What kind of tables & chairs do you have?
We have your standard 6 foot rectangle banquet tables & metal chairs to accommodate seating for 128 guests (16 tables & 128 chairs). Seating will be on both sides of the table & 8 people to a table. 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 Dover Rent-all.
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. However, you can clean up from 10-11pm.
How early can we get in to set up?
As early as needed.
Is there WIFI or Internet access?
Due to the metal framing of our Museum, we suggest you bring a "hot spot device" if you NEED internet access for your event.
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 wooden picnic tables, they must be kept inside.
Do you have a podium, microphone & sound system?
We do have a podium. We suggest you bring a hand held Mic if you feel it's needed for your event.
Do you have table covers?
No, but you are required to provide covers for all 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/utility fee of $25 per hour. We do not rent past 10pm. However, you can clean up from 10-11pm.
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?
Checks, Cash or Credit cards.
Do I have to sign anything?
Yes, we have a rental agreement that needs to be signed by both parties. Your guest count is due 3 days before your event and your set up is due when you sign the rental agreement or no later than 30 days before your event.
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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