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The Barn at Cauffiel

Wilmington, DE View map

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A Country Estate overlooking the Delaware River

The grounds sit inside Bellevue State Park; purchased by the State of Delaware in 1993; now managed exclusively by Jeffrey Miller Catering. The rich history of the property dates back to Native Americans, a Swedish farm settlement around late 1630’s and Charles Lore, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court who purchased the working farm in 1870 and is believed to be responsible for many of the currently standing buildings. Subsequently, Daniel Cauffiel, chief legal officer to the duPont Company constructed the current Colonial Revival- style house as a summer residence from early 1920’s until its completion in 1928 and kept the property as a working farm. The house still sports the original mid-twentieth century furnishings. The fascinating house boasts a formal parlor, an elegant dining room, bright sun porches, expansive lawns, and impressive gardens to provide the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners; in addition to offering quaint overnight accommodations in the seven bedrooms. The property also includes a newly restored Pennsylvania bank barn located within steps of the house. The extraordinary barn makes Cauffiel Estate perfect for those looking for a sophisticated-rustic venue. With an abundance of historic charm and natural beauty, the Cauffiel Estate is the ideal choice for an enchanting event minutes from I-95!

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    Bethany Married on 08/29/2021
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    A Fantastic Planning Experience

    Working with Jeffery A Miller (JAM) catering and Tom (the Cauffiel site manager) has been an absolute pleasure thus far in our wedding planning journey. We fell in love with Cauffiel Estate after our tour and started the contract process shortly after. Everything about planning our big day has been completely customizable, especially their farm-to table menu! Our day is shaping up to be exactly what we dreamed of. Tom has been amazingly patient through the whole process, and also so knowledgable about making our vision come true, we couldn't imagine working with anyone else. We're incredibly excited for our upcoming wedding and are so thankful we found JAM for our special day.
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    Ryan D. Married on 06/26/2021
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    Wedding day

    We just had our wedding there and it is a great venue. Newly renovated but still has that rustic feel. Grateful we found Caufiel Barn Estate, as we were originally at MOYO which was a terrible experience.
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    Jillian D. Married on 08/22/2020
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    Can't wait to have our rehearsal dinner here!

    My fiance Keith and I will be having our rehearsal dinner at Cauffiel Estate in a couple of nights, and we are so excited! Tom, the venue manager, has been an absolute lifesaver and helped us plan a great rehearsal dinner in very short notice, after we learned our initial plans elsewhere would no longer be able to happen due to covid restrictions. The staff has been extremely accommodating, supportive, flexible, and organized! The venue itself is beautiful! There's tons of outdoor space, including a back patio with views of the Delaware river where we plan to have drinks before and after dinner. Dinner will be held inside the Cauffiel house, which offers multiple dining areas with a ton of character. Apparently you can also rent out the house and its bedrooms for your bridal party/guests to stay overnight, which seems like it would be so cool and unique!

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1016 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809 Wilmington, DE, 19809
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