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Hagley Museum and Library

Wilmington, DE View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
21 reviews
$3k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

About

$3k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Hagley Museum and Library is a unique, historic venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. Situated along the banks of the Brandywine River, our 235 acre site was the original home of the du Pont family, Eleutherian Mills. The grounds boast grassy meadows, towering trees, and historic heirloom gardens; you're sure to capture incredible photos of your special day. The property features three distinct event facilities for hosting weddings, the capacity varying from an intimate gathering of 20 guests or fewer, to an outdoor celebration with 200 guests.

Services Offered
Hagley Museum and Library offers its spaces for bridal showers, wedding ceremonies, engagement parties, receptions and more.

Catering

Hagley works with a select group of preferred caterers. Contact us for a current list.

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

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
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?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Set Up
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

21 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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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.
  • Esther
    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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    Suzanne B. Married on 04/06/2019
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    Professional service, beautiful venue

    We recently had a smaller wedding (72 guests) at Hagley with the ceremony and reception on-site at the Soda House. The day was perfect from start to finish! I worked closely with Alisha, the events manager, and couldn’t have done it without her and the on-site manager, Bob. The venue/building is beautiful for a wedding less than 100 guests with a great price point. I would absolutely recommend Hagley for your wedding!! Service and location is terrific!

Awards

  • 21
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Elise & Daniel
    67 photos · 09/29/2018

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Team

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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Map

298 Buck Rd. Wilmington, DE, 19807
3026582400
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