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Bar service
$11 per person
Bar service
$11 per person

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University of Delaware Conference services has a variety of venues, one of which is ideal for you. Whether you are planning an intimate garden wedding, a destination wedding at the beach, or a large, elaborate, affair our team of professional planners will exceed your expectations and make your vision come true.

The Goodstay Center is where memories are made. Many lifelong commitments have been made among our magnolia trees! Goodstay is situated in the heart of the Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Delaware. This beautifully restored, historically significant 18th century mansion and gardens is the perfect site for your wedding.

The Virden Retreat Center, located in the beach town of Lewes, offers beautiful grounds, and a spacious tented patio, along with two guest lodges for you and your guests. Additionally, we offer full service wedding receptions in a casual, relaxed, serene setting for 25 to 200 people.

Clayton Conference Center, located on the University of Delaware's main campus in Newark, has beautiful wooded grounds and a grand ballroom that can accommodate all of your guests. If you are planning a large wedding, this is the venue for you.

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Frequently asked questions

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

No

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
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$11

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?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Hotel

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
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
Wheelchair Access
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Chris Sent on 08/11/2017
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The University of Delaware Conference Services needs to be re-named as the Virden Retreat Center on this page. We had an ultra-amazing experience having our wedding and reception at the Virden Retreat Center. Jeri, Joanne, and Jay accomodated us in a sincere, relaxing fashion, and our wedding/reception popped dynamically. We asked for a completely vegan wedding, and they catered our request beautifully. The dance floor was vast and wonderful. The D.J. set-up was top-notch. We brought our own D.J., and he moved in easily, as everything was prepped for him in advance. The drinks rolled out nicely... into the night. The campus at the Virden Center is lovely, so you can have your wedding indoor or outdoor. Before you plan a wedding anywhere else at the Delaware seashore, visit the Virden Retreat Center first. They are, very much, your best bet!
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