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:
59 Reviews for Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Courtney S. · Getting married on 08/12/2021
Christine and Miriam were fabulous to work with - professional, responsive, flexible. Our wedding was perfect and the food was spectacular!Sent on 01/18/2021
Betsy · Married on 09/19/2020
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).Sent on 09/29/2020
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.
Alexa H. · Married on 05/26/2020
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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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.