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Ceremony Locations in Wilmington?

I'm starting to chicken out with the Farmhouse... well, not as a reception venue - it's still perfect for that!  But, the backup plan for the ceremony at the Farmhouse is less than fabulous.  So here's my question: are there any good indoor places to hold the ceremony near Wilmington, DE?  Specifically near the Farmhouse (near Route 7 or Route 2?) I've heard of Mount Pleasant Meeting House and drove by it.  It looks okay from the outside, but I've only seen a picture or 2 of the inside.  We are not having a religious ceremony, so any old random church isn't really our cup of tea, but would be considered if it was super convenient to the Farmhouse.I'm just looking for any backup plans that you can offer.  Thanks!!P.S.  Lura... are you having your ceremony at the Farmhouse?  Do you have a backup plan for rain? 

Re: Ceremony Locations in Wilmington?

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    Santorini2011Santorini2011 member
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    edited December 2011
    How about Hockessin Memorial (Fire?) Hall?  It is much better than your typical fire hall and I don't think the dept is attached...
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    edited December 2011
    I would also suggest the Mount Pleasant Meeting House.  You could also check with the Wilmington Friends Society- I believe they have a meeting hall.  Another suggestion, which some may be taken aback by, is to rent out the chapel at one of the cemetaries around here- for example, All Saints is right there on Kirkwood Hwy, and had a very nice chapel on its grounds.  Depending on how desperate you are, it might be worth looking into.Problem with any other type of hall is you are going to end up paying alot- most of them don't let you just book for the ceremony, they require you to book for the reception as well.  So what will most likely happen is you will end up paying for 2 receptions, when you only need one space for the ceremony and one for the reception.I would encourage you to look into churches in this area- most protestant churches allow visitors and non members to be married there, for a fee.  For example, my church, St. Philip's Lutheran on Kirkwood Hwy, allows non members to be married there for a site fee of $200, and an officiant fee of $200.  There are other churches in the Pike Creek area that I am sure would be willing to work with you.  And since most Protestant churches have a very simple ceremony that does not last long (at max 20 minutes), you may be okay with the non denominational thing.The problem I think you will run into is that there are not many "ceremony locations" convienent to the Farmhouse.  I have lived in Pike Creek my whole life, and know the area very well.
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    edited December 2011
    PS- here is the website for Mount Pleasant Meeting House, in case you don't have it.[url]<a href="http://www.destateparks.com/park/bellevue/mount-pleasant.asp" rel='nofollow'>http://www.destateparks.com/park/bellevue/mount-pleasant.asp</a>[/url]
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    lmicoluccilmicolucci member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm having my ceremony at the farmhouse and in the case of imclement weather, it'll be heald inside, adn people can sit at their tables.  I'm not too worried about it. 
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