It’s that fun time of year when we reflect and honor the Best of PartySpace 2020 award winners and finalists for Delaware wedding venues.
Based on our data, the award highlights the top Delaware wedding locations among engaged couples and event planners this year. From Delaware waterfront wedding venues with captivating views of the ocean to unique Wilmington event spaces–and out to the outskirts where you will find Delaware garden wedding venues surrounded by nature.
Here are our top Delaware wedding venues for 2020:
Photo by Cauffiel Barn Estate
Cauffiel Barn Estate is Colonial Revival-style house dating to 1929. The historic estate is situated atop a grassy hill in Wilmington’s Bellevue State Park that provides stunning views of the Delaware River.
Inside features bright sun porches, a parlor, and a classic dining room; the perfect setting for an intimate gathering for up to 50 guests. However, The Cauffiel Barn, also on the property is currently being renovated to accommodate 200 guests. The Cauffiel Barn is set to open in 2021.
On the grounds, you will find landscaped lawns and gardens, a captivating backdrop for an outdoor ceremony or large elegant, tented reception.
Jeffrey Miller Catering is the exclusive caterer at Cauffiel Barn Estate.
Photo by Bellevue Hall
Built in the 1850s, this former DuPont family mansion is surrounded by hundreds of acres of parkland and vibrant gardens.
Bellevue Hall has historic features but with modern amenities such as elaborate marble fireplaces, a stylish dining room, a sophisticated wood-paneled library, and an enormous central foyer with a grand staircase. In fact, it’s appointed with authentic 1930’s era décor.
Looking for an outdoor event? Bellevue Hall even has an outdoor reception option in a beautiful state-of-the-art tent that seats up to 250 guests.
Bellevue Hall exclusively partners with Jeffrey Miller Catering.
Photo by Joe Pulcinella Photography/Winterthur
Winterthur is a 60-acre garden situated on approximately 1,000 acres of rolling hills and meadows.
Indoor and outdoor event spaces at Winterthur include the picturesque Visitor Center surrounded by country landscape, the elegant museum Galleries, Clenny Run Lawn, and the breathtaking Reflecting Pool. Intimate gatherings can enjoy the three Period Rooms decorated in the manner of the 18th and 19th century.
Photo by Sweetwater Portraits/Hotel DuPont
If it’s opulence you’re seeking, the elegant Hotel DuPont has an abundance of decadence and glamour at every turn.
Consider Hotel DuPont’s French Neoclassic Gold Ballroom, with its gilded rosettes, glittering chandeliers and bas-reliefs of famous women including Helen of Troy and Cleopatra.
In addition, the Barry Room is the most popular private dining room in Hotel Du Pont–a Federal-style room, with a glorious crystal chandelier imported from Yugoslavia.
Photo by Bartlett Pair Photography/Brantwyn Estate
Located on 60 acres of the wooded landscape, the former DuPont family residence reflects Georgian charm.
The Brantwyn Estate’s cultured country manor setting with its lush formal gardens offers a beautiful backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions up to 170 guests.
Photo by The Waterfall
Now off to Claymont, Delaware to The Waterfall, a luxurious wedding venue that reflects classical European and contemporary design.
Each of its two ballrooms, The Grand Ballroom and The Cascade Ballroom has its own outdoor garden, private restrooms, and private suite for pre-event preparation.
From the blown-glass chandeliers to the marble dance floors to the atrium’s glass ceiling, indulge in one of the most elegant settings for weddings and events.
Photo by Pat Robinson/The Delaware Contemporary
The Delaware Contemporary is a Delaware museum and gallery wedding venue with changing exhibits and an industrial chic atmosphere.
The unique Wilmington event space features vaulted ceilings and majestic clerestory windows.
Its spaces include the Atrium Lobby, Wings Foundation Auditorium, and contemporary Galleries, ideal for socializing.
Photo by MK Photography/Harry’s Savoy Ballroom
There is a lot of love at Harry’s Savoy Ballroom. But personally, my favorite spot at Harry’s in Wilmington, Delaware, is the secluded Patio Room with its unique sunny Courtyard and grand fountain. It has an Old-World atmosphere and is a hidden gem space tucked just off the elegantly appointed ballroom that accommodates up to 400 guests.
Photo by Sexton Photography/The Patio at Archmere
The Patio at Archmere is a unique atrium space designed in the Italian Renaissance style perfect for distinctively elegant weddings. The interior courtyard is surrounded by stone balconies, classic archways and stately columns and enclosed by a soaring stained-glass ceiling, ideal for couples who envision a chic, sophisticated venue.
The Patio at Archmere partners exclusively with J. Scott Catering.
Photo by Hilton Wilmington/Christiana
Hilton Wilmington Christiana offers several customizable banquet rooms featuring diamond-like chandeliers and chic modern decor.
Those interested in farm to table cuisine will love that its seasonal Courtyard Garden is where the kitchen harvests fresh herbs and vegetables that are infused in its food and beverage selections.
Hilton Wilmington Christiana also features two outdoor venue spaces, the Patio overlooking the charming pond, and the Courtyard, home to its herb and vegetable garden.
The Carriage House at Rockwood Park is a fully restored and expanded carriage house on the original Rockwood Estate dating to the 19th Century. There are five spaces including The Walden Garden, adjacent to the carriage house and an all-season patio for the perfect outdoor celebrations and makes a stunning backdrop for photos. Greenery Caterers is the exclusive caterer for The Carriage House at Rockwood Park.