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Hagley Museum and Library

$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
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On WeddingWire since 2011

Hagley Museum and Library is a romantic wedding and events venue situated in Wilmington, Delaware. Nestled along the banks of the Brandywine River, this 235-acre site was originally a family home. Today this historic venue awaits with its old-fashioned designs, enchanting gardens, and breathtaking atmosphere.

Facilities Offered

Hagley Museum and Library offers indoor and outdoor spaces for your special day. The museum's mansion features vintage lanterns, benches, and a large botanical display above. The rest of the property features an uncovered patio where you and your sweetheart can exchange vows or enjoy a lovely champagne toast. This patio is also ideal for photoshoots with grand architecture and picture-perfect sunsets in the background. Another outdoor setting includes the manicured lawn, which you may decorate with string lights, a large tent, and more. You may also explore the barn's rustic accents or dine in the Soda House's auditorium.

Services Offered

Hagley Museum and Library's special events manager Alisha Fox will be delighted to assist you with your engagement party, wedding shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. These wedding events may include civil unions, elopements, second weddings, interfaith ceremonies, and religious celebrations. Thanks to Alisha's experience and skill in event planning, they will ensure that you and your partner are satisfied with every precious detail. In addition to coordination services, Alisha will be delighted to introduce you to a variety of trusted vendors for your big day. Upon your and your guest's arrival, the venue's staff will provide full access to the property's Wifi.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Barn
Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
July
August
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    Caroline M. Married on 06/04/2022
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    Beautiful Wedding Venue

    Had our wedding here on 6/4/22 and absolutely loved it! Gorgeous venue and Alisha was so helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process. She answered all of my questions and got back to me so quickly, which made wedding planning a lot easier. Loved every minute of my wedding at this venue and I cannot recommend it enough. Also, the soda house is fairly priced compared to many others we looked at in the area so we were able to have our dream wedding without breaking the bank!
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    Courtney W. Married on 10/24/2020
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    Amazing!

    Hagley and their team was AMAZING!! So incredibly helpful and kind people to work with. 11/10 would recommend.
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    Esther R. Married on 09/26/2020
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    A Seriously Underrated, Flexible, Hidden Gem of a Venue

    This was the best venue for a COVID wedding and in general because it's SO flexible. Our original plan was an indoor wedding, but because of COVID, we moved it outside without a problem. You can rent a part of the Soda House for cheaper or you can rent the entire building. There are three rooms, one of which is a large auditorium which is wonderful for acoustics. You can have as little people as you want, which worked for us because other venues had minimums. This venue is a canvas where you can have your dream wedding and the estate is gorgeous. Driving into the venue was always a treat since it was so lush and green on the way. You can also rent their shuttle for a small fee so you can take pictures all around their very large grounds. Even though it's a museum, the venue is also secluded and you will not have anyone intrude your party. The cherry on top is the venue coordinator, Alisha, who is so sweet and responsive. The venue is historic and has some rules like no open flames indoors, but she will accommodate as much as she can. The staff is very COVID conscious and they take safety seriously, so we felt we were in good hands. If that didn't convince you, the museum is involved in the community and it's nice knowing that we helped contribute to a well-meaning non-profit (Though the event space itself doesn't feel like a museum, which was also important to us). We are endlessly grateful to the staff and this hidden gem!
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Alisha  Fox
Alisha Fox
Special Events Manager

Hey Everyone! I'm Alisha, the Special Events Manager at Hagley Museum & Library. I love showing off the beautiful property to perspective couples and helping to make their wedding dreams become reality. My favorite part of working the weddings is seeing the unique and intimate details that each couple brings to their celebration to tell their story.

I really enjoy taking the time to get to know all of the Hagley Weddings couples, from answering the initial inquiry, to the first site visit, all the way up to the big day. Feel free to reach out if you are interested in hosting your wedding here at Hagley!

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Desserts By Dana Desserts By Dana Wedding Cakes

We love the charm at Hagley Museum. They have a Romantic feel to their venue that is timeless and beautiful. Photographers love Hagley

Dave Breisacher Photography Dave Breisacher Photography Wedding Photographers

Having photographed a few weddings at the Hagley Museum now, I can say their staff and venue are first class. The setting and grounds are absolutely beautiful, and the options as a photographer are seemingly endless. The grounds are so large they have a guide to help you around the grounds. The staff at the ceremony and reception sites really are terrific as well. There's great communication from the start, and they make sure we know about everything that's planned for that day.

Collars n Cuffs Collars n Cuffs Wedding Dresses

A beautiful and classy venue for your celebration ... Scott Brown Collars n Cuffs

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298 Buck Rd. Wilmington, DE, 19807
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