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About Delaware Museum of Natural History

Naturally beautiful and unique!

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is a unique, fun, and special place for your wedding. Imagine impressing your guests with dinner by our dinosaurs and cocktails over a beautiful coral reef. The Museum provides a fabulous backdrop that creates naturally wonderful memories.

A guided tour is highly recommend.  Please contact rentals@delmnh.org to schedule a tour.  

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Wilmington

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24 Reviews for Delaware Museum of Natural History

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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.

Profile Picture Gregory, 6/10/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor, Parking, Wheelchair Access

When searching for venues, my husband and I knew we didn’t want the generic country club, farmhouse, or ballroom wedding. We wanted something fun and unique, but also practical. I had been to the museum when I was younger and when it popped up on WeddingWire it looked like an awesome idea. From the start Alexis was very helpful and accommodating; she answered any questions we had through the whole planning process. We booked the venue after meeting with her at the museum for a walkthrough and knew it was our wedding location! On wedding day, everything went smoothly and Alexis coordinated with all of our vendors to make sure everything flowed smoothly. All of our guests just loved the museum and we honestly couldn’t have asked for a better day. The ceremony was held outside on the patio in front of the butterfly garden and the back field was a beautiful spot for our wedding party pictures. We chose to have dinner in the dinosaur room and dancing in the center atrium area. There was plenty of space for everything else like dancing, the guestbook, favors, card box, photobooth (in the African Watering Hole area), cake, etc. Thank you DMNH staff and especially Alexis for making our day special and memorable!

Profile Picture Alicia, 5/6/17, 9 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor, Parking, Bridal Suite, Wireless Internet

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!

Profile Picture Jessica, 6/11/16, 8 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Delaware Museum of Natural History Pricing

Delaware Museum of Natural History Price Rates

Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $2,500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $2,500.00
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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!


4840 Kennett Pike, PO Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807   See On Map
302-658-9111 (phone) 302-658-2610 (fax)
Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Museum is open Monday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 4:30 p.m.)