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These prices are available for the months of April through December. These prices are available for the months of January through March.
Reception
$35,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Reception
$25,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price

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On WeddingWire since 2017

HOTEL DU PONT in Wilmington, Delaware sets a beautiful stage for your wedding. Elegant. Timeless. Iconic. Stunning architecture, inspired cuisine and impeccable service have been the hallmarks of HOTEL DU PONT since 1913. For more than a century, this iconic hotel has been the center for luxury celebrations in Wilmington and the surrounding Philadelphia region. Celebrate your love story in the Gilded Age elegance of one of the most prestigious hotels in the world.

HOTEL DU PONT features more than 25,000 square feet of event space. From sweeping staircases and bronze balustrades to sparkling chandeliers and beautiful ballrooms, every detail highlights Wilmington's rich past and cosmopolitan present. Celebrate in the classic elegance and contemporary luxury of this historic hotel.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 300 guests at this iconic venue. For those seeking an intimate affair, the romantic 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 opulent Gold Ballroom to be a wonderful option. This exquisite French Neoclassic room boasts gilded rosettes, glittering chandeliers, and 20 bas-reliefs of women from diverse backgrounds, including Pocahontas and Cleopatra.

Services Offered
This architectural gem 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. Packages include, but are not limited to:

  • All-inclusive packages (no state sales tax!)
  • Complimentary deluxe overnight accommodations for the wedding couple (night of wedding)
  • Private menu tasting for two
  • Open bar services
  • Champagne toast
  • Exclusive wedding cakes by the hotel bake shop, Spark'd Creative Pastry
  • Catering services
  • Choice of white, ivory or black napkins and floor-length linens
  • Special hotel room rates for wedding guests

Additional Enhancements Available

  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Additional reception stations
  • Upgraded beverage offerings
  • Custom ice carving
  • Additional dessert displays
  • After party indulgences
  • Farewell brunch

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$35,000

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

$25,000

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

19

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
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?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Meghan Married on 02/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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
5 out of 5 rating

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
5 out of 5 rating

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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