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Hotel du Pont, DuPont Country Club, and Brantwyn Estate

Wilmington , DE
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LOCATION

11th and Market Streets
Wilmington, DE US 19801 (map)

PHONE

302-594-3122

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ABOUT US

Plan your elegant and perfect Brandywine Valley wedding at the Hotel du Pont. You can trust the most important day of your new life together to the prestigious Hotel du Pont, where we... Read more
Plan your elegant and perfect Brandywine Valley wedding at the Hotel du Pont. You can trust the most important day of your new life together to the prestigious Hotel du Pont, where we will attend to each detail by choosing from our Du Pont Wedding Collection. This Collection offers three spectacular settings for making your wedding day dream come true. Choose the historic Hotel du Pont, the DuPont Country Club or Brantwyn Estate.

Allow our wedding professionals to create your wedding fantasy. With our guidance, your special day will include peace of mind, culinary magic and experienced support from start to finish. Each detail of your special day will be professionally managed. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1913
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
City, Country, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
206
Number of suites
11
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Amy
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
I'm planning my wedding reception at the DuPont Country Club. It's so beautiful, my fiancé and I fell in love with the venue as soon as we arrived! The staff with planning the reception are so helpful and flexible.
I'm planning my wedding reception at the DuPont Country Club. It's so beautiful, my fiancé and I fell in love with the Read more...
I'm planning my wedding reception at the DuPont Country Club. It's so beautiful, my fiancé and I fell in love with the venue as soon as we arrived! The staff with planning the reception are so helpful and flexible. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Jennifer Nguyen at the Hotel DuPont will make your dream reception come true. The professional and accommodating wedding staff at the hotel were only too happy to work with my daughter to have her realize every wish for her wedding reception. The lamb chop carving station was unbelievable - so delicious. My family and friends are still raving about the venue, food and accommodation. One of our quests said it perfectly, "This wedding reception was like no other I ever attended - fabulous!"
Jennifer Nguyen at the Hotel DuPont will make your dream reception come true. The professional and accommodating wedding Read more...
Jennifer Nguyen at the Hotel DuPont will make your dream reception come true. The professional and accommodating wedding staff at the hotel were only too happy to work with my daughter to have her realize every wish for her wedding reception. The lamb chop carving station was unbelievable - so delicious. My family and friends are still raving about the venue, food and accommodation. One of our quests said it perfectly, "This wedding reception was like no other I ever attended - fabulous!" Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I worked exclusively with Lindsay and Harry at Brantwyn Estate in Delaware. They were great! Not once did I stress out over the venue due to their professionalism. They were so easy to work with. The day of my wedding Harry was GREAT. I must have given him like 50 hugs. He was so calming and everything stressful about the day was handed off to him. The ceremony and reception went off without a hitch (besides some inclement weather in the beginning). The planning process was made so easy with Lindsay’s help and she was just so supportive with making sure everything was in order!
I can’t thank them enough for everything they did for me.
The venue itself was beautiful and the staff was amazing and attentive. Everyone was raving about the food. We went with the station package and it was the best choice! We had the pasta, beef tenderloin, mashed potato bar, and raw seafood station. ALL of them were excellent and they kept the food coming!

I couldn’t not have asked for anything more from a venue.
I worked exclusively with Lindsay and Harry at Brantwyn Estate in Delaware. They were great! Not once did I stress out Read more...
I worked exclusively with Lindsay and Harry at Brantwyn Estate in Delaware. They were great! Not once did I stress out over the venue due to their professionalism. They were so easy to work with. The day of my wedding Harry was GREAT. I must have given him like 50 hugs. He was so calming and everything stressful about the day was handed off to him. The ceremony and reception went off without a hitch (besides some inclement weather in the beginning). The planning process was made so easy with Lindsay’s help and she was just so supportive with making sure everything was in order!
I can’t thank them enough for everything they did for me.
The venue itself was beautiful and the staff was amazing and attentive. Everyone was raving about the food. We went with the station package and it was the best choice! We had the pasta, beef tenderloin, mashed potato bar, and raw seafood station. ALL of them were excellent and they kept the food coming!

I couldn’t not have asked for anything more from a venue. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the DuPont Country Club last month and everything was perfect! Harry and Lindsey were very professional and made me feel like I didn't have to worry about a thing!
I had my wedding at the DuPont Country Club last month and everything was perfect! Harry and Lindsey were very Read more...
I had my wedding at the DuPont Country Club last month and everything was perfect! Harry and Lindsey were very professional and made me feel like I didn't have to worry about a thing! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
The Hotel Dupont was fabulous. I cannot say enough about the level of quality in all aspects of our experience. From our first meeting with Kim right up to our check out the morning after our wedding, we experienced nothing but the best. Thank You!
The Hotel Dupont was fabulous. I cannot say enough about the level of quality in all aspects of our experience. From our Read more...
The Hotel Dupont was fabulous. I cannot say enough about the level of quality in all aspects of our experience. From our first meeting with Kim right up to our check out the morning after our wedding, we experienced nothing but the best. Thank You! Read less
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Gabriella
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Kim was wonderful and attended to all our needs, even when we had to change times.
Kim was wonderful and attended to all our needs, even when we had to change times.
Kim was wonderful and attended to all our needs, even when we had to change times. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about my beloved DuPont Country Club!! It was the perfect venue for our wedding and reception on 5/3. The service is beyond measure, the food is outstanding and the venue itself is simply gorgeous. We could not have been happier with how our big day turned out.

I worked with Katie Messner through my planning process and I just don't have the words to express how amazing she was to work with. I had so many little details incorporated into our wedding and my list of questions was never ending. Katie was always prompt with email and phone responses and was the epitome of professionalism. She was so patient with all my questions and special requests. I felt like she was excited about my wedding too! I really looked forward to meeting with and talking to Katie - she was a big part of my wedding planning and I miss her already!

Our day of captain was Jim Illing who was just outstanding. Jim ensured everything went according to plan and was an absolute dream to work with. He is a true professional and skilled at what he does. At the time of my wedding my Mom was having an issue with her foot that made walking less than enjoyable to say the least. Jim arranged for a wheelchair for my mom to get from our dressing room to where we waited for the ceremony to begin. Just a real gentleman and kind individual.

I could go on and on but I think what your guests say about your wedding is the true test. We have received so many compliments, so many friends and family members saying it was the best wedding they were ever at :). I could not have been happier on my wedding day - it was pitch perfect from beginning to end and I owe a lot of thanks to DCC for making it such a success.

I highly recommend any of the DuPont properties. You will not be disappointed!
I can't say enough good things about my beloved DuPont Country Club!! It was the perfect venue for our wedding and Read more...
I can't say enough good things about my beloved DuPont Country Club!! It was the perfect venue for our wedding and reception on 5/3. The service is beyond measure, the food is outstanding and the venue itself is simply gorgeous. We could not have been happier with how our big day turned out.

I worked with Katie Messner through my planning process and I just don't have the words to express how amazing she was to work with. I had so many little details incorporated into our wedding and my list of questions was never ending. Katie was always prompt with email and phone responses and was the epitome of professionalism. She was so patient with all my questions and special requests. I felt like she was excited about my wedding too! I really looked forward to meeting with and talking to Katie - she was a big part of my wedding planning and I miss her already!

Our day of captain was Jim Illing who was just outstanding. Jim ensured everything went according to plan and was an absolute dream to work with. He is a true professional and skilled at what he does. At the time of my wedding my Mom was having an issue with her foot that made walking less than enjoyable to say the least. Jim arranged for a wheelchair for my mom to get from our dressing room to where we waited for the ceremony to begin. Just a real gentleman and kind individual.

I could go on and on but I think what your guests say about your wedding is the true test. We have received so many compliments, so many friends and family members saying it was the best wedding they were ever at :). I could not have been happier on my wedding day - it was pitch perfect from beginning to end and I owe a lot of thanks to DCC for making it such a success.

I highly recommend any of the DuPont properties. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Kristy Beru
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
AMAZING. Kim Mackin is the most perfect person for her job. She was there every single step of the way making sure our day was perfect, and it was. Every single thing about the Hotel DuPont and the gold ballroom is stunning. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding, with amazing staff. It was the best day of our lives.
AMAZING. Kim Mackin is the most perfect person for her job. She was there every single step of the way making sure our day Read more...
AMAZING. Kim Mackin is the most perfect person for her job. She was there every single step of the way making sure our day was perfect, and it was. Every single thing about the Hotel DuPont and the gold ballroom is stunning. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding, with amazing staff. It was the best day of our lives. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day (reception) at the Hotel du Pont was perfect. We had the pleasure of working with Kim Mackin. From the first time we met her, we knew we wanted her to work with her with our wedding planning. She was very professional, on the ball, and fun to work with. She was extremely helpful and really gave us confidence going into the day that everything would be perfect.

As for the venue, we were in the Gold Ballroom. The room is extremely beautiful and elegant. We are continuing to hear how it was the most elegant venue/reception people have ever been too. Everything else about the day was excellent as well - from the food, to the service, to every little detail that the Hotel du Pont put into the day.

Our reception at Hotel du Pont was perfect - highly recommend the Gold Ballroom and working with Kim Mackin!
Our wedding day (reception) at the Hotel du Pont was perfect. We had the pleasure of working with Kim Mackin. From the Read more...
Our wedding day (reception) at the Hotel du Pont was perfect. We had the pleasure of working with Kim Mackin. From the first time we met her, we knew we wanted her to work with her with our wedding planning. She was very professional, on the ball, and fun to work with. She was extremely helpful and really gave us confidence going into the day that everything would be perfect.

As for the venue, we were in the Gold Ballroom. The room is extremely beautiful and elegant. We are continuing to hear how it was the most elegant venue/reception people have ever been too. Everything else about the day was excellent as well - from the food, to the service, to every little detail that the Hotel du Pont put into the day.

Our reception at Hotel du Pont was perfect - highly recommend the Gold Ballroom and working with Kim Mackin! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Kristen
Wedding:
11/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Hotel du Pont was wonderful! We had an amazing experience from the time we signed the contract until our day arrived. We could not have been more fortunate to work with Kim Mackin who provided helpful guidance and was always extremely organized and upbeat. She made the planning process so much easier and made me feel confident that everything would be perfect. The food at du Pont was delicious, and I could not have been happier with how beautiful the du Barry room and Grand Ballroom looked. We are still receiving compliments from friends and family about what a wonderful event it was. Many guests took advantage of the hotel block and were extremely impressed with the rooms and service that was extended throughout their stay.
Hotel du Pont was wonderful! We had an amazing experience from the time we signed the contract until our day arrived. We Read more...
Hotel du Pont was wonderful! We had an amazing experience from the time we signed the contract until our day arrived. We could not have been more fortunate to work with Kim Mackin who provided helpful guidance and was always extremely organized and upbeat. She made the planning process so much easier and made me feel confident that everything would be perfect. The food at du Pont was delicious, and I could not have been happier with how beautiful the du Barry room and Grand Ballroom looked. We are still receiving compliments from friends and family about what a wonderful event it was. Many guests took advantage of the hotel block and were extremely impressed with the rooms and service that was extended throughout their stay. Read less
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Shari
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
The Hotel duPont was superb!! The service was excellent!! A couple of months into the planning our catering manager moved, and I felt frustrated having to start from scratch with someone new. Boy was I wrong, Jennifer was amazing and picked up right where the last person left off. When there was an issue she did everything in her power to fix it or make it right. My wedding day was a fairytale, I could not imagine it being any other place.
The Hotel duPont was superb!! The service was excellent!! A couple of months into the planning our catering manager moved, Read more...
The Hotel duPont was superb!! The service was excellent!! A couple of months into the planning our catering manager moved, and I felt frustrated having to start from scratch with someone new. Boy was I wrong, Jennifer was amazing and picked up right where the last person left off. When there was an issue she did everything in her power to fix it or make it right. My wedding day was a fairytale, I could not imagine it being any other place. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My daughter's Engagement Party at Brantwynne, the Wedding Shower at the duPont CC and the Wedding Reception at the Hotel duPont could not have been any more delightful! Everything discussed was accomplished to perfection!!! Who could ask for anything more! Our Wedding Planner Kim at the Hotel du Pont was exquisite! She attended to every detail and was accomidating beyound our expectations! The Gold Ballroom was Regal and Breathtaking! Everything was set as we had discussed and when anything was needed, all we had to do was make that known and it was immediately accomplished. We could not have been happier at the end of the night! The day went by too fast is our only regret! It is with extreme pleasure and appreciation for their services that I would recommend the Hotel duPont to anyone looking to plan an "Evening of Perfection to Remember for a Lifetime!
My daughter's Engagement Party at Brantwynne, the Wedding Shower at the duPont CC and the Wedding Reception at the Hotel Read more...
My daughter's Engagement Party at Brantwynne, the Wedding Shower at the duPont CC and the Wedding Reception at the Hotel duPont could not have been any more delightful! Everything discussed was accomplished to perfection!!! Who could ask for anything more! Our Wedding Planner Kim at the Hotel du Pont was exquisite! She attended to every detail and was accomidating beyound our expectations! The Gold Ballroom was Regal and Breathtaking! Everything was set as we had discussed and when anything was needed, all we had to do was make that known and it was immediately accomplished. We could not have been happier at the end of the night! The day went by too fast is our only regret! It is with extreme pleasure and appreciation for their services that I would recommend the Hotel duPont to anyone looking to plan an "Evening of Perfection to Remember for a Lifetime! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We were married at Brantwyn Estate at the end of September and all I can say was it was beautiful! I had moved to France several months before the wedding but our Wedding Coordinator, Jenna, was super accessible over email and helped me get all the last minute details taken care of. We had a day-of wedding coordinator Jim who I owe my stress free wedding to. He took care of getting everything set up, dealing with vendor questions, and making sure our rehearsal and wedding ran smoothly. Not an easy job when half of the wedding party does not speak English. The venue was breathtaking. They also provided the food, cake, and bar and I'm still getting compliments on that. The food was not only delicious but hot and perfectly cooked when served. The bar tenders were super quick and I didn't notice any lines really forming at the bar. At the end of the wedding, Jim took care of making sure everything was packed up for me to bring home. It was a magical night for us and I would certainly recommend this venue to anyone looking for an intimate romantic wedding.
We were married at Brantwyn Estate at the end of September and all I can say was it was beautiful! I had moved to France Read more...
We were married at Brantwyn Estate at the end of September and all I can say was it was beautiful! I had moved to France several months before the wedding but our Wedding Coordinator, Jenna, was super accessible over email and helped me get all the last minute details taken care of. We had a day-of wedding coordinator Jim who I owe my stress free wedding to. He took care of getting everything set up, dealing with vendor questions, and making sure our rehearsal and wedding ran smoothly. Not an easy job when half of the wedding party does not speak English. The venue was breathtaking. They also provided the food, cake, and bar and I'm still getting compliments on that. The food was not only delicious but hot and perfectly cooked when served. The bar tenders were super quick and I didn't notice any lines really forming at the bar. At the end of the wedding, Jim took care of making sure everything was packed up for me to bring home. It was a magical night for us and I would certainly recommend this venue to anyone looking for an intimate romantic wedding. Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
From our very first meeting with Kim Mackin, we knew we had chosen the perfect venue. Her level of professionalism is unmatched. Every detail, from the food and menu choices to providing the magnificent bridal suite and even making sure my husband and I were taken care of, before she left late the evening of the reception. Thank you, Kim!
The Hotel DuPont speaks for itself. Once one experiences a wedding reception , at this venue, nothing will ever compare. The elegance of the ballroom, the superb menu and hors d'oeuvres , the bar and special "signature cocktail, the staff from the waiters and waitresses ( so accommodating ), to the front desk, even the bell hops, couldn't have been more professional and helpful!
Thank you for providing , our daughter, the "fairy tale wedding" she always dreamed of!
Our friends and family have been raving about the reception. It was truly first class!!
From our very first meeting with Kim Mackin, we knew we had chosen the perfect venue. Her level of professionalism is Read more...
From our very first meeting with Kim Mackin, we knew we had chosen the perfect venue. Her level of professionalism is unmatched. Every detail, from the food and menu choices to providing the magnificent bridal suite and even making sure my husband and I were taken care of, before she left late the evening of the reception. Thank you, Kim!
The Hotel DuPont speaks for itself. Once one experiences a wedding reception , at this venue, nothing will ever compare. The elegance of the ballroom, the superb menu and hors d'oeuvres , the bar and special "signature cocktail, the staff from the waiters and waitresses ( so accommodating ), to the front desk, even the bell hops, couldn't have been more professional and helpful!
Thank you for providing , our daughter, the "fairy tale wedding" she always dreamed of!
Our friends and family have been raving about the reception. It was truly first class!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough positive things about the Hotel du Pont as a wedding venue. We had our ceremony in the Du Barry Room and the reception in the Grand Ballroom. Both spaces are absolutely gorgeous and truly provided us with a dream wedding. Everything was more beautiful than I ever could have envisioned. All of the services provided by the Hotel, from the food to the cake to the dessert presentation to lighting for the ceremony and reception, were top notch. The entire staff at the Hotel was wonderful to work with, and the hotel suites were amazing.

However, the best part of having our wedding at the Hotel was the opportunity to work with our wedding coordinator, Kim Mackin. She was absolutely amazing to work with. We had a fairly long engagement and booked the Hotel more than a year and a half prior to our wedding date. Needless to say, I had a lot of questions and Kim was extremely responsive to every single one of them throughout the entire planning process. She was so on top of the details, and made me feel extremely confident that the entire day would go according to plan.

We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding venue, and highly recommend Kim Mackin and the Hotel du Pont!
I can't say enough positive things about the Hotel du Pont as a wedding venue. We had our ceremony in the Du Barry Room Read more...
I can't say enough positive things about the Hotel du Pont as a wedding venue. We had our ceremony in the Du Barry Room and the reception in the Grand Ballroom. Both spaces are absolutely gorgeous and truly provided us with a dream wedding. Everything was more beautiful than I ever could have envisioned. All of the services provided by the Hotel, from the food to the cake to the dessert presentation to lighting for the ceremony and reception, were top notch. The entire staff at the Hotel was wonderful to work with, and the hotel suites were amazing.

However, the best part of having our wedding at the Hotel was the opportunity to work with our wedding coordinator, Kim Mackin. She was absolutely amazing to work with. We had a fairly long engagement and booked the Hotel more than a year and a half prior to our wedding date. Needless to say, I had a lot of questions and Kim was extremely responsive to every single one of them throughout the entire planning process. She was so on top of the details, and made me feel extremely confident that the entire day would go according to plan.

We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding venue, and highly recommend Kim Mackin and the Hotel du Pont! Read less
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Julianne
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Honestly, there aren't enough words to describe how wonderful this venue is. From the day you sign the contract to the moment you go to your hotel room once the wedding is over, they truly make every part of the process wonderful. My husband and I worked with Kim who is such a delight to work with. She made the process so enjoyable and answered every ridiculous question we had! The staff there really makes you feel like you are the most important wedding they have ever hosted, which is such a nice feeling since they are doing this every single weekend! The venue is the most beautiful place to have a wedding because there are so many details, so there is always something new to look at. (even the lobby is incredible!) We heard that when they opened the doors to the gold ballroom, no one walked in for 5 minutes because everyone was taking pictures and in awe of the room. I could honestly go on and on about this venue because they are really that good. The food is incredible, the staff is incredible, and the overall experience is incredible. You can't go wrong with the Hotel du Pont!
Honestly, there aren't enough words to describe how wonderful this venue is. From the day you sign the contract to the Read more...
Honestly, there aren't enough words to describe how wonderful this venue is. From the day you sign the contract to the moment you go to your hotel room once the wedding is over, they truly make every part of the process wonderful. My husband and I worked with Kim who is such a delight to work with. She made the process so enjoyable and answered every ridiculous question we had! The staff there really makes you feel like you are the most important wedding they have ever hosted, which is such a nice feeling since they are doing this every single weekend! The venue is the most beautiful place to have a wedding because there are so many details, so there is always something new to look at. (even the lobby is incredible!) We heard that when they opened the doors to the gold ballroom, no one walked in for 5 minutes because everyone was taking pictures and in awe of the room. I could honestly go on and on about this venue because they are really that good. The food is incredible, the staff is incredible, and the overall experience is incredible. You can't go wrong with the Hotel du Pont! Read less
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Kierstin
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Provided: Day-of coordinator (package), overnight accomodations (discounted for guests), catering (package), ceremony venue (additional fee), cake (package), specialty lighting (additional).

The ceremony was held in the beautiful duBarry ballroom and the reception in the Gold Ballroom, for 225 guests.

A few years ago, the bride saw a photo, in a Bride's magazine, of a bride and groom dancing in the Gold Ballroom. She said "that's where I want to get married!"

She had two major requests, of a venue; it have rooms for guests to stay overnight and the ballroom have high ceilings. The Hotel duPont was the only venue visited.

The MOTB was happy: Delaware doesn't charge a sales tax, a lot was included (i.e. cake and coordinator), uplighting and pin lights were available, and the ceremony could be accomodated on site.

52 rooms were reserved, for 104 of the guests; everyone was happy to get a discounted, wedding group rate, and raved about the hotel, accomodations and breakfast. And the Hotel is located only a few blocks off I-95!

The hotel is exquisite. The Gold Ballroom looks like it was modelled on a European castle. The food was plentiful and delicious; some could have made a meal out of just what was offered during the cocktail hour. In fact, the only complaint that we heard was that there was too much to eat!

The staff was phenomenal and anticipated our every need. (with a shout-out to Jennifer, our coordinator, and Angel, who took care of us in the ballroom).

As for comments from our guests: it was the wedding of the century, the best wedding I've ever been to, fabulous, spectacular, magical, and an amazing night. And they're still talking about it!
Provided: Day-of coordinator (package), overnight accomodations (discounted for guests), catering (package), ceremony Read more...
Provided: Day-of coordinator (package), overnight accomodations (discounted for guests), catering (package), ceremony venue (additional fee), cake (package), specialty lighting (additional).

The ceremony was held in the beautiful duBarry ballroom and the reception in the Gold Ballroom, for 225 guests.

A few years ago, the bride saw a photo, in a Bride's magazine, of a bride and groom dancing in the Gold Ballroom. She said "that's where I want to get married!"

She had two major requests, of a venue; it have rooms for guests to stay overnight and the ballroom have high ceilings. The Hotel duPont was the only venue visited.

The MOTB was happy: Delaware doesn't charge a sales tax, a lot was included (i.e. cake and coordinator), uplighting and pin lights were available, and the ceremony could be accomodated on site.

52 rooms were reserved, for 104 of the guests; everyone was happy to get a discounted, wedding group rate, and raved about the hotel, accomodations and breakfast. And the Hotel is located only a few blocks off I-95!

The hotel is exquisite. The Gold Ballroom looks like it was modelled on a European castle. The food was plentiful and delicious; some could have made a meal out of just what was offered during the cocktail hour. In fact, the only complaint that we heard was that there was too much to eat!

The staff was phenomenal and anticipated our every need. (with a shout-out to Jennifer, our coordinator, and Angel, who took care of us in the ballroom).

As for comments from our guests: it was the wedding of the century, the best wedding I've ever been to, fabulous, spectacular, magical, and an amazing night. And they're still talking about it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The DuPont Country Club wedding experience was first class! My entire experience was smooth and stress free. They are incredibly professional and the venue is GORGEOUS. I highly highly recommend anyone in the Delaware area consider them as an option for their wedding. They are super convenient to many churches as well. I have been to many weddings throughout the past couple of years and DuPont's food (at Brantwyn, the Hotel and the Club) has been the best. The coordinator assigned to me the night of was wonderful and I could really tell that he cared about the day being special and perfect for us. That really was one of the highlights of the experience. The sales coordinator Jenna Jackson was also highly responsive and helpful.
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The DuPont Country Club wedding experience was first class! My entire experience was smooth and stress free. They are incredibly professional and the venue is GORGEOUS. I highly highly recommend anyone in the Delaware area consider them as an option for their wedding. They are super convenient to many churches as well. I have been to many weddings throughout the past couple of years and DuPont's food (at Brantwyn, the Hotel and the Club) has been the best. The coordinator assigned to me the night of was wonderful and I could really tell that he cared about the day being special and perfect for us. That really was one of the highlights of the experience. The sales coordinator Jenna Jackson was also highly responsive and helpful. Read less
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Natasha
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Wow...just wow! We were blown away with our reception! Kim Mackin did such a wonderful job making sure all of our details were in place! Our reception was in the Gold Ballroom....just breathtaking! The food was our of this world! The show they put on during dessert was so grand! If we had to do it over again it would be with The Hotel DuPont!!!!
Wow...just wow! We were blown away with our reception! Kim Mackin did such a wonderful job making sure all of our details Read more...
Wow...just wow! We were blown away with our reception! Kim Mackin did such a wonderful job making sure all of our details were in place! Our reception was in the Gold Ballroom....just breathtaking! The food was our of this world! The show they put on during dessert was so grand! If we had to do it over again it would be with The Hotel DuPont!!!! Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Michele is the pastry chef for the Hotel and she designed and made our wedding cake. She did an outstanding job! I brought her a picture of the cake i wanted and she made it 10 times better! The detail in the design on the cake was spot on and amazing and the taste was even better. You won't be dissapointed.
Michele is the pastry chef for the Hotel and she designed and made our wedding cake. She did an outstanding job! I brought Read more...
Michele is the pastry chef for the Hotel and she designed and made our wedding cake. She did an outstanding job! I brought her a picture of the cake i wanted and she made it 10 times better! The detail in the design on the cake was spot on and amazing and the taste was even better. You won't be dissapointed. Read less
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Jacquelyn
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so glad we had our wedding at the DuPont Country Club! The venue itself is beautiful, and I was blown away by the people, the food, and the service. The managers and staff were always patient and accommodating, which was a huge help since my husband and I live out of town and have fairly busy schedules. The chef worked with my food allergies (and my sister’s) to make slightly revised versions of the wedding day food for us; it was DELICIOUS! And our guests said the same! The whole evening went smoothly and my husband and I, our parents, and our guests were able to just relax and enjoy it. Thanks to the DuPont Country Club, and all of its managers and employees for all of their hard work to make our wedding reception so special! What a wonderful night! :D
I am so glad we had our wedding at the DuPont Country Club! The venue itself is beautiful, and I was blown away by the Read more...
I am so glad we had our wedding at the DuPont Country Club! The venue itself is beautiful, and I was blown away by the people, the food, and the service. The managers and staff were always patient and accommodating, which was a huge help since my husband and I live out of town and have fairly busy schedules. The chef worked with my food allergies (and my sister’s) to make slightly revised versions of the wedding day food for us; it was DELICIOUS! And our guests said the same! The whole evening went smoothly and my husband and I, our parents, and our guests were able to just relax and enjoy it. Thanks to the DuPont Country Club, and all of its managers and employees for all of their hard work to make our wedding reception so special! What a wonderful night! :D Read less
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cinnamon_girl
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Having my wedding and reception at Brantwyn was hands-down the best decision that I made in my entire wedding planning process. Planning was a stress-free breeze, with the help of the exceptional staff. I wanted an nontraditional setup and wedding day schedule. Jenna accommodated my requests without hesitation. During the wedding day, I didn't have to worry about a thing. My day of coordinator, Jim, was completely amazing. The cake that the Hotel DuPont created was breathtaking and delicious. The food came out on time and was so tasty. Every steak was cooked perfectly, which is impressive for wedding food. The staff made my guests feel welcomed and waited on their every need. I couldn't imagine a more perfect place to have an elegant, intimate wedding. I am so lucky to have been married at Brantwyn!
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Having my wedding and reception at Brantwyn was hands-down the best decision that I made in my entire wedding planning process. Planning was a stress-free breeze, with the help of the exceptional staff. I wanted an nontraditional setup and wedding day schedule. Jenna accommodated my requests without hesitation. During the wedding day, I didn't have to worry about a thing. My day of coordinator, Jim, was completely amazing. The cake that the Hotel DuPont created was breathtaking and delicious. The food came out on time and was so tasty. Every steak was cooked perfectly, which is impressive for wedding food. The staff made my guests feel welcomed and waited on their every need. I couldn't imagine a more perfect place to have an elegant, intimate wedding. I am so lucky to have been married at Brantwyn! Read less
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kelefick
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We absolutely LOVED everything about the Hotel du Pont! We worked with Michelle as our wedding coordinator, and each and every detail was just perfect. She made the planning process stress free and exciting! Everything from the planning to the rehearsal to the ceremony and reception was way beyond our expectations. We are still getting comments from guests that it was the BEST wedding they have ever attended!
We absolutely LOVED everything about the Hotel du Pont! We worked with Michelle as our wedding coordinator, and each and Read more...
We absolutely LOVED everything about the Hotel du Pont! We worked with Michelle as our wedding coordinator, and each and every detail was just perfect. She made the planning process stress free and exciting! Everything from the planning to the rehearsal to the ceremony and reception was way beyond our expectations. We are still getting comments from guests that it was the BEST wedding they have ever attended! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Brantwyn Estate and Hotel du Pont in June. The ceremony was held outside and was simply stunning - we couldn't have asked for a more perfect location. We had a team of planners there and the Brantwyn's Day of Captain, Harry, was impeccable. Simply top notch to work with.

Our reception was held in the Gold Ballroom at the hotel. Boy oh boy was it amazing. When my husband and I walked in before the reception and everything was decorated, it took our breath away. Michelle was our coordinator and she was out of this world. We started working together about 14 months before the actual wedding. She was always there for any questions we had, helped us create a timeline that suited exactly what we wanted and went out of her way to make sure we were happy at all times. From our first initial meeting, to our tasting and our amazing wedding day, Michelle was like a friend to us. Our day was perfect because of her, the gorgeous venue and our awesome planners.
And the FOOD! Oh my goodness! We had the hardest time deciding on a menu because everything was SO GOOD. Two months later our guests are still raving about the mashed potato bar and the crab cakes we served for dinner. I'm a crab cake snob (from MD) and these were not only HUGE but delicious.
Simply stellar all around at the DuPont.
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We had our wedding at the Brantwyn Estate and Hotel du Pont in June. The ceremony was held outside and was simply stunning - we couldn't have asked for a more perfect location. We had a team of planners there and the Brantwyn's Day of Captain, Harry, was impeccable. Simply top notch to work with.

Our reception was held in the Gold Ballroom at the hotel. Boy oh boy was it amazing. When my husband and I walked in before the reception and everything was decorated, it took our breath away. Michelle was our coordinator and she was out of this world. We started working together about 14 months before the actual wedding. She was always there for any questions we had, helped us create a timeline that suited exactly what we wanted and went out of her way to make sure we were happy at all times. From our first initial meeting, to our tasting and our amazing wedding day, Michelle was like a friend to us. Our day was perfect because of her, the gorgeous venue and our awesome planners.
And the FOOD! Oh my goodness! We had the hardest time deciding on a menu because everything was SO GOOD. Two months later our guests are still raving about the mashed potato bar and the crab cakes we served for dinner. I'm a crab cake snob (from MD) and these were not only HUGE but delicious.
Simply stellar all around at the DuPont. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I can not even put into words the beauty of the Gold Ballroom at the Hotel duPont. We are still receiving calls from friends and family to talk about the beauty of the room. Thank you to the Hotel's wedding coordinator, Michelle, for all of your help and advice throughout the entire wedding planning process. I appreciated your help and think you did a beautiful job making my visions come to life. It was an unforgettable event at an unbelievable venue!
I can not even put into words the beauty of the Gold Ballroom at the Hotel duPont. We are still receiving calls from Read more...
I can not even put into words the beauty of the Gold Ballroom at the Hotel duPont. We are still receiving calls from friends and family to talk about the beauty of the room. Thank you to the Hotel's wedding coordinator, Michelle, for all of your help and advice throughout the entire wedding planning process. I appreciated your help and think you did a beautiful job making my visions come to life. It was an unforgettable event at an unbelievable venue! Read less
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skh
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
The Hotel provided our wedding cake. It was delicious. They were willing to incorporate two different kinds for different layers, and both were wonderful. We are still enjoying the leftovers.
The Hotel provided our wedding cake. It was delicious. They were willing to incorporate two different kinds for different Read more...
The Hotel provided our wedding cake. It was delicious. They were willing to incorporate two different kinds for different layers, and both were wonderful. We are still enjoying the leftovers. Read less
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LasUnrath
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
It was absolutely beautiful!! The staff were wonderful and the day was perfect!!!!
It was absolutely beautiful!! The staff were wonderful and the day was perfect!!!!
It was absolutely beautiful!! The staff were wonderful and the day was perfect!!!! Read less
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amp
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Let me begin by saying that I am not originally from Delaware--on the other hand, my now husband was born, raised, and has never left Wilmington to live anywhere else. With that being said, when we were first engaged he talked about weddings in Wilmington and a reception at the Hotel Dupont Gold Ballroom as the "golden ticket" of venues. As you can imagine--the Hotel had to fulfill wild expectations and....they absolutely lived up to and beyond their reputation as one of the most beautifully fabulous places to host the biggest day in our life! I have received compliment after compliment from our wedding guests---not only from those who attended the reception but also my out-of-town guests who stayed at the hotel. My husband and I had the most professional and individualized treatment during the planning phase and I can't say enough how happy I was with Kim Mackin who made sure that every detail went off without a blip. She was pleasant and kind and completely accommodating/available. Jillian Cournoyer was our initial contact---she was the very first impression I was able to make of the hotel and we never looked back!! Our suite on our wedding night was over the top and the dressing areas for my bridal party prior to were an added bonus. Thank you again Hotel Dupont for making our day FABULOUS!!
Let me begin by saying that I am not originally from Delaware--on the other hand, my now husband was born, raised, and has Read more...
Let me begin by saying that I am not originally from Delaware--on the other hand, my now husband was born, raised, and has never left Wilmington to live anywhere else. With that being said, when we were first engaged he talked about weddings in Wilmington and a reception at the Hotel Dupont Gold Ballroom as the "golden ticket" of venues. As you can imagine--the Hotel had to fulfill wild expectations and....they absolutely lived up to and beyond their reputation as one of the most beautifully fabulous places to host the biggest day in our life! I have received compliment after compliment from our wedding guests---not only from those who attended the reception but also my out-of-town guests who stayed at the hotel. My husband and I had the most professional and individualized treatment during the planning phase and I can't say enough how happy I was with Kim Mackin who made sure that every detail went off without a blip. She was pleasant and kind and completely accommodating/available. Jillian Cournoyer was our initial contact---she was the very first impression I was able to make of the hotel and we never looked back!! Our suite on our wedding night was over the top and the dressing areas for my bridal party prior to were an added bonus. Thank you again Hotel Dupont for making our day FABULOUS!! Read less
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Staylee7
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception was at the Dupont Country Club. We had an amazing time, everything was put together so nice. Our wedding took place during Hurricane Irene and the staff was very helpful with working thru it. We have received many compliments from guests on how great and fun our reception was!!
Our wedding reception was at the Dupont Country Club. We had an amazing time, everything was put together so nice. Our Read more...
Our wedding reception was at the Dupont Country Club. We had an amazing time, everything was put together so nice. Our wedding took place during Hurricane Irene and the staff was very helpful with working thru it. We have received many compliments from guests on how great and fun our reception was!! Read less
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BRE
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a June Wedding at Brantwyn Estate and it was a beautiful wedding. The facility and setting is unique and gorgeous. The ceremony was in the beautiful lower garden and the cocktail hour in the upper garden and with food served inside in the beautiful house. The professionalism of the Banquet Supervisor who handle both the ceremony and reception was the highest quality I have seen and I have been involved in planning many events. The staff was also professional and responsive. The food was outstanding. Many guest where from the DC and NYC area and all comment on what a great setting it was and that the service and food were outstanding and all much better than what they had seen at many weddings they attended in these areas.
We had a June Wedding at Brantwyn Estate and it was a beautiful wedding. The facility and setting is unique and gorgeous. Read more...
We had a June Wedding at Brantwyn Estate and it was a beautiful wedding. The facility and setting is unique and gorgeous. The ceremony was in the beautiful lower garden and the cocktail hour in the upper garden and with food served inside in the beautiful house. The professionalism of the Banquet Supervisor who handle both the ceremony and reception was the highest quality I have seen and I have been involved in planning many events. The staff was also professional and responsive. The food was outstanding. Many guest where from the DC and NYC area and all comment on what a great setting it was and that the service and food were outstanding and all much better than what they had seen at many weddings they attended in these areas. Read less
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AAB429
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
AMAZING AMAZING!!! I can't begin to describe the elegance of the whole day. From the getting ready room, to the lobby, the ballroom of course, and the suite! There was not one thing that we had an issue with, it was seemless and beautiful. Kim Mackin was our wedding coordinator, and she was the key to this being a perfect day.
AMAZING AMAZING!!! I can't begin to describe the elegance of the whole day. From the getting ready room, to the lobby, the Read more...
AMAZING AMAZING!!! I can't begin to describe the elegance of the whole day. From the getting ready room, to the lobby, the ballroom of course, and the suite! There was not one thing that we had an issue with, it was seemless and beautiful. Kim Mackin was our wedding coordinator, and she was the key to this being a perfect day. Read less
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Dorothy
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
The whole process with our wedding was amazing from start to finish. Jillian was a bundle of joy and her enthusiastic, fun attitude was what really sold us on the venue (and also the fact that it's gorgeous). From day one we knew we were in good hands and Jillian really helped us with customizing our package for the big day. She recommended vendors, all of which we loved, and gave us suggestions on fun additions that would really compliment us as a couple. I never hesitated to ask her questions and relied on her for a lot of the up-front planning.

Michelle was introduced to us 6 months later and words cannot even describe how much we all adore her. I was sad to lose Jillian, but happy when I soon found out Michelle was her replacement. She was responsive, professional and 100% my "go-to" person with anything and everything wedding related. She paid such close attention to little details we had for the big day such as our table markers, cigar/scotch bar, etc. She even met with us in person to discuss our timeline to make sure our wedding day was exactly what we wanted. She went out of her way to make our lives easy and we knew that the day of our wedding we could trust her completely. With my parents living in Ohio and us living in New Jersey it was a bit of a challenge to plan at times, specifically with the tasting. However, Michelle went out of her way to organize weekend meetings for us - even on her days she wasn't supposed to be in the office. This made our lives a lot easier and it's rare to hear of a venue being so accomodating.

Our wedding day Michelle didn't miss a beat. She was organized, excited and was literally sprinting around making sure everything was perfect - even though she had another wedding earlier in the day. She also was so thrilled for us as a couple, which meant a lot. I put all of my trust in her to logistically make sure I didn't run into my husband and have the entrance I always hoped/dreamed of on my wedding day. We can't stop smiling thinking about the entire day. Our little touches were distributed throughout the venue and everything looked so beautiful. My heart skipped a beat when I saw all of our friends and family enjoying it all. We ate, drank and danced the night away.

My father paid for the wedding and he's a military dad and very picky when it comes to details around money, logistics, etc. Michelle blew him away with her detailed updates and consistent responsiveness. He had no problem putting all his trust in her and was completely thrilled with the final result. We couldn't be happier and it means the world to me that he was so incredibly pleased.

In addition, the overall staff was AMAZING as well from the servers, to bartenders to the valet staff...we knew our guests were in great hands. They heated up our food so it was fresh when we sat down, we were given appetizers at cocktail hour immediately and never once did I have to ask twice for a drink.

It was the best night of our lives and we couldn't have asked for a better wedding. Our friends and family keep complementing the food, the venue, the party - it's exactly the reaction we wanted. And most importantly my husband and I had a blast the entire time. It was a dream wedding.
The whole process with our wedding was amazing from start to finish. Jillian was a bundle of joy and her enthusiastic, fun Read more...
The whole process with our wedding was amazing from start to finish. Jillian was a bundle of joy and her enthusiastic, fun attitude was what really sold us on the venue (and also the fact that it's gorgeous). From day one we knew we were in good hands and Jillian really helped us with customizing our package for the big day. She recommended vendors, all of which we loved, and gave us suggestions on fun additions that would really compliment us as a couple. I never hesitated to ask her questions and relied on her for a lot of the up-front planning.

Michelle was introduced to us 6 months later and words cannot even describe how much we all adore her. I was sad to lose Jillian, but happy when I soon found out Michelle was her replacement. She was responsive, professional and 100% my "go-to" person with anything and everything wedding related. She paid such close attention to little details we had for the big day such as our table markers, cigar/scotch bar, etc. She even met with us in person to discuss our timeline to make sure our wedding day was exactly what we wanted. She went out of her way to make our lives easy and we knew that the day of our wedding we could trust her completely. With my parents living in Ohio and us living in New Jersey it was a bit of a challenge to plan at times, specifically with the tasting. However, Michelle went out of her way to organize weekend meetings for us - even on her days she wasn't supposed to be in the office. This made our lives a lot easier and it's rare to hear of a venue being so accomodating.

Our wedding day Michelle didn't miss a beat. She was organized, excited and was literally sprinting around making sure everything was perfect - even though she had another wedding earlier in the day. She also was so thrilled for us as a couple, which meant a lot. I put all of my trust in her to logistically make sure I didn't run into my husband and have the entrance I always hoped/dreamed of on my wedding day. We can't stop smiling thinking about the entire day. Our little touches were distributed throughout the venue and everything looked so beautiful. My heart skipped a beat when I saw all of our friends and family enjoying it all. We ate, drank and danced the night away.

My father paid for the wedding and he's a military dad and very picky when it comes to details around money, logistics, etc. Michelle blew him away with her detailed updates and consistent responsiveness. He had no problem putting all his trust in her and was completely thrilled with the final result. We couldn't be happier and it means the world to me that he was so incredibly pleased.

In addition, the overall staff was AMAZING as well from the servers, to bartenders to the valet staff...we knew our guests were in great hands. They heated up our food so it was fresh when we sat down, we were given appetizers at cocktail hour immediately and never once did I have to ask twice for a drink.

It was the best night of our lives and we couldn't have asked for a better wedding. Our friends and family keep complementing the food, the venue, the party - it's exactly the reaction we wanted. And most importantly my husband and I had a blast the entire time. It was a dream wedding. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
If you have the budget, HAVE YOUR WEDDING AT THE HOTEL DUPONT!!! The place is absolutely beautiful and the service, from start to finish, is absolutely impeccable. I want to get married again, just so I can have that amazing party again!! That place can throw you an amazing and absolutely beautiful wedding.
If you have the budget, HAVE YOUR WEDDING AT THE HOTEL DUPONT!!! The place is absolutely beautiful and the service, from Read more...
If you have the budget, HAVE YOUR WEDDING AT THE HOTEL DUPONT!!! The place is absolutely beautiful and the service, from start to finish, is absolutely impeccable. I want to get married again, just so I can have that amazing party again!! That place can throw you an amazing and absolutely beautiful wedding. Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
1/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Kim Mackin and honestly the entire staff at the Hotel Dupont were amazing from our first meeting until we got in the car the morning after. Because of budget constraints, we wanted a Jan/Feb wedding, and the hotel really gave us a great deal. We visited 23 reception venues in NJ, PA, and DE, and ultimately the Hotel was easily the best venue overall (quality of catering, historical significance, architectural beauty, friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, etc, etc). What was really surprising to us was that it was also in the same price range as most of the "average" venues, and significantly cheaper than any of the other top five sites.

From our first consultation until the days following, Kim was ultra-responsive to every email and phone call, and even within the first weeks while we were still deciding on a venue, she treated us as if we had already paid tens of thousands of dollars. We must have exchanged a hundred or more emails with questions and responses, and we had no worries or frustrations going into our wedding day. Everything went smoothly - the mashed potato bar was a hit - and the dinner was out-of-this-world. The staff from the valet parking to the bell hops to the front desk to the bartender were all top notch, friendly, and practically tripped over themselves to offer us help.

The only criticism of the entire process was that the food we had at the tasting was slightly different than what we had at the reception. Specifically, the butternut squash had less sauce at our reception, and the dressing on our salad changed from a balsamic vinaigrette to a creamy dressing. Now, it's hardly a criticism (and honestly, it's the only one we can think of), and the food was some of the best I've had in my life (and our guests still can't stop raving). It was just a little unexpected, especially given the attention to detail with every other part of the night.

Kim had no problems with all of our custom requests like special liquors at the bar and placement of different decorations for the ceremony and reception. She really felt more like a wedding consultant from start to finish than just representing the hotel.

Our complementary suite after the reception was jaw dropping luxury every time we entered another room. I won't ruin the surprise for prospective couples, but I will never be able to top the night we spent at the hotel for my wife without going bankrupt. It was an incredible start to our marriage - one that we'll never forget.

I would very highly recommend the Hotel Dupont to family and friends, and if you don't think you can afford it, have a winter wedding - it was phenomenal and affordable.
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Kim Mackin and honestly the entire staff at the Hotel Dupont were amazing from our first meeting until we got in the car the morning after. Because of budget constraints, we wanted a Jan/Feb wedding, and the hotel really gave us a great deal. We visited 23 reception venues in NJ, PA, and DE, and ultimately the Hotel was easily the best venue overall (quality of catering, historical significance, architectural beauty, friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, etc, etc). What was really surprising to us was that it was also in the same price range as most of the "average" venues, and significantly cheaper than any of the other top five sites.

From our first consultation until the days following, Kim was ultra-responsive to every email and phone call, and even within the first weeks while we were still deciding on a venue, she treated us as if we had already paid tens of thousands of dollars. We must have exchanged a hundred or more emails with questions and responses, and we had no worries or frustrations going into our wedding day. Everything went smoothly - the mashed potato bar was a hit - and the dinner was out-of-this-world. The staff from the valet parking to the bell hops to the front desk to the bartender were all top notch, friendly, and practically tripped over themselves to offer us help.

The only criticism of the entire process was that the food we had at the tasting was slightly different than what we had at the reception. Specifically, the butternut squash had less sauce at our reception, and the dressing on our salad changed from a balsamic vinaigrette to a creamy dressing. Now, it's hardly a criticism (and honestly, it's the only one we can think of), and the food was some of the best I've had in my life (and our guests still can't stop raving). It was just a little unexpected, especially given the attention to detail with every other part of the night.

Kim had no problems with all of our custom requests like special liquors at the bar and placement of different decorations for the ceremony and reception. She really felt more like a wedding consultant from start to finish than just representing the hotel.

Our complementary suite after the reception was jaw dropping luxury every time we entered another room. I won't ruin the surprise for prospective couples, but I will never be able to top the night we spent at the hotel for my wife without going bankrupt. It was an incredible start to our marriage - one that we'll never forget.

I would very highly recommend the Hotel Dupont to family and friends, and if you don't think you can afford it, have a winter wedding - it was phenomenal and affordable. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Who knew that a beautiful, elegant and fairytale like venue existed in Delaware? I LOVED the DuPont. My guests raved about the 5 star rooms, the delicious wedding cake and about the service in general. My wedding consultant, Kim Mackin was amazing. She guided me in making the right decisions from the small details of how many tealight candles to the big one of organizing my rehearsal dinner. The DuPont is a treasure tucked away in the heart of Wilmington. It is a magical venue that will make you're wedding a day to remember. I'm a married woman of 40 days and people are still raving about my wedding. Most important, they're thanking me for introducing them to the Hotel--many are making their way back to Wilmington just to enjoy a weekend get-away.
Who knew that a beautiful, elegant and fairytale like venue existed in Delaware? I LOVED the DuPont. My guests raved about Read more...
Who knew that a beautiful, elegant and fairytale like venue existed in Delaware? I LOVED the DuPont. My guests raved about the 5 star rooms, the delicious wedding cake and about the service in general. My wedding consultant, Kim Mackin was amazing. She guided me in making the right decisions from the small details of how many tealight candles to the big one of organizing my rehearsal dinner. The DuPont is a treasure tucked away in the heart of Wilmington. It is a magical venue that will make you're wedding a day to remember. I'm a married woman of 40 days and people are still raving about my wedding. Most important, they're thanking me for introducing them to the Hotel--many are making their way back to Wilmington just to enjoy a weekend get-away. Read less
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hilsdc
Wedding:
8/27/2010
5.0/5.0
You will never find a more elegant and beautiful reception location than the Gold Ballroom of Hotel duPont. It is a 5 star hotel in downtown Wilmington, DE. Built in the early 1920's it's decor and lavish rooms are are exquisite. The service is impeccable and they work with you to create a day that is wonderful. We never had to worry about anything the day of our wedding because the staff at hotel duPont are so thorough and on top of every detail. The food is amazing, the guest room rates that they offer are incomparable for this type of luxury, and the amazing ambiance is breathtaking. I will always cherish my wedding day at hotel dupont. We still go back to stay on our anniversaries and they still offer us an amazing room rate with champagne and strawberries. They also gave us two nights complimentary in the one bedroom suite. It was amazing. Book your wedding now!
You will never find a more elegant and beautiful reception location than the Gold Ballroom of Hotel duPont. It is a 5 star Read more...
You will never find a more elegant and beautiful reception location than the Gold Ballroom of Hotel duPont. It is a 5 star hotel in downtown Wilmington, DE. Built in the early 1920's it's decor and lavish rooms are are exquisite. The service is impeccable and they work with you to create a day that is wonderful. We never had to worry about anything the day of our wedding because the staff at hotel duPont are so thorough and on top of every detail. The food is amazing, the guest room rates that they offer are incomparable for this type of luxury, and the amazing ambiance is breathtaking. I will always cherish my wedding day at hotel dupont. We still go back to stay on our anniversaries and they still offer us an amazing room rate with champagne and strawberries. They also gave us two nights complimentary in the one bedroom suite. It was amazing. Book your wedding now! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Hotel duPont was a dream wedding site. Our ceremony and reception were both held in the same location, but 2 different rooms. The Gold Ballroom is breathtaking! The one thing my husband wanted was high ceilings and they are 31 ft high, walls are hand etched, just gorgeous. Food was great, staff was very helpful. They also appoint a wedding coordinator through the hotel, ours was Jillian and she was amazing! I emailed her ALL the time with little questions and she was always there to help me out. The rooms in the hotel are also very nice and spacious. 5 stars all the way!
The Hotel duPont was a dream wedding site. Our ceremony and reception were both held in the same location, but 2 different Read more...
The Hotel duPont was a dream wedding site. Our ceremony and reception were both held in the same location, but 2 different rooms. The Gold Ballroom is breathtaking! The one thing my husband wanted was high ceilings and they are 31 ft high, walls are hand etched, just gorgeous. Food was great, staff was very helpful. They also appoint a wedding coordinator through the hotel, ours was Jillian and she was amazing! I emailed her ALL the time with little questions and she was always there to help me out. The rooms in the hotel are also very nice and spacious. 5 stars all the way! Read less
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akess
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
The Hotel Du Pont made our wedding SPECIAL! It is the most beautiful hotel Ive ever seen and the Gold Ballroom is to die for! It is unreal. The staff goes above and beyond for you and always makes sure they are making you happy. The food is top notch - our guests are still talking about it. Most hotel weddings look similar, but the Hotel Du Pont stands out from the rest! We cant thank them enough!
The Hotel Du Pont made our wedding SPECIAL! It is the most beautiful hotel Ive ever seen and the Gold Ballroom is to die Read more...
The Hotel Du Pont made our wedding SPECIAL! It is the most beautiful hotel Ive ever seen and the Gold Ballroom is to die for! It is unreal. The staff goes above and beyond for you and always makes sure they are making you happy. The food is top notch - our guests are still talking about it. Most hotel weddings look similar, but the Hotel Du Pont stands out from the rest! We cant thank them enough! Read less
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Jacquelyn
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I did alot of research to find the perfect venue for our wedding. When we visited the Hotel duPont we knew immediately that it would be the perfect venue. It was exactly what we were looking for elegant, charming, beautiful, and close proximity to our ceremony.

For the year leading up to the wedding I worked with Jennifer H. who was absolutely amazing!! Jennifer and the rest of the hotel staff paid attention to every detail which made our reception flawless (they even decorated our wedding suite with rose petals and left chocolate strawberries and champagne)! Our guests all received their food at the same time and it tasted delicious...just like our initial wedding tasting!

We received so many compliments from our guests regarding the reception, cocktail hour, food, ambiance, and beautiful guest rooms. In fact my husband and I decided we would spend our first year anniversary weekend back at the hotel in a suite similar to the one we were compted the night of our wedding.
My husband and I did alot of research to find the perfect venue for our wedding. When we visited the Hotel duPont we knew Read more...
My husband and I did alot of research to find the perfect venue for our wedding. When we visited the Hotel duPont we knew immediately that it would be the perfect venue. It was exactly what we were looking for elegant, charming, beautiful, and close proximity to our ceremony.

For the year leading up to the wedding I worked with Jennifer H. who was absolutely amazing!! Jennifer and the rest of the hotel staff paid attention to every detail which made our reception flawless (they even decorated our wedding suite with rose petals and left chocolate strawberries and champagne)! Our guests all received their food at the same time and it tasted delicious...just like our initial wedding tasting!

We received so many compliments from our guests regarding the reception, cocktail hour, food, ambiance, and beautiful guest rooms. In fact my husband and I decided we would spend our first year anniversary weekend back at the hotel in a suite similar to the one we were compted the night of our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I fell in love with the hotel the first time we saw it. It was everything we were looking for...elegant, charming, friendly staff, amazing ballroom. We knew we had to be married here. Everyone asked us why DE (we were from PA) but we told them the ballroom is just jaw dropping gorgeous! The attention to detail the hotel provided and the responsiveness of the staff was flawless. We worked with Jillian and she was the absolute best! She was so easy to work with and so quick to respond to any of our inquires. Leading up to and including the day of the wedding we knew we could count on Jillian. She made everything at the hotel so easy. The food was spectacular, we recieved so many compliments. Our overall experience with the Hotel duPont was excellent. We are so happy to have celebrated the most important/best day of our lives there and we look forwarding to revisiting the hotel for other occasions as well.
My husband and I fell in love with the hotel the first time we saw it. It was everything we were looking for...elegant, Read more...
My husband and I fell in love with the hotel the first time we saw it. It was everything we were looking for...elegant, charming, friendly staff, amazing ballroom. We knew we had to be married here. Everyone asked us why DE (we were from PA) but we told them the ballroom is just jaw dropping gorgeous! The attention to detail the hotel provided and the responsiveness of the staff was flawless. We worked with Jillian and she was the absolute best! She was so easy to work with and so quick to respond to any of our inquires. Leading up to and including the day of the wedding we knew we could count on Jillian. She made everything at the hotel so easy. The food was spectacular, we recieved so many compliments. Our overall experience with the Hotel duPont was excellent. We are so happy to have celebrated the most important/best day of our lives there and we look forwarding to revisiting the hotel for other occasions as well. Read less
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AimeeS
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
From beginning to end our experience with the Hotel DuPont was amazing. Jillian, our wedding coordinator (through the Hotel) was fantastic. No request was to big or to small. She never made me feel like I was putting her out, even though I felt like I called or emailed her with a new request everyday. They made every aspect of our experience special and as stress free as possible. We were very well taken care of.

Most of our guest were coming from out of town, so we were concerned that the room block would be an issue, but the reservations department (Ralph in particular) went above and beyond to help accommodate all of our guests- and our guests loved their stay. The rooms are beautiful and the staff is amazing. The hotel is wonderful and elegant by any standards, but considering the discount you and your guests get in the wedding block, it is really out of this world.

The day of, again, Jillian was amazing. Everything went off without a hitch. The Gold Ballroom was stunning. The rest of the staff, the servers, bartenders, etc were so professional and a delight as well. The food was not as good as it was at our tasting, but my expectations are never super high for wedding food (except for the desserts, which were outstanding). Tough to cook a fillet perfectly for 200 people at once. Everyone seemed to enjoy it though, and we received a lot of compliments on the hors d'oeuvres and the desserts.
From beginning to end our experience with the Hotel DuPont was amazing. Jillian, our wedding coordinator (through the Read more...
From beginning to end our experience with the Hotel DuPont was amazing. Jillian, our wedding coordinator (through the Hotel) was fantastic. No request was to big or to small. She never made me feel like I was putting her out, even though I felt like I called or emailed her with a new request everyday. They made every aspect of our experience special and as stress free as possible. We were very well taken care of.

Most of our guest were coming from out of town, so we were concerned that the room block would be an issue, but the reservations department (Ralph in particular) went above and beyond to help accommodate all of our guests- and our guests loved their stay. The rooms are beautiful and the staff is amazing. The hotel is wonderful and elegant by any standards, but considering the discount you and your guests get in the wedding block, it is really out of this world.

The day of, again, Jillian was amazing. Everything went off without a hitch. The Gold Ballroom was stunning. The rest of the staff, the servers, bartenders, etc were so professional and a delight as well. The food was not as good as it was at our tasting, but my expectations are never super high for wedding food (except for the desserts, which were outstanding). Tough to cook a fillet perfectly for 200 people at once. Everyone seemed to enjoy it though, and we received a lot of compliments on the hors d'oeuvres and the desserts. Read less
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Kerrin820
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Working with the staff at the Hotel duPont made wedding planning a breeze. They did an incredible job and our wedding reception was more than we ever imagined.
Working with the staff at the Hotel duPont made wedding planning a breeze. They did an incredible job and our wedding Read more...
Working with the staff at the Hotel duPont made wedding planning a breeze. They did an incredible job and our wedding reception was more than we ever imagined. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Jen
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Finding this hotel for our wedding was one of the best parts about it! We have not stopped receiving compliments on how beautiful the hotel and rooms were, the high levels of service and quality, food, and other amenitites. We worked with a wonderful catering manager who sadly is not there anymore (left after our wedding for other options), but the staff there is so helpful and accommodating that we couldnt have pictured our wedding anywhere else. The Gold Ballroom was STUNNING, and it was truly like being in a fairytale. We did not have to over-do the flowers because of how beautiful the room is already. We were treated with so much respect that people said I was one of the calmest brides they had ever seen- because I didn't need to worry about anything going wrong, that it would be handled with care. One suggestion is book in advance, they book up quickly, especially the May/June/September/October months, and also not to worry if your catering manager leaves in the time before your wedding- we went through 4 before having our last one and he was worth the wait! We booked them 2 years in advance and it was worth the money and the time!
Finding this hotel for our wedding was one of the best parts about it! We have not stopped receiving compliments on how Read more...
Finding this hotel for our wedding was one of the best parts about it! We have not stopped receiving compliments on how beautiful the hotel and rooms were, the high levels of service and quality, food, and other amenitites. We worked with a wonderful catering manager who sadly is not there anymore (left after our wedding for other options), but the staff there is so helpful and accommodating that we couldnt have pictured our wedding anywhere else. The Gold Ballroom was STUNNING, and it was truly like being in a fairytale. We did not have to over-do the flowers because of how beautiful the room is already. We were treated with so much respect that people said I was one of the calmest brides they had ever seen- because I didn't need to worry about anything going wrong, that it would be handled with care. One suggestion is book in advance, they book up quickly, especially the May/June/September/October months, and also not to worry if your catering manager leaves in the time before your wedding- we went through 4 before having our last one and he was worth the wait! We booked them 2 years in advance and it was worth the money and the time! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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lmg2114
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding ceremony and reception at DPCC and it was great!
We had 250+ guests and the staff ran the event smoothly and efficiently.
Our on site coordinator was very detail oriented and professional, she ensured everyone had what they needed and that our guests were happy.
The staff was friendly and efficient, our guests are still saying positive things about the food, service staff and bartenders.
In the planning phase, our sales manager was flexible with us and highly responsive.
All in all, it was worth the money spent, we are really happy we chose this venue!
We held our wedding ceremony and reception at DPCC and it was great!
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We held our wedding ceremony and reception at DPCC and it was great!
We had 250+ guests and the staff ran the event smoothly and efficiently.
Our on site coordinator was very detail oriented and professional, she ensured everyone had what they needed and that our guests were happy.
The staff was friendly and efficient, our guests are still saying positive things about the food, service staff and bartenders.
In the planning phase, our sales manager was flexible with us and highly responsive.
All in all, it was worth the money spent, we are really happy we chose this venue! Read less
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090305
Wedding:
9/3/2005
5.0/5.0
The Country Club took care of everything and did a beautiful job. The original person assigned to my wedding left with very little notice and the remaining staff worked extremely hard to ensure everything went perfectly.
The Country Club took care of everything and did a beautiful job. The original person assigned to my wedding left with Read more...
The Country Club took care of everything and did a beautiful job. The original person assigned to my wedding left with very little notice and the remaining staff worked extremely hard to ensure everything went perfectly. Read less
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Meg
Wedding:
6/22/2014
4.9/5.0
Brantwyn was a perfect venue for my daughter's wedding. Katie M. that showed us the property was helpful with options and ideas. The event supervisor Monika coordinated the day so we didn't have to worry about anything.
Brantwyn was a perfect venue for my daughter's wedding. Katie M. that showed us the property was helpful with options and Read more...
Brantwyn was a perfect venue for my daughter's wedding. Katie M. that showed us the property was helpful with options and ideas. The event supervisor Monika coordinated the day so we didn't have to worry about anything. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
The Hotel du Pont gave me the wedding I have always wanted. We worked with Michelle and she was always helpful, prompt with her responses and simply sweet. The food was the best hotel food that most of my guests said that they had eaten and the ceremony/ reception room was simply stunning. The wedding experience and venue that my husband and I had was worth every penny...
The Hotel du Pont gave me the wedding I have always wanted. We worked with Michelle and she was always helpful, prompt Read more...
The Hotel du Pont gave me the wedding I have always wanted. We worked with Michelle and she was always helpful, prompt with her responses and simply sweet. The food was the best hotel food that most of my guests said that they had eaten and the ceremony/ reception room was simply stunning. The wedding experience and venue that my husband and I had was worth every penny... Read less
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Jodee
Wedding:
3/28/2009
4.9/5.0
Everythihng was professional and fantastic. I would highly recomend!
Everythihng was professional and fantastic. I would highly recomend!
Everythihng was professional and fantastic. I would highly recomend! Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
7/5/2014
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Brantwyn Estate. The DuPont staff was great to work with. Lindsay was our coordinator and she did a fabulous job helping us plan our wedding. Harry was there on the day-of and made sure everything went off without a hitch. With their help we were able to enjoy the event and not worry about anything (thank you, both!!!). The food was fabulous and the estate was the perfect size for our guest count (85). The DuPont really paid attention to the details, which made the event that much more enjoyable for us and our guests. The estate house was a perfect venue for us - you could enjoy the beautiful outdoors and garden, but had the house available for dinner and dancing. We came in under our minimum and we were able to put our extra money to upgrades. I could go on and on...we could not have asked for a more perfect day!
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Brantwyn Estate. The DuPont staff was great to work with. Lindsay was our Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Brantwyn Estate. The DuPont staff was great to work with. Lindsay was our coordinator and she did a fabulous job helping us plan our wedding. Harry was there on the day-of and made sure everything went off without a hitch. With their help we were able to enjoy the event and not worry about anything (thank you, both!!!). The food was fabulous and the estate was the perfect size for our guest count (85). The DuPont really paid attention to the details, which made the event that much more enjoyable for us and our guests. The estate house was a perfect venue for us - you could enjoy the beautiful outdoors and garden, but had the house available for dinner and dancing. We came in under our minimum and we were able to put our extra money to upgrades. I could go on and on...we could not have asked for a more perfect day! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/9/2014
4.8/5.0
Had a wonderful wedding; however, some guests said wait staff was rude to them and they had dirty silverware. For the price of the accommodations the hotel staff should not be giving guests dirty silverware and then having an attitude about it. Otherwise we had a beautiful day and a great experience. One rude server is not the end of the world our service otherwise was delightful! So looking forward to a return visit to the hotel!
Had a wonderful wedding; however, some guests said wait staff was rude to them and they had dirty silverware. For the Read more...
Had a wonderful wedding; however, some guests said wait staff was rude to them and they had dirty silverware. For the price of the accommodations the hotel staff should not be giving guests dirty silverware and then having an attitude about it. Otherwise we had a beautiful day and a great experience. One rude server is not the end of the world our service otherwise was delightful! So looking forward to a return visit to the hotel! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
6/12/2011
4.8/5.0
We had our reception at the Brantwyn Estate and everything was gorgeous. I've received many compliments on the venue and the food, which was absolutely delicious. Our banquet captain was OK, but everyone else we worked with to prepare for the reception was fantastic! It's a gorgeous setting and I only wish we could have partied until the next day.
We had our reception at the Brantwyn Estate and everything was gorgeous. I've received many compliments on the venue and Read more...
We had our reception at the Brantwyn Estate and everything was gorgeous. I've received many compliments on the venue and the food, which was absolutely delicious. Our banquet captain was OK, but everyone else we worked with to prepare for the reception was fantastic! It's a gorgeous setting and I only wish we could have partied until the next day. Read less
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LadyJ10
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.8/5.0
Brantwyn Estate at the Dupont Country Club was the ideal spot for my wedding, and I could not have been more happy. Between the idyllic lower garden for the ceremony to the posh outdoor bar area to the beautiful dining and dancing rooms in the mansion, everything was perfect! Guests raved about the food (especially the chilled strawberry soup, yum!) and the service!
Brantwyn Estate at the Dupont Country Club was the ideal spot for my wedding, and I could not have been more happy. Read more...
Brantwyn Estate at the Dupont Country Club was the ideal spot for my wedding, and I could not have been more happy. Between the idyllic lower garden for the ceremony to the posh outdoor bar area to the beautiful dining and dancing rooms in the mansion, everything was perfect! Guests raved about the food (especially the chilled strawberry soup, yum!) and the service! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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kangel514
Wedding:
5/14/2005
4.8/5.0
Hotel duPont was absolutely wonderful. The hotel staff, servers, and maitre'd were very professional and treated our guests perfectly. The food and its presentation were fabulous. While it is expensive, Hotel duPont is worth it! Our guests still rave about it. They make their own cakes there too; delicious and beautiful!
Hotel duPont was absolutely wonderful. The hotel staff, servers, and maitre'd were very professional and treated our Read more...
Hotel duPont was absolutely wonderful. The hotel staff, servers, and maitre'd were very professional and treated our guests perfectly. The food and its presentation were fabulous. While it is expensive, Hotel duPont is worth it! Our guests still rave about it. They make their own cakes there too; delicious and beautiful! Read less
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myj383
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.7/5.0
Nothing compares to the timeless elegance of the DuPont Country Club. Beautiful golf course grounds, complimented by an elegant ballroom with huge chaneliers. Great reputation of quality and have been around a long time. My parents had their reception there 40 years and it is still just as beautiful today. While all country club wedding receptions are very pricey, the DuPont Country Club provides more reasonable options than most, if not all other country clubs in Delaware.
Nothing compares to the timeless elegance of the DuPont Country Club. Beautiful golf course grounds, complimented by an Read more...
Nothing compares to the timeless elegance of the DuPont Country Club. Beautiful golf course grounds, complimented by an elegant ballroom with huge chaneliers. Great reputation of quality and have been around a long time. My parents had their reception there 40 years and it is still just as beautiful today. While all country club wedding receptions are very pricey, the DuPont Country Club provides more reasonable options than most, if not all other country clubs in Delaware. Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
10/6/2007
4.7/5.0
From the minute we put our deposit down to the last seconds of our GORGEOUS reception, the HDP was exceptional. Our wedding coordinator, Jillian, was extremely helpful and attentive throughout the entire project. In fact, at times I thought she was only planning my wedding, but I knew she was planning several. The venue was amazing, the staff was well-coordinated and amorous, and the rooms were one of a kind. It is truly a place perfect for a princess' wedding, and that is exactly how I felt.
From the minute we put our deposit down to the last seconds of our GORGEOUS reception, the HDP was exceptional. Our Read more...
From the minute we put our deposit down to the last seconds of our GORGEOUS reception, the HDP was exceptional. Our wedding coordinator, Jillian, was extremely helpful and attentive throughout the entire project. In fact, at times I thought she was only planning my wedding, but I knew she was planning several. The venue was amazing, the staff was well-coordinated and amorous, and the rooms were one of a kind. It is truly a place perfect for a princess' wedding, and that is exactly how I felt. Read less
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jessica
Wedding:
6/17/2007
4.7/5.0
My wedding was like a fairytale at Hotel DuPont!!!
My wedding was like a fairytale at Hotel DuPont!!!
My wedding was like a fairytale at Hotel DuPont!!! Read less
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ckoontz
Wedding:
7/26/2008
4.6/5.0
The venu was absolutely spectacular. I truly felt like a princess on my wedding day. Aparently there was issues with the setup for my wedding coordinator, and they temporarily lost some of the decorations after the event. But, I never knew that anything was wrong. There was also a little confusion with the tasting, and they make everyone share plates. Overall, though, I would higly recomed them. It was a 5-star experience.
The venu was absolutely spectacular. I truly felt like a princess on my wedding day. Aparently there was issues with the Read more...
The venu was absolutely spectacular. I truly felt like a princess on my wedding day. Aparently there was issues with the setup for my wedding coordinator, and they temporarily lost some of the decorations after the event. But, I never knew that anything was wrong. There was also a little confusion with the tasting, and they make everyone share plates. Overall, though, I would higly recomed them. It was a 5-star experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
We had great service and help during our experiences with DuPont Country Club. The team was very informative and very responsive to our wishes. They set up the ballroom so nicely! Everything was gorgous!
We had great service and help during our experiences with DuPont Country Club. The team was very informative and very Read more...
We had great service and help during our experiences with DuPont Country Club. The team was very informative and very responsive to our wishes. They set up the ballroom so nicely! Everything was gorgous! Read less
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EM
Wedding:
2/16/2008
4.5/5.0
Highly recommend!!! Food was fantastic!!!
Highly recommend!!! Food was fantastic!!!
Highly recommend!!! Food was fantastic!!! Read less
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Woodstock68
Wedding:
3/19/2011
4.4/5.0
We were very pleased with the Hotel DuPont and their services. Yes, they are expensive but the quality of food, beverage, and the ambiance of the Gold Ball Room is top notch. Only one minor negative - our representative changed mid-stream due a promotion. Both were good but it was a little disruptive.
We were very pleased with the Hotel DuPont and their services. Yes, they are expensive but the quality of food, beverage, Read more...
We were very pleased with the Hotel DuPont and their services. Yes, they are expensive but the quality of food, beverage, and the ambiance of the Gold Ball Room is top notch. Only one minor negative - our representative changed mid-stream due a promotion. Both were good but it was a little disruptive. Read less
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Allison Cochran
Wedding:
2/17/2008
4.4/5.0
Place was beautiful. Food service was slightly slow but other than that, it was excellent!
Place was beautiful. Food service was slightly slow but other than that, it was excellent!
Place was beautiful. Food service was slightly slow but other than that, it was excellent! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
2/16/2008
4.4/5.0
I would definitely recommend this vendor. They are willing to work with you to make it your day. Absolutely fantastic!
I would definitely recommend this vendor. They are willing to work with you to make it your day. Absolutely fantastic!
I would definitely recommend this vendor. They are willing to work with you to make it your day. Absolutely fantastic! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
Overall, it was great. The food was awesome, especially the baked Alaska dessert. Very accommodating staff.
Overall, it was great. The food was awesome, especially the baked Alaska dessert. Very accommodating staff.
Overall, it was great. The food was awesome, especially the baked Alaska dessert. Very accommodating staff. Read less
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leelee
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.1/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at Brantwyn Estate. Overall, we very much enjoyed the day and were pleased with the venue. However, there were definitely a few glitches. They didn't seem to have enough wait staff available and many guests commented on the how long it took to serve dinner. Also recommend going to another vendor for the wedding cake (their cake designs are very old fashioned).
We had our ceremony and reception at Brantwyn Estate. Overall, we very much enjoyed the day and were pleased with the Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at Brantwyn Estate. Overall, we very much enjoyed the day and were pleased with the venue. However, there were definitely a few glitches. They didn't seem to have enough wait staff available and many guests commented on the how long it took to serve dinner. Also recommend going to another vendor for the wedding cake (their cake designs are very old fashioned). Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/25/2007
4.1/5.0
The venue was beautiful and they were very helpful in staying organized
The venue was beautiful and they were very helpful in staying organized
The venue was beautiful and they were very helpful in staying organized Read less
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hwalklett
Wedding:
9/19/2006
3.9/5.0
Very expensive, did not really offer anything anyone else did not.
Very expensive, did not really offer anything anyone else did not.
Very expensive, did not really offer anything anyone else did not. Read less
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GHEARTS
Wedding:
8/16/2008
3.0/5.0
not as chic as I thought it would be the messed up a few times (cakes, food, didn't stay on top of the band leader) so I wouldn't recommend it for a really fussy bride but overall they got the job done!
not as chic as I thought it would be the messed up a few times (cakes, food, didn't stay on top of the band leader) so I Read more...
not as chic as I thought it would be the messed up a few times (cakes, food, didn't stay on top of the band leader) so I wouldn't recommend it for a really fussy bride but overall they got the job done! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Marie S. (aka Princess Leia)
Wedding:
10/12/2012
2.1/5.0
This is a difficult review to write as we switched wedding coordinators half way through the planning process. Our 1st planner failed to provide basic details for our event - bathroom locations, bridal room amenities, hotel rooms, linen sizes, parking quotations and the biggest failure - she didn't explain how 2 weddings could coexist with shared common spaces. We contacted the manager who disgruntledly switched our coordinator to Kim who was FABULOUS to work with moving forward but sadly the damage was done by the 1st coordinator. We could not get over 5 months of planning difficulties & brought our concerns all the way to the DuPont's overall GM where we were met with hostility & rudeness. With exception of Kim, you can expect an air of arrogance and self proposed importance from everyone with a "title".

The hotel itself is beautiful, all of the rooms to include the bridal party suites, banquet rooms, bars & restaurants are beautifully appointed. The wedding food & service was exceptional!

Let downs:
The hotel bar's extremely limited hours. W/ 2 weddings going on simultaneously,oddly, it was only open until 11:00 pm on Thur & 1:00 am on Fri and not open at all during the day until 4. We were all relegated to roomservice.

Check in was easy but be prepared for the hotel to freeze excessive amounts on your credit card. We had 7 rooms reserved at $159/night each.The hotel froze $598 per room on my card. Bizarre!

The Green Room; terrible service; terrible breakfast.

We had 30 rooms reserved & 27 were used. 5 couples stayed elsewhere as reservations were EXTREMELY difficult to make. The majority of guests that did stay were given the runaround as to what the rate was & what kind of room they could expect. Despite me personally calling to get things straight it continued as an obstacle for our guests.

We can honestly say if Kim had been our coordinator to start things would have been better. She is a true GEM!
This is a difficult review to write as we switched wedding coordinators half way through the planning process. Our 1st Read more...
This is a difficult review to write as we switched wedding coordinators half way through the planning process. Our 1st planner failed to provide basic details for our event - bathroom locations, bridal room amenities, hotel rooms, linen sizes, parking quotations and the biggest failure - she didn't explain how 2 weddings could coexist with shared common spaces. We contacted the manager who disgruntledly switched our coordinator to Kim who was FABULOUS to work with moving forward but sadly the damage was done by the 1st coordinator. We could not get over 5 months of planning difficulties & brought our concerns all the way to the DuPont's overall GM where we were met with hostility & rudeness. With exception of Kim, you can expect an air of arrogance and self proposed importance from everyone with a "title".

The hotel itself is beautiful, all of the rooms to include the bridal party suites, banquet rooms, bars & restaurants are beautifully appointed. The wedding food & service was exceptional!

Let downs:
The hotel bar's extremely limited hours. W/ 2 weddings going on simultaneously,oddly, it was only open until 11:00 pm on Thur & 1:00 am on Fri and not open at all during the day until 4. We were all relegated to roomservice.

Check in was easy but be prepared for the hotel to freeze excessive amounts on your credit card. We had 7 rooms reserved at $159/night each.The hotel froze $598 per room on my card. Bizarre!

The Green Room; terrible service; terrible breakfast.

We had 30 rooms reserved & 27 were used. 5 couples stayed elsewhere as reservations were EXTREMELY difficult to make. The majority of guests that did stay were given the runaround as to what the rate was & what kind of room they could expect. Despite me personally calling to get things straight it continued as an obstacle for our guests.

We can honestly say if Kim had been our coordinator to start things would have been better. She is a true GEM! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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