Whist Weddings

805 North Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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For 100 Guests $13k - $15k
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About Whist Weddings

Whist Weddings is a historic wedding venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. This private venue is location in the Tilton Mansion, home to the University and Whist Club. However, you need not be a member in order to experience the premiere club. Whist Weddings only hosts one wedding each day, so each couple can experience privacy and exceptional service. Come experience this beautifully designed mansion as you plan the wedding of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity
Whist Weddings is an all-inclusive wedding venue housed in the historic Tilton Mansion. Couples have their choice of indoor or outdoor ceremony sites, plus a newly renovated ballroom for a magical reception.

Say 'I do" surrounded by mature trees under a pergola, which allows for a quiet and intimate setting. Take photos in and around the property, which is lush and green and brimming with history.

The venue can accommodate weddings of all different sizes. If you prefer a more casual reception, the venue can host up to 200 guests. Sit-down and formal receptions can host up to 150 guests.

The property features private dressing rooms for both parties. You venue can also host events for all stages of your wedding, including engagement party, bridal shower and rehearsal dinner.

Services Offered
Whist Weddings equips each couple with an experienced, in-house wedding coordinator. Couples may choose from one of the all-inclusive wedding packages, which include floral centerpieces, off-street parking, complimentary overnight accommodations, a five hour open bar, a champagne toast and much more. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Other services include:

  • Five-hour open bar
  • In-house catering
  • Wedding cake
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 20% service fee included
  • Three-course plated dinner
  • Choice of two entrees plus a vegetarian selection
  • Menu tasting for wedding couple plus two guests

The Tilton Mansion is steeped in Delaware history dating back to the Revolutionary War. This fall, we will be opening our Carriage House, which will expand our wedding venue options to include another indoor ceremony and reception space for couples looking for an intimate all-in-one-venue.

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40 Reviews for Whist Weddings

Recommended by 100% of couples


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

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    Samantha · Married on 10/19/2019

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    Perfect all-around!

    The Whist is a beautiful venue and offers everything we wanted for our wedding. The staff went above and beyond to meet our needs and to ensure all went smoothly. We could not be more pleased with our experience at the Whist Club.

    Sent on 07/02/2019
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    Rachel · Married on 10/19/2019

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    Five star experience

    Margaret and William made our wedding experience 5 star, in fact, if I could rate it more stars I would. The food was delicious, the service was spectacular and of course the grounds are beautiful. Do yourself a favor and book The University and Whist Club for your wedding.

    Sent on 11/01/2019

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Whist Weddings Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$13,257 - $14,845
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

Whist Weddings Price Rates

Whist Weddings 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?
    $ 1500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1500.00
  • 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?
    $ 800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 800.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    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 Beer
    House Liquor
    Open Bar
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Mansion
  • 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?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    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?
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March

3 Real Weddings

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Wilmington String Ensemble Wedding Musicians

    Whist Weddings is a beautiful venue. The perfect place for your wedding or event. The staff is very professional and great to work with.

  • Altared Vows by Taya Wedding Officiants

    As close as you can get - locally - to a "castle" environment. Great venue!

  • Foschi Wedding Photography Wedding Photographers

    University and Whist is a great place to have a wedding/wedding reception.

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  • 805 North Broom Street Wilmington, DE, 19806 See on map
    302-566-1855 (Phone number)
    Tuesday - Saturday
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