The 2015 Wedding Reception Site Directory

The best places to host your friends and family for the big day in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.




This chart features venues that accommodate 80 guests or more. If your site is not listed, please email sloudermilk@todaymediainc.com. Research assistance by Rachel Vogel.

The following information includes the name and location of the facility, the cost per person or rental fee, capacity for dinner/buffet/cocktails and a short description.

Delaware

Arsht Hall 
Wilmington, (302) 573-4401, $95-$140, 160/160/160, Garden and terrace.

Bear Trap Dunes 
Ocean View, (302) 537-5600, ext. 406, $85+, 200/200/250, Clubhouse’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views.

Bella Vita at Cavaliers Country Club 
Newark, (302) 731-5600, $100, 300/300/350, Ballroom with veranda overlooking golf course.

Bellevue Hall 
Wilmington, (302) 761-6952, $3,650, 150/150/300, Elegant estate home, garden and gazebo.

Brandywine Country Club 
Wilmington, (302) 478-2110, $250+, 300+, View of award-winning golf course.

Brantwyn Estate at the DuPont Country Club 
Wilmington, (302) 421-1730, $102+, 170/170/200, Georgian estate with 11 rooms and 60 acres of gardens.

The Carriage House at Rockwood Park 
Wilmington, (302) 472-2433, $90-$130, 225/225/350, A 19th-century estate of stone and wood with Gilded Age ballroom and walled gardens.

Chase Center on the Riverfront 
Wilmington, (302) 425-3929, $120-$140, 500/500/1,000, Ballrooms with state-of-the-art music and lighting technology.

Christiana Memorial Hall 
Christiana, (302) 731-0237, varies, 300/300/300, Renovated facility, ballroom setting, full-service bar.

The Clarion Hotel 
New Castle, (302) 428-1000, $91+, 320/320/450, Golden Belle, Charleston and Savannah ballrooms are minutes from Wilmington.

Clayton Hall 
Newark, (302) 831-2626, $95-$140, 350/350/350, Unique UD campus setting, beautiful, spacious ballroom.

Clubhouse at Baywood Greens 
Long Neck, (302) 945-8884, $85, 200/200/250, Golf course, gardens, ballroom with balconies, and top A/V technology.

Cordrey Center 
Millsboro, (302) 682-9080, $1,500, 150/150/250, Atrium ceiling, fireplace, private outdoor garden.

Courtyard Marriott Newark at UD 
Newark, (302) 737-0900, $1,600-$2,000, 130/130/150, Accommodations, catering, customized menus.

Crowne Plaza Wilmington North 
Claymont, (302) 792-2700, $139-$159, 350/350/500, Spacious, elegant ballroom; discounted lodging. www.cpwilmingtonnorth.com

Deerfield 
Newark, (302) 368-6640, $79-$140, 300/300/350, Stately architecture with floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

Delaware Art Museum 
Wilmington, (302) 351-8530, $144-$164, 200/200/200, Sophisticated entrance hall with arched windows.

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 
Wilmington, (302) 656-6466, $2,400-$3,500, 180/180/225, Restored factory building, dramatic architectural details, vaulted ceilings.

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel 
4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, (302) 478-6000, $90+, 300/300/500, Beautifully renovated, modern facility.

Doubletree Hotel Downtown 
700 N. King St., Wilmington, (302) 655-0400, Varies, 500/358/900, Renovated grand ballroom, spacious accommodations.

Dover Downs Hotel 
Dover, (302) 857-2114, $95-$125, 1,000/800/1,500, Elegant 18,000-square-foot ballroom with 22-foot ceiling.

The Duncan Center 
Dover, (302) 674-3031, Varies, 410/410/410, Affordable, elegant, courteous staff.

DuPont Country Club 
Wilmington, (302) 421-1730, $102+, 300/300/350, Two ballrooms, 1 with a 20-foot ceiling, and 8 banquet rooms on golf course.

Embassy Suites Hotel 
Newark, (302) 368-8000, $79 , 200/200/200, Elegant setting, six-story atrium, waterfall with fountain.

Evergreen Room 
Newark, (302) 737-2336, $750, 200/200/200, Spacious hall with natural light and a stage.

The Executive Banquet and Conference Center 
Newark, (302) 731-1800, $98, 425/425/700, State-of-the-art banquet facility by the Capozzoli family.

The Farmhouse 
Wilmington, (302) 999-8477, $95, 160/160/175, Historic farmhouse on 4 acres with gardens, ceremony-ready gazebos.

The Grand Opera House 
Wilmington, (302) 652-1179, varies, 250/250/300, Beautiful and historic concert hall with several room options.

Greenbank Mill & Philips Farm 
Wilmington, (302) 999-9001, $500, 80/80/80, Historic grist mill, water wheel.

Greenville Country Club 
Wilmington, (302) 658-3943, $160-$175, 250/250/300, Stone mansion built in 1915 sits on 17 acres of rolling hills.

Hagley Museum and Library 
Wilmington, (302) 658-2400, ext. 203, $1,600-$3,500, 160/120/200, Built of Brandywine blue rock, Soda House is adjacent to French heirloom garden.

Harry’s Savoy Ballroom 
Wilmington, (302475-3000, varies, 216/216/400, Elegant ballroom, patio room with private outdoor courtyard, gas lamps and a fireplace.

Henlopen Hotel—Salero 
Rehoboth Beach, (302) 227-8630, $85-$115, 170/170/210, Oceanfront rooftop, great menu.

Heritage Shores Club 
Bridgeville (302) 337-9910, ext. 316, $60-$100, 300/300/300, Beautiful clubhouse with golf course views.

Hilton Wilmington/Christiana  
Newark, (302) 454-1500, $85-$199, 180/180/300, 108/78/150 (jr. ballroom), French crystal chandeliers, swan-filled ponds, indoor and outdoor ceremony space.

Hockessin Memorial Hall 
Hockessin, (302) 239-5279, $85-$115, 350/330/350, Remodeled banquet hall, large dance floor, elevated stage.

Hotel du Pont 
Wilmington, (302) 594-3122, $99+, 300/200/350, Historic landmark, stunning architecture, Old World elegance.

Hyatt Place Dewey Beach 
Dewey Beach, (302) 864-9100, $1,000-$2,400/day, 400/400/550, Ballrooms with waterfront views of Rehoboth Bay.

Ivy 
Dewey Beach, (302) 227-3888, $100, 160/200/250, Bayside and beach locations.

Maple Dale Country Club 
Dover, (302) 674-4951, ext. 2, $20-$50, 175/175/300, Elegant ballroom, renovated clubhouse.

Nassau Valley Vineyards  
Lewes, (302) 645-9463, $650-$5,800, 400/400/600, Views of the vineyard or art gallery. 

Plate Catering 
Bethany Beach, (302) 644-1200, $50-$110, 150/150/200, Always fresh, always affordable.

Rehoboth Beach Country Club 
Rehoboth, (302) 227-3811, $130-$160, 240/240/240, Great view of sunset over bay.

Sheraton Suites 
Wilmington, (302576-8009, $89+, 170/120/300, New ballroom, inclusive package.

Sheraton Wilmington South 
Wilmington, (302) 544-6817, $95+, 220/220/300, Modern ballroom with terrace.

Tyler’s Party Room 
Wilmington, (302) 528-6440, $17-$33, 80/80/120, Neighborhood kitchen with craft beer specialties.

University & Whist Club 
Wilmington, (302) 658-5125, $97+, 130/NA/200, Elegant, intimate, historical.

Waterfall Banquet Center 
Claymont, (302) 792-2600, varies, 500/500/650, Upscale banquet-reception hall.

The Westin 
Wilmington, (302) 654-2900, varies, 100/100/100, Modern, chic ballroom.

White Clay Creek Country Club 
Wilmington, (302) 994-2521, ext. 7212, $95-$1,400, 220/200/350, Elegant ballroom with balcony and golf course views.

Winterthur Museum and Country Estate 
Wilmington, (302) 888-4600, $130+, 600/600/600, Glass pavilion, famous gardens.

World Cafe Live at the Queen 
Wilmington, (302) 994-1400, $85, 200/180/400, A legendary theater with a hip vibe.

 

Pennsylvania

ACE Conference Center 
Lafayette Hill, (610) 825-8000, $150, 250/250/500, Grand, rustic ballroom with Wolfgang Puck Catering. 

Anthony Wayne House  
Paoli, (610) 213-3097, $115, 225, Georgian-style mansion and adjacent grounds. 

Appleford Estate 
Villanova, (610) 527-4280, $4,700-$7,500, 180, Classic Main Line estate complete with gardens and terrace. 

The Baldwin School 
Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-2700, $3,000-$3,600, 700, Victorian mansion on 22 acres. 

The Ballroom at Downingtown Country Club 
Downingtown, (610) 873-0800, $90-$140, 300/300, Overlooks fountains and greens.

Brandywine Catering 
Chadds Ford, (610) 459-3705, $250, 110/110/150, Warm, quaint atmosphere. 

Brandywine River Museum of Art 
Chadds Ford, (610) 388-8112, $2,500+, 120/400/400, Museum in historic mill, Wyeth art. 

Carriage House at Days Inn 
West Chester, (610) 692-1900, $50-$125, 250/250/250, Elegantly renovated ballroom. 

Columbia Station 
Phoenixville, (610) 933-6336, $115-$136, 220, Picturesque garden-ceremony area.

Concordville Inn 
Concordville, (610) 459-2230, ext. 500, $120-$144, 300, Elegant atmosphere. 

Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia 
Essington, (610) 521-4705, $90-$130, 300/300/50+, Spacious clubhouse and waterside tent offer views of the Delaware River.

Desmond Hotel and Conference Center 
Malvern, (800) 575-1776, $105-$132, 250, Beautiful ballroom with chandeliers. 

Drexelbrook Catering & Corporate Events Center 
Drexel Hill,
(610) 259-7000, varies, 1,000, Rooms for cocktails and ceremonies plus a veranda. 

Edgmont Country Club 
Newtown Square, (610) 353-1800, Varies, 200, Four distinct rooms with great views of the golf course and state park.

Embassy Suites Philadelphia—Valley Forge 
Wayne, (610) 647-6700, $90-$115, 150, Full-service property with beautiful atrium. 

The Farmhouse at People’s Light & Theatre 
Malvern, (610) 647-1631, ext. 156, $110-$135, 225/200/300, English perennial gardens and banquet facility. 

General Warren Inne 
Malvern, (610) 296-3637, $60-$80, 50-125, Historic setting with newly renovated decor plus gardens and terrace. 

Great Hall at Immaculata University 
Immaculata, (610) 647-4400, $2,000-$3,500, 200, Ballroom setting with entrance hall and terrace. 

The Greathouse at Loch Nairn Golf Club 
Avondale, (610) 268-2235, varies, 190/150/250, A jewel in the country. Cathedral ceilings, wood floors, Oriental rugs, overlooks course.

Hartefeld National Golf Club 
Avondale, (610) 268-8800, $75-$145, 220/200/350, Classic setting, rolling hills, veranda. 

Hilltop House 
Devon, (610) 341-3928, Varies, 225/225/305, 200-year-old farmhouse sits atop 23 acres of orchards and gardens. 

Hilton Garden Inn 
Kennett Square, (610) 444-9100, varies, 100/100/150, Menu for any budget. 

Inn at Historic Yellow Springs 
Chester Springs, (610) 827-7414, ext. 18, varies, 150, Working fireplaces, antiques and candles. 

The Italian American Citizen’s League 
Kennett Square, (610) 383-7875, $40 (person), $550 (rental), 250/250/250, Affordable, elegant, customized.

Mendenhall Inn 
Mendenhall, (610) 388-2100, ext. 629, $74-$151, 275/275/350, Two large, fabulous ballrooms. 

Merion Tribute House 
Merion Station, (610) 664-1267, $2,200-$5,600, 175, Gothic mansion with ballroom and wedding balcony. 

The Old Mill 
Rose Valley, (610) 892-0141, varies, 250, Garden setting with private courtyards. 

Paxon Hollow Country Club 
Broomall, (610) 353-0220, ext. 3, $90-$110, 275/250/275, Recently renovated banquet facility with panoramic view. 

Penn Oaks Golf Club 
West Chester, (610399-0501, $68+, 500/500/500, Modern clubhouse on historical grounds in picturesque setting. 

Phoenixville Foundry 
Phoenixville, (610) 917-8400 , $500-$1,150, 500, Turn-of-the-century building turned events facility. 

Radnor Hunt 
Malvern, (610) 644-4439, $120-$160, 200/160/275, Charming historical building on 17 acres.

Radnor Valley Country Club 
Villanova, (610) 688-9450, $133+, 300, Georgian mansion set on rolling greens. 

Saturday Club of Wayne 
Wayne, (610) 688-9746, $135+, 120, Tudor building with a ballroom and stage.

Springfield Country Club 
Springfield, (610) 690-7600, varies, 600, A spacious facility with three ballrooms. 

Tyler Arboretum 
Media, (610) 213-3097, $125, 150, Historic stone barn and outdoor settings.

Waynesborough Country Club 
Paoli, (610) 296-2122, varies, 250/200/250, New clubhouse reminiscent of a farmhouse. 

West Chester Golf & Country Club 
West Chester, (610) 696-0150, $150, 100/80/100, Versatile event rooms and outdoor spaces. 

White Manor Country Club 
Malvern, (610) 647-1070, ext. 122, $40-$150, 220, Natural setting surrounded by rolling hills.

Women’s Club of Bala Cynwyd 
Bala Cynwyd, (610) 664-9107, $3,100, 175-175, Colonial building with large fireplace in the foyer.

 

Maryland

Bentley’s Banquet Center 
Elkton, (410) 398-3252, $100-$500, 200/200/200, Three banquet halls offer flexibility.

Chesapeake Inn Restaurant 
Chesapeake City, (410) 885-2040, $89-$120, 175/175/175, Spectacular canal view, ballroom, veranda, fire pits and cabanas.

The Kitty Knight House 
Georgetown, (410) 648-5200, $70-$100, 100-350, Tented pavilion with eight crystal chandeliers. Overlooks Georgetown Harbor. 

The Wellwood 
Charlestown, (410) 287-6666, $90-$130, 300/300/350, Waterfront ceremonies and tented banquet pavilion. 

 

New Jersey

J.G. Cook’s Riverview Inn 
Pennsville, (856) 678-3700, $75+, 275/275/325, Riverside terrace with waterside gazebo.   

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