Nestled on five acres of beautiful woods and gardens along the Big Elk Creek, Historic Elk Forge Manor offers the perfect setting for your wedding, special event or meeting. You may choose to have your wedding ceremony under a garden arch; surrounded by woods or roses; or beside an indoor fountain or cozy fire. Our Conservatory, Gathering Barn or gardens offer a unique reception venue for celebrating with family and friends, creating memories to treasure for a lifetime. The Sugar House and the Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast also provides the perfect place for showers, parties, reunions, meetings or conferences. The Conference Room features comfortable seating, flipcharts, whiteboard, and LCD projector. Catered breakfast, lunches, and breaks can be tailored to your group.
Our Wedding Buffet Package is $95 per person and includes:
- Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Crudite Platters
- Domestic and Imported Cheeses w/ Crackers
- Passed Hot & Cold Hors D’oeuvres available ($2.50 - $5 pp)
Salads (choose one)
- Caesar, Field Green, Wedge or Caprese
Add Choice of Soup for extra $5 per person
Add Intermezzo Sorbet for extra $4 per person
Entrees (choose two)
- Baked Salmon, Mahi Mahi or Tilapia
- Baked Ham
- Pork Loin Medallions
- Roast Turkey Breast with Dressing
- Roast Top Round of Beef
- Prime Rib of Beef (add $4 per person)
- Italian, Swedish or Hawaiian Meatballs
- Chicken Cordon Bleu or Kiev
- Creamy Chicken Alfredo
- Chicken Coq au Vin or Chicken Marsala
- Chicken Wellington
- Chicken or Shrimp Scampi
- Baked Ziti or Stuffed Shells
- Pasta Primavera
- Mushroom or Butternut Ravioli
- Lobster Ravioli (add $3 per person)
- Maryland Crab Cakes (add $4 per person)
Side Dishes (choose 2)
- Seasonal vegetables, Roasted Red Potatoes, or Rice Pilaf
Fresh Rolls and Butter
We offer a selection of beverage packages for your reception.
The attachment provides more information about space rentals available for wedding ceremony and receptions.
Terms and Conditions
$500 charge for weddings under 50 guests. Please contact us for terms and conditions.
Fixed Board Room
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Fixed Board Room
Conference Room with seating up to 20 people. Includes whiteboard, chairs, tables, projector and more.
Credit Cards Accepted:
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Debit Cards
Facility Location Setting:
Nestled on five acres of beautiful woods and gardens along the Big Elk Creek, Historic Elk Forge Manor offers a truly romantic setting for your day of dreams. Elk Forge also has meeting and conference facilities, as well as 14 rooms for overnight stays.
Max Number of People for an Event:
Nearest Overnight Accommodations:
Less than 1 mile
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Hilton Wilmington/Christiana has won the prestigious Couples' Choice Award from Weddingwire.com in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Once you see our stellar service in action, you'll know why we were chosen for this award for three years in a row. In addition, we have won best reception venue in northern Delaware by Delaware Today readers, and Best Hotel by NorthDelaWHERE Happening.
SOCIAL EVENTS AND MEETINGS
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MAGICAL BARN WEDDINGS
The barn, built in 1844, is framed with massive hand hewn beams, secured with wooden pegs. The barn will be well decorated with an eclectic assortment of antiques, original oil paintings, stained glass and seasonal floral decorations; our goal is that our 'decorating budget' will eliminate the need to include any 'decorating expense' in your budget. The description of Spring Hill Manor used most frequently by Brides and guests is, "Magical".
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The following 'list' may help you to quickly fill your own 'check off list' and aid you in choosing (or eliminating) our venue from your "short list";
*The entire wedding day is devoted to ONLY your wedding.
*The 'window' for your celebration is 12:00 Noon to 12:00 Midnight.
*A planned outdoor ceremony can easily ‘transition’ to an indoor wedding.
*The venue is NOT ‘Tied’ to other venders i.e. YOU choose your caterer.
*The Barn is an authentic historic barn – not a commercial reproduction.
*The opportunities for spectacular wedding photos at Spring Hill are unmatched.
*Most areas of the venue are handicap accessible.
*You are NOT responsible for 'clean up'.
*The wedding experience at Spring Hill is ‘outside of the box’.
*The venue is completely decorated (save your decorating budget).
Planning your wedding can be overwhelming, but taking the time to choose the right venue, caterer, photographer, DJ, and other vendors will help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Consider these tips as you begin your search and learn from the experiences of other brides. Read More