Whist Weddings

805 North Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Whist Weddings

Whist Weddings is a historic wedding venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. This private venue is home to the University and Whist Club. However, on your big day you do not need to be a member in order to experience the stunning Tilton Mansion. Additionally, because this venue is exclusive, you will get to experience privacy on your big day, because your wedding will be the only one taking place. Come experience this beautifully designed mansion as you host the wedding of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity
Whist Weddings offers couples indoor and uncovered outdoor site options for all stages of their wedding, including their bridal shower, engagement party, and rehearsal dinner. Indoors, couples and guests will be surrounded by the elegant design features such as the grand staircase. In the outdoor sites, couples and guests will get to enjoy the peaceful garden. If you do decide on an outdoor setting and the weather does not work out on your big day, you can seamlessly move your wedding into the ballroom. The property also features private dressing rooms for both parties. All of these sites also provide you with stunning backdrops for your wedding-day photographs. Depending on the wedding event, the venue can accommodate different size wedding parties. For smaller gatherings like for hors d'oeuvres, couples can invite up to 200 of their friends and family. Then, after your ceremony is over, you can enjoy your reception with up to 150 of your guests.

Services Offered
Whist Weddings equips each couple with an in-house wedding coordinator. They assist with planning and personalizing each wedding so that couples can have their own one-of-a-kind event that meets all their needs. You are welcome to choose from one of the all-inclusive wedding packages. With the packages, couples will receive floral centerpieces, off-street parking, complimentary overnight accommodations, and much more. Both couples and guests also have valet and wheelchair access if needed. Other services include:

  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Cake
  • Wireless Internet
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31 Reviews for Whist Weddings

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

    kari · Married on 10/20/2018

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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Great Venue!

    I LOVE the University & Whist Club, I highly recommend this venue. I had my rehearsal dinner, ceremony and wedding reception here. The Whist staff go out of their way to make sure your special day is perfect. Margaret, the Wedding and Banquet Coordinator, was with me every step of the way and always quick to respond to my questions or concerns. She offered many great suggestions and always willing to accommodate our needs. Other staff including William, Jamie, Jeff and Gloria were there to attend to every detail so I would not have to worry about a thing. The food for our rehearsal dinner and wedding was fantastic. The Whist's interior rooms are lovely and inviting. The new ballroom is stunning. We chose to have the ceremony outside and the Whist's grounds were landscaped beautifully for a fall day. The Whist Club is a perfect venue for your wedding or any special event!

  • Krista

    Krista · Married on 10/13/2018

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    Absolutely Amazing!!

    Margaret, William and the rest of the Whist Club crew were fantastic!! We were truly impressed with the professionalism, patience and flawless hospitality. The Whist Club accommodated our requests and went above and beyond to make our day so special!! We highly recommend the Whist Club-it’s a hidden gem!!

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Whist Weddings Pricing

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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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • 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? $ 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
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 150
  • 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

Real Weddings

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    2019 Bridal Experience Discount

    Brides who attend our 2019 Bridal Show Experience on Sunday, April 7th 11-3PM and BOOK that SAME DAY will receive a 10% discount off of their wedding package. MUST be present the day of the Bridal Show. One Day ONLY deal.

    Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/2019BridalShow

1 Event

  • Apr Sun

    2019 Whist Weddings Bridal Experience

    Request Information
    • When:
      Apr 07, 2019 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    • Location:
      805 North Broom Street, Wilmington, Wilmington

    On Sunday, April 7th, from 11AM-3PM, the Tilton Mansion, home to The University and Whist Club will be hosting a 'mock wedding' Open House of their Whist Wedding Venue.

    View our gardens set up for an outdoor ceremony, set up with our white outdoor wedding chairs. Explore the mansion as it is set up for a brides wedding day.

    Any couple that books their wedding the day of the event will receive a 10% discount on their wedding package.

    Tickets on sale NOW: http://bit.ly/2019BridalShow

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Wilmington String Ensemble
    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
    Altared Vows by Taya Wedding Officiants

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

  • Foschi Wedding Photography
    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, Delaware, DE 19806 See on map
    302-566-1855 (Phone number)

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