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University and Whist Club

Wilmington , DE
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LOCATION

805 North Broom Street
Wilmington, DE 19806 US (map)

PHONE

302-658-5125

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There is no day more special than your wedding day. At the University and Whist Club brides and grooms are treated like royalty with an inclusive wedding package designed to make your... Read more
There is no day more special than your wedding day. At the University and Whist Club brides and grooms are treated like royalty with an inclusive wedding package designed to make your celebration a lasting memory that will be cherished forever.

To provide the attention you deserve on your wedding day, all University and Whist Club weddings are exclusive - we schedule only one wedding per day. The bride, groom and mother-in-laws are provided rooms for dressing and photography, while the ambience of the Club, its garden and portico all provide unique photo settings. Our in-house florist and catering coordinator along with our on-site pastry chef help bring your dreams to life by personalizing your wedding reception with a touch of historical elegance and charm only the University and Whist Club can offer. Additional highlights of our wedding package include:

- Exquisitely prepared three course meal

- A five hour reception which includes a five hour open bar

- Stationary & butlered hors d'oeuvre for your cocktail hour

- Champagne toast for all of your guests

- A beautifully decorated wedding cake made in-house by our pastry chef

- Fresh floral centerpieces to complement your reception

- Only one reception per day

- Choice of two entrées

- On-site parking with valet service

- Complimentary food tasting for up to four guests

- Custom ivory damask floor length linens and napkins

- 20% service charge included

Learn more about the University and Whist wedding package by contacting our Catering Coordinator. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
60
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
130
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

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Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
You do not have to worry about a thing! Hidden gem in Wilmington, Delaware. The staff is extremely helpful and professional. The food is beyond words and the atmosphere is beautiful.
You do not have to worry about a thing! Hidden gem in Wilmington, Delaware. The staff is extremely helpful and Read more...
You do not have to worry about a thing! Hidden gem in Wilmington, Delaware. The staff is extremely helpful and professional. The food is beyond words and the atmosphere is beautiful. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
We were thrilled with our wedding! The Whist club was wonderful and made everything perfect for our special day!
We were thrilled with our wedding! The Whist club was wonderful and made everything perfect for our special day!
We were thrilled with our wedding! The Whist club was wonderful and made everything perfect for our special day! Read less
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Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were so lucky to find this venue for both our rehearsal dinner and wedding last September. All of the planning went smoothly thanks to Margaret who was a huge help throughout the process. We were treated to a tasting of the food options and cakes and this confirmed that we had chosen the right location. The tasting was more like a private family dinner which was lovely. Both the rehearsal dinner and wedding were perfect for what we were looking for. It is a very intimate venue and the food is phenomenal. Also we opted to use the in house florist Dominique and she created beautiful centerpieces, bouquets, and arrangements. Margaret and the rest of the staff were extremely accommodating to all of our requests and we really could not have asked for anything more. We can't thank them enough for creating such a memorable day for us and our families. We would highly recommend this venue.
My husband and I were so lucky to find this venue for both our rehearsal dinner and wedding last September. All of the Read more...
My husband and I were so lucky to find this venue for both our rehearsal dinner and wedding last September. All of the planning went smoothly thanks to Margaret who was a huge help throughout the process. We were treated to a tasting of the food options and cakes and this confirmed that we had chosen the right location. The tasting was more like a private family dinner which was lovely. Both the rehearsal dinner and wedding were perfect for what we were looking for. It is a very intimate venue and the food is phenomenal. Also we opted to use the in house florist Dominique and she created beautiful centerpieces, bouquets, and arrangements. Margaret and the rest of the staff were extremely accommodating to all of our requests and we really could not have asked for anything more. We can't thank them enough for creating such a memorable day for us and our families. We would highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The University and Whist Club was spectacular for our May 30, 2015 wedding. From the first day we met with Margaret to view the venue, she was kind, accommodating, and patient. She answered all of our questions and was extremely flexible with all of our changes or suggestions. After booking we had our food tasting. The University and Whist Club made this a special event for our family by allowing us to sample not only full meals, but also all of their house wines and champagne. The food during the tasting was outstanding.
During the entire planning process Margaret answered numerous emails, questions, and assisted me in any way she could. This eliminated a lot of my stress and made the planning a fun experience. She accommodated my schedule for all of our meetings due to me living out of town. The Club also offers most services in house which made the planning process seamlessly easy and eliminated the stress of using unreliable vendors.
Our wedding day was executed with perfection. Margaret arrived early in the morning to supervise all aspects and assist the staff with setting up. She truly takes pride in her work and shows a strong passion for creating a wonderful day. During the reception, subtle details made our day even more memorable. From saving us a sampling of all the hors d’oeuvres, to sending us to our hotel with champagne and meals. All of our guests commented on the high quality food, stunning historical sight and high level of service. Cathy also accommodated not only all of my requests, but also all of our guests. The Club obviously hires the best and trains their staff superbly. I cannot thank the University and Whist Club enough for creating a perfect wedding day. If you are looking for quality service, outstanding food, and sophistication the University and Whist Club will assist you in creating an amazing wedding.
The University and Whist Club was spectacular for our May 30, 2015 wedding. From the first day we met with Margaret to Read more...
The University and Whist Club was spectacular for our May 30, 2015 wedding. From the first day we met with Margaret to view the venue, she was kind, accommodating, and patient. She answered all of our questions and was extremely flexible with all of our changes or suggestions. After booking we had our food tasting. The University and Whist Club made this a special event for our family by allowing us to sample not only full meals, but also all of their house wines and champagne. The food during the tasting was outstanding.
During the entire planning process Margaret answered numerous emails, questions, and assisted me in any way she could. This eliminated a lot of my stress and made the planning a fun experience. She accommodated my schedule for all of our meetings due to me living out of town. The Club also offers most services in house which made the planning process seamlessly easy and eliminated the stress of using unreliable vendors.
Our wedding day was executed with perfection. Margaret arrived early in the morning to supervise all aspects and assist the staff with setting up. She truly takes pride in her work and shows a strong passion for creating a wonderful day. During the reception, subtle details made our day even more memorable. From saving us a sampling of all the hors d’oeuvres, to sending us to our hotel with champagne and meals. All of our guests commented on the high quality food, stunning historical sight and high level of service. Cathy also accommodated not only all of my requests, but also all of our guests. The Club obviously hires the best and trains their staff superbly. I cannot thank the University and Whist Club enough for creating a perfect wedding day. If you are looking for quality service, outstanding food, and sophistication the University and Whist Club will assist you in creating an amazing wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We absolutely Loved our experience with the University and Whist Club in Wilmington! The Club truly offers an "Entire package" experience so you can have your wedding ceremony and reception there without worrying about many minor details. The catering, linens, floral centerpieces, and cake (as well as cake cutting fees) are ALL included so it truly saves $$ for an excellent experience. We enjoyed the environment so much we chose to have an intimate DELICIOUS rehearsal dinner in a private room the night before the wedding as well. It was truly beautiful! The staff was incredibly professional and so eager to help with ANY little detail - it was as if we were the prince/princess at our home castle for the day. The Club also only does 1 wedding per day so you're not feeling rushed or pushed along at all - girls have the entire upstairs to get prepped/dressed and the boys have a full sports bar (stocked and open to their use) and pool table/Foosball downstairs as well. Food is phenomenal, Open bar is included (w/no extra fees) and the entire facilities are stunning! Highly recommend and would love to host or attend another event at the University and Whist Club!!
We absolutely Loved our experience with the University and Whist Club in Wilmington! The Club truly offers an "Entire Read more...
We absolutely Loved our experience with the University and Whist Club in Wilmington! The Club truly offers an "Entire package" experience so you can have your wedding ceremony and reception there without worrying about many minor details. The catering, linens, floral centerpieces, and cake (as well as cake cutting fees) are ALL included so it truly saves $$ for an excellent experience. We enjoyed the environment so much we chose to have an intimate DELICIOUS rehearsal dinner in a private room the night before the wedding as well. It was truly beautiful! The staff was incredibly professional and so eager to help with ANY little detail - it was as if we were the prince/princess at our home castle for the day. The Club also only does 1 wedding per day so you're not feeling rushed or pushed along at all - girls have the entire upstairs to get prepped/dressed and the boys have a full sports bar (stocked and open to their use) and pool table/Foosball downstairs as well. Food is phenomenal, Open bar is included (w/no extra fees) and the entire facilities are stunning! Highly recommend and would love to host or attend another event at the University and Whist Club!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Venue
Bg11
Private User
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased with my reception at the University and Whist Club. It is a beautiful location and absolutely gorgeous in early spring when the trees are blooming. We worked with with Margaret to help us create a smaller scaled down wedding reception/ cocktail party. She helped us to stay in budget and was always willing to answer questions via email promptly. Also the cake and the food were amazing! I highly recommend the Whist club.
I was very pleased with my reception at the University and Whist Club. It is a beautiful location and absolutely gorgeous Read more...
I was very pleased with my reception at the University and Whist Club. It is a beautiful location and absolutely gorgeous in early spring when the trees are blooming. We worked with with Margaret to help us create a smaller scaled down wedding reception/ cocktail party. She helped us to stay in budget and was always willing to answer questions via email promptly. Also the cake and the food were amazing! I highly recommend the Whist club. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We fell in love with the Whist the moment we pulled into the long driveway, sheltered by an old stone wall. The Club's historic charm made the decision really easy. Margaret, Cathy, Dominique, Deborah and all the staff at the Club made our wedding day dream a reality and I couldn't be more pleased with how the venue looked the day of the wedding. All my guests commented on how delicious the food was, how responsive the staff was and just how gorgeous the entire Club looked. I cannot thank the staff enough for the great job they did.
We fell in love with the Whist the moment we pulled into the long driveway, sheltered by an old stone wall. The Club's Read more...
We fell in love with the Whist the moment we pulled into the long driveway, sheltered by an old stone wall. The Club's historic charm made the decision really easy. Margaret, Cathy, Dominique, Deborah and all the staff at the Club made our wedding day dream a reality and I couldn't be more pleased with how the venue looked the day of the wedding. All my guests commented on how delicious the food was, how responsive the staff was and just how gorgeous the entire Club looked. I cannot thank the staff enough for the great job they did. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing. Margaret and Cathy were wonderful to work with - planning was a snap and the day went off perfectly. The club is a beautiful venue and the addition of the outdoor ceremony space is a great option! The food is delicious - make sure you get the "bang bang shrimp" appetizer! I loved the "one stop shop" aspect - catering, bar, cake, flowers and service are all included and the prices were definitely some of the most reasonable in the area. My guests had tons of compliments and are still telling me how much they loved their day there.

All in all, it was the perfect wedding - I'd definitely recommend giving the University and Whist Club a look for your special day!
Absolutely amazing. Margaret and Cathy were wonderful to work with - planning was a snap and the day went off perfectly. Read more...
Absolutely amazing. Margaret and Cathy were wonderful to work with - planning was a snap and the day went off perfectly. The club is a beautiful venue and the addition of the outdoor ceremony space is a great option! The food is delicious - make sure you get the "bang bang shrimp" appetizer! I loved the "one stop shop" aspect - catering, bar, cake, flowers and service are all included and the prices were definitely some of the most reasonable in the area. My guests had tons of compliments and are still telling me how much they loved their day there.

All in all, it was the perfect wedding - I'd definitely recommend giving the University and Whist Club a look for your special day! Read less
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William
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding reception at The University and Whist Club of Wilmington, DE, this past August and they were amazing to work with. Margaret and Cathy were so professional, flexible, and easy to work with my wife, and family couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. Our family and friends told kept telling my wife and I, how beautiful the Whist Club is, how nice all the staff was, how great all the food and cake was, and everyone told my wife and I, “You two picked the best place in Wilmington, DE, to have your wedding reception.” Lastly, out of all the places we looked at in the Philly/Wilmington, DE area the numbers were the best at the Whist Club and I feel like for the service, professionalism, flexibility, high quality of the food and drinks, we would of paid double!...

If your on the fence and don’t know where you want to have your wedding reception go to the University and Whist Club of Wilmington, DE ask for Margaret and Cathy and you will not for one second regret it. Again, I was so happy with everything! I told them if any future client of theirs would like to talk to someone who has used their facilities to pass on my information because I would love to tell them how they should choose the University and Whist Club of Wilmington, DE.
I had my wedding reception at The University and Whist Club of Wilmington, DE, this past August and they were amazing to Read more...
I had my wedding reception at The University and Whist Club of Wilmington, DE, this past August and they were amazing to work with. Margaret and Cathy were so professional, flexible, and easy to work with my wife, and family couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. Our family and friends told kept telling my wife and I, how beautiful the Whist Club is, how nice all the staff was, how great all the food and cake was, and everyone told my wife and I, “You two picked the best place in Wilmington, DE, to have your wedding reception.” Lastly, out of all the places we looked at in the Philly/Wilmington, DE area the numbers were the best at the Whist Club and I feel like for the service, professionalism, flexibility, high quality of the food and drinks, we would of paid double!...

If your on the fence and don’t know where you want to have your wedding reception go to the University and Whist Club of Wilmington, DE ask for Margaret and Cathy and you will not for one second regret it. Again, I was so happy with everything! I told them if any future client of theirs would like to talk to someone who has used their facilities to pass on my information because I would love to tell them how they should choose the University and Whist Club of Wilmington, DE. Read less
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Lilian Lam
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Margaret and Cathy have been SO good from the beginning. Quick response all the time (phone or email). The food all taste so good, we couldn't decide which plate to choose! The package includes everything - gratuity, service, valet parking for guests, wedding cake (with great coffee and tea), open bar, linens, fresh flowers throughout the venue (we got $ off because I am allergic and we decided to not use fresh flowers). We did the cocktail hour indoor as well (we didn't want summer heat for our guests), and there are plenty of rooms to mingle. They set up a bridal suite for us, brought hor d'oeuvres to us, and when we were walking around to take pictures/talk to guests, there was a staff following us (with food and drinks in her hand) just to make sure we get food. They have a nice big dance floor, and we had lots of fun with our guests that night. They even went out of their way to accommodate us for a Chinese tea ceremony in the middle of the reception. And EVERYBODY was raving about the food and cake. Overall, this has got to be one of the best place to celebrate a wedding in Delaware! Thank you, University and Whist Club. We will surely be back and recommend you to everyone we know around the area!
Margaret and Cathy have been SO good from the beginning. Quick response all the time (phone or email). The food all taste Read more...
Margaret and Cathy have been SO good from the beginning. Quick response all the time (phone or email). The food all taste so good, we couldn't decide which plate to choose! The package includes everything - gratuity, service, valet parking for guests, wedding cake (with great coffee and tea), open bar, linens, fresh flowers throughout the venue (we got $ off because I am allergic and we decided to not use fresh flowers). We did the cocktail hour indoor as well (we didn't want summer heat for our guests), and there are plenty of rooms to mingle. They set up a bridal suite for us, brought hor d'oeuvres to us, and when we were walking around to take pictures/talk to guests, there was a staff following us (with food and drinks in her hand) just to make sure we get food. They have a nice big dance floor, and we had lots of fun with our guests that night. They even went out of their way to accommodate us for a Chinese tea ceremony in the middle of the reception. And EVERYBODY was raving about the food and cake. Overall, this has got to be one of the best place to celebrate a wedding in Delaware! Thank you, University and Whist Club. We will surely be back and recommend you to everyone we know around the area! Read less
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