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 and pergula. 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 provide you with stunning backdrops for your wedding-day photographs. Depending on the wedding event, the venue can accommodate different sized 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 of 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, a five hour open bar, a champagne toast and much more. Both couples and guests also have wheelchair access if needed. 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
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Christie Green Photography
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Cocktail Style Reception
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Mary Coty Designs
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Indoor Ceremony Space
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Indoor Ceremony Space
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Kelli Wilke Photography
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33 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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    Jen Batog · Married on 12/22/2018

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    Absolutely Wonderful

    The Whist was perfect for our wedding! From start to finish we had a great experience. The Food was great, the service was great & the atmosphere was great. They were flexible to work with and truly made our day perfect. I would recommend University & Whist Club to anybody looking to have an event!

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    Julie Holveck · Married on 12/07/2018

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    Beautiful wedding at a Beautiful Venue

    We got married on December 7th and we are still hearing how amazing and beautiful the Whist Club was!!! Everything and everyone was absolutely outstanding. Margaret from the first time we toured the Whist Club was like a wedding fairy godmother! She does such an amazing job with each couple to create their dream wedding! Margaret answered every email, phone call, vendor call so promptly! We wanted the room set up a certain way and she had us come in to see it to make sure it was what we wanted! William lead the whole whist wedding team at our reception and made sure everything was running promptly and smoothly. Jaime, Nicole and Jeffrey were awesome. So helpful and always checking to make sure we were okay and the wedding party! We had our first look and took bridal party shots prior to our ceremony at the Church. They were setting up everything for the reception and still took the time to ask if we needed water or snacks for our three year old flower girl! The food was to die for! We are still hearing how the crab cake is the best they’ve ever had! Mary Cory designs does a beautiful job with the table arrangements that are included in the wedding package. She meets with you to go over what you would like and I had her do additional cocktail hour decor and lanterns during the reception. This really made the stand out! Thank you whist club for the most amazing and memorable day!! We couldn’t hAve had a better experience! We wish we could do it again!

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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, 19806 See on map
    302-566-1855 (Phone number)
    Tuesday - Saturday

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