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 Tent Vendors

ACTION SPECIAL EVENTS & RENTALS, INC.
8-B Mill Park Court
Newark, DE  19713
(302) 366-0749 and (302) 366-0749
www.actiontentevent.com  
Email: actionevent@earthlink.net

COASTAL RENTALS & HYDRAULICS, LLC.
35283 Atlantic Avenue
Millville, DE 19967
(302) 539-5211
www.tentedeventsde.com
Email: info@tentedeventsde.com

DIAMOND STATE PARTY RENTALS
53 Germay Drive
Wilmington, DE  19804
(302) 777-6677
www.diamondstatepartyrentals.com
Email: diamondstaterental@yahoo.com

DOVER RENT-ALL TENTS & EVENTS
35 Commerce Way, Suite 180
Dover, DE  19904
(302) 739-0860
www.tentsevents.net
Email: office@tentsevents.net

Authorized Bellevue Hall Caterers

Bachetti Bros. Catering                   
Laura Morris   
302-994-4467
4723 B Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE 19808           
Sells alcohol: No
Serves alcohol: No
www.bachettis.com

Bethany Blues
Kathy Callahan
302-644-2500
18385 Coastal Hwy
Lewes, DE 19958
Sells alcohol: Yes
Serves alcohol: Yes
www.bethanyblues.com

Big Fish Grill
Susan Sokowski
302-226-1375
P.O. Box 501
Rehoboth, DE 19971
Sells alcohol: Yes
Serves alcohol: Yes
www.bigfishgrill.com

Bixby's Caterers
Lisa Bixby
302-791-0360
2107 Harrison Ave.
Wilmington, DE 19809
Sells alcohol: No
Serves alcohol: Yes
www.bixbyscaterers.com

Brandywine Catering
Ted Pace
610-459-3705
1410 Baltimore Pike, Unit 1
Chadds Ford PA 19317
Sells alcohol: No
Serves alcohol: Yes
www.brandwinecatering.com

Brandywine Prime
Michael Majewski
610-388-8088
1617 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Sells alcohol: No
Serves alcohol: No
www.brandywineprime.com

Caffe Gelato
Ryan German
302-533-0201
90 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
Sells alcohol: Yes
Serves alcohol: Yes
www.caffegelato.net

Feastivities Events
Bernice Cornell
215-475-3338
440 Domino Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Sells alcohol: No
Serves alcohol: No
www.feastivitiesevents.com

Fork and Flask at Nage
(302) 226-2037
Kathy McDonald
19730 Coastal Hwy.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Sells alcohol: Yes
Serves alcohol: Yes
www.forkandflask.com

J. Scott Catering
Scott Walsh
610-725-9420
189 Pennsylvania Ave.
Malvern, PA 19355
Sells alcohol: No
Serves alcohol: No
www.jscottcatering.com

Just Hooked
Katie Green
(410) 615-2560
1500 Coastal Hwy.
Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Sells alcohol: Yes
Serves alcohol: Yes
www.justhookedfi.com

McFadden Catering, Inc.
Kevin McFadden
609-820-0200
831 Stone Rd.
Laurel Springs, NJ 08021
Sells alcohol: No
Serves alcohol: No
www.mcfaddencatering.com

Movable Feast, Inc.
Gail Ashe
302-656-8892
2510 West 5th Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
Sells alcohol: No
Serves alcohol: No
www.movablefeastde.com

The Georgia House of Millsboro
Christin Headley
302-934-6737
119 Main Street
Millsboro, DE 19968
Sells alcohol: No
Serves alcohol: Yes
www.eatgh.com

Toscana Catering
Emma Gilroy or Cindy Berkowitz       
302-654-8877
1412 N DuPont St.
Wilmington DE, 19806
emma@bigchefguy.com or cindy@bigchefguy.com
Sells alcohol: Yes / Serves alcohol: Yes
www.toscanacatering.com

Statewide Mobile Food Trucks

The Roaming Raven
Morgan DeMarco
302-894-1200
108 Peoples Plaza
Newark, DE 19702
Sells alcohol: Yes / Serves alcohol: Yes
www.theroamingraven.com

Woodside Farm Creamery
Janet Mitchell
302-239-9847
1310 Little Baltimore Rd.
Hockessin, DE 19707
Sells alcohol: No / Serves alcohol: No
www.woodsidefarmcreamery.com

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.