Winterthur Museum & Country Estate Est. 1951

5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE, United States

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate stands a world set apart - a place where history lives on.
Once the grand country estate of Henry Francis du Pont (1880 - 1969), the 175-room house is now open to the public and remains a rare national treasure, where beauty, art, and history combine.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Garden
Historic Building
Museum
Views
Creek
Farm View
Forest
Garden
Historical Monument
Lagoon/Pond
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Rolling Hills
Vineyard
Water Feature
Style
Bohemian
Elegant
French
Garden Party
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate stands a world set apart - a place where history lives on in spectacular gardens, romantic landscapes, and a breathtaking mansion filled with magnificent American antiques. Set amid nearly 1,000 acres of rolling pasture, the garden is the ideal locale for an equally memorable wedding celebration or special event.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $140 to $200

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
600
Buffet
600
Standing
1000
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1951
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Smoking Permitted
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
Nestled in the heart of Delaware’s picturesque Brandywine Valley, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate stands a world set apart - a place where history lives on in spectacular gardens, romantic landscapes, and a breathtaking mansion filled with magnificent American antiques. Once the grand country estate of Henry Francis du Pont (1880 - 1969), the 175-room house is now open to the public and remains a rare national treasure, where beauty, art, and history combine.
Design:
The garden Mr. du Pont created is a masterful example of naturalistic design, delighting and inspiring visitors in every season. Surrounded by lush vegetation and flowers, the Reflecting Pool is a stunningly romantic space for both ceremonies and cocktails.
Standout Venue Features:
All guests receive complimentary admission to Winterthur's Gardens and Galleries for the entire weekend
Extra Perks:

Premium Bar

Champagne Toast

Standard Wedding Cake

Coffee Service

Standard Linen, China & Glassware

Complimentary Garden and Gallery Passes for all Guests

Expert Bridal Attendant to take care of all of your needs on your wedding day

Exclusive photo opportunities throughout the entire estate

A complimentary tasting for the bride and groom

Votive Candles on all tables

Celebration Locations
Reflecting Pool:
Surrounded by lush vegetation and flowers, the Reflecting Pool is a stunning space for both ceremonies and cocktails
- View: Henry Francis du Pont's gardens and mansion
- Max Capacity: 350
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Galleries Reception Atrium:
The Galleries Reception Area is an elegant space with access to some of Winterthur’s most anticipated exhibitions.
- View: Glass Wall backdrops looking out to the gardens
- Max Capacity: 300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Visitor Center:
Centrally located on the Winterthur estate, the Visitor Center boasts walls of floor-to-ceiling glass doors
- View: Offeris expansive views of the outdoor landscape and rolling hills
- Max Capacity: 400
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Clenny Run Lawn:
A lawn set between a natural creek and cottage terrace
- View: Gardens,Clenny Run Creek, and Henry Francis du Pont's cottage and mansion
- Max Capacity: 1,000
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
CXRA handles all foodservice
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