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
302-539-3707 or 800-418-6764
Step back in time to an era when weddings were intimate, relaxed and exquisite. The Addy Sea bed and breakfast offers oceanfront elegance combined with Victorian charm.

Bear Trap Dunes
Clubhouse Drive
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.

99 Sea Level
99 Hollywood St.
Oceanfront location combined with skilled culinary and event-planning teams stand to make dreams come true. For information contact Juli Mills at 302-539-0299 or email

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.

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 in Dewey Beach. 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. Caterers are required to be registered with Delaware State Parks, and a list of those already certified is available.

Ivy and Northbeach
Dagsworthy Ave. and Rehoboth Bay
Dewey Beach
Bayfront restaurant Ivy and adjacent venue Northbeach offer a panoramic views of the bay, private beach areas for seating and attention to detail in the great resort town of Dewey Beach.

Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St.
302-674-2111, Ext. 101
Biggs Museum of American Art provides a unique and intimate backdrop for all your special wedding events, including weddings, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers.

Maple Dale Country Club
180 Maple Dale Circle
302-674-4951, Ext. 5
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 on the circle in Georgetown, in the heart of Sussex County. Its 14 boutique-style guest rooms, multiple private dining rooms, and full-service restaurant make it an all-in-one location 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 full service receptions. Different wedding packages guarantee a memorable day for every budget. Call to schedule a tour.

CHEER Community Center
20520 Sand Hill Road
CHEER’s Community Center is located on Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. Cheer Hospitality Division will help guide you every step of the way to create a fairytale wedding reception. The banquet hall may be broken down into two or three smaller spaces to accommodate a ceremony and reception. Lighthouse Catering is the exclusive caterer for all events at the center.

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.

Mulligan’s Pointe
22426 Sussex Pines Road
Mulligan’s Pointe (formerly Sussex Pines Country Club) offers a variety of ways to celebrate. Whether the occasion is a reunion, classic golf course wedding, lively reception or laid-back corporate event, consider the venue’s rustic beauty.

American Legion Post 17
113 American Legion Road
The Legion has an outdoor pavilion that can accommodate up to 200 people to celebrate your special event. We can make recommendations for local food/catering and entertainment. The Post provides tables and chairs, and the pavilion may be decorated. Call for more information on member and nonmember rental rates.

Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Lewes, DE and Cape May, N.J.
Whether you're looking for an intimate dinner for 30 or an unforgettable bash for 400, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is a spectacular space for your special day. CMLF offers a variety of settings - indoor, outdoor, large windows, sunsets, bay views and more. Each venue is uniquely beautiful and can be customized for your special occasion.

The Covered Bridge Inn
30249 Fisher Road
Historic dairy barn nestled in the middle of expansive bucolic farmland provides the setting for rustic, elegant weddings.

The Inn at Canal Square
122 Market St., Lewes
Located waterfront in Lewes, The Inn at Canal Square provides a picturesque waterfront setting. 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.

Plate Catering
SoDel Concept’s catering arm, Plate Catering, offers on and off-site catering for 5 to 100 people. Events include weddings, rehearsal dinners and day-after brunches.

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. As part of the University of Delaware Conference Services, the Virden Retreat Center offers an exceptional venue for social events, retreats, weddings and small meetings. It is designed to reflect the easy going coastal style with an open floorplan.

The Clubhouse at Baywood Greens
Route 24
The Clubhouse at Baywood Greens offers a beautiful outdoor garden complete with luscious flower beds, 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 package dining menus available, as well as à la carte menus and personalized menus.

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.

Lavender Fields
18864 Coolspring Road
Beautiful country setting, surrounded by fields of beautiful lavender in a working lavender farm. Let Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor make your wedding an event to remember. Available for wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, anniversaries, engagement parties and more.

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
23767 Samuel Adams Circle
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 up to 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.

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.

Big Fish Grill Raw Bar & Events
30415 Cedar Neck Road
Full-service catering for up to 125 guests is what you’ll find at Big Fish Grill in Ocean View. Enjoy casual to upscale dining and custom menus.

The Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center
101 N. Boardwalk
The Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center provides the ideal setting for events ranging from intimate gatherings to grand affairs. From sunrise to sunset, our ocean-front hotel provides the perfect beach ceremony seascape. Your reception will follow in our Swan Ballroom with its soaring ceilings and sweeping ocean views. Our award-winning chefs and banquet staff will create and serve bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and/or wedding receptions. All-inclusive packages available. Overnight rooms include spacious oceanfront bridal suites with jetted tubs and suites.

Big Chill Beach Club
Southern corner of Indian River Inlet and Atlantic Ocean
Rooftop restaurant with stunning views of the ocean at the Seashore State Park South Side Beach area. Upper deck event tent is idea for weddings and special events with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and romantic sunsets over the Indian River Bay. Events up to 200 guests. Catering by The Pantry at Nage.

Big Fish Grill
20298 Coastal Highway
Award-winning seafood restaurant features new banquet room with seating for up to 125 guests.

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel/Victoria’s
The Boardwalk at Olive Avenue
Banquet halls at Boardwalk Plaza provide charming Victorian décor and a glorious view of the ocean, beach and Boardwalk. 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. 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.

Crab House
19598 Coastal Hwy.
The Crab House on Route 1 near Rehoboth Beach offers seating for up to 100 guests in a classic seafood restaurant.

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 at

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. 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, Salero can accommodate up to 200 guests for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, post-wedding brunches and other private events. 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.

Salt Air Restaurant & Bar
50 Wilmington Ave.
Enjoy delicious food and an intimate setting for up to 45 guests or more (reserve the entire restaurant) in downtown Rehoboth Beach.

Summer House
228 Rehoboth Ave.
The Summer House’s classic American restaurant in downtown Rehoboth Beach offers seating for up to 50 guests and a versatile menu that can be tailored to your specific needs.

Village Improvement Association
Cottage By The Sea
415 North Boardwalk
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 125 people.

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
410-548-4900, Ext. 125
Wicomico Civic Center offers a large space for weddings, receptions, engagement parties and more with in-house catering by Encore.