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When you host your ceremony at the Waterfall Catering & Special Events, a wedding venue located in Claymont, Delaware, you can experience a truly romantic escape. Even though you will be situated just a few minutes away from Philadelphia, you will feel as if you are in a tucked-away garden setting. This intimate escape can also be used for bridal showers, engagement parties, and receptions.

Facilities and Capacity

The exterior garden areas at the Waterfall Catering & Special Events are filled with blooming plants and lush greenery. Eye-catching details like ornate columns and a gently cascading fountain fill the space. You and your guests can slip away to the gazebo or walk across the little arched bridge. This peaceful and meticulously designed garden space provides the perfect backdrop for all of your wedding photography needs. The interior of this venue is just as elegant and refined as the exterior. There are two ballrooms inside for couples to choose from: the Grand Ballroom and the Cascade Ballroom. The Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 500 of your friends and family, is simply elegant with its crystal chandeliers and marble dance floor. This spacious dance floor is perfect for dancing the night away with your guests. Your other option, the Cascade Ballroom, can accommodate up to 325 guests. You and your guests will really get a taste of the outdoors in this space because it lets in plenty of natural light and leads straight out into the garden areas. Even though both spaces are designed differently, they both provide couples with an elegant backdrop in which to exchange their vows and celebrate their big day.

Services Offered

For your convenience, the team has arranged a variety of wedding packages for you to choose from. These packages take care of many of your wedding needs such as open bar options. Couples have the freedom to choose their own vendors. The team can help with event rentals if needed. The team can also help with creating custom lighting as well as the following services:

  • Event planning
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound equipment
  • Event rentals
  • Cake
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
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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?

Yes

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

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 Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall

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

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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Reviews of The Waterfall Catering & Special Events

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
149 Reviews
96% recommend it
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
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  • Flexibility
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The Waterfall is a highly recommended wedding venue, praised for its beauty, catering, and professional staff. Multiple reviewers mentioned the delicious and plentiful food, as well as the attentive and helpful service. The venue offers all-inclusive packages and great communication throughout the planning process. Guests also enjoyed the stunning outdoor ceremony area and the option to spend time outside in the cascade room. Overall, reviewers had a memorable and positive experience at The Waterfall.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

The Waterfall is a highly recommended wedding venue, praised for its beauty, catering, and professional staff. Multiple reviewers mentioned the delicious and plentiful food, as well as the attentive and helpful service. The venue offers all-inclusive packages and great communication throughout the planning process. Guests also enjoyed the stunning outdoor ceremony area and the option to spend time outside in the cascade room. Overall, reviewers had a memorable and positive experience at The Waterfall.

Weddingwire
4.8/5 149 reviews
Google
4.6/5 791 reviews
Jelinette
Jelinette W. Sent on 03/14/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Spectacular venue!!!!

I fell in love with this venue the minute we walked in and sold after meeting with Abigail Groff (event specialist). Abigail was absolutely amazing with providing all details during our tour and executing excellent customer service throughout the process of booking our venue until the day of our Wedding! There was never a hiccup or issue. We cannot say enough, how delighted and satisfied we are with how everything turned out. Every staff member made our day so special and provided excellent and professional services. My guests are still talking about the venue, staff and overall how amazing the food was. We truly had an amazing wedding!

The Witherspoons 10.1.23
Alicia
Alicia C. Sent on 11/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceeded my high expectations.

I visited five venues that could host up to 200 guests located in Philadelphia, DC, and Wilmington. The Waterfall's reputation for both beauty and catering was absolutely true. I can't explain how much fun our guests had because the delicious food was non-stop. I worked with Diandra through the planning process. She made everything happen with very few emails and phone calls over a year. During the day-of, all of the staff were attentive and highly professional. If The Waterfall or one of its sister venues are available, do yourself a favor and book them.
Catherine
Catherine K. Sent on 09/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Waterfall was Wonderful!

We worked with Diandra Carrol from the Waterfall and it was wonderful! We loved the atmosphere and it was perfect, we got to pick our meals and the stations and it was delicious! They took care of everything and us so well we didn't have any complaints at all.
I would have any party or event at the Waterfall moving forward - it is worth the price tag.

The tour was beautiful and everything was explained in great detail and the process was so easy.
I would recommend again and again, our special day was even more special thanks to everyone at the Waterfall! 10/10
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

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Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Wired Up Entertainment Wired Up Entertainment Wedding DJs

The Waterfall's new renovations are exquisite and the blown glass chandeliers are out of this world! Both ballrooms accommodate large guest lists and their food is absolutely amazing. Their coordinators are a pleasure to work with and their staff is super friendly. Our uplighting and monograms look fantastic in this space because of the controlled lighting. We can't wait to perform at the 10+ weddings we have on the schedule with The Waterfall this year.

Daring Celebrations & Ceremonies Daring Celebrations & Ceremonies Wedding Officiants

I have officiated ceremonies at myriad locations in the Tri-State area, and I always have fun, and I always make the best of every circumstance. Just like a thumbprint, every personality is different, and when we serve the public as we do in the wedding industry, we often wear our heart on our sleeve. I officiated a ceremony at The Waterfall last August, 2017. From the moment I stepped into the facility for rehearsal, until the wedding was over the next evening, I have never felt so respected, catered to and loved on, like I felt by the staff and management there. In this case, my husband was a guest too, and he also observed what I did. The staff is so delightful--they work in sync with each other with the wedding party and their guests like magic--swift, helpful, happy, obliging--I was stunned at their performance. A swiss watch might have the precision that they all displayed. I want John and the staff to know how special I felt as an officiant. You were so pleasant and kind to me. The couple I married that day and the couple I married one month later at your location, both loved The Waterfall experience. I will continue to share my story with engaged couples I work with--thanks a million! "LD" Lynda Daring - Officiant Daring Celebrations & Ceremonies Newark, Delaware

MARRIED by REV ROXY MARRIED by REV ROXY Wedding Officiants

I really love The Waterfall. I have done one wedding there and am schedule for another wedding for 2018. It has the environment that produces a dream wedding image and the staff is very friendly and cooperative. Couldn't ask for better in DE. Please consider this venue if you are in MD, Philly or DE.

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