Delaware Museum of Natural History




The Delaware Museum of Natural History is a unique, fun, and social place for your special wedding event. Imagine impressing your guests with dinner and dancing by the dinosaurs and cocktails near a beautiful coral reef. The Museum provides a fabulous backdrop that creates naturally wonderful memories for years to come. Located in Chateau Country, just five miles from downtown Wilmington, the Delaware Museum of Natural History is all is easily accessible on one gallery level. You and your guests will have access to three major galleries for your reception and seated dinner, a naturally lit atrium for your cocktail hour and/or ceremony, and many other options. Explore the outdoor patio and garden for beautiful photos and extra mingling space. All of the spaces in the Museum feature elegant lighting, sophisticated style and modern touches to ignite romance and creativity. This venue awaits you for a stunning wedding in a world of nature and exploration.

Venue Style

Community Center, Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor, Modern


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 160 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 4:30PM. Events must be cleaned up by 11:30PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,500 to $3,000 for a ceremony and reception; it includes 7 hours of event time INCLUDING set up and clean up time. Please inquire with venue for additional details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Delaware Museum of Natural History is estimated at between $7,345 and $13,273 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Outdoor lighting
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:30PM
Electric candles only
No open flames