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.
Windmill Creek Vineyard, Winery and Wildflower Farm is the Eastern Shore's most unique wedding venue! Windmill Creek Vineyard is located on the grounds of the historic Mariner House estate, a grand home overlooking the acres of wildflower fields and vineyard vines. Conveniently located just 8... (Winery Weddings Berlin)
Deerfield is the area’s premier wedding destination! Enjoy a breathtaking ballroom surrounded by walls of glass for up to 350 guests. Lovely atriums and a terrace with vistas of the golf course and White Clay Creek State Park offer exhilarating backdrops for wedding photos to last a lifetime. A... (Country Club Weddings Newark)
Thousand Acre Farm is a barn wedding venue located in Middletown, Delaware. This 110-acre farm sits along the waterfront of Thousand Acre Marsh, featuring picturesque views of the Reedy Point Bridge and the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. The family-owned and operated venue offers sunsets against the... (Barn & Farm Weddings Middletown)
Located minutes from the heart of Philadelphia, The Waterfall is one of Delaware's most elegant catering facilities. The Waterfall features two exquisite ballrooms with dance floors that readily accommodate parties up to 500 people. Come see the newly renovated ballrooms, grand hallway,... (Banquet Halls Claymont)
The Big Easy on 60 is a restaurant and wedding venue in Ocean City, Maryland. Nestled on the heart of the Eastern Shore, this waterfront venue features a large outdoor patio and versatile event space. Decorated in New Orleans fashion, The Big Easy on 60 brings fun and festivity to the Ocean City... (Restaurant Weddings Ocean City)
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... (Country Club Weddings Millsboro)
A historic wedding venue in Seaford, Delaware, Seaford Historical Society serves as the perfect scenic location in which to host one-of-a-kind wedding celebrations. Classic and unique, the vintage space proudly transports couples and their guests back in time for an evening bursting with charm.... (Historic Weddings Seaford)
Heritage Shores offers the ultimate setting for your wedding and reception, whether you prefer a small, intimate gathering, or a large, lavish celebration. Our beautiful 28,000-square foot Nantucket-inspired Clubhouse provides an elegant and serene setting for hosting any type of special event, from... (Country Club Weddings Bridgeville)
Addy Sea is Delaware's only oceanfront century old Bed and Breakfasts sitting right on the dunes in Bethany Beach, it is the perfect location for discerning clients to host their beach ceremony and reception for up to 120 guests. The house can accommodate 28 overnight guests in the thirteen... (Banquet Halls Bethany Beach)
There is no day more special than your wedding day! At the historic Tilton Mansion, we treat brides and grooms like royalty with an all-inclusive wedding package designed to make your celebration a lasting memory that will be cherished forever. Our weddings are exclusive - we schedule only one... (Mansion Weddings Wilmington)
The Lewes Room at Irish Eyes is a wedding venue located on the second floor of the Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant in Lewes, Delaware. It offers scenic views of Lewes Harbor, making it a picturesque venue for weddings ceremonies and special events.Facilities and Capacity The Lewes Room at Irish Eyes can... (Restaurant Weddings Lewes)
Located waterfront on Rehoboth Bay with spectacular sunset views, the panoramic ballroom situated on the second floor of the Clubhouse is perfectly suited for any special occasion. It provides a stunning wedding venue with outside ceremonies on the waterfront lawn. And offers the attention to detail... (Country Club Weddings Rehoboth Beach)
Salero is a banquet hall wedding venue located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The venue provides a spectacular backdrop for couples looking to have a beach wedding. With an oceanfront view, guests are bound to enjoy themselves throughout the ceremony. Salero is especially popular for its catering... (Banquet Halls Rehoboth Beach)
The Historic Brantwyn Estate is located in the picturesque Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Delaware. We are known throughout the area as a romantic and elegant wedding destination with picture perfect scenery for your ceremony and reception. Brantwyn Estate is a former du Pont family residence and... (Mansion Weddings Wilmington)
Have you always dreamed of being married near the beach or on the water? If the answer to this question is “Yes,” then the Restaurant at Lighthouse Sound is the location for you. Situated just minutes away from Ocean City, it is surrounded by the Links at Lighthouse Sound, an 18-hole championship... (Restaurant Weddings Bishopville)
Middletown Memorial Hall is an elegantly appointed Ballroom situated in historic downtown Middletown, DE. This venue features hardwood floor and accents throughout, galley area with bar and buffet set-up (cocktail area), extensive dance floor, round and banquet tables, ballroom chairs, floor to... (Banquet Halls Middletown)
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, white sandy beach. Indian River Life... (Banquet Halls Rehoboth Beach)
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. Facilities and Capacity Cantwell's Tavern has... (Historic Weddings Middletown)
Tucked away on the secluded grounds of a historic 19th-century estate, the beautifully refurbished 150-year-old Carriage House at Rockwood Park is sited on a 162-acre park just north of Wilmington, Delaware. Its stunning location belies its proximity to I-95 and numerous hotels for out-of-town... (Banquet Halls Wilmington)
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... (Museum Weddings Winterthur)
The DuPont Country Club is located in the picturesque Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Delaware. We are known throughout the area as a romantic and elegant wedding destination with picture perfect scenery for your ceremony and reception. The classic and timeless elegance of the Crystal Ballroom at... (Country Club Weddings Wilmington)
DoubleTree Hotel Wilmington is a hotel and wedding venue in Wilmington, Delaware. The hotel offers modern-style, classic wedding event spaces. Soon-to-wed couples can host all of their wedding events, including ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners, in one... (Barn & Farm Weddings Wilmington)
Our reimagined venue in Newark, DE, located conveniently right off Interstate 95, was voted Best Wedding Reception Venue in Delaware by Delaware Today in 2016 & 2017, and won WeddingWire’s Couple’s Choice Award 4 years in a row! Our picturesque outdoor locations are ideal for on-site ceremonies. The... (Hotel Weddings Newark)
Hockessin Memorial Hall is a unique banquet venue capable of hosting all styles of special events in the charming village of Hockessin, Delaware. Our banquet hall features 8,000 square foot of space and comfortably accommodates up to 350 guests. We specialize in weddings, but we have served as host... (Banquet Halls Hockessin)
Harry's Savoy Ballroom fulfills your every need with award-winning cuisine, impeccable service and on-hand personal attention for up to 250 guests. An outdoor courtyard, elegant decor and a private bridal suite enhance your experience. Rooms also available for on-site ceremonies, small receptions,... (Banquet Halls Wilmington)
Conveniently located between Wilmington and Newark, The Farmhouse provides an intimate setting for your ceremony and reception. The historical estate boasts a beautiful outdoor ceremony site, four acres of manicured grounds and gardens, and gourmet food prepared onsite. Its facility features... (Barn & Farm Weddings Wilmington)
Sheraton Wilmington South is a classic hotel wedding venue located in New Castle, Delaware. The venue is a luxury hotel that features classic and modern décor with inlaid woodwork and a grand staircase, which serves as a picturesque backdrop for wedding photos. Facilities and Capacity The venue has... (Hotel Weddings New Castle)
Impeccable service and a setting of Gilded Age grace and sophistication provide a refined backdrop for wedding celebrations that only the HOTEL DU PONT can stage. Since 1913, generations of Delaware, Pennsylvania, & New Jersey residents have been hosting unforgettable celebrations at the downtown... (Hotel Weddings Wilmington)
Built in 1789 and originally known as The Indian Queen Hotel, this incredible venue is rich in U.S. history. From U.S. Freedom celebrations held in the Queen of Otaheite Tavern in 1797 to special appearances from Martin Van Buren in 1829, this completely renovated 1,100 capacity space is the perfect... (Banquet Halls Wilmington)
*The Patio is unavailable for events between June 1 - Sept. 1* The Patio at Archmere Academy partners exclusively with J. Scott Catering, a company whose delicious, upscale cuisine will complement any special occasion. A distinctly beautiful space for hosting and enhancing elegant events and... (Banquet Halls Claymont)
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.
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.
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.
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.