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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鈥檚 botanical gardens surrounded by vibrant flower beds, green grass, and loved ones. After you鈥檝e 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
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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

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
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
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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97% Recommended by couples

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Jennifer
Jennifer Married on 09/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Experience!!

We had the MOST PERFECT August wedding thanks to everyone at Winterthur! From the very beginning of the planning process, we had nothing but a great experience with Winterthur. Miriam (Winterthur's amazing on-site coordinator) is top notch - responsive, pleasant, patient and just absolutely lovely every step of the way. The food was wonderful and our guests we able to enjoy exactly what we wanted for them - an incredible experience - from the time they arrived through the time the reception ended. :) 10 out of 10 recommend!!
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Kasey G. Married on 04/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Experience

Everything was absolutely amazing for our wedding reception at Winterthur. Everyone said that our wedding was the "wedding of the decade". Guests raved about the opportunity to tour the property before the cocktail hour. There were quick plans for what to do in the event of rain. The coordinators were easy to get a hold of and made everything such a joyful experience. Clear communication and guidance was involved with all staff and in a timely manner that made the process stress free.
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Danielle H. Married on 06/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Wedding Day!

We had the absolute best day thanks to Miriam and her team at Winterthur! She was always responsive to our emails and went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. Our wedding was truly magical!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
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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.

Preferred Vendors

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Winterthur Museum & Country Estate frequently asked questions

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
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
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
The space offered by Winterthur Museum & Country Estate for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Rentals
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate is recommended by 97% 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.

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