It may be a small state but Delaware is abundant with a variety of wedding venues. From Delaware beachfront event rentals to rustic barns, spacious state parks and historic estates, Delaware wedding venues span many categories.
Here are the best Delaware wedding venues from Rehoboth to Newark to Wilmington and more. Did your favorite make the list? Read on to find out.
Photo credit: Fuller Photography/Bellevue Hall
Located in Wilmington, Bellevue Hall is a historic setting tucked away in hundreds of acres of parkland.
Built in the 1850s, the former du Pont family mansion is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Imagine your wedding ceremony on the manicured lawn and formal garden. Thinking about an outdoor reception? Bellevue Hall is equipped with a clear state-of-the-art tent that seats 250 guests. Prefer indoors? An intimate gathering is ideal in one of the mansion’s elegant indoor spaces with its marble fireplaces, wood-paneled library, and spacious central foyer with a grand staircase. The historic estate features authentic 1930’s era furnishings, for a step back in time as the backdrop to your celebration.
Photo: The Barn at Cauffiel
Located in Bellevue State Park, Cauffiel House is a historic estate with spectacular views of the Delaware River.
Its facade offers a lovely backdrop for wedding ceremonies and lively receptions outdoors. Inside, you will find inviting sun porches, a parlor, and a classic dining room which creates a charming setting for an intimate gathering for up to 50 guests.
In addition, the newly restored Pennsylvania bank barn provides seating for guest lists of 150.
Finally, The Barn at Cauffiel offers overnight accommodations with seven bedrooms.
Photo credit: Atlas Wedding Photography/The Delaware Contemporary
Vaulted ceilings and grand clerestory windows provide a captivating backdrop for your wedding at The Delaware Contemporary.
Its spacious Main Lobby is flexible enough to accommodate celebrations from an intimate dinner for 50 to a gala fit for 300 guests.
Seven galleries next to the Main Lobby feature regularly changing exhibitions with paintings, printmaking, sculpture, crafts, photography, and installation pieces created by international, national and regional artists.
Killens Pond Nature Center is a tranquil Delaware wedding venue ideal for nature lovers, abundant with native species of foliage and wildlife. Alongside the pond and at the edge of the park’s forest, Killens Pond Nature Center makes a stunning backdrop for your celebration. Picture an outdoor ceremony in the state park then stroll over to your intimate reception at the Nature Center. In addition, the covered observation deck sets the scene for cocktails and socializing. Inside the Nature Center, enjoy views of the pond through the grand windows.
Photo: The Carriage House at Rockwood Park
Love the charming romanticism of a Carriage House? Imagine your ceremony at The Walden Garden, next to The Carriage House at Rockwood Park’s fully restored and expanded carriage house.
In fact, there are five unique event spaces of various sizes to choose from.