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Kent County, Delaware


Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St., Dover, (302) 674-2111, ext. 101, (direct line for facility rentals), www.biggsmuseum.org.

A relative newcomer to Delaware’s museum scene, the “Biggs” was established in 1993 to showcase American fine and decorative arts, which were the passion of Sewell C. Biggs. It features not just paintings, but also furniture and silver.

The museum did not push its galleries for weddings in the past due to space limitations, but renovations have expanded options. Still, the Biggs is best for small weddings of up to 75 seated guests, with cocktails served in one gallery before dinner in another. 

The museum’s various items are on view. “Guests can walk through on their own, and we have staff available to answer any questions they may have,” says Beccy Cooper, the education and programs manager. “It’s not your typical venue.”