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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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ABOUT US

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

When was your venue built?
1900
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
97
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1900
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
97
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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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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Fatina
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you for the exceptional services that you provided us throughout the preparation for our wedding. Your assistance with food selection and seating arrangements for the ceremony and reception were very helpful. You provided us with many options so that we were able to plan the wedding for our own unique experience. Your professional yet approachable and friendly demeanor made it a pleasure to work with you.
Thank you for the exceptional services that you provided us throughout the preparation for our wedding. Your assistance Read more...
Thank you for the exceptional services that you provided us throughout the preparation for our wedding. Your assistance with food selection and seating arrangements for the ceremony and reception were very helpful. You provided us with many options so that we were able to plan the wedding for our own unique experience. Your professional yet approachable and friendly demeanor made it a pleasure to work with you. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jodi
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I knew this was our venue when we first stepped into it. We had our ceremony as well as the reception here. Everyone their was very accommodating and things just flowed smoothly. Food was impeccable, the cake was phenomenal. Magaret and Cathy were sensational coordinators. We could not have had a better wedding than at the University and Whist Club
My husband and I knew this was our venue when we first stepped into it. We had our ceremony as well as the reception here. Read more...
My husband and I knew this was our venue when we first stepped into it. We had our ceremony as well as the reception here. Everyone their was very accommodating and things just flowed smoothly. Food was impeccable, the cake was phenomenal. Magaret and Cathy were sensational coordinators. We could not have had a better wedding than at the University and Whist Club Read less
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Rena
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
The University and Whist Club provided everything my husband and I needed and wanted for our special day. The food was spot on! The service was five star. Our guests haven't stopped talking about our reception.
Thank you for a wonderful evening!
The University and Whist Club provided everything my husband and I needed and wanted for our special day. The food was Read more...
The University and Whist Club provided everything my husband and I needed and wanted for our special day. The food was spot on! The service was five star. Our guests haven't stopped talking about our reception.
Thank you for a wonderful evening! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The entire day was perfect. Everything was organized and facilitated by the club, and I did not have to worry about a thing!
The entire day was perfect. Everything was organized and facilitated by the club, and I did not have to worry about a Read more...
The entire day was perfect. Everything was organized and facilitated by the club, and I did not have to worry about a thing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This venue was accomodating and met all of our my needs. I had a pretty unique vision for my space that the staff at the Whist club embraced with open arms. When I ran into a few RSVP stumbling blocks, they were right there to think of a creative solution. My guest felt special that night and so did I. I also got a lot of compliments on the food - taste, temperature, and quality. Thanks!
This venue was accomodating and met all of our my needs. I had a pretty unique vision for my space that the staff at the Read more...
This venue was accomodating and met all of our my needs. I had a pretty unique vision for my space that the staff at the Whist club embraced with open arms. When I ran into a few RSVP stumbling blocks, they were right there to think of a creative solution. My guest felt special that night and so did I. I also got a lot of compliments on the food - taste, temperature, and quality. Thanks! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
From the flowers to the food to the cake, the University & Whist Club exceeded our wedding day expectations in every way. Throughout the planning process the staff were extremely attentive and accommodating, even going out of their way to make a special request cake. Our guests had a wonderful time and we definitely made the right choice for holding our ceremony and reception at the UWC.
From the flowers to the food to the cake, the University & Whist Club exceeded our wedding day expectations in every way. Read more...
From the flowers to the food to the cake, the University & Whist Club exceeded our wedding day expectations in every way. Throughout the planning process the staff were extremely attentive and accommodating, even going out of their way to make a special request cake. Our guests had a wonderful time and we definitely made the right choice for holding our ceremony and reception at the UWC. Read less
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