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$17k - $27k For 100 Guests


$17k - $27k For 100 Guests

HOTEL DU PONT is a historic wedding venue located in downtown Wilmington, Delaware that serves couples all over Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Founded in 1913, this sophisticated hotel evokes the grace and elegance of the Gilded Age. Couples can choose from multiple indoor ballrooms for both their ceremony and reception. The experienced staff at the HOTEL DU PONT will ensure your special day is everything you dreamed it to be.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 300 guests at this vintage-style venue. For those seeking a romantic affair, the du Barry Room is ideal. This popular, Federal-style space features white pillars, parquet floors, elegant sconces, and a grand crystal chandelier imported from the former Yugoslavia. Couples hosting a lavish gathering will find the Gold Ballroom to be a wonderful option. This exquisite, French Neoclassic room boasts gilded rosettes, glittering chandeliers, and bas-reliefs of famous women, such as Helen of Troy and Cleopatra.

Services Offered
This unique hotel employs world-class wedding designers and chefs to help you create a completely customized celebration. Their experienced wedding team will work with you one-on-one to ensure your individual vision comes to life. Tables, chairs, and linens are included in the rental fee, along with china, flatware, and glassware. Setup and cleanup are also included, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy your party. Couples can select their own outside vendors for a one-of-a-kind affair. Additional services include, but are not limited to:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bar services
  • Cake
  • Catering services
  • Event rentals
  • Get-ready rooms
  • Lighting and sound
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Valet
  • WiFi

HOTEL DU PONT offers 206 guestrooms and 11 suites for you and your loved ones to spend the weekend in. Each room features an oversized luxury bathroom, complimentary WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a separate sitting area, and sophisticated furnishings. You’ll also have access to their multiple dining establishments, including their four-star Green Room.

Other Services
In addition to hosting lavish weddings, the HOTEL DU PONT is also happy to host intimate elopements. They have eight private dining rooms to choose between. Additional events they will host include:

  • Bridal shower
  • Engagement party
  • Golf outing
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Spa day

Frequently Asked Questions

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


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


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


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:


What kind of settings are available?


Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate Fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?


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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Meghan Married on 02/09/2019
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    Gorgeous venue and great staff!

    The venue is stunning, the food was absolutely delicious, and the staff is wonderful to work with.
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    Morgan Married on 10/20/2018
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    Great place for our wedding guests!

    Hotel duPont was a great choice for our room blocks. The hotel itself is incredibly appointed and beautiful. The rooms are comfortable and a good size. The staff is wonderful and were great to work with throughout the process - constantly providing updates of how many guests had booked under my room block so I knew how many welcome bags & shuttles I needed. They also upgraded my husband & I to a very large honeymoon suit which was truly incredible. Highly recommend!
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    Kate Married on 08/04/2018
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    The best wedding venue!

    Celebrating our wedding at Hotel Du Pont was a dream come true! To start, we saw the venue for a walk through for the first time and absolutely fell in love. Susan was our wedding manager with the hotel and she was beyond amazing. She never pressured us or tried to force any decisions on us. We came back for a second time and Susan was just as delightful as the first! We decided to book the hotel for our August 2018 wedding. From the time we booked the venue, leading up to our wedding day, Susan was extremely helpful! She answered every email and every question we had consistently. She always made my husband and I feel at ease and we never stressed out. When we went in for our food tasting, Susan made sure to dedicate extra time with us to confirm some details. The food tasting was perfect and the chef and kitchen staff are incredible! The week leading up to our wedding, we increased communication between us and Susan and together finalized all items. Susan made sure to contact our vendors about a week prior in order to coordinate and set everything for us to not have to worry about anything on the day of our wedding. When it came to our hotel block, this went seamlessly. Any of our guests that stayed at the hotel had zero issues booking rooms. The weekend of our wedding was completely flawless due to Susan and her team! When we checked into our hotel room for the weekend, the entire staff made us feel welcomed and special. The morning of our wedding, they had the bridal suite and the groom suite ready to go for us first thing in the morning. All day getting ready, the team at Hotel Du Pont continued to go above and beyond to make my husband and I have the best day of our lives! When it came time for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, everything went perfectly. Susan was there to ensure all logistics ran smoothly, and the main captain of the dining room was there all night with us to make sure he and his staff executed all wedding details flawlessly. We were completely blown away with our wedding! Our guests had an amazing time. Everyone was raving about the hotel, decor, food, everything. Our wedding was the more incredible day of our lives and it is because of Susan, the entire staff at the hotel, and the beauty of Hotel Du Pont that we are forever thankful for!


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  • Josephine & Matt
    76 photos · 01/11/2020
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    73 photos · 09/01/2019
  • Youser & Mohammed
    137 photos · 07/07/2019
  • Ashley & Steven
    42 photos · 09/08/2018


42 West 11th Street Wilmington, DE, 19801
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