Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

Route 52 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Cake
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Bartenders Open bar
  • Premium liquor
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Food and beverage items
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Magnolias. Photo provided by Rob Cardillo.
Magnolias. Photo provided by Rob Cardillo.
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Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
Reflecting Pool
Reflecting Pool
Reflecting Pool
Reflecting Pool
Reflecting Pool Ceremony
Reflecting Pool Ceremony
Visitor's Center Pavillion
Visitor's Center Pavillion
Visitor's Center Pavillion
Visitor's Center Pavillion
Visitor's Center Pavillion
Visitor's Center Pavillion
Visitor Center Pavilion
Visitor Center Pavilion
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Looking through the Wisteria.
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Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
Visitor's Center Patio
Visitor's Center Patio
Visitor's Center Patio
Visitor's Center Patio
Visitor's Center Patio
Visitor's Center Patio
Visitor's Center Patio
Visitor's Center Patio
Visitor's Center Patio
Visitor's Center Patio
Galleries Reception Atrium
Galleries Reception Atrium
Galleries Reception Atrium
Galleries Reception Atrium
Galleries Reception Atrium
Galleries Reception Atrium
Galleries Reception Atrium
Galleries Reception Atrium
Clenny Run Lawn
Clenny Run Lawn
Clenny Run Lawn
Clenny Run Lawn
Clenny Run Lawn
Clenny Run Lawn
Clenny Run Lawn
Clenny Run Lawn
Clenny Run Lawn
Clenny Run Lawn
Catering
Catering
Exclusive Garden Photo Ops
Exclusive Garden Photo Ops
Exclusive Garden Photo Ops
Exclusive Garden Photo Ops
Exclusive Garden Photo Ops
Exclusive Garden Photo Ops
Exclusive Garden Photo Ops
Exclusive Garden Photo Ops
Exclusive Garden Photo Ops
Exclusive Garden Photo Ops
Winterthur Mansion
Winterthur Mansion
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Rent the Phantom Rolls Royce!
Box Scroll Garden
Box Scroll Garden
Sundial Garden. Photo provided by Jeannette Linvig.
Sundial Garden. Photo provided by Jeannette Linvig.
Magnolias. Photo provided by Rob Cardillo.
Magnolias. Photo provided by Rob Cardillo.
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Reflecting Pool
Reflecting Pool

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59 Reviews for Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Betsy · Married on 09/19/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing, organized, breathtaking, even during 2020

    We had an incredible time during the day of the wedding and a very low stress experience in the months approaching, even during the times of covid. The chef was flexible and quite funny during our tasting, and from there on we were always met with humor and flexibility. Miriam never left us in the dark about any policy updates, as well as their safety plan to navigate them, I cannot emphasize how much her organizational skills minimized our stress. She was willing to take any call, help pull in vendors, gather gate passes and tour with our vendors, always professional and filled with kindness. She was on top of every safety regulation, spacing, sent me charts to review, and open to brain storming best fit solutions. The venue is beautiful, whether the reflection pool, galleries, or any other space on Winterthur’s property. Winterthur puts so much effort into not only the Bride and Groom’s enjoyment, but the guests experience as well: Including passes for the guests to tour the gardens added to the excitement and joy for everyone included, willingness to meet the needs for dietary restrictions, as well as guest safety. We’re grateful for the experience: the tasting was amazing, having access to do as many vendor walk through a as necessary was relieving, and truly feeling cared about as people (not just an invoice).
    The day of we arrived as planned, Miriam and Christine were waiting with bridal carts to take us where we needed to go! First look was at the Mirrored Folley, where they hid the groom away and orchestrated the bride’s arrival, with drinks! Then they helped regroup the bridal party for portraits, coordinated family photos, always checking in to make sure everyone was okay or if they needed anything. We were never left to wonder let alone worry about anything. The ceremony at the reflection pool was breathtaking, bride and groom recessed up the stairs to the kissing tower for a few minutes of alone time, cocktail and snacks waiting for us, before joining our guests at cocktail hour. The booze and appetizers provided were great, the guests loved them, as well as how the ambiance shifts from day to night around the pool, and up lighting on the mansion. The trolleys were organized so guests had no issues moving from the reflection pool to the visitor center. The reception was amazing, soup and main courses were delicious and hot, we have received many compliments on the food (wedding soup, seared Hanger steak with mashed potatoes and mushroom Demi glacé, portobello crusted chicken with scallops and risotto, cheese ravioli for vegetarians), the cake was beautiful and the extra desserts provided again were delicious. I could not recommend this venue and working with Miriam more, having a low stress experience in 2020 was invaluable, and absolutely everything was beautiful.

    Sent on 09/29/2020
  • Alexa

    Alexa H. · Married on 05/26/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Incredible Wedding Experience All Around!

    Winterthur is truly a magical venue and we wouldn't have wanted to get married anywhere else! Not only is the venue itself incredibly beautiful, but the staff - particularly Miriam - is amazing and went above and beyond to work with us through planning a COVID wedding. The entire staff worked tirelessly to make sure everyone felt as safe as possible and even though a *natural disaster* came through the property the night before the wedding, our wedding day was absolutely beautiful because the staff was on the grounds cleaning up all night and morning to make sure we could have our perfect wedding the following day. Bonus points for the food, so yummy and huge portions! Thank you Winterthur!

    Sent on 09/27/2020

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Winterthur Museum & Country Estate FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    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
    Premium Liquor
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    10
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Event Rentals
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    March
    April
    July
    August
    November
    December

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • Honeybunches Floral Design Wedding Florists

    A one of a kind wedding location, superior staff and exquisite venue!

  • Simply Perfect Weddings & Events
    Simply Perfect Weddings & Events Wedding Planners

    Beautiful and stunning wedding venue. We love working with the team there!

  • Vows of the Heart Wedding Officiants

    Winterthur is a wonderful place to have a wedding. The setting is unbelievably gorgeous and the catering (food and staff) are outstanding.

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Winterthur Museum & Country Estate frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Winterthur Museum & Country Estate?

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Winterthur Museum & Country Estate includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor

What are the most important characteristics of Winterthur Museum & Country Estate in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Winterthur Museum & Country Estate for wedding events is known for:

  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Winterthur Museum & Country Estate for wedding events?

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Winterthur Museum & Country Estate offer?

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Winterthur Museum & Country Estate offer for wedding events?

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Event Rentals

What furniture and decorations does Winterthur Museum & Country Estate have available for wedding events?

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Winterthur Museum & Country Estate and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.