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Wilmington Wedding Venues

Make the sterling Christina and Delaware Rivers your backdrop with the many Wilmington wedding venues on the shores of the river or nearby at Bethany Beach. Enjoy some time on dry land with the plethora of taverns, lighthouses and gardens that show off the rustic nature of Wilmington wedding venues.

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Spotlight The Waterfall Catering & Special Events
The Waterfall Catering & Special Events
128 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Claymont, DE

When you host your ceremony at the Waterfall Catering & Special Events, a wedding venue located in Claymont, Delaware, you can experience a truly romantic escape. Even though you will be situated just a few minutes away from Philadelphia, you will feel as if you are in a tucked-away garden setting.... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

For 100 Guests $12k - $24k
Spotlight The Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn
The Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn
106 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Wilmington, DE

The Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn is now under new ownership by Vivamee Hospitality! With the new ownership, there will be exciting changes such as renovations to restore and update the charm of this 200 year old property. Situated in Stevensville, MD, the Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn is... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Guests 1 to 300
Spotlight Deerfield
194 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Newark, DE

Deerfield is a premier wedding venue located in Newark, Delaware. This lovely property, which is situated right next to White Clay Creek State Park, dates back to 1955. It began its history as the Louviers Country Club. Then, it eventually gained its present name in 1994. Now, this stunning 145 acre... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

For 100 Guests $6k - $19k
Guests 15 to 500
Spotlight Harry's Savoy Ballroom
Harry's Savoy Ballroom
73 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Wilmington, DE

Harry’s Savoy Ballroom is an elegant wedding venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. This venue, which is situated near Harry Savoy Grill, is owned by Xavier Teixido. Xavier Teixido acquired the grill back in 1993, and eventually expanded and added on the ballroom a few years later. Now, couples can... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Guests 25 to 216
Featured Seaford Historical Society
Seaford Historical Society
3 reviews
· Historic Weddings · Seaford, DE

Seaford Historical Society has three different venues that can be rented individually or in a package located in Seaford, Delaware. First, there is the beautifully refurbished Ross Mansion where small intimate ceremonies or vow renewals are held in the Main Parlor. Then there are the grounds that... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Guests 50 to 225
Featured Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club
Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club
Country Club Weddings · Magnolia, DE

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club is a wedding destination located in Magnolia, Delaware. The traditional clubhouse is situated amidst stunning grounds that comprise pristine golf greens, colorful woodlands, and water features. This classic venue is ideal for wedding celebrations, with expansive... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Guests 10 to 180
Featured Hockessin Memorial Hall
Hockessin Memorial Hall
16 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Hockessin, DE

Hockessin Memorial Hall is a banquet hall wedding venue located in Hockessin, Delaware. With scenic greenery and areas of natural beauty within walking distance, this Diamond State hideaway is defined by its timeless charm. It is a wonderful place for couples who appreciate the combination of... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

For 100 Guests $7k - $10k
Featured Hartefeld National Golf Club
Hartefeld National Golf Club
32 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Wilmington, DE

Hartefeld National Golf Club is a wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Avondale, Pennsylvania. Couples seeking a country club wedding venue need search no further than this facility, set atop an award-winning Tom Fazio golf course that is considered one of the most impressive and... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Featured Bellevue Hall
Bellevue Hall
19 reviews
· Historic Weddings · Wilmington, DE

A Stately Mansion in a fairy-tale setting Bellevue Hall is the ideal choice for elegant, lavish wedding ceremonies and receptions or charming, intimate gatherings and rehearsal dinners amid the towering column entrances, magnificent Formal Garden, sprawling sculpted lawns, stylish dining rooms,... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Featured Salero
200 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Rehoboth Beach, DE

Located on the sun-kissed shores of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Salero is a banquet hall venue that exudes coastal charm. This wedding destination provides couples and their guests with a picturesque seaside backdrop for their special day. With an excellent team of attentive staff members, the venue... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Featured Lighthouse Cove Event Center
Lighthouse Cove Event Center
12 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Rehoboth Beach, DE

Lighthouse Cove Event Center is a beachside wedding venue located in Dewey Beach, Delaware, that serves Dover, Wilmington and the Delmarva beaches. Ideal for destination and beach wedding ceremonies and receptions, Lighthouse Cove Event Center is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Rehoboth Bay... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Guests 10 to 250
Featured DoubleTree Hotel Wilmington
DoubleTree Hotel Wilmington
20 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Wilmington, DE

No Time to come in, click below and come along for a virtual tour!! https://map.threshold360.com/8434352 DoubleTree Hotel Wilmington is a hotel and wedding venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. The hotel offers numerous modern-style, classic wedding event spaces. Here, the happy couple can host all... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Guests 20 to 330
Featured The Lewes Room at Irish Eyes
The Lewes Room at Irish Eyes
33 reviews
· Restaurant Weddings · Lewes, DE

Located on the second floor of Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant, overlooking the Lewes Harbor, the Lewes Room at Irish Eyes offers custom weddings for parties of 2 to 200 for couples who want an Insta-worthy setting without breaking the bank, It is also a picturesque venue for rehearsal dinners and... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

For 100 Guests $5k - $8k
Guests 40 to 200
Featured Worsell Manor
Worsell Manor
40 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Wilmington, DE

A historic wedding venue in Warwick, Maryland, Worsell Manor combines Southern charm with the elegance of a heritage manor house. Nestled amongst lush gardens, its rustic barn offers couples incredibly high ceilings and exposed wooden beams. Intimate in nature, Worsell Manor is the perfect choice... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Featured DuPont Country Club
DuPont Country Club
29 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Wilmington, DE

DuPont Country Club is an elegant wedding venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. If you or your guests are coming from out of town, you will be happy to know that this venue is just 20 minutes away from Philadelphia’s International Airport. Additionally, you will be just a short distance away from... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

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Featured Whist Weddings
Whist Weddings
41 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Wilmington, DE

Whist Weddings is a historic wedding venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. This private venue is location in the Tilton Mansion, home to the University and Whist Club. However, you need not be a member in order to experience the premiere club. Whist Weddings only hosts one wedding each day, so each... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

For 100 Guests $13k - $14k
Featured Cantwell's Tavern
Cantwell's Tavern
8 reviews
· Historic Weddings · Odessa, DE

Cantwell's Tavern is a historic wedding venue located in Odessa, Delaware. With almost 200 years of history, the venue is situated among a preserved collection of buildings and surrounding estates dating back to the 18th and early 19th centuries. With breathtaking scenic views in a picturesque... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Featured Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
59 reviews
· Museum Weddings · Winterthur, DE

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... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

For 100 Guests $19k - $32k
Featured Brantwyn Estate
Brantwyn Estate
35 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Wilmington, DE

Brantwyn Estate is a premier wedding venue situated in Wilmington, Delaware. This estate is conveniently situated near Philadelphia’s International Airport. When couples exchange their vows here, they will get to experience the rich history of this venue. In fact, this historic estate once served as... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

For 100 Guests $16k - $37k
Featured The Clubhouse at Baywood
The Clubhouse at Baywood
72 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Millsboro, DE

The Clubhouse at Baywood is located on Delaware’s culinary coast. Just three miles from Rehoboth Beach, Baywood is southern Delaware’s premiere wedding and event venue. Featuring a large ballroom overlooking the greens and gardens, an outdoor veranda, grounds for a tented reception, a professional... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Guests 1 to 250
Featured The Farmhouse
The Farmhouse
112 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Wilmington, DE

The Farmhouse is a remarkable event venue located in Wilmington, Delaware, that hosts weddings. The venue has been recently renovated, offering modern amenities with a dash of rustic authenticity. Nestled on four acres of gorgeous countryside, couples can walk through the surrounding topiary and... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Featured Indian River Life-Saving Station
Indian River Life-Saving Station
15 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Rehoboth Beach, DE

Indian River Life Saving Station is a historic wedding venue located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. This picturesque property features a museum, gift shop, indoor dressing area and restrooms. They offer space for both your ceremony and reception on their pristine, sandy beach. Indian River Life Saving... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Guests 1 to 250
Featured Riverfront Events
Riverfront Events
5 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Wilmington, DE

Riverfront Events is a wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. Couples whose dream wedding is set before a sparkling river may find their hearts are set on this riverfront venue. Riverfront Events, featuring a contemporary, chic yet casual style, has everything you need... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

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Featured Chesapeake Inn Ballroom
Chesapeake Inn Ballroom
68 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Wilmington, DE

Located in Chesapeake City, Maryland, the Chesapeake Inn Ballroom is a waterfront hotel venue that hosts weddings and other milestone occasions in elegant style. The management of this exquisite locale invites couples that are seeking a premier backdrop for their festivities. You and your loved ones... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

For 100 Guests $12k - $18k
Featured Addy Sea Historic Oceanfront Inn
Addy Sea Historic Oceanfront Inn
8 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Bethany Beach, DE

Addy Sea Bed & Breakfast is a wedding venue located in Bethany Beach, Delaware, that serves the surrounding and Wilmington regions. This oceanfront bed and breakfast allows couples to host their wedding events in this historic, century old abode. Its beautiful coastal location offers views of the... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Featured Juniper by Tonic
Juniper by Tonic
Banquet Halls · Wilmington, DE

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Carol R.
The Ocean Pines Yacht Club on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is absolutely perfect! The ballroom is amazing with the polished wood floors, vaulted ...
The Waterfall team made our wedding unforgettable! The venue is beautiful, the food is great and the staff is friendly. Ashley and Amanda ...
Whist Weddings
Whist Weddings
41 reviews
Kelley H.
We had our rehearsal dinner here, and it was absolutely stunning. The atmosphere is nothing but class, with fantastic cocktails and ...
194 reviews
Tiara S.
My husband and I got married here in November of 2020. Planning and having a wedding during covid was already hard enough but, having the ...
200 reviews
Betty H.
Dawn and her team were amazing! My daughters wedding was beautiful, the venue was beautiful
Deven H.
This was the most magic day of our lives and We could not have been happier with venue and the service provided. They made sure everything ...

Wilmington Wedding Venues: Your Wedding Venue Planning Guide for Wilmington, DE and Beyond

Do you dream of saying "I do" in picturesque New England? If so, choose Wilmington, Delaware, as the destination for your wedding. Full of contemporary attractions and historic sights, the Wilmington is the ideal place to tie the knot.

Wedding Venues in Wilmington

When you begin looking for Wilmington wedding venues, you and your partner will be delighted by the amount of options you have. There are darling libraries and museums available for the cultured engaged couple. Hotels, historic homes and country clubs abound for those pairs who like to keep it classic, and numerous indoor and outdoor venues that overlook the city's prized rivers, the Christina and the Delaware, for those who love natural beauty.

You should know that weddings in New England are more expensive than in other parts of the country. On average, couples in Delaware spend close to $45,000 for their wedding day. Weigh the pros and cons of getting an expensive venue with your fiancé(e) and discuss what's most important to you. A wedding venue usually accounts for 50 percent of your overall wedding spending, so you need to make sure both you and your partner are in agreement.

Travel and Accommodation in Wilmington

Five miles south of Wilmington is the Wilmington Airport. However, the airport is quite small and its services can be irregular. For a wider variety of flight options for your wedding guests arriving from afar, advise guests to fly into the Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania and traverse the 21 miles southwest to Wilmington.

When you send out wedding invitations or build a wedding website, it's customary to recommend a hotel for guests to consider. On average, hotels in Wilmington run anywhere from $150 to $200 a night. If possible, reserve a hotel block and encourage your friends and family to stay in one of the aforementioned blocked rooms.

Additionally, guests looking for a wider variety of accommodations can consider staying in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 32 miles northeast of Wilmington. Philadelphia takes about an hour to reach by car, if there's no traffic, and is a larger city with more hotel and wedding venue options.

Weather Forecast in Wilmington

Whether you're getting married inside or contemplating reserving an outdoor wedding venue in Wilmington, it helps to know what to expect from the weather. Delaware does experience all four seasons. Not many couples wed in Wilmington during the winter, as the city experiences quite a bit of snowfall and cold temperatures. Temperatures begin to rise in spring although the weather can be tricky to predict. Springtime in Wilmington includes cold, wet days as well as humid, sunny ones. Summer, on the other hand, is typically warm and wet throughout the season. Accommodate your guests by providing umbrellas and shade at outdoor venues and air conditioning indoors. Fall is probably the most popular time of the year to wed in Wilmington, as the city is transformed into an autumnal wonderland complete with colorful leaves and caramel apples.

Planning a wedding can be a time-consuming process, but with the organizational tools available here on WeddingWire, it can be a bit simpler. Take advantage of the planning tools we have online so you can take some of the stress out of planning for your Big Day, and get back to the important things - like writing your vows.

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