Delaware Agricultural Museum
Delaware Agricultural Museum

Event Space Rental Fees

  • Deposit Required - A $50 NON refundable deposit is required to secure your date and time.
  • Balance Due - Balance of fees are due the day of the event as soon as you enter the building.
  • Staffing Fees - There is an additional $25 per hour staffing fee for rentals outside regular business hours of Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 3pm.
  • Kitchen Fee - Flat fee of $50 will be charged for Kitchen privileges
  • Cleaning Deposit - Some events require a $50 Cleaning Deposit.
  • Carpet Cleaning Fee - If you are renting a room with carpet, there will be a carpet cleaning fee for any food or drink stains. This will be billed to you after the event, so please ask your guests to be extra careful.




  • Rental Agreement -  A signed rental agreement is required.
  • Supplies - You must provide all food, drinks, linens, tableware, extra furniture and other needed supplies.
  • Deliveries - All deliveries and visits must be coordinated with Museum staff.
  • Museum Fixtures/Displays/Furnishings - No museum fixture may be disassembled or moved or items attached without (2) weeks prior approval by Museum Director.  Nothing may be moved or removed without the advance permission and assistance of the curatorial staff.
  • Smoking - NO smoking is allowed on Museum grounds except in the parking lot and outside Museum front entrance doors.
  • Clean-up – Renter is responsible for removing all food and trash from the floor and tables and putting it into the provided trash receptacle.   Renter is responsible for clearing and cleaning everything brought to the Museum grounds, including decorations and trash.  Food and/or drink stains may result in a carpet cleaning fee and/or loss of cleaning deposit.
  • Alcohol - Alcohol may be served with proof of liquor license and Certificate of Insurance.
  • Vehicles on Museum Grounds - No vehicles are permitted on the grounds of the Museum behind the chain link fence without permission of a museum staff member.
  • Musicians, Caterers, Equipment, Decorations - You are responsible for the selection and arrangements of musicians, caterers, rental equipment (i.e. tents, sound systems, tables), flowers, and decorations. Damages or losses attributed to these are your responsibility.  If required, certificates, proof of insurance, and names and arrival\departure times of contributing parties (i.e. musicians, horses, caterers, etc.) are due at least 14 days before event date.
  • Museum Staffing - A staff member must be present during all hours of the function for questions and security.
  • Balloons - NO helium balloons may be used in either exhibit hall.  Balloons must be secured before entering the building. 
  • Food and Beverages - Eating and drinking is allowed in designated areas only.
  • Pets - NO pets.
  • Horses and other animals - For insurance reasons, horses and other animals can be used only if the Museum is informed of the owner and the animal owner furnishes a certificate of insurance at least 14 days before event date.
  • Decorations - Decorations cannot be applied with tape, tacks, nails, staples or any abrasive materials. They may be tied or hung. Free standing arrangements are allowed. Check with Museum staff for acceptable methods.
  • Flowers - You must provide containers for all flowers- plastic sheeting must be supplied by you and placed under all containers.
  • Insurance – You will be asked to provide a Certificate of Insurance if you are having a large event, a moon bounce or other rental equipment. Ask Museum staff for specifics.
  • Food Preparation - A small kitchen is available (with additional fee) for food preparation.
  • Additional Rooms - may be available for storage, bridal party and groomsmen at no extra charge.
  • Set-Up - You may set-up the day before the event if previously arranged with the Museum.
  • Table & Chairs - 6' rectangle banquet tables with metal chairs are available to accommodate seating for 125 guests. If additional seating is needed or if you prefer round tables, you can rent them from any rental shop.
  • Final Head Count - Final head count is due 3 days before your event date.
  • Set-up Instructions for Museum Staff - Final set up instructions for Museum staff are due 1 month prior to your event date.
  • Trash Cans - Trash cans will be provided by the Museum. Large events are required to rent a dumpster.
  • Table Covers - Table covers are required for all Museum tables that are used, including food tables. The Museum does not provide table covers.  You can rent tablecloths from a local rental shop or purchase disposable tablecloths from any retailer.

Where to Find Us:

Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
866 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901

Daily Hours: 

Tues. to Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

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