Celebrate the To-Be-Wed at One of Our Favorite Bridal Shower Venues in Delaware

Steps from the beach or at a historic garden, you'll fall in love with these Delaware shower venues.
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Jacqueline Mann
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  • Jacqueline writes articles for The Knot Worldwide that cover an array of wedding-related topics.
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Updated Feb 26, 2023

Whether you're planning a celebration for a sweet to-be-wed or hosting it for yourself, there are so many great options for bridal shower venues in Delaware. Sites with English rose gardens, luxurious details, astounding cuisine or coastal vibes are just a few places to consider.

Celebrating the guest of honor with a bridal shower gives them a chance to slow down and enjoy time with loved ones. Planning a wedding can be stressful, so it's nice to take a break in the midst of timelines and checklists. Choose a venue that matches the to-be-wed's energy and tastes to give them the best experience possible.

Delaware has a lot to offer including beaches, trendy downtown spots, historic homes and gorgeous park-like settings. Keep reading for a list of our favorite bridal shower venues in Delaware.

Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware

Celebrate the to-be-wed at this gorgeous 19th-century estate. Sitting on 235 acres, the property boasts heirloom gardens, towering trees and the Georgian-style home owned by the du Pont family. Take a stroll through the French-style garden just steps from the main house. The garden is a reflection of plans drawn by E.I. du Pont in 1804.

Hagley Museum and Library has several private event spaces for your wedding shower. Guests will spot the Soda House right away with its grand glass silo and exterior of Brandywine blue rock. Inside are two art galleries that each accommodate 80 seated guests. Or host your gathering in the library, which includes access to an outdoor patio with scenic views of the property.

The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro, Delaware

Just a few miles from Rehoboth Beach, The Clubhouse at Baywood overlooks stunning gardens, golf greens, a calming fountain and water feature. Relax with your favorite people as you enjoy locally sourced coastal cuisine and soak in the beauty of the property.

Hold your wedding shower in the intimate, wood-paneled library that accommodates up to 24 guests. During the warmer months, opt for an open-air event for up to 100 people on the outdoor veranda overlooking the grounds. This upscale event venue in Delaware offers gorgeous views no matter where you host your shower.

King Cole Farm in Dover, Delaware

Escape to a 500-acre oasis at King Cole Farm. This bridal shower venue in Dover, DE is home to pollinator gardens, native trees, a tranquil private pond, and a fully operational corn and soybean farm. The historic farm has been owned and operated by the same family for multiple generations.

King Cole Farm has both indoor and outdoor spaces for a wedding shower. Host a picnic in the courtyard surrounded by the lush gardens. Or plan an intimate celebration in the red brick main house. The dining room boasts stunning views of the property and is an elegant location for an intimate gathering of up to 12 guests.

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HOTEL DU PONT in Wilmington, Delaware

If you're looking for a luxurious space to spoil the guest of honor, consider holding your celebration at HOTEL DU PONT. This historic venue located in downtown Wilmington has hosted celebrations since 1913. Once the headquarters of the DuPont Company, the hotel was inspired by Italian Renaissance architecture.

One of our favorite spaces at HOTEL DU PONT for a wedding shower is the Du Barry Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 100 guests. This space boasts elegance and grandeur with parquet floors, white pillars, lovely sconces, and a crystal chandelier imported from Yugoslavia. Celebrate in this stunning space and enjoy a custom menu prepared by the venue's world-class chefs.

The Edge 18 in Middletown, Delaware

The Edge 18 offers rustic charm with its spacious bridal shower venue near Newark, DE. Host your bridal shower in the bright ballroom, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood flooring and seating for up to 120 guests. Cozy up to the stone fireplace during a fall or winter shower.

In the warmer months, step outside on the wrap-around veranda right off from the ballroom. This space also includes tables and chairs if you want to take a portion of the celebration outdoors. The veranda boasts a lovely view of the 18-hole golf course near the venue.

Rockwood Carriage House in Wilmington, Delaware

Set on a 162-acre park, Rockwood Carriage House is a stunning bridal shower venue in Wilmington, DE. The grounds are home to walled rose gardens, open lawns and massive trees. Rockwood's refurbished 150-year-old carriage house was designed by English architect George Williams.

The carriage house offers sophisticated rustic charm for a bridal shower. The space can be used for intimate gatherings, or for parties up to 225. Inside you'll find exposed stone walls and its original barn doors. Guests also have access to the rose garden if they want to step outside and appreciate the blooms.

Deerfield in Newark, Delaware

This bridal shower venue in Newark, DE, is home to meticulously manicured grounds, exquisite décor, a lovely water fountain and golf course views. Deerfield is a golf club and event center that has served its guests for more than 25 years. Add to your experience with award-winning cuisine from the in-house chefs.

Book one of two gorgeous atriums for your wedding shower. The Kent Atrium and Sussex Atrium are both bright and cheery locations with glass walls that let in lots of natural light. The Sussex Atrium has a view of the terrace and grounds, as well as a baby grand piano to add music to your celebration.

Ballroom at Windsor - McCarthy Tree Farm in Middletown, Delaware

Does the guest of honor have a love for nature and country charm? Then consider the Ballroom at Windsor - McCarthy Tree Farm for their wedding shower. This beautiful venue features a nature-inspired setting with towering trees and a view of the C&O Canal.

Choose from several indoor and outdoor options at this bridal shower venue in Delaware. The second-floor game room can host up to 45 guests and is a fun place to celebrate the to-be-wed with a little healthy competition thrown in the mix. Head outside to the cocktail hour pavilion for an open-air shower surrounded by nature. This Amish-built pavilion features a custom bar, farm table and a horseshoe pit.

Juniper by Tonic in Wilmington, Delaware

This affordable Delaware event space is located in the heart of the city. Juniper by Tonic features a chic and modern look, with rustic touches, making it a unique venue. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout give guests a picturesque view of Wilmington.

Host your shower in the Juniper room with seating for up to 75, in the salon with accommodations for 60, or hold an intimate gathering for up to 16 guests in the board room. Each meeting space features hardwood flooring, rustic tables, cross back chairs and city views.

Roma Italian Ristorante in Dover, Delaware

Treat the to-be-wed to an Italian feast at Roma Italian Ristorante. Roma was opened in 1973 by Giuseppe Garramone who traveled to the US from Southern Italy. The now family-owned and operated restaurant has been voted Best of Delaware for the past eight years.

Roma offers an elegant and upscale atmosphere that is also affordable. Their private event space features rustic stone walls and a cozy fireplace. Enjoy white linen service while celebrating with family and friends.

Emma's Pond at Judge Morris Estate in Newark, Delaware

Part of White Clay Creek State Park, Emma's Pond at Judge Morris Estate is a peaceful location for a wedding shower. The 600-acre estate is home to lush landscapes, a fenced-in courtyard and a serene pond. Attorney and federal judge Hugh M. Morris lived in the home with his wife, Emma, who was instrumental in adding the pond to the estate.

The 1790s stone mansion on the property is home to the Judge's Chambers, an intimate private event room that can host up to 50 guests. Take in the scenery as you celebrate with family and friends. The outdoor patio is a lovely place to mingle before the shower begins.

Harry's Savoy Grill & Ballroom in Wilmington, Delaware

Savor award-winning cuisine in an elegant setting at Harry's Savoy Grill & Ballroom. The affordable venue features a breathtaking ballroom with intricate ceiling details, a grand chandelier and a neutral color palette. French doors lead out to the courtyard with a flowing fountain, flowers galore and several places to relax and enjoy the fresh air.

Harry's Savoy Grill & Ballroom has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in North Wilmington and best fine dining along with other accolades. Create a custom menu with the in-house chefs perfect for the guest of honor.

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