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 98% of couples
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!!
Rachel · Married on 09/02/2018
It doesn't get better than Winterthur. This is the most amazing venue, with incredible service, food, and people. We are over the moon with how our wedding went. Winterthur is hands down the best choice you can make for a venue.
Carly · Married on 08/31/2018
I cannot over emphasize how invaluable Melissa was from the moment that I arrived at Winterthur for a walk-through a year and a half ago to the moment I left my incredible reception 2 weeks ago. Melissa and her team were accommodating, knowledgeable, and communicative every step of the way. On top of that, Melissa was an all-around awesome person with the most calming demeanor.
It was raining on and off all through my wedding day. The ceremony was set to be outside so we had dozens of umbrellas at the ready in case the weather didn't agree with us. The team at Winterthur took what could have been a nightmare scenario and made it dreamy! There was an amazing team at the ready to hand out umbrellas to guests, keep seats dry, etc. And Melissa and her assistant coordinator Christine were so wonderfully chill and confident, it just shaped the whole vibe of the day in the most perfect way!
The reception was such a blast, and Melissa and her team were always 2 steps ahead anticipating anything that we might need. I work in catering and I was legitimately amazed by how smoothly Winterthur's event staff handled everything. Winterthur is a stunning venue and if your event is in Melissa's hands then it is bound to be a world class party!
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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.