Event Rentals

Poole Gallery

Old Town Hall

Council Chambers

Old Town Hall

Historic Gardens

Read House & Gardens

Event Rentals – The Delaware History Museum is available to businesses and nonprofit organizations to rent for private events in the spring and fall on a limited basis. If you would like to host a business meeting, luncheon, lecture, seminar, or cocktail reception, there are three rooms available to choose from:

Poole Gallery 80 theatre style
49 x 30 feet 150 standing
  80 seated at 72” round tables
Council Chambers 60 theater style
49 x 22 feet 90 standing
60 seated at 72” round tables
Copeland Room 120 theatre style
59 x 48 feet 150 standing
180 seated at 72” round tables

About Event Rentals

The rental fee includes admission to the self-guided museum exhibition, “Delaware: One State, Many Stories” and use of the room(s) for your event. All chairs, tables, linens, decorations, etc. must be rented. There is no kitchen on site and choice of caterer is limited to Janssen’s Catering, the University & Whist Club, and the Wilmington Club. The first step is to check if the date for your event is available on the DHS calendar. Select Book Now to send a request, and we’ll reply as soon as possible. Thank you!

Old Town Hall 360

Take of virtual tour of Old Town Hall with your desktop, phone, or VR headset!

For the best experience, use a vr headset with access to a web browser. Load this page in the browser and use the button to begin the experience. Enjoy!

Read House & Gardens

Gardens of the Read House
140 Maximum Capacity
  Wedding Ceremonies Only

To learn more about the Read House & Gardens, visit readhouseandgardens.org.

For information about booking the historic gardens of the Read House, contact info@newcastlehistory.org.