There’s something so unique about a barn wedding—the rustic setting, the beautiful scenery, the laid-back vibe. While there aren’t too many barn wedding venues in Delaware, you’ll certainly find a few that fit the bill, from historic inns to sprawling farms, even museums! These rustic wedding venues in Delaware are ideal for couples looking to escape from the big city and enjoy a totally relaxed big day.
Check out these barn wedding venues in Delaware and find the event setting of your dreams.
Covered Bridge Inn
Located in Lewes (just 20 minutes north of Rehoboth Beach), this barn wedding venue in Delaware is set on a working dairy farm with 1,000 acres of scenic land. This charming Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies, including a covered bridge, a pond, a meadow, and more. Receptions are held in the Dairy Barn Event Center, which can accommodate up to 250 guests. The post-and-beam Event Center mixes rustic style with glam details, and features modern chandeliers and polished concrete floors, along with barn board doors and bar made of reclaimed wood. To add to the relaxed vibe, there’s a courtyard with a fire pit and two corn hole games for your guests to enjoy. Also amazing: The inn has four beautifully-appointed guest rooms so you can stay on-site with your nearest and dearest during your wedding weekend.
Thousand Acre Farm
A barn wedding venue in Delaware with incredible waterfront views? Sign us up! Thousand Acre Farm in Middletown is a 110-acre farm has one of our favorite ceremony sites in the state—a romantic gazebo where couples can exchange their vows with the water of the Thousand Acre Marsh as the stunning backdrop. Cocktail hours may be held on the brick patio, complete with outdoor fireplace. The climate-controlled wooden barn is an ideal setting for wedding receptions of up to 180 guests, and features a 35-foot ceiling and a waterfront deck area. And for your convenience, rental items such as farm tables, Chiavari chairs, even whiskey barrels and an outdoor ping pong table, are available from the venue.
Seaford Historical Society
History buffs will adore this rustic wedding venue in Delaware, set on 20 acres in Seaford. This is a great setting for couples looking to host a tented or outdoor wedding. Exchange vows with the classic red barn as your backdrop, followed by a tented reception on the expansive property. A brand-new indoor venue, called the Ross Station, recently opened and can accommodate up to 225 guests. Smaller events of up to 40 guests, including more intimate weddings and bridal showers, may be held inside the lovely Ross Mansion.
Hagley Museum and Library
This Brandywine Valley venue in Wilmington, DE is the original 19th century estate of the famed du Pont family. Set on 235 acres of expansive property, you’ll find three unique settings that host rustic-yet-elegant weddings. Most popular perhaps is the Soda House, a rustic-modern space first built in 1888. Host your ceremony on the front steps, with the unique glass silo as your backdrop. You can also exchange vows in the Hagley Barn or in the E.I. du Pont Gardens. If you’re hosting a larger reception of up to 200 guests, you may erect a tent on the property for the festivities. Smaller receptions may be held in the Soda House’s galleries and auditorium, with space for up to 150 guests, or just in the galleries, which can accommodate up to 100 guests. The grounds here make truly stunning backdrops for wedding photos, and—bonus!—the Hagley Museum will even provide you and your wedding party with an air-conditioned van to fully take advantage of the property during your portrait session.
Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
If the wedding of your dreams feels like a trip back in time, this is your venue. This Dover, Delaware wedding venue, located on scenic Silver Lake, is a recreation of a village from the mid-19th century. Host your ceremony inside the 1850s-era church, or outdoors on the Blacksmith Green, in front of a covered bridge, or on the Village Green with the historic buildings as your backdrop. There are several indoor spaces where receptions can be held, including the South Gallery, Great Hall, and Atrium. This venue is best for weddings of up to 200 guests, and your loved ones are sure to be wowed by the beautiful setting, as well as the thousands of historical artifacts displayed here.
Our Simply Perfect Day
Let’s face it, weddings are expensive. But at this all-inclusive barn wedding venue in Delaware, you’ll be able to throw a rustic-chic ceremony and reception at an affordable price. Ceremonies are held in the outdoor garden, followed by a reception in the rustic barn for up to 75 guests, or in a tent on the property for up to 200. There are a variety of catering packages to choose from, featuring crowd-pleasing, down-home fare, starting at just $10 per person with a budget-friendly $250 venue rental fee. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue will even include an ordained minister to make your planning process even simpler.