Just an update here on prices. As of May 2016:
– Rental fees are between $1500-5000 depending on day of week/time of year etc.
– A visit from the resident owl (who is teeny tiny and ADORABLE) is $200
– Their food packages start at $135/pp – for station, buffet or full sit down dinners. This does not include alcohol (see note at the bottom of this post). The food is sustainable/seasonal and everything sounds amazing, but this price is a lot for my fiance and I. They are willing to work with you on the price! We are discussing having a cocktail reception (heavy appetizers and desserts) and she said doing the wedding on “off hours” (7-11 instead of 6-10pm – they also mentioned 2-5pm) – would reduce the cost.
Other things to note that I remember from our visit (I know these aren’t price related, but figured it would be good to keep it all together) —
There isnt really a dressing room for the bride. There IS, but it’s basically a closet.
They are working on a visitor’s center that will attach to the pavilion, expanding the pavilion restrooms and kitchen areas.
The pavilion has glass doors that can be open (like garage doors) or closed (if weather is bad/cold). The pavilion also has a fireplace inside. There are benches and a fire pit outside, and they have lawn games such as cornhole. The pavilion is also pre-strung with bistro lights – it’s beautiful.
Your ceremony can be anywhere on the grounds, most people have it in this apple “orchard” which is like an aisle of 6-8 trees. You can also get married in the barn.
The barn can be used for cocktail hour so they can set up the pavilion for the reception itself – there is climate control (AC/heat), however the barn does not have restrooms. They are a short walk from the barn itself.
They do not supply alcohol – you bring your own, and your catering package includes a bartender, mixers, garnish, glasses, etc etc. This is a great cost-saving way to do your bar, just hit up Total Wine in Delaware!