If you’re planning a Delaware wedding, look no further than these Best of Delaware winners for catering, event space and more.
By Sydney Livingston
Each year, Delaware Today reaches out to readers across the First State to hear which businesses, people and places are the best of the best in Delaware. These catering businesses, bakeries, entertainment, venues and more are the best businesses to help make your Delaware wedding a day to remember.
P.S. Want the full list of Best of Delaware winners in 2023? Find them here.
The Best Delaware Businesses for Catering & Desserts
Best Catering, Downstate
This southern Delaware restaurant group is responsible for many seaside favorites. If you enjoy restaurants like Bluecoast, Matt’s Fish Camp and Catch 54, SoDel might just be the perfect option to cater your wedding. The company’s popular wedding venue, Baywood Weddings and Events, is also an ideal all-inclusive venue with packages for ceremonies, receptions, buffets and more.
Best Catering, Upstate
This repeat Best of Delaware winner offers a highly customizable catering experience for your Delaware wedding. Bachetti Bros’ offerings include cocktail hour stations like a mac & cheese bar, mashed potato bar, and a slider station. Bachetti Bros offers anything from full-service buffet, bar and serving staff to drop-off catering for those who prefer to DIY the celebration.
My Sister’s Fault
Best Bakery, Downstate
This Puerto Rican-inspired bake shop specializes in both sweet and savory offerings. While wedding cakes aren’t something they claim to specialize in, the two sisters have created some beautiful wedding dessert spreads.
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Best Bakery, Upstate
This Newark mainstay is Delaware’s longest-running bakery. If you’re looking for a bakery with experience, look no further than Bing’s, which has been in operation since 1871. Bing’s can offer anything from classic wedding cakes to specialty pastries to create the perfect spread.
Décor, Planning and Preparation
Best Florist, Downstate
This family-owned flower shop is no stranger to beach weddings. Browse Windsor’s list of recommended wedding flowers by color online.
Flowers by Yukie
Best Florist, Upstate
Flowers by Yukie is a repeat Best of Delaware winner for good reason. Yukie’s floral arrangements reflect her love and passion for floral design, as does her mantra: “You might receive these flowers just once in your lifetime, so if I put my name on an arrangement, it has to be special.”
Bad Hair Day
Best Hair Salon, Downstate
Voted by readers as the best hair salon for both men and women in downstate Delaware, this salon is the perfect place to get a pre-wedding cut.
Beauty Bar by Kristina Ruggerio
Best Hair Salon (for men), Upstate
From hair cuts and color to full makeup services, Beauty Bar offers everything you need to look and feel your best.
Ash & Gold Salon
Best Hair Salon (for women), Upstate
Specializing in hair extensions and color, this salon is perfect for brides who want a little extra glam on their big day.
Sayers Jewelers & Gemologists
Best Jeweler, Downstate
Need a ring? The downstate winner for best jeweler has you covered.
Michael Gallagher Jewelers
Best Jeweler, Upstate
If you’re looking for the best jeweler in upstate Delaware, look no further than repeat Best of Delaware winner Michael Gallagher Jewelers.
Best Med Spa, Downstate
Med spas are an underrated wedding prep essential. If you want glowing, picture-perfect skin on your big day, preparation should begin at least several weeks ahead of the wedding. Lewes’s Aesthetic Center is a great option as a repeat Best of Delaware winner.
Mint & Needle Aesthetics Boutique
Best Med Spa, Upstate
This popular upstate med spa is opening its second location in Lewes, making it a convenient option for any Delawarean prepping for a wedding.
Entertainment, Venues and More
The Clubhouse at Baywood
Best Wedding Venue, Downstate
This SoDel Concepts-owned wedding venue offers packages for a variety of needs and budgets. From space rental to full-service ceremony and reception set-up and catering, Baywood offers a customizable wedding experience.
Hotel Du Pont
Best Wedding Venue, Upstate
Hotel Du Pont is the epitome of grandeur in Downtown Wilmington. This classic wedding venue is elegant and full of Gilded Age aesthetics that are picture-perfect.
Addy Sea Historic Oceanfront Inn
These cozy accommodations on the coast are a hot destination for weddings, romantic rendezvous and weekends when you just need to get away. The inn features a parlor, dining room and wraparound veranda where you can relax before or after a day in the sun. For additional privacy, book the guesthouse, which includes four guest rooms and access to a private oceanfront great room and sundeck.
Lower Case Blues
Best Local Musical Artist, Downstate
Since 2003, this local band has been bringing high-energy blues and rock to stages across the region.
Best Local Musical Artist, Upstate
Joey Fulkerson has over 40 years of experience performing in the Delmarva area.
A party isn’t complete without the best live entertainment, and Jelly Roll understands the assignment. This full band brings the heat with performances that get the whole crowd grooving. Don’t be afraid to ask for your favorite songs—the band’s repertoire includes tunes ranging from old-school classics to top 40.