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.

User4700877, Wedding Date: 2+ years ago


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.


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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

Navanjali, Wedding Date: 07/03/2010
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I cannot say enough about how pleased we were with Liz Derosier and the Delaware Art Museum. We planned our wedding in two months, and had very specific requests, as we had a traditional Indian ceremony. Liz made certain that all of our requests were accommodated (including a very specific ethnic menu), and was always available for questions. She was open to handling things in a unique and creative manner, and our wedding and reception were memorable and fantastic. The Delaware Art Museum was very flexible, while many venues often are not. Our cake was created by the pastry chef affiliated with the DAM, and was the best cake I had tasted of all of our cake tastings. The cake was crafted beautifully from my own personal drawing and design, and the flavors were created to our own preference. We are greatful to the DAM and Liz Derosier for all of her patience, accommodations, support in our creative and crazy ideas, and for the wonderful memories that we have of our marriage.

Services Used: Cake & Bakery, Catering, Event Planning, Event Venue

User820786, Wedding Date: 2+ years ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

This is the most beautiful venue I could imagine, and all of my guests thought the same! Also, Liz was a pleasure to work with.

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Julie, Wedding Date: 07/30/2010
Quality of Service: 4.5 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I loved the venue, unique and beautiful! Working with the event coordinator, Liz, was great, she was responsive and helpful. We were planning the wedding from out of town and Liz worked with our busy schedule so that we could visit the art museum several times while planning the wedding. And Liz was able to accommodate us interviewing DJ's at the venue. It was very convenient that they provide catering and a flower package as well. We were very pleased with the whole experience. The price point was great, especially given the beautiful venue and delicious food. And we have great photos from inside and outside of the venue. If you are getting married in the Wilmington area, definitely check it out.

Services Used: Cake & Bakery, Catering, Flowers & Decor, Event Venue


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