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The Delaware Contemporary

Wilmington, Delaware View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
19 reviews
Up to 200 guests

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Up to 200 guests

From microweddings to seated dinners, The Delaware Contemporary features versatile 33,000 square feet of space that couples can enjoy with their friends and family. This venue offers seven art galleries that provide a wonderful, engaging backdrop for a small ceremony, cocktail hour, or intimate dinner.

The Delaware Contemporary is a unique wedding venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. Not only is this a beautiful & stylish site to exchange your vows in, but it also features a rich history. In fact, at one point in its past, this venue served as a railroad car factory. Over the years, however, it was renovated and remodeled into an industrial museum. Couples today can experience this modernly styled space on their special day.

Facilities and Capacity
The Delaware Contemporary features 33,000 square feet of space that couples can enjoy with up to 200 of their friends and family. This venue also features a total of seven art galleries that you are welcome to incorporate into your bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. On your wedding day, you will truly get to express yourself at this venue because it serves as a “blank canvas” for any style of wedding you are planning. Also, this art museum is situated right on the Riverfront Wilmington. This prime location places you and your guests near many fun local things to do in the area.

Services Offered
To help make your wedding much easier, the team at the Delaware Contemporary offers couples event planning services. The team can take care of all the little details while you focus on your big day and spending time celebrating with your loved ones. At the beginning of your wedding, they can provide you with set up services. Their professional team can also be relied on to assist with cleanup. The team also offers other services and extras, such as:

  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Wireless Internet
  • Lighting/ sound
  • Audio equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables
  • Linens

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?

No

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

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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19 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Brittany Married on 11/04/2017
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    Wonderful experience! Meagan was fantastic to work with to plan our perfect wedding!
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    Brian Married on 06/24/2017
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    This review is long overdue, but for anyone thinking of having their wedding at the Delaware Contemporary - DO IT!

    Meagan was a joy to work with, and was incredibly helpful in communicating with our vendors, making recommendations to fit our needs, and completely organizing day-of setup. She completely took all the stress away from us so we could enjoy our day.

    The venue is beautiful, the galleries are amazing, and for the price you really can't beat it. This is a great space for the DIY couples out there that want to really personalize the space to be their own. We wouldn't give booking this venue a second thought if we had to do it all over again. Thank you Meagan and DCCA!

    Brian & Shara - married June 2017
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    Kristin Married on 06/10/2017
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    Meagan was fabulous! She always answered my emails within 24 hours and was always available for questions. She gave me ideas on how the venue would be set up and then proceeded to set everything up exactly how I dreamed. She followed up with vendors to make sure everything was coordinated properly. She helped me have my dream wedding. The venue itself was really cool! During cocktail hour, there was a scavenger hunt through the exhibits. The dance floor was set up in the middle of the lobby, with the dinner tables around it. We loved this venue!
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Deals

The Delaware Contemporary 1
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Host your event on a Friday evening in January, February, or March and receive 10% off museum rental.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Kerry Harrison Photography Kerry Harrison Photography Wedding Photographers

I LOVE shooting weddings and events at the DCCA. Beautiful space with lots of art which makes weddings there so much fun! The staff is great. One of my favorite wedding places in Wilmington for indoor ceremonies and receptions.

Heart & Dash Heart & Dash Wedding Decor & Lighting

Love working with DCCA! Ashlee is great and knows the facility forwards and backwards to help you with anything you need. Great space with a lot of flexibility!

Altared Vows by Taya Altared Vows by Taya Wedding Officiants

What unique setting for a wedding &/or reception! Also a great opportunity to support the arts in Delaware. The staff here is very easy to work with, easy parking for your guests, & just a beautiful, unique place!

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200 S Madison St Wilmington, Delaware, 19801
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The Delaware Contemporary frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Delaware Contemporary?

The Delaware Contemporary includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Delaware Contemporary, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Delaware Contemporary includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of The Delaware Contemporary in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Delaware Contemporary for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Delaware Contemporary for wedding events?

The Delaware Contemporary offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Delaware Contemporary offer?

The Delaware Contemporary offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Delaware Contemporary offer for wedding events?

The Delaware Contemporary offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Delaware Contemporary have available for wedding events?

The Delaware Contemporary offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Delaware Contemporary and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Delaware Contemporary is recommended by 84% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service and 4.8 in professionalism.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Delaware Contemporary offer?

The Delaware Contemporary currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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