Host Your Next Meeting or Event in Greater Wilmington, Delaware
Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley is close to Philadelphia (we’re only 25 minutes from PHL airport!), but a world apart in terms of what we offer meeting planners.
For smaller meetings — gatherings of 500 or fewer people — there’s no better location in the Mid-Atlantic. Hotels and other venues deliver the one-of-a-kind experiences and expert guest service that larger markets can’t always offer.
The fact that Delaware is tax-free, on almost everything that matters to you, offers a unique appeal.
Location, Location, Location
Wilmington, Delaware is at the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, right along Interstate 95. We’re less than a two-hour drive from Atlantic City, Baltimore, Harrisburg, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. This makes us a great, central destination for meetings with attendees from up and down the East Coast.
More than 80 trains a day stop at the railroad station in downtown Wilmington, giving meeting attendees the option to catch up on some work while in transit.
In short, Wilmington is just as close as some of the Philadelphia suburbs, but often easier to get to. Plus, we’re much more affordable, thanks to Delaware's tax-free environment that allows you to save on meeting room rentals, food and beverage, A/V rental, shopping, and entertainment.
Meet Our Venues
Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley is famous for its history, culture and gardens. That unique blend of attractions means we also have an amazing array of unique venues with state-of-the-art meeting facilities that are ideal for your small- to mid-sized events.
Planning a larger gathering? We can help with those too! The 90,000-square-foot Chase Center and attached Westin hotel in Wilmington’s exciting riverfront district or the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall in the inspiring college town of Newark provide both ample space and an appealing, easy-to-access location.
For more intimate spaces, select from a number of historic du Pont family locations or hold memorable after-hours events at venues such as the Delaware Art Museum, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Hagley Museum and Library, The Queen Wilmington, or the Grand Opera House.