16 Stunning Wedding Venues in Delaware That Will Leave You Speechless

Prepare to be dazzled by these dreamy Delaware venues.
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren is a contributor for The Knot covering topics such as music, cakes, venues and speeches.
  • She has been published in a wide array of lifetsyle-oriented publications including SELF and Allure.
  • Lauren is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communication.
Updated Apr 22, 2024

Delaware may be America's second-smallest state, but it's teeming with incredible wedding venues to suit any style. What's more, the best wedding venues in Delaware truly offer something for everyone: Be it dreamy waterfront locales, gorgeous gardens or rustic-chic barns, options truly abound. So, whether you're a state native or someone who loves the water, Delaware boasts a variety of chic and historical places that will be perfect for your indoor or outdoor wedding. Need even more inspiration? Check out The Knot Vendor Marketplace, which allows couples to search wedding venues in Delaware based on budget, location and guest capacity.

Riverfront Events in Wilmington, Delaware

If you're looking for a clean, modern look for your special day, Riverfront Events is perfect indoors or out. Owned by the popular Big Fish Restaurant Group, this venue is perfect for the classy couple that loves waterfront views. The Hyatt Place next door is also part of Riverfront Events, making overnight accommodations seamless and easy on-site for special events. The staff at this venue is known for being extremely professional and making your day seamless from beginning to end. You can invite up to 225 guests, who are sure to enjoy the scenic views and delicious food.

Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware

Searching for the best southern Delaware wedding venues? Look no further than this golf club, which offers a variety of elegant event spaces—both indoor and outdoor—for your nuptials, and the incredible views and a coastal-inspired clubhouse, are just the icing on the cake. The details of the building and resort are very rustic-chic, with lots of wood and metal designs incorporated in the decorations and architecture. Whether your style is more outdoorsy, more lake-inspired or more modern, Bayside Resort Golf Club tailors perfectly to any of these to create an unforgettable day with jaw-dropping views throughout.

Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware

As one of the most stunning Wilmington, Delaware wedding venues, Hotel Du Pont is an elegant and timeless indoor venue that is just as beautiful as the couple will be on their wedding day. With elaborate chandeliers in almost every room, and stunning, intricate details on the ceilings and walls, you will be delighted by the gorgeous architecture and tall ceilings. It is considered one of the most prestigious hotels in the world, so it's a bit on the pricier side, but this luxurious feel for your indoor ceremony is one of a kind. The winding staircases and beauty of the building alone will make your entire day feel like a high-end fairytale.

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate in Winterthur, Delaware

Spanning 1,000 scenic acres in the Brandywine Valley, this dreamy Delaware wedding venue combines rustic meets natural sophistication, with greenery and stunning views everywhere you look. Winterthur Museum & Country Estate is an indoor-outdoor event space with an over 300 guest capacity—perfect for larger, more extravagant weddings. In the warmer weather, the venue is garnished with horticulture from their prized 60-acre garden, and winter weddings are beautifully housed in clean and airy-looking indoor rooms. Features like high, sloped ceilings, a tower that makes for excellent wedding photos and nearby backdrops like fields and ivy-covered walls only add to the romantic ambiance. All in all, it's easy to see why it's one of the best wedding venues in Delaware!

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Bellevue Hall in Wilmington, Delaware

Originally called Woolton Hall Castle and completed in 1855, Bellevue Hall combines historic charm with glamour, renovated completely in 1893 to offer a more Greek Revival, Montpelier-style interior. It's conveniently located by I-95 for easy access; however, once you step onto the lavish gardens and timeless estate, you'll escape from any trace of the outside world. One of the crown architectural pieces of Bellevue State Park, this classy venue has beautiful columns and will make any wedding, indoor or outdoor, feel grand.

Juniper by Tonic in Wilmington, Delaware

Situated in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Juniper by Tonic is the perfect spot for couples looking to have an intimate wedding reception. With great food and lots of menu options, this event center is a bit more low-key, but Juniper by Tonic is well-known for its fantastic seafood and steak choices. It's also an affordable choice for a reception venue, providing an invigorating, chic location and experience for those on a budget.

Baywood Weddings in Millsboro, Delaware

Accommodating up to 250 guests, The Clubhouse at Baywood Weddings is one of the many treasures of the southern Delaware Coast—and only mere miles from beloved beach vacation hotspot Rehoboth Beach. Design highlights include stunning red brick and extravagant porches and columns. Alo: When you step outside, winding bridges over water and gardens as far as the eye can see make this location and convenient wedding-day backdrop.

Atlantic Sands in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Atlantic Sands Hotel is among the most breathtaking beach wedding venues in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Aside from its stellar location next to the Eastern Shore and boardwalk, this venue offers luxurious amenities and a chic, relaxing space to make couples and guests feel like they're at a beach getaway. Plus, almost everything is customizable—from the food menu to the cocktail hour offerings—so couples can achieve their exact wedding vision.

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

Available for weddings of up to 250 guests, this 600-acre stone mansion built in the late 18th century is romantic and quaint, giving you all of the relaxed, delicate feels for the wedding of your dreams. With a beautiful pond and plenty of trees and nature, Emma's Pond is, hands down, one of—if not the most—picturesque Newark, Delaware wedding venues. Additionally, while there is plenty of space for an outdoor ceremony and reception, the stunning vintage interior details of the former farmhouse is the true star of the show here.

Vanderwende Acres in Seaford, Delaware

What's your outdoor wedding missing? A giant stone fireplace as the backdrop for your ceremony, of course! At the vast and gorgeous Vanderwende Acres, your ceremony will combine natural and sophisticated elegance before rolling fields and miles of farmland. With a firepit, a pavilion and areas for your reception and ceremony, your wedding will feel luxurious rain or shine. As one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Seaford, Delaware, Vanderwende Acres features fantastic rustic touches that make the space feel homey and comfortable while maintaining that luxurious feel overall. If you're looking for a venue to dance the night away in peace as the sun sets behind you, Vanderwende is the place.

Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware

History buffs will fawn over Hagley Museum & Library, a museum wedding venue in Wilmington, Delaware. The building, covered in ivy and vintage details with a modern, classy interior is perfect for couples looking to host a smaller wedding ceremony, but fear not: if you're looking to invite more people, the outdoor areas on 235 acres are just as stunning. The French heirloom gardens, greenery and surrounding wood and stone detailing are about as romantic as it gets. Bonus: The incredible glass greenhouse dome on the side of the building serves as a stunning ceremony backdrop.

University and Whist Club in Wilmington, Delaware

Every fairytale wedding needs its castle, and the University and Whist Club is the beautiful stone backdrop that every such wedding dreams of. With indoor and outdoor spaces, this Wilmington, DE venue is perfect for smaller weddings of under 150 people. It is extremely elegant, with winding wooden staircases and an old-fashioned built-in bar as part of the experience. The grand paintings and the long table in the dining hall will have you and your beloved feeling like royalty. There are plenty of picture-perfect spots here, including on the roof, under a stone archway and by the intricate, iron-accented doors. Dressing rooms are on-site as well, so getting ready for the most memorable day of your life will be as simple as choosing this as your venue.

Dupont Country Club and Brantwyn Estate in Wilmington, Delaware

Dupont Country Club and Brantwyn Estate encapsulate all things grandeur and elegance. Along with beautiful gardens and florals sprinkled throughout the estate, the Crystal Ballroom boasts 20-foot ceilings decked with dazzling chandeliers. From fireplaces to large windows that let in ample natural light, to magnificent staircases inside and out that are perfect for photos, this is a breathtaking venue. Not to mention the convenience of the country club: excellent service, great food made on-site and plenty of accommodations to make your day as stress-free as possible.

The Patio at Archmere in Claymont, Delaware

If you're not sure whether you want an indoor or outdoor venue, why choose? The Patio at Archmere boasts an incredible stained-glass ceiling, making the indoor reception area feel just as much outdoors with the convenience of an indoor spot. Archmere is aptly named for the array of indoor and outdoor arches that slope its walls, perfect backdrops for every picture snapped on your big day. It's an elegant and sophisticated venue, and works exclusively in house with J. Scott Catering—which means less work for you during the wedding planning process.

Grain On The Rocks in Lewes, Delaware

As one of the most gorgeous Lewes, Delaware wedding venues, Grain On The Rocks stands out for its waterfront locale, swerving as the perfect backdrop for your big day. The three-acre venue can accommodate up to 150 guests and boasts several indoor and outdoor spaces. Exchange vows out on the pier before heading to the beer garden for cocktail hour. Receptions, meanwhile, can be held in a tented area right off the water. Additionally, it's worth noting that Grain on The Rocks offers two customizable wedding packages based on each couple's individual needs and budget.

Evergreen Farms in Dover, Delaware

Married couple walking down the aisle
Photo: Evergreen Farms

As one of the only farm wedding venues in Dover, Delaware, the family-owned-and-operated Evergreen Farms spans 22 scenic acres and can host weddings of up to 250 people. Highlights include a rustic-chic barn, a tranquil pond complete with a dock and waterfall, an elegant pavilion with a fireplace and several paved and landscaped areas for al fresco celebrations. Couples can opt to book the Single Day Package or Full Weekend Package, ideal for those—you guessed it—who prefer to stretch their big day into a weekend-long affair.

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