event services and amenities for as seamless experiences as possible. The Museum has four preferred caterers and can provide a list of suggested vendors for photographers, DJs, florists, day of coordinators, etc. for you to choose from to personalize your wedding celebration. Prior to walking down the aisle, to-be-weds are welcome to prepare in in-house get-ready rooms. For the convenience of those celebrating, on-site parking and Wi-Fi are available. Whether you’re hosting your engagement party, shower, rehearsal dinner, or ceremony and reception, this venue is happy to accommodate you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

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

$3,000

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

$3,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

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

$1,000

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

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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    Gregory Married on 06/10/2017
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    Alexis is an absolute saint. The museum provided the perfect setting for our wedding, providing interesting exhibits for not only the adults but also the children. Our wedding photos are AMAZING - Can you get better than cheezing beside a Tyrannosaurus Rex head? We loved every minute of it, and so did our guests. Toscana's partnering with the museum provided a very smooth operation. If we could afford it, we'd totally get married here again.
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    Jessica Married on 06/11/2016
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    First of all, DMNH is an amazing museum. Second of all, it's an even more amazing place to have an event. We booked the museum for our wedding reception and it was a wonderful experience. They have both indoor and outdoor space. You can use the Great Room if it does not have an traveling exhibit at the time, which is what we did. Your guests are free to wander the museum. It is very unique. Dinner and dancing amongst the dinosaurs was exactly what we wanted for our day to stand out. Highly recommend!
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    Sara Married on 08/22/2015
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    The venue was so unique and pretty. It was a lot of fun for the guests to be able to roam around and look at the museum. Stephanie was so incredibly helpful. She really made it a great experience. I definitely recommend this venue!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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Such a unique wedding venue ! The coordinator there was great to work with. I hope to get to photograph another beautiful wedding there sometime!

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4840 Kennett Pike Wilmington, DE, 19807
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9:30 to 4:30 Everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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