Wedding Planning Information

Benefits

  • Your ceremony and/or reception held in Hagley’s unique venue, the Soda House, nestled in the rolling hills of chateau country.
  • Wedding and engagement photography in the E. I. du Pont Garden and along the Brandywine River
  • Exclusive Catering by Toscana Catering at Hagley*
  • Set-up time prior to wedding day
  • Complimentary Hagley Museum tickets for wedding guests that may be used as wedding favors.
  • Free night at the Christiana Hilton Hotel, plus a discount on a block of rooms.
  • Patron Level Membership for the Couple including:
    Free admission to Hagley Museum including the DuPont ancestral home, the restored garden, the nineteenth-century Worker’s Hill, and special exhibitions
    10% discount at the Hagley Store and Belin House Organic Café
    Invitations to special events and more!

 *Wedding Venue Fee does not include catering costs.

Venue Fees

Gallery Wedding Venue Fee: Up to 100 guests for a seated reception. Includes six-hour Soda House rental until 11 p.m, with lower Galleries.

Premium Months (May, June, September through December): $2000 • Standard Months: $1500

Full Soda House Wedding Venue Fee: Up to 150 guests for a seated reception. Includes six-hour Soda House rental until 11 p.m., with lower Galleries and Auditorium

Premium Months (May, June, September through December): $3500 • Standard Months: $2500

Ceremony Fees

E.I. du Pont Gardens or Hagley Barn Ceremony

  • Available May-October starting at 5 p.m.
  • Up to 160 guests
  • Includes 100 white resin chairs (extra may be rental and an additional fee), rehearsal time the day before, and a Hagley event coordinator on site.
  • Ceremony Fee: $2250/$2000 with Soda House reception

Hagley Soda House Ceremony

  • Maximum capacity varies by space up to 160 guests.
  • Includes 100 white plastic chairs (extra may be rented at an additional fee), rehearsal time the day before, and a Hagley event coordinator on site.
  • Ceremony Fee: $1500
  • $500 with Soda House reception (up to 100 guests)

Capacities

Carpenter Auditorium
200 theater seating, 140 banquet seating, 200 for cocktails

Gallery I
85 theater seating, 72 banquet seating, 90 for cocktails

Gallery II
90 theater seating, 100 banquet seating, 110 for cocktails

Soda House Terrace
110 ceremony seating, 160 for cocktails

E. I. du Pont Garden Ceremony
160 with on-site rain backup, 220 with off-site rain backup