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Whist Weddings

Wilmington, DE View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
46 reviews
$12k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 130 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$12k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 130 guests

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 of 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 Offered
Whist Weddings equips each couple with an experienced, in-house wedding coordinator. Couples may choose from a list of entree selections from the all-inclusive wedding packages, which include centerpieces, off-street parking, a five hour open bar, a champagne toast and much more. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Other services include:

  • Five-hour open bar
  • In-house catering
  • Hors d'oeuvre
  • Wedding cake
  • Centerpieces
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 20% service fee included
  • Plated dinner
  • Choice of two entrees plus a vegetarian selection
  • Menu tasting for wedding couple plus two 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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

130

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

75

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

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

46 Reviews

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Recommended by 100% of couples
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  • Rachel
    Rachel Married on 09/25/2021
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    Great team to work with

    Margaret and the team accommodated with our extra ethinic decoration request and made it a dream wedding for us. Appreciate the flexibility and the efforts.
  • Kelsey
    Kelsey B. Married on 08/21/2021
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    A Dream Come True

    The University and Whist Club made my wedding day dreams come true! The food was phenomenal, the venue was breathtaking, and the staff was excellent! Margaret was so lovely. She was so accommodating to any of my requests and just a pleasure to work with. Even with unexpected events, Margaret and her staff handled everything without skipping a beat. I still have guests telling me it was the best wedding they have ever been to!

Awards

  • 46
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Ruth & Taylor
    12 photos · 06/22/2019
  • Kimberly & William
    49 photos · 11/10/2018
  • Casey & Kathlyn
    17 photos · 08/22/2015

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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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Map

805 North Broom Street Wilmington, DE, 19806
3026585125

Tuesday - Saturday
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Whist Weddings frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Whist Weddings?

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

At Whist Weddings, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Whist Weddings includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Whist Weddings, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Whist Weddings includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Whist Weddings in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Whist Weddings for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Whist Weddings for wedding events?

Whist Weddings offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Whist Weddings offer?

Whist Weddings offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Whist Weddings offer for wedding events?

Whist Weddings offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Whist Weddings have available for wedding events?

Whist Weddings offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Whist Weddings and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

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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