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The Patio at Archmere Academy

Claymont, Delaware View map Visit website
Rating 4.5 out of 5
7 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

The Patio at Archmere Academy is a historic wedding venue located in Claymont, Delaware. At this venue, couples and guests will be situated less than an hour away from downtown Philadelphia. Though couples cannot use this site for their actual wedding ceremony. However, they are more than welcome to use this classy space for hosting unforgettable receptions. With its stunning Italian Renaissance style, this venue will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.

Facilities and Capacity
Everything about the Patio at Archmere Academy emits luxury. If you are looking to make a memorable entrance, you can take advantage of the double staircase. All eyes will be on you as you descend in style. Your reception will be complemented by arches, columns, and statues that provide structure to the space. Then, details like the Botticino marble add that special extra touch. Inside this meticulously designed space, you will feel transported to a Gatsby-era building. You are welcome to invite up to 200 guests to join you here. The patio areas are just as stylish and sophisticated for couples looking for an outdoor reception space.

Services Offered
Because the little details are what makes your wedding special, the team at the Patio at Archmere Academy take great care to ensure that every little detail is perfect. They make sure that each couple experiences personalized service as they plan their dream wedding. Additionally, if you would like to host your bridal shower or engagement on the property as well, then the team can help you plan and carry out those as well. In addition to offering services such as setup and cleanup, couples can choose from the following decorations:

  • Aisle markers
  • Aisle runners
  • Altar/arches
  • Centerpieces
  • Chair covers
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting

Cuisine
Couples are also welcome to have J. Scott Catering prepare a personalized wedding-day meal for them and their guests. Their specialty is upscale cuisine that they can modify to meet any dietary needs you might have.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$4,000

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

$3,000

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

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

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access
Rated
4.5
out of 5.0
Recommended by 91% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Rating 4.6 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.3 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.4 out of 5

1 User photo

  • Kristina
    Joseph M. Married on 04/10/2021
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    SO Gorgeous!

    We used the Patio as our reception space and honestly, the venue speaks for itself! The ceiling is one of a kind and the space itself made for some awesome pictures. Archmere worked seamlessly with our event planners and allowed us to make our vision come to life. A beautiful space for all occasions!
  • Courtney
    Courtney L. Married on 10/25/2019
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    Everyone was floored by the space!

    This space was absolutely dreamy! If you are looking for a historic and beautiful space for your wedding, this is it! We held our reception here with the cocktail hour outside. My husband and I had a room available upstairs to freshen up and have a private cocktail hour. J. Scott Catering is the exclusive caterer here and they were FABULOUS! Rachel from J. Scott also was our liaison with The Patio which made all the planning so much easier! I highly recommend this place!

    The Patio at Archmere Academy's reply:

    Courtney,
    Thank you for the amazing review! It was such a pleasure to work with you and host your wedding reception. We wish you and your husband all the best.
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    Shonette Married on 05/15/2010
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    Not only is the Patio a breathtaking location, but their event coordinator Lisa and her assistance, guidance and personal attention are second to none. We could have never had the wedding we had there without her help. She is genuine and supportive and will help you every step of the way! We LOVED our reception and everyone who attended our wedding is still commenting on how gorgeous the space was! Its worth every penny becuase of the help and support that Lisa provides. Without the help that she provides its just an old mansion.

Awards

  • 7

Deals

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Dates Available:

  • September 12
  • September 19
  • September 26
  • October 3
  • October 24
  • October 31

Map

189 Pennsylvania Ave. Claymont, Delaware, 19355
6107332516
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The Patio at Archmere Academy frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Patio at Archmere Academy?

The Patio at Archmere Academy includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Patio at Archmere Academy, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Patio at Archmere Academy includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At The Patio at Archmere Academy, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Patio at Archmere Academy includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of The Patio at Archmere Academy in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Patio at Archmere Academy for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Patio at Archmere Academy for wedding events?

The Patio at Archmere Academy offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Patio at Archmere Academy offer?

The Patio at Archmere Academy offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does The Patio at Archmere Academy offer for wedding events?

The Patio at Archmere Academy offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does The Patio at Archmere Academy have available for wedding events?

The Patio at Archmere Academy offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend The Patio at Archmere Academy and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Patio at Archmere Academy is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in average response time, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.4 in flexibility and 4.3 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Patio at Archmere Academy offer?

The Patio at Archmere Academy currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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