The Farmhouse

5600 Old Capitol Trl, Wilmington, DE 19808 Map · Phone number
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About The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse is a remarkable event venue located in Wilmington, Delaware, that hosts weddings. The venue has been recently renovated, offering modern amenities with a dash of rustic authenticity. Nestled on four acres of gorgeous countryside, couples can walk through the surrounding topiary and take in the quiet splendor of the landscape.

Facilities and Capacity

The venue offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces to suit the vision of any couple, accommodating up to 190 guests. An outdoor ceremony can take place under a classic wooden pergola with a backdrop of hanging willow vines. For the reception, the farmhouse itself offers lofty ceilings, vast windows, and skylights, creating an open and vibrant space for guests to enjoy. With a surrounding deck boasting views of the grounds, as well as an elegant adjoining lounge, space is plentiful.

Services Offered

This venue offers a wide range of services to accommodate engaged couples and ensure their day is everything they dreamed it would be. They can provide centerpieces created by a local florist, and show couples to get-ready rooms complete with luxury bathrooms. A professional coordinator will support the couple in arranging the event from the beginning and assist throughout the day itself. Couples may avail of a complimentary night of accommodation in the nearby Christiana Hilton hotel, where they can also reserve blocks of rooms for guests. Wedding necessities such as tables, Chiavari chairs, flatware, glassware, and china will be provided. All-inclusive packages are available and include rental equipment such as:

  • Napkins
  • Floor-length linens
  • Gourmet coffee stations
  • Event setup and breakdown
  • Lighting and sound equipment

Cuisine

The Farmhouse offers a range of excellent dishes and menus to delight and thrill couples. Exquisite plated meals such as herb-seared Scottish salmon and filet mignon are sure to impress, along with a selection of inventive vegetarian options. Hors d'oeuvres can be served during cocktail hour, along with food stations. A buffet option is also available for both evening and brunch events. Packages also include a premium bar selection with beer, wines and spirits including brands like Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, and Southern Comfort.

History

This venue has a history richly entwined with the values of family and community. Built in the early 1800s and purchased by Levi and Kate Murray in 1917, the property was formerly a family home and working farm. Parts of the land were converted to provide accommodation to locals who worked at the nearby racetracks. Extensions were added to the building to accommodate increasing requests from the community to host meetings and events. In 1993, the space was officially converted to a venue and is currently managed by Levi and Kate’s great-granddaughters.

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Under the pergola
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Stunning autumn landscape
Outdoor ceremony space
Outdoor ceremony space
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Walking under the willows
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Indoor reception setup
Spacious ballroom for reception
Spacious ballroom for reception
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Table settings
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High windows to let the light in
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Skylight beaming down
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Exchanging vows under the arbour
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Just married
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Moments in the forest
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A romantic embrace
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Walking through the grounds
Authentic rustic settings
Authentic rustic settings
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Kissing under the willow trees
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The bride and wedding party
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Bride and groom with wedding party
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Bride surrounded by nature's embrace
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The wedding party
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110 Reviews for The Farmhouse

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Steve · Married on 09/28/2019

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    • Professionalism:
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    Steve Sprague

    We found the Farmhouse during a last minute on a day trip to Delaware, and it was the best decision we have made as a couple. The Farmhouse went far above our expectations, and made our special day stress free from the moment we arrived. Katie did an amazing job and she had everything down to the very second. Every part of the Farmhouse did a spectacular job. The waiting staff was very polite and diligent. The food was amazing, never thought London broil could be that tender.

    Sent on 10/24/2019
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    Brianna · Married on 09/25/2019

    5.0
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    Late September Beautiful Wedding!!

    I just had my wedding here and everything was beautiful!!! All the preferred vendors were wonderful, Anna was our wedding planner and she did a great job keeping everything organized and helping us plan our whole day. The price was amazing considering how much comes included with your day. Absolutely would check this place out if youre looking for rustic elegance!!!

    Sent on 09/23/2019

    The Farmhouse's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear how wonderful everything was. It was great working with you to make your day perfect!

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The Farmhouse FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • 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?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 750.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
    Transportation
  • 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 Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • Describe your venue:
    Farm/Ranch
    Historic Building
    Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    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?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    July
    November
    December

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements

  • Daring Celebrations & Ceremonies
    Daring Celebrations & Ceremonies Wedding Officiants

    When you hear a name over and over and great things are being said, you pay attention! The Farmhouse has been the choice for many of the couples I've married, as well as those coming up in the future! As a wedding officiant from Newark, Delaware, serving the Tri-State area, The Farmhouse provides couples with the beauty and charm that they desire on the biggest day of their life! They hit the mark every time --I highly recommend The Farmhouse to those who love the country-like experience with all the elegant trimmings.

  • Wired Up Entertainment
    Wired Up Entertainment Wedding DJs

    Wired Up Entertainment loves djing at the historical Farmhouse venue. The grounds and gardens are absolutely beautiful and the gourmet food is wonderful. We can't wait to perform at 10+ weddings in this beautiful and intimate venue this year.

  • Desserts By Dana
    Desserts By Dana Wedding Cakes

    We love the elegance and the charm of the Farmhouse. The staff there are very friendly, easy to work with, and they care very much about their customers. The food is also great!!!

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    3029998477 (Phone number)

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