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I think the best compliment I can give Liz and DAM is that several of our guests stopped us throughout the evening to tell us that ours was one of (or *the*) nicest wedding they'd ever been to. This was an amazing experience from the very start. Liz DeRosier is an exceptional planner: she patiently answered our questions, brought up points we hadn't thought about, and was always there to remind us about deadlines.Delaware Art Museum provides a beautiful setting for weddings. And it's a great value: everything is built in to the fee. Venue, food, bar, cake, linens - it's all there. All you need is a photographer and a DJ. This was a huge convenience, as neither of us had time to work with 20 different vendors. When we had some issues with the contracted baker, no worries: Liz graciously allowed us to work with a new one.The event area for our reception was gorgeous - everything was set up exactly as we had planned. Liz handled a minor crisis (cake topper tumbled off the cake, denting a cake tier and decapitating the bride), and calmly explained everything to us after she had personally fixed everything (we're glad we invested in a backup topper).The food was delicious, and Liz was extremely accommodating when it came to special dietary requests. She suggested meals that had worked in the past, and our guests weren't disappointed. They're still talking about how good the food was. Enjoy the tasting party!!The only thing I would have changed was to not open a gallery. Our cocktail hour was held in the sculpture garden, and there are plenty of pieces on view in the common areas. Our guests were having too much fun and never made it to the gallery. It was a small portion of our overall bill, but I would have preferred to give free passes as a wedding favor.

5.0/5.0
User4700877, Wedding Date: 2+ years ago

About

Unique, inspiring, and sophisticated, the Delaware Art Museum offers the perfect setting to impress your guests. Contemporary spaces, magnificent artwork, and a tranquil sculpture garden offer a stunning backdrop for your wedding. Whether planning a lively cocktail reception or an intimate seated dinner, our experienced staff is here to cater to your every need and to make your special day unforgettable. 

Our North Terrace, labyrinth, and six-acre Copeland Sculpture Garden welcome guests strolling to the entrance by leading them along a tree-lined path. Sculptures from the Museum’s permanent collection are located throughout the expansive outdoor space. Cocktail receptions and wedding ceremonies can be held in the garden and labyrinth, offering a spectacular and unique experience. A tent can be added and up to 200 guests can be accommodated for a seated dinner. Dinner and Dancing: 200, Cocktail Reception: 300

Catherine A. Fusco Grand Hall: This sophisticated social space is ideal for seated dinners or standing cocktail receptions. The grand entry hall to the Museum opens onto our main gallery spaces and overlooks the paved terrace and scenic Kentmere Parkway. Seated Dinner with Dancing: 130, Cocktail Reception: 250.

East Court: The East Court adjoins our Pre-Raphaelite, Howard Pyle and American Illustration, and our changing exhibition gallery spaces, making it an ideal location for cocktail parties or small dinners. Seated Dinner: 100, Cocktail Reception: 175.

For more information on pricing and availability, please contact Lauren McMahon, Wedding Coordinator, at Lmcmahon@delart.org, or call 302.351.8530.

Details

Venue Type
Museum
Capacity
350
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Describe your venue:
Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Modern, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Set Up
What event items are available?
Aisle Markers, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
Rehearsal Dinner Location - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, British, Cajun, French, German, Italian, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

11 Reviews

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5.0/5.0
Jennifer, Wedding Date: 05/10/2014
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

The Delaware Art Museum was a wonderful place to have our wedding reception. The venue itself is great not only because of the art, but the grounds of the art museum are beautiful and make for beautiful photographs. The food is excellent, Liz is a phenomenal event planner, and it was an overall wonderful time. They are very accomodating and the price is reasonable. I would highly recommend the art museum for your wedding reception!

Services Used: Event Venue

5.0/5.0
Katie, Wedding Date: 11/03/2012
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Great venue and fantastic food. Liz was really great and super helpful! I would definitely reccomend the art museum for your reception!

Services Used: Event Venue

5.0/5.0
Katie, Wedding Date: 06/02/2012
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Working with DAM, especially Liz, was fabulous right from the beginning. Liz was willing to answer all of our questions upfront, schedule several walk-throughs before we signed a contract and even let us sample some of the appetizers before we made a decision. My fiance's main concern was the food, so this last point officially sold us. The food was fantastic. In fact, people are still talking (almost a year later) about the cocktail hour and how amazing the food was. Seriously. Beyond that, the venue was absolutely gorgeous and Liz (and the rest of the staff) was flexible and responsive. Liz was extremely patient with me and quick to rely to emails (which were frequent), giving me helpful answers. There's no way I could have planned my wedding without her help. She even went the extra mile and lent me her easel to use for our escort cards. From the excellent planning and service, to the ease of choosing reception options (with all sorts of extras built in), to the beauty of the venue (several outdoor options), and the quality of the food, I was thrilled with the Delaware Art Museum. Happiest day of my life so far and people are still raving about it!

Services Used: Catering, Event Planning, Event Venue

5.0/5.0
Jennifer, Wedding Date: 04/30/2011
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

The Delaware Art Museum was such a great venue! From the start we had such an amazing experience working with Liz Derosier. She helped us create the wedding we had invisioned. The price point was an excellent value for the quality of service, the amazing food, flowers, cake, beauty of the venue and the flexibilty with setup. Liz was very responsive with not only me, but also with my family to ensure certain traditions could be arranged and my other vendors. We were able to attend a tasting event that gave us a chance to see how our reception would be, which was fantastic! And on our wedding day, Liz made sure everything went smoothly, if there was any kind of hiccup, I was unaware because she was there to handle it all. We had such an amazing wedding day and the Delaware Art Museum played a huge part in the overall awesomeness of our day. I would highly recommend the Delaware Art Museum as a venue, it's a hidden beauty in Delaware and you will enjoy working with Liz. We look forward to having our anniversary celebration there in the future!

Services Used: Event Venue

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