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.
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:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Melissa · Married on 09/22/2018
I honestly have zero complaints about our wedding for 130 guests on a Saturday at 5pm. The U & Whist Club far exceeded our expectations and treated us in a genuine and respectful manner throughout the planning process (which began about 8 months before). Not only were we impressed by the fun and friendly service throughout our wedding (servers, bartenders, bussers), the fantastic food (stuffed chicken, short ribs, veggie pad Thai), and above and beyond decor/ambiance, but our guests have not stopped raving about what a great job this venue did! It’s one thing to be so appreciative for outstanding service at a very affordable cost, but to receive compliments from guests is really wonderful and we are so grateful. Margaret and William were excellent coordinators; staying flexible while keeping us on track. Margaret clearly has plenty of experience with event planning and wedding ideas/short cuts/solutions...a sort of Wedding Whisperer! Jamie, part of the catering team, treated us with friendly and accommodating service all night.
The U & Whist Club makes the planning so simple by including floral centerpieces, cake, linens, and catering in one package. We were left to hire a photographer, dj, and had bouquets and extra floral arrangements done by M. Coty Desings in addition to the included centerpieces.
I cannot say enough great things about this venue. Our wedding was easily the best day of my life and U & Whist Club was the foundation for making that happen. We even received a Thank You note from a guest saying how much they enjoyed the evening!
Jen Batog · Married on 12/22/2018
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!
Julie Holveck · Married on 12/07/2018
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!
Whist Weddings Price Rates
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
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
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.