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Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

Winterthur, DE View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
60 reviews
$22k - $25k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$22k - $25k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate is a historic mansion wedding venue located in Winterthur, Delaware. Situated in the picturesque Brandywine Valley, this 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 collection of American antiques.

Facilities and Capacity

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate has 10 indoor and outdoor event spaces available for wedding events. Couples can exchange vows on the ground’s botanical gardens surrounded by vibrant flower beds, green grass, and loved ones. After you’ve tied the knot, you and your family can make your way to the reflecting pool for a memorable cocktail hour. Here, you can sip on beverages, mingle with friends, and watch as the sunsets on your magical day. A night of dancing and laughter can then follow in the Galleries Reception Atrium. This expansive space has ample room for seated guests, a dance floor, and live entertainment if desired. Additional options available at this include the Visitor Center Pavilion, the Visitors Center Patio, the Period Rooms Suite, the Hawkes Conference Center, and more. These options are 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 events such as bridal showers, ceremonies, engagement parties, and receptions. This venue has partnered exclusively with Restaurant Associates for catering for the past 18 years to provide everything a couple needs for their special day. Your cuisine can be presented in a variety of ways to best suit your plans These options include buffet, family-style, hors d'oeuvres, plated, servers, and stations. These caterers can devise a menu that features a range of cuisines inspired by all four corners of the world. Some of these styles include American, Asian, European, and Caribbean. Additional services and rental items at this venue include:

  • Event planning
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Bartending
  • Open bar options
  • Tables and chairs

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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

60 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Courtney S. Married on 08/12/2021
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    Fabulous Experience

    Christine and Miriam were fabulous to work with - professional, responsive, flexible. Our wedding was perfect and the food was spectacular!
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    Betsy Married on 09/19/2020
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    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.
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    Alexa H. Married on 05/26/2020
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    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!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Honeybunches Floral Design 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 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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Map

Route 52 Kennett Pike, Kennett Pike Winterthur, DE, 19735
3028884910
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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 4.8 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.

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