Bellevue Hall

Bellevue State Park

911 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809
Phone: (302) 761-6952
Fax: (302) 761-4685
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Overview

An elegant estate perfect for hosting a formal affair or business function. Surrounded by beautiful grounds complete with gardens, a gazebo and patios, the mansion provides an ideal setting for both indoor and outdoor affairs. The interior includes a grand foyer, wood-paneled library, Crystal Dining Room, parlor, and several quaint rooms with chandeliers, fireplaces and charming turn-of-the-century décor. For wedding celebrations, the upstairs offers a stylish bridal suite, handsomely furnished groomsman's room, and a lovely sitting parlor for the bridal party. Tours of the mansion are offered periodically.

Bellevue Hall at Bellevue State Park is located minutes from I-95 in northern Delaware.

 

Site Details

Bellevue Hall is a unique setting for memorable events -- both intimate and grand. It provides the perfect venue for elegant weddings and celebrations, as well as business meetings and corporate functions. In addition, the property provides an ideal backdrop for social gatherings including bridal and baby showers, anniversary and birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, holiday parties, and dinner receptions. The facility can also be used for training and conferences, the grounds are ideal for tented and other outdoor functions, and the garden is perfect for ceremonies.

The mansion features an expansive central foyer with a sweeping staircase, ornate marble fireplaces, a formal dining room, a classic wood-paneled library, and a trophy room. A large portico, framed by formal columns, opens onto the side patio. On the grounds, a perennial garden provides a charming setting for photographs or for a romantic stroll.

Total capacity of the mansion is 150. Individual rooms can accommodate from 25 to 100. For larger events of up to 250, tents may be used on the grounds.

Site Specifications

  • Number of rooms: 5
  • Total capacity: 150
  • A/V capabilities: Yes
  • Handicapped accessible: Yes
  • Kitchen facilities: Yes
  • Outdoor capabilities: Yes
  • Overnight accommodations: No

Directions

Bellevue Hall is located at 911 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809.

From Philadelphia, PA

  • I-95 South into Delaware
  • Exit 9 at Marsh Road (Rt 3)
  • Left at light at bottom of exit ramp
  • Go under overpass, then left at second traffic light onto Washington Street Extension
  • Follow to end, then left at traffic light, onto Philadelphia Pike
  • Travel approximately 0 .6 mile
  • Turn left into gated drive to Bellevue Hall

From New York/New Jersey and points North

  • New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 2
  • Take 322 West over Commodore Barry Bridge into Pennsylvania
  • Follow I-95 South into Delaware
  • Exit 9 at Marsh Road (Rt 3)
  • Left at light at bottom of exit ramp
  • Go under overpass, then left at second traffic light onto Washington Street Extension
  • Follow to end, then left at traffic light, onto Philadelphia Pike
  • Travel approximately .6 mile
  • Turn left into gated drive to Bellevue Hall

From Washington, D.C. and points South

  • Take I-95 north past downtown Wilmington to Exit 9, Marsh Road (Rt 3)<
  • Turn left at end of exit ramp, yield right at traffic light onto Marsh Road
  • At next traffic light, turn left onto Washington Street Extension
  • Follow to next traffic light at Philadelphia Pike, turn left
  • Travel approximately .6 mile
  • Turn left into gated drive to Bellevue Hall

History

A former duPont family estate, the mansion was built by Philadelphia businessman, Hanson Robinson in the 1850s. Robinson named the property Woolton Hall. William duPont, Sr. purchased the estate in 1883. He acquired two adjacent properties, increased the size, and added barns, stables and other buildings associated with his equestrian interests. In 1928, William duPont, Jr. inherited Woolton Hall and spent the next several years remodeling the mansion and property, adding tennis courts, a swimming pool and indoor horse training facilities.

Catering and Tenting

Authorized Bellevue Hall Caterers

  • Bachetti Brothers
    Rich Helms
    4723 Kirkwood Highway
    Wilmington, DE. 19808-5014
    (302) 994-4467
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  • Bethany Blues
    Jessica Nathan
    18385 Coastal Highway
    Lewes, DE 19958
    (302) 644-2500
    bethanyblues.com">
  • Bixby’s Caterers
    Lisa Bixby
    2107 Harrison Ave.
    Wilmington, DE. 19809
    (302) 791-0360
    www.bixbyscaterers.com">
  • Brandywine Catering
    Ted Pace
    1410 Baltimore Pike, Unit 1
    Chadds Ford, PA 19317
    (610) 459-3705
    www.brandywinecatering.com">
  • Brandywine Prime Seafood & Chops
    Michael Majewski
    1617 Baltimore Pike
    Chadds Ford, PA 19317
    (610) 388-8088
    www.brandywineprime.com">
  • Caffe Gelato Restaurant
    Ryan German
    90 E. Main Street
    Newark, DE 19711
    (302) 738-5811
    caffegelatoevents.com">
  • First Step Corporation dba Nage Restaurant
    Joshua Grapski
    19730 Coastal Highway
    Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
    (302) 226-2037
    www.nagerb.com">
  • Gallagher & Gallagher
    Charles Gallagher
    1801 Gilpin Avenue
    Wilmington, DE 19806
    (302) 658-8406
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  • Golden Apple Caterers, LLC
    Theresa Ventresca
    27 West Green Street
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 737-6933
    www.goldenapplecaterers.com">
  • Home Grown Café
    Sasha Aber
    126 E. Main St.
    Newark, DE 19711
    (302) 266-6993
    homegrowncafe.com">
  • Knighted Swan dba J. Scott/Queen of Hearts Catering
    Scott Walsh
    189 Pennsylvania Ave
    Malvern, PA 19355
    (610) 725-9420
    www.jscottcatering.com">
  • Manhattan Bagel #049
    Pulin Amin
    3209-B Concord Pike
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 477-0700
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  • Movable Feast
    Gail Ashe
    2510 West 5th St.
    Wilmington, DE 19805
    (302) 656-8892
    www.movablefeastde.com">
  • The Greenery
    Craig Tostle
    55 Paschall Road
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    302-472-CHEF (2433)
    www.greenerycaterers.com">

Authorized Bellevue Hall Tent Vendors

Reservations

Call the Special Events Office at (302) 761-6952 for information, or use our online contact form. A reservation packet will be sent upon request.