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.
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.
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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.
40 Reviews for Whist Weddings
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lisa LaMarche · Getting married on 05/09/2021
Absolutely wonderful wedding experience!
We can't thank Margaret and the Whist Club enough for how unbelievably awesome our wedding and reception was. So many of our guests told us how wonderful Margaret and her team were in making sure everything (the music, the flowers, the food, the whole process) went off without a hitch. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. A wedding is such a complicated process to ensure that all the elements go smoothly and they did a brilliant job. As the bride, it was such a relief that I didn't have to worry on my special day. Such a lovely day! Looking forward to doing our next event at the Whist Club.Sent on 11/14/2019
Samantha · Married on 10/19/2019
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
Rachel · Married on 10/19/2019
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 is a beautiful venue. The perfect place for your wedding or event. The staff is very professional and great to work with.
As close as you can get - locally - to a "castle" environment. Great venue!
University and Whist is a great place to have a wedding/wedding reception.