Charleston Coleman Seller


Meeting and event planners from around the region have loved their time in Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley. Find out what they had to say through the testimonials below. Then, start planning your event by completing our MEETING PLANNER RFP.

"I wanted to be certain to thank you, on behalf of FANA (The Fan Association of North America) for all of your efforts in behalf of our organization during our trip to Wilmington. You helped to make our assemblage affordable by facilitating and pointing out how we could plan to get the most out of our visit. As a result, we could do more in your area, and our members loved Wilmington. I'm sure that they will return, and many stayed for several days after our meetings.

All of your staff was very congenial, and it made our planning a pleasure. I can only say that the people working for the museums and historical sites were also most kind, and I have never quite worked with a situation where everyone got back to me in such a timely fashion - truly wonderful.

You have my sincere appreciation."

Dr. Abbey Block Cash
Immediate Past President, FANA

"The transportation incentive was crucial to the success of our "Useful & Beautiful" conference. Not only did it make bus travel between Newark and Wilmington available to our attendees--something we otherwise could not have afforded without significantly raising the registration fee--but many who came took advantage of the car rental and airport shuttle offers. It is worth pointing out that the majority of those who came to the conference on 7-9 October had never been to Delaware before or had not been to one or more of the three host institutions, the University of Delaware, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, and the Delaware Art Museum. Thanks again."

Mark Samuels Lasner
Senior Research Fellow - University of Delaware Library

"Not home yet, but up early and wanted to thank you once more for all you have done for us and the Mills reunion. The state grant made their travel possible. Without it many would not have been able to attend, and they would not have been able to go to the beach, which they so enjoyed. Oh ,and yes ma'am, I have some check writing to do, an unexpected bonus for them which I'm sure will be greatly appreciated. We have you to thank for that. I didn't think about this yesterday, but I would love to have some of your business cards to pass out at FAMS and planners in order to bring Military reunions to Wilmington, and your wonderful guidance."

Ben Laurens
Mills Reunion

"Many thanks for your kind assistance. The attendees of my conference all liked the information brochures and the bags. I do appreciate your help in making this possible. I hope I have other opportunities to bring this conference back to Wilmington in the future. It is efforts such as yours that made us felt welcome and wanting to come back."

Jay Lee, PhD
Executive Director, Applied Geography Conferences, Inc.
Professor and Chair, Kent State University Dept of Geography

"We held our fifty-first regional conference at the Doubletree Hotel on Concord Pike on March 7 - 8, 2008. The Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau provided us with 500 bags, brochures and pens. We also received a small quantity of book lights. The staff from the Convention & Visitors Bureau set up an information table at the conference to provide our members with information about Wilmington and to assist them with their questions. We were extended overwhelming hospitality by the Doubletree Hotel on Concord Pike. However, we will hold the conference at the Downtown Doubletree in 2009 due to their Ballroom capacity. We extend our sincere appreciation to you and the staff of the Bureau for helping to make this one of the best conferences in our fifty-two years of existence. It has been a pleasure to work with you and we look forward to continuing our relationship in 2009."

Thelma D. Goodwin
2008 Conference Planner
Eastern Region Church Ushers' Association

"Thank you for your service and the service of the many volunteers provided by GWCVB for the National High School Mock Trial Championship. Your time and efforts were tremendous assets that led to the overall success of the event. We have received numerous different communications indicating that our volunteers were the most dedicated, good humored and composed volunteers that the teams and National Board members had ever encountered. Many have said that the volunteers carried themselves as if they do this all the time. Your willingness to help is among the primary reasons that all went smoothly and everyone had a good time. Thank you for being an integral part of the team that provided a fun, learning experience for students from all over the world!"

Mary Page Bailey Kirsten H. Morris
Deputy Attorney General AOC
Delaware Department of Justice The Delaware Judiciary

"I am so glad I contacted you for help in planning a long distance wedding!!! Your prompt help really made a difference and opened up many options for this special event!! Also, your suggestions were greatly appreciated!! WOW- I am so impressed with your "customer service"----you get a gold star!!!! Thank you again!"

Marlene DePretto (NC)

"Thank you for the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau Meeting Planner... I just opened it today and I am thrilled with all the information.. Also, thank you for the gift card at the holidays... very thoughtful and much appreciated. It was my pleasure meeting you at the BizBash show last fall. I look forward to doing more business in Greater Wilmington and Brandywine Valley this year.

Nancy K Bauman, NKB Events, LLC

"I am so grateful for your help in sending emails to the Wilmington area hotels requesting rates on a block of rooms for my family and guests. I received calls and emails from at least eight hotels and was able to compare amenities and rates."

Migdalia Hernandez

"I want to get back to you to let you know how much I appreciate all of your help in finding conference space in the Wilmington area for May 2006. I was very impressed with the number of responses that I received and the quality of the services they offered in my price range. Thanks again for helping me find the right conference facility at the right price."

Janice Bruno
Training Coordinator
Main Line Commercial Pools, Inc

"Just a note to thank you for having the foresight to have staff like Esther Lovlie meet with our Council of State Government Conference visitors. Several individuals stated they were extremely surprised to be hosted in this highly professional manner. They thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Historic New Castle and Esther's hospitality. Congratulations - you and your staff are great and made a very positive impression on many CSG visitors"

John Pastor
Director, International
Delaware Economic Development Office

"I'd like to thank you again for your professional assistance in helping US DOT to locate appropriate meeting space for the 1-day Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Workshop planned for the Wilmington / Newark area in April. By using the meeting and planning resources offered by the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau, I was able to save a considerable amount of time and effort by alleviating myself the burden of performing web-site searches for venues to accommodate 200 attendees in a classroom style seating arrangement and then having to contact each individual site with a request for a bid proposal. After contacting you, I was able to forward you our statement of work, which in turn you distributed to the venues you thought would best suit our needs. This process was made effortless and a pleasurable experience with your professional help while relying on your planning experience. After receiving several bid proposals, I followed-up with 3 venue site-visits and found exactly what I was looking for to make our workshop a successful one. I will not hesitate to use the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau in the future."

Anthony H. Murray III
U.S. Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Hazardous Materials Safety Assistance Team - Eastern Region