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Whist Weddings

Wilmington, DE · View map · Visit website

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About Whist Weddings

Whist Weddings is a historic wedding venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. This private venue is location in the Tilton Mansion, home to the University and Whist Club. However, you need not be a member in order to experience the premiere club. Whist Weddings only hosts one wedding each day, so each couple can experience privacy and exceptional service. Come experience this beautifully designed mansion as you plan the wedding of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity
Whist Weddings is an all-inclusive wedding venue housed in the historic Tilton Mansion. Couples have their choice of indoor or outdoor ceremony sites, plus a newly renovated ballroom for a magical reception.

Say 'I do" surrounded by mature trees under a pergola, which allows for a quiet and intimate setting. Take photos in and around the property, which is lush and green and brimming with history.

The venue can accommodate weddings of all different sizes. If you prefer a more casual reception, the venue can host up to 200 guests. Sit-down and formal receptions can host up to 150 guests.

The property features private dressing rooms for both parties. You venue can also host events for all stages of your wedding, including engagement party, bridal shower and rehearsal dinner.

Services Offered
Whist Weddings equips each couple with an experienced, in-house wedding coordinator. Couples may choose from one of the all-inclusive wedding packages, which include floral centerpieces, off-street parking, complimentary overnight accommodations, a five hour open bar, a champagne toast and much more. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Other services include:

  • Five-hour open bar
  • In-house catering
  • Wedding cake
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 20% service fee included
  • Three-course plated dinner
  • Choice of two entrees plus a vegetarian selection
  • Menu tasting for wedding couple plus two guests

The Tilton Mansion is steeped in Delaware history dating back to the Revolutionary War. This fall, we will be opening our Carriage House, which will expand our wedding venue options to include another indoor ceremony and reception space for couples looking for an intimate all-in-one-venue.

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Married on 05/11/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Best Experience Ever

We just celebrated our wedding a few weeks ago. We had 78 guests. Our wedding at the University and Whist Club was AMAZING! Not only was the venue beautiful but their package included so much more ... Read more than other venues that we had gone to look at (i.e. centerpieces, cake, etc). What really sold it for us though was the ability to live stream our wedding to our family in England and South Africa. The picture and sound was so clear they felt like they were truly there for our big day. Our day was perfect. They had snacks and drinks waiting for the wedding party when we arrived. They made sure they brought out some of hors d'oeuvres out to those of us who were missing cocktail hour for pictures. I am still getting so many compliments on how beautiful the building and wedding space was and how great the food was (I highly recommend the chicken oscar and short ribs!). Their house florist Mary Coty made our centerpieces and they were so beautiful and turned out better than we could have dreamed of. Our cake was made by Liberty Lane Cake Shoppe (included in the package) and it was both gorgeous and tasty. Everyone was such a delight to work with at the Whist Club and their wedding coordinators Margaret and William really made our dreams a reality. We've had several people come up to me and say it's the best wedding they've been to.


Getting married on 10/19/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Perfect all-around!

The Whist is a beautiful venue and offers everything we wanted for our wedding. The staff went above and beyond to meet our needs and to ensure all went smoothly. We could not be more pleased with our ... Read more experience at the Whist Club.

Aiste Stanley

Married on 08/10/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Amazing team and elegant venue!

Margaret, William and the entire team was amazing from the moment we met till after our wedding day. They are extremely accommodating, organized, responsive and simply great to work with! Their team ... Read more went above and beyond to make sure our wedding festivities had no issues. We couldn't have asked for more! Thank you!

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