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Winterthur Common Questions


Do I need to be a Corporate Member to host an event at Winterthur?

Membership in Winterthur's corporate members program, the Winterthur Business Associates, is required to host an event on the Estate. Membership dues start at $1,000 and offer your company a benefits package that includes Winterthur tours for your clients or colleagues, invitations and tickets to events, and rental of select Winterthur facilities for meetings and special events. Click here for more information or call 302.888.4687.

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What meeting spaces does Winterthur have available? How many people can you accommodate?

Galleries Reception Area:
Ceremony Space: 150 people
Cocktail Reception: 250 people
Dinner and Dancing: 80 people
Period Rooms:
Bowers Room: 12 people
Charleston Room: 22 people
Somerset Room: 14 people

Copeland Lecture Hall: 330 people

Visitor Center:
Reception: 400 people
Seated meal: 300 people
Reception with tents: 1,000 people

Rotunda: 75 people

Reflecting Pool:
Ceremony Space: 200 people
Cocktail Reception: 300 people

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What is the rental fee for event facilities at Winterthur? How many hours does this include?

View our facility rental fees and hours.

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Can I host non-corporate private parties at Winterthur?

Yes. You can find more information on non-corporate private parties at

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What time may my event begin?

Evening events may begin after 6:30pm in most facilities. Daytime meetings may occur in the Copeland Lecture Hall, Rotunda, or Period Room Suites throughout the day.

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Who is the caterer at Winterthur?

Restaurant Associates—one of America's leading restaurant groups, which offers fine dining in museums and cultural centers from Boston to Washington, DC.

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What does my membership entitle my company to?

Membership in the Winterthur Business Associates allows your company to take advantage of all that a great American country estate has to offer.

Along with the opportunity to host your events at Winterthur, members receive passes for tours and general admission to the museum and garden, passes to regional events such as Point-to-Point and the Delaware Antiques Show, invitations to special networking events, a discount in our restaurant and shops, and so much more! For a full list of membership benefits and levels, click here.

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How do I renew my membership?

To join or renew your membership in the Winterthur Business Associates, call Isabelle Farrell at 302.888.6130 or email at

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Is any portion of my membership tax-deductible?

Yes. A portion of every membership is tax deductible, or you may waive acceptance of your passes to Winterthur for a fully tax deductible donation.

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What are some nearby hotel accommodations?

From quaint country inns to the luxury of a grand hotel, the Brandywine Valley offers a wide range of lodging and dining opportunities. These sites can help you select the ideal accommodations and restaurants for a memorable visit.

State of Delaware

Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau

Brandywine Valley Bed and Breakfasts

Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Do you provide guided tours for corporate events?

Yes. Tours of Winterthur's period rooms and garden are available, and special tours can be created for your guests to meet their interests. The average daytime tour is 45 minutes. In the evening, tours can be arranged to accommodate the needs of our Winterthur Business Associate members.

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How do I arrange for a group visit?

Contact us by phone at 800.448.3883, 302.888.4600, or by email, or click here for more information

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Where can I find out more information about sponsorship opportunities at Winterthur?

A wide range of sponsorship and entertainment opportunities exist at Winterthur. Click here for a list of sponsorship opportunities.

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