What kind of tables & chairs do you have?
We have your standard 6 foot rectangle banquet
tables & metal chairs to accommodate seating
for 125 guests. If you are having more guests you
can rent extra tables & chairs or if you prefer round
tables, you can rent them from any rental place like
Do I have to use a specific caterer?
You can bring your own food or hire a caterer of
your choice. We do have a list of caterers that have
catered here before but you are not limited to use
one of them. If you decide to rent here, we can send
you the list. We do not cater events.
Are there discounts for renting multiple rooms?
Yes, please email for a quote.
How late do you rent?
We don’t rent past 10pm.
How early can we get in to set up?
As early as you want.
Is there WIFI?
Yes, WiFi is available throught most of the main building with the exception of the South Gallery
Do you have a screen for presentations?
Only in the meeting/conference room. You can
use the wall as a screen in the South Gallery. For
any other rooms you will have to bring your own.
Do you have a kitchen?
If you want access to our small kitchen that is an
extra flate fee of $50. It has a refrigerator, freezer, sink,
microwave and stove top. You can’t cook your
entire meal here but it’s handy when serving up the
meal. If you are hiring a caterer they shouldn’t need
access to the kitchen. They are usually self-sufficient
and come with everything they need.
Can we serve alcohol?
If you are going to charge for alcohol you will need
a Gathering Permit. You will have to contact:
Office of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner
Carvel State Office Building
820 French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
You do NOT need a gathering permit if you are not
charging for alcohol. We do have a small bar that
you can use for an additional charge of $25.
Can I decorate?
Yes, be as creative as you want. However, helium
balloons need to be securely attached to weights.
We have high ceilings and if one gets free and
starts to fall in the middle of the night it will set off
our security system. No holes or sticky tape on walls.
Can the picnic tables be moved outside?
Unfortunately, no. To preserve the life of the picnic tables, they must be kept inside.
Do you have a podium, microphone &
We do have a podium. Many of our room are too small for a sound system.
Do you have table covers?
No, but they are required if using our tables. The throw away kind are fine.
Are there any additional fees?
If your event starts or ends outside normal hours of
operation (Tues – Sat 10am-3pm), there is an
additional staffing fee of $25 per hour. We do not
rent past 10pm.
Will my guests be able to tour the Museum?
If your event is during Museum business hours, yes for FREE!
If the Museum is closed, you will only have access to the room(s) you rented.
Tour guides may be available for an additional fee. Fees are listed on our website.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Credit card, checks & cash.
Do I have to sign anything?
Yes, we have a rental agreement that needs to be
signed by both parties.
How much money do I need to put down?
We require a $50 NON REFUNDABLE deposit to
hold your date & time. It does get deducted from
your total rental cost. If you need to re-schedule your
event, your deposit will transfer.
Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
866 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
Tues. to Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday
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