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Whist Weddings

$12k - $16k For 100 Guests
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These prices are available for the months of Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug.
Reception
$1,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Reception
$1,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price

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About

Whist Weddings is a historic wedding venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. This private venue is located 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 with a minimum of 75 and up to 130 guests for a sit-down dinner with dancing.

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

Services include:

  • Five-hour open bar
  • Sparkling wine toast
  • In-house catering
  • Two stationary and four butlered hors d'oeuvre
  • Wedding cake from one of our preferred cake vendors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Plated dinner
  • Choice of two entrees plus a vegetarian selection
  • Selection of house linens
  • Private Menu tasting for the wedding couple plus two guests
  • Off street parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 20% service fee included
  • Minimum of 75 guests

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

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
House Wine
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?

Bar Services
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

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Carmen R. Married on 09/10/2022
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    Absolutely wonderful

    The Whist was the perfect venue for our wedding! Margaret was really responsive and helpful throughout the process. Margaret was not able to be at the wedding, but Sara made sure the reception was running smoothly. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the venue and grounds are beautiful!
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    Pam M. Married on 07/09/2022
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    Wonderful Whist Wedding!

    After spending a long time looking for venues, touring several, and not feeling like we found the one, that quickly changed when we first visited the University and Whist Club. When driving up, seeing the beautiful gardens gave us the first clue that we found our venue. The Tilton Mansion is not only historical, but looks like a castle from the outside. As an added bonus, The Carriage House is a great alternative location for a ceremony if your guest count allows for it. We lucked out in being able to have our ceremony there since it rained on our wedding day. The fact that the venue includes so much, such as floral centerpieces, cake, open bar, a wedding coordinator, and more is very helpful. I knew I did not want to have to rent tables and chairs and I was glad to have chosen a venue that not only includes so much but is also very reasonably priced. Margaret, the wedding coordinator, was great to work with. She suggested we visit the venue on a day that it was set up for a wedding, which was a great idea. She was wonderful to work with from start to finish. Everyone at the Whist Club was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and everyone told us what a great wedding it was. We would highly recommend this venue to other couples!
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Awards

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Real Weddings

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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, DE, 19806
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Whist Weddings frequently asked questions

Whist Weddings includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Whist Weddings includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at Whist Weddings includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
The space offered by Whist Weddings for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
Whist Weddings offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Whist Weddings offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Whist Weddings offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Wifi
Whist Weddings offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
Whist Weddings is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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