Local Wedding Reception Venues

  Delaware's Cape Region offers dozens of unique locations for receptions.
Whether your guest list includes 20 or 200, the perfect place awaits...

The Addy Sea
99 Ocean View Parkway
Bethany Beach

Step back in time to an era where weddings were intimate, relaxed and exquisite. The Addy Sea bed and breakfast offers oceanfront elegance combined with Victorian charm to add to the romance of your special day.

Bear Trap Dunes
Clubhouse Drive
Bethany Beach
The Dunes Room at Bear Trap is a great place for a wedding reception. The clubhouse provides an elegant setting with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views. Bear Trap also has an array of picturesque locations for wedding ceremonies and a gorgeous lawn off the Dunes Room that is perfect for a classy tent.
Bear Trap's team of event specialists is available to plan every detail, from menu customization to theme and décor conception.

Jimmy's Grille
Route 13A

The restaurant's Bridgeville Banquet Center, adjacent to Jimmy's Grille, is available for weddings. Jimmy's offers a full menu of home-style favorites.

Baycenter for the Performing Arts
124 Dickinson Ave.
Dewey Beach
The Baycenter offers a spectacular bayfront venue for wedding receptions. A wide variety of wedding packages is guaranteed to suit any size and budget.

Hyatt Place
1301 Coastal Highway

The complete wedding experience - ceremonies on the beach or bay and celebrations in style at the Lighthouse Cove and room accommodations at the Hyatt Place and The Residences Condominiums. Stunning views of Rehoboth Bay and professional event planning sure to make your special day unique and amazing.

Indian River Life-Saving Station
Delaware Seashore State Park

The Indian River Life-Saving Station is a unique wedding and reception site. Located south of Dewey Beach within the Delaware Seashore State Park, the museum is an authentic 1876 United States Life-Saving Station and a beautifully restored historic site. To the east there is the picturesque Atlantic; to the west is the sunset and Rehoboth Bay. The museum has beach access via a private pedestrian dune crossing. The site accommodates approximately 250 guests. Caterers are required to be registered with Delaware State Parks, and a list of those already certified is available.

Dagsworthy Ave. and Rehoboth Bay
Dewey Beach

Bayfront restaurant offering a panoramic view of the bay, a private beach for seating and attention to detail in the great resort town of Dewey Beach.

125 McKinley Ave. and Rehoboth Bay
Dewey Beach
Bayfront restaurant and spacious deck offering attention to detail in the great resort town of Dewey Beach.

Maple Dale Country Club
180 Maple Dale Circle
302-674-4951, Ext. 2
A beautiful, scenic location in central Delaware, Maple Dale Country Club features elegant banquet rooms and attentive service. Custom-designed menus and off-site catering is available. Venue also features and outdoor veranda for a ceremony and/or reception. Membership is not required to host an event.

The Brick Hotel on The Circle
18 The Circle
The Brick Hotel On The Circle blends the old with the new and provides a classic historical setting, conveniently located in the heart of Sussex County on the circle in Georgetown. Its 14 boutique-style guest rooms, multiple private dining rooms, and full-service restaurant make it an all-in-one shop for wedding celebrations. Offering both indoor and outdoor wedding and reception venues, The Brick's services encompass all levels of planning & coordination - from rehearsal dinners to officiating ceremonies and (onsite catering - delete please) full service receptions. Wedding packages are available, and can also be customized to meet the clients' needs. Lodging discounts are offered with all wedding and reception packages.

CHEER Community Center
20520 Sand Hill Road

CHEER's Community Center is located on Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. The banquet hall may be broken down into two or three smaller spaces to accommodate a ceremony and reception. The Lighthouse Nook restaurant is the exclusive caterer for all events at the center. See the website for prices and more information.

Marvel Carriage Museum
510 S. Bedford St.

The Lynch Building is decorated with a collection of antiques and has a dining hall to suit a large number of guests. It has played host to wedding receptions, graduation parties, anniversary parties and general get-togethers.

Sussex Pines Country Club
22426 Sussex Pines Road

Sussex Pines Country Club offers a variety of packages, including buffets and hors d'oeuvres selections. A banquet manager supervises receptions and works closely with the bride, groom and their families to ensure that everything goes smoothly. The facility can accommodate up to 250 people by combining both its banquet rooms. Sussex Pines offers a full-service catering staff. No outside caterers are permitted. Clients must supply their own cake; no cutting fees apply.

Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Lewes, DE and Cape May, N.J.

Set sail aboard the ferry or enjoy a unique special event, including wedding ceremonies and receptions at the Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ferry specializes in groups of 75-100 guests.

The Inn at Canal Square
122 Market St., Lewes

Located on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, The Inn at Canal Square provides a picturesque waterfront setting for up to 130 guests. Wedding packages include wedding and/or reception space, tables, chairs, linens, an onsite coordinator and preferred rates for overnight guests.

Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant
213 Anglers Road

Celebrate your special occasion in the Lewes Room, where Irish Eyes' professional staff will help put together wedding packages to fit your individual style, taste and budget. From 50 to 200-plus guests, The Lewes Room offers full on- and off-site coordination as well as a list of preferred vendors from which to choose.

Lewes Senior Center
310 Nassau Park Road

The Lewes Senior Center can accommodate multiple seating styles for up to 215 guests. Call for payment and rate details.

Nassau Valley Vineyards
32165 Winery Way, Nassau Commons, Lewes

Several different spaces are available at Nassau Valley Vineyards. The facility has no in-house catering service, however a list of preferred caterers is available and outside caterers must be approved by the Nassau Valley event coordinator. Limited kitchen facilities are available.
Decorating guidelines apply. There are no restrictions regarding music. Events may begin any time after 11 a.m. and must be finished by midnight.

1776 Steakhouse
Midway Shopping Center

This elegant steakhouse is an ideal setting for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners or small wedding receptions. The restaurant features a classic, warm atmosphere, hand-cut steaks and an extensive beer, wine and cocktail selection.

St. Jude The Apostle Church
152 Tulip Dr., Lewes

St. Jude The Apostle Church features a modern facility that can accommodate 300-450 people. The church has abundant onsite parking and a fully equipped commercial kitchen.

The Virden Conference and Retreat Center at the University of Delaware
700 Pilottown Road, Lewes

The Virden Center at the University of Delaware can accommodate approximately 200 guests. A full wedding package, charged per person, includes hors d'oeuvres and bar, a four-course meal, dancing, one overnight room rental, centerpieces, linens and a champagne toast.
Receptions are booked in five-hour increments and an overtime fee does apply. A payment plan is offered. There is no additional room rental fee for the wedding package, however, a room rental does apply for an à la carte reception. The Virden Center offers catering on the premises; no outside caterer is permitted. The facility has a liquor license and a bar that can be open during the reception.

The Clubhouse at Baywood Greens
Route 24
Long Neck

The Clubhouse at Baywood Greens offers a beautiful outdoor garden complete with luscious flower beds, a stunning entrance for the bridal party, a formal altar and picturesque views of the 18th green. Baywood also offers a use of its attractively appointed ballroom. Several wedding package dining menus are available, as well as a number of à la carte menus, personalized menus and a children's menu.

Long Neck CHEER Center
The Shoppes at Long Neck
26089 Long Neck Road, Unit 5

The CHEER Center at Long Neck (Pelican Cove) is one of the largest facilities in the area. The main room can accommodate 150 people seated banquet style or more than 200 seated auditorium style. The facility is available evenings and weekends. Beautifully decorated, the room can be directly lit from overhead, or with indirect lighting around the walls for added ambiance. A centrally located fireplace, dance floor, state-of-the-art sound system, catering and arrangements for bar services are also available. Smaller rooms are also available.

The Rookery (Two locations)
The Rookery North –
6152 Rehoboth Blvd., Milford
The Rookery South –
27052 Broadkill Rd., Milton

The Rookery's two great locations feature full, on-site reception services including buffets, plated meal and food stations. Off-site catering services are also available, and services are tailored to meet your needs and budget. Contact the corresponding event coordinators for your special day.

The Cordrey Center
30366 Cordrey Road

Grow the wedding of your dreams at The Cordrey Center. This garden-centered event and wedding venue located in Millsboro features endless enchanting gardens. The facility offers The Secret Garden (a private garden for ceremonies) and The Cordrey Center venue for receptions up to 150 guests. Discounted plant rentals are offered to clients as well as wedding centerpiece designs. A partially covered 4,000 sq. ft. paver patio and a large side patio are replete with elegant outdoor furniture along with cocktail tables, an outdoor gas fireplace, a built-in bar, decorative planters and patio décor.

Independence Hall
29762 Oliver Wolcott Dr.

Surrounded by the distinctive homes of Independence, this elegant space features a ballroom, banquet space and much more. Options are seemingly endless, and include a ballroom, lounge, card room, dressing rooms and more.

Indian River Senior Center
214 Irons Ave.

The banquet hall at the Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro will accommodate 200 guests for all occasions, including wedding receptions. Its facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art kitchen. Call for a tour.

John and Elsie Williams Conference Center
105 State St., Millsboro
302-856-5400, Ext. 3340

The Williams Conference Center is a graceful and private setting for indoor and outdoor functions in downtown Millsboro. The former home of Sen. John J. Williams and his wife Elsie is now owned and managed as a conference center by the Delaware Technical & Community College Owens Campus. The 1927 home and surrounding gardens make it a prestigious yet comfortable setting for special receptions. The home is elegantly furnished in the style of the late 1950s and early 1960s and seasonally decorated. Four rooms on the ground floor can be combined to provide space for larger receptions, while the conference and living rooms offer seating space for smaller groups. The landscaped grounds and canopy tents are available for outdoor functions. Catering is arranged by the facility user and requests are processed through the Delaware Technical & Community College catering service. An onsite kitchen is available for refrigeration and warming only, and the conference center can provide beverage service and light fare. Alcoholic beverages are allowed with the permission of the college.

Millsboro Civic Center
322 Wilson Hwy.

The Millsboro Civic Center's amenities include a built-in stage, conference rooms and full catering kitchen with commercial stove, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishes, flatware, dishwasher, ice machine and coffee maker. Alcoholic beverages are permitted. Long tables and folding chairs are supplied. Catering and facility set-up are managed by the facility user.

Millsboro Fire Company
109 E. State St.

A renovation and expansion of the Millsboro Fire Company in 2002 included the addition of a spacious meeting facility with ample parking. The hall features a large full-service catering kitchen with four ovens, dishes, linens, coffee maker, microwave, deep fryer, warmers, dishwasher, ice machine and moveable tables. Alcoholic beverages are permitted inside the facility. Round and long tables and stacking chairs are supplied. Setup is managed by the facility user.

Oak Orchard-Riverdale American Legion Post 28
31768 Legion Road

American Legion Post 28 is available for receptions up to 180. Rental for non-members is $425 plus a $200 refundable deposit. The facility offers a cash bar and full menu ranging from $8.95 to $14.95 per person. Only in-house catering is permitted. The site is available for four hours. A wedding cake is not included and there is no cake-cutting fee. Tables and chairs are provided. Linens are $100 per room. Decorating guidelines apply. Onsite supervision is provided. No music restrictions. Receptions are not booked past 11 p.m.

Bacchus Wine Bar of Milton
106 Union St.
302-684-4000 or 703-362-1521

The Milton Theatre is a historic building with old-world charm. The flexible space can accommodate up to 170 seated guests. The building features multiple locations including: bar, private dressing area, flexible main floor seating, stage, projection system, lighting, sound system, and more.

The Milton Theatre
110 Union St.

The Milton Theatre is a historic building with old-world charm. The flexible space can accommodate up to 170 seated guests. The building features multiple locations including: bar, private dressing area, flexible main floor seating, stage, projection system, lighting, sound system, and more.

The Atlantic Sands Hotel
101 N. Boardwalk

Accommodating up to 275 (seated) guests for receptions, the banquet rooms of the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center vary in size to provide an ideal setting for events ranging from intimate gatherings to grand affairs. The Swan Ballroom offers vaulted ceilings and sweeping ocean views. A spectacular rooftop sundeck overlooking the beach and boardwalk is a special option for a cocktail party or wedding ceremony. Award-winning chefs and banquet staff will create and serve bridal showers, rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions. All-inclusive packages available. Overnight rooms include spacious oceanfront bridal suites with jetted tubs and on-the-beach ceremony options.

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel/Victoria's
The Boardwalk at Olive Avenue

The banquet halls at the Boardwalk Plaza provide charming Victorian décor and a glorious view of the ocean, beach and Boardwalk. Available for as few as 15 guests or as many as 125 (for a standup reception), all events are catered by chefs at Victoria's and include the restaurant's elegant tableware. A variety of plated and buffet menus and beverage programs offer the bride and groom a varied selection for receptions or rehearsal dinners. The hall fee is based on the package selected. Sales managers and food and beverage managers are onsite to coordinate the function from start to finish. Group rates for wedding guests are also available.

Jakes Seafood
19178 Coastal Hwy.

From engagement celebrations to rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions, Jakes offers an authentic Rehoboth Beach experience. A newly revised catering and events guide is available on website.

Rehoboth Beach Country Club
221 West Side Drive

The Rehoboth Beach Country Club is located directly on Rehoboth Bay. View spectacular sunsets from the ballroom situated on the second floor. The Grand Ballroom can comfortably seat 240 guests, and up to 350 using the attached Bay View Room. Wedding package pricing is per person for a five-hour reception offering a selection of passed and stationary hors d'oeuvres, full open bar, champagne toast, wine service with dinner, salad and choice of entree's. Service charge is not included. No outside caterers are permitted except for the cake. The country club provides tables, chairs, glassware, silverware, China and linens. An onsite event and wedding coordinator assists with planning from start to finish. A club member sponsor is required for booking. Outside ceremonies on the lawn makes this venue an all-inclusive beach wedding spot.

8th Floor, Henlopen Hotel
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk

With a stunning oceanfront view in Rehoboth Beach, the award-winning Salero can accommodate up to 200 guests for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, post-wedding brunches and other private events. The restaurant offers a variety of packages tailored to the specific needs of clients, ranging from cocktail affairs to seated dinners. Salero's owners and staff work closely with clients to make sure everything is perfect when the big day arrives.

Village Improvement Association
Cottage By The Sea
Boardwalk and Grenoble Place
Rehoboth Beach

Nestled in the dunes on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk next to the Henlopen Hotel and just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, the VIA features a newly remodeled clubhouse and deck available for all types of events from wedding receptions to private parties. Space can accommodate up to 150 people. A list of recommended caterers is available.