University and Whist Club Wedding Wilmington, DE

University and Whist Club Wedding 

This historic wedding venue in Delaware is a part of the Titon Mansion.

“I chose the University and Whist Club as my venue because of its charm. It reminds me of a quaint English or Scottish castle. It has a worldly romantic feel to it. I also chose it because it offered a more inclusive package and planning. The event coordinator Margaret Riley is wonderful.”

This University and Whist Club is impressive and inviting. There are lovely spaces for getting ready, a large ballroom and a separate area for mixing and mingling during cocktail hour.

University and Whist Club Wilmington, DE Bride and groom first look at University and Whist Club Wedding bride and groom wedding photos at University and Whist Club Wedding University and Whist Club Wedding wedding photos by Heidi Roland Photography



Wedding Couple Photos at

University and Whist Club Wedding  

The couple did their first look in front of the venue and then continued right into their wedding portraits.

bride looking at flowers at University and Whist Club Wedding



The Wedding Proposal

“Alan proposed almost a year after we had been dating.   After working 12 hours at the hospital, I came home to find Alan and my mother standing in the kitchen with big suspicious smiles on their faces. I didn’t think anything of it and went upstairs to remove my uniform and shower. But, before I could get my uniform fully off, I turned around and there was Alan, on bended knee with a ring. I stood in the bedroom half-dressed in my uniform top and happily said YES! It was PERFECT and beautiful! Apparently, the reason for the suspicious smiles was that Alan had a long conversation with my mother while I was at work and asked for her blessing to marry me.”

That sounds like a lovely proposal!

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Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Photos

Just before the ceremony started we were able to take photos of the bridesmaids and groomsmen as well as the family. Then we headed inside for their sweet exchange of rings and vows.

bridesmaids in orange and groomsmen in blue




University and Whist Club Inside Wedding Ceremony

Their wedding ceremony was supposed to be outside on the venue grounds but was moved inside due to the rain. Their indoor ceremony space offered a dry and cozy room for the couple to exchange their wedding vows as the guests laughed, teared up and cheered them on.

University and Whist Club Wedding ceremony inside bride and groom walking down the aisle at ceremony University and Whist Club Wedding



University and Whist Club Wedding  Reception 

“The theme of our wedding was “Royally Romantic: An international love affair”. Our color palettes were navy blue, copper/ burnt orange, gold, and champagne. My husband is originally from northern England, was in the British Royal Navy, then migrated to Australia, and is now active in the Royal Australian Navy. I am originally from Ghana, West Africa, and came to the United States at the age of 8 and grew up in Bronx New York. In planning the wedding, it was very important to incorporate aspects of our cultural backgrounds. We have guests coming from Australia, U.K, Scotland, the Cayman Islands, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, and Delaware.”


This couple did an amazing job of incorporating and celebrating their families, cultures, and countries on their wedding day.

University and Whist Club Wedding reception signs and details


Reception Decor

This talented and creative bride hand-crafted her wedding decor! Pretty impressive right?! She really went all out and put a lot of time, energy, and dedication into bringing to life her vision. From the centerpieces to the sweetheart table, from the seating cards to the photobooth props she seemed to think of everything.


card table at wedding reception wedding cake and bride and groom entrance into reception in University and Whist Club Wedding



Time to Celebrate!

Once the bride and groom were announced into the reception room, it was time to start the party! There were wonderful speeches, toasts to the couple, parent dances, and lots of dancing to celebrate together.


University and Whist Club Wedding bride and groom first dance bride and groom dancing at wedding reception Wedding reception speeches bride and groom wedding toasts

 guests dancing at University and Whist Club Wedding reception

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University and Whist Club Wedding Vendors

Wedding Venue:  University and Whist Club

805 N Broom St, Wilmington, DE 19806


Caterer: University and Whist Club

Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero

Wedding Dress shop:  Kleinfeld Bridal

Make-up: Chanelmonaebeauty, TommiBeats

Hair:  Chanelmonaebeauty

Rings:  Jared Jewelers

DJ:   VIP DJ Entertainment

Wedding Cake:  Desserts by Dana

Groom’s attire:  Jos A. Banks

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