Winterthur Museum & Country Estate is a historic mansion wedding venue in Winterthur, Delaware. Located in the picturesque Brandywine valley, the estate includes 1,000 acres of rolling-meadows, woodlands and a 60-acre garden area. The mansion is the former home of Henry Francis du Pont, which contains a world-renowned collections of American antiques. The venue has partnered exclusively with Restaurant Associates for catering for the past 18 years to provide everything a couple needs for their special day.
Facilities and Capacity
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate has 10 indoor and outdoor spaces available for wedding events. Options on the property include the area around the reflecting pool, the Visitor Center Pavilion, the Galleries Reception Atrium, the Visitors Center Patio, the Clenny Run Lawn, the Peony Garden, the Period Rooms Suite, the Hawkes Conference Center, and the Brown Horticulture Center. These options offer a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces designed to meet the varied preferences of couples, with seating capacity ranging from 20 to 350 guests depending on the chosen space.
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate can be utilized for the events such as bridal showers, wedding ceremonies, engagement parties, and receptions. Restaurant Associates offers various serving menu options such as buffet, family style, hors d'oeuvres, plated, servers, and stations. It offers a wide variety of cuisine, including American, Asian, Cajun, Continental, European, and Caribbean. Catering services also include the following:
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Maureen · Married on 10/21/2017
If there were 10 stars, that's what I would give..... Melissa and her staff were incredible; professional, accommodating, knowledgeable and an absolute delight to work with!! The food and service was top notch! The venue is obviously gorgeous and our wedding was exquisite! It was perfect in every way! Recommend them? ABSOLUTELY!!
Morgan Daugherty · Married on 12/28/2018
Nothing is more beautiful than a winter wedding reception at Winterthur. The transformation of the visitor's center into a magical paradise created by warm lights and beautiful greenery made this spacious venue feel intimate. From the chef to the service the dinner was served quickly and the food was impeccable. Guests still rave about the outstanding food and the friendly and personable servers who took care of our guests as if we just walked into a 5 star resort! Melissa Sapio is pure perfection - from the first visitation, food tastings through the finite details of planning a wedding reception. The evening was flawless! Thank you for hosting our marvelous reception filled with love and pure joy. We wish we could start the whole evening all over again. Richard and Morgan Winter
Christine · Married on 09/22/2018
Incredible venue and staff
We got married at Winterthur on 9/22/18 and could not have had a more beautiful and seamless wedding!!
Melissa and Brian were great to work with from our initial tour to the tasting to the wedding. Melissa was so helpful pricing up rentals and all sorts of catering options throughout the planning process. I really don’t know how she kept all of the little details straight but everything on our wedding day was exactly as we had planned and went off without a hitch.
As for the venue itself, we’re still getting compliments on how beautiful and different the property is. We used the Reflecting Pool area for the ceremony and cocktail hour and Clenny Run for dinner. We got insanely lucky with the weather so didn’t need to use the rain plan which was the Gallery Atrium, but it’s a very pretty backup plan. It’s hard to come across a venue as beautiful as Winterthur where you can rent it all to yourselves and that’s exactly what you get here. Definitely go take a look at the spaces - you’ll love it!
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A one of a kind wedding location, superior staff and exquisite venue!
Beautiful and stunning wedding venue. We love working with the team there!
Winterthur is a wonderful place to have a wedding. The setting is unbelievably gorgeous and the catering (food and staff) are outstanding.