Unique, inspiring and sophisticated, the Delaware Art Museum offers the perfect setting to impress your guests. Whether a lively cocktail party, intimate dinner on the Chihuly Bridge or unforgettable wedding in our grand public spaces, our staff is here to cater to your every need and to make your event memorable.
Event Spaces: Chihuly Bridge: Extending along Dale Chihuly’s gorgeously-colored installation Persian Window and overlooking the Catherine A. Fusco Grand Hall, the Chihuly Bridge is the perfect spot for an intimate cocktail gathering or a small dinner. Access to galleries on either side of the bridge is included with all rentals. Seated Dinner: 30, Cocktail Reception: 75.
The North Terrace and Copeland Sculpture Garden: Our six acre sculpture park welcomes guests walking from the parking lot to the Museum’s North Terrace entrance by leading them on a tranquil walk along a tree-lined path. Nine sculptures from the Museum’s permanent collection are scattered throughout the space and offer numerous opportunities to explore and interact. Cocktail receptions and wedding ceremonies can be held in the garden. The paved North Terrace is a broad plaza boarded by low stone wall that adjoins the building and overlooks the sculpture garden. It offers a perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony or cocktails hour. A tent can be added and up to 200 guests accommodated for a seated dinner.
Dinner and Dancing: 200,
Cocktail Reception: 300
Catherine A. Fusco Grand Hall: This sophisticated social space is ideal for seated dinners or standing cocktail receptions. The grand entry to the Museum opens onto our main gallery spaces and overlooks the paved terrace and scenic Kentmere Parkway. Seated Dinner with Dancing: 130, Cocktail Reception: 200.
East Court: The East Court adjoins our Pre-Raphaelite Galleries, Howard Pyle and American Illustration, and our changing exhibition galleries, making it an ideal location for cocktail parties or small dinners. The contemporary space is highlighted by the works Rome II and Alexander Calder’s Black Crescent. Seated Dinner: 90, Cocktail Reception: 150