Small Market Meetings

MAY 2017

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May 2017 29 Day LOCATION Dover, Delaware TYPE OF VENUE Off-site, museum CAPACITY 300-plus NEARBY ACCOMMODATIONS Holiday Inn Dover-Downtown CONTACT INFO 302-734-1618 Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village Although the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village does not offer catering for groups or events, meetings guests can hire a caterer, cook on-site or bring in their own food to cater events. Guests can use the small kitchen for an extra fee of $50 to gain access to the refrigerator, the The museum provides groups with standard six-foot rectangu- lar banquet tables for seating, eight-foot tables for food and/or beverages, or three food-and- beverage bars that range from 11 to 17 feet. Table covers are required for all tables, including the bar, and guests will need to bring their own chairs unless they want to use the museum's If the event is during business hours, groups can tour the muse- um free of charge. Otherwise, they will need to pay a small fee to allow guests access to the entire museum after hours. The museum offers something for all age groups, but younger visitors enjoy the "mock" milkable cow, Catering Good to now After Events The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village operates nine different meeting spaces ranging from informal to formal venues. The South End of the Great Hall, which holds up to 300 guests, is a Pole Barn without air conditioning, and guests renting the space can add on the Central Hall for extra seating. The South Gallery, for up to 175 guests; the Atrium, for up to 100 guests; and Meeting Spaces the Conference Room, for up to 80 guests all have heating and air conditioning, and the Touch of History Room, for up to 42 guests, and the Church, for up to 80 guests, offer minimal heating and no air conditioning. The out- door Loockerman Landing is a perfect space for outside church weddings, and Blacksmith Green, also outdoors, is in the heart of it all next to the pond. freezer, the sink, the microwave and the stovetop, or they can bring their own barbecue grills or cook camping style in fire pits along the property. Alcohol is not provided, but it is available with a permit from the local Alcohol and Beverage Commission. 120 brown metal folding chairs. Though candles are permitted, they must be secured in candle- holders, and balloons must be secured before entering the building. The museum does not rent past 10 p.m. and offers 134 parking spaces in the main lot, 25 on the tarmac, and another 75 along the fence. Wi-Fi is not available. the year-round chickens that they can feed and, in the late spring, summer and early fall, a miniature pot-belly pig that kids can pet and feed fruits and veg- gies. Kids will also enjoy playing in the Touch of History room, playing horseshoes and pushing a plow through dirt.

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