On WeddingWire since 2022
King Cole Farm is a wedding venue located in Dover, Delaware. The establishment offers a serene, spacious setting where couples and their loved ones can celebrate milestone moments together in peaceful seclusion. The venue's team welcomes you to host your rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception, day-after brunch, or any other wedding-related event with them.
Facilities and Capacity
Whether you're planning a large, elegant wedding, an intimate gathering, or something in between, King Cole Farm would be happy to accommodate you. The property is highlighted by lush gardens and naturally beautiful features, such as a tranquil pond. At the heart of these surroundings is the main house, where ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions can be held. The sophisticated building has been recently refurbished, maintaining its classic charm while offering modern amenities. Couples are welcome to host their special celebrations in the dining room, the Prohibition bar, or in the open air in any of the venue's outdoor settings. When the festivities wind down, newlyweds and up to eight loved ones can rest in the house's comfortable five bedrooms. The 9,400 square foot pole Barn is he perfect location for larger events. This air conditioned and heated space can accomodate up to 250 seated and 500 cocktail style. It also has an additonal outdoor 9,000 square feet for outdoor cocktail space and open air seating if preferred. The Pole Barn renovation was complted in January 2023.
The team at King Cole Farm strives to create seamless wedding experiences for couples from start to finish. Before milestone occasions begin, to-be-weds are welcome to prepare with loved ones in separate get-ready spaces on site. For the main event, essentials such as various tables, chairs, and portable bars will be provided and set up. The pole barn has a commerical prep kitchen (ice machine, freezer, refrigerator and oven) along with The Lodge that enjoys a leather queen sleeper sofa, bar, card table and gaming station. The house is also equipped with a kitchen where cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres, reception meals, and other tasty bites can be prepared throughout the festivities.
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Amazing venue and support
Absolutely Amazing Venue!
The BEST wedding venue in Delaware!
When he saw the place we both immediately knew that it was where we wanted to get married. When booking the venue, it was not yet completed and I had all the faith in Annemarie and Jim that it would be as spectacular as the blueprints… AND IT WAS!
When the big day arrived, Annemarie and Jim were were nothing short of wonderful - the place was beautiful and they were so accommodating to our weekend full of events. We wanted to do something different then the normal wedding weekend, with having a welcome party on Friday night and even having the rehearsal dinner on sight, followed by a breakfast the morning after our wedding. They fogged the place for bugs numerous times leading up to the big day, and made sure the place perfect. With all of the moving parts, Annemarie and Jim were so helpful the entire weekend. Everyone tells you to be prepared, that things will not always go your way, Annemarie and Jim ensure that your day runs as smoothly as possible and I truly cannot thank them enough for all of the behind the scenes work that they did to make sure our day ran smoothly. They did an amazing job of making sure everything was ready when we arrived, but also worked with us to make the event space ours and unique to what we wanted. With the polar barn being a blank slate, you really have the opportunity to make it yours!
Knowing that we had a band coming in, KCF even made sure they hired an electrician to make sure they had enough support to host the band, as well as sound proofing the ceiling. They just went above and beyond in everything, and were very organized from the start!
They also allowed us to stay in the house, which was incredible to have both families in there leading up to the wedding. It is clean, beautiful and was a great way to spend time as a family before the wedding and of course, solo on our wedding night!
We couldn’t be more recommending of King Cole Farm, Annemarie, and Jim. I think overall yes, their venue is amazing, yes, they are extremely organized and communicate exceptionally well, BUT more importantly, they are incredibly nice and genuine people. We felt like we had known them for our entire lives and you could feel that they were invested in our wedding, just as much as we were. I feel like nowadays in the wedding industry, you don’t necessarily get that, but with Jim and Annemarie, they make you feel that from the moment you step foot on their beautiful 500 acre farm. That is what makes this place so special, the family bond they create with the bride and groom and of course, their families and guests.
I would like to also give a special shout-out to our Band, Goody Blue Shoes Band, as well as our wonderful photographer, Chelsea Fluharty Photography and our officiant, Tom Robinson. Our day would not have been possible without the help of those that were behind the scenes.
All in all, if you’re trying to make a decision to go with King Cole Farm, stop thinking and book. You will not find a sight that cares for you like King Cole does. From the rich history of the farm, the stunning views and the wonderful owners, you will not be disappointed. They truly helped us have the most memorable day of our lives and we are forever grateful for them! King Cole Farm, you will always hold a special place in our hearts!
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My husband Jim and I owned and operated the Francis Scott Key Family Resort until March of 2020. We are proud that we two times were named a top 25 Family Resort in the USA by TripAdvisor for our hotel. We are excited for the next chapter which is King Cole Farm. The beautiful residence was the home of my in laws Chet and Sally Dickerson who lived their retirement years here on the 500 acre farm. Is was their dream that the farm stay with the family, as it was her parents farm. We are excited that many new memories will be made here!
Jim has been working in hospitality since his high schools as houseman at the Betheda Marriott in Maryland. Jim along with Annemarie owned and operated the Francis Scott Key Family resort for 30 years. Converting his parents home and pole barn to King Cole Farm has been a labour of love that will generate memories for years to come!
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