Right on the edge of Wilmington, our northern campus offers gracious meeting spaces filled with historic character. A favorite for small meetings, special occasions, social gatherings, and weddings.

Goodstay Conference Center
Classic Brandywine charm

Goodstay is a favorite venue for small meetings, association gatherings, and social events. Our intimate meeting and dining rooms, the Gold Room and Grand Ballroom have all been meticulously restored to preserve the spirit of the 18th century. Roses and lilies border the seasonal patio shaded by grand old trees. Walking paths offer our guests a refreshing stroll among the gardens.

Arsht Hall
Goodstay’s contemporary companion

Bright and comfortable, Arsht Hall meets today’s business needs. With 17,000 square feet of meeting space, satellite connections for video conferencing, Wifi, plus complete catering and personalized planning services, this modern venue is well-suited for training seminars, workshops, and social gatherings.

Every event is given personal attention.

Our personal event managers will work one-on-one with you to:

  • Strategize your objectives
  • Select the right space for your meeting or event
  • Handle all the details from start to finish
  • Guide you every step of the way
  • Keep your budget in mind

View Seating Capacity

Great spaces for intimate gatherings – view our seating capacity charts.

View Floor Plans

Move comfortably about – view floor plans and room dimensions

View Catering Menu

Top-notch full catering – view our extensive menu

Weddings at Goodstay

Simply Perfect.

From its 18th Century stone mansion to its Tudor gardens and everything in between, Goodstay makes a perfect backdrop for a classic wedding.

Intimate dining rooms are filled with warmth and golden light. Winding paths take guests to rose gardens and ponds offering picturesque moments. Grand old trees watch over a flagstone patio. Once you visit the property you’ll understand why it’s so special.

Our Wedding Coordinator will help you realize your vision and assist with all the details, ensuring that your wedding is graceful and worry-free.

Wilmington Campus At-A-Glance

Goodstay: 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting space

Arsht Hall: 17,000 sq. ft. of meeting space

Dedicated event managers
Audiovisual technicians
Business services
High-speed WiFi
Full catering services
Ample free parking
Beautiful grounds including Tudor Gardens

  • 480 sq. ft. Dining Room
  • Outdoor patio dining for small gatherings

Arsht Hall: Spacious lobby area for buffets and receptions

Close to area hotels: Inn at Montchanin, Hotel DuPont, Sheraton Suites
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum and Gardens
Delaware Art Museum
Nemours Mansion
30 minutes from Philadelphia
Event Planning
An Event Manager will work with you from start to finish.

Audio-Visual Services
Everything you could need. View List

Full catering services available.

Ready to get started planning your event?

Contact one of our personal event managers.

University of Delaware Conference Services

Clayton Hall Conference Center
100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark DE  19716
(302) 831-2214

The Virden Center

700 Pilottown Road, Lewes DE  19958
(302) 645-4100